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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $1,200,150
Entrants: 889

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

  • Jun 13, '12 - Jun 15, '12
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 15, 12)

 
 

Ylon Schwartz Wins Event no. 27 ($267,081)

Level: 31

Hold’em – Omaha 8
Blinds: 50,000-100,000
Limits: 1000,000-200,000

Razz – Stud – Stud 8
Ante: 20,000
Bring In: 30,000
Completion: 100,000
Limits: 100,000-200,000

Live Updates:

Stephen Chidwick Eliminated in 3rd Place ($112,106)

Stephen Chidwick

Omaha 8

Stephen Chidwick opened the button for 200,000 and Ylon Schwartz called from the big blind.

The flop came 9Heart Suit8Club Suit7Spade Suit, Schwartz bet 100,000 and Chidwick called.

The turn was the 5Heart Suit, Schwartz bet 200,000 and Chidwick called.

The river was the QDiamond Suit, Schwartz bet 200,000 and Chidwick called all in for 135,000.

Schwartz: 7Spade Suit7Club Suit6Heart Suit6Club Suit
Chidwick: AHeart SuitQHeart Suit10Club Suit10Club Suit

Chwick flopped an open-ended straight draw with an over pair of tens, but Schwartz turned a made straight. Stephen Chidwick was eliminated in 3rd place ($112,106) as Schwartz took the chip lead against David Chiu going into heads-up play.

Ylon Schwartz Wins Event no. 27 ($267,081)
David Chiu Eliminated in 2nd Place ($164,960)

Ylon Schwartz

Ylon Schwartz took the chip lead against David Chiu going into heads-up play and quickly chipped away at his opponent. On just the second hand of play, Schwartz won a big showdown in Omah 8 with a full house against Chiu’s two pair. Schwartz flopped a set of deuces to crack Chiu’s pocket aces, taking a massive lead of nearly 5:1 with about 3.3 million to Chiu’s 700,000 after the hand. Chiu managed to chip up here and there but eventually the rising limits got the best of him and he was eliminated during the Stud 8 round of the level.

Stud 8

On the final hand of the tournament, Chiu was down to his last 110,000 when he got it in on third street with the 4Club Suit against Ylon Schwartz’s 7Heart Suit.

Schwartz: 7Heart Suit8Club SuitKSpade Suit6Club Suit — QSpade SuitQHeart Suit
Chiu: 4Club SuitASpade Suit8Spade SuitQHeart Suit — JDiamond Suit10Heart Suit

Chiu was all in on third street with jack-high against Schwartz’s wired pair of queens. Chiu picked up a few draws by sixth street, but failed to improve on the river with the 3Diamond Suit and was eliminated in 2nd place ($164,960). Ylon Schwartz wins Event no. 27, taking home the $267,081 grand prize and the twenty-seventh gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP.

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Player Tags: David Chiu,   Ylon Schwartz
 

Action Resumes, Final Table Back Underway

The final table of Event no. 27 ($1,500 H.O.R.S.E.) is now underway, and Card Player will be posting level-by-level updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

H.O.R.S.E. is a mixed game event which includes rotating rounds of Hold’em, Omaha 8, Razz, Stud, and Stud 8. All levels last sixty minutes with the games changing every eight hands.

Day 3 ended with the conclusion of Level 30 and the remaining three players have returned for an unscheduled Day 4. Play will begin in Level 31 with betting limits of 100,000-200,000, and will continue until a winner is determined.

With cards now back in the air, here is a look at the final table and how these players match up:

Seat no. 3 — Stephen Chidwick — 785,000
Seat no. 4 — David Chiu — 1,920,000
Seat no. 5 — Ylon Schwartz — 1,200,000

While only 8 remain, this event gathered 889 players, creating a total prize pool of $1,200,250. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $267,081
2nd Place — $164,960
3rd Place — $112,106
4th Place — Robby Rasmussen — $78,021
5th Place — Elior Sion — $55,422
6th Place — John Rogers — $40,169
7th Place — Jason Brown — $29,679
8th Place — Marlon Milne — $22,358

Be sure to check back with Card Player at the conclusion of each level for regular updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

