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2016 47th Annual World Series of Poker

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 to Thursday, June 09, 2016

Event #8: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,050,300
  • Entries: 778
  • Remaining: 0


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Thursday, June 9, 2016 9:38 PM Local Time


Christopher Vitch -     /      /  
Justin Bonomo -     /      /  

On sixth street, Christopher Vitch is talking to Justin Bonomo about his chip stack.

"The real question is, how much do I want to maximize my variance? I have three big bets left...I'll check."

Bonomo checks.

"If you've paired your eight, I'm good," says Vitch.

Both players check seventh street and Vitch announces "Queen-eight," as he turns over    . Bonomo apparently cannot match the low, and mucks his cards.

From the rail (which has gotten considerably quieter since the elimination of Noah Bronstein), a woman's voice calls out: "Nice hand, donkey!"

Christopher Vitch - 750,000 (6 BB)
Justin Bonomo -2,500,000 (21 BB)

Thursday, June 9, 2016 9:36 PM Local Time

With the departure of Noah Bronstein's vocal rail, some may have thought this three-handed action would be a lot quieter. However, Christopher Vitch is talking just about enough to make up for the slightly quieter rail.

"Just some information for you Chris," says Justin Bonomo, "Three times I've been heads-up and given someone their first bracelet.

"So what you're saying is I should knock out Ian, and get heads-up with you?" replies Vitch, laughing loudly, "That's almost collusion you telling me that!"

Seven Card Stud

Ian Johns -     /      
Christopher Vitch -     /     Folded on sixth street.

Vitch bets on sixth street and John raises. "I've done everything to show that I'm strong. I've talked..." Vitch trails off. He counts out his chips. "Good news is if I call and then call on the river, I'll have this much left." Vitch eventually folds, leaving himself 600,000 in chips behind.

Ian Johns - 2,600,000 (21 BB)
Christopher Vitch - 600,000 (5 BB)

Thursday, June 9, 2016 9:28 PM Local Time

Noah Bronstein eliminated in 4th Place ($65,866)


Ian Johns -     /      /  
Noah Bronstein -     /      /  

Noah Bronstein had been up and down for some time now four-handed, ever since the dinner break. However he got his chips in on sixth street with    for a made seven-six      . However, Ian Johns drew a   on seventh street to improve to a better seven-six       and Bronstein could only draw a  , so he is the first elimination after the dinner break.

Ian Johns - 2,500,000 (21 BB)
Noah Bronstein - Eliminated in fourth Place ($65,866)

Thursday, June 9, 2016 9:21 PM Local Time

Omaha Hi-Lo 

Justin Bonomo raises and Ian Johns calls. On a flop of     Bonomo bets and Johns calls. The turn is the   and Bonomo bets again, and Johns calls. The river is the   and Bonomo bets a third time and Johns calls.

Bonomo shows      for two pair queens and nines but no low. However, Johns shows      for a wheel and scoops both the high and the low pots

Ian Johns - 2,000,000 (16 BB)
Justin Bonomo - 2,500,000 (21 BB)

Thursday, June 9, 2016 9:18 PM Local Time

Omaha Hi-Lo

More than 240,000 is in front of Christopher Vitch on the turn with      showing. He's considering a bet from Ian Johns.

Eventually, Vitch calls. On the river  , Johns bets again and Vitch calls again, only to muck after Johns turns over      for the nut flush and an eight low.

Ian Johns - 1,750,000 (14 BB)
Christopher Vitch - 550,000 (4 BB)

Gorilla Gaming
Thursday, June 9, 2016 9:07 PM Local Time

Limit Hold'em

Justin Bonomo extends his chip lead after showing    on       against Christopher Vitch. Vitch's chip stack falls below 1,000,000 while Justin Bonomo is over 3,000,000.

Justin Bonomo - 3,300,000
Christopher Vitch - 500,000

However, in the very next hand it's Vitch's turn to rake in the chips. Bonomo bets river on a board of       and Vitch toys with the call. Eventually he calls. "This might have been a little thin," says Bonomo, tabling   . "No good," replies Vitch showing    for a higher two pair

Justin Bonomo - 3,000,000 (25 BB)
Christopher Vitch - 800,000 (6 BB)

Thursday, June 9, 2016 9:03 PM Local Time

Limit Hold'em

Noah Bronstein and Christopher Vitch cap the action preflop and both see a flop of    . Bronstein bets and Vitch calls. Both players check the   on the turn and Bronstein bets the river, which is the  . Vitch calls. "King," announces Bronstein. "No good," replies Vitch who shows    for top pair to scoop the pot and move back over 1.5m in chips

Christopher Vitch - 1,550,000 (13 BB)
Noah Bronstein - 800,000 (6 BB)

Thursday, June 9, 2016 9:00 PM Local Time
Game Ante
Bring-in or Small Blind Completion 
or Big Blind
Flop Games - 30,000 60,000 60,000/120,000
Stud Games 15,000 20,000 60,000 60,000/120,000

Thursday, June 9, 2016 9:00 PM Local Time
Thursday, June 9, 2016 8:42 PM Local Time


Justin Bonomo is the new chip leader in the $1,500 H.OR.S.E.


Justin Bonomo -     /      /  
Christopher Vitch -     /      /  

Justin Bonomo bets on fourth street and Vitch calls. Both players check fifth street. Justin Bonomo checks on sixth street and then calls a bet from Vitch. On seventh street Bonomo checks and Vitch calls. "Nine-six," announces Vitch. "No good," replies Justin Bonomo, who shows     to win the pot  with an eighty-seven and take the chip lead

Justin Bonomo - 2,300,000 (23 BB)
Christopher Vitch - 1,150,000 (11 BB)

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, June 9, 2016 8:41 PM Local Time

The rail around the table is noisily betting on the color of the up cards in the stud games, while Justin Bonomo and Christopher Vitch battle out several hands in the round of razz.

