Friday, October 15, 2021 2:45 AM Local Time
Anthony Zinno Dominates on Day 2 of $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
Day 2 of Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. belonged to one man: three-time bracelet winner Anthony Zinno.
Zinno finished the night with 2,565,000, more than one million ahead of his closest competitor, and in prime position to pick up his second bracelet of the 2021 WSOP and fourth overall. He knocked out two players in one hand to get over the two million chip barrier — at the time more than double the rest of the field — then made a straight flush in a pot against Randy Ohel to close out the session.
The day began with 199 players still in the mix and ended with only 18 still with their dreams of winning the coveted WSOP bracelet. In addition to Zinno, past bracelet winners Ohel (1,040,000), Max Pescatori (850,000), Joe McKeehen (835,000), and Ari Engel (300,000) are in the mix as well.
Trailing just behind Zinno on the leaderboard are Kao Saechao (1,495,000), Curtis Phelps (1,355,000), Darren Kennedy (1,330,000), and Paul Holder (1,160,000).
Day 3 Seat Chart
Not everyone was fortunate enough to survive the day. Phil Hellmuth was an early casualty, as were Chino Rheem, Barry Greenstein, and David "Bakes" Baker. Norman Chad was eliminated on the first hand of hand-for-hand play and split 90th-place prize money.
Once the money was reached, bustouts came in fast. Allen Kessler (71st), Jason Somerville (63rd), Shaun Deeb (49th), and Brian Hastings (48th) all finished in the money. Actor James Woods finished in 28th place, while 94-year-old Constantine Zdanowich was eliminated in 21st place.
Day 3 will resume tomorrow at 2 p.m. PST and play down to a winner. PokerNews will be on hand to provide all the live updates as a new WSOP bracelet winner is crowned.
Friday, October 15, 2021 2:16 AM Local Time
End-of-Day Chip Counts
|Anthony Zinno||2,565,000||0 |
|Kao "Flexx" Saechao||1,395,000||795,000 |
|Curtis Phelps||1,355,000||305,000 |
|Darren Kennedy||1,330,000||180,000 |
|Paul Holder||1,160,000||210,000 |
|Randy Ohel||1,040,000||0 |
|Michael Rosenberg||930,000||-270,000 |
|Christopher Adams||920,000||-205,000 |
|Max Pescatori||850,000||150,000 |
|Joe Mckeehen||835,000||-15,000 |
|Kai Hicks||435,000||185,000 |
|Brock Parker||395,000||-105,000 |
|Koray Aldemir||335,000||-165,000 |
|Ben Landowski||305,000||140,000 |
|Roland Israelashvili||300,000||-380,000 |
|Ari Engel||300,000||-175,000 |
|John Holley||255,000||-20,000 |
|Tim Frazin||240,000||15,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 2:08 AM Local Time
Bag and Tag Time
The remaining 18 players will now bag and tag for the night. Please stay tuned to PokerNews for a recap of all of today's action as well as full chip counts coming your way soon.
Friday, October 15, 2021 2:03 AM Local Time
Zinno Ends the Night With a Straight Flush
On the last hand of the night, Anthony Zinno raised, then called a three-bet from Randy Ohel. Ohel bet the flop and Zinno called.
Zinno took the lead on the turn and Ohel called to see the on the river. Zinno bet again and Ohel called after a brief tank.
"Straight flush. Just giddy," Zinno said, turning over .
|Anthony Zinno||2,565,000||765,000 |
|Randy Ohel||1,040,000||-310,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 1:59 AM Local Time
Table 406 Current Chip Counts
|Curtis Phelps||1,050,000||450,000 |
|Joe Mckeehen||850,000||400,000 |
|Max Pescatori||700,000||-240,000 |
|Koray Aldemir||500,000||80,000 |
|Ari Engel||475,000||-225,000 |
|John Holley||275,000||-325,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 1:58 AM Local Time
Holder Puts a Dent in Zinno
Paul Holder: / /
Anthony Zinno: / /
Anthony Zinno bet on fifth street and was called by Paul Holder to his immediate right. When Zinno bet again on sixth, Holder came back with a raise.
Zinno called, then both players checked seventh. Zinno had a pair of kings with , but Holder had him beat with for two pair, fives and deuces, to win the pot.
|Anthony Zinno||1,800,000||-570,000 |
|Paul Holder||950,000||270,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 1:48 AM Local Time
Table 414 Current Chip Counts
|Anthony Zinno||2,370,000||300,000 |
|Randy Ohel||1,350,000||-50,000 |
|Michael Rosenberg||1,200,000||100,000 |
|Darren Kennedy||1,150,000||-20,000 |
|Kenny Hsiung||800,000||800,000 |
|Paul Sokoloff||350,000||350,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 1:43 AM Local Time
Holley Gets Boost Versus Aldemir
Seven Card Stud
John Holley: / /
Koray Aldemir: / /
With two threes showing, John Holley bet on sixth street and was called by Koray Aldemir. Holley checked on seventh and Aldemir checked behind after a long pause.
Holley showed for two pair, queens and threes. "That's good," Aldemir said as he mucked.
"I was trying to represent trip threes," Holley responded.
|John Holley||600,000||175,000 |
|Koray Aldemir||420,000||-280,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 1:40 AM Local Time
Current Table 421 Chips Counts
|Christopher Adams||1,125,000||615,000 |
|Kao Chieng Saechao||900,000||300,000 |
|Roland Israelashvili||680,000||230,000 |
|Brock Parker||500,000||-320,000 |
|Kai Hicks||250,000||-50,000 |
|Ben Landowski||165,000||-155,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 1:34 AM Local Time
Paul Sokoloff Eliminated in 19th Place ($5,255)
Seven Card Stud
Paul Sokoloff: / /
Randy Ohel: / /
Paul Sokoloff was all in by fourth street and showed for a pair of queens. Ohel had a pair of eights and hit trips with .
