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2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Monday, June 20, 2022 to Thursday, June 23, 2022

Event #44: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,948,925
  • Entries: 209
  • Remaining: 0

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Thursday, June 23, 2022 7:59 PM Local Time
Yeh Hits a Perfect River to Scoop, Yockey Short Stack

Andrew Yeh

Bryce Yockey raised from the button with      and Andrew Yeh made the call from the big blind with     .

The flop brought    . Yockey continued with a bet. Yeh decided to check-raise after he flopped a set. Yockey made the call in position.

A   landed on the turn and Yeh continued with a bet. Yockey made a better low than Yeh on the turn and made the call.

Both players had outs to scoop as the river   landed. Neither played had a flush, though Yeh improved to a straight.

Both players checked and Yeh showed the scoop, while Yockey became the new short stack.

Andrew Yeh5,990,000960,000
Bryce Yockey1,755,000-780,000
Thursday, June 23, 2022 7:49 PM Local Time
Long Scoops Yockey

Omaha Hi-Lo

Philip Long raised the      in the small blind and Bryce Yockey came along out of the big blind with the     . The     flop brought a bet by Long and a call by Yockey.

Long then bet the   turn for Yockey to call and checked the   river. Yockey checked behind and sighed when he mucked his cards.

Andrew Yeh5,030,000-60,000
Craig Chait3,205,0000
Bryce Yockey2,535,000-300,000
Philip Long1,775,000360,000
Thursday, June 23, 2022 7:44 PM Local Time
Yeh's Creativity Doesn't Go All the Way

Limit Hold'em

Craig Chait won a pot against Philip Long when neither his nines nor the fours of the Brit connected. The next interesting hand saw a raise of Bryce Yockey with the    and Andrew Yeh defended the big blind. They checked the     flop and Yeh led the   turn, picking up a call by Yockey.

Both checked the   on the river and Yockey won the pot. He also claimed the next pot when his ace out-flopped deuces.

Andrew Yeh5,090,000420,000
Craig Chait3,205,000-360,000
Bryce Yockey2,835,000360,000
Philip Long1,415,000-420,000
Thursday, June 23, 2022 7:40 PM Local Time
Yeh Has it This Time

Andrew Yeh

Limit Hold'em

Craig Chait raised from the cutoff and found only one caller, Andrew Yeh on the button.

The flop brought    , Chait followed up with a bet with second pair. Yeh put in the raise with two overs and the open-ender. Chait called.

On the   turn, both players checked as Yeh took the free card.

Yeh made top pair when the   river hit. Chait checked and Yeh made the river bet.

"Oh, Andrew, you can be up to some shenanigans sometimes. Getting creative was the title I heard," said Chait, referencing an earlier PokerNews post. "Such a [expletive] river card."

Eventually Chait did make the call and see the bad news as Yeh showed his queen.

Andrew Yeh5,030,000360,000
Craig Chait3,205,000-360,000
Thursday, June 23, 2022 7:33 PM Local Time
Long Rivers Superior Hand Against Yockey

Limit Hold'em

Bryce Yockey raised it up from the cutoff with the    and Craig Chait called on the button with   , Philip Long defended the big blind with the   . The Brit flopped best on     and checked, as did Yockey and Chait.

After the   turn, Long checked again and Yockey bet to force out Chait while Long check-called with the second pair and a gutshot. The   river improved Long and he checked for Yockey to check behind and save himself one big bet.

Andrew Yeh4,670,000-60,000
Craig Chait3,565,000-120,000
Bryce Yockey2,475,000-630,000
Philip Long1,835,000750,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, June 23, 2022 7:28 PM Local Time
Yeh Gets Fresh, Then Prudent

Craig Chait

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Andrew Yeh:   /     - folded sixth street
Craig Chait:   /    

Andrew Yeh completed with his split nines and Chait made the call with his three low cards.

Yeh checked fourth street and Chait bet when he hit a three.

"You're not even there yet, Craig," said Yeh.

"I like to bet the come," said Chait.

Both players were telling the truth, and Yeh made the call.

Chait paired on fifth when another four hit.

"Well, still not there," commented Yeh.

