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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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Friday, June 25, 2010 10:29 PM Local Time


Eugene Katchalov completed and Marco Johnson made the call. Johnson paired up on fourth and led out with a bet and Katchalov called. On fifth, Johnson fired again but Katchalov raised it up. Johnson called before check-calling on sixth. Both players checked the river.

Katchalov: (   ) /     

Johnson: (   ) /     

An eight-low for Katchalov is good for half as Johnson showed kings and queens for the high. Chop it up!

Friday, June 25, 2010 10:16 PM Local Time

Time for a level jump and two minutes to finish changing out the T1,000 orange chips for higher denominations.

It may be a little longer now, since short-stack Nick Schulman requested a bathroom break.

Friday, June 25, 2010 10:12 PM Local Time


Mortensen: (X-X) /     

Johnson: (X-X) /     

Carlos Mortensen completed the action before Marco Johnson put in a raise. Mortensen called and again on fourth before catching a pair on fifth. Mortensen led out and Johnson called, but Johnson gave it up on sixth.

Friday, June 25, 2010 10:08 PM Local Time


Nick Schulman: (X-) /   / (X)

Matt Glantz: (X-X) /   / (X)

Marco Johnson completed with the  , and Nick Schulman raised. Matt Glantz made it three bets total, and Johnson folded. Schulman came along and called bets on fourth and fifth. On sixth, Glantz kept up the betting, and Nick finally gave in and folded. Glantz stacked a nice pot and moved up to the 2 million mark. Schulman is the shortest now with 190,000.

Friday, June 25, 2010 9:57 PM Local Time


Gordon: (X-X) /      / (X)

Johnson: (X-X) /      / (X)

Ian Gordon completed before firing again on fourth street. Marco Johnson caught better on fifth and took control with bets on fifth, sixth and seventh streets. Gordon's board paired up but he called until the river where he gave it up.

Friday, June 25, 2010 9:42 PM Local Time


Matt Glantz opened with a raise from early position. Marco Johnson made the call and they saw a flop of    . Glantz led out with a bet and Johnson made the call.

The turn was the   and Glantz checked it over to Johnson who fired a bet. Glantz made the call

The river brought the   and again the action was check, bet, call.

Johnson opened      for a full house, queens full of treys, to scoop the pot.

Friday, June 25, 2010 9:40 PM Local Time


Carlos Mortensen raised, and Marco Johnson reraised. Mortensen called, and the flop came  . Mortensen check-called, then bet out at the   turn. Johnson called. The river brought the  , and Mortensen went back to check-calling. Johnson showed a set of aces for the high half and Mortensen took the low half with an 8-7-4 low.

Friday, June 25, 2010 9:37 PM Local Time


Marco Johnson raised it up from the button and Marco Traniello moved all in from the small blind. Ian Gordon cold-called from the big blind, as did Johnson.

They saw a flop of     and Gordon led out with a bet. Johnson made the call. The turn was the   and Gordon fired again. Johnson thought for a moment before splashing the pot with a call as Traniello walked away from the table.

The river brough the   and Gordon fired a bet for the third time and Johnson quickly released.

Gordon tabled      for trip treys as Traniello opened     .

Traniello departs in 8th place for a collect of $61,414.

Friday, June 25, 2010 9:32 PM Local Time


Matt Glantz raised, and Eugene Katchalov three-bet on the button. Glantz called, and the flop came  . Glantz check-raised, and Katchalov called. The turn came the  , and Glantz bet out. Katchalov flatted to get to the   river. Glantz bet once more, and Katchalov called again. Glantz tabled   for a missed flush draw, and Katchalov took the pot with   for jacks and fours.

Katchalov moved up to 1.4 million.

Friday, June 25, 2010 9:24 PM Local Time


Marco Johnson raised it up before Marco Traniello moved all in over the top for 86,000. Eugene Katchalov cold-called in the big blind as Johnson came along also.

The two live players checked down the board of      . Johnson showed   , Katchalov mucked and Traniello tripled up as he revealed   .