 

Level 30 Update: Chiu Leads Final Three Into Unscheduled Day 4

Level: 30

Hold’em – Omaha 8
Blinds: 40,000-80,000
Limits: 80,000-160,000

Razz – Stud – Stud 8
Ante: 20,000
Bring In: 20,000
Completion: 80,000
Limits: 80,000-160,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 889

Average Chip Count: 1,333,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 3 — Stephen Chidwick — 785,000
Seat no. 4 — David Chiu — 1,920,000
Seat no. 5 — Ylon Schwartz — 1,300,000

Live Updates:

From Worst to First; Chiu Makes Late-night Comeback

David Chiu

David Chiu entered the final level of the night on the short stack but managed to chip up here and there as Stephen Chidwick and Ylon Schwartz battled it out in Level 30. Chidwick was up to over 2.2 million at one point after knocking Schwartz down to the short stack with just 200,000. Schwartz doubled back a few times through both of his opponents and managed to end the night second in chips with just about an average stack of 6.5 big bets heading into Day 4. Chidwick was not so fortunate as the clock ran out and suddenly found himself on the short stack as the night came to an end.

As Chidiwick and Schwartz traded chips all level, Chiu had quietly amassed more than 1.2 million in chips before being doubled through by Ylon Schwartz in a game of Stud 8. Chiu started the hand with a wired pair of aces and bet every street until sixth where he check-raised Schwartz all-in with the best hand. Schwartz called with a split pair of queens and was behind, but he paired his ten on the river while Chiu bricked. Schwartz doubled up to over 1.5 million that hand while Chiu was sent back on the short stack once again with just 390,000. Chiu quickly doubled back through Schwartz in the same round and then went on to climb his way up the leader board, ending the night on top with just under 2 million in chips.

The remaining three players will return at 1:00pm local time to begin Day 4 where action will continue until a winner is determined.

Be sure to check back with Card Player at the conclusion of each level for regular updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

 

Level 29 Update: Robby Rasmussen Eliminated in 4th Place ($78,021)

Level: 29

Hold’em – Omaha 8
Blinds: 30,000-60,000
Limits: 60,000-120,000

Razz – Stud – Stud 8
Ante: 15,000
Bring In: 20,000
Completion: 60,000
Limits: 60,000-120,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 889

Average Chip Count: 1,333,500

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 3 — Stephen Chidwick — 1,315,000
Seat no. 4 — David Chiu — 1,185,000
Seat no. 5 — Ylon Schwartz — 1,500,000

Live Updates:

Players Eliminated:

Robby Rasmussen — 4th Place ($78,021)

Robby Rasmussen Eliminated in 4th Place ($78,021)

Robby Rasmussen

Razz

Robby Rasmussen completed the bet to 60,000 with a 10 and David Chiu called with a 10. Rasmussen bet 60,000 on fourth street with 10-3 and Chiu called with the exact same board. Rasmussen caught a 5 on fifth street and bet 120,000 and Chiu called with a 6. Chiu bet on sixth street and Rasmussen called all in.

Rasmussen: 10 – 3 – 5 – 9 — A – 3
Chiu: 10 – 3 – 6 – 8 — 4 – 7

Chiu made an eight-low on sixth street when the money went in and Rasmussen failed to improve by the river. Robby Rasmussen was eliminated in 4th place ($78,021) and Chiu moved up to just under 700,000 in chips, though still on the short stack heading into three-handed play.

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Player Tags: David Chiu,   Robby Rasmussen
 

Levels 27-28 Update: Elior Sion Eliminated in 5th Place ($55,442)

Level: 28

Hold’em – Omaha 8
Blinds: 25,000-50,000
Limits: 50,000-100,000

Razz – Stud – Stud 8
Ante: 10,000
Bring In: 20,000
Completion: 50,000
Limits: 50,000-100,000

Players Remaining: 4 out of 889

Average Chip Count: 1,000,125

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Robby Rasmussen — 1,155,000

Seat no. 3 — Stephen Chidwick — 1,150,000
Seat no. 4 — David Chiu — 530,000
Seat no. 5 — Ylon Schwartz — 1,160,000

Players Eliminated:

Elior Sion — 5th Place ($55,442)

Live Updates:

Elior Sion Eliminated in 5th Place ($55,442)

Elior Sion

Stud

Elior Sion completed the bet to 50,000 with the ASpade Suit, Robby Rasmussen raised to 100,000 with the QHeart Suit and Sion called. Sion bet 50,000 with A-K high on fourth street and Rasmussen called. Sion bet 100,000 on fifth street, Rasmussen raised to 200,000, Sion three-bet all in and Rasmussen called.

