Sunday, June 18, 2017 2:00 AM Local Time
David Bach Wins Event #30: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship ($383,208)
Another day has come to a completion at the 2017 World Series of Poker (WSOP) with David Bach being crowned the Event #30: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship winner and recipient of the $383,208 first prize and his third career WSOP gold bracelet.
The final day of Event #30 began with just 15 players remaining from the original 150 that took a seat on Thursday afternoon. Many seasoned poker veterans and savvy young guns had come and gone over the course of the first two days, and with a winner in sight, this tournament was truly one to watch. The spotlight was cast on two-time WSOP Player of the Year and six-time WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu who began the day as chip leader. Negreanu had already notched a second-place and third-place finish at WSOP events this series, and would have his eyes squarely set on eclipsing both of those results. The other major story line was Jason Mercier, who was looking to join the likes of Layne Flack and Tuan Le in going back-to-back in defending their WSOP gold.
Once cards were in the air today, Phillip Wallace was the first casualty, and he soon would be followed by Mark Gregorich. Mack Lee, Scott Bohlman, and Brian Rast all were eliminated to leave a final ten before Richard Chase's tournament would finish in 10th when Bach rivered a flush to send nine players to the main stage at the unofficial final table. Leading those final nine players would still be Negreanu who rode somewhat of a roller coaster during the first few levels of play as Don Zewin and Mercier were the only two other players in the seven-figure club.
Following a couple of doubles, Anthony Zinno's tournament would end just one short of another WSOP final table when he was all in with split jacks in stud against the split aces of Eric Rodawig who would carry the official chip lead into the final table. Once play resumed after a short break, Jerry Wong would exit in 8th place after he was crippled by Zewin's aces in the hand previously. Yuebin Guo would then be eliminated in 7th place running his into Andrew Brown's in hold'em. Play then slowed down as chips made their way round the table before Rodawig would still hold the chip lead at dinner break over Mercier, while Negreanu and Bach held the two shortest stacks.
Once play resumed, the chip lead was held by a rotation of players, but unfortunately one of them wouldn't be Negreanu. The overnight chip leader managed to double but he was then eliminated in 6th place by Rodawig during the Omaha hi-lo orbit. The next big name to go was Mercier who grinded the short stack for a multitude of game changes finding double ups here and there. However in a hand of razz, he would be forced all in and would be unable to better Brown's eight-seven low.
Now down to the final four, Brown would hold half the chips in play, but after multiple battles with Rodawig, those two would switch places in the chip counts as Rodawig surged ahead to hold more then half the chips in play also. Unfortunately for Brown who was looking to collect his second career WSOP bracelet, his run would end in 4th place when he missed a monster Omaha hi-lo hand against Bach. With Brown on the rail, Bach would now hold nearly half the chips in play. Several orbits later, Zewin would be eliminated in 3rd place - following a 3rd place in this very event back in 2015 - when Rodawig rivered a straight to hold a slight lead entering heads up play.
Rodawig would be eyeing his second career WSOP bracelet, and he had a rail that featured Matthew Ashton, Brandon Shack-Harris, and Chris George all cheering him on. For Bach, he would be aiming for bracelet number three, and also his second within the past ten days after winning Event #11: $1,500 Dealers Choice for $119,399. Once heads-up play began, it would be Bach in control winning pot-after-pot. Bach was on cruise control as he won nearly every relative hand between the two. His slight chip disadvantage turned into a lead, and then into a two-to-one lead before the final hand begin with him holding a commanding nine-to-one chip lead over Rodawig. During the Omaha hi-lo orbit, Rodawig committed his final chips holding on a flop against Bach's . No club or nine would come for Rodawig, and Bach would be crowned the Event #30 Champion!
|1st||David Bach||United States||$383,208|
|2nd||Eric Rodawig||United States||$236,841|
|3rd||Don Zewin||United States||$163,557|
|4th||Andrew Brown||United States||$115,485|
|5th||Jason Mercier||United States||$83,415|
|7th||Yuebin Guo||United States||$45,587|
|8th||Jerry Wong||United States||$36,218|
"I'm running well and I fell like I'm playing well," said David Bach while being interviewed after his win.
"I pride myself on being able to play with anybody!" he added.
