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2017/18 WSOP Circuit - HARRAH'S CHEROKEE (North Carolina)

Saturday, June 16, 2012 to Monday, June 18, 2012

Event #32: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E.

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,673,200
  • Entries: 178
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, June 18, 2012 10:10 PM Local Time
Level: 26
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Monday, June 18, 2012 10:05 PM Local Time

Phil Hellmuth - 4th Place

Phil Hellmuth has had a tough time since he got back from the dinner break and has now seen his tournament come to an end. It was during a hand of Omaha Eight-or-Better, that started when Hellmuth posted the big blind - leaving himself with just a small amount behind.

"Well, regardless of what happens, it's been a great final table," Hellmuth said to his three foes, shaking each of their hands.

"It's not over yet Phil, you've got a lot of life left in you," said Monnette in reaction to the hand shake. However, Monnette was wrong.

Monnette opened the hand with a riase from under the gun and Hellmuth made the call. On the     flop, Hellmuth checked and Monnette bet. Hellmuth then committed his last chips - an extra 15,000. Monnette called and the two players turned their hands over.


The   turn and the   turn were not what Hellmuth was looking for as he made his way home in 4th place. Another great effort from the 12-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner.

Phil Hellmuth0-195,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 9:57 PM Local Time

Phil Hellmuth's Parents


Phil Hellmuth limped in from the small blind, and John Monnette checked his option. The dealer fanned    , and Hellmuth check-raised Monnette. Monnette called. Hellmuth checked dark before the   turned, Monnette checked behind, and the   completed the board. Hellmuth led out, and Monnette instantly called.

"Sevens with a nine," Hellmuth announced.

Monnette silently tabled    for a better pair of sevens, which sent Hellmuth into a rage.

A few hands later, David Baker raised in the small blind, and Hellmuth defended his big. The flop was    , and Baker led out. Hellmuth called. Both players knuckled after the   turned, and Baker quickly fired a bet when the   fell on the river. Hellmuth called instantly.

"Queen," Baker announced, flipping over   .

Hellmuth shot out of his chair in disbelief. He muttered a few unpleasant words under his breath, and showed that he had called Baker with    for just king-high.

"Three outs," Hellmuth muttered. "You play good kid."

John Monnette2,300,000225,000
David Baker1,900,000595,000
Phil Hellmuth195,000-455,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 9:48 PM Local Time

Phil Hellmuth


When Phil Hellmuth held    during a hand of hold'em, he couldn't get his chips in quick enough, trying his best to get them in preflop against John Monnette. He would have to wait until the flop though, seeing his tournament life on the line with     on the felt.

Hellmuth was up against   , with that flop giving Monnette more outs to knock Hellmuth out. While the   on the turn wasn't the worst news for Hellmuth, it certainly wasn't the best, as Monnette could now catch any jack, ace or queen to win.

The river fell with a safe   and Hellmuth celebrated in his typical fashion as he took the double-up.

Phil Hellmuth650,000310,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 9:44 PM Local Time

Stud 8

Phil Hellmuth:    /      /  
John Monnette:    /      /  

John Monnette was the bring-in with his eight showing, David Bakes Baker completed and Phil Hellmuth called. Monnette then raised and Baker folded, while Hellmuth called. On fourth street, the players committed a bet each, the same as they did on fifth. Sixth street would see Hellmuth look unhappy as he let his hand go when Monnette bet. With that hand, Hellmuth is down to just a few big bets.

Phil Hellmuth340,000-310,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 18, 2012 9:38 PM Local Time


Phil Hellmuth   /      /  
John Monnette   /      /  

Hellmuth completed, Monnette raised, and Hellmuth called. Hellmuth bet out when he made a pair on fourth, but then check-called bets on fifth, sixth, and seventh.

"Jesus Christ," Hellmuth muttered when he called on sixth.

After Hellmuth called the final bet, Monnette tabled     for a flush. Hellmuth was furious, laying into Monnette, who raked in the massive pot.

