WSOP 2018
2018 World Series of Poker

Event #27: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
Jour 1 terminé

Deeb Leads After Day 1 of $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship; Mizrachi and Hennigan Among Big Stacks

zedmaster84 • Niveau 10
Shaun Deeb leads After Day 1
Shaun Deeb leads After Day 1

Day 1 of the 2018 World Series of Poker Event #27: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship is in the books and the field of 157 entries has been cut down to 72 hopefuls after ten levels of 60 minutes each. The field has already surpassed the 150 entries of the previous year and the registration remains open until the first cards are dealt on Day 2 on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018, as of 2 p.m. local time.

Leading the field of survivors is two-time WSOP bracelet winner Shaun Deeb with 234,500 followed by Michael McKenna (215,500) and Robert Mizrachi (212,500), while other big stacks and notables at the end of level 10 feature Brock Parker (199,500), Aditya Prasetyo (191,000), Randy Ohel (185,500) and John Hennigan (175,000). Hennigan jumped into the action mid-way through Day 1 after finishing 7th in the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship. "Johnny World" was quickly reduced to a short stack before turning on the heat late on and bagging up a top 10 stack.

A whole host of other former WSOP bracelet winners bagged up above-average stacks in David Benyamine (166,500), James Obst (164,500), Anthony Zinno (162,000), David "Bakes" Baker (159,000), Ian Johns (158,000), Cliff Josephy (142,500), John Monnette (142,000) and Jeff Lisandro (132,500).

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu quickly doubled up his starting stack after taking a seat, but the last two levels of the night weren't as kind to the six-time WSOP bracelet winner. "KidPoker" advanced with a mere 25,500 and will return on Day 2 as one of the shortest stacks. Katja Thater returned to the WSOP tables for the first time since 2013 and made it through with 53,000, while 2016 champion and five-time WSOP bracelet winner Jason Mercier bagged up 79,000.

Many other big names were less fortunate and joined the rail throughout the day including defending champion David Bach and 2017 runner-up Eric Rodawig. John Racener, Nick Schulman, Adam Friedman, Ben Yu, Paul Volpe, Rep Porter, Brandon Shack-Harris, Viacheslav Zhukov and Justin Bonomo also failed to find a bag.

Bonomo's seemingly never-ending win streak in 2018 ended in rather brief fashion, as the now two-time WSOP bracelet winner was quickly reduced to a short stack in level eight after running into the flush of Michael Gathy before bowing out soon after. Zhukov's end came in the penultimate level of the day when he was all in and at risk with four to a flush on fourth street in Seven Card Stud, as three blanks failed to improve the Russian against Randy Ohel and Richard Bai.

All remaining 72 survivors will return to the tables of the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino at 2 p.m. local time and the registration will close once the cards are back in the air with level 11. New additions to the field will receive 50,000 in chips with blinds of 2,000/4,000 in Hold'em and Omaha, while the three Stud games feature a bring-in of 1,000, a completion of 4,000 and limits of 4,000/8,000 upon restart.

Among those expected to jump in are Brian Rast and Mike Wattel, who battled for the title in Event #23: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship until after 2 a.m. local time. Rast emerged as the champion to secure his fourth bracelet and a payday of $259,670. A feature table on the PokerGO live stream will be available as well and the PokerNews live reporting team will be your one-stop shop for all the action from the floor.

Tags: Daniel NegreanuJustin BonomoKatja ThaterMichael McKennaRobert MizrachiShaun DeebViacheslav Zhukov

Day 2 Seating and Chip Counts

KaleGozer • Niveau 10
RoomTableSeatNameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4241Andrey ZhigalovRussia85,00021
Amazon4242Stuart RutterUnited Kingdom26,0007
Amazon4243Randy OhelUnited States185,50046
Amazon4244Cliff JosephyUnited States142,50036
Amazon4246James ObstAustralia164,50041
Amazon4247David "Bakes" BakerUnited States159,00040
Amazon4248Andrew KelsallUnited States187,50047
       
Amazon4252Andrew BarberUnited States99,00025
Amazon4253Owais AhmedUnited States14,0004
Amazon4254Ian JohnsUnited States158,00040
Amazon4255Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom101,50025
Amazon4257Cory ZeidmanUnited States97,00024
Amazon4258Calvin AndersonUnited States15,3004
       
