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Matthew Schreiber Wins 2017 World Series of Poker $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. Event

Poker Pro Earns First Bracelet In Game He "Learned On The Fly"


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The $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. event at the 2017 World Series of Poker drew a field of 399 entrants, creating a total prize pool of $1,077,300. After three days of play, it was 34-year-old poker pro Matthew Schreiber who came out on top, earning his first gold bracelet and the $256,226 first-place prize.

Perhaps the most incredible thing about the Mission Viejo, California-native’s victory is that he admitted that he’s isn’t much of a stud or stud eight-or-better player, having seen less than 100 hands of either variation before entering the tournament.

“I kind of just learned on the fly to be honest,” said Schreiber. “Day 1 was just a huge learning experience and I was just accumulating more and more knowledge on the fly, at least as far as the studs go. I kind of was figuring things out and it just worked out for me.”

The final table featured notables such as Brendan Taylor (8th), Ryan Hughes (7th), Tom Koral (4th), David Steicke (3rd) and Phillip Hui (2nd). Other recognizable names that made the money included Mike Matusow (11th), Don Zewin (15th), Tom McCormick (19th), Brandon Cantu (23rd), Shaun Deeb (26th), Mark Gregorich (27th), John Cernuto (30th), and Scotty Nguyen (35th).

Here’s a look at the final table results.

Finish Player Name Payout POY Points
1 Matthew Schreiber $256,226 900
2 Phillip Hui $158,361 750
3 David Steicke $107,458 600
4 Tom Koral $74,382 450
5 Ryan Himes $52,542 375
6 Matthew Honig $37,892 300
7 Ryan Hughes $27,910 225
8 Brendan Taylor $21,007 150

For more coverage from the summer series, visit the 2017 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.

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