Stud 8

A few hands later, Hellmuth brought it in with the  . Monnette completed with the  , and Hellmuth called. Monnette was dealt the   on fourth, and check-called a bet from Hellmuth, who was dealt the  . Both players were dealt red jacks on fifth, and Monnette led out. Hellmuth raised, moving all in for 200,000 exactly, and Monnette called.

Hellmuth(  ) /    
Monnette(  ) /    

Monnette caught the   on sixth, giving him a leading pair of aces, and Hellmuth did not improve with the  . Monnette quickly flipped over the   on seventh, and Hellmuth squeezed his down card.

"It's either the four or five of clubs," Hellmuth announced.

He turned over the  , giving him two pair and the winning hand.

"I got it in with the best of it!" he shouted to the rail.

John Monnette2,075,000-75,000
Phil Hellmuth650,000-115,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 9:28 PM Local Time


David Baker has managed to take down another pot, this time during a Stud hand and against none other than John Monnette.

Monnette:    /      (FOLDED)
Baker:    /     

Monnette was the bring-in during this hand and then called when Baker completed. Baker then lead on fourth, fifth and sixth street, getting calls from Monnette on fourth and fifth. On sixth however, Monnette thought long and hard before letting his hand go, sending the pot to Baker.

Monday, June 18, 2012 9:25 PM Local Time


Phil Hellmuth and David Bakes Baker just took part in a couple of Razz hands with each other and this is how they played out. Here's the first one.

Paul Sokoloff:    /     (FOLDED)
David Bakes Baker:    /     (FOLDED)
Phil Hellmuth:    /    

Sokoloff completed with his six, Baker made the call and then Hellmuth raised it up. Both Sokoloff and Baker called. Fourth street would see Hellmuth lead and both opponents call, while fifth street would see Hellmuth fire again, but this time get two folds. This leads us to the second hand.

David Bakes Baker:    /      /  
Phil Hellmuth:    /      (FOLDED)

Hellmuth completed after Baker was the bring-in. Baker called and then on fourth street, check-called a bet from Hellmuth. On fifth, Hellmuth led and Baker called, while sixth would see Baker lead and Hellmuth go into the tank. Eventually he folded and Baker took down the pot.

Monday, June 18, 2012 9:16 PM Local Time

Phil Ivey eliminated in 5th place


Phil Ivey brought it in with a   up, and the action folded to John Monnette, who completed with a  . Having less than two big bets, Ivey raised, putting most of his stack at risk, and Monnette re-raised all in. Ivey called.

Ivey tabled   , Monnette   , and the boards ran out like this:

Ivey: (  ) /      /  
Monnette: (  ) /      /  

Ivey never flipped over his downcard, rather he left the mothership to go play in Event 35: $2,500 Mixed Hold'em.

John Monnette2,150,000135,000
Phil Ivey0-185,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 9:11 PM Local Time

The dinner break is over, and Level 25 has begun.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 18, 2012 9:11 PM Local Time
Level: 25
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Monday, June 18, 2012 8:13 PM Local Time

The remaining five players have been sent on 60-minute dinner break. Here is how their counts look at the moment.

John Monnette2,015,000-135,000
David Baker1,305,000330,000
Paul Sokoloff1,075,00015,000
Phil Hellmuth765,000240,000
Phil Ivey185,000-315,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 8:09 PM Local Time

Phil Ivey

Omaha 8

From the cutoff seat, Phil Ivey raised. Phil Hellmuth called from the big blind and the flop came down    . Hellmuth checked and Ivey bet. Hellmuth called.

Just as the dealer was finished burning, Hellmuth announced a check. The   landed on the turn and both players checked. The river was the   and Hellmuth check-called a bet from Ivey.

Hellmuth turned over the      for the ace-high flush and Ivey mucked his hand.