Sokoloff needed one of the last two queens in the deck to stay alive but turned over a for his last card and was eliminated.
|Randy Ohel||1,400,000||300,000 |
|Paul Sokoloff||0||-110,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 1:21 AM Local Time
Constantine Zdanowich Eliminated in 21st Place ($5,255); Kenny Hsiung Eliminated in 20th Place ($5,255)
Constantine Zdanowich: / /
Kenny Hsiung: / /
Michael Rosenberg: / /
Kenny Hsiung completed, Michael Rosenberg raised, and Constantine Zdanowich threw in his last 25,000 chip. Rosenberg led out with bets on fourth and fifth streets, with Hsiung calling all in on fifth.
Rosenberg turned over for an A-2-4-6-7, beating both Zdanowich and Hsiung and sending both to the payout desk.
|Michael Rosenberg||1,100,000||300,000 |
|Constantine Zdanowich||0||-450,000 |
|Kenny Hsiung||0||-200,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 1:06 AM Local Time
Level 25 started
Friday, October 15, 2021 12:56 AM Local Time
Chris Vitch Eliminated in 22nd Place ($5,255)
Chris Vitch moved all in before the flop and was called by Kenny Hsiung and Constantine Zdanowich. Hsiung bet out on the flop of and Zdanowich called to create a side pot.
Hsiung bet out again on the turn and river, with Zdanowich calling both bets. Hsiung showed for the low, while Zdanowich had for two pair, jacks and sixes, for the high.
|Constantine Zdanowich||450,000||-150,000 |
|Kenny Hsiung||200,000||-50,000 |
|Christopher Vitch||0||-275,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 12:48 AM Local Time
Pescatori Takes One Versus Aldemir
Max Pescatori tossed out a bet against Aldemir on the flop of and the latter called.
The turn brought the and Aldemir checked. This led Pescatori to bet again and he was called again.
The river was the and this time the action went check-check. The two tabled their hands and it was Pescatori with his that had the better ace-high against the of Aldemir's.
|Max Pescatori||940,000||520,000 |
|Koray Aldemir||700,000||-200,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 12:45 AM Local Time
Final Three Tables
|Anthony Zinno||2,070,000||-30,000 |
|Randy Ohel||1,100,000||0 |
|Darren Kennedy||975,000||-115,000 |
|Koray Aldemir||900,000||-20,000 |
|Brock Parker||820,000||716,500 |
|Michael Rosenberg||800,000||-50,000 |
|Ari Engel||700,000||-150,000 |
|Paul Holder||680,000||145,000 |
|Kao "Flexx" Saechao||600,000||505,000 |
|Curtis Phelps||600,000||140,000 |
|Constantine Zdanowich||600,000||200,000 |
|Christopher Adams||510,000||-30,000 |
|Joe Mckeehen||450,000||-150,000 |
|Roland Israelashvili||450,000||75,000 |
|John Holley||425,000||90,000 |
|Max Pescatori||420,000||20,000 |
|Ben Landowski||320,000||20,000 |
|Kai Hicks||300,000||-250,000 |
|Christopher Vitch||275,000||-325,000 |
|Kenny Hsiung||250,000||50,000 |
|Tim Frazin||225,000||-325,000 |
|Scott Castelluccio||205,000||44,000 |
|Paul Sokoloff||110,000||-215,000 |
|Brett Richey||100,000||-370,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 12:27 AM Local Time
Ohel Knocks Out Much to Set Final Three Tables
Randy Ohel re-raised pre-flop and Frederik Much called. On a flop of , Ohel bet, Much raised, then Ohel bet enough to put Much all in.
Much called, showing , but was up against the of Ohel. The turn and river provided no help, and Much was eliminated to bring the field down to 24.
|Randy Ohel||1,100,000||280,000 |
|Fredrik Much||0||-280,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 12:16 AM Local Time
Zinno Leaves Livingston Short
Anthony Zinno: / /
Alex Livingston: / /
Anthony Zinno led the action up until sixth street when Livingston bet out and Zinno called.
On seventh street Livingston checked and Zinno bet. Alex Livingston decided to call and then mucked after being be shown Zinno's seven-five-trey-deuce-ace low, and Zinno was pushed the pot.
|Anthony Zinno||2,100,000||200,000 |
|Alex Livingston||15,000||-225,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 12:01 AM Local Time
Level 24 started
Thursday, October 14, 2021 11:58 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Actor James Woods was eliminated shortly before the break. The tournament clock shows 27 players remaining.
|Anthony Zinno||1,900,000||-100,000 |
|Darren Kennedy||1,020,000||19,000 |
|Koray Aldemir||920,000||120,000 |
|Michael Rosenberg||850,000||110,000 |
|Joe Mckeehen||600,000||355,000 |
|Tim Frazin||550,000||44,000 |
|Roland Israelashvili||375,000||-5,000 |
|James Woods||0||-280,000 |
Thursday, October 14, 2021 11:48 PM Local Time
The players have been sent on their final 15-minute break of the night. The yellow 1,000 denomination chips will be colored up and taken out of play at this time. Play will resume at approximately 12:02 a.m. (PST) local time. The remaining players will play two more levels before bagging and tagging for the night.