Bonomo has bet seventh street each time, getting a fold from Vitch. "You just never get paired, do you?" asks Vitch, as Bonomo pulls in more chips and takes the lead.

Justin Bonomo - 1,800,000 (18 BB)
Christopher Vitch - 1,600,000 (16 BB)

Thursday, June 9, 2016 8:30 PM Local Time

Christopher Vitch, the new chip leader

Omaha Hi-Lo

Ian Johns raises and Christopher Vitch calls. Both players check a flop of     and then Vitch bets the   on the turn. Johns raises and Vitch calls. On the   river, Johns bets and Vitch calls. "Wheel and a flush," says Johns tabling     . Vitch mucks and Johns closes the gap to Vitch in the chip counts.

Christopher Vitch - 2,500,000 (25 BB)
Ian Johns - 1,550,000 (15 BB)

Thursday, June 9, 2016 8:27 PM Local Time

Limit Hold'em

Noah Bronstein raises and Christopher Vitch reraises from the button. Bronstein calls and the flop is    . Vitch bets and Bronstein calls. On the turn  , Vitch check-raises Bronstein and it forces Bronstein to eventually fold.

The very next hand, Christopher Vitch raises from the button, and Justin Bonomo reraises from the small blind. Vitch calls and the flop is    . Bonomo bets and Vitch raises. Bonomo calls and then check-raises on a   turn. Vitch calls and then bets the   on the river when action checked to him. Bonomo folds.

In the last hand of Hold'em, Vitch raises and Bronstein calls. The flop is     Bronstein check-calls Vitch's bet. The turn is the   and again Bronstein checks. Vitch bets again and Bronstein calls. On the river, which is the  , Bronstein checks to Vitch again, who bets, but this time Bronstein raises. Vitch toys with his decision, but eventually folds   

Christopher Vitch - 2,200,000 (22 BB)
Justin Bonomo - 500,000 (5 BB)
Noah Bronstein - 550,000 (5 BB)



Thursday, June 9, 2016 8:22 PM Local Time



Ian Johns is in the small blind when Christopher Vitch raises under the gun.

Johns reraises. Vitch calls.

The flop is    . Johns opens with a bet of 50,000 and Vitch calls.

The turn is  . Johns makes the big bet of 100,000. Vitch calls again.

On the   river, Johns bets again. Vitch looks at the board for a short time, then folds, shipping the pot to Johns and putting him in the chip lead.

Ian Johns - 2,000,000 (20BB)
Christopher Vitch - 1,800,000 (18BB)

Thursday, June 9, 2016 8:06 PM Local Time

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Christopher Vitch -     /      /  
Noah Bronstein -     /      /  

On fifth street Bronstein bets and Vitch calls. On sixth street Bronstein check-calls a bet from Vich and on seventh street he checks before Vitch fires out a final bet. Bronstein thinks for a couple of minutes. He came back from the dinner break with the fewest chips and, if he calls and is wrong, he'll be left with just over 500,000. He eventually calls and Vitch tables     for a pair of kings for the high and an eight-five for the low. Bronstein surveys his cards before mucking. He is now sitting on five big bets.

Christopher Vitch - 2,300,000 (23 BB)
Noah Bronstein - 530,000 (5 BB)

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, June 9, 2016 7:57 PM Local Time
Game Ante
Bring-in or Small Blind Completion 
or Big Blind
Flop Games - 25,000 50,000 50,000/100,000
Stud Games 10,000 20,000 50,000 50,000/100,000

Thursday, June 9, 2016 7:56 PM Local Time
Thursday, June 9, 2016 6:56 PM Local Time

Players will be heading to dinner in a moment. They will return in 60 minutes, just before 8 p.m., to resume play with Level 27.

The chip stacks of the four players remaining are:

Seat 1 - Justin Bonomo - 1,105,000
Seat 4 - Ian Johns - 1,845,000
Seat 6 - Noah Bronstein - 970,000
Seat 8 - Christopher Vitch - 1,945,000

Thursday, June 9, 2016 6:50 PM Local Time

Georgios Sotiropoulos Eliminated in 5th Place ($47,651)


Georgious Sotiropoulos was left short after the previous razz hand with Christopher Vitch eliminating Andre Akkari and he gets the rest of his chips in the middle on third street against Noah Bronstein. When the cards are run out, Sotiropoulos makes a queen-low, but Bronstein makes a seven-six to eliminate his opponent

Noah Bronstein - 1,500,000
Georgios Sotiropoulos - Eliminated in fifth place ($47,651)

Thursday, June 9, 2016 6:47 PM Local Time

Andre Akkari Eliminated in 6th Plcae ($34,984)


Christopher Vitch -     /      /  
Andre Akkari -     /      /  
Georgios Sotiropoulos -     /    (fold)

Andre Akkari completes and both Vitch and Sotiropoulos call. On fourth street Vitch bets, and both his opponents call. On fifth street Vitch bets again, Sotiropoulos calls and Akkari raises. Vitch and Akkari get it in, while Sotiropoulos gets out of the way, and their cards are turned over. Vitch shows    and Akkari   . Vitch draws a   on sixth street to make a seven-five low, with Akkari picking up an  . On seventh street Vitch draws a  , and the Brazilian a  , eliminating Akkari.

Christopher Vitch - 2,250,000
Georgios Sotiropoulos - 100,000
Andre Akkari - Eliminated in sixth place ($34,984)

Playtika - Jason Alexander