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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 6:41 PM Local Time

Limit Hold'em

Christopher Vitch raises and has two callers in Ian Johns and Noah Bronstein. The flop is     and Bronstein bets; the two other players call. The turn is the   and all three players check. The river is the   and Bronstein checks, Vitch bets and Johns calls. Bronstein says "Gimme a minute, guys," before eventually folding. 

Johns shows      for trip tens, and Vitch folds. With this hand, Johns joins Vitch and Bronstein in the seven-figure club

Ian Johns - 1,400,000
Christopher Vitch - 1,800,000
Noah Bronstein 1,300,000

Thursday, June 9, 2016 6:37 PM Local Time

Omaha Hi-Lo

Svetlana Gromenkova

Svetlana Gromenkova is all in against Noah Bronstein after a flop of    .

After the turn   and river  , Bronstein tables      for a full house. Gromenkova had a low draw according to Bronstein, and exits the tournament.

Noah Bronstein - 1,500,000
Svetlana Gromenkova - Eliminiated in 7th Place ($26,070)

Thursday, June 9, 2016 6:25 PM Local Time

Limit Hold'em

Christopher Vitch raises under the gun and Svetlana Gromenkova reraises from the hijack. Vitch calls and the two see a     flop. Vitch check-calls a bet from his opponent, and both players check the turn, the  . The river is the   and Vitch bets and Gromenkova calls. Vitch shows    for a rivered pair of fives, and they're good enough to win the pot.

In the very next hand, after Gromenkova is left with just 63,000 behind, she moves all in for her remaining chips. Andre Akkari is similarly short and raises from the small blind. Christopher Vitch in the big blind inquires about their chip stacks, and both he and Akkari raise enough to get it in. 

Andre Akkari -   
Svetlana Gromenkova -   
Christopher Vitch -   

The flop is    , with Gromenkova ahead with her pair of nines. The   on the turn gives her a flush and Vitch celebrates the   on the river, which gives him a straight, but it isn't enough. He counts out the chips for Gromenkova's triple-up and that of Andre Akkari's double.

Andre Akkari - 250,000
Svetlana Gromenkova - 190,000
Christopher Vitch - 2,000,000

Thursday, June 9, 2016 6:16 PM Local Time

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Noah Bronstein -     /      /  
Andre Akkari -     /      /  

Andre Akkari is also among the short stacks. He got into a hand with Noah Bronstein. Akkari bets on fourth street and then switches to check-calling on fifth street. On sixth street, Akkari checks and Bronstein bets enough to put the Brazilian all in. Akkari calls and shows    while Bronstein shows    for a made low.

Bronstein is drawing to a wheel to scoop both high and the lo pots, but he pulls a   to win just the low, while Akkari's buried jacks are good for the high half of the pot.

Andre Akkari - 205,000
Noah Bronstein - 920,000

Thursday, June 9, 2016 6:14 PM Local Time

Stud Hi-Lo

Noah Bronstein -     /      /  
Justin Bonomo -     /      /  

On fifth street, Noah Bronstein checks his queen. Justin Bonomo bets and Bronstein calls.

Bronstein checks again on sixth. Bonomo bets again. Bronstein calls again, still with three hearts showing.

Bronstein bets seventh. Bonomo considers the bet for a short time, then calls.

Bronstein says "Flush," and turns over    . The entire pot slides his direction.

Noah Bronstein - 900,000
Justin Bonomo - 540,000

Gorilla Gaming
Thursday, June 9, 2016 6:04 PM Local Time


Georgios Sotiropoulos is among the short stacks, but more importantly, is still in the tournament

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Christopher Vitch -     /      /  
Georgios Sotiropoulos -     /      /  

There are shorter stacks at the table, but Georgios Sotiropoulos came close to getting all of his chips in the middle.In a hand against Christopher Vitch.  Vitch is playing plenty of hands, and here, Sotiropoulos completes and Vitch calls. Both players check fourth street, and then Sotiropoulos bets fifth street, Vitch calls. Sotiropoulos bets again on sixth street, only this time, Vitch raises, and Sotiropoulos calls. On seventh street Vitch raises and Sotiropoulos calls.

"Just the low," says Vitch, showing     for a eight-seven low. Sotiropoulos shows     to win the high with a pair of kings.

Christopher Vitch - 2,200,000
Georgios Sotiropoulos - 430,000

Thursday, June 9, 2016 5:57 PM Local Time
Game Ante
Bring-in or Small Blind Completion 
or Big Blind
Flop Games - 20,000 40,000 40,000/80,000
Stud Games 10,000 10,000 40,000 40,000/80,000

Thursday, June 9, 2016 5:57 PM Local Time
Thursday, June 9, 2016 5:57 PM Local Time


Chipleader Christopher Vitch in action

Seven Card Stud

Christopher Vitch -     /      /  
Justin Bonomo -     /      /  

Shortly after Justin Bonomo folded on sixth street in a hand against Ian Johns, he found himself in a hand against chip leader Christopher Vitch. Vitch completes on third street before calling a raise from Bonomo. Both players check third street before Bonomo bets fourth street. Vitch calls and then check-calls when he makes open sixes on fifth street. On sixth street he check-calls again and on seventh street he check-raises Bonomo who eventually calls.

"Straight, six," announces Vitch, showing    .

Bonomo lets out a sigh before releasing his cards.

