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2016/17 WSOP Circuit - RIO LAS VEGAS

Thursday, February 23, 2017 to Friday, February 24, 2017

Event #9: $365 HORSE

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  • Buy-in: $365
  • Prizepool: $63,900
  • Entries: 213
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, February 24, 2017 11:17 PM Local Time


Event #9
Buy-In: $300 (+$65)
Total Entries: 213
Prize Pool: $63,900

Kyle Loman celebrates his first gold ring victory with his wife, Jennifer.

LAS VEGAS (February 24, 2017) -- Las Vegas resident Kyle Loman has defeated the 213-player H.O.R.S.E. field to win his first career WSOP Circuit gold ring and the top  prize of $16,617. Loman, a professional poker player, now has 10 career WSOP cashes for just over $140k.

Loman is mainly cash game player who mostly sticks to no-limit hold'em, but enjoys playing the mixed format in tournaments. This wasn't the first time Loman has found success in a mixed-game format tournament. Seven of Loman's 10 WSOP cashes have come in mixed games. His biggest WSOP score to date is a 10th place finish in the 2011 $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship. He won $48,436 for that deep run.

"I really like playing H.O.R.S.E. I feel like I am pretty good at all of the games," said Loman. "I don't think I am amazing at any of the games, but I really enjoy the mix."

Loman thinks that of all the games in the H.O.R.S.E. mix, he has his biggest edge in stud hi-lo eight or better 8. He is originally from the east coast and the split pot games are popular there. He said that he is least comfortable playing stud high and tends play it straightforward.

Loman entered Day 2 of the tournament 12th in chips out of the 24 remaining players. He said that the limits were rising quickly and he knew that just a few hands would determine if he had a really good day or a really bad day.

It turned out to be a really good day for Loman and he ended up defeating Derek Turoff heads-up for the gold ring. The final hand dealt was in limit hold'em. When the final river card hit river, Loman's wife Jennifer, was right there celebrating with him.


Event #9 was the ninth of 13 gold ring events on the WSOP Circuit schedule at the Rio. The $365 H.O.R.S.E. tournament attracted 213 players generating a $63,900 prize pool. The top 24 players were paid.

Day 1 began Thursday at 4 p.m. and lasted 17 and a half levels. Day 2 began Friday at 4 p.m. with 24 players remaining. The tournament ended at about 10:40 p.m.

Final table:

1st: Kyle Loman - $16,617 + Circuit gold ring
2nd: Derek Turoff - $10,274
3rd: Liz Tedder - $7,509
4th: Cliff Ziff - $5,540
5th: Josh Turner - $4,216
6th: Bronson Tucker - $3,103
7th: Rolf Galasen - $2,357
8th: Sandeep Vasudevan - $1,808

Complete results can be found above under the "Results" tab.

Friday, February 24, 2017 10:27 PM Local Time


Kyle Loman (pictured) has just won the H.O.R.S.E. event at the Rio World Series of Poker Circuit. The Las Vegas local bested 213 players in the $365 H.O.R.S.E. tournament to pocket $16,617 and earn his first career WSOP Circuit gold ring. He also earns 50 Casino Championship points for his victory.

A full report on Loman's win will be made available shortly. In the meantime, here's a look at the final table results:

1st: Kyle Loman - $16,617 + Circuit gold ring
2nd: Derek Turoff - $10,274
3rd: Liz Tedder - $7,509
4th: Cliff Ziff - $5,540
5th: Josh Turner - $4,216
6th: Bronson Tucker - $3,103
7th: Rolf Galasen - $2,357
8th: Sandeep Vasudevan - $1,808

Complete results can be found above under the "Results" tab.

Friday, February 24, 2017 7:32 PM Local Time

The H.O.R.S.E. event has reached the unofficial final table of nine players. All remaining players are guaranteed a minimum payout of $1,401. The winner will earn $16,617, a WSOP Circuit gold ring and 50 Casino Championship points.

