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2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker

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 7:36 PM Local Time

Stud 8

Phil Ivey:    /      /  
John Monnette:    /      /  

On fifth street, both players checked to see sixth street. Then Phil Ivey bet and John Monnette called. Ivey then check-called on seventh.

Ivey tabled the     and held a pair of tens. Monnette had the     for the low and the two chopped this one up.

Monday, June 18, 2012 7:36 PM Local Time

Stud 8

Phil Hellmuth:    /      /  
John Monnette:    /      /  

Picking up the action on fourth street, Phil Hellmuth checked and John Monnette bet. Hellmuth made the call. On fifth street, both players checked and then on sixth, Hellmuth check-called a bet from Monnette.

On seventh street, each player received a final card down and Hellmuth checked. Monnette bet and Hellmuth folded.

With that pot, Monnette moved to over two million in chips.

John Monnette2,150,000450,000
Phil Hellmuth1,200,000-275,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 7:31 PM Local Time

John Monnette regains the chip lead.


John Monnette:    /      /  
Phil Ivey:    /      /  

Monnette brought it in, Ivey completed, and Monnette called. Ivey led out on fourth street, Monnette called, and then Ivey slowed down, check-called a bet on fifth.

Monnette made a better board on sixth, and led out. Ivey called, and both players checked on seventh.

"Sevens," Monnette said, tabling    .

Ivey checked his cards a couple more times before he mucked them, and Monnette raked in the pot.

John Monnette1,700,000480,000
Phil Ivey485,000-290,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 7:20 PM Local Time

Matt Waxman - 7th Place

It took two hands to see Matt Waxman eliminated from this final table. The first was a Razz hand and it left him crippled and the very next hand was Stud and that sent him home.

The Razz hand began when John Monnette brought it in with a  . Paul Sokoloff then called with a   and Waxman completed with a  . Sokoloff called and drew and  , while Waxman drew a  . Sokoloff bet and Waxman called as Sokoloff drew a   and Waxman a  . When Sokoloff bet here, Waxman said, "I can not beat you in a pot, no matter what," and folded his cards.

That left him with less than a big bet and on the next hand, when the rotation was changed to Stud, Waxman committed the last of his chips during the first round of betting with an   showing against Abe Mosseri and John Monnette. Mosseri and Monnette battled it out until fifth street when Mosseri folded, and then the cards were turned face-up.

Monnette's         (in no particular order), was good for two-pair and enough to send Waxman's         into the muck.

For that effort, Waxman goes home with $58,093 and we are now six-handed.

Matt Waxman0-200,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 7:06 PM Local Time
Level: 24
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 18, 2012 7:00 PM Local Time

Paul Sokoloff

Omaha 8

From under the gun, Matt Waxman limped in. David "Bakes" Baker limped in from the hijack seat and Phil Ivey completed from the small blind. Paul Sokoloff checked in the big blind before the dealer dealt out the     flop.

On the flop, Ivey checked and Sokoloff bet. Waxman and Baker called before Ivey folded.

The   landed on the turn and the three remaining players checked to see the   hit the river. Sokoloff led with a bet and Waxman called. Baker folded.

Sokoloff turned over the      for a full house and a seven low. Waxman mucked and Sokoloff scooped the entire pot.

Paul Sokoloff1,005,000225,000
Matt Waxman200,000-100,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 6:58 PM Local Time

Omaha 8

Action folded to Abe Mosseri in the hijack seat and he raised. Phil Hellmuth reraised from the button and Phil Ivey called from the big blind. Mosseri also called and the flop came down    . Ivey led with a bet and Mosseri folded. Hellmuth called.

The turn card was the   and Ivey bet out again. Hellmuth stuck right with him by making the call to see the   land on the river. Ivey bet and Hellmuth called.

Ivey turned over the      for the nut low and Hellmuth had the      for a pair of kings. The two chopped up the pot.

Monday, June 18, 2012 6:55 PM Local Time

Omaha 8

From the hijack seat, Matt Waxman limped in. Abe Mosseri limped behind him in the cutoff seat and then Phil Hellmuth called from the big blind. John Monnette checked his option in the big blind and the flop came down paired with bullets as the     rolled out. Hellmuth and Monnette checked, Waxman bet and Mosseri raised. Hellmuth and Monnette folded before Waxman called.

The turn was the   and Waxman checked. Mosseri bet and Waxman folded.

Monday, June 18, 2012 6:51 PM Local Time

Omaha 8

David "Bakes" Baker raised in early position, John Monnette made it three bets in middle position, and Phil Ivey made it four bets by the button. Baker made it five bets, and both Monnette and Ivey called.

The dealer fanned    , and Baker led out. Monnette and Ivey both called. The   turned, and Baker bet all in for 16,000 (less than a big bet). Monnette and Ivey called 60,000 (the size of an actual big bet).

The   completed the board, and Monnette led out. Ivey called.

"Nut high," Baker said immediately, and all three hands were opened.


Baker raked in half of the main pot, Ivey and Monnette both received a quarter, and Monnette took three-quarters of the side pot.

John Monnette1,220,000-180,000
Phil Ivey775,000-165,000
David Baker327,000-23,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 6:49 PM Local Time


Phil Hellmuth opened the first hand of the hold'em round from the cutoff and only Phil Ivey in the small blind would make the call. The     flop would see Ivey check-call a bet from Hellmuth and the   would fall on the turn.

