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

Saturday, July 15, 2023 to Monday, July 17, 2023

Event #91: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.

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  • Buy-in: $3,000
  • Prizepool: $883,770
  • Entries: 331
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, July 18, 2023 3:39 PM Local Time
Two Bracelets in Five Events; Ryan Miller Victorious in Event #91: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.

Ryan Miller

Out of a field of 331 players, who created a prize pool of $886,440, it was Ryan Miller and Leonard August that came back to Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas to settle who would be crowned the champion in an extra Day 4 of Event #91: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. After less than a level of heads up play, it was Miller who secured the win and his second bracelet of the summer. He took home $208,460 while August had to settle for the $128,835 that came with his second place.

Ryan Miller & Leonard August Heads Up
Ryan Miller & Leonard August Heads Up

Final Table Results of Event #91: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.

1Ryan MillerUnited States$208,460
2Leonard AugustUnited States$128,835
3Calvin AndersonUnited States $89,169
4Barbara EnrightUnited States$62,783
5Andrew YehUnited States$44,983
6Noah BronsteinUnited States$32,807
7Kevin GerhartUnited States$24,363
8Todd BrunsonUnited States$18,429

After outlasting a final table with, among others Todd Brunson, Barbara Enright, and Calvin Anderson, Miller and August sat down at the Horseshoe Event Center to continue play at 2 p.m. They started with six hands left in Omaha eight or better, but they would end up not playing a full rotation of games.

Leonard started off Day 4 well by winning a few pots in Omaha eight or better and razz before Miller took back the lead in stud. With few showdowns throughout the day, it was mostly August folding to Miller's bets that ground him down. With only 20 big bets in play, every pot counted, and eventually August folded postflop in three consecutive limit hold 'em pots and saw himself left with less than one big bet.

That big bet would go in preflop on the next hand of the two-card game, with August's seven-deuce suited being dominated by Miller's jack-deuce suited. Miller would flop a jack, and while the turn came a seven, the river would remain clean for Miller as he secured the win and his second bracelet.

Ryan Miller
Ryan Miller

"I came in today feeling pretty good, but right away he evened it up, so at that point, I thought that anything could happen. The limits are high, so if anyone wins three or four hands in a row it's gonna swing their way. But then the next round or two went my way and I finished it."

Miller, who says 95 percent of his time is spent on cash games, only played five events, of which he cashed three and won two. "It feels surreal, like it's not possible," Miller commented on this absurd statistic. "I was just hoping to cash in a couple of events, and I just happened to win two of them." When asked if his recent success would change his plans for next summer, Miller responded: "I will probably just play the same five or six events, the Player of Year race doesn't really interest me."

Whether or not he will change his mind, Miller will definitely be considered a threat in any tournament he does choose to enter.

That wraps up the coverage of Event #91: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. but the World Series of Poker is not quite over yet. Be sure to check out the PokerNews live reporting of the final events to see who will capture the final few bracelets on the last day of the 2023 WSOP.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 2:43 PM Local Time
Leonard August Eliminated in 2nd Place ($128,835)

Leonard August

Limit Hold 'Em

Leonard August raised his button and Ryan Miller called from the big blind. Both players checked the     flop before Miller led out on the   turn. August swiftly folded, leaving himself less than one big bet behind.

The next hand, Miller raised from the button to put August all-in and August put in the rest of his chips from the big blind.

Leonard August:   
Ryan Miller:   

Miller immediately flopped top pair on    , but the   turn made it so August still had a shot at victory. However, the   river sealed his fate, and he would take second place in the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E for $128,835.

Ryan Miller13,250,0001,300,000
Leonard August0-1,300,000
Tuesday, July 18, 2023 2:37 PM Local Time
Miller Gets Closer

Limit Hold'em

Ryan Miller raised and Leonard August called to see     on the flop. August check-called a bet and   came on the turn. August bet the turn and Miller called to see a   river. August checked and folded when Miller tossed out a river bet.

On the next hand, August raised and Miller called to see a flop of    . Miller bet and August called to see   on the turn. Miller bet again and August got away from it.

Ryan Miller11,950,0002,835,000
Leonard August1,300,000-2,825,000
Tuesday, July 18, 2023 2:24 PM Local Time
August Folds Sixth in Two-Bet Pot


Ryan Miller:   /    
Leonard August:   /     - folded sixth street

Leonard August brought in with the nine and Ryan Miller completed his ace. August then responded with a raise and Miller called. Miller check-called fourth street before leading on fifth when his deuce paired.

August just called, but when faced with another bet from Miller on sixth street, he elected to let his hand go.

Ryan Miller9,115,000275,000
Leonard August4,125,000-275,000
Tuesday, July 18, 2023 2:19 PM Local Time
August Picks Up A Few Early Bets

Leonard August

Leonard August:   /    / 
Ryan Miller:   /    / 

Ryan Miller completed and Leonard August called on third street before Miller continued with a bet on fourth. August called on fourth and then bet on fifth street. Miller called the fifth street bet and then bet on sixth when August checked.

August checked again on seventh street and folded when Miller tossed out a bet.

Action has been tentative in the early going but August has picked up a few pots.

Ryan Miller8,840,000-460,000
Leonard August4,400,000475,000
Tuesday, July 18, 2023 2:01 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal

Ryan Miller and Leonard August have taken their seats and the cards are in the air.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 2:01 PM Local Time
Level 32 started
Level: 32
Blinds: 300,000/600,000
Ante: 70,000
Tuesday, July 18, 2023 1:00 PM Local Time
August and Miller Return for Heads-Up Battle on Extra Day 4 of the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.

Leonard August

After a Day 3 clash that lasted deep into the night, Ryan Miller and Leonard August are the two players that will return to Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas today to decide who will win one of the final bracelets of the 2023 World Series of Poker on an extra Day 4 of Event #91: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E..

Miller, who won his maiden bracelet this year in the $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo 8-or-Better Championship, will be coming in with more than double the chips of August, who is trying to follow in Miller's footsteps and capture his first WSOP bracelet in this event. Still, if the final hours of Day 3 are anything to go by, the title fight is not decided yet. With August still having eight big bets at his disposal, there is still plenty of room for him to maneuver himself to a victory, even with Miller having the edge at the start.

Heads-Up Chip Counts

NameCountryChip CountBig Bets
Ryan MillerUnited States9,300,00019
Leonard AugustUnited States3,925,0008
Ryan Miller
Ryan Miller

The pair have already outlasted the other 329 players that started the tournament, as well as the legendary final table that took place on Day 3. However, fighting over the lion's share of the $886,440 prize pool, Miller and August were the final two titans remaining on a final table with two Hall of Famers and 12 bracelets won across the eight players that sat down. With the winner taking home a cash prize of $208,460, as well as an iconic WSOP bracelet, there is still plenty to fight for, however.

Event #91: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E Final Table Pay-Outs

1  $208,460
2  $128,835
3Calvin AndersonUnited States $89,169
4Barbara EnrightUnited States$62,783
5Andrew YehUnited States$44,983
6Noah BronsteinUnited States$32,807
7Kevin GerhartUnited States$24,363
8Todd BrunsonUnited States$18,429

Play will resume at 2 p.m. local time and will not stop before a winner is crowned. The tournament will restart in Level 32, with limits of 300,000/600,000, with a 75,000 ante and 100,000 bring-in in the stud games. All levels will last for 60 minutes each, with a scheduled break after every two levels.

Pokernews will be on the floor to report who will take the reins in this Herculean heads up battle, and who will take home the last mixed-game bracelet of the 2023 WSOP, so be sure to stay tuned to not miss the thrilling conclusion of Event #91: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.