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2022 53rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 to Friday, June 17, 2022

Event #32: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,031,955
  • Entries: 773
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, June 17, 2022 6:03 PM Local Time
Albini Gets Some Back

Seven Card Stud

Steven Albini:   /    / 
Richard Bai:   /    / 

Steven Albini completed before Richard Bai raised. Albini called, then called another bet on fourth street.

Both players checked on fifth and Albini led out on sixth. Bai called as they slowed down and checked on seventh.

"Queen," Albini said, showing    . Bai couldn't beat it and sent his cards into the muck

Steven Albini6,700,000600,000
Richard Bai3,500,000-1,200,000
Friday, June 17, 2022 5:59 PM Local Time
Kisses from Albini

Seven Card Stud

James Morgan:   /     
Steven Albini:   /     

James Morgan and Steven Albini were heads up on fourth street, which was bet by Morgan and called by Albini.

On fifth street, it was Albini who took the lead, and Morgan called. The same situation happened on sixth street, then on seventh street, Morgan bet. Albini thought for a while, then took his chips, kissed them, and put them on the table.

Morgan showed     for a set of Aces, and Albini just mucked.

Steven Albini6,100,000-2,500,000
James Morgan5,600,0002,100,000
Friday, June 17, 2022 5:45 PM Local Time
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 120,000/240,000
Ante: 0
Friday, June 17, 2022 5:45 PM Local Time
Peter Brownstein Eliminated in 6th Place ($33,552)

Peter Brownstein


Peter Brownstein:        
Richard Bai:        

Peter Brownstein completed and called when Richard Bai raised. Brownstein led out on both fourth and fifth streets.

Bai called on fourth but came back with a raise on fifth. Brownstein called, and they got the last of Brownstein's chips in the middle on sixth.

Bai ended up with 6-5-4-3-A to win the pot and eliminate Brownstein in sixth place.

"Good playing with you. See you next year," Brownstein told Bai as he made his exit.

Richard Bai4,700,0001,200,000
Peter Brownstein0-600,000
Friday, June 17, 2022 5:41 PM Local Time
Eddy Vataru Eliminated in 7th Place ($25,294)

Eddy Vataru


Down to 160,000 Vataru could not avoid another all-in situation soon. He found Richard Bai on the road and they both played that hand since third street.

Eddy Vataru:        
Richard Bai:        

With a J-2, Richard Bai was able to eliminate Eddy Vataru in 7th place.

Richard Bai3,500,000-1,000,000
Eddy Vataru0-220,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, June 17, 2022 5:34 PM Local Time
Vataru Goes Runner-Runner to Survive

Omaha 8 or Better

Jason Daly raised from the button, then called when big blind Eddy Vataru re-raised all in.

Eddy Vataru:     
Jason Daly:     

Daly took a near-lock on the pot when the     flop gave him a straight and a low. The turn came the   and the river   to give Vataru a runner-runner full house and the high pot.

"One guy's more happy than the other," a tablemate said as they chopped the pot.

Jason Daly1,820,000-480,000
Eddy Vataru220,000-20,000
Friday, June 17, 2022 5:30 PM Local Time
Short Stack Fighting

Omaha 8 or Better

Three players are in a dangerous zone, Kyle Loman, Peter Brownstein and Eddy Vataru. Loman just tried to survive against Richard Bai, going all-in preflop.

Kyle Loman:     
Richard Bai:     

Board came       giving two pairs for Loman, who still fighting for his life in this tournament.

Kyle Loman750,00030,000
Peter Brownstein600,000100,000
Eddy Vataru240,000-60,000
Friday, June 17, 2022 5:16 PM Local Time
Tamon Nakamura Eliminated in 8th Place ($19,373)

Tamon Nakamura

Stud 8 or Better

Tamon Nakamura raised on third street and both Richard Bai and Jason Daly called. Nakamura put in his last 65,000 on fourth and both opponents called.