Unofficial final table seating assignments and chip counts:

Seat 1: Cliff Ziff - 205,000 (6 bb)
Seat 2: Rolf Galasen - 284,000 (9 bb)
Seat 3: Derek Turoff - 353,000 (11 bb)
Seat 4: Liz Tedder - 278,000 (9 bb)
Seat 5: Bronson Tucker - 310,000 (10 bb)
Seat 6: Sandeep Vasudevan - 81,000 (2 bb)
Seat 7: Kyle Loman - 244,000 (8 bb)
Seat 8: Josh Turner - 222,000 (7 bb)
Seat 9: David Navratil - 165,000 (5 bb)
*bb = big bets

- 23 minutes remaining in Level 23: Limits 15,000/30,000

Friday, February 24, 2017 5:07 PM Local Time


Four-time gold bracelet winner and 2006 WSOP Player of the Year, Jeff Madsen, has just been eliminated in the H.O.R.S.E. event in 19th place for $557. Madsen's four bracelets have come in four different forms of poker. He has a bracelet in No-Limit Hold'em, No-Limit Hold'em Six Max, Pot-Limit Omaha, and Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better.

At 16 players remaining the the tournament staff will conduct the two-table redraw. Then the unofficial final table will be drawn with nine players left.

Friday, February 24, 2017 4:13 PM Local Time
Day 2 is now underway of the H.O.R.S.E. event. The 24 remaining players are all in the money and guaranteed a minimum payout of $557.
Friday, February 24, 2017 2:42 PM Local Time
The Day 2 restart of the H.O.R.S.E. tournament has been delayed again. The new restart time is 4 p.m.
Friday, February 24, 2017 1:47 PM Local Time
The Day 2 restart of the H.O.R.S.E. event has been delayed from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, February 24, 2017 2:29 AM Local Time
Day 1 Ends
Friday, February 24, 2017 2:29 AM Local Time

The HORSE Event has ended for the night with 24 players left. They're all in the money, and are each guaranteed a payout of at least $557.

The chip leader is five-time Circuit ring winner Joshua Turner, with 215,500. Here are the top ten counts. Full chip counts and seat assignments are available in the REPORTS tab, above.

First Name Last Name Chip Count
1 Joshua Turner 215,500
2 Jeff Madsen 196,500
3 Cliff Ziff 193,000
4 Sandeep Vasudevan 184,000
5 Derek Turoff 173,000
6 Liz Tedder 150,500
7 Kevin Gerhart 108,000
8 Ap Louis Garza 100,000
9 Anna Wroblewski 98,500
10 Rolf Galasen 95,500
Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:18 PM Local Time

The official prize pool has been announced.

There are 213 entries, generating a prize pool of $63,900. The top 24 players will make the money. A min cash is worth $557, and the eventual winner will earn $16,617.

Here are the final table payouts. A full prize structure is available in the PRIZEPOOL tab, above.

Place Payout
1 $16,617.00
2 $10,274.00
3 $7,509.00
4 $5,540.00
5 $4,126.00
6 $3,103.00
7 $2,357.00
8 $1,808.00
9 $1,401.00
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Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:10 PM Local Time

The HORSE tournament is now on its first break of the day. There are currently 185 entries, with 139 players remaining.

Late-registration/re-entry will remain open until the start of Level 9 (roughly 8:30 p.m.).

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:42 PM Local Time
Ev9 Sturcture
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:41 PM Local Time

Event #9: $365 H.O.R.S.E. will start at 4 p.m. Thursday. H.O.R.S.E. is a mixed game tournament with a five game rotation. The games in the rotation are Limit Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo Eight or Better, Razz, Seven Card Stud and Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Eight or Better.

Event #9: $365 H.O.R.S.E. - 4 p.m.

  • Players start with 10,000 tournament chips
  • Limits start at 75/150
  • Registration remains open until the start of Level 9 (8:30 p.m.)
  • Players are allowed one re-entry
  • All levels are 30 minutes long
  • There is no dinner break on Day 1
  • Day 2 will begin Friday at 2 p.m.