Amazon4261Anthony ZinnoUnited States162,00041
Amazon4263Jean GaspardUnited States173,50043
Amazon4264Daniel NegreanuCanada25,5006
Amazon4265Richard SklarUnited States103,00026
Amazon4266Michael GathyBelgium62,00016
Amazon4267Michael NooriUnited States57,00014
Amazon4268Ismael BojangAustria102,50026
       
Amazon4271Brandon WongUnited States53,50013
Amazon4272Illya TrincherUnited States132,50033
Amazon4274Katherine FleckUnited States118,50030
Amazon4276Frank KasselaUnited States56,00014
Amazon4277Ryan MillerUnited States198,00050
Amazon4278Brock ParkerUnited States199,50050
       
Amazon4281Jared TalaricoUnited States97,00024
Amazon4282Joseph CoudenUnited States75,00019
Amazon4283Jean MonturyFrance50,00013
Amazon4284Scott BohlmanUnited States56,50014
Amazon4285Laith SalemUnited States169,00042
Amazon4287Marco JohnsonUnited States130,00033
Amazon4288Michael MckennaUnited States215,50054
       
Amazon4291Jean-Robert BellandeUnited States122,50031
Amazon4292Jake SchwartzUnited States74,00019
Amazon4293Matt GlantzUnited States29,0007
Amazon4294Max KruseGermany51,00013
Amazon4295Tony CousineauUnited States54,00014
Amazon4297Robert MizrachiUnited States212,50053
       
Amazon4301John MonnetteUnited States142,00036
Amazon4302Jason MercierUnited States79,00020
Amazon4303Jared BleznickUnited States142,00036
Amazon4304Roland IsraelashviliUnited States80,50020
Amazon4305John HenniganUnited States175,00044
Amazon4307Brian HastingsUnited States26,0007
       
Amazon4311Jeff MadsenUnited States99,50025
Amazon4312Yehuda BuchalterUnited States70,50018
Amazon4313Paul SokoloffCanada28,0007
Amazon4316David BenyamineUnited States166,50042
Amazon4317Shawn BuchananCanada58,50015
Amazon4318Aditya PrasetyoUnited States191,00048
       
Amazon4321Phillip WallaceUnited States52,00013
Amazon4322Karen LongfellowUnited States54,00014
Amazon4323Jeff LisandroAustralia132,50033
Amazon4324David "ODB" BakerUnited States65,00016
Amazon4327Shaun DeebUnited States234,50059
Amazon4328Scott SeiverUnited States25,5006
       
Amazon4331Fabrice SoulierFrance146,00037
Amazon4332Katja ThaterGermany53,00013
Amazon4333Carol FuchsUnited States105,50026
Amazon4334Yuebin GuoUnited States39,00010
Amazon4336Robert CampbellAustralia144,50036
Amazon4337Mark GregorichUnited States139,00035
Amazon4338Suketu PatelUnited Kingdom72,50018
       
Amazon4341Richard BaiUnited States79,00020
Amazon4342Daniel ZackUnited States99,00025
Amazon4343Albert DaherLebanon167,00042
Amazon4344Iraj ParviziUnited Kingdom192,00048
Amazon4345Andrey ZaichenkoRussia96,00024
Amazon4346Scott ColeUnited States167,50042
Amazon4347Michael LauUnited States132,00033
Amazon4348Motohiro KondoJapan41,00010

End-of-Day Chip Counts (complet)

• Niveau 10

A recap of today's action is to follow.

Shaun Deeb us 234,500 54,500
Michael McKenna us 215,500 15,500
Robert Mizrachi us 212,500 12,500
Brock Parker us 199,500 64,500
Ryan Miller us 198,000 73,000
Iraj Parvizi gb 192,000 102,000
Aditya Prasetyo us 191,000 21,000
Andrew Kelsall us 187,500 97,500
Randy Ohel us 185,500 90,500
John Hennigan us 175,000 161,000
Jean Gaspard us 173,500 173,500
Lee Salem us 169,000 169,000
Scott Cole us 167,500
Albert Daher lb 167,000 7,000
David Benyamine fr 166,500 116,500
James Obst au 164,500 4,500
Anthony Zinno us 162,000 22,000
David "Bakes" Baker us 159,000 -11,000
Ian Johns us 158,000 84,000
Fabrice Soulier us 146,000 -19,000
Robert Campbell au 144,500 -55,500
Cliff Josephy us 142,500 -17,500
John Monnette us 142,000 47,000
Jared Bleznick us 142,000 -73,000
Mark Gregorich us 139,000 -51,000

Lire Plus

Late Double for Cousineau

zedmaster84 • Niveau 10
Tony Cousineau
Tony Cousineau

Razz

Tony Cousineau: {X-} {X-} / {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{4-Hearts}
Cliff Josephy: {X-} {X-} / {5-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{7-Spades}

Tony Cousineau had been nursing a short stack for quite some time and eventually got his remaining 7,400 in after fifth street against Cliff Josephy, who had bet fourth street and received a call. Cousineau showed the {8-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and spiked the {9-Spades} on sixth to secure the double, as Josephy's {8-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} received the {5-Hearts} on sixth to pair up and make the seventh street a formality.

