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2018 49th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Thursday, July 12, 2018 to Saturday, July 14, 2018

Event #76: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.

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  • Buy-in: $3,000
  • Prizepool: $955,800
  • Entries: 354
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, July 15, 2018 1:09 AM Local Time
Brian Hastings Takes Down Event #76: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E

Brian Hastings

A total of 354 runners showed up for Event #76: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. at the Rio All-Suites and Casino for the final mixed tournament of the series. When the final curtain came down, it was Brian Hastings taking home the prestigious World Series of Poker bracelet and an astounding $233,202 first-place cash prize. Hastings bested Andrew Brown heads-up, who took home a respectable $144,128 for his efforts.

Hastings came into the final day of the tournament as the chipleader with 19 players remaining. He was the shortest stack at one point during four-handed play, but rallied back to win it all.

When asked how he was feeling after winning his fourth WSOP gold bracelet, Hastings was very delighted. "It feels amazing, this was my last event of the summer and I had a couple of runs before this, but to end it this way just feels great."

Hastings had an uphill battle in front of him when heads-up play began, but that didn't stop him from pulling through. "I came into heads-up with a four- or five-to-one chip disadvantage, but the cards ran my way and I made a few hands. Andrew is a good player and things just went my way."

This being the fourth gold bracelet of his career, Hastings said it had a little more meaning than the previous ones. "I'm at a different stage in my life right now. I'm getting married this year (to his fiance Sonya), I'm looking at buying a house, so this will go a long way to that." Sonya was Hastings' biggest supporter on his path to victory, standing on the rail throughout the entire 12-hour day, cheering him on.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Brian HastingsUnited States$233,202
2Andrew BrownUnited States$144,128
3Tim MarstersAustralia$97,340
4Jeff MadsenUnited States$67,121
5Lee MarkholtUnited States$47,275
6Hye ParkUnited States$34,027
7Dutch BoydUnited States$25,040
8Bruno FitoussiFrance$18,849

Final Day Action

The official final table bubble, who took ninth place, was Jesse Hampton after he moved all in with tens during the hold'em round and could not hold against Dutch Boyd. Bruno Fitoussi would be the next person to hit the rail when his aces failed to hold up in Omaha hi-lo against Lee Markholt.

Boyd had a roller coaster of a final table but could not survive a runout in razz against Tim Marsters, who would take down the hand with his eight low. One of the leaders coming into the final table was Hye Park who would end his day on the hold'em round when he ran into Madsen's two pair, being eliminated in sixth.

It was Markholt making his way to the payout desk in fifth when he ran a bluff into Hastings who made a very bold call. Four-time bracelet winner Jeff Madsen would be yet another player to hit the rail during the hold'em round, running into Hastings' big slick, and getting eliminated in fourth.

Marsters found himself taking an exit during the Omaha hi-lo round when he shoved his stack in on the turn and was called by Hastings who had him drawing to just a quarter of the pot. Marsters did not get there on the river and Hastings sent him home in third.

2nd-Place Finisher Andrew Brown
2nd-Place Finisher Andrew Brown

The heads-up play started with Brown having a four-to-one chip lead on Hastings and all the momentum. Hastings slowly battled for chips at the first of heads-up, but after two big hands he quickly took over the lead. Once in the lead, Hastings never turned back as he whittled away at his opponent's stack. Brown would head out the door during the Omaha hi-lo round when he moved all in before the flop. Hastings made the call and would make a stronger two pair on the river to capture the pot and eliminate Brown in second place.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be back tomorrow to bring you full coverage of Event #78: $1,000,000 The Big One for One Drop.

Sunday, July 15, 2018 12:49 AM Local Time
Andrew Brown Eliminated in 2nd Place ($144,128)

Andrew Brown

Omaha Hi-Lo

Brian Hastings raised on the button and Andrew Brown moved all in for his last 300,000 chips from the big blind. Hastings called and the cards were face up with Brown at risk.

Brian Hastings:     
Andrew Brown:     

The flop came     and Hastings remained in the lead with his pair of tens and no low draw possible.

The   on the turn gave Brown the advantage with nines-up and a flush draw, but the   on the river counterfeited Brown's two-pair. Hastings would be pushed the pot with his better jacks-up, and Brown would be eliminated in second place for $144,128 in prize money.

Brian Hastings5,310,000410,000
Andrew Brown0-400,000
Sunday, July 15, 2018 12:44 AM Local Time
Hastings Cannot Miss

After a whole round of hold'em and half a round of Omaha hi-lo, Brian Hastings has Andrew Brown in dire straits as he looks to finish out the tournament.

