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2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 to Saturday, June 26, 2010

Event #43: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $2,265,400
  • Entries: 241
  • Remaining: 0


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Saturday, June 26, 2010 12:15 AM Local Time


Eugene Katchalov brought it in and Ian Gordon completed. Richard Ashby made the call as did Katchalov. Three ways to fourth street, and Gordon led with a bet before Ashby raised to force a fold from Katchalov. Gordon made the call.

Gordon check-called on fifth before both players checked down sixth and seventh.

Katchalov: (X-X) /   

Gordon: (   ) /     

Ashby: (X-X-X) /     

Aces for Gordon is enough to take it down. He's up to 2.6 million with Ashby back down to 800,000.

Saturday, June 26, 2010 12:12 AM Local Time

In case you're not the kind of person who is overly impressed with live poker achievements, here is who is battling it out on the felt in terms you can related to.

Richard Ashby - CHUFTY

Matt Glantz - PokerGodZeus

Ian Gordon - IggyMcFly

Eugene Katchalov - MyRabbiFoo

Marco Johnson - Crazy Marco

Saturday, June 26, 2010 12:07 AM Local Time


Eugene Katchalov: (X-X) /   / (X)

Ian Gordon: (X-X) /   / (X)

Katchalov completed, and Gordon called. On fourth, Katchalov check-called. He liked his hand much more when he paired his ten on fifth, making it less likely that Gordon had another ten hidden. Gordon called bets on fifth and sixth, but he grimaced at his last card and tossed his hand into the muck. Katchalov moved up to 2,350,000, taking the lead from Gordon. Ian still has plenty of chips though, 1,890,000 to be exact.

Saturday, June 26, 2010 12:02 AM Local Time


Ian Gordon completed as Richard Ashby tried to play the rush as he made the call. Gordon fired bets on fourth, fifth and sixth before Ashby eventually released.

Gordon: (X-X) /     

Ashby: (X-X) /     

Ashby is back to 1.05 million with Gordon at 2.35 million.

Friday, June 25, 2010 11:59 PM Local Time


Matt Glantz completed and Richard Ashby made the call after bringing it in. Ashby check-called on every street with Glantz the aggressor through to showdown.

Glantz: (   ) /     

Ashby: (   ) /     

Glantz showed trip jacks and was disgusted that Ashby had made his wheel. Great comeback from Ashby sees him now at 1.3 million with Glantz down to 1.15 million.

Friday, June 25, 2010 11:56 PM Local Time


After the 20-minute refresher and the loss of Carlos Mortensen, the mood at the table has lightened considerably. They're all chatting in between hands and even joking about the action.

Richard Ashby: (X-X) /   / (X)

Marco Johnson: (X-X) /   / (X)

Marco Johnson brought it in, and Richard Asbhy completed. Johnson called to see fourth and continued calling all the way down until seventh, when Ashby checked. Marco checked behind, saying "one pair." Ashby showed one pair too with  .

"No improvement, no need," Matt Glantz interjected. "Why waste a good river?"

"Hey, hey now," said Marco. "One player per hand."

Friday, June 25, 2010 11:48 PM Local Time


Carlos Mortensen completed and the table folded around to Eugene Katchalov who called after bringing it in.

Mortensen fired on fourth before his last chips were committed on fifth, with Katchalov making the call. The boards ran out as follows:

Katchalov: (  ) /      / ( )

Mortensen: (  ) /      / ( )

Mortensen started out in front, but once Katchalov caught a better eight-low on sixth, Mortensen was left to squeeze the river to improve. He bricked out and departed the tournament in 6th place for a collect of $102,237.

Friday, June 25, 2010 11:21 PM Local Time

Back in 20. Counts on their way.

Friday, June 25, 2010 11:20 PM Local Time


Carlos Mortensen completed and Matt Glantz decided to make the call after bringing in. On fourth, Mortensen checked, Glantz bet and Mortensen called off the last of his chips. The boards fell:

Glantz: (  ) /      / ( )

Mortensen: (  ) /      / ( )

Glantz flipped his river first and improved to a nine to leave Mortensen needing to squeeze. He got down low and squeezed out a deuce to make an eight and double up. He's up to 225,000.

Friday, June 25, 2010 11:19 PM Local Time


This has not been a great round for Carlos Mortensen. On an   flop, Ian Gordon checked, and Matt Glantz bet. Mortensen and Gordon both called. They repeated the action on the   turn. The river brought another low card, the  , and Ian checked again. Glantz bet, and Mortensen folded as he grimaced and slammed his last 85k down in front of him. Gordon called and showed   to take the low half. Glantz took the high with  . for aces and eights.

After the hand, Marco Johnson told Gordon, "If you check-raise there, he folds." Glantz agreed, adding "unless I have a wheel, and then you can fold to the three-bet."

A hand later, Mortensen raised to 80,000, and in the big blind, Richard Ashby three-bet to get Mortensen's last 5,000 in the middle. Time to turn 'em up.



The board fell  , and they split it up, keeping Mortensen on ice for the moment.

