Tournois Live 1
Event #32: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
Jours
123

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $1,031,955
Players 773

Info Niveau

Niveau 35
Limites 300,000 / 600,000
Ante 0

Info Joueurs - Jour 3

Joueurs Survivants 1
Entrants 22

Highlights

Highlights

Event #32: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
Jour 3 terminé

Steven Albini champion du H.O.R.S.E pour son 2e Bracelet

• Niveau 35: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante
Steven Albini
Steven Albini

Steven Albini has worked with some of the biggest names in music in his job as a recording engineer. Now his name is on the list of multiple World Series of Poker bracelet winners after taking down Event #32: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E for $196,089.

Albini beat a field of 773 players full of professionals and mixed game specialists. But he’s not a pro himself. He owns his own recording studio in Chicago and has produced albums for the likes of Nirvana and Jimmy Page.

Poker is just a hobby for Albini, albeit one he takes seriously. “Everything in my life comes in pieces, in parts. Poker is one part of my life,” he said after his win.

“So when I’m playing poker, I try to commit to it. I try to take it seriously. I try to make sure I devote the attention to it that it deserves as an occupation. But it’s only part of my year. I only play tournaments at the World Series of Poker. I play cash games informally in Chicago. It’s a part of my livelihood, but it’s not my profession.”

Albini’s first bracelet came in a Seven Card Stud event in 2018. Not even he could believe that he’s now topped two fields of poker’s best.

“The first one felt like a fluke. This one also felt like a fluke. I was all in a million times in this tournament,” he said.

“In the Stud tournament, the bracelet that I won in 2018, I was never all in in that tournament. I was never short of chips. But it still felt like I kind of fluked it because I beat a table full of really great players that I didn’t expect to beat. This time it felt like a fluke because I was so short on chips so often, and I kept getting all in, and I kept surviving."

Action of The Day

It took under three hours today to reach the final table. Adrian Panocki (22th) did not resist too long, and he was followed by Jamie McCarrell (21st), Ziya Rahim (20th), Michael Estes (19th), Danny Chang (18th), Jason Bigelow (17th) and Steven Loube (16th).

The last two women in the tournament were then simultaneously released, with Shirley Rosario (15th) and Michelle Roth (14th) eliminated before the last two tables. Then, it was the last European player in the field, Maurizio Melara, who finished in 13th place.

Murilo Figueredo (12th), Robin Mighmire (11th) and John Fahmy (10th) fell at the gates of final table.

The Final table lasted for around 9 hours, but it was not that long for David Williams, as the WSOP champion finished in 9th.

Kyle Loman started this final table with the chip lead, but Albini quickly caught up with him to take the lead. Then, it was Tamon Nakamura who scored an 8th place finish for the fourth time during this summer's series. Eddy Vataru, shortstack for a long time, finally finished in 7th position, the best result of his career. In the battle of the short stacks, Peter Brownstein did his best to find 6th place on his fourth WSOP final table appearance.

While Albini was still cruising, Loman took 5th place for his second final table on this event, followed by Richard Bai, in 4th position. The 2019 WSOP Circuit winner busted just after the dinner break.

During this three-handed battle, Jason Daly was chip leader for a long period, but Albini never gave up and managed to come back little by little until Daly's moment in the spotlight passed once and for all.

Daly took the 3rd spot for his second-best career result, while James Morgan was finally too handicapped by his short stack to come back and fight for the bracelet, and he finished runner-up.

Event #32: H.O.R.S.E Final Table results

PlacePlayerCountryEarnings 
1Steven AlbiniUnited States$196,089 
2James MorganCanada$121,195 
3Jason DalyUnited States$85,943 
4Richard BaiUnited States$61,862 
5Kyle LomanUnited States$45,209 
6Peter BrownsteinUnited States$33,552 
7Eddy VataruUnited States$25,294 
8Tamon NakamuraJapan$19,373 

Albini was supported on the final table rail by Brandon Shack-Harris. It was Shack-Harris who gave Albini an idea that played a part in the entire final table: the golden bell.

“Brandon Shack-Harris got an ornate hotel bell that he would ding at the table when he was going to check. I thought it was really charming and he brought it here so the rail could ding when I won a pot," Albini explained.

"It got irritating to some of the other players, so I brought it to the table so anyone who wanted to could celebrate by ringing the bell."

The bell tolled for the other seven players at the final table today.

That concludes PokerNews' coverage of Event 32. Stay tuned throughout the 2022 WSOP for all the action.

Tags: David WilliamsEddy VataruJames MorganJason DalyKyle LomanPeter BrownsteinRichard BaiSteven AlbiniTamon Nakamura

James Morgan Eliminated in 2nd Place ($121,195)

• Niveau 35: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante
James Morgan
James Morgan

Stud 8 or Better

James Morgan: {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}
Steven Albini: {j-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}

After winning three hands in Seven Card Stud, Steven Albini just finished off his opponent in a hand Stud 8 or Better. Albini wound up making a club flush to win that tournament.