"Easy buddy, don't get fresh with me," joked Chait as he bet again. Yeh called.

Chait did get there on sixth when the two hit, completing his low, and he bet. Yeh let it go.

"Very prudent, Andy. Prudent," said Chait.

Andrew Yeh4,730,000-510,000
Craig Chait3,685,000570,000
Thursday, June 23, 2022 7:21 PM Local Time
Long Denied a Scoop Against Yeh

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Andrew Yeh:    /      /  
Philip Long:    /      /  

Philip Long had split kings and bet all the way including sixth street, after which he had 170,000 behind. Andrew Yeh called with a low draw after fourth and bricked fifth as well as sixth but got there on seventh, on which he checked behind to chop the pot.

Andrew Yeh5,240,000170,000
Craig Chait3,115,000-180,000
Bryce Yockey3,105,00090,000
Philip Long1,085,000-80,000
Thursday, June 23, 2022 7:14 PM Local Time
Level 26 started
Level: 26
Blinds: 120,000/240,000
Ante: 0
Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:59 PM Local Time
Break With Four Players Remaining

After the elimination in the very last hand, the final four players were sent on a scheduled ten-minute break. Below are the updated chip counts and big bets for the next level.

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig BlindsBig Bets
2Andrew YehUnited States5,070,0004221
3Philip LongUnited Kingdom1,165,000105
4Bryce YockeyUnited States3,015,0002513
5Craig ChaitUnited States3,295,0002714
Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:59 PM Local Time
John Racener Eliminated in 5th Place ($108,253)

John Racener

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

John Racener:   /    / 
Bryce Yockey:   /    / 

John Racener started the hand with four big bets before completing with split kings. Bryce Yockey made the call from the bring in with a pair of split deuces.

Yockey immediately hit two pair of fourth and bet when checked to. Racener called.

Racener hit a deuce of his own on fifth and bet, Yockey made the call with his two pair and better hand.

Racener bet sixth when Yockey again didn't hit a low card, Yockey raised to commit Racener, who made the call.

Racener needed to improved, but it was Yockey who made the full house on the river and Racener was eliminated.

Andrew Yeh5,070,000120,000
Craig Chait3,295,000-80,000
Bryce Yockey3,015,0001,230,000
Philip Long1,165,000-350,000
John Racener0-920,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:52 PM Local Time
Chait Dents Racener's Stack

Craig Chait

Seven Card Stud

Craig Chait:    /     
John Racener:    /     folded on sixth

Philip Long completed with an    /   and folded when Craig Chait raised and John Racener three-bet, with Chait calling his jacks in the hole. Chait bet fourth with the lead and Racener raised for Chait to call.

On fifth street, Chait checked and subsequently called a bet by Racener to find open aces on sixth street and bet. Racener was visibly disgusted and sigh-folded after a few seconds to drop below one million in chips.

Andrew Yeh4,950,000-90,000
Craig Chait3,375,000860,000
Bryce Yockey1,785,000-90,000
Philip Long1,515,000-10,000
John Racener920,000-760,000
Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:46 PM Local Time
Chait Gets There to Recover

Craig Chait

Seven Card Stud

Philip Long:   /    / 
Craig Chait:   /    / 

Craig Chait completed showing a jack before Philip Long two-bet with his split queens. Chait came along with a call.

Long bet and Chait peeled on fourth street with a call.

Long hit an ace on fifth when big bets started. Chait found a pair of eights on fifth that was good enough for him to make the call.

Chait hit an ace of his own on sixth, Long bet once more with the best hand. Chait made the call to go to an important seventh as Chait only had five big bets behind.

Long didn't improve on seventh, but Chait did when he hit two pair. Both players checked the final street and Chait took it down.

Craig Chait2,515,000810,000
Philip Long1,525,000-720,000
Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:40 PM Local Time
Yeh Pulls Further Ahead at the Top

Seven Card Stud

There was no major shift in momentum during any of the Razz hands and the first major confrontation then came in Seven Card Stud.

Craig Chait:    /      /  
Andrew Yeh:    /      /  

Craig Chait completed with aces in the hole and was called by Andrew Yeh. Chait bet fourth and was called before he bet fifth and Yeh raised, earning a call. On sixth, Chait called a bet by Yeh who then got there with the diamond on seventh.

