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2014 45th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Thursday, June 12, 2014 to Saturday, June 14, 2014

Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,003,050
  • Entries: 743
  • Remaining: 0


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Saturday, June 14, 2014 11:22 PM Local Time
Tommy Hang Wings Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. ($230,744)!

Tommy Hang - Champion

That's all she wrote from the secondary feature table in the Amazon Room! Tommy Hang has just defeated Jim Collopy heads up, denying the latter his second WSOP bracelet and in turn earning his first. On top of adding his first piece of WSOP jewelry to his resume, Hang also clinched $230,744 in first-place prize money.

The day began with 15 players returning to the felt with hopes of becoming the next champion. Coming into the day, storylines of different varieties existed, such as Dutch Boyd going for his third WSOP bracelet, Adam Friedman hoping to run up his short stack to earn his second, and David "ODB" Baker attempting to further prove his mixed game prowess by earning his second piece of gold. Unfortunately for those three players, Hang had different plans. During the early stages of the day players fell one by one while Hang gradually increased his stack. Early eliminations in the day included Mark Gallo (15th), Friedman (14th), Jon Turner (13th), Michele Limongi (12th), Boyd (11th), and Lonnie Heimowitz (10th).

Following Heimowitz's elimination, the field combined to the unofficial final table of nine. From there, Jared Talarico became the official final table bubble boy, falling by the hands of Jim Collopy. The final table was set and Hang quickly became the star of the table. Hang began to push the action and consistently defeated his opponents at showdown, allowing him to ascend the chip counts quite rapidly.

The first player to fall at the final table was Baker, denying him his quest for a second WSOP gold bracelet. Baker was eliminated by Joe Villella during the early goings of the final table and he took home $19,338 in prize money for his efforts. Following Baker out the door was Stewart Yancik. During a limit hold'em round, Yancik was crippled after running his pocket queens into Hang's    on an ace-high flop. He was left short-stacked and was eliminated from play soon after.

Chris George fell in sixth place, getting the last of his stack in the middle during a round of stud. George finished the hand with two pair, but was ultimately unable to beat Villella's trip kings. Despite scoring this elimination, Villella was the next player to fall. He was eliminated by Collopy in the next hold'em round and collected $47,905 for his finish.

Despite doubling up several times and riding out the short stack, Brandon Guss became the next player to find elimination. His final hand occurred during an Omaha 8-or-better round where a button raise put most of this stack in the middle. Hang called from the big blind and the two saw a flop of    . Hang instantly led out for one bet, which was enough to put Guss all in. He called for his tournament life and rolled over     . Hang responded by tabling     . The community cards finished off with the   and the  , giving Hang jacks and deuces for the elimination.

Shortly thereafter, one of the most pivotal hands of the final table played out. It was a three-way hand between Hang, Collopy, and Kristan Lord that was capped on third street. Lord ultimately found himself all in against two opponents and unable to showdown the best hand. Hang and Collopy played for a side pot and each player ended up making two pair. Hang's were superior, however, and he was awarded the pot and a large chip advantage going into heads up play. Lord, on the other hand, was eliminated in third place for $96,894.

Hang held an early lead in the heads up match and quickly made work of most of Collopy's stack. Throughout the battle, Collopy staged a few comebacks, but was never able to bring his stack back over one million chips. During the final hand of the tournament, Hang drilled his gutshot straight on the river to crack Collopy's pocket kings. Collopy became the runner-up for $142,533. Hang, on the other hand, was awarded his first gold bracelet.

Final Table Payouts

1Tommy Hang$230,744
2Jim Collopy$142,533
3Kristan Lord$96,894
4Brandon Guss$67435
5Joe Villella$47,905
6Chris George$34,725
7Stewart Yancik$25,668
8David "ODB" Baker$19,338

That does it for our coverage of Event 27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. Be sure to check out our Live Reporting page for all of the latest from the other events of the 2014 WSOP.

Saturday, June 14, 2014 10:29 PM Local Time
Jim Collopy Eliminated in 2nd Place ($142,533)

Jim Collopy

Hold 'Em

Jim Collopy raised from the small blind and Tommy Hang called out of the big blind. The flop came     and Hang checked to Collopy who bet. Hang raised but Collopy wasn't slowing down as he made it three bets to go. Hang called.

The turn was the   and Hang check-called a bet from Collopy who had only 15,000 in chips left after his wager. The river was the   and Hang put out 15,000 in chips and was snap-called by Collopy who turned over   . "I got there," said Hang as he triumphantly turned over    for the queen high straight. He had hit the gutter ball and his rail of J.C. Tran, Chino Rheem, Michael Mizrachi, and Greg Mueller ran over to congratulate him. Collopy put up a valiant effort but was eliminated in second place.

Tommy Hang3,343,500503,500
Jim Collopy0-500,000
Saturday, June 14, 2014 10:12 PM Local Time
Straight For Hang

Stud 8

Collopy:    /      /  
Hang:    /      /  

Picking up with the action on fourth street, both players checked to receive their third board card. They each rapped the table a second time, allowing Collopy to receive a second queen on sixth. Collopy took this chance to move out a bet. Hang called and each player received their final card. Collopy bet once more.

