Tournois Live 2

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Prize Pool $1,948,925
Players 209

Info Niveau

Niveau 30
Limites 300,000 / 600,000
Ante 0

Info Joueurs - Jour 4

Joueurs Survivants 1
Entrants 5

Highlights

Highlights

Event #44: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
Jour 4 terminé

Andrew Yeh triomphe sur le H.O.R.S.E. Championship (487,129$), Craig Chait runner-up

zedmaster84 • Niveau 30: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante
Andrew Yeh
Andrew Yeh

It was no sprint to the finish line for the latest gold bracelet winner of the 2022 WSOP in its new home at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas, as Andrew Yeh had to wait until the early morning hours in the Bally's Event Center before he lifted live poker's most elusive prize into the PokerGO live stream cameras.

Out of a field of 209 entries in the Event #44: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship, mixed cash game player Yeh defeated Craig Chait in heads-up as the duo divided the biggest portion of the $1,948,925 prize pool. Yeh became part of live poker's elite company and took home the top prize of $487,129 while Chait had to settle for a consolation prize of $301,068.

The fact that Yeh and Chait ended up in the heads-up encounter seemed unlikely at times with Yeh being down to two big bets on the last five tables. Chait had a single chip more than the starting stack of 60,000 on the three table redraw and he joked during the unofficial final table in the previous night that his victory as an "amateur" would spark a new boom for mixed games on the live poker circuit.

Throughout the day, all contenders were jockeying for their positions but Yeh remained near the top of the leaderboard and even pulled into a commanding lead with three players remaining. However, it wasn't a smooth ride thereafter as the lead changed numerous times.

It was also redemption for Yeh as he came agonisingly close to the maiden gold bracelet during the 2021 WSOP at the Rio All-Site Hotel & Casino as he finished third place for $143,988 in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship. Yeh's close call back then came up short when “Ari [Engel] kicked my ass”, which the winner admitted with a smile on the face. The four-card split pot variant is definitely the preferred one in the rotation and he quite fittingly finished it despite getting it in with aces and kings.

Three of the final five players already had one WSOP gold bracelet to their name but John Racener, Bryce Yockey, and Philip Long all missed out on the opportunity to double their tally on what turned out to be a long night at the poker tables. Yockey even managed to finish in fourth place in this very event in back-to-back years.

Final Table Result Event #44: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in USD)
1Andrew YehUnited States$487,129
2Craig ChaitUnited States$301,068
3Philip LongUnited Kingdom$209,424
4Bryce YockeyUnited States$148,896
5John RacenerUnited States$108,253
6Paul SokoloffUnited Kingdom$80,523
7Mike GorodinskyUnited States$61,314
8Eric WassersonUnited States$47,819

The winner quotes and a recap of today's action are to follow.

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Craig Chait Eliminated in 2nd Place ($301,068)

• Niveau 30: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante
Craig Chait
Craig Chait

Omaha Hi-Lo

Craig Chait raised the button to 600,000. Andrew Yeh raised from out of position and both players got their stacks in the middle

Craig Chait: {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{7-Spades}{3-Hearts}
Andrew Yeh: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

Up against a monster, Chait's tournament life was again at risk.

The flop came out {3-Spades}{10-Clubs}{5-Clubs}. Chait hit a pair and a back door low draw.

The {4-Hearts} hit the turn, bringing in the low possibility and giving Chait a gutshot to a straight.

The final card of the tournament was the {5-Diamonds}, giving Yeh aces up and eliminating Chait in second place.

Andrew Yeh us
Andrew Yeh
us 12,540,000 1,040,000
Craig Chait us
Craig Chait
us Eliminé

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River Saves Chait, He Doubles

• Niveau 30: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante

Omaha Hi-Lo

Andrew Yeh raised the button with {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{4-Spades}{3-Spades}. Craig Chait called it off for his remaining 235,000 with {9-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Clubs}

The flop came out {5-Spades}{6-Spades}{j-Diamonds}, giving Yeh a straight flush draw and a low draw for Chait. The turn {6-Clubs} was no help.