Yeh bet and Chait gave it some thought before folding with his pair of aces.

Andrew Yeh5,040,000340,000
Philip Long2,245,000140,000
Bryce Yockey1,875,000450,000
Craig Chait1,705,000-850,000
John Racener1,680,000-80,000
Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:26 PM Local Time
Big River Scoop for Yeh Against Long Once More

Omaha Hi-Lo

Philip Long raised with the      and picked up a call by Andrew Yeh in the big blind, who had the     . The     flop gave Long the straight and flush draw on top which he bet, picking up a check-call by Yeh. On the   turn, Yeh made the nut low and check-raised for Long to call.

The   river brought a bet by Yeh and a quick call by Long, who was then shown the bad news.

Andrew Yeh4,700,000950,000
Craig Chait2,555,000-150,000
Philip Long2,105,000-900,000
John Racener1,760,000300,000
Bryce Yockey1,425,000-350,000
Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:21 PM Local Time
Yeh Scoops a Nice One, Racener Getting Low

Andrew Yeh

Omaha Hi-Lo

John Racener raised      from the hijack and was immediately raised by Andrew Yeh in the cutoff with     . Only Racener made the call.

The flop came down     and Yeh continued with a bet. Racener made the check-call.

The turn brought the   and Racener checked again. Yeh didn't slow down, firing the turn bet.

On the river, Yeh improved to trips when the   hit. With the flush coming in and no low on the board, action went check-check and Yeh scooped the pot to get back to the chip lead.

Andrew Yeh3,750,000750,000
John Racener1,460,000-600,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:15 PM Local Time
Small Scoop for Yeh

Omaha Hi-Lo

Bryce Yockey raised with the      and was called by Andrew Yeh in the small blind holding the     , Philip Long came along in the big blind with the     .

The trio checked it all the way on the       board and Yeh scooped the pot with a pair of sevens.

Just prior to that, John Racener had won a pot off Craig Chait when he bet a turn on a paired board and Chait let go of a dominated pair.

Philip Long3,005,000-200,000
Andrew Yeh3,000,000450,000
Craig Chait2,705,000-400,000
John Racener2,060,000600,000
Bryce Yockey1,775,000-480,000
Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:10 PM Local Time
Yockey Collects From Yeh

Limit Hold'em

Andrew Yeh raised with the    on the button and was called by Bryce Yockey in the big blind, who had the   . Despite no pair for either player, Yockey check-called the     flop and the   turn. On the   river, Yockey paired up and check-called a bet to pull further away from the bottom of the leaderboard.

Philip Long3,205,0000
Craig Chait3,105,0000
Andrew Yeh2,550,0000
Bryce Yockey2,255,0000
John Racener1,460,0000
Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:07 PM Local Time
Yeh Gets Creative

Andrew Yeh

Andrew Yeh raised up the    from the small blind, Philip Long defended his big blind with a better ace with   .

The flop brought     and Yeh continued with a bet. Long called with his ace high in position.

The   landed on the turn and Yeh slowed down with a check. Long put in the big bet. Yeh went with the aggressive line and check-raised to two bets and got the better ace to fold.

Philip Long3,255,000-500,000
Andrew Yeh3,150,000550,000
Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:00 PM Local Time
Yockey Drags Racener to a Shorter Stack

Limit Hold'em

John Racener raised with the    and was called by Bryce Yockey in the big blind with the   . The     flop was checked by Yockey, who then called a bet. On the   turn, Yockey bet with his gutshot and Racener folded.

Philip Long3,755,000-145,000
Craig Chait3,105,000820,000
Andrew Yeh2,600,000-40,000
John Racener1,610,000-990,000
Bryce Yockey1,475,000205,000
Thursday, June 23, 2022 5:54 PM Local Time
Long Scoops Racener

Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo

Philip Long:    /      /  
John Racener:    /      /  

With low boards until fourth street, Philip Long bet and John Racener called on fourth to then see Racener bet fifth, Long check-called. Both checked down sixth and seventh was checked again as Long dragged in the entire pot with a pair of deuces.

Philip Long3,900,000585,000
John Racener2,600,000-190,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
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