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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 6:45 PM Local Time
The players take an 80-minute dinner break, and play will resume at 9:00 pm PDT, when the game will switch to seven card stud, eight or better. Official chip counts will be posted soon.
Monday, June 11, 2007 6:44 PM Local Time
Robert Mizrachi is back down to 18,000 in chips, and decides to commit to the hand with   showing, completing the bet to 8,000. Chris Bjorin had the bring-in with the  , and calls after everyone else folds. Mizrachi is all in on fourth street for his last 10,000, and they show: Robert Mizrachi:      Chris Bjorin:      There are only six diamonds left in the deck, and Bjorin just needs one to complete his king-high flush. Fifth street brings the   for Bjorin, giving him a pair of kings, and sixth street fills his flush with the  . Mizrachi has nothing but an open-ended straight draw, and he's drawing dead. Robert Mizrachi is eliminated in sixth place, earning $32,069.
Monday, June 11, 2007 6:35 PM Local Time
Robert Mizrachi: X X      X Ali Eslami: X X      X Both players check sixth street, and Mizrachi bets 16,000 on seventh. Eslami calls, and Mizrachi prepares to muck. Eslami shows     for a pair of kings, and Mizrachi mucks. Eslami takes the pot, and Mizrachi is down to just 9,000 in chips. That's right -- 9,000 in chips. The limits are 8,000-16,000. Walter Browne completes to 8,000 with the   showing, and Mizrachi is all in for his last 7,000 (after his ante) with the   showing. They show: Walter Browne:     Robert Mizrachi:     Browne picks up another queen for two pair, but Mizrachi catches two more sevens to win the pot with three of a kind. Mizrachi nearly triples up to 26,000 in chips. The next hand, Mizrachi commits on fourth street showing    against Tom Schneider's   . They show: Robert Mizrachi:      Tom Schneider:      Schneider is looking for a jack for his straight, but it's Mizrachi who catches the  , giving him three of a kind to double up again. Robert Mizrachi is back up to 66,000. He's not dead yet.
Monday, June 11, 2007 6:22 PM Local Time
The final hands look like this: Robert Mizrachi: X X      X Chris Bjorin: X X      X Mizrachi has the bring-in for 2,000, Bjorin completes to 8,000, and Mizrachi calls. Bjorin bets every street, and Mizrachi calls them all. After the last card is dealt, Bjorin bets, Mizrachi checks his hole cards and folds -- he must have missed his draw. Bjorin takes the pot, and Mizrachi is down to just 75,000 in chips.
Monday, June 11, 2007 6:15 PM Local Time
Here are the approximate chip counts: Seat 1 - Ali Eslami - 50,000 Seat 2 - Robert Mizrachi - 195,000 Seat 5 - James Richburg - 420,000 Seat 6 - Tom Schneider - 285,000 Seat 7 - Walter Browne - 480,000 Seat 8 - Chris Bjorin - 466,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 11, 2007 6:14 PM Local Time
(Seven Card Stud) James Richburg just won a nice pot with threes full of sixes against Robert Mizrachi.
Monday, June 11, 2007 6:08 PM Local Time
The game switches to Seven Card Stud. The ante remains at 2,000, with a 2,000 bring in, an 8,000 completion, and limits of 8,000-16,000.
Monday, June 11, 2007 6:07 PM Local Time
The nature of Razz is a slow game, and there weren't many hands that went deep.
Monday, June 11, 2007 5:51 PM Local Time
Here are the approximate chip counts: Seat 1 - Ali Eslami - 145,000 Seat 2 - Robert Mizrachi - 230,000 Seat 5 - James Richburg - 350,000 Seat 6 - Tom Schneider - 125,000 Seat 7 - Walter Browne - 455,000 Seat 8 - Chris Bjorin - 550,000
Monday, June 11, 2007 5:47 PM Local Time
Tom Schneider is all in on fifth street against Walter Browne, and by the end of the hand, Schneider makes a 10-9-8 low. Browne struggles to see a better hand, but he's stuck with a J-9 low. Schneider takes the pot, increasing his stack to about 125,000.