Tamon Nakamura:        
Richard Bai:        
Jason Daly:       - mucked

Bai continued betting through to seventh street as he and Daly built a side pot. Bai showed a straight and a 7-6-5-4-3 low and Daly mucked, while Nakamura was left with a pair of kings and was eliminated.

Richard Bai4,500,0002,000,000
Jason Daly2,300,000-950,000
Tamon Nakamura0-900,000
Friday, June 17, 2022 5:11 PM Local Time
Albini Takes Control

Steve Albini

Stud 8 or Better

Steven Albini is now a large chipleader, as he won few pots in a row. One of them was against Jason Daly.

Steven Albini:   /    / 
Jason Daly:   /    / 

Both players created a two million chip pot and Albini showed     for a queen high straight, which was enought to scoop that pot.

On the hand just after that, he almost took more than half of Vataru stack, who just folded on another bet on the sixth street, to keep a small stack alive in the tournament.

Steven Albini8,600,0002,500,000
Jason Daly3,250,000-1,050,000
Eddy Vataru300,000-600,000
Friday, June 17, 2022 5:01 PM Local Time
Daly Tangles With Morgan, Albini

Jason Daly

Stud 8 or Better

James Morgan:   /    / 
Jason Daly:   /    / 
Eddy Vataru:   /    - folded

Jason Daly completed and Eddy Vataru called before James Morgan raised. Both opponents called as Morgan bet again on fourth street.

Again, both opponents called. When Morgan bet on fifth, Daly came back with a raise and Vataru folded. Morgan leaned over the table to check Daly's board before calling.

Morgan finally gave up his hand when Daly bet on sixth.

One hand later, Daly played another pot against chip leader Steven Albini.

Jason Daly:   /     - folded
Steven Albini:   /    / 

Daly bet on fifth street and Albini called. Daly bet again on sixth street, and this time Albini raised.

Daly called, but he angrily tossed his cards away when Albini put in another bet on seventh.

Steven Albini6,100,000800,000
Jason Daly4,300,000350,000
James Morgan3,500,000-700,000
Eddy Vataru900,000-400,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, June 17, 2022 4:55 PM Local Time
Seven Always Coming

Seven Card Stud

First to act, James Morgan raised and Tamon Nakamura re-raised. Morgan called.

James Morgan:   /    / 
Tamon Nakamura:   /    / 

On fourth street, Nakamura bet and Morgan called. It was Morgan who bet on fifth street and Nakamura called. Same action on sixth and seventh street.

Morgan finally announced "Sevens" before he showed     for. Nakamura mucked and Morgan collected this nice pot.

James Morgan4,200,0001,300,000
Tamon Nakamura900,000-700,000
Friday, June 17, 2022 4:47 PM Local Time
Chip Counts Coming Back From Break
Steven Albini5,300,000-200,000
Jason Daly3,950,000650,000
James Morgan2,900,0002,250,000
Richard Bai2,500,000-400,000
Tamon Nakamura1,600,000-1,400,000
Eddy Vataru1,300,000-300,000
Kyle Loman720,000-680,000
Peter Brownstein500,000100,000
Friday, June 17, 2022 4:29 PM Local Time
Second Break Of The Day

Players are now on their second 15-minutes. Game will restart at 4.43pm.

Friday, June 17, 2022 4:27 PM Local Time
Albini Is Hot In This Level


It's all about Steven Albini in this level. He won a lot of hands and his stack keeps grinding. He notably won a hand against Jason Daly.

Steven Albini:   /    / 
Jason Daly:   /    / 

Two players just bet all the way long, before Albini showed     to get the best low.

Steven Albini5,500,0001,400,000
Jason Daly3,300,000200,000
Friday, June 17, 2022 4:17 PM Local Time
David Williams Eliminated in 9th Place ($15,080)

David Williams


David Williams:        
Eddy Vataru:        

David Williams attempted to raise his last 95,000 on third street but was only allowed to make it 80,000. Eddy Vataru called.

"I'm putting it in no matter what," Williams said as he went all in blind and Vataru called.