Friday, June 25, 2010 11:11 PM Local Time


Action folded to Eugene Katchalov who raised it up from the small blind. Carlos Mortensen defended in the big blind.

The flop landed     and Katchalov fired a bet. Mortensen made the call. The turn was the   and Katchalov didn't hesitate to release another bet. Mortensen thought for a moment before calling again as the   paired the board on the river.

Katchalov fired for a third time in the hand but Mortensen wasn't interested as he sighed and open-folded     . Mortensen didn't like the river but he was already behind as Katchalov flashed      for a full house.

Mortensen is back to creating intricate structures with his chips - perhaps to disguise that he's down to his last 380,000 chips. Katchalov is up to 1.5 million.

Friday, June 25, 2010 11:09 PM Local Time


Eugene Katchalov raised under the gun, and Carlos Mortensen called. Matt Glantz joined them from the big blind to see the   flop. Glantz checked it to Katchalov, who put out a bet. Mortensen called, and Glantz gave up. The   turn earned another bet and call, and Katchalov got a third street of value from Mortensen after the river fell the  . Katchalov tabled   for the flopped nuts and scooped the low-less pot. Mortensen flashed a queen-high flush on its way to the muck.

They tangled again in the next big hand, which is on its way...

Friday, June 25, 2010 11:05 PM Local Time


Matt Glantz raised, and Ian Gordon three-bet from the big blind. Glantz called. The flop came [qh7h7hd], and Gordon bet out. Glantz raised, and Gordon flatted. Both players slowed down on the   turn and checked to the   river. Gordon bet on the end, and Glantz paid for showdown. He regretted it when he saw Gordon's   and sent his cards into the muck.

Friday, June 25, 2010 10:56 PM Local Time


Marco Johnson raised it up from middle position before Nick Schulman moved all in for his last 120,000 on the button. The blinds folded and Johnson made the call.



Schulman dropped his head when he saw the bad news and it didn't get any better on the       board. Johnson made two pair to eliminate Schulman in 7th place for a collect of $78,654.

Friday, June 25, 2010 10:54 PM Local Time


Matt Glantz raised it up from early position before Richard Ashby three-bet from the small blind. Glantz made the call.

Ashby fired bets on all three streets on the       board with Glantz calling until the river where he gave it up. Suddenly Ashby has recovered from the short stack and is back in contention with 600,000.

Friday, June 25, 2010 10:51 PM Local Time


Nick Schulman raised under the gun, and Marco Johnson three-bet on the button. Richard "CHUFTY" Ashby, the new shorty after Schulman doubled, called all in from the big blind. Nick called as well. The flop came out  , and Schulman check-folded to leave Ashby all in against just Johnson.

Marco showed   to Ashby's  . The   on the turn promptly brought Ashby a pair, and the   river saw him safely tripled to 325,000.

Friday, June 25, 2010 10:51 PM Local Time


Matt Glantz opened from middle position before Carlos Mortensen three-bet on the button. Ian Gordon cold-called in the big blind with Glantz also making the call.

They took a flop of     and Gordon checked to Glantz who fired a bet. Mortensen raised to force a fold from Gordon as Glantz made the call. Both players then checked the   turn before Glantz fired on the   river. Mortensen made a reluctant call but mucked when Glantz showed   .

Glantz is at 2.55 million and a clear chip lead as Mortensen slips to 575,000.

Friday, June 25, 2010 10:48 PM Local Time


Nick Schulman had the bring in with the  , and Carlos Mortensen completed, Schulman raised to 80,000. Mortensen flatted rather than raising, letting Nick keep a few pink chips until the next street. Schulman bet all in on fourth, and Mortensen called to see Schulman that was pretty strong for a short stack.

Schulman:   /  

Mortensen:   /  

On fifth, Mortensen picked up the   and made a pair with the   on sixth. It didn't matter though, because Schulman caught diamonds on fifth and sixth (the   and the  ) to give him an unbeatable flush. Nick doubled up to 300,000 and is looking just slightly less miserable.

Friday, June 25, 2010 10:41 PM Local Time


Ian Gordon was the bring in and Nick Schulman completed. Matt Glantz and Marco Johnson made the call.

On fourth, Johnson led out with a bet and Schulman called all in for his last 30,000. Glantz made the call and a side pot was formed.

Both live players checked fifth, before Johnson fired a bet when he paired his ace on sixth. Glantz gave it up.

Schulman: (  ) /     

Glantz: (X-X) /     

Johnson: (  ) /     

Johnson revealed the   on the river to make a full house to lock up the high and leave Schulman to squeeze a low card to survive. He found it when he flipped over the   for an eight low to collect half and stay alive!

Friday, June 25, 2010 10:37 PM Local Time


Ian Gordon: (X-X) /   / (X)

Richard Ashby: (X-X) /   / (X)

Ashby brought it in, then called after Gordon completed. Both players checked on fourth, and Ian began the action on fifth with a bet. Ashby called all the way to showdown, where Gordon turned up   for fives full of tens. Neither player had a low, so Gordon raked in the whole pot.