For Bach, not only is this is his second bracelet of the series and third overall, but it also the second in this H.O.R.S.E. discipline after he won the 2008 $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship for $1,276,806 before it became known as the Poker Players Championship. Following this win, Bach's career lifetime winnings now eclipse $4 million, and with the way he is running and playing this WSOP, he has a strong chance to add to that while also be a strong candidate at chasing Player of the Year honors.
Congratulations to David Bach for winning the Event #30: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship for $383,208 and collecting his third career WSOP bracelet and second of the 2017 World Series of Poker!
Sunday, June 18, 2017 1:38 AM Local Time
Eric Rodawig Eliminated in 2nd Place ($236,841); David Bach Wins!
David Bach raised his button to 300,000 and Eric Rodawig called in the big blind.
The flop landed and Rodawig bet out 150,000. Bach raised to 395,000 and Rodawig pushed in his final 395,000 total with Bach calling.
With Rodawig at-risk and trailing, he would need a club or a nine to take the lead.
The dealer delivered the on the turn, and when the completed the board on the river, Rodawig collected $236,841 for his second place finish.
|David Bach||7,500,000||700,000 |
|Eric Rodawig||0||-700,000 |
Sunday, June 18, 2017 1:33 AM Local Time
Eric Rodawig raised his button to 300,000 and David Bach called to see a flop.
Bach checked, Rodawig bet 150,000 and Bach raised to 300,000.
Rodawig folded and dropped to 700,000 while Bach moved up to 6.8 million in chips.
|David Bach||6,800,000||425,000 |
|Eric Rodawig||700,000||-425,000 |
Sunday, June 18, 2017 1:29 AM Local Time
Level 31 started
Sunday, June 18, 2017 1:27 AM Local Time
Full House for Bach
Eric Rodawig raised to 240,000 on the button and David Bach called from the big.
The flop landed and Bach checked to Rodawig who bet 120,000. Bach called and both players checked the on the turn as the completed the board on the river.
Bach led for 240,000 and Rodawig called.
Bach tabled his for a full house and Rodawig mucked.
|David Bach||6,375,000||470,000 |
|Eric Rodawig||1,125,000||-470,000 |
Sunday, June 18, 2017 1:25 AM Local Time
Two Pair for Bach
From the button, Eric Rodawig raised to 240,000 and David Bach called in the big blind.
The flop landed and Bach checked to Rodawig who bet 120,000. Bach check-raised to 240,000 and Rodawig called as the turn landed the .
Bach bet 240,000 and Rodawig called as the river landed the .
Bach bet 240,000 and Rodawig called. Bach tabled his for two pair and Rodawig mucked.
|David Bach||5,905,000||930,000 |
|Eric Rodawig||1,595,000||-930,000 |
Sunday, June 18, 2017 1:22 AM Local Time
Bach Takes Down Another
From the button, David Bach raised to 240,000 and Eric Rodawig called.
The flop landed and Rodawig checked to Bach who bet 120,000. Rodawig called, and then checked the on the turn.
Bach bet out 240,000 and Rodawig called as the landed on the river.
Rodawig checked, Bach bet 240,000, and Rodawig folded.
|David Bach||4,975,000||450,000 |
|Eric Rodawig||2,525,000||-450,000 |
Sunday, June 18, 2017 1:15 AM Local Time
Bach Surging Forward
David Bach had the bring-in and Eric Rodawig completed to 120,000. Bach called, and on fourth street, Rodawig bet 120,000 and Bach called.
Once fifth street arrived, Rodawig checked and Bach bet out 240,000, forcing a fold from Rodawig.
|David Bach||4,525,000||385,000 |
|Eric Rodawig||2,975,000||-385,000 |
Sunday, June 18, 2017 1:12 AM Local Time
Open Deuces for Rodawig
Eric Rodawig had the bring-in and David Bach completed to 120,000. Rodawig called and then let out for 120,000 on fourth street with Bach folding.
Sunday, June 18, 2017 1:09 AM Local Time
Bach Takes the Chip Lead
David Bach had the bring-in and Eric Rodawig completed to 120,000. Bach called, and then called a bet on fourth street.
On fifth, Rodawig fired out 240,000 and Bach raised to 480,000. Rodawig called and both players checked sixth.
Bach: / /
Rodawig: / /
On seventh, Rodawig bet out 240,000 and Bach stood up to study Rodawig's up cards.