Monday, June 18, 2012 8:09 PM Local Time

Abe Mosseri  & David "Bakes" Baker

Abe Mosseri barely had a leg to stand on when he got his stack all-in during a round of Omaha Eight-or-Better. It was against David Bakes Baker, who opened up the hand in question with a raise from under the gun. Mosseri was in the big blind and committed his last chips, with the two players turning their hands over.


The       board was no help to Mosseri, with Baker managing to scoop up the pot to send Mosseri home in 6th place for a $75,511 score.

Abe Mosseri0-120,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 8:05 PM Local Time

Omaha 8

Phil Hellmuth limped in from the small blind, John Monnette raised out of the big blind, and Hellmuth called. The dealer fanned    , and Hellmuth check-raised Monnette. Monnette called.

The turn was the  , and Hellmuth slowed down, check-calling a bet. The   completed the board, and Hellmuth check-called one last bet. Monnette tabled      for an ace-high flush, and Hellmuth showed two aces before angrily mucking his hand.

Phil Hellmuth525,000-675,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 18, 2012 8:01 PM Local Time

Omaha 8

In middle position, Abe Mosseri raised it up and only Phil Ivey in the small blind made the call. The     flop would see IVey lead and Mosseri call. The   turn and again Ivey would bet and Mosseri call. The   completed the board on the river and Ivey had his last chips committed to the pot.


Mosseri had broadway on the turn, but the flush on the river for Ivey and he would double-up, while Mosseri is now in trouble.

Phil Ivey500,000290,000
Abe Mosseri120,000-21,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 7:57 PM Local Time

Phil Ivey evades elimination.


John Monnette raised in the small blind, Phil Ivey defended from the big, and the dealer fanned    . Monnette check-called a bet, and the turn was the  . Monnette checked, Ivey bet, and Monnette raised. Ivey tanked for nearly thirty seconds, grabbed the rest of his stack, and did a little pump fake.

He eventually stuck it in, and Monnette snap-called.


Ivey was in trouble, but the   completed the board, and the pot was chopped.

Monday, June 18, 2012 7:51 PM Local Time


Abe Mosseri and Paul Sokoloff took a flop of    . Both players checked. The turn was the  , and Sokoloff led out. Mosseri called.

Sokoloff led once more when the   completed the board, and Mosseri called. Sokoloff tabled    for trip kings, and Mosseri mucked, leaving himself with just 67,000 chips.

The very next hand, he was all in holding    against David "Bakes" Baker's   . The board ran out      , and Mosseri doubled to just over 140,000 chips.

Paul Sokoloff1,060,00055,000
Abe Mosseri141,000-270,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 7:44 PM Local Time

Phil Ivey is the short stack

Stud 8

It was at the conclusion of a Stud Eight-or-Better hand that Phil Ivey would sit behind a very small chip stack. It was between Ivey and the short-at-the-time David Bakes Baker.

Ivey:    /      /  
Baker:    /      /  

Both players committed bets on the first round of betting, then on fourth, Baker led and Ivey called. Fifth street would see Ivey lead and Baker raise it up, leaving himself with little behind. Ivey made the call and then on sixth street, put in the bet to see Baker all-in.

By the time seventh was dealt out, Baker had his     hole cards on the table, enough for the low and the high, sending Ivey's cards into the muck.

David Baker620,000400,000
Phil Ivey210,000-275,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 7:36 PM Local Time

Stud 8

Phil Ivey:    /      /  
Phil Hellmuth:    /      /  

The action was caught from fourth street on where Phil Ivey checked and the other Phil at the table, Phil Hellmuth, fired a bet. Ivey called.

On fifth street, Ivey check-called again before Hellmuth picked up the best hand showing on sixth street. That's when Hellmuth led out and Ivey made the call.

On seventh street, Hellmuth led with another bet, but this time Ivey put in a raise. Hellmuth called and showed the     for a straight, which was also a low. Ivey turned over three spades in the hole with the     and had a flush to beat Hellmuth's straight and take the high half of the pot.

Playtika - Jason Alexander