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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 4:13 PM Local Time
Players on the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. tournament final table are taking their first break of the day. Play will resume at approximately 4:27 p.m.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 4:07 PM Local Time

The final nine players have just moved to a new table right next to the main stage, and have done the final seat redraw of the tournament.

Seat 1 - Jared Talarico
Seat 2 - Jake Schwartz
Seat 3 - John Crisp
Seat 4 - Chino Rheem
Seat 5 - Glenn Englebert
Seat 6 - Gerald Ringe
Seat 7 - Marco Johnson
Seat 8 - Toma Kalaj
Seat 9 - Todd Ickow

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 4:02 PM Local Time

Frankie O'Dell Eliminated

Omaha Eight or Better

Frankie O'Dell three-bets all in before the flop against Jake Schwartz. Schwartz calls to put O'Dell at risk, and the hands are tabled.

Jake Schwartz:     

The board runs out      .

Schwartz makes two pair, aces and eights, and uses his    for the low.
O'dell only manages two pair jacks and eights, and uses his    for the low.

O'dell is eliminated, and we are down to our unofficial final table of nine. Players are currently moving to one of the secondary featured tables.

Jake Schwartz - 330,000
Frankie O'Dell - Eliminated in tenth place

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3:41 PM Local Time

Gerald Ringe and Chino Rheem are seated next to each other and Rheem is talking to his neighbor about WSOP bracelets.

"You won a bracelet in stud eight? Do you play hold'em? Was stud eight your favorite game before you won the bracelet?"

Ringe nods, though it's not clear exactly which of Rheem's questions he's answering. He did, indeed, win a bracelet in seven card stud hi/lo eight or better last year.

"I don't have a bracelet." Rheem says. "Bracelets are the fucking thing in poker. Nobody says 'I have a WPT.'"

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3:34 PM Local Time
Chino Rheem is bouncing back and forth between the two tables, talking to Jared Talarico, who's getting a massage while he continues to stack chips, urging him to knock out Jake Schwartz and Marco Johnson, saying they're the tougher competition.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3:33 PM Local Time

Michael Gathy Eliminated

7 Card Stud

Michael Gathy gets all in on third street against Jared Talarico. All seven cards are dealt, and the hands are revealed.

Talarico:         (trip kings)
Gathy:         (pair of eights)

Gathy, who finished runner-up to Rep Porter in the $1,500 razz event just a couple of days ago, posts a very respectable 12th place finish in this event.

Jarad Talarico - 1,350,000 (33 BB)
Michael Gathy - Eliminated in 12th place

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3:23 PM Local Time

Greg Mascio Eliminated


Greg Mascio gets into a raising war with with Jared Talarico preflop. Mascio gets all in for about 60,000, and Talarico calls. All seven cards are dealt, and the hands are revealed.

Talarico:         (nine low)
Mascio:         (ten low)

Mascio is eliminated, and Talarico becomes the first player to break the million-chip barrier.

Jared Talarico - 1,110,000 (27 BB)
Greg Mascio - Eliminated

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3:15 PM Local Time

Pascal Leyo

7 Card Stud Eight or Better

Pascal Leyo -     /      /  
Jake Schwartz -     /      /  
Jared Talarico -     /      /  

Pascal Leyo entered Day 3 as one of the middle-level stacks, but he's lost chips in the first hour of the day and has already been all-in on two recent hands, taking one from Marco Johnson with aces up over Johnson's kings up.

In a three-way hand with Jake Schwartz and Jared Talarico, Leyo has the lead on fourth street and bets. Schwartz is the next to act and calls.Talarico cals.

Leyo's bet on fifth street puts him all in. Schwartz calls and so does Talarico.

Leyo is all-in and cannot take action on sixth street but has the lead. Schwartz checks, Talarico bets—creating a side pot—and Schwartz calls.

Schwartz checks again on seventh. Talarico bets and Schwartz folds.

Talarico takes the side pot and tables    . Leyo has    . Talarico's aces and 7-4-3-2-A scoop the pot to eliminate Leyo.

