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2007 38th Annual World Series of Poker

Saturday, June 09, 2007 to Monday, June 11, 2007

Event #16: $2,500 H.O.R.S.E.

  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $878,600
  • Entries: 382
  • Remaining: 0

EVENT UPDATES

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Monday, June 11, 2007 4:58 PM Local Time
Chris Bjorin raises to 16,000, Ali Eslami reraises to 24,000, Herb Van Dyke calls from the big blind, Bjorin reraises to 32,000, Eslami calls, and Van Dyke calls. The flop comes    , Van Dyke checks, Bjorin bets 8,000, Eslami calls, and Van Dyke calls. The turn card is the  , Van Dyke checks, Bjorin bets 16,000, and the others calls. The river card is the  , and everyone checks. They show: Ali Eslami:    Herb Van Dyke:    Chris Bjorin:    Bjorin takes the pot with his aces.
Monday, June 11, 2007 4:49 PM Local Time
(Hold'em) Robert Mizrachi raises to 16,000, Harry Kazazian moves all in from the button for 18,000, and Tom Schneider moves all in from the big blind for 29,000 -- but he's told he can only complete the bet to 24,000, so he pulls 5,000 back. Mizrachi calls. The flop comes    , Schneider bets his last 5,000 into the side pot, and Mizrachi calls. The players show: Harry Kazazian:    Tom Schneider:    Robert Mizrachi:    Schneider leads with his pocket pair, and the turn card is the  , giving him a set. Mizrachi is drawing dead, so Schneider clinches the side pot, but Kazazian can make a jack-high straight with an eight on the river. The last card is the  , and Kazazian briefly thinks it's an eight before reality sinks in -- Harry Kazazian is eliminated in eighth place, earning $18,011.
Monday, June 11, 2007 4:42 PM Local Time
(Hold'em) With the board showing      on the turn, Harry Kazazian checks, Ali Eslami bets 16,000, and Kazazian calls. The river card is the  , Kazazian checks, Eslami bets 16,000, and Kazazian thinks for a moment before he folds. Eslami takes the pot. The hand cripples Kazazian down to just 18,000 in chips, while Eslami crosses the 500,000 mark.
Monday, June 11, 2007 4:38 PM Local Time
The current game is hold'em, with blinds of 4,000-8,000, and limits of 8,000-16,000. Shuffle up and deal!
Monday, June 11, 2007 4:37 PM Local Time
Here are the official chip counts from the break: Seat 1 - Ali Eslami - 479,000 Seat 2 - Robert Mizrachi - 268,000 Seat 3 - Herb Van Dyke - 119,000 Seat 4 - Harry Kazazian - 70,000 Seat 5 - James Richburg - 440,000 Seat 6 - Tom Schneider - 29,000 Seat 7 - Walter Browne - 290,000 Seat 8 - Chris Bjorin - 217,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 11, 2007 4:23 PM Local Time
The players take a 15-minute break before the game changes back to hold'em. The purple (500) chips will be raced off the table during the break. Official chip counts coming soon.
Monday, June 11, 2007 4:23 PM Local Time
Tom Schneider is all in on third street against Robert Mizrachi and James Richburg. Mizrachi and Richburg continue betting into a side pot. Tom Schneider: X X      X Robert Mizrachi: X X      X James Richburg: X X      X At the showdown, Schneider shows     to win the high side with trip kings. Richburg shows     to take the low side with a seven low. Mizrachi shows     for two pair and a busted low draw.
Monday, June 11, 2007 4:20 PM Local Time
The players face-up cards are: Walter Browne: X X      X James Richburg: X X      X Browne shows     in the hole to scoop a large pot with a six-high straight.
Monday, June 11, 2007 4:08 PM Local Time
The final table begins with the game still at seven card stud hi-lo, with about ten minutes left on the clock. After this level, there will be a color up and a short break for the players. Shuffle up and deal!
Monday, June 11, 2007 4:07 PM Local Time
Here are the official chip counts: Seat 1 - Ali Eslami - 507,000 Seat 2 - Robert Mizrachi - 262,000 Seat 3 - Herb Van Dyke - 130,000 Seat 4 - Harry Kazazian - 85,000 Seat 5 - James Richburg - 487,000 Seat 6 - Tom Schneider - 20,500 Seat 7 - Walter Browne - 207,500 Seat 8 - Chris Bjorin - 227,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 11, 2007 3:54 PM Local Time
Seating positions and chip counts for the eight-handed final table of Event #16 ($2,500 H.O.R.S.E.) will be posted soon.
Monday, June 11, 2007 3:54 PM Local Time
Alexandra Vuong finds another hand to risk her tournament with, but it doesn't make much until the river, when she pairs her ace. Unfortunately, the last card for James Richburg is also an ace -- giving him two pair, aces up, to win the pot. Alexandra Vuong is eliminated in 9th place, earning $12,213. She finishes on the final-table bubble, just missing the chance to become the fourth woman to make a final table this year.
Monday, June 11, 2007 3:50 PM Local Time
Chris Bjorin makes a full house (threes full of aces) to beat out Robert Mizrachi's two pair. Neither player has a qualifying low. Bjorin increases his stack to 300,000, while Mizrachi drops to about 260,000.
Monday, June 11, 2007 3:49 PM Local Time
Alexandra Vuong finds her hand -- she's all in on fourth street with a low draw against Robert Mizrachi's spade flush draw. Mizrachi catches the   on fifth street to complete his flush, and Vuong makes her low on sixth street. They chop the pot.
Monday, June 11, 2007 3:47 PM Local Time
Alexandra Vuong is slowly but steadily losing chips, and she's down to about 15,000. "I need to find a hand I can go all in on, but I'm not catching anything."
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 11, 2007 3:45 PM Local Time
Monday, June 11, 2007 3:45 PM Local Time
With all seven cards dealt, Tom Schneider shows      against Herb Van Dyke's     . Van Dyke bets the river, and Schneider calls. Van Dyke shows     for two pair, queens and fours, and no low. Schneider checks his hole cards one last time before mucking. Van Dyke takes the pot.
Monday, June 11, 2007 3:35 PM Local Time
Chris Bjorin wins a pot worth over 50,000 against Robert Mizrachi with an ace-high flush against Mizrachi's two pair, aces and fives. Neither player had a qualifying low hand.
Monday, June 11, 2007 3:33 PM Local Time
The players return from their break to play seven card stud hi-lo, eight or better. The antes are $1,500, with a $2,000 bring in, a completion of 6,000, and limits of 6,000-12,000.
Monday, June 11, 2007 3:32 PM Local Time
This is the prize money the final ten players are shooting for: 1st - $239,503 2nd - $131,790 3rd - $83,467 4th - $54,913 5th - $42,612 6th - $32,069 7th - $24,601 8th - $18,011 9th - $12,213 10th - $12,213
Playtika - Jason Alexander