Rasmussen: QHeart Suit7Diamond Suit5Spade Suit4Heart Suit — KHeart SuitQDiamond Suit7Club Suit
Sion: ASpade SuitKSpade Suit5Diamond Suit10Heart Suit — KDiamond Suit3Club Suit2Heart Suit

Rasmussen made two pair on fourth street to take the lead against Sion’s pair of kings. Elior Sion failed to improve by the river and was eliminated in 5th place ($55,422).

Schwartz Back in the Lead

Ylon Schwartz

Robby Rasmussen managed to steal the chip lead from Ylon Schwartz in Level 27 after scooping a big Omaha 8 pot with the nut straight on the river. That hand saw a bet on every street and put Rasmussen in the lead with about 1,250,000 while Schwartz fell down to 650,000 in chips. Elior Sion then won a big Razz hand off of Rasmussen with an 8-7 low that put Sion out in front with just over 1 million for lead. Rasmussen then lost some more chips to Sion in another big Razz hand after Sion tabled a 6-5 low to win the pot and move up to nearly 1.5 million in chips. That hand knocked Rasmussen down to about 500,000.

Despite the absence of any eliminations until late in the last level, there has been plenty of action and chip movement amongst the top. Stephen Chidwick made a run for the lead in Level 28 by breaking the million-chip mark, but was nearly doubled through by Ylon Schwartz in the Limit Hold’em portion of the level. Schwartz flopped a set and turned a full house to win the showdown, knocking Chidwick below 500,000 as he made his way back to the top of the leader board by the end of the level. Schwartz went from chip leader to the short stack and then back in the lead after two levels of play.

Be sure to check back with Card Player at the conclusion of each level for regular updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

 

Level 26 Update: David Rogers Eliminated in 6th Place ($40,169)

Level: 26

Hold’em – Omaha 8
Blinds: 15,000-30,000
Limits: 30,000-60,000

Razz – Stud – Stud 8
Ante: 7,000
Bring In: 10,000
Completion: 30,000
Limits: 30,000-60,000

Players Remaining: 5 out of 889

Average Chip Count: 800,100

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Robby Rasmussen — 935,000

Seat no. 3 — Stephen Chidwick — 695,000
Seat no. 4 — David Chiu — 485,000
Seat no. 5 — Ylon Schwartz — 965,000

Seat no. 8 — Elior Sion — 900,000

Players Eliminated:

David Rogers — 6th Place ($40,169)

Live Updates:

David Rogers Eliminated in 6th Place ($40,169)

David Rogers

Stud

Ylon Schwartz completed the bet to 30,000 with the 7Club Suit, David Rogers raised to 60,000 with the KHeart Suit, Schwartz three-bet to 90,000, Rogers four-bet to 120,000, Schwartz five-bet to 150,000 and Rogers called all in for a total of 146,000.

Rogers: KHeart Suit10Club Suit3Spade Suit7Heart Suit — JHeart Suit10Diamond Suit6Club Suit
Schwartz: 7Club Suit5Heart Suit8Club Suit6Heart Suit — AHeart SuitKSpade SuitKClub Suit

Schwartz had the best of it when the money went in on third street with a wired pair of kings, and Rogers failed to improve by the river. David Rogers was eliminated in 6th place ($40,169) while Ylon Schwartz secured the chip lead with about 1.1 million that hand.

The remaining five players took at one hour dinner break at the conclusion of Level 26 and will return at approximately 9:00pm local time to resume play.