The river landed the {9-Hearts} to save Chait and keep the tournament going on.

Andrew Yeh us
Andrew Yeh
us 11,500,000
Craig Chait us
Craig Chait
us 1,050,000

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Yeh Wins a Big One, Chait Left With Little

• Niveau 30: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante

Craig Chait limped the button with {a-Hearts}{8-Clubs} before Andrew Yeh raised with {k-Spades}{j-Spades}.

The flop came all low cards when the {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} showed up. Yeh bet and Chait made the call with his ace high.

Yeh drilled the {j-Hearts} on the turn to give him top pair and bet. Chait picked up the nut-flush draw and made the call, leaving two big bets beind.

A blank {7-Spades} hit the river and Yeh fired the final bet. Chait let his cards go and left himself with less than two big bets behind.

Andrew Yeh us
Andrew Yeh
us 11,575,000 2,350,000
Craig Chait us
Craig Chait
us 975,000 -2,350,000

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Yeh Drills a Straight and Takes a Big Lead

• Niveau 30: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante

Stud Hi-Lo

Andrew Yeh: {10-Hearts}{9-Hearts}/{j-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}/{7-Diamonds}
Craig Chait: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}/{9-Spades}{4-Spades}{a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}/{5-Diamonds}

Andrew Yeh completed with his three-to-a-straight flush hand. Craig Chait called with wired kings.

Yeh picked up an open-ender on fourth and bet again, Chait called again.

On fifth street, Yeh bet once more when both players hit an ace.

Sixth street gave both players a pair, which meant Chait had kings up. Chait led with a bet and Yeh made the call with a lot of potential going into seventh.

Yeh caught the beautiful seven on the river to give him the jack-high straight. Chait bet his two pair. Yeh thought for a bit before just calling.

Chait was surprised to see such a strong hand as Yeh scooped the pot.

Andrew Yeh us
Andrew Yeh
us 9,225,000 2,925,000
Craig Chait us
Craig Chait
us 3,325,000 -2,925,000

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Niveau: 30

Limit Blinds: 150,000/300,000 Ante: 75,000
Stud Blinds: 100,000/300,000 Ante: 75,000
Limits: 300,000-600,000

Break Time

• Niveau 29: 250,000-500,000, 0 ante

Players are on another 10-minute break as heads-up play continues on.

Chait Pairs His Cards "So Much"

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Andrew Yeh: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}/{2-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} - folded sixth street
Craig Chait: {q-Hearts}{10-Spades}/{j-Spades}{k-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}

Andrew Yeh brought it in with tens in the hole. Craig Chait completed showing a jack and Yeh called.

Chait picked up a very connecting king of spades on fourth and bet again, Yeh made the call.

On fifth, the action went check-check. Chait made open jacks on sixth and bet.

"You pair your cards so much," noted Yeh, before eventually folding.

Stacks once again evened out after Chait raked the pot.

Andrew Yeh us
Andrew Yeh
us 6,300,000 -1,975,000
Craig Chait us
Craig Chait
us 6,250,000 1,975,000

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Yeh Makes a Two-Way Hand to Run Down Aces

• Niveau 29: 250,000-500,000, 0 ante

Omaha Hi-Lo

Craig Chait limped the button with {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{7-Hearts}. Andrew Yeh raised with {a-Spades}{8-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{3-Spades}, and Chait called.

The flop came {2-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} and Yeh continued with a bet, which Chait promptly called.

The turn was the {9-Hearts} and Yeh bet again with a low draw and gutshot straight draw. Chait raised the turn as the low didn't come in. Yeh called.

The gin {7-Spades} hit the river for Yeh who bet the final street. Chait called with two pair to see the bad news as Yeh scooped it all.

Andrew Yeh us
Andrew Yeh
us 8,275,000 1,200,000
Craig Chait us
Craig Chait
us 4,275,000 -1,200,000

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