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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

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Monday, June 11, 2007 3:31 PM Local Time
Most of these chip counts are exact, but Robert Mizrachi and Harry Kazazian both won the last pots of the last round, and their stacks were still in messy piles. So their numbers are estimates. TABLE 61 Seat 1 - Walter Browne - 167,500 Seat 2 - Harry Kazazian - 75,000 Seat 3 - Tom Schneider - 72,500 Seat 4 - Ali Eslami - 494,500 Seat 5 - Seat 6 - Seat 7 - Herb Van Dyke - 115,000 Seat 8 - TABLE 67 Seat 1 - Chris Bjorin - 107,500 Seat 2 - Seat 3 - Robert Mizrachi - 349,000 Seat 4 - Seat 5 - Seat 6 - James Richburg - 439,000 Seat 7 - Darrell 'Gigabet' Dicken - 22,000 Seat 8 - Alexandra Vuong - 35,000
Monday, June 11, 2007 3:19 PM Local Time
The players take a 15-minute break before they start playing seven card stud hi-lo. Official chip counts for the final ten players will be posted soon.
Monday, June 11, 2007 3:18 PM Local Time
Robert Mizrachi has      showing after the last card is dealt, and he bets 12,000. Once again, he's up against Darrell Dicken, who has      showing. He thinks for about twenty seconds and says, "You're obviously rolled up," and he folds, giving the pot to Mizrachi. That's four in a row, Darrell. After the hand, I double-checked some data with the dealer, and he shared his insight into the hand: "[Darrell Dicken] was on a flush draw; he obviously started with four diamonds, but never got there. He looked at his last card and folded."
Monday, June 11, 2007 3:15 PM Local Time
Robert Mizrachi just won a pot with      showing against Darrell Dicken's     . Mizrachi bets 12,000 after the last card, and Dicken says, "How do you always catch those cards?" Mizrachi doesn't say anything. Dicken finishes with, "Oh well, I'm calling." Mizrachi quickly shows pocket jacks and says, "Jacks up." Dicken taps the table and says "Two pair," but mucks his cards. Dicken looks at his diminishing chip stack and says, "That's three stud pots in a row you've taken from me." Dicken is down to about 75,000, and Mizrachi is up to about 240,000.
Monday, June 11, 2007 3:09 PM Local Time
Robert Mizrachi and Darrell Dicken start talking after Dicken asks Mizrachi how many chips he has. They both started the day short, with about 50,000 in chips, but Mizrachi now has about 250,000 and Dicken about 160,000. Mizrachi says he's impressed by Dicken's play, because he's always considered him a no-limit hold'em specialist. Mizrachi then says, "When PartyPoker closed down [in the United States], that must have cost you about half a billion [dollars]." Dicken just laughs at the absurd number, and says, "Yeah, sure. Half a billion." But Mizrachi is somewhat serious. "No, really. I mean lifetime." Then Dicken thinks a bit and says, "Yeah, I guess, if you continue the exponential growth of poker over an additional period of ..."
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Monday, June 11, 2007 2:59 PM Local Time
Harry Kazazian is all in with ace high and a gut-shot straight draw. He's behind Walter Browne, who has a pair of nines. The last card is dealt, and Browne shows that he paired his ace -- giving him two pair, aces and nines. Kazazian's only chance is to make his straight. His last card is the  , and he miraculously makes his Broadway ace-high straight to double up to about 52,000. Browne drops down to 175,000.
Monday, June 11, 2007 2:55 PM Local Time
On sixth street, Alexandra Vuong is all in with a pair of queens and a spade flush draw against Chris Bjorin's pair of kings. Her last card is the  , and she says, "I got there" as she turns it over. Bjorin didn't improve, and he's knocked down to about 110,000. Vuong doubles up to about 75,000.
Monday, June 11, 2007 2:52 PM Local Time
The game has switched to seven card stud, with a 1,500 ante, a 2,000 bring in, the completion is 6,000, and the limits are 6,000-12,000.
Monday, June 11, 2007 2:48 PM Local Time
Tim Fu was eliminated by Ali Eslami.
Monday, June 11, 2007 2:47 PM Local Time
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Monday, June 11, 2007 2:45 PM Local Time
Jeff Burdsall is all in on sixth street, drawing for a jack low. But he's drawing dead against Robert Mizrachi's six low. Mizrachi catches a five to make the nuts (5-4-3-2-A), while Burdsall catches a third deuce, and is stuck with a king low. Jeff Burdsall is eliminated in 13th place, earning $10,104.
Monday, June 11, 2007 2:39 PM Local Time
Monday, June 11, 2007 2:37 PM Local Time
Robert Mizrachi makes a seven low to win a big pot against Graboski with an eight low. It knocks Graboski down to about 30,000 in chips.
Monday, June 11, 2007 2:36 PM Local Time
James Richburg (465,000) and Ali Eslami (460,000) are at different tables, but they are nearly tied for the chip lead.
Monday, June 11, 2007 2:30 PM Local Time
Alexandra Vuong appears to have picked up another pot, and she now has 46,000 in chips.
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Monday, June 11, 2007 2:28 PM Local Time
Matt Russell moves all in on fifth street against Ali Eslami and Tom Schneider. Schneider folds, but Eslami calls. The cards flashed quickly, but it looked like Russell made a ten low, beaten by Eslami's seven low. Eslami appeared to have jack low before the final card. Matt Russell is eliminated in 15th place, earning $9,050.
Monday, June 11, 2007 2:25 PM Local Time
Alexandra Vuong was all in but made a 9-5-4-3-2 to double through Tim Fu. Vuong now has about 35,000.
Monday, June 11, 2007 2:23 PM Local Time
Harry Kazazian: X X      Walter Browne: X X      5th Street: Kazazian bets 12,000, and Browne calls. 6th Street: Browne bets 12,000, and Kazazian thinks for a moment before he folds. Kazazian is left with just 36,000 in chips.
Monday, June 11, 2007 2:19 PM Local Time
The game switches over to Razz, with a $1,500 ante, a $2,000 bring in for the high card, and limits of 6,000-12,000.
Monday, June 11, 2007 2:19 PM Local Time
With the final board showing      , Ali Eslami bets 8,000 from the big blind, Matt Russell calls from the under-the-gun position, and Harry Kazazian is shuffling his chips on the button. Kazazian makes a bit of a stutter move, and his chips are out in front of his cards. Eslami takes that as a call and calmly reveals his hand --      for a queen-high flush and an 8-5-4-3-A for the low. But Kazazian immediately says, "What are you doing? I didn't call." Without a moment's hesitation, the dealer calls over the tournament director, and he starts hearing multiple versions of what happened. Kazazian is heated and angry, while everyone else is relatively calm. The dealer points out that Kazazian's chips were out in front of his cards, which, according to the TD, is where the "perimeter" ends. It's a gray area, and since it's ambiguous and another player has acted, he declares it a call and asks the player to put the 8,000 in his hand in the pot. Kazazian continues to argue, claiming he did nothing unusual, while Eslami says, "Look sir, I'm a professional player. I'm not an angle-shooter. I wouldn't have turned over my cards if it didn't clearly look like a call." Kazazian argues a few more minutes until the TD orders him to showdown, and the following hands are shown: The Board:       Ali Eslami:      Matt Russell:      Harry Kazazian:      Eslami takes the high side with a queen-high flush, while Russell and Kazazian split the low side with 8-5-4-2-A. Kazazian and Eslami continue discussin the situation after the hand, but they are both calm and agreeable by this point.
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