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2016 47th Annual World Series of Poker

Sunday, June 12, 2016 to Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Event #18: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.

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  • Buy-in: $3,000
  • Prizepool: $1,092,000
  • Entries: 400
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 7:35 PM Local Time

Gerald Ringe

7 Card Stud

Gerald Ringe -     /      /  
John Crisp-     /      /  

Gerald Ringe and John Crisp have been fighting a see-saw battle over stacks of chips on the final table of the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E., with a noisy crowd of onlookers for the last three players in the Millionaire Maker less than twenty feet away.

On sixth street, Crisp checks, Ringe bets, and Crisp calls. There's already a stack of chips in the middle from earlier action.

Crisp checks again on seventh street and Ringe bets again. Crisp slowly folds, then Ringe shows him his down cards:     for a flush. The chips go Ringe's way, for now.

Gerald Ringe - 660,000 (8 BB)
John Crisp - 230,000 (3 BB)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 7:22 PM Local Time

Toma Kalaj eliminated


Toma Kalaj:     /      /  
Jared Talarico:     /      /  

Kalaj completes with a  , and Talarico calls with a  .

Kalaj bets fourth street, and Talarico calls.

Talarico bets fifth street after Kalaj catches a  , and Kalaj calls.

Talarico bets again on sixth street, and Kalaj calls.

Talarico bets quickly on seventh street, and Kalaj calls.

Talarico shows     for an eight-seven. Kalaj shows     for a nine-six.
Kalaj loses the pot and is down to a single 1,000 chip.

Kalaj antes his last chip on the next hand. Gerald Ringe completes and everyone else folds. All seven cards are dealt, and both hands are revealed.

Kalaj:         (eight-seven)
Ringe:         (seven-six)

Ringe finishes off Kalaj in seventh place, but Talarico stacks most of Kalaj's stack thanks to the previous hand.

Jared Talarico - 2,750,000 (31 BB)
Gerald Ringe - 240,000 (3 BB)
Toma Kalaj - Eliminated in seventh place ($28,291)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 7:06 PM Local Time

John Crisp 

John Crisp is in middle position and raises. Gerald Ringe reraises from late position, Crisp puts in another raise, and Ringe calls.

The flop is    . Crisp bets, Ringe raises again, Crisp thre-bets, and Ringe calls.

A   shows on the turn. Crisp bets again. Ringe thinks over the hand for a couple of minutes. There is 420,000 in the pot. Ringe finally folds and before Crisp mucks his cards, his small but active rail is calling for him to "Show the bluff!"

Crisp is almost bouncing in his chair as he spreads     .

John Crisp - 760,000 (9 BB)
Gerald Ringe - 360,000 (4 BB)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 6:48 PM Local Time

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
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 6:44 PM Local Time
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 6:29 PM Local Time
Level 24 has ended and players are on a 15-minute break. Level 25 will begin at approximately 6:43 p.m.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 6:28 PM Local Time

Omaha Eight or Better

Marco Johnson raises from early position, and Jared Talarico calls from the button.

They see a flop of    . Johnson bets, and Talarico raises. Johnson decides to call.

The turn is the  . Johnson checks, and Talarico bets. Johnson calls.

The river is the  . Johnson checks again, and Talarico bets. Johnson calls to close the action.

Talarico shows      for a nine-high straight. Johnson mucks, and Talarico now has around one-third of the chips in play.

Jarad Talarico - 2,010,00 (33 BB)
Marco Johnson - 530,000 (9 BB)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 6:15 PM Local Time

Chino Rheem Eliminated

7 Card Stud Eight or Better

Jared Talarico:     /      /  
Chino Rheem:     /      /  

Rheem has about 100,000 chips committed to the pot heading to sixth street again Talarico.

Talarico bets sixth street, and Rheem raises. Talarico calls.

Talarico bets on seventh street, Rheem raises, and Talarico raises back. Rheem only has 4,000 chips behind at this point. Some confusion occurs, and Talarico exposes his down cards prematurely. Rheem says, "wait, I haven't called." After Rheem sees Talarico's hand, he folds and leaves himself with only 4,000.

The next hand, Rheem can't cover the ante, and is forced all-in before the cards are dealt. Glenn Engelbert raises on third street, and everyone else folds. Both players hands are revealed, and all seven cards are dealt.

Engelbert ends up with two pair, sixes and fives. Rheem fails to make a pair or a low, and is eliminated.

Jared Talarico - 1,850,000 (30 BB)
Glenn Engelbert - 1,020,000 (17 BB)
Chino Rheem -Eliminated in eighth place for $16,385

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5:56 PM Local Time

These are the positions of the players on the official final table for the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.