Be sure to check back with Card Player at the conclusion of each level for regular updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

Player Tags: David Rogers,   Ylon Schwartz
 

Level 25 Update: Brown 7th ($29,679, Milne 8th ($22,358)

Level: 25

Hold’em – Omaha 8
Blinds: 13,000-25,000
Limits: 25,000-50,000

Razz – Stud – Stud 8
Ante: 5,000
Bring In: 7,000
Completion: 25,000
Limits: 25,000-50,000

Players Remaining: 6 out of 889

Average Chip Count: 666,750

Chip Counts:

Seat no. 1 — Robby Rasmussen — 1,200,000

Seat no. 3 — Stephen Chidwick — 530,000
Seat no. 4 — David Chiu — 350,000
Seat no. 5 — Ylon Schwartz — 930,000
Seat no. 6 — Dave Rogers — 146,000

Seat no. 8 — Elior Sion — 870,000

Players Eliminated:

Jason Brown — 7th Place ($29,679)
Marlon Milne — 8th Place ($22,358)

Live Updates:

Marlon Milne Eliminated in 8th Place ($22,358)

Marlon Milne

Stud 8

Marlon Milne began the final table on the short stack with just over 2 big bets and was the first player eliminated. He was all in on his final hand against Ylon Schwartz and was in the lead when the money went in.

Milne: 6Club Suit6Diamond SuitAClub Suit3Club Suit — QHeart Suit8Spade Suit8Club Suit
Schwartz: 9Club Suit5Club Suit10Diamond Suit3Diamond Suit — KClub SuitJClub Suit2Club Suit

Milne was ahead going into the river with two pair, but Schwartz made a flush on seventh street to win the pot and eliminate Marlon Milne in 8th place ($22,358).

Jason Brown Eliminated in 7th Place ($29,679)

Jason Brown

Omaha 8

Elior Sion opened the cutoff for a raise to 50,000, Jason Brown reraised all in for 60,000 from the small blind, Stephen Chidwick completed the raise to 75,000 from the big blind and Sion called the raise for the side pot.

The flop came JHeart Suit10Spade Suit3Diamond Suit, Chidwick bet 25,000 and Sion called.

The turn was the 8Heart Suit, Chidwick bet 50,000 and Sion called.

The river was the JDiamond Suit, Chidwick bet 50,000 and Sion called. Chidwick turned over ASpade SuitAHeart SuitKSpade Suit3Club Suit for aces-up to rake the side pot and win the main pot by defeating Brown’s queens-up with ADiamond SuitQSpade SuitQHeart Suit10Heart Suit. Jason Brown was eliminated in 7th place ($29,679) while Sion and Chidwick ended the hand around 530,000 (10 BBs) each.

Be sure to check back with Card Player at the conclusion of each level for regular updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

 

Action Begins, Final Table Now Underway

The final table of Event no. 27 ($1,500 H.O.R.S.E.) is now underway, and Card Player will be posting level-by-level updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

H.O.R.S.E. is a mixed game event which includes rotating rounds of Hold’em, Omaha 8, Razz, Stud, and Stud 8. All levels last sixty minutes with the games changing every eight hands.

Day 3 began with 18 players, and with the elimination of Sanjay Pandya in 9th Place ($17,150), the official 8-handed final table is now set. Play will begin in Level 25 with betting limits of 25,000-50,000, and will continue until a winner is determined.

With cards now back in the air, here is a look at the final table and how these players match up:

Seat no. 1 — Robby Rasmussen — 1,250,000
Seat no. 2 — Jason Brown — 201,000
Seat no. 3 — Stephen Chidwick — 369,000
Seat no. 4 — David Chiu — 770,000
Seat no. 5 — Ylon Schwartz — 769,000
Seat no. 6 — David Rogers — 134,000
Seat no. 7 — Marlon Milne — 112,000
Seat no. 8 — Elior Sion — 390,000

While only 8 remain, this event gathered 889 players, creating a total prize pool of $1,200,250. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $267,081
2nd Place — $164,960
3rd Place — $112,106
4th Place — $78,021
5th Place — $55,422
6th Place — $40,169
7th Place — $29,679
8th Place — $22,358

Be sure to check back with Card Player at the conclusion of each level for regular updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

 
 

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