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2021 52nd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 to Friday, October 15, 2021

Event #27: H.O.R.S.E.

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $792,990
  • Entries: 594
  • Remaining: 0

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Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:59 AM Local Time (about 9 days and 0 hour ago)
Zinno Wins Fourth Gold Bracelet in Event #27 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

Anthony Zinno

Anthony Zinno outlasted a 594-player field in Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. over three days to become a the latest Word Series of Poker H.O.R.S.E. gold bracelet winner.

The victory marks the fourth WSOP gold bracelet for Zinno, who won his third in the $10k Stud Championship just a few short days ago. Zinno will also take home $160,636, which represents the lion's share of the $792,990 prize pool.

Zinno, a poker professional since 2007, said he attributes some of his ongoing success this year to practicing a lot of poker during the covid pandemic but also feels fortunate.

"The feeling is indescribable," Zinno said when asked about winning his fourth bracelet. "Poker is my passion and to be so fortunate and run so well...what can I say?"

Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Anthony ZinnoUnited States$160,636
2Randy OhelUnited States$99,276
3Christopher AdamsUnited States$69,585
4Kao "Flexx" SaechaoUnited States$49,597
5Darren KennedyUnited States$35,957
6Paul HolderUnited States$26,523
7Curtis PhelpsUnited States$19,911
8Max PescatoriItaly$11,845
9Michael RosenbergUnited States$11,845

Action of The Day

It took just under two hours from the start of play to reach the final table as the shorter stacks fell rapidly. Among the casualties were WSOP 2015 Main Event Champion Joe Mckeehen (13th place), Brock Parker (11th place), and Ari Engel (10th place), who was seeking to win his third bracelet after nabbing his second just one week ago.

Zinno went into the final table as chip leader and quickly scored the first elimination of the final table by ousting Michael Rosenberg with a six-low in Razz. As play progressed, Randy Ohel and Christopher Adams split of pair of knockouts each, with Ohel taking out Paul Holder and Kao "Flexx" Saechao, and Adams felting Curtis Phelps and Darren Kennedy.

Three-handed play began nearly even, but Zinno was able to win a series of pots in succession against Adams to eliminate him in third place.

Zinno entered heads-up play against WSOP bracelet-winner Ohel with a nearly two-to-one chip lead but lost a big pot to Ohel in Stud to get to nearly even in chips. Zinno rallied, however, and had Ohel on the ropes after a series of Omaha Hi/Lo hands that went Zinno's way. Zinno finished the job in Razz and now sits in elite company as a four-time bracelet winner along with Joe Cada, Shaun Deeb, Mike Matusow, and Eli Elezra to name a few.

"My goal is to play as many events as I can and play my A-game," Zinno said. "I love every variant of poker."

"I want to thank my mother and sister for their endless support for the past 14 years since becoming a poker professional. I also want to thank my sweetheart Alicia and give a special shoutout to Ed Lewis for being a good friend."

Anthony Zinno
Anthony Zinno
Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:11 AM Local Time (about 9 days and 1 hour ago)
Randy Ohel Eliminated in 2nd Place ($99,276)

Randy Ohel

Razz

Randy Ohel:   /    / 
Anthony Zinno:   /    / 

On the final hand of the night, Ohel pushed all-in on fifth street, was called quickly by Zinno, and needed to improve.

Sixth street brought Ohel a queen and that officially locked up the winning hand for Zinno with his ten-six-four-trey-ace, and Ohel was eliminated in 2nd place and took home $99,276 in cash for his efforts.

Stay tuned for a recap of the event.

Anthony Zinno15,000,0003,000,000
Randy Ohel0-3,000,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 11:55 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 1 hour ago)
Zinno Takes Two; Ohel Very Short

Omaha Hi/Lo

On the first hand, Anthony Zinno raised on the button and was three-bet by Randy Ohel. Zinno called.

Ohel bet and was called on the     flop and   turn.

Both players checked on the   river and Zinno tabled      for two pair and Ohel mucked.