Seat 1 - Jared Talarico
Seat 2 - John Crisp
Seat 3 - Chino Rheem
Seat 4 - Glenn Englebert
Seat 5 - Gerald Ringe
Seat 6 - Marco Johnson
Seat 7 - Toma Kalaj
Seat 8 - Todd Ickow


Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5:54 PM Local Time

Jake Schwartz

Marco Johnson is the bring in with   when Jake Schwartz completes with   showing. Gerald Ringe raises with   on the board, Johnson folds, Schwartz reraises, Ringe puts in a fourth bet, and Schwartz is all in, with Ringe calling.

Schwartz has rolled up threes, but Ringe's hand end up with         for a better set that send Schwartz to the rail and establishes the official final table.

Gerald Ringe - 1,100,000 (18 BB)
Jake Schwartz - Eliminated in 9th Place ($16,385)

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5:39 PM Local Time


Glenn Engelbert:     /      /  
Chino Rheem:     /       

Rheem completes, and Engelbert calls on third street.

Rheem bets on fourth street, and Engelbert calls.

Rheem pairs his five on fifth street. Engelbert bets and Rheem calls.

Engelbert bets again on sixth street, and Rheem calls.

Engelbert bets on seventh street, and Rheem thinks for about two minutes before folding his hand. Engelbert is now up around the seven-figure chip territory.

Glenn Engelbert - 1,030,000 (17 BB)
Chino Rheem - 250,000 (4 BB)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5:30 PM Local Time

Bring-in or Small Blind Completion 
or Big Blind
Flop Games - 15,000 30,000 30,000/60,000
Stud Games 7,000 10,000 30,000 30,000/60,000

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5:28 PM Local Time
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5:18 PM Local Time

Toma Kalaj

Omaha Hi/Lo Eight or Better

Chino Rheem is in the big blind. Toma Kalaj raises from middle position and Todd Ickow calls. John Crisp folds his small blind and Rheem calls.

The flop is     and Ickow opens with a bet. Rheem and Kalaj call.

On the   turn, Rheem bets. Kalaj calls, then Ickow raises. Both Rheem and Kalaj call.

Rheem checks the   river. Kalaj bets, Ickow calls, and the pot now has more than 500,000 chips in it. Rheem folds.

Kalaj shows      for a flush. Ickow has a pair of tens with     , but beats Kalaj's low and they chop it up.

Todd Ickow - 700,000 (14 BB)
Toma Kalaj - 400,000 (8 BB)
Chino Rheem - 360,000 (7 BB)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5:00 PM Local Time

Jared Talarico


Jared Talarico raises from middle position, and Chino Rheem three-bets from the button. Talarico calls to close the preflop action.

The flop is    . Talarico bets, Rheem raises, and Talarico three-bets. Rheem decides to call.

The turn is the  . Both players check.

The river is the  . Talarico bets, and Rheem folds after about 45 seconds of contemplation.

Jared Talarico - 1,550,000 (31 BB)
Chino Rheem - 450,000 (9 BB)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 4:55 PM Local Time

7 Card Stud Eight or Better

Todd Ickow -     /      /  
Chino Rheem -     /      /  

Glenn Engelbert has the bring in with a   showing. Todd Ickow completes and Chino Rheem calls. Engelbert folds.

Ickow makes a pair on fourth street and checks. Rheem bets. Ickow calls.

Ickow opens with a bet on fifth street. Rheem calls.

On sixth street, Ickow bets again. Rheem calls and asks him "Did you like that street?"

"Which street?" Ickow replies. "Fifth or sixth," says Rheem.

Ickow may have liked them both. He bets seventh street and Rheem folds.

Todd Ickow - 570,000 (11 BB)
Chino Rheem - 605,000 (12 BB)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 4:45 PM Local Time

7 Card Stud Eight or Better

Marco Johnson:     /      /  
Gerald Ringe:     /      /  

Ringe completes, and Johnson three-bet. Ringe calls to close the third street action.

Johnson checks fourth street, Ringe bets, and Johnson calls.

Johnson pairs his king on fifth street, and bets. Ringe raises, and Johnson calls.

Johnson checks sixth, and seventh streets. Ringe bets both times, and Johnson calls.

Ringe shows     for a six low.
Johnson shows     for two pair, aces and kings.

"You can breathe now, Marco," says Chino Rheem. The players chop the pot, and remain two of the stop stacks at our unofficial final table.

Marco Johnson - 940,000 (19 BB)
Gerald Ringe - 980,000 (19 BB)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 4:37 PM Local Time

Todd Ickow

Brandon Shack-Harris played the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. He didn't make the final table, but he is keeping an eye on a friend.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 4:31 PM Local Time

Bring-in or Small Blind Completion 
or Big Blind
Flop Games - 13,000 25,000 25,000/50,000
Stud Games 5,000 7,000 25,000 25,000/50,000

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 4:27 PM Local Time