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2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 to Saturday, June 19, 2010

Event #31: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

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Friday, June 18, 2010 8:12 PM Local Time

Omaha 8/b

One thing that's become apparent at this final table is that Hani Awad is attempting to play lots of pots, and he's limping most of them. Awad limped into pot from middle position before Andrew Revesz raised. Al Barbieri called from the blinds and Awad also called for a three-way pot.

Action checked to Revesz on a flop of      . He fired a bet that both other players called. Everyone checked the   turn. When the river came  , action again checked to Revesz. He et and was called by Barbieri. Revesz showed unimproved aces for aces and kings. It was the winner.

Friday, June 18, 2010 8:09 PM Local Time

"That's the last hand of hold'em," said T.D. Robbie over the microphone, "and we're moving on to Omaha."

After an awkward quiet pause, he added, "...That's the one with four cards."

Friday, June 18, 2010 8:07 PM Local Time

Hold'em

Robert Mizrachi raised from middle position and Ken Lennaard reraised in position. Mizrachi called.

The flop came out      , and both players checked. Mizrachi led out with a bet on the   turn, and he fired another one on the   river with Lennaard calling both streets.

Mizrachi's     was the best hand at showdown, and that pot moves both close to even with just over 300,000 chips apiece.

Friday, June 18, 2010 8:01 PM Local Time

Hold'em

The action was three-handed for two bets each to a flop of      . Hani Awad checked over to Robert Mizrachi. His bet was raised by Konstanin Puchkov, driving Awad out of the pot. Mizrachi called.

Both players checked the   turn and the   river. At showdown, Mizrachi tabled     for a 5-high straight. That was the winner.

Friday, June 18, 2010 8:00 PM Local Time

Hold'em

Hani Awad limped into the pot from the hijack seat, and Konstantin Puchkov called in the small blind. Al Barbieri raised from the big blind, and both opponents called the extra 12,000 to see a flop.

It came      , and Puchkov check-folded. Barbieri bet, Awad raised, and Barbieri made it three bets to go. Awad called.

The turn brought the   and a pair on board, and Barbieri fired right back out into the pot. Undeterred, Awad raised, and Barbieri reraised it right back. Another call from Awad.

Barbieri got one more bet in on the   river, and he turned up     for eights full. It was good; Awad flashed     as he sent his useless trips into the muck.

Barbieri - 885,000

Awad - 320,000

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Friday, June 18, 2010 7:54 PM Local Time

Hold'em

Ken Lennaard is making a bold move up the counts. After a few successful stud hi/lo hands, he recently tagged Robert Mizrachi in a hand of hold'em. Lennaard opened with a raise that Hani Awad called in position. Mizrachi three-bet from the small blind, only to see Lennaard four-bet. That raise chased Awad out of the pot and left Lennaard heads-up with Mizrachi, who called.

Mizrachi check-called a bet on a flop of       and check-called again on the   turn. A fourth spade,  , hit the river. Mizrachi checked one more time, then folded to one last bet from Lennaard.

Friday, June 18, 2010 7:49 PM Local Time

Stud 8/b

Awad: (X) (X) /       (X) / (X)

Revesz: (X) (X) /         / (X)

Lennaard: (X) (X) /         / (X)

Ken Lennaard is trending upwards and Hani Awad is trending downwards after the final hand of Stud Hi/Lo in the last round. The pot was limped three-ways on third street. On fourth, Andrew Revesz took the lead. His bet was called by Lennaard and Awad. Each player put in another bet on sixth street.

Down the river, Revesz still had the lead and bet one more time. Lennaard then raised, driving Awad out of the pot. Revesz called with three eights, but that couldn't beat Lennaard's heart flush that he made with three hearts in the hole.

Friday, June 18, 2010 7:45 PM Local Time

Stud 8/b

Hani Awad is back down under 500,000 after an unkind encounter with Dusty Leary. There were five players to fourth street, but only those two made it past fifth street. Awad's board showed     (X)  , and he was the aggressor on third street. Leary answered back with        .

Awad was the bettor on fourth street as well, but he slowed down and check-called bets on fifth and sixth. Both he and Leary checked seventh street.

Leary exposed another ace and another king for aces up, and that was good enough to take the full pot, moving him up close to 600,000.

Friday, June 18, 2010 7:38 PM Local Time

Stud 8/b

Cahail: (X) (X) /         FOLD

Puchkov: (X) (X) /         / (X)

Barbieri: (X) (X) /         / (X)

Blake Cahail, a 23-year-old from Kansas City, got things started by completing the bring-in. He was called by Konstantin Puchkov before chip leader Al Barbieri raised. Cahail and Puchkov both called.

Barbarier kept the lead on fourth street and bet it. Cahail called before Puchkov raised. Each other player called to fifth street, where Cahail grabbed the lead. He checked to Puchkov, then called after Puchkov bet and Barbieri called.

Sixth street gave open eights to Barbieri, restoring him to the lead. He bet and was called only by Puchkov. Barbieri bet seventh street dark. His action drew a long pause from Puchkov, about forty seconds, before Puchkov folded.

Friday, June 18, 2010 7:30 PM Local Time

Stud 8/b

Blake Cahail was the bring-in with the  , and Hani Awad completed with the  . Andrew Revesz called with the  , and Al Barbieri reraised with the  . Cahail folded, and the other two opponents called the extra bet.

