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2007 38th Annual World Series of Poker

Friday, June 15, 2007 to Sunday, June 17, 2007

Event #26: $5,000 H.O.R.S.E.

  • Buy-in: $5,000
  • Prizepool: $902,400
  • Entries: 192
  • Remaining: 0

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Sunday, June 17, 2007 10:05 PM Local Time
28-year old Ralph Schwartz is from New York and plays the biggest side games he can find. His friends tell us that he's a quiet guy and tends to keep to himself. After receiving his bracelet, Schwartz eschewed the follow-up interviews and headed for the side door. "I really need a smoke," were his parting words.
Sunday, June 17, 2007 9:56 PM Local Time
During the final hand, Gazes asked Schwartz if he'd be interested in playing a heads-up match "for real money." Schwartz replied, "I don't know, I play pretty high." "Well, do you want to play or not?" implored Gazes. "Nah, after this, I think I'm gonna go party" was Schwartz's reply.
Sunday, June 17, 2007 9:55 PM Local Time
Hand #153 - Schwartz raises from the button and Gazes calls. The flop is    . Gazes leads out, Schwartz raises, and Gazes calls. The turn is the  . Gazes checks, Schwartz bets, Gazes looks totally agonized as he thinks and finally calls all in. The river is the  . Schwartz flipped over 2-3-5-8, making his six-high straight on the turn for both high and low. Gazes turned over K-K-7-6 for a pair of kings and was eliminated in second place. Ralph Schwartz wins Event #26 ($5,000 H.O.R.S.E.) taking home $275,683, a Corum watch, and his first WSOP bracelet!
Sunday, June 17, 2007 9:48 PM Local Time
Hand #150 - Gazes has the button and calls, Schwartz raised from the big blind and Gazes calls. The flop is    . Schwartz bets out and Gazes folds. Gazes is down to only 150,000 after the hand. Hand #151 - Gazes gets a walk. Hand #152 - Gazes returns the favor and gives Schwartz a walk.
Sunday, June 17, 2007 9:46 PM Local Time
Hand #147 - Schwartz has the button and completes the small blind, Gazes raises and Schwartz calls. The flop is    . Gazes bets and Schwartz calls. The turn is the  . Gazes checks, Schwartz bets, and Gazes calls. The river is the  . Gazes checks, Schwartz bets, and Gazes mucks. Schwartz scoops the pot. Hand #148 - Gazes has the button and calls, Schwartz checks. The flop is    . Schwartz checks, Gazes bets, and Schwartz folds. Gazes takes the pot. Hand #149 - Schwartz has the button and raises, Gazes makes the call. The flop is the    . Gazes checks, Schwartz bets, Gazes raises, Schwartz three-bets, and Gazes calls. The turn is the   and both players check. The river is the  . Gazes checks, Schwartz bets, and Gazes calls. Schwartz show J-J-K-2, Gazes J-T-9-7. Schwartz scoops the pot with his set of jacks against Gazes' top two pair.
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Sunday, June 17, 2007 9:39 PM Local Time
We are heads-up! The game is still Omaha/8 for the next 25 minutes.
Sunday, June 17, 2007 9:33 PM Local Time
Ralph Schwartz 1,345,000 Bill Gazes 550,000
Sunday, June 17, 2007 9:29 PM Local Time
Action has been paused momentarily as we prepare for heads-up play between Ralph Schwartz and Bill Gazes.
Sunday, June 17, 2007 9:28 PM Local Time
Hand #146 - On a flop of    , Schwartz bet and Guo called. The turn was the  . Schwartz bet and Guo called all in. Schwartz showed A-3-4-Q for aces and threes, Guo also held aces and threes, but had outs with a spade draw. The river, though, was the  , making Schwartz a higher two pair, and Guo was eliminated.
Sunday, June 17, 2007 9:24 PM Local Time
Blinds are 15,000-30,000 with betting limits of 30,000-60,000.
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Sunday, June 17, 2007 9:21 PM Local Time
Hand #143 - On a board of     , Schwartz bet and Guo called. The river was the  . Schwartz led out again and Guo made what appeared to be a crying call. Schwartz turned over the    for the flush and Guo mucked. Hand #144 - Schwartz raised on the button and Gazes called from the big blind. The flop was the    . Gazes checked, Schwartz bet, Gazes raised, and Schwartz folded. Hand #145 - Guo raised on the button and Schwartz called from the big blind. The flop was    . Schwartz bet out, Guo raised, Schwartz three-bet, and Guo called. The turn was the  . Schwartz bet and Guo called. The river was the  . Schwartz bet and after a long think, Guo made the call. Schwartz showed Q-J for a rivered pair of queens and Guo mucked.
Sunday, June 17, 2007 9:12 PM Local Time
Hand #140 - Gazes has the button and raises preflop, while Guo calls from the big blind. The flop is    . Guo checks, Gazes bets and Guo calls. The turn is the  . Guo checks and Gazes checks. The river is the  . Guo bets and Gazes folds. Guo drags the pot. Hand #141 - Schwartz folds on the button, Guo calls from the small blind and Gazes checks from the big blind. The flop is    . Guo checks, Gazes bets, Guo raises, Gazes reraises, Guo four-bets, and Gazes calls. The turn is the  . Guo checks, Gazes checks. The river is the  . Guo checks and Gazes checks. Gazes shows 10-8 for a pair of eights, Guo shows J-5 for a pair of jacks, and he drags the pot. Hand #142 - Gazes raises on the button and Guo calls from the big blind. The flop is    . Guo bets and Gazes calls. The turn is the  . Guo checks, Gazes bets and Guo calls. The river is the  . Gazes bets his last 40,000 and Guo calls. Gazes turns over the A-6 and his pair of sixes takes the pot. He survives another all-in.
Sunday, June 17, 2007 9:02 PM Local Time
Hand #137 - Schwartz bets out on a     flop and Guo folds. Hand #138 - Guo raises preflop from the small blind and Gazes calls. The flop is    . Guo bets out and Gazes calls. The turn is the  . Guo bets and Gazes thinks for a long time before putting in a raise. Guo folds. Hand #139 - Guo has the button, raises preflop and Schwartz calls. The flop is the    . Schwartz check-calls a bet from Guo. The turn is the   and both players check. The river is the  . Schwartz checks, Guo bets, and Schwartz calls. Guo shows J-8 for a pair of jacks and Schwartz mucks.
Sunday, June 17, 2007 8:53 PM Local Time
Hand #134 - Guo bets out on the turn on a board of      and Schwartz folds. Hand #135 - Guo gets a walk. Hand #136 - Guo raises preflop and picks up the blinds.
Sunday, June 17, 2007 8:52 PM Local Time
Blinds are 15,000-30,000 with betting limits of 30,000-60,000.
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Sunday, June 17, 2007 8:51 PM Local Time
Sunday, June 17, 2007 8:41 PM Local Time
Ralph Schwartz 1,015,000 Yuebin Guo 490,000 Bill Gazes 415,000
Sunday, June 17, 2007 8:40 PM Local Time
Sunday, June 17, 2007 8:39 PM Local Time
Hand #133 - Schwartz made sevens and fours, Guo made an 8-5 low and they split the pot.
Sunday, June 17, 2007 8:37 PM Local Time
Hand #130 - Guo takes it on fourth street with   vs. Schwartz's   . Hand #131 - After check-calling bets from Schwartz all the way, Gazes missed his low draw on the river. Schwartz's J-J for high was good enough to scoop the monster pot, taking him to over 1,000,000 in chips. Hand #132 - Guo takes it on fourth street vs. Schwartz.
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