Justin Bonomo - 610,000
Christopher Vitch - 2,200,000

Thursday, June 9, 2016 5:53 PM Local Time

Seven Card Stud

Ian Johns -     /     
Justin Bonomo -     /      - Folded on sixth street

Justin Bonomo completes and Ian Johns calls after bringing in with the  . Bonomo bets on fourth and Johns check-calls on fifth street after taking the lead, but on sixth street he leads out after making open trips. Bonomo double-checks his cards before mucking

Justin Bonomo - 825,000
Ian Johns - 1,000,000

Gorilla Gaming
Thursday, June 9, 2016 5:40 PM Local Time


Ian Johns -     /      /  
Christopher Vitch -     /      /  

Ian Johns completes with a   and Christopher Vitch raises, also with a  . Vitch then bets on fourth street, before Johns takes the lead on fifth street. Both players check on sixth street and Johns bets seventh street, forcing a fold from Vitch. This hand takes Ian Johns over the seven-figure mark, joining Bonomo and Vitch.

Ian Johns - 1,000,000
Christopher Vitch - 1,700,000

Thursday, June 9, 2016 5:27 PM Local Time

Omaha Hi-Lo

Justin Bonomo raises from under the gun and proceeds to cap the action with Andre Akkari preflop. On a flop of    , the two get the rest in with Akkari showing      for top pair and a low draw, and Bonomo showing      for top set and another but inferior low draw.

The board runs out   , meaning Akkari rakes in the low with a eight-four, while Bonomo snags the high with a set of aces

Justin Bonomo - 1,150,000
Andre Akkari - 250,000

Thursday, June 9, 2016 5:26 PM Local Time

Limit Hold'em


Scotty Nguyen

Scotty Nguyen is under the gun and raises. First, Ian Johns calls from early position, and then, in the small blind, chip leader Christopher Vitch also calls. Justin Bonomo mucks his big blind.

The flop is    , and it gets checked around.

The turn is  . Vitch checks, Nguyen checks, Johns bets. Vitch folds before Nguyen raises. With another bet, he's all in, showing    for top pair and a flush draw. But he's against Johns's better kicker with the paired king   .

The river   makes two pair for both players, but Johns's ace kicker plays and Nguyen is out of the tournament.

Ian Johns - 770,000
Scotty Nguyen - Eliminated in 8th Place ($19,724)

Thursday, June 9, 2016 5:08 PM Local Time

Limit Hold'em

Scotty Nguyen raises from the cutoff and Georgious Sotiropoulos raises. Eventually they both put in five bets and cap the action preflop. "Fourteen more, baby," says Nguyen, as he puts the rest of his chips in on a     board.

Sotiropoulos calls and tables   .

"Chop it up, baby!" says Nguyen, as he shows   .

The board runs out     and the pair indeed chop it up.

Scotty Nguyen - 160,000
Georgios Sotiropoulos - 480,000

Thursday, June 9, 2016 4:58 PM Local Time
Game Ante
Bring-in or Small Blind Completion 
or Big Blind
Flop Games - 15,000 30000 30,000/60,000
Stud Games 7,000 10,000 30,000 30,000/60,000
Gorilla Gaming
Thursday, June 9, 2016 4:57 PM Local Time
Thursday, June 9, 2016 4:56 PM Local Time

Players have returned from the break. Ian Johns asks if he can get the prizepool up on the level screen. Justin Bonomo points out that they are scrolling across the bottom of the screen, but helpfully points out: "It's one bracelet for first, zero bracelets for second."

Thursday, June 9, 2016 4:42 PM Local Time
Players are going on a short break at the conclusion of Level 24, with eight players still remaining. Christopher Vitch still leads with over 1.5 million chips. As players took a short break before the official final table, the players have agreed to shorten this break, and updates will continue as soon as they return.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 4:41 PM Local Time

Stud Hi-Lo

Christopher Vitch -     /      /  
Ian Johns -     /      /  

Scotty Nguyen has the bring-in with the  . Ian Johns completes, and Christopher Vitch calls. Nguyen folds.

Both Vitch and Johns check fourth street.

Vitch has a pair of aces on fifth street and bets. Johns calls.

Vitch bets sixth street. Johns calls.

On seventh street, Vitch bets again. Johns calls and Vitch shows     for aces and sixes. Johns has no low, so Vitch scoops the pot. Both players are still on top of the leaderboard; Vitch has approximately one third of the chips in play.

Christopher Vitch - 2,100,000
Ian Johns - 800,000

Thursday, June 9, 2016 4:25 PM Local Time

Seven Card Stud

Christopher Vitch -     /      /  
Svetlana Gromenkova -     /      /  
Ian Johns -     /      - Folded on sixth street 

Christopher Vitch completes with a   open and Svetlana Gromenkova raises with the  . Ian Johns comes along with the  . On fourth street Gromenkova bets, and both her opponents call. On fifth street Gromenkova bets and both opponents call.

On sixth street, Vitch takes the lead with an open pair of eights and he then check-calls Gromenkova's bet, while Johns folds. On seventh street Gromenkova bets when checked to, and then watches as Vitch raises. Gromenkova calls and Vitch announces "Full house," showing    . He moves up over 1.5 million chips and extends his chip lead.

Christophe Vitch - 1,700,000
Svetlana Gromenkvoa - 370,000

Playtika - Jason Alexander