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Andrew Yeh Wins 2022 World Series of Poker $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship

The Las Vegas Local Outlasted A Field of 209 Entries To Earn His First Bracelet and $487,129

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In 2021, Andrew Yeh came within two spots of winning his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet, finishing third in the $10,000 buy-in Omaha eight-or-better championship for his first-ever six-figure tournament score. Less than a year later, yeh was able to make his way back to the business end of a bracelet event, and this the Las Vegas local was able to seal the deal, securing the victory in the 2022 WSOP $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. championship.

“I feel like I’m definitely capable of winning, but in these tournaments, especially $10,000 buy-ins with all of the good players, it’s really tough to navigate a field,” Yeh told PokerGO reporters. “So, to be able to do that and make it here again from last year and actually [get the win] is pretty surreal.”

For the win, Yeh earned the hardware and a career-best score of $487,129. He now has more than $910,000 in lifetime tournament earnings to his name. Yeh was also awarded plenty of rankings points in this event, including 900 Card Player Player of the Year points and 487 PokerGO Tour points. He now sits in 192nd place in the POY standings, sponsored by Global Poker, and is currently ranked 74th in the PGT points race.

As you would expect with a five-figure buy-in mixed-game event, plenty of notables made deep runs in this tournament. Notable in-the-money finishers included a grouping of four-time bracelet winners in Jeff Madsen (31st – $16,155), Mike Matusow (28th – $16,155), and Robert Mizrachi (27th – $17,669). Three-time bracelet winner Paul Volpe (24th – $17,669), two-time bracelet winner Yuri Dzivielevski (22nd – $17,669), bracelet winner and World Poker Tour champion Eugene Katchalov (20th – $20,193), five-time bracelet winner Shaun Deeb (19th – $20,193), four-time bracelet winner Bradley Ruben (12th – $26,347), bracelet winner Ben Lamb (10th – $31,327), and two-time bracelet winner Mike Gorodisnky (7th – $61,314).

John RacenerThis event played out over the course of four days, with just five players advancing to the day 4 live broadcast on PokerGO. Yeh held the lead heading into the final day. Bracelet winner and 2010 WSOP main event runner-up finisher John Racener was the first to hit the rail on day 4. He got the last of his chips in on sixth street playing stud eight-or-better. He had started with split kings, but had not yet improved any further and was trailing the fives up of fellow bracelet winner Bryce Yockey. A deuce on seventh street gave Yockey a full house for the win, scooping the pot to narrow the field to four. Racener earned $108,253 as the fifth-place finisher.

Yeh scooped Yockey in a big Omaha eight-or-better pot to leave Yockey at the bottom of the chip counts. He got the last of his short stack in playing limit hold’em. His Q-10 was at risk facing the A-9 of Craig Chait and the A-5 of Yeh. Both players in the side pot flopped a pair of aces, and the board ran out such that they ended up chopping the entire pot, as Yockey’s queen-high was unimproved. Yockey earned $148,896 for his fourth-place showing, increasing his career earnings to more than $3 million in the process.

The UK’s Philip Long was the next player to fall. He got the last of his stack in playing stud. He started with (A-5)Q facing the (K-10)2 of Yeh. Long ended up with ace-high by seventh street, while Yeh had improved to a pair of kings. Long was awarded $209,424 for his third-place finish. This was the second-largest score of his career, behind the $229,281 he earned for a 29th-place showing in the 2013 main event at the series.

With that, Yeh took a healthy lead into heads-up play with Chait. The gap was soon erased, though, as Chait got off to a quick start. The pair traded the lead several times, but were essentially even when the decisive blow was landed by Yeh in a hand of sud eight-or-better in which he made a straight to beat the kings up of Chait. he soon extended his advantage with a win in limit hold’em, taking more than an 11:1 lead after dragging a sizable pot on the river without showdown.

Chait managed a double-up after that, but was soon all-in and at risk again. This time around he held KClub SuitQHeart Suit7Spade Suit3Heart Suit facing the AHeart SuitADiamond SuitKSpade SuitKHeart Suit of Yeh playing Omaha eight-or-better. The board ran out 10Club Suit5Club Suit3Spade Suit4Heart Suit5Diamond Suit and Yeh’s aces and fives were good enough to scoop the pot and the title. Chait took home $301,068 as the runner-up finisher. This was the second time he finished second with a bracelet on the line, having earned $102,884 for a second-place showing in the 2021 WSOP $1,000 PLO event.

Here is a look at the payouts and rankings points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points PGT Points
1 Andrew Yeh $487,129 900 487
2 Craig Chait $301,068 750 301
3 Philip Long $209,424 600 209
4 Bryce Yockey $148,896 450 149
5 John Racener $108,253 375 108
6 Paul Sokoloff $80,523 300 81
7 Mike Gorodinsky $61,314 225 61
8 Eric Wasserson $47,819 150 48

Winner photo credit: PokerGO / Enrique Malfavon.

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