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

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 to Saturday, October 23, 2021

Event #40: H.O.R.S.E. Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,389,425
  • Entries: 149
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:23 PM Local Time
Shack-Harris Finds a Fold


Brandon Shack-Harris faced a bet on sixth street from Thomas Taylor, whose board appeared significantly stronger than Shack-Harris', but despite it being an early level, the two-time bracelet winner gave his decision significant consideration.

Brandon Shack-Harris:   /    
Thomas Taylor:   /    

Ultimately, Shack-Harris flashed a   and folded, awarding the pot to Taylor.

Brandon Shack-Harris59,0001,000
Thomas Taylor57,000-3,000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:11 PM Local Time
Ohel, "ODB" Among New Entrants; Benyamine Building
David Benyamine71,00011,000
Chris Wallace69,0009,000
Kevin Song69,00069,000
Shirley Rosario65,5005,500
Bryce Yockey63,0003,000
Randy Ohel60,00060,000
David "ODB" Baker60,00060,000
David "Bakes" Baker60,0000
Robert Campbell59,000-1,000
Brandon Shack-Harris58,000-2,000
Allen Kessler55,50055,500
James Woods55,00055,000
Hal Rotholz53,500-6,500
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:52 PM Local Time
Field Continues to Grow
Thomas Taylor60,00060,000
Carlo Van Ravenswoud60,00060,000
Bryce Yockey60,00060,000
Perry Friedman60,00060,000
Aaron Kupin60,00060,000
Kevin Gerhart60,00060,000
David "Bakes" Baker60,00060,000
Yehuda Buchalter60,000
John Fahmy60,00060,000
Hal Rotholz60,00060,000
Jason Papastavrou60,00060,000
Christopher Bell60,00060,000
Jorge Leon60,00060,000
Yueqi Zhu60,00060,000
Paul Sokoloff60,00060,000
Christina Hill60,00060,000
Kenna James60,00060,000
Ryan Boyle60,00060,000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:46 PM Local Time
Gallo Caught Bluffing

Jose Paz-Gutierrez

Limit Hold'em

Mark Gallo and Jose Paz-Gutierrez were battling to the river on the board of     , when Gallo fired a bet on the river  . Paz-Gutierrez called, and Gallo quickly said "you're good". Paz-Gutierrez turned over    while Gallo mucked his hand.

Jose Paz-Gutierrez67,500
Mark Gallo49,000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:31 PM Local Time
Esposito Takes an Early Pot

John Esposito


John Esposito called against Peiwen Wang and Thomas McCormick on fourth street showing a pair of jacks, and took the betting lead for the remaining streets.

John Esposito:    /      /  

Both Wang and McCormick called all the way down, and Esposito turned over a third jack to scoop and early pot.

John Esposito67,00067,000
Brandon Shack-Harris60,00060,000
Chris Wallace60,00060,000
Tom Koral60,00060,000
Chip Jett60,00060,000
Thomas McCormick58,000
Peiwen Wang57,500
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:18 PM Local Time
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:12 PM Local Time
The Champ Is Here!

2019 WSOP Player of the Year Robert Campbell is among the early notables in the field.

Robert Campbell60,00060,000
David Benyamine60,00060,000
Cory Zeidman60,00060,000
Frankie O'Dell60,00060,000
Shirley Rosario60,00060,000
Chad Eveslage60,00060,000
Michael Trivett60,00060,000
Qinghai Pan60,00060,000
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 3:01 PM Local Time
Giddy Up!

A spattering of players has spread across five tables, and the $10,000 HORSE Championship is underway.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 1:53 PM Local Time
Welcome to Day 1 of Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship

WSOP Bracelet

It's Day 1 of the fourth and final H.O.R.S.E event of the 2021 World Series of Poker, as the biggest names in mixed games battle for the $10,000 championship and the coveted WSOP gold bracelet. Earlier in the series, Jesse Klein took down the $25,000 buy-in, Anthony Zinno won the $1,500 tournament, and Jim Collopy earned the $3,000 title.

The field will play through a five-game rotation that includes Limit Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Razz, Seven Card Stud, and Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better.

Players start with 60,000 chips, and Day 1 action is scheduled for 10 one-hour levels. The field gets a 15-minute break after every two levels.

The limit flop games begin with 300/500 blinds and 500/1,000 limits. Stud games start with a 100 ante, 200 bring-in, and 500/1,000 limits.

Greg Mueller
Greg Mueller

Back in 2019, Greg Mueller defeated a field of 172 entrants for his third WSOP bracelet and the top prize of $425,347.

Stay tuned to the PokerNews live blog for updates on the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. event!