Brian Hastings4,900,0001,390,000
Andrew Brown400,000-1,400,000
Sunday, July 15, 2018 12:36 AM Local Time
The Lead Continues to Grow

Brian Hastings


Brian Hastings raised it up on the button and Andrew Brown defended his big blind. The flop came     and Brown check-called a continuation bet from Hastings.

The turn brought the   and Brown checked again. Hastings tossed in another bet and Brown continued to call. The   on the river paired the board and Brown checked for the third time. Hastings barrelled one more time and Brown took a minute to ponder his decision. He eventually threw his cards to the muck and Hastings raked in the pot.

Brian Hastings3,510,000510,000
Andrew Brown1,800,000-500,000
Sunday, July 15, 2018 12:26 AM Local Time
Hastings Adds to His Lead


Brian Hastings:    /      /  
Andrew Brown:    /      /  

Andrew Brown completed, Brian Hastings raised, Brown three-bet, and Hastings made the call. Brown bet until seventh where he check-called a bet from Hastings. Hastings tabled     for trip fives and Brown mucked his hand.

Brian Hastings3,000,000940,000
Andrew Brown2,300,000-950,000
Sunday, July 15, 2018 12:22 AM Local Time
Hastings Chips Into the Lead


Brian Hastings:    /    
Andrew Brown:    /     - fold on fifth

Brian Hastings was the bring-in and Andrew Brown completed. Hastings made it two bets and Brown just called.

On fourth, Brown check-called a bet from Hastings and then checked again on fifth. Hastings fired another bullet and Brown turned his cards face down and into the muck.

Andrew Brown3,250,000-1,255,000
Brian Hastings2,060,0001,265,000
Sunday, July 15, 2018 12:08 AM Local Time
Brown Drags a Monster Pot

Andrew Brown


Andrew Brown raised the button and Brian Hastings defended. The flop was     and Brown bet, Hastings raised, and Brown called.

On the   turn, Hastings bet, Brown raised, Hastings three-bet, Brown four-bet, and Hastings called. Both players checked the   on the river.

Hastings showed    for trip deuces with a queen kicker, but Brown tabled    to outkick Hastings' trips and scoop up the monster pot to take a sizable lead.

Andrew Brown4,505,0001,255,000
Brian Hastings795,000-1,255,000
Sunday, July 15, 2018 12:04 AM Local Time
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 100000/200000
Ante: 0
Sunday, July 15, 2018 12:03 AM Local Time
Brown Goes Down, Brown Goes Up

Stud Hi-Lo

Brian Hastings:    /      /  
Andrew Brown:    /      /  

Andrew Brown completed with his two and Brian Hastings raised. Brown called. Brown bet until sixth when both players checked. On seventh, Brown check-called a bet from Hastings who showed     for two pair and Brown mucked his hand.

Stud Hi-Lo

Andrew Brown:    /      /  
Brian Hastings:    /      /  

Hastings completed and Brown raised. Hastings made the call. Brown bet until seventh where Hastings took over and Brown made the call. Brown turned over     for a pair of kings and Hastings mucked his hand.

Andrew Brown3,250,000-380,000
Brian Hastings2,050,000370,000
Saturday, July 14, 2018 11:56 PM Local Time
Two Pair for Hastings

Brian Hastings


Brian Hastings:    /      /  
Andrew Brown:    /      /  

Brian Hastings was the bring-in with the  . Andrew Brown completed, Hastings two-bet, and Brown called. Brown had the onboard lead on fourth and bet, and Brown called.

Hastings showed the best board on fifth and check-called a bet . On sixth street, Brown was first to act again and he bet. Hastings called. Brown checked the river, and this time, Hastings put in a bet.

"Hmmm," Brown said, who stood up to take a good look. After contemplating for 15 seconds, he called.

"Tens up," Hastings announced as he rolled over    . Brown couldn't beat it and mucked his hand.

Andrew Brown3,630,000-785,000
Brian Hastings1,680,000795,000
Saturday, July 14, 2018 11:45 PM Local Time
Brown Gets the Call Down


Andrew Brown:    /      /  
Brian Hastings:    /      /  

Andrew Brown bet on every street and Brian Hastings called all the way to showdown. Brown tabled     for nine low and Hastings chucked his cards into the muck.