"Can I see his board?" asked Hang. The dealer spread his board closer to Hang. "I raise," he continued.

Hang cut out a raise, Collopy looked at his hole cards, shrugged, and tossed out a call.

"Straight," said Hang, rolling over     for Broadway. Collopy mucked his cards and Hang was awarded the pot. He's now up to about 2.84 million in chips.

Tommy Hang2,840,000500,000
Jim Collopy500,000-500,000
Saturday, June 14, 2014 10:08 PM Local Time
Level 28 started
Level: 28
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Saturday, June 14, 2014 10:07 PM Local Time
Collopy Back to a Million


Jim Collopy:   /    / 
Tommy Hang:   /    / 

Jim Collopy completed and Tommy Hang called. On fourth street Collopy bet and was called by Hang. Fifth street the action repeated itself. After pairing eights on sixth street, Hang would lead out and Collopy would just call. The dealer slid the down cards to the two players and Hang bet with his pair of eights showing. Collopy raised and Hang would spend several moments in thought, at one point asking for a count, before deciding to fold. Collopy scooped the 720,000 chip pot to move back to a million in chips.

Tommy Hang2,340,000-330,000
Jim Collopy1,000,000330,000
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Saturday, June 14, 2014 9:55 PM Local Time
Razzle Dazzle


Collopy:    /     -fold
Hang:    /    

Jim Collopy was the bring in and Tommy Hang completed. Collopy called and the two were off to fourth street. Hang continued out with a bet on fourth street and Collopy opted to stick around. Collopy pulled a queen on fifth and folded his hand after Hang fired out a bet. Hang picked up the pot and now has about 2.67 million to Collopy's 670,000.

Tommy Hang2,670,00020,000
Jim Collopy670,000-20,000
Saturday, June 14, 2014 9:43 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Tommy Hang2,650,000-100,000
Jim Collopy690,000115,000
Saturday, June 14, 2014 9:30 PM Local Time
Hang Hits Queen

Hold 'Em

Jim Collopy opened and Tommy Hang called from the big blind. The flop came     and Hang check-called Collopy's bet. On the   turn, Hang would check again but this time would raise when Collopy bet. Collopy made the call. The river was the   and Hang led out this time and Collopy made the call.

Hang showed    for a turned pair of queens and a slightly flustered Collopy tossed his cards towards the dealer.

Tommy Hang2,750,000310,000
Jim Collopy575,000-325,000
Saturday, June 14, 2014 9:20 PM Local Time
Collopy on the Comeback

Stud 8

Collopy:    /      /  
Hang:    /      /  

Jim Collopy brought it in and Tommy Hang completed. Collopy called and the two were off to fourth street. Hang checked over to his opponent who cut out a bet. Hang called and Collopy paired up on fifth. He continued his aggression with a bet that Hang quickly called.

On sixth, Collopy slowed with a check. Hang took this opportunity to fire out a bet. Collopy would not be swayed, though, as he came over the top with a raise. Hang called to see the final card.

On seventh, Collopy came out with one last bet and Hang moved out a call. Collopy showed     for treys full of fives. Hang mucked and Collopy was pushed the pot. He's now sitting around 900,000 in chips.

Tommy Hang2,440,000-160,000
Jim Collopy900,000150,000
Saturday, June 14, 2014 9:11 PM Local Time
First Hand Back Goes to Collopy


Tommy Hang:   /    / 
Jim Collopy:   /    / 

First hand back from the break saw Tommy Hang open for a raise and Jim Collopy call. The action would flip-flop on subsequent streets. Hang would bet on fourth with Collopy calling. Collopy would bet on fifth with Hang calling. Hang would bet on sixth and Collopy would call. Both players would check seventh street and Collopy would show     as his down cards and his pair of kings was good enough to take the pot.

Tommy Hang2,600,000-260,000
Jim Collopy750,000267,000
Velo 690x150
Saturday, June 14, 2014 9:05 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Saturday, June 14, 2014 8:07 PM Local Time
Dinner Break

Players are on a 60-minute dinner break. When they return Tommy Hang will be holding a 6:1 chip advantage over Jim Collopy.

Tommy Hang2,860,000260,000
Jim Collopy483,000-257,000
Saturday, June 14, 2014 8:07 PM Local Time
Collopy Flushes Hang


Collopy:    /      /  
Hang:    /     /  

Jim Collopy was the bring in and Tommy Hang completed. Collopy made it two bets and Hang called. On fourth street, Hang check-called a bet. Fifth street saw Collopy act first and he led out. Hang called to see sixth where he became the player to act first. Hang checked, Collopy bet, and Hang tossed out a call.

On seventh, Hang check-called one final bet.

"Flush!" said Collopy triumphantly, rolling over     for a diamond flush. Hang mucked and Collopy picked up the pot.

