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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 4:21 PM Local Time
With Montury's elimination, players are move from the corner section of the Amazon Room tothe WSOP's secondary feature table, next to the Thunder Dome in the center of Amazon. The eight players left are each guaranteed $19,724 and are all in contention for the $212,604 and the gold bracelet
Thursday, June 9, 2016 4:21 PM Local Time


Jean Montury

Jean Montury -     /      /  
Noah Bronstein -     /      /  

Jean Montury was crippled on the previous hand and had only 20,000 chips remaining.

In this hand, Montury is the forced 7,000 bring-in, and chose to complete for the rest of his chips.  Noah Bronstein comes along.

Montury trails the whole way, falling victim to Bronstein's     for a seven-five.

Noah Bronstein - 780,000
Jean Montury - Eliminated in 9th Place ($15,154)


Thursday, June 9, 2016 3:50 PM Local Time

With the elimination of overnight chip leader Ben Ponzio in 10th place ($15,154), players are redrawing for a table with nine seats. Players are also taking a short break midway through Level 24, and when they come back the table will look like this: 

Seat 1 - Justin Bonomo - 580,000

Seat 2 - Jean Montury - 270,000

Seat 3 - Scotty Nguyen - 580,000

Seat 4 - Svetlana Gromenkova - 415,000

Seat 5 - Ian Johns - 915,000

Seat 6 - Georgios Sotiropoulos - 650,000

Seat 7 - Noah Bronstein - 730,000

Seat 8 - Andre Akkari - 230,000

Seat 9 - Christopher Vitch - 1,450,000

Thursday, June 9, 2016 3:48 PM Local Time

Overnight chip leader Ben Ponzio eliminated in 10th Place ($15,154)

Limit Hold'em

While Christopher Vitch was busy doubling up Scotty Nguyen, Ben Ponzio exited from the other table. According to Justin Bonomo, the two players were all in preflop with Bonomo holding    and Ponzio   . There was a jack on the flop, but the   on the turn gave Bonomo a hammerlock on the hand, eliminating Ponzio in 10th place

Justin Bonomo - 650,000
Ben Ponzio - Eliminated in 10th Place ($15,154)

Thursday, June 9, 2016 3:42 PM Local Time

Christopher Vitch is still the chip leader despite doubling up 2008 $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. Champion Scotty Nguyen

Seven Card Stud

Scotty Nguyen -        
Christopher Vitch -        

Shortly after doubling up Jean Montury, Scotty Nguyen has his remaining chips in the middle against Christopher Vitch. Vitch makes two pairs, jacks and threes, but Nguyen makes a full house to double up, and Vitch slides a stack of chips his way. 

Christopher Vitch - 1,700,000
Scotty Nguyen - 300,000

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, June 9, 2016 3:35 PM Local Time

Jean Montury having a tough few levels against Scotty Nguyen

Seven Card Stud

Jean Montury -        
Scotty Nguyen -         

Jean Montury has been battling with Scotty Nguyen this past level and the pair get it in here on fourth street, with Scotty Nguyen's up cards being    and Montury's   

By seventh street Nguyen makes aces up,  Montury needs a queen or a ten to make trips or a straight. However, with two queens and two tens in Nguyen's hand, it looks bleak, for Montury, until he turns over the   to double up.

Scotty Nguyen - 280,000
Jean Montury - 130,000

Thursday, June 9, 2016 3:22 PM Local Time
Game Ante
Bring-in or Small Blind Completion 
or Big Blind
Flop Games - 130,000 25,000 25,000/50,000
Stud Games 5,000 7,000 25,000 25,000/50,000

Thursday, June 9, 2016 3:22 PM Local Time
Thursday, June 9, 2016 3:16 PM Local Time

Limit Hold'em

Jean Montury raises from under the gun and Scotty Nguyen calls in the cutoff. Montury check-calls Nguyen's bet on a flop of    , and check-calls again on the   turn card. On the river  , Montury checks and calls Nguyen's bet for the third time. Nguyen tables    for trip tens. "Cocktails!" he says, beckoning the server over.

Scotty Nguyen - 410,000
Jean Montury - 370,000

Thursday, June 9, 2016 3:14 PM Local Time

Limit Hold'em  

Ian Johns raises from middle position, and both Justin Bonomo and Noah Bronstein call. The flop is     and all players check. The turn is the  , Bonomo bets, Bronstein folds and Johns calls. The river is the   and Johns check-calls a bet from Bonomo. Johns shows   .

The very next hand, Johns bets on      and is raised by Ben Ponzio. Johns calls and the river is the  . Ponzio bets and Johns calls, showing    for a pair of eights. Ponzio slams his cards against the table and mucks.

In the third hand of limit hold'em, Justin Bonomo raises from under the gun and Johns re-raises from the button. Bonomo calls and they see a flop of    . Both players check, and both check again as the   is dealt on the turn. On the river, which is the  , Bonomo bets and Johns calls. Bonomo tables    for a pair of nines, but Johns shows pocket queens    for the second time in three hands

Ian Johns - 860,000
Justin Bonomo - 140,000

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, June 9, 2016 3:09 PM Local Time

Stud Hi-Lo

Chris Vitch

Chris Vitch -     /      /  
Georgios Sotiropoulos -     /      /  

Chris Vitch has the bring-in, and Andre Akkari completes with  . Georgios Sotiropoulos calls, then Vitch calls as well.

