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

Thursday, July 14, 2022 to Saturday, July 16, 2022

Event #84: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.

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  • Buy-in: $3,000
  • Prizepool: $873,090
  • Entries: 327
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, July 17, 2022 5:19 PM Local Time
Lawrence Brandt Wins Second Bracelet of 2022 in $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. ($205,139)

Lawrence Brandt

While a fourth day of play was needed, it didn't take Lawrence Brandt long in poker overtime to finish off his final two opponents to claim his second bracelet of the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP), winning Event #84: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. for $205,139.

Brandt, who at the end of June won Event #58: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better for $289,610, came back from the shortest stack of the day to eliminate both Tomasz Gluszko in third place and then Roberto Marin heads-up to claim the top prize within 90 minutes of play Sunday to become just the third double bracelet winner of the summer. Brandt joins Main Event champ Espen Jorstad and current Player of the Year leader Daniel Zack as the only players to do it.

"It feels awesome because this is my first H.O.R.S.E. tournament," said Brandt, who triumphed over a 328-player field. "The only reason I played this tournament was because I won the first one and I was staying around until the Tournament of Champions, so just running deep was a dream, getting to the final table was crazy, I came in third in chips today but was feeling really good and confident and the cards just went my way."

The cards certainly did go Brandt's way as after Marin took the chip lead early in the day, Brandt took it over with a big Stud win over Marin and never looked back.

Shortly after that hand, Brandt extended his lead by eliminating Gluszko with back-to-back hand wins in Stud 8 or Better.

Then in the heads-up match, after Marin was able to close the gap partially, it was another one-two punch from Brandt that had Marin teetering, and then knocked out in the next hand as Brandt finished Marin off with quad nines.

Event #84 Final Table Payouts

1Lawrence BrandtUnited States$205,139
2Roberto MarinUnited States$126,895
3Tomasz GluszkoPoland$87,687
4Richard TatalovichUnited States$61,789
5Kevin GerhartUnited States$44,415
6Kristan LordUnited States$32,583
7Perry FriedmanUnited States$24,403
8Yarron BendorUnited States$18,669

Revisiting a Chaotic Day 3

Lawrence Brandt
Lawrence Brandt

Brandt not only had to persevere with his chip stack, but mentally as well on Day 3, as while four-handed, a frightening situation was unfolding along the Las Vegas Strip and within Bally's and Paris, as what would prove to be unfounded reports on social media of an active shooter created panic throughout the area, ending tournaments early in other areas of the building, while this tournament played on. Brandt said the situation definitely impacted him.

"I was just trying to figure out what was happening and take a break and no one else wanted to. So I was rattled and I lost a big hand right after I found out about all the stuff going on, that I don't think I would have played otherwise, so I just had to put the headphones back in, zone back in, and then once I got back in the zone I felt like it was my tournament to win and I was able to overcome that."

Two Bracelets, But Not a Player of the Year Contender

Despite becoming one of only three players to win multiple bracelets this summer along with Jorstad and Zack, the win still only puts Brandt just inside the top 20 in the WSOP Player of the Year race. When asked whether he should maybe be higher in contention and if there's still a flaw in the points system, Brandt didn't seem concerned.

"I honestly haven't looked deeply into how the point structure works so I'm not expert enough to call it out if it is flawed.," he said.

Two Down, How Many To Go?

Lawrence Brandt
Lawrence Brandt

While he may not be a Player of the Year contender, winning two bracelets in one World Series of Poker is certainly worth a breakthrough performance of the summer title. With a quick pair of bracelets now to his name, he was asked how many more he could see himself earning in his career.

"I have to come back next year and figure out if this was beginner's luck or if I'm like just a mixed-game crusher, so I'll let you know next year," he claimed.

We at PokerNews will be looking forward to seeing which it is, and congratulate Lawrence on his impressive achievement.