Tommy Hang2,600,000-350,000
Jim Collopy740,000365,000
Saturday, June 14, 2014 8:01 PM Local Time
Collopy's Value Raise Fails


Jim Collopy:   /    / 
Tommy Hang:   /    / 

Jim Collopy had the bring in and Tommy Hang completed. Collopy made the call. On fourth and fifth street, Hang would bet and Collopy would call. Both players would check on sixth street. On seventh street, Hang bet, Collopy raised, and after a few seconds of though Hang made the call.

Collopy turned over his down cards...     for a pair of aces. "Two pair," said Hang as he turned over     for sevens and threes.

"You trying to value bet me there?" asked Hang. Collopy grinned and responded "we're heads up."

Tommy Hang2,950,000160,000
Jim Collopy375,000-275,000
Saturday, June 14, 2014 7:56 PM Local Time
Collopy Comes Back


Collopy:    /      /  
Hang:    /      /  

Jim Collopy was the bring in and Tommy Hang completed. Collopy raised and Hang called to see fourth. Hang led out with a bet on fourth when Collopy paired up and Collopy tossed out a call. Hang check-called a bet on both fifth and sixth.

On seventh street, Hang checked for a third time and Collopy fired one last time. Hang called but mucked his hand after Collopy fanned     for an eighty-seven low. Collopy picked up this crucial pot and now sits at 650,000 in chips.

Tommy Hang2,790,000-300,000
Jim Collopy650,000400,000
Saturday, June 14, 2014 7:47 PM Local Time
Boat Over Boat Cripples Collopy

Omaha 8

The two players saw a flop in an un-raised pot and it came     and Hang check-raised Collopy's bet and Collopy made the call. The turn was the   and Hang led out, Collopy raised, and Hang three-bet it. Collopy made the call.

The river was the   and Hang bet, Collopy threw his hands into the air in frustration, and made a reluctant call.

"Jacks full," said Hang as he turned over     .

Collopy sighed. "I had two full houses," he said, as he tabled his hand...     . Collopy was now down to 250,000 and will need to make a run if he wants to take down the title.

Tommy Hang3,090,000250,000
Jim Collopy250,000-250,000
Saturday, June 14, 2014 7:36 PM Local Time
Two For Hang

Limit Hold'em

Jim Collopy had the button and he put out a call. Tommy Hang raised it up from the big blind and Collopy called to see a flop. The dealer fanned     on the felt and Hang continued out with a bet. Collopy instantly let his hand go and Hang was awarded the pot.

Omaha 8

Two hands later, Collopy once again limped from the button and Hang checked from the big blind. The dealer put out a flop of     and Hang continued out with a bet. Collopy stuck around to see the board pair with the   on the turn. Hang led out once more and this time Collopy peeked at his hand, let out a sigh, and flung his cards into the muck. Hang dragged in another pot, boosting his stack to 2.84 million. Collopy, on the other hand, has dropped to 500,000.

Tommy Hang2,840,000140,000
Jim Collopy500,000-100,000
Saturday, June 14, 2014 7:26 PM Local Time
Hang Chipping Away at Collopy

Hold 'Em

Jim Collopy completed the small blind and Tommy Hang checked his option. The flop came     and both players checked. The turn was the   and Collopy bet and was called by Hang. The river was the   and Collopy bet again. This time Hang raised and Collopy snap-called. Hang turned over    for flopped trip tens.

"Yours," said Collopy as he mucked his hand.

Tommy Hang2,700,000290,000
Jim Collopy600,000-290,000
Saturday, June 14, 2014 7:18 PM Local Time
Hang Draws First Blood


Collopy:    /      /  
Hang:    /      /  

Jim Collopy was the bring in and Tommy Hang put out a raise. Collopy called and both players checked when they each pulled a nine on fourth street. Collopy pulled a third spade on fifth and led out with a bet. Hang called and did the same after Collopy bet sixth.

Collopy slowed on seventh and checked the action. Hang fired out one last bet and Collopy ditched his cards. Hang raked in the pot and now has about 2.73 million in chips.

Tommy Hang2,410,000150,000
Jim Collopy890,000-190,000
Saturday, June 14, 2014 7:12 PM Local Time
Kristan Lord Eliminated in 3rd Place ($96,894)

Kristan Lord


Tommy Hang:   /    / 
Jim Collopy:   /    / 
Kris Lord:   /    / 

Tommy Hang completed, Kris Lord raised, and Jim Collopy made it three bets to go. Hang called, Lord made it four bets, and Collopy called. Hang made it five bets, capping the action, and both the other players called and we had 390,000 in the pot before fourth street had even been dealt.

On fourth street, Kris Lord bet his last 12,000 in chips and was called by both Hang and Collopy. Fifth street saw Collopy bet and receive a call from Hang. They both checked sixth street. On seventh street, Collopy check-called Hang's bet and the down cards were revealed for all three players:

Lord:     for a pair of sixes
Callopy:     for two pair, eights and deuces
Hang:     for two pair, kings and fours

Hang's two pair was best and Lord was eliminated in third place. Hang enters heads up play with a 2:1 chip lead over Collopy.

Tommy Hang2,260,000460,000
Jim Collopy1,080,000-220,000
Kristan Lord0-250,000
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