Traniello is now back up close to 300,000 chips.

Friday, June 25, 2010 9:24 PM Local Time


Matt Glantz raised preflop, and Marco Johnson called to see the   flop. Both players checked, and Glantz bet after the   on the turn. Johnson folded, and Glantz took it down.

Friday, June 25, 2010 9:19 PM Local Time


Ian Gordon raised the button before Nick Schulman reraised from the big blind. Gordon made the call and they saw a flop of    .

Schulman led out with a bet and Gordon made the call. The turn was the   and Schulman fired again for 60,000. Gordon again made the call.

The river brought the   and Schulman fired for a third time. Gordon responded with a raise and Schulman made the call.

Gordon showed    for a full house and a perfect start to this final table!

Friday, June 25, 2010 9:15 PM Local Time

The players have been introduced and the cards are now back in the air!

Friday, June 25, 2010 9:09 PM Local Time

The players have taken their seats and are currently being introduced to the audience. We'll be underway momentarily.

Friday, June 25, 2010 8:05 PM Local Time

We got down to the final table just in time for dinner. The players racked up their chips and moved them to the main final table stage before they left to find sustenance. And they'd better prepare themselves for the long haul. They're going to be here for a while when they return.

Friday, June 25, 2010 8:05 PM Local Time


As many of the players were already racking up their chips and starting to move across to the feature table, a massive hand was going down on the final hand before the break.

Matt Glantz, Marco Traniello, Scott Fischman all capped the action preflop, with Fischman all in for his last chips.

The flop landed     and Glantz checked to Traniello who fired a bet into the side pot. Glantz made the call.

The turn was the   and Glantz checked, Traniello bet, and Glantz put in the check-raise. Traniello called.

The river brought the   and Glantz fired a bet with Traniello making a crying call. The ultimate cooler was then revealed:




Glantz spiked his king on the turn as Traniello disgustedly tossed his cards into the muck.

Fischman is out, Traniello is crippled and cursing his way over to the feature table, while Glantz is now up to a commanding 1.8 million chips.

Friday, June 25, 2010 8:02 PM Local Time


Marco Johnson raised the button before Scott Fischman re-popped it in the small blind. Johnson made the call and the flop fell    . Fischman fired a bet on the flop, as well as the   turn and   river with Johnson calling him down.

Johnson was the only to open as he revealed    for a jack-high flush to take it down. Fischman is down to 110,000 with Johnson at 1.38 million.

Friday, June 25, 2010 7:58 PM Local Time


Nick Schulman: (X-X) /   / (X)

Marco Johnson: (X-X) /   / (X)

Ian Gordon: (X-X) /  

Schulman completed, and Johnson put in another bet. Ian Gordon, the bring in, joined them to see fourth. Johnson bet, Gordon folded, and Schulman called. Johnson bet again on fifth, and Schulman called. On sixth, Marco checked to Nick, who bet. Johnson called him, and both players checked seventh. "Queens up," Schulman said, taking the whole pot with   since neither had a low.

Friday, June 25, 2010 7:52 PM Local Time

We just learnt that Richard Ashby is currently being blinded out of the $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha and he just asked a tournament official if it was possible to unregister.

However he was informed that because he registered late, he would be unable to get a refund, and that refunds are only possible for those who pre-register.

"I guess we know what you're doing at dinner!" laughed Matt Glantz.

Friday, June 25, 2010 7:40 PM Local Time


An interesting situation has gone down where Marco Johnson's cards were accidentally mucked by the dealer.

Johnson had raised in stud with the   showing and Marco Traniello, to his direct left folded. As the dealer reached over to sweep up Traniello's cards, he accidentally collected Johnson's cards as well.

"Woah!" exclaimed Johnson, "What you doing boss?!"

Johnson was obviously agitated and Nick Schulman tried to calm him down as Johnson started to get aggressive. Unfortunately Johnson's cards could not be retrieved but he was given his raise amount back.