That wraps up our coverage of Event #84: $3,000 HORSE. Stay with PokerNews for the final few days of coverage, including the WSOP Tournament of Champions starting Monday here at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas

Sunday, July 17, 2022 3:41 PM Local Time
Lawrence Brandt Wins Event #84: 3,000 H.O.R.S.E. ($205,139)

Lawrence Brandt

Lawrence Brandt has defeated Roberto Marin heads-up to win Event #84: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. for his second bracelet of the summer, after also claiming victory in Event #58: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better.

In an incredible feat, this was just Brandt's first-ever live H.O.R.S.E. tournament, and he's defeated a field of 328 players to claim his second bracelet of the summer and the $205,139 first prize.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for a full recap and an interview with the winner.

Sunday, July 17, 2022 3:30 PM Local Time
Roberto Marin Eliminated in 2nd Place ($126,895)

Roberto Marin

Stud 8 or Better

Roberto Marin:        
Lawrence Brandt:        

Roberto Marin got the last of his chips in on third street versus Lawrence Brandt.

By the time the cards were run out, Brandt's pair of nines improved to trips on sixth street leaving Marin drawing dead. Then just for good measure, Brandt made quads on seventh to win the title in emphatic fashion.

Lawrence Brandt13,120,0001,520,000
Roberto Marin0-1,500,000
Sunday, July 17, 2022 3:23 PM Local Time
Brandt on the Verge of Victory

Lawrence Brandt

Stud 8 or Better

Lawrence Brandt:   /   
Roberto Marin:   /    - folded fifth street

In a limped pot to fourth street, Roberto Marin bet fourth and was called by Lawrence Brandt. On fifth street, Marin bet again but was met with a check-raise.

Marin went into the tank with just 1,500,000 back and opted to fold, leaving himself very short.

Lawrence Brandt11,600,0003,100,000
Roberto Marin1,500,000-3,300,000
Sunday, July 17, 2022 3:10 PM Local Time
Quick Round of Razz


Eight hands of Razz went by with no pots going past fifth street, but Roberto Marin did manage to claw back slightly in the match, winning the majority of the pots.

Lawrence Brandt8,500,000-1,800,000
Roberto Marin4,800,0002,000,000
Sunday, July 17, 2022 3:02 PM Local Time
Level 32 started
Level: 32
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Sunday, July 17, 2022 3:01 PM Local Time
Brandt Pulling Away Again

Lawrence Brandt

Omaha 8 or Better

A string of "small" pots won by Lawrence Brandt has seen him regain a sizeable chip lead, with several two-pair hands pipping Roberto Marin to extend his lead to almost four to one.

Lawrence Brandt10,300,0002,500,000
Roberto Marin2,800,000-3,500,000
Sunday, July 17, 2022 2:48 PM Local Time
Marin Closes Gap Heads-Up

Limit Hold'em

Roberto Marin and Lawrence Brandt exchanged three raises preflop, leading to each player committing a million to the pot.

On the     flop, Brandt check-called a bet from Marin.

The players checked the   turn, then on the   river, Brandt bet and was called by Marin.

Brandt showed   , but was beaten by Marin's   , evening the stacks as the heads-up duel is underway.

Lawrence Brandt7,800,000-900,000
Roberto Marin6,300,0001,980,000
Sunday, July 17, 2022 2:36 PM Local Time
Tomasz Gluszko Eliminated in 3rd Place ($87,687)

Tomasz Gluszko

Stud 8 or Better

Lawrence Brandt:   /    / 
Tomasz Gluszko:   /    / 

After losing a huge pot to Lawrence Brandt when his eight low lost the low half of the pot to Brandt's seven low and a winning ace high for the high half of the pot, Tomasz Gluszko got the last of his chips in on fifth street against Brandt a hand later.

Brandt had trip threes versus Gluszko's sixes. A low draw came for Gluszko on sixth, but he bricked seventh while Brandt made a full house.

Lawrence Brandt8,700,0002,800,000
Roberto Marin4,320,000220,000
Tomasz Gluszko0-3,250,000
Sunday, July 17, 2022 2:24 PM Local Time
Brandt Takes Lead with Big Win Over Marin

Lawrence Brandt


Lawrence Brandt:    /    
Roberto Marin:    /    

Picking action up on fourth street, Lawrence Brandt bet and was called by Roberto Marin.