Vataru ended up with 6-5-4-2-A, while Williams had 8-7-4-3-A and was eliminated in ninth place.

Eddy Vataru1,600,0001,255,000
David Williams0-480,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, June 17, 2022 4:15 PM Local Time
Brownstein Doubles Without Knowing It


Peter Brownstein completed before Jason Daly raised and Brownstein called off his last chips.

Peter Brownstein:        
Jason Daly:        

Brownstein got up from his seat and wished the table good luck when the boards were completed. It was only when the dealer was about to push the pot to Daly that the table noticed that both players had made full houses, but Brownstein's aces were the lower pair and he won the pot to survive.

"I've never seen that," a relieved Brownstein said after the hand.

Jason Daly3,100,000-1,150,000
Peter Brownstein400,000185,000
Friday, June 17, 2022 4:08 PM Local Time
Bai Leaves Brownstein Very Short

Omaha 8 or Better

In late position, Peter Brownstein opened to 160,000 and Richard Bai raised from the big blind to 240,000. Brownstein called.

Then, on a       board, Bai fired flop turn and river. Brownstein called everything, just to discover that Bai had it all with      for trips. Brownstein could not show a low and Richard Bai took that pot.

Peter Brownstein is now in a critical situation to survive on this final table.

Richard Bai2,900,000600,000
Peter Brownstein215,000-385,000
Friday, June 17, 2022 3:56 PM Local Time
Nakamura Picks Off Loman, Then Quarters Williams

Tamon Nakamura

Omaha 8 or Better

Kyle Loman raised from the under the gun as Peter Brownstein, Richard Bai, and big blind Tamon Nakamura came along and called.

The flop came     got rid of Brownstein and Bai as Nakamura and Loman went heads-up to the river after checking the   turn.

Nakamura checked again on the   river before Loman bet. Nakamura let out a deep sigh before making a reluctant call.

"You got it," Loman said, turning over     . Nakamura showed      for kings and jacks to win the pot.

The next hand, David Williams raised before Nakamura three-bet in the small blind, Williams four-bet and Nakamura called to see the     flop.

Williams continued with a bet, Nakamura raised, Williams re-raised, and they got the rest of their chips in the middle

Tamon Nakamura:     
David Williams:     

The board ran out    and Nakamura completed his flush on the river to win the high pot, while both players shared a low as Nakamura took three-quarters.

Tamon Nakamura3,000,0001,200,000
Richard Bai2,300,000-600,000
Kyle Loman2,000,000-1,100,000
Peter Brownstein600,000-100,000
David Williams480,000-1,020,000
Friday, June 17, 2022 3:39 PM Local Time
Albini Trips Up Brownstein

Stud 8 or Better

Steven Albini:   /    / 
Peter Brownstein:   /    / 
Tamon Nakamura:   /    - folded

Steven Albini completed and Peter Brownstein and Tamon Nakamura both called.

Brownstein took the lead on fourth street and both opponents called. A bet on fifth was enough to get rid of Nakamura, but Albini stuck it out and called another bet on sixth.

On seventh street, Brownstein opened up     for a pair, but Albini showed    for trips as Brownstein flung his board back toward the dealer.

Steven Albini4,100,000950,000
Tamon Nakamura1,800,000350,000
Peter Brownstein700,000-600,000
Friday, June 17, 2022 3:16 PM Local Time
Daly Hiding Two Queens

Jason Daly

Seven Card Stud

Tamon Nakamura:   /    / 
Jason Daly:   /    / 
Steven Albini:   /    - folded

Tamon Nakamura completed and received calls from Steven Albini and Jason Daly.

Nakamura continued betting through to fifth street, when Albini folded, but Daly stuck around to sixth. He called another bet, then called again on seventh.

"Three nines," Nakamura announced, showing the  .

"Three queens," Daly countered, turning over     to take the big pot.

Jason Daly4,250,000750,000
Steven Albini3,150,000850,000
Tamon Nakamura1,450,000-700,000
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