Morgan wound up finishing in second place and had to settle for $121,195 as a consolation prize.

Stay turned for a full recap of Event #32!

Steven Albini us
Steven Albini
us 19,325,000 5,000,000
James Morgan ca
James Morgan
ca Eliminé

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Morgan Draws Closer

• Niveau 35: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante

Seven Card Stud

James Morgan: {x-}{x-}/{10-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{7-Spades}{5-Clubs}/{x-}
Steven Albini: {x-}{x-}/{4-Spades}{3-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{10-Spades}/{x-}

Steven Albini completed before James Morgan raised. Albini called, then called bets on fourth, fifth, and sixth streets.

Morgan bet out again on seventh street and Albini quickly folded.

Steven Albini us
Steven Albini
us 14,325,000 -2,800,000
James Morgan ca
James Morgan
ca 5,000,000 2,800,000

Tags: James MorganSteven Albini

Morgan Doubles Twice

• Niveau 35: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante

Razz

James Morgan: {2-}{3-}{j-}{7-}{5-}{7-}{4-}
Steven Albini: {4-}{6-}{2-}{2-}{10-}{k-}{10-}

James Morgan was all in for his last 575,000 on third street as he and Steven Albini shook hands and wished each other good luck.

Morgan wound up with 7-5-4-3-2 to win the pot and survive.

The next hand, Morgan was all in again on fifth street.

James Morgan: {8-}{3-}{10-}{a-}{9-}{8-}{9-}
Steven Albini: {6-}{k-}{10-}{a-}{5-}{j-}{q-}

Morgan had the best hand again, with 10-9-8-3-A and doubled up for the second consecutive hand.

Steven Albini us
Steven Albini
us 17,125,000 -1,200,000
James Morgan ca
James Morgan
ca 2,200,000 1,200,000

Tags: James MorganSteven Albini

Albini on the Brink

• Niveau 35: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante

Razz

Steven Albini: {x-}{x-}/{8-}{q-}{6-}{6-}/{x-}
James Morgan: {x-}{x-}/{7-}{k-}{q-}{8-}/{x-}

On fifth street, Steven Albini bet and James Morgan called. Morgan led out on sixth and Albini called.

Morgan slowed down and checked on seventh, allowing Albini to put out a bet. Morgan once again began muttering to himself before announcing a call.

"Nine low," Albini announced, turning over {5-}{9-}{2-}.

"That's good," Morgan said as he mucked.

Steven Albini us
Steven Albini
us 18,325,000 4,725,000
James Morgan ca
James Morgan
ca 1,000,000 -4,725,000

Tags: Steven AlbiniJames Morgan

Morgan Scoops First Big Pot of Heads-Up

• Niveau 35: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante

Omaha 8 or Better

James Morgan limped, then called a raise from Steven Albini.

The flop came {10-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} and Albini bet. Morgan called, then both players checked the {3-Clubs} turn.

Albini checked again on the {a-Hearts} river and Morgan bet. Albini quickly called as Morgan showed {j-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{4-Spades}{2-Clubs} for a flush and a low to scoop the pot.

Steven Albini us
Steven Albini
us 13,600,000 -2,625,000
James Morgan ca
James Morgan
ca 5,725,000 2,625,000

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Jason Daly Eliminated in 3rd Place ($85,943)

• Niveau 35: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante
Jason Daly
Jason Daly

Limit Hold'em

Steven Albini raised from the small blind before Jason Daly re-raised, leaving himself 525,000 behind.

Albini called and they got the rest of Daly's stack in the middle on the {3-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{7-Hearts} flop.

Jason Daly: {k-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}
Steven Albini: {j-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}

Albini had flopped a pair of sevens to take the lead and stayed ahead as the board ran out {4-Hearts}{a-Spades}.

"He flops a pair every hand," a defeated Daly said to his rail as he made his exit in third place.

Albini and James Morgan are now preparing for the start of heads-up play.

Steven Albini us
Steven Albini
us 16,225,000 2,225,000
James Morgan ca
James Morgan
ca 3,100,000 300,000
Jason Daly us
Jason Daly
us Eliminé

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Albini is Now Huge

• Niveau 35: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante

Limit Holdem

From the small blind Steven Albini raised and Jason Daly called from the big.

Then on the {7-Spades}{4-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} flop, Albini bet and Daly raise. Albini called to see the {k-Diamonds} turn.

Albini check-called again to see the {q-Clubs} on the river.

Both players checked and Albini showed {10-Clubs}{6-Spades} for a pair of sixes, which was the winning hand.

"Ouch," said Daly after the hand.

Steven Albini us
Steven Albini
us 14,000,000 2,700,000
Jason Daly us
Jason Daly
us 1,600,000 -1,800,000

Tags: Jason DalySteven Albini

Niveau:
35
Limites:
300,000/600,000
Ante:
0