On the second hand, Ohel raised on the button and Zinno called.

Zinno check-raised a bet from Ohel on the     flop and Ohel called. Zinno then bet on the   turn and   river and was called down.

Zinno showed      and Ohel mucked.

Anthony Zinno12,000,000500,000
Randy Ohel3,000,000-500,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 11:43 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 1 hour ago)
Current Heads-up Chip Counts
Anthony Zinno11,500,0000
Randy Ohel3,500,0000
Friday, October 15, 2021 11:29 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 2 hours ago)
Ohel Getting Short

Razz

Randy Ohel:   /    / 
Anthony Zinno:   /    / 

Zinno called down bets from Ohel on fourth through sixth street and both players checked on seventh.

Zinno tabled     for an eight and Ohel mucked.

Anthony Zinno10,500,000500,000
Randy Ohel4,500,000-500,000
Velo 690x150
Friday, October 15, 2021 11:17 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 2 hours ago)
Level 33 started
Level: 33
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Friday, October 15, 2021 11:07 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 2 hours ago)
Zinno Increases Lead Against Ohel

Anthoy Zinno

Limit Hold'em

Randy Ohel three-bet from the big blind pre-flop and Anthony Zinno called.

The flop came     and Ohel bet and Zinno called.

The turn brought the   and the action slowed down and went check-check.

The river was the   and this time Ohel led out, which sent Zinno deep into the tank. He eventually opted to call and Ohel tabled    for queen-high. Zinno tabled    for one pair of tens and was awarded the pot.

With this pot, Zinno took a two-to-one chip lead over Ohel.

Anthony Zinno10,000,0002,000,000
Randy Ohel5,000,000-2,000,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 10:59 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 2 hours ago)
Ohel Pulls Nearly Even

Randy Ohel

Stud

Anthony Zinno:   /    / 
Randy Ohel:   /    / 

Randy Ohel completed and Anthony Zinno called.

Ohel bet on fourth and called a raise by Zinno.

Ohel then called a bet from Zinno on fifth and raised a bet from Zinno on sixth. Zinno called.

Zinno check-called on the end and Ohel tabled     for rolled-up queens. Zinno mucked and Ohel scooped the pot.

Anthony Zinno8,000,000-1,500,000
Randy Ohel7,000,0001,500,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 10:53 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 2 hours ago)
Heads-Up

Anthony Zinno and Randy Ohel are now heads-up for the gold bracelet.

Zinno starts heads-up play with a sizable lead.

Anthony Zinno9,500,0000
Randy Ohel5,500,0001,800,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 10:51 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 2 hours ago)
Christopher Adams Eliminated in 3rd Place ($69,585)

Christopher Adams

Seven Card Stud

Anthony Zinno:   /    / 
Christopher Adams:   /    / 

Christopher Adams pushed all of his chips in on seventh street and Anthony Zinno called, then tabled a broadway straight, and Adams tossed his cards into the muck.

With this hand Adams was eliminated in 3rd place and took home $69,585 for his efforts.

Anthony Zinno9,500,0001,300,000
Christopher Adams0-2,600,000
Gorillla Gaming
Friday, October 15, 2021 10:28 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 3 hours ago)
Zinno Continues to Accumulate

Omaha Hi/Lo

Anthony Zinno raised out of the small blind and was called by Christopher Adams in the big.

Zinno proceeded to bet and get called down on every street. First on the     flop, then on the   turn, and lastly on the   river.

Zinno tabled      for two pair and a low, which was good for it all against the      of Adams.

Anthony Zinno8,200,000300,000
Christopher Adams2,600,000-300,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 10:25 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 3 hours ago)
Zinno Takes One From Adams

Anthoy Zinno

Limit Hold'em

The action was picked up on a board of     . Christopher Adams tossed out a bet, Anthony Zinno raised, and Adams re-raised and was called.

The river card brought a   and Adams led out and Zinno called and tabled    for trip eights. That sent Adams' cards headed towards the muck.