Cliff Josephy us 160,000 10,000
Tony Cousineau us 45,000 -10,000

Tags: Cliff JosephyTony Cousineau

McKenna and Montury Chop After a "Bad Six"

zedmaster84 • Niveau 10
Michael McKenna
Michael McKenna

Omaha Hi-Lo

Michael McKenna raised on the button and was called by short stack Jean Montury in the big blind. On the {K-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} flop, Montury checked and called a bet before the {K-Hearts} turn went check, check.

Montury bet the {6-Spades} river and McKenna raised, Montury called and was shown the {A-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} for a low and a straight. Montury had {A-Spades}{6-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{2-Spades} for a full house and chopped it up.

"Bad six," McKenna joked while claiming his portion of the pot.

Michael McKenna us 200,000 83,000
Jean Montury fr 25,000 -25,000

Tags: Jean MonturyMichael McKenna

Late Night Casualties

zedmaster84 • Niveau 10

With some half an hour left on the clock the field size of Day 1 has been cut into half as just 78 players out of 156 entries remain. Jared Bleznick has emerged among the biggest stacks and Cliff Josephy has also increased his stack further to become a possible contender for the overnight spotlight, while Richard Ashby, Per Hildebrand, Eric Kurtzman and Todd Brunson all busted.

Jared Bleznick us 215,000 215,000
David "Bakes" Baker us 170,000 148,000
Albert Daher lb 160,000 65,000
James Obst au 160,000 30,000
Cliff Josephy us 150,000 20,000
Calvin Anderson us 130,000 48,000
Jean-Robert Bellande us 100,000 30,000
Kyle Miaso us 60,000 30,000
Scott Bohlman us 50,000 50,000
Richard Ashby gb Eliminé
Eric Kurtzman us Eliminé
Per Hildebrand se Eliminé
Todd Brunson us Eliminé

Tags: Cliff JosephyEric KurtzmanJared BleznickPer HildebrandRichard AshbyTodd Brunson

Zhigalov and Ahmed Survive

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Seven Card Stud

Mark Gregorich: {X-} {X-} / {7-Spades}{9-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} (folded on sixth street)
Iraj Parvizi: {X-} {X-} / {7-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{J-Clubs} / {X-}
Andrey Zhigalov: {X-} {X-} / {Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{Q-Spades} / {X-}

On sixth street Mark Gregorich had a nine-seven high showing and folded to a bet of Iraj Parvizi, who turned over {9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for a diamond flush draw. Andrey Zhigalov had been awaiting his fate until then and showed {Q-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} for trips queens.

Parvizi hit the {6-Hearts} on seventh, and that locked up the triple up for Zhigalov, who received the meaningless {5-Spades} as final card.

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Robert Mizrachi: {X-} {X-} / {7-Spades}{2-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{3-Spades} / {X-}
Owais Ahmed: {X-} {X-} / {K-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} / {X-}
Jyri Merivirta: {X-} {X-} / {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} / {X-}

One table over, Owais Ahmed was also already all in on sixth street for the last 1,900 and he was called by Jyri Merivirta and Robert Mizrachi. The former checked seventh street and reluctantly called a bet by Mizrachi to get shown the {7-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} for sevens and fives as well as a seventy-six low.

Merivirta had {K-Spades}{8-Clubs}{2-Spades} for eights and fours, while Ahmed had the {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}{A-Spades} for a full house to chip up.

Robert Mizrachi us 200,000 132,000
Mark Gregorich us 190,000 -20,000
Iraj Parvizi gb 90,000 -2,000
Andrey Zhigalov ru 35,000 -25,000
Owais Ahmed us 35,000 35,000
Jyri Merivirta fi 30,000 30,000

Tags: Andrey ZhigalovIraj ParviziJyri MerivirtaMark GregorichOwais AhmedRobert Mizrachi