Andrew Brown4,415,000265,000
Brian Hastings885,000-165,000
Saturday, July 14, 2018 11:40 PM Local Time
Brown Draws First Blood

Omaha Hi-Lo

The first big pot of the heads-up went to Andrew Brown in Omaha hi-lo. With the board running out      , Brown bet every street and Brian Hastings called it off.

Brown rolled over      for jacks and tens and Hastings mucked.

Andrew Brown4,150,000700,000
Brian Hastings1,050,000-700,000
Saturday, July 14, 2018 11:34 PM Local Time
Tim Marsters Eliminated in 3rd Place ($97,340)

Tim Marsters

Omaha Hi-Lo

Brian Hastings opened from the button, Tim Marsters three-bet from the big blind, and Hastings made the call. The flop came down     and Marsters bet. Hastings made the call.

The   fell on the turn, Marsters bet, and Hastings moved him all in. Marsters made the call and the players turned over their hands.

Marsters turned over      for a pair of aces and Hastings showed      for a turned straight with seven low. The river came the   and Hastings scooped the pot, eliminating Marsters in third place.

Brian Hastings1,750,000685,000
Tim Marsters0-580,000
Saturday, July 14, 2018 11:26 PM Local Time
Marsters Doubles Through Hastings


Brian Hastings raised on the button, Tim Marsters three-bet from the big blind, and called all in for 270,000 total.

Tim Marsters:   
Brian Hastings:   

The best hand remained ahead on       and Marsters doubled up.

Brian Hastings1,065,000-285,000
Tim Marsters580,000180,000
Saturday, July 14, 2018 11:23 PM Local Time
Hastings and Brown Chop It, Marsters Left Out

Stud Hi-Lo

Andrew Brown:    /      /  
Brian Hastings:    /      /  
Tim Marsters:    /      /  

Brian Hastings completed with his five showing, Andrew Brown raised, Tim Marsters made the call, and Hastings bumped it up again. Both Brown and Marsters called. Brown bet on fourth and both of his opponents called.

Marsters led on fifth and both of his opponents called. Brown took over on sixth, and both Hastings and Marsters called. All three players checked it down on seventh and revealed their hands.

Brown tabled     for a full house, Hastings showed     for an eight low, and Marsters chucked his cards into the muck. Hastings and Brown splits the pot, leaving Marsters short stacked in the process.

Andrew Brown3,450,000350,000
Brian Hastings1,350,000425,000
Tim Marsters400,000-750,000
Saturday, July 14, 2018 11:15 PM Local Time
Marsters Overtakes Hastings


Tim Marsters:    /    
Brian Hastings:    /     - fold on fifth

Andrew Brown was the bring-in with the  . Tim Marsters completed, Brian Hastings made it two bets, Brown folded, Marsters three-bet, and Hastings called. Marsters bet fourth street and Hastings called again.

On fifth street, Marsters caught an open pair of jacks and Hastings instantly grabbed his cards to muck them.

Tim Marsters1,150,000350,000
Brian Hastings925,000-380,000
Saturday, July 14, 2018 11:07 PM Local Time
Marsters Finds a Much-Needed Double-Up


Andrew Brown called an all-in from Tim Marsters on fifth street and the cards ran out as follows:

Tim Marsters    /      /  
Andrew Brown:    /      /  

Brown showed a pair of sixes on sixth street but Marsters improved to two pair on seventh and secured a double-up.

Andrew Brown3,100,000-420,000
Tim Marsters800,000435,000
Saturday, July 14, 2018 11:00 PM Local Time
Level 29 started
Level: 29
Blinds: 80000/160000
Ante: 0
Saturday, July 14, 2018 10:46 PM Local Time
Break Time

The players will now be taking a 15-minute break.

Andrew Brown3,520,000-450,000
Brian Hastings1,305,000255,000
Tim Marsters365,000-170,000
Saturday, July 14, 2018 10:30 PM Local Time
Jeff Madsen Eliminated in 4th Place ($67,121)

Jeff Madsen


Brian Hastings opened from the button and Jeff Madsen moved all in from the small blind. Hastings made the call and they turned over their hands.

Brian Hastings:   
Jeff Madsen:   

The flop came down huge for Hastings as the dealer fanned out    . Madsen got out of his seat before the   hit the turn and would stay out of his seat when the   hit the river. Hastings took down the pot with his kings, eliminating Madsen from the tournament in fourth place.

Brian Hastings1,050,000430,000
Jeff Madsen0-185,000
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