Anthony Zinno7,900,000500,000
Christopher Adams2,900,000-1,400,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 10:11 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 3 hours ago)
Zinno Keeps Firing

Limit Hold'em

Randy Ohel raised from the small blind and was called by Anthony Zinno in the big.

Ohel bet on the     flop and Zinno raised. Ohel called.

Ohel called a bet from Zinno on the   turn; however, Ohel opted to fold facing another bet from Zinno after the   completed the board.

Anthony Zinno7,400,0001,900,000
Randy Ohel3,700,000-800,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 10:01 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 3 hours ago)
Level 32 started
Level: 32
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Friday, October 15, 2021 8:57 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 4 hours ago)
Players on Dinner Break

The final three players have agreed to take a break until 10 p.m.

Anthony Zinno5,500,0001,000,000
Randy Ohel4,500,000-50,000
Christopher Adams4,300,000-100,000
Velo 690x150
Friday, October 15, 2021 8:55 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 4 hours ago)
Kao "Flexx" Saechao Eliminated in 4th Place ($49,597)

Kao Saechao

Limit Hold'em

On a flop of     Saechao pushed his last few chips into the middle and Ohel called instantly and tabled    for a flopped flush. Then, Saechao tabled    and was drawing dead.

The meaningless turn   and river   were dealt out and Adams was pushed the pot — eliminating Saechao in 4th place.

Randy Ohel4,550,000350,000
Kao "Flexx" Saechao0-850,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 8:39 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 5 hours ago)
Darren Kennedy Eliminated in 5th Place ($35,957)

Darren Kennedy

Stud Hi/Lo

Darren Kennedy:   /    / 
Christopher Adams:   /    / 
Randy Ohel:   /   - folded on fourth street

Christopher Adams completed and was called by Randy Ohel and Darren Kennedy.

Adams bet on fourth and Kennedy called. Adams bet again on fifth and Kennedy raised all in for slightly more, which Adams called.

Kennedy held    for a flush and low draw and Adams held    for kings up.

The last streets bricked out for Kennedy and he was eliminated in fifth place.

Christopher Adams4,400,000400,000
Darren Kennedy0-1,200,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 8:24 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 5 hours ago)
Paul Holder Eliminated in 6th Place ($26,523)

Paul Holder

Seven Card Stud

Randy Ohel:   /    / 
Paul Holder:   /    / 

The action was picked up on sixth street with Ohel having raised Holder who called and was all-in for less. It was Holder all-in and at-risk and he needed to improve.

Seventh street was pitched face down to each player. A meaningless ten of spades for Holder meant that Ohel's two pairs, nines, and treys were the winner and he was awarded the pot. This resulted in Holder being eliminated in 6th place.

Randy Ohel4,200,000900,000
Paul Holder0-900,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 8:08 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 5 hours ago)
Adams Gets More From Ohel

Razz

Randy Ohel:   /    / 
Christopher Adams:   /    / 

Adams completed and was called by Ohel.

Adams bet on fourth, Ohel raised, and Adams made it three bets to go. Ohel called.

Ohel called down on fifth through seventh and Adams showed     for seventy-five. It was good as Ohel mucked.

Christopher Adams4,000,0001,000,000
Randy Ohel3,300,000-880,000
Friday, October 15, 2021 8:05 PM Local Time (about 9 days and 5 hours ago)
Adams Wins a Big One Versus Ohel

Christopher Adams

Razz

Randy Ohel:   /    / 
Christopher Adams:   /    / 

It was Adams that started things off when he completed the bet and Ohel raised. Adams called the raise.

Fourth street saw Ohel bet out and he was called by Adams.

On fifth street Adams switched things up and led out, Ohel called.

On sixth street, Ohel checked first and then called the bet of Adams.

Seventh street was dealt face down to each player and Ohel check-folded to the bet by Adams, and Adams was pushed a big one, chipping up to 3,000,000 chips.

Randy Ohel4,180,000-520,000
Christopher Adams3,000,0001,500,000
Velo 690x150