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 11, 2007 5:46 PM Local Time
James Richburg chose an unusual time to take a break. There are a lot of people who take breaks during the razz portion, because it's their least favorite game. But Robert Mizrachi calls razz "Richburg's best game" -- he won the WSOP bracelet in razz last year. Richburg returns to the table, missing just three or four hands.
Monday, June 11, 2007 5:39 PM Local Time
The game switches to razz, with a 2,000 ante and a 2,000 bring in. The completion is 8,000, and the limits are 8,000-16,000. After this round of razz, the game will switch to seven card stud, and when that round is over the players will receive their dinner break.
Monday, June 11, 2007 5:33 PM Local Time
Here are the approximate chip counts: Seat 1 - Ali Eslami - 280,000 Seat 2 - Robert Mizrachi - 230,000 Seat 5 - James Richburg - 390,000 Seat 6 - Tom Schneider - 70,000 Seat 7 - Walter Browne - 425,000 Seat 8 - Chris Bjorin - 560,000
Monday, June 11, 2007 5:29 PM Local Time
After Tom Schneider's big hand, his wife had snuck under the rail to get a closer look, and she was still worried after the river card, even though he clinched it. Someone pointed out that he already had the nut. When the river card also gave him a low, someone said, and now he's got two nuts. Happy that her husband is still alive in the tournament, Mrs. Schneider excitedly said, "I'll take two nuts!" Ali Eslami quipped, "You'll have to wait a bit -- he's busy."
Monday, June 11, 2007 5:25 PM Local Time
(Omaha Hi-Lo) James Richburg limps under the gun for 8,000, Tom Schneider raises to 16,000, Robert Mizrachi calls from the big blind, and Richburg calls. The flop comes    , Mizrachi checks, Richburg bets 8,000, Schneider thinks for about 15 seconds before raising to 16,000, Mizrachi folds, Richburg reraises, and Schneider calls all in for 20,000. Richburg shows      for a pair of kings and a king-high flush draw. But Schneider dominates him with      for a pair of aces, an ace-high flush draw, and a low draw. The turn card is the  , and Schneider clinches the pot with an ace high flush. The   on the river also gives him a qualifying low, but it doesn't matter. Schneider scoops the pot, building his stack to about 100,000 in chips.
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 11, 2007 5:13 PM Local Time
With the final board showing       in a three-way pot, Chris Bjorin bets 16,000, Robert Mizrachi calls, and James Richburg folds. Bjorin shows     , giving him a wheel (a five-high straight) to scoop both the high and the low sides of the pot. Mizrachi mucks in frustration, dropping down to 205,000 in chips. Bjorin now has over 575,000, and the chip lead.
Monday, June 11, 2007 5:11 PM Local Time
Two fans of Robert Mizrachi's show up on the rail -- his mother and his sister-in-law Aidily (wife of Michael 'The Grinder' Mizrachi). Mizrachi's mother sneaks under the ropes to give her son a kiss, causing him to blush slightly.
Monday, June 11, 2007 5:06 PM Local Time
The game switches to Omaha Hi-Lo, with blinds of 4,000-8,000, and limits of 8,000-16,000.
Monday, June 11, 2007 5:05 PM Local Time
The following chip counts are approximate: Seat 1 - Ali Eslami - 295,000 Seat 2 - Robert Mizrachi - 260,000 Seat 5 - James Richburg - 565,000 Seat 6 - Tom Schneider - 55,000 Seat 7 - Walter Browne - 330,000 Seat 8 - Chris Bjorin - 470,000
Monday, June 11, 2007 5:01 PM Local Time
(Hold'em) Herb Van Dyke limps from the small blind for 8,000, James Richburg raises from the big blind to 16,000, and Van Dyke calls. The flop comes    , Van Dyke bets 8,000, and Richburg calls. The turn card is the  , Van Dyke moves all in for 15,000, and Richburg calls with    for a pair of kings. Van Dyke shows    for a pair of kings, lower kicker. Van Dyke needs a ten on the river to stay alive, but the last card is the  . Herb Van Dyke is eliminated in seventh place, earning $24,601.
Playtika - Jason Alexander