On fifth street, Marin picked up an ace and took over the betting lead. Brandt called after a minute of deliberation.

Sixth street saw Brandt pair nines, while Marin paired his four. With the betting lead once again, Brandt fired out and was called by Marin.

On seventh street, he bet again and was called by Marin.

Brandt showed a nine-high straight, while Marin flipped over a third four for losing trip fours.

Lawrence Brandt5,900,0002,460,000
Roberto Marin4,100,000-1,900,000
Tomasz Gluszko3,250,000-400,000
Sunday, July 17, 2022 2:11 PM Local Time
Marin Takes Control Early


Roberto Marin has taken early control of today's action by winning four of the first six Razz hands, with none of them getting past fifth street.

Regardless, with the limits at 250,000 / 500,000, those pots have easily and quickly vaulted him into the chip lead.

Roberto Marin6,000,0001,535,000
Tomasz Gluszko3,650,000-1,670,000
Lawrence Brandt3,440,000140,000
Sunday, July 17, 2022 2:01 PM Local Time
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Sunday, July 17, 2022 2:00 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal!

The final three players have taken their seats to play down to a winner in the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. finale.

Sunday, July 17, 2022 12:32 PM Local Time
The Muck: 19-Minute Tank at the WSOP Main Event Final Table
Adrian Attenborough
Adrian Attenborough

With millions of dollars at stake, it's reasonable for players at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event final table to take their time to think when facing a difficult decision. But poker Twitter wasn't so understanding when eventual runner-up Adrian Attenborough tanked for 19 minutes in one hand before folding nothing but a pair of fours during heads-up play.

In the newest installment of The Muck, we take a look at the hand that tilted many on social media.

Attenborough, an Aussie, lost a heads-up match against Norway's Espen Jorstad with the world title on the line. During that fairly brief battle, the runner-up faced two all-in wagers from Jorstad, and both times he went into a lengthy tank with the hand often referred to as "flat tire."

Read the story on PokerNews

Sunday, July 17, 2022 11:57 AM Local Time
Final Three Return Sunday to Crown a $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. Champion

Tomasz Gluszko

Three days wasn't enough to determine a winner in Event #84: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. so the final three players will return to the Bally's Event Center at 2 p.m. PT to battle one final time for the WSOP gold bracelet and $205,139 first prize.

Each of Tomasz Gluszko, Roberto Marin, and Lawrence Brandt had their moments atop the leaderboard on Day 3, but no one could close it out before the end of ten levels, so here we are with the World Series of Poker's version of overtime.

Day 4 Seating and Chip Counts

1Lawrence BrandtUnited States3,300,0006
2Roberto MarinUnited States4,465,0008
3Tomasz GluszkoPoland5,320,00010

While he does have the shortest stack of the remaining trio of hopefuls, Brandt has had the most success at the WSOP with $434,882 in cashes, and he'll be looking to join recent Main Event winner (and Tag Team event winner with Patrick Leonard) Espen Jorstad as a two-time bracelet winner in 2022, as he won Event #58: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better just a couple of weeks ago.

Chip Leader Gluszko could make history as the first Polish-born player to win a live WSOP bracelet. The country does have an online winner from international events on GGPoker in Dominik Panka, but none ever on the live felt.

Meanwhile, Marin comes in as the Cinderella story of the final table with just $5,176 in WSOP earnings over three cashes. Having guaranteed himself at least $87,687 for his work in this event so far, he's already blown away his previous best WSOP cash of $2,597 from the Mini Main Event this summer, and he's also surpassed his best-ever live cash of almost $68,000 from an event in Florida in 2013.

Action will resume at Level 31 with the first hand of Razz, with Stud game antes of 75,000 with a 250,000 bring-in and 250,000 / 500,000 limits. Flop games will also have limits of 250,000 / 500,000, so with the stakes so high, it will be a sprint to the finish.

PokerNews will have all the action from this frenetic finish to the final mixed game event of the 53rd World Series of Poker from its new home at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.