Awad: (X) (X) /         / (X)

Barbieri: (X) (X) /         / (X)

Revesz folded after pulling the   on fourth street. Barbieri bet his ace, and Awad called. When Awad paired on fifth, he led out, and Barbieri called the bet. Both players checked sixth and seventh.

Awad had a deuce in his down cards, and two pair was good enough to scoop up the pot.

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Friday, June 18, 2010 7:16 PM Local Time

Stud

Revesz: (X) (X) /         / (X)

Barbieri: (X) (X) /         / (X)

Al Barbieri was the player who completed the bring-in on third street, but it was Andrew Revesz that had the best hand all the way down. Barbieri checked and called a bet from Revesz on fourth street; both players checked fifth street. Barbieri still had the lead on sixth and tried one bet. He couldn't shake Revesz, who called to the river. Both players checked, prompting Revesz to open a king in the hole for split kings and the winner.

Friday, June 18, 2010 7:08 PM Local Time

The final eight players are back from dinner, introductions have been made, and cards are in the air. 50 minutes are left in Level 22.

Friday, June 18, 2010 6:04 PM Local Time

Stud

Jett: (X) (X) /         / (X)

Puchkov: (X) (X) /         / (X)

On the very first hand at the secondary feature table, a raising war broke out on fourth street between Chip Jett and Konstantin Puchkov. Jett bet and re-raised after Puchkov raised. Puchkov called.

Jett bet fifth street and was called. Puchkov made open sixes on sixth street and checked it, despite the fact that Jett had only 5,000 behind. Jett also checked. Down the river, Puchkov bet. Jett put his last chips on the line, on to be shown     and a third card in the hole. Puchkov made deuces full of sixes, a hand Jett couldn't beat, and like that Jett is out.

With that elimination, the tournament has been sent on a one-hour dinner break. They'll be back at 8pm.

Friday, June 18, 2010 6:00 PM Local Time

Here's how our nine are laid out after this final redraw:

Seat 1: Blake Cahail (540,000)

Seat 2: Hani Awad (520,000)

Seat 3: Chip Jett (125,000)

Seat 4: Andrew Revesz (475,000)

Seat 5: Robert Mizrachi (250,000)

Seat 6: Konstantin Puchkov (480,000)

Seat 7: Al Barbieri (635,000)

Seat 8: Ken Lennaard (250,000)

Seat 9: Dustin Leary (420,000)

It was a quick move, and the cards are already back in the air over here on the secondary stage.

Friday, June 18, 2010 5:55 PM Local Time

With that last knockout, we're down to our final nine players. The chip bags have come out, and everyone's headed over to the secondary featured table to play together at one nine-handed table. We'll play for one more knockout before they let us use the words "final table" when we get eight-handed.

We'll be right back with the chip counts and the seating assignments for the last nine players.

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Friday, June 18, 2010 5:53 PM Local Time

Razz

Burlot: (X) (X) /         / (X)

Cahail: (X) (X) /         / (X)

We caught up with the action on fourth street as Blake Cahail was betting. Regis Burlot quickly called with his six-deuce showing, and he called another bet when he drew the king on fifth. On sixth, Burlot got his final 25,000 chips into the pot, and the cards were turned up:

Burlot:     /         / (X)

Cahail:     /         / (X)

Burlot was in the lead with his made eighty-six, and Cahail would need to improve his eighty-seven to earn the knockout. And improve he would as he pulled the   on seventh street to make his seventy-five; now it was Burlot needing to catch some help. He turned over his last card, and it was a useless  .

Unable to make the best worst hand on his last try, Regis Burlot is out in 10th place. He'll take home a pay bump up to $16,543 for his work over the last three days.

Friday, June 18, 2010 5:47 PM Local Time

Hold'em

Danny Kalpakis got his last 37,000 chips into the middle after a preflop raising war with Ken Lennaard.

Kalpakis:    

Lennaard:    

There was nothing particularly interesting about the community cards as they ran out          . Two pair on board gives the pot to Lennaard's ace kicker, and he has eliminated Danny Kalpakis in 11th place.

Friday, June 18, 2010 5:40 PM Local Time

Omaha 8/b

At the exact same moment that Ken Lennaard was all in on Red 375, Daniel Ospina moved all in on Red 376. We didn't get to see any of the action, but at the end of the hand the dealer called, "Payout on 376" and Ospina was waiting to be given his payout slip. He is busto.

Friday, June 18, 2010 5:38 PM Local Time

Stud 8/b

By the time Robert Mizrachi and Ken Lennaard (the two players interested in playing the $10,000 Heads-Up championship that had to take refunds due to their deep run in this event) reached fifth street, they raised until Lennaard was all in. Lennaard showed two pair,     /      , and was in great shape against Mizrachi's pair of kings with no low draw. It got even better for Lennaard on sixth street when Mizrachi bricked and Lennaard improved to aces and queens. That left Mizrachi looking for a king on the river, a card he did not find.

Lennaard is up to about 200,000.

Friday, June 18, 2010 5:34 PM Local Time

Stud 8/b

Dustin Leary brought it in with the  , and Chip Jett completed with the   showing. Leary raised, and Jett reraised, and the two men went off to fourth street with a big pot brewing.

Leary paired with the   and he bet right back out, and Jett called after drawing the  .

On fifth street, the   hit Leary's board to give him open trips, and Jett blurted out, "Jesus Christ!" He folded before his fifth card even hit the board, and that unfortunate run of cards has put him down to just 41,000 lonely chips.

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