Ivey again checked here and Hellmuth again bet. This time Ivey opted to fold, which prompted Hellmuth to ask, "Do you want me to show?" He didn't really get an answer before tabling his   .

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 18, 2012 6:43 PM Local Time

Stud 8

Matt Waxman:    /     (FOLDED)
Abe Mosseri:    /    

When Phil Ivey brought it in with a   showing, Matt Waxman completed with a   out front. Abe Mosseri then made it an extra bet to go and a call from Waxman would take us to fourth street. On fourth, Mosseri bet and Waxman called. On fifth, Mosseri again bet and this time, after much thought, Waxman let go of his hand and sent the pot to Mosseri.

Matt Waxman300,000-251,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 6:36 PM Local Time

Stud 8

John Monnette has seen his stack increase to huge heights again, courtesy of a nice Stud Eight-or-Better hand. The hand in question began when Phil Ivey completed with the  . Phil Hellmuth called with a   showing and Monnette completed. Ivey was out of the way Hellmuth called.

Monnette:    /      /  
Hellmuth:    /      /  

On fourth street, Monnette check-called a bet. On fifth, Monnette led and Hellmuth called. When Monnette paired his ace on sixth, he led again and Hellmuth called. On seventh, Monnette again bet and then showed his     in the hole for an ace-high flush, enough to take the pot off Hellmuth.

John Monnette1,400,000220,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 6:34 PM Local Time

Dan Kelly - 8th Place

Stud 8

Phil Ivey |    /     (FOLDED)
Phil Hellmuth |    /     
John Monnette |    /    (FOLDED)
Dan Kelly |    /     

On fourth street, Monnette checked, Kelly bet, and Ivey called. Hellmuth raised, and only Kelly and Ivey called. On fifth, Hellmuth led, Kelly raised, Ivey folded, and Hellmuth re-raised. Kelly called.

On sixth, Hellmuth bet enough to put Kelly all in, and Kelly called.


Hellmuth's last card was the  , Kelly's the  , and Kelly was eliminated from the tournament.

Phil Hellmuth1,475,000383,000
Dan Kelly0-215,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 6:25 PM Local Time


Matt Waxman   /  
David Bakes Baker   /      /  
John Monnette   /      /  

On fourth street, Monnette bet, and Baker called. On fifth, Monnette led again, and Baker raised. Monnette called. On sixth, Monnette led a third time, and this time Baker just called.

Both players checked on seventh, and Monnette tabled     for a pair of jacks. Baker mucked.


Phil Ivey   /     
Paul Sokoloff   /     

Sokoloff check-called bets on fourth and fifth, but on sixth, he check-folded to a bet from Ivey.

John Monnette1,180,000319,000
Phil Ivey940,000181,000
Paul Sokoloff780,00014,000
David Baker350,000-282,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 6:07 PM Local Time

Level 23 has begun, and the cards are back in the air.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Monday, June 18, 2012 6:06 PM Local Time
Level: 23
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Monday, June 18, 2012 5:57 PM Local Time
Phil Hellmuth1,092,000-8,000
John Monnette861,000-59,000
Paul Sokoloff766,000-4,000
Phil Ivey759,000-93,000
David Baker632,00052,000
Matt Waxman551,000201,000
Abe Mosseri411,000-184,000
Dan Kelly215,000-5,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 5:50 PM Local Time

The players are now on a 20-minute break.

Monday, June 18, 2012 5:50 PM Local Time


Phil Hellmuth brought it in with a   and Abe Mosseri completed with a  . David Bakes Baker then called with a   and it was on Hellmuth. He fought hard before letting his hand go and Mosseri and Baker would play out the hand.

Baker:    /      /  
Mosseri:    /      /  

On fourth street, Baker bet and Mosseri called. Fifth street was the same. Sixth and Baker would check-call a bet from Mosseri. On seventh, Baker again check-called and then mucked his hand when Mosseri tabled    , with his eighty-six good for the win.

Abe Mosseri595,0000
David Baker580,000-240,000
Monday, June 18, 2012 5:42 PM Local Time


Paul Sokoloff   /      /  
Matt Waxman   /      /  
Abe Mosseri   /     (FOLDED)
David Bakes Baker   /     (FOLDED)

Baker brought it in, Sokoloff completed, and Waxman, Mosseri, and Baker called. Waxman led out on fourth street, and all three of his opponents called. On fifth street, Sokoloff had the best board, and he checked. Waxman bet, and only Sokoloff called.

Sokoloff led out on sixth, Waxman called, and both players checked on seventh. Sokoloff tabled     for an eighty-seven low, and Waxman mucked.

A few hands later...

Baker   /      /  
Dan Kelly   /      /  

Baker completed, and Kelly called. Kelly led out on fourth, fifth, and sixth street, and Baker called all three bets. Kelly checked for the first time on seventh, and Baker took the opportunity to bet. Kelly tank-mucked, and Baker pulled in the pot.

David Baker820,000-22,000
Paul Sokoloff770,000124,000
Matt Waxman350,000-70,000
Dan Kelly220,000-77,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander