Event #37: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship


• Level 16


Daniel Alaei: (X)(X) / {k-}{7-}{10-}
Jimmy Fricke: (X)(X) / {9-}{8-}{10-}{5-} / (X)
Andrey Zaichenko: (X)(X) / {4-}{k-}{5-}{8-} / (X)

Daniel Alaei had the bring in, and Jimmy Fricke called with a nine. Andrey Zaichenko completed with a four showing, and both Alaei and Fricke called. Fricke bet fourth when Zaichenko caught a king, and everyone called. Zaichenko took over the betting after Fricke checked on fifth. Alaie got out of the way, and Fricke called. He check-called again on sixth, and checked one more time after the last cards were dealt. This time when Zaichenko bet, Fricke check-raised him. Zaichenko paid to see Fricke's {8-}{5-}{4-}{2-}{a-}. With {6-}{3-} in the hole, Zaichenko caught a {10-} on seventh and was stuck with a second-best {8-}{6-}{5-}{4-}{3-}.

Fricke stacked 250,000, dropping Zaichenko to 200,000.

Tags: Jimmy FrickeyAndrey ZaichenkoDaniel Alaei

Allemann Crippled by Wong

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With the board reading {7-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} both Anton Allemann and Fu Wong committed four bets as the {8-Hearts} completed the board on the river.

Allemann bet and Wong called with his {A-Hearts}{7-Hearts} to best the pocket kings of Allemann.

As Wong moves to 300,000, Allemann slips to just 5,000 in chips.

Tags: Anton AllemannFu Wong

Some Facts on the WSOP

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2011 WSOP Bracelets
2011 WSOP Bracelets

Some Facts on the WSOP

  • $1,228,375,121—total prize money awarded
  • $8,944,310—Amount Jonathan Duhamel won for winning the 2010 Main Event
  • 525,000- # of individual poker chips deployed to run the WSOP each year
  • 420,834- # of entrants that have competed in the WSOP
  • 50,792- # of total entrants to compete in the WSOP Main Event
  • $50,000—Highest buy-in for a WSOP bracelet event in 2011
  • 41,417- # of entrants that have cashed
  • 7,318- # of people Jonathan Duhamel beat in 2010 to become champion.
  • 1970—Year that the first WSOP was held at Binion’s Horseshoe in Las Vegas
  • 893- # of WSOP Gold Bracelet winners [WSOP classifies all past winners as Bracelet winners]
  • 888- # of Official WSOP events [5 Mixed Double events had 2 winners, but were 1 event]
  • 858- # of gold bracelets awarded [In 1974, the Main Event winner received a bracelet. 1975 became the first year all event winners received a gold bracelet. In 1982, gold watches were awarded to the 15 winners instead].
  • $500—Smallest buy-in for a WSOP bracelet event in 2011 [Employee’s Event]
  • 193- # of millionaires created by the WSOP.
  • 117- # of nations represented at the 2010 WSOP [82 nations competed in Winter Olympics]
  • 97- Age of Jack Ury in 2010, the oldest player ever to compete in a WSOP event.
  • 40- # of cameras ESPN uses to cover WSOP [FOX used 32 to cover Super Bowl XLIV]
  • 21 years, 11 months, 22 days—Age of Joe Cada [Youngest Main Event Champion in history]
  • 11- # of people Moss beat in 1970 to become champion [by vote of his peers]
  • $0—Amount Johnny Moss won for winning 1970 Main Event [won a silver cup]
  • 1- # of countries represented at the 1970 WSOP

These facts and statistics have been provided to us by the WSOP media guide.

Chip Counts from 279 and 280

Joe Cassidy 350,000 50,000
Tommy Hang 320,000 20,000
Frankie O'Dell 310,000 180,000
Fu Wong 290,000 135,000
Sam Silverman 210,000 -15,000
Tom McCormick 160,000 10,000
Kyle Loman 150,000 90,000
Robert Williamson III 150,000 -5,000
Daniel Ospina 135,000 -60,000
Anton Allemann 110,000 -20,000
Eugene Katchalov 80,000 -55,000
Yuval Bronshtein 70,000 -10,000
Doyle Brunson 45,000
John Juanda 12,000 -78,000

O'Dell Wheelin' and Dealin'

• Level 16


Frankie O'Dell, Fabrizio Gonzales, and John Juanda tangled in a huge Stud-8 pot. O'Dell caught a five on seventh to round out his wheel. That was enough to scoop and send Gonzales packing. Juanda was left with 12,000 after the hand while O'Dell raked in enough to build to 310,000.

Tags: Frankie O'DellFabrizio GonzalesJohn Juanda

Chip Counts from Table 277 and 278

Matthew Ashton 310,000 50,000
Ram Vaswani 290,000 -25,000
Andrey Zaichenko 250,000 -70,000
Chau Giang 210,000 21,000
Jimmy Fricke 200,000 35,000
Daniel Alaei 180,000 -40,000
Erik Sagstrom 180,000 25,000
Chris Tryba 110,000 -15,000
Max Pescatori 95,000 48,000
Jacobo Fernandez 85,000 -15,000
Victor Ramdin 80,000 -115,000
Matt Grapenthien 70,000 -5,000
Felipe Ramos 70,000 10,000
David Benyamine 70,000 -10,000
Mike DeGilio 40,000 1,000
Michele Limongi 35,000 -25,000

Chip Counts from Table 275 and 276

Fabrice Soulier 285,000 -25,000
Michael Binger 225,000 -5,000
Shawn Buchanan 205,000 20,000
Tom Dwan 200,000 -135,000
Brett Richey 195,000 -35,000
John Monnette 180,000 5,000
Viacheslav Zhukov 180,000 60,000
Huck Seed 120,000 -20,000
Chris Klodnicki 110,000 -5,000
Matt Hawrilenko 105,000 -5,000
Pawel Andrzejewski 95,000 65,000
Sergey Rybachenko 95,000 60,000
Jason Stern 80,000
Timothy Finne 50,000
David Oppenheim 40,000 25,000

Negreanu's Rough Series Continues

• Level 16
Daniel Negreanu - gone
Daniel Negreanu - gone


Daniel Negreanu raised on the button, and Chris Klodnicki defended his big blind. Klodnicki checked the {10-Clubs}{8-Spades}{2-Hearts} flop to Negreanu, who bet while almost singing, "betting, betting, betting." Klodnicki called to see the {j-Diamonds} turn and checked again. This time when Negreanu bet, Klodnicki raised. Uhoh.

"Ahhh, why, why, why?!?" Negreanu moaned. "I hate poker sometimes!" He kept talking to himself while playing with the few chips he had left. "Wait a minute. Wait a minute. You don't have to have all that straight stuff yet." Negreanu finally put all his chips in the middle, raising for less than a full bet. Klodnicki called, and Negreanu was right. He didn't have a straight. Klodnicki was still in the lead with {j-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{3-Hearts} for two pair and the best low draw.

"At least I still have outs," Negreanu said, asking the dealer to make the river a good one for his {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{3-Clubs}. He needed a king, ten, or deuce for the high half or a four for the low. Instead the {a-Diamonds} on the river gave the whole pot to Klodnicki. Negreanu tapped the table and rushed off to his stack in the $2,500 PLO/PLH event across the hall.

Tags: Daniel NegreanuChris Klodnicki

Perfect River For Vaswani

Ram Vaswani raised on the button preflop and was re-raised by Eric Conti in the small blind. Vaswani called and the two saw a flop.

The flop came {3-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{2-Clubs} Conti bet, Vaswani raised, and Conti called.

The turn came {6-Diamonds} Conti bet, Vaswani raised, and Conti re-raised all in with Vaswani calling.

Vaswani: {j-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}
Conti: {a-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{2-Spades}

The river came {5-Hearts} which gave Vaswani a six high straight and the nut low to scoop the pot and send Conti to the rail. After the hand, Vaswani is up to 315,000 and is sitting near the top of our chip counts

Ram Vaswani 315,000 150,000
Eric Conti Busted

Tags: Eric ContiRam Vaswani