Eventually, Bach called tabling his for a seven-low and a pair of sevens as Rodawig mucked and said, "Nice hand!"
|David Bach||4,140,000||940,000 |
|Eric Rodawig||3,360,000||-940,000 |
Sunday, June 18, 2017 1:04 AM Local Time
A Quiet Razz Round
The razz orbit was a little on the quiet side in this heads up match.
Both players traded bring-in and completes against one another as chips bounced from one side of the table to the other during the eight hands.
|Eric Rodawig||4,300,000||125,000 |
|David Bach||3,200,000||-125,000 |
Sunday, June 18, 2017 12:55 AM Local Time
Heads-Up Chip Counts
Play has resumed and there are 32 minutes and 45 seconds remaining in this level.
If players decide to, they have the option of playing another level in an attempt to complete this tournament tonight.
|Eric Rodawig||4,175,000||1,325,000 |
|David Bach||3,325,000||-175,000 |
Sunday, June 18, 2017 12:45 AM Local Time
The two remaining players are heading on a short break while PokerGo sets up the stream for heads-up play.
Sunday, June 18, 2017 12:43 AM Local Time
Don Zewin Eliminated in 3rd Place ($163,557)
Eric Rodawig raised the button to 240,000 and Don Zewin three-bet the small blind to 360,000.
Rodawig made it 480,000 and Zewin called all in for less.
The flop of kept Zewin in the lead, but when the landed on the turn, Rodawig now had outs to a straight.
Those outs would come to fruition when the completed the board on the river to see Rodawig make a queen-high straight and send Zewin to the rail in 3rd place for a $163,557 payday.
|Don Zewin||0||-425,000 |
Sunday, June 18, 2017 12:40 AM Local Time
Zewin Folds River
David Bach opened his button to 240,000 and both Eric Rodawig and Don Zewin called in the blinds.
The flop landed and Zewin bet 120,000. Bach folded and Rodawig called before leading for 240,000 when the turn landed the .
Zewin called, and when the river landed the , he folded to a 240,000-chip bet from Rodawig.
|Don Zewin||425,000||-725,000 |
Sunday, June 18, 2017 12:35 AM Local Time
Andrew Brown Eliminated in 4th Place ($115,484)
From the small blind, David Bach raised to 240,000 and Andrew Brown called from the big blind.
The flop landed and Bach led out for 120,000. Brown raised to 240,000 and Make made it 360,000.
Brown clicked it up to four bets total before Bach capped it and Brown called all-in for less.
The turn of the and river of the would ensure Bach scooped the pot to send Brown to the rail in 4th place for a $115,484 payday.
|David Bach||3,500,000||0 |
|Eric Rodawig||2,850,000||-50,000 |
|Don Zewin||1,150,000||400,000 |
|Andrew Brown||0||-550,000 |
Sunday, June 18, 2017 12:31 AM Local Time
Brown Scooped by Bach
Andrew Brown limped in under the gun and David Bach checked the big blind.
The flop landed and Brown bet out 120,000. Bach check-called as the turn landed the and both players checked.
The river landed the and Brown check-called a Bach 240,000-chip bet.
Bach tabled his for a set and a low to scoop the pot.
|David Bach||3,500,000||900,000 |
|Andrew Brown||550,000||-700,000 |
Sunday, June 18, 2017 12:27 AM Local Time
Bach Rivers Set of Aces
David Bach raised his button and both Andrew Brown and Eric Rodawig called in the blinds.
The flop fell and Brown checked to Rodawig who bet 120,000. Bach raised to 240,000 and Brown folded. Rodawig three-bet and Bach called.
The on the turn went check, check, as did the on the river.
Bach tabled his and Rodawig mucked.
|Eric Rodawig||2,900,000||-500,000 |
|David Bach||2,600,000||1,675,000 |
|Andrew Brown||1,250,000||-550,000 |
|Don Zewin||750,000||0 |
Sunday, June 18, 2017 12:21 AM Local Time
Brown Gives It Up
Andrew Brown raised to 240,000 on the button and Eric Rodawig three-bet from the small blind. Brown called, and on the flop, he folded to Rodawig's 120,000-chip bet.
|Eric Rodawig||3,400,000||425,000 |
|Andrew Brown||1,800,000||-650,000 |
Sunday, June 18, 2017 12:20 AM Local Time
Bach Takes on Brown
David Bach raised to 240,000 from the small blind and Andrew Brown called in the big.
The flop fell and a bet of 120,000 from Bach was enough for him to be pushed the pot.