On fourth street Akkari checks  , Sotiropoulos bets, and Vitch makes a second bet. Akkari folds and Sotiropoulos calls.

Vitch has an open pair on fifth street and bets once again. Sotiropoulos calls.

Vitch makes another bet on sixth. Sotiropoulos calls.

Vitch bets the final street, Sotiropoulos calls a last time, and Vitch shows     for a straight, scooping the pot and putting him over one million in chips.

Christopher Vitch - 1,100,000
Georgios Sotiropoulos - 435,000

Thursday, June 9, 2016 2:44 PM Local Time

Seven Card Stud

Svetlana Gromenkova -     /      /  
Justin Bonomo -     /      /  

Justin Bonomo brings it in with the  , and Svetlana Gromenkova completes with the  . Bonomo calls and then calls a bet from his opponent on fourth, fifth and sixth streets. On seventh street, however, Gromenkova checks to Bonomo, who fires a bet. Gromenkova quickly calls.

"A pair of eights any good?" asks Bonomo showing    . "Are you kidding?" replies Gromenkova, showing     for a pair of aces. "I thought you had two small pair," she says, stacking her chips. Despite this small setback, Justin Bonomo still has a healthy chip stack

Svetlana Gromenkova - 390,000
Justin Bonomo - 780,000

Thursday, June 9, 2016 2:40 PM Local Time

Connor Berkowitz

Connor Berkowitz was eliminated by Christopher Vitch in a hand of stud.

The tournament is down to 10 players on two tables. The unofficial final table of nine will be formed when one more player is eliminated,

Christopher Vitch - 750,000
Connor Berkowitz - Eliminated in 11th Place ($11,826)

Thursday, June 9, 2016 2:30 PM Local Time

Devin Hanneman Eliminated in 12th Place ($11,826)

Seven Card Stud 

Christopher Vitch -        
Devin Hanneman -        

Devin Hanneman brings it in with the  , with just a single solitary 1,000 chip behind. Christopher Vitch completes in the next seat, holding the  . Action folds around to Hanneman, who throws the 1,000 chip into the middle, and the cards are turned over. By seventh street Hanneman is already getting up from his chair as he makes just a pair of deuces, while Vitch makes jacks up to eliminate his opponent

Christopher Vitch - 821,000
Devin Hanneman - Eliminated in 12th Place ($11,826)

Thursday, June 9, 2016 2:29 PM Local Time


Game Ante
Bring-inorSmallBlind Completion
orBigBlind Limits FlopGames - 10,000 20,000 20,000/40,000 StudGames 5,000 5,000 20,000 20,000/40,000

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, June 9, 2016 2:10 PM Local Time
The 12 remaining players are on a 15-minute break.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 2:08 PM Local Time


Omaha Hi-Lo

Scotty Nguyen is in the big blind when Devin Hanneman raises from early position.

Action folds to Nguyen, who tosses two of the three 5,000-chips out for his blind to Hannaman and holds the other in his hand.

"I want a rebate," he says.

"I might give you a rebate for folding," replies Hanneman, before Nguyen tosses him the third chip.

Devin Hanneman - 80,000
Scotty Nguyen - 480,000

Thursday, June 9, 2016 2:05 PM Local Time

Maureen Feduniak is Eliminated by Svetlana Gromenkova, finishing in 13th place ($9,376)

Limit Hold'em

Maureen Feduniak raises from the hijack and Noah Bronstein raises from the small blind. Feduniak calls and the flop is    . Bronstein bets and Feduniak calls. On the   turn, Bronstein bets again and Feduniak calls. Finally, on the river  , Bronstein bets a final time and Feduniak calls. Bronstein tables    for a turned set of queens and Feduniak is crippled.

Omaha Hi-Lo

A short while later, Feduniak is all in pre-flop for her remaining 15,000 or so in chips. Both Svetlana Gromenkova and Ian Johns are still in the hand and the two of them see the     board. Gromenkova bets and Johns gets out of the way. The cards of Gromenkova and Feduniak are shown with Feduniak holding      for a pair of kings, while Gromenkova has      for a pair of aces. The turn is the   and the river is the  , eliminating Feduniak. 

"I had jacks," says Johns, who folded on the flop.

Svetlana Gromenkova - 450,000
Maureen Feduniak - Eliminated in 13th Place ($9,376)

Thursday, June 9, 2016 2:00 PM Local Time

Ismael Bojang is Eliminated in 14th Place

Limit Hold'em

Justin Bonomo raises from the cutoff and Ismael Bojang calls from the big blind. On a flop of     the pair get their chips in, with Bojang only having around 44,000 left behind. Bonomo shows    for top pair and Bojang shows    for a pair of eights. The turn and river are both nines and Bojang is eliminated in 14th place

Justin Bonomo - 850,000
Ismael Bojang - Eliminated in 14th place ($9,376)

Thursday, June 9, 2016 1:58 PM Local Time

Devin Hanneman


Devin Hanneman is all in on sixth street and Andre Akkari calls. The cards go over and Hanneman has        . Everyone gets a bit of a chuckle out of it and Hanneman survives for the next hand.

Devin Hanneman - 270,000
Andre Akkari - 800,000

Playtika - Jason Alexander