Jared Talarico - 925,000 (23 BB)
Jake Schwartz - 465,000 (11 BB)
Pascal Leyo - Eliminated in 14th Place ($10,387)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3:04 PM Local Time

Bring-in or Small Blind Completion 
or Big Blind
Flop Games - 10,000 20,000 20,000/40,000
Stud Games 5,000 5,000 20,000 20,000/40,000

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 3:03 PM Local Time
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:46 PM Local Time

Chris George Eliminated

7 Card Stud

Chris George:     /      /  
Chino Rheem:     /      /  

Rheem has bet on seventh street with about 200,000 in the pot. George has less than one big bet behind, and is contemplating calling all-in.

"I know you're not going to fold, you already have all your chips in there," remarks Rheem. A crowd starts to gather on the rail as George holds up his cards, and shuffles what is left of his chips. After about three minutes, George finally calls his last 22,000, and both hands are tabled.

George shows     for trip kings.

"I haven't looked, I don't know what I have," says Rheem as he slowly squeezes his seventh street card.

Rheem reveals     for a full house, and he sends George to the rail in dramatic fashion.

Chino Rheem - 720,000
Chris George - Eliminated

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:30 PM Local Time

Chino Rheem


Chino Rheem -     /    
Gerald Ringe -     /    ]

Chino Rheem just got to the table after missing the first hand. The game is razz. "I'm going to complete with a nine!" he calls out to the table and onlookers gathered on the rail.

Gerald Ringe on his left calls the bet.

Ringe bets fourth street. Rheem calls.

Rheem takes the lead on fifth street and bets. Ringe slowly folds his cards. Every pot in the game at this point means a lot of chips are in the middle and Rheem takes this particular pot.

Chino Rheem - 550,000
Gerald Ringe - 538,000

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:14 PM Local Time

Brett Reichert Eliminated


Brett Reichert:     /      /  
Todd Ickow:     /      /  
John Crisp:     /      /  

Reichert goes all in on third street, and is called by Crisp and Ickow.

Crisp bets fourth street, and Ickow calls.

Crisp bets fifth street, Ickow raises, and Crisp calls.

Crisp bets again on sixth street, and Ickow raises. Crisp calls once again.

Crisp checks seventh street, Ickow bets, and Crisp calls. All three players reveal their hands.

Reichert:     (queen low)
Ickow:     (eight low)
Crisp:     (king low)

Reichert is eliminated, and Ickow stacks the winnings.

Todd Ickow - 600,000 (20 BB)
John Crisp - 190,000 (6 BB)
Brett Reichert - Eliminated

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:03 PM Local Time

Bring-in or Small Blind Completion 
or Big Blind
Flop Games - 8,000 15,000 15,000/30,000
Stud Games 3,000 5,000 15,000 15,000/30,000
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:02 PM Local Time


Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:01 PM Local Time
Just before the start of play, the players have been moved from the Purple section of the Amazon Room to the Tan section.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:51 AM Local Time

Jared Talarico

It's the last day on the schedule for Event #18: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. There are 16 players remaining from the 400 who started the tournament (144 came back for Day 2). Two full tables of mixed game specialists are contending for a top prize of $259,730 and a gold bracelet. Second place receives $160,522. Everyone entering Day 3 has at least $8,576 locked up.

Jared Talarico took and maintained the lead for much of the latter part of Day 2, ending the night with 825,000 in chips. Bracelet winner Gerald Ringe (626,000) and Chino Rheem (620,000, and looking for his first bracelet) also spent much of the day near the top of the chip counts. On their tails are Glenn Engelbert (548,000 and three WSOP final tables in limit events), Todd Ickow (459,000), and bracelet winner Marco Johnson (399,000). Other players with bracelets remaining from a field that was full of highly-accomplished contenders are Michael Gathy (360,000), Frankie O'Dell (312,000), and Eli Elezra (199,000).

Day 3 begins with Level 21, limits will be 15,000/30,000. Play resumes at 2 p.m. There are 15-minute breaks scheduled after every two levels, with a 60-minute break after Level 26 (about 8:30 p.m.) Play picks up where the night ended on each table, with the same game and number of hands in that game round remaining.

Continue following for updates throughout the day, as a new H.O.R.S.E. champion breaks out of the pack.