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Prize Pool: $1,142,640
Entrants: 414

Event 22 - H.O.R.S.E.

  • Jun 11, '08 - Jun 13, '08


Updates on Final Day (Jun 13, 08)


Jens Voertmann Wins Event No. 22

Jens VoertmannJens Voertmann Wins Event No. 22 ($298,253) - Stud 8

After being crippled in an earlier Stud hand, Doug Ganger was forced to get it all in holding a board of 8899AK3. Jens Voertmann made the all in call on fourth street, and his board eventually ran out 557AJJ, giving him a better two pair. Ganger was eliminated in second place, earning $182,822 for his runner up finish.







Player Tags: Jens Voertmann,   Doug Ganger

Marcel Luske Eliminated in 3rd Place

Marcel LuskeMarcel Luske Eliminated in Third Place ($110,264) - Stud

A very short stacked Marcel Luske was forced to commit the rest of his chips in Stud against Jens Voertmann. Voertmann's board read J9A78AK for a pair of aces, and Luske's board read 959Q4J. Luske needed to hit any one of his board cards to stay alive, but after squeezing it out, he mucked his hand. Luske was eliminated in third place.

Heads Up Begins

Jens Voertmann - 1,630,000
Doug Ganger - 870,000





$3,000 H.O.R.S.E. - Luske Comes Back

Players Left: 3

Chip Leaders:

Doug Ganger - 640,000
Jens Voertmann - 1,100,000
Marcel Luske - 820000

Eliminations:  None

Big Hands and Storylines:

Marcel Luske Chips Up With a Bluff - Hold'em

Marcel Luske raised preflop and was called by both Jens Voertmann and Doug Ganger in the blinds. The flop came KJ4 and Luske continued with a bet. Ganger folded and Voertmann check raised. Luske reraised and Voertmann called. The turn was the 5 and once again Luske bet. Voertmann folded and Luske showed his Q6 for a total bluff. After the hand, Luske chipped up to 700,000.

Hold'em Favors Luske

Marcel Luske made a drastic comeback during the hold'em round, and is no longer the short stack. The rail is pulling for him to take it down, but there's still a long way to go in this one.


$3,000 H.O.R.S.E. - Corkins Out

Players Left: 

Chip Leaders:

Doug Ganger - 1,100,000
Jens Voertmann - 1,000,000
Marcel Luske - 375,000

Eliminations:  Hoyt Corkins (4th Place)

Big Hands and Storylines:

Hoyt CorkinsHoyt Corkins Eliminated in 4th Place ($81,698) - Hold'em

Hoyt Corkins and Marcel Luske got it all in on a flop of AK10. Luske showed A9 for top pair, and Corkins was left praying for paint with KQ. The turn and river came A3, and Corkins was eliminated in third place.

Marcel Luske Crippled - Omaha 8

Marcel Luske lost a big chunk of his stack with a heart flush against Doug Ganger's full house. Neither played had a low and Ganger scooped the pot.

NOTE: The players then took a 20-minute break.


$3,000 H.O.R.S.E. - Down To Four

Players Left:  4

Chip Leaders:

Doug Ganger - 825000
Jens Voertmann - 445,000
Hoyt Corkins - 390,000
Marcel Luske - 805,000

Eliminations:  Steve Zolotow (6th Place), Jared Davis (5rd Place)

Big Hands and Storylines:

Steve Zolotow Chips Up - Hold'em

Steve Zolotow raised under the gun and Doug Ganger made the call in the big blind. Both players checked the 10646 board to the turn and the river was the 2. Ganger fired in a bet and Zolotow made the call with AQ. Ace high was good, and Zolotow chipped up to 180,000.

Marcel Luske Gets Quartered - Omaha 8

Marcel Luske raised preflop and Doug Ganger made the call. The flop came down K104 and Luske checked. Ganger bet and Luske check raised. Ganger called and the turn was the 6. Luske bet again, and Ganger called. The river was the 8 and Luske checked. Ganger bet and Luske quickly called. Luske showed AA310 for aces with an A-3 low, and Ganger showed A3J9 for the nut flush with an A-3 low. Ganger collected three quarters of the pot.

NOTE: The players then took a 15-minute break.

Steve ZolotowSteve Zolotow Eliminated in Sixth Place ($47,990) - Stud

Steve Zolotow was all in on fourth street against Hoyt Corkins, two cards later, Zolotow's pair of nines were drawing dead to Corkins nut spade flush. Zolotow was eliminated in sixth place.

Jared Davis Eliminated in Fifth Place ($61,702) - Stud

Jared Davis was on the short stack and desperate as he made a move with a pair of sixes, unfortunately for him, Jens Voertmann made a set of aces to eliminate him in fifth place.





$3,000 H.O.R.S.E. - Back From Dinner

The remaining six players have returned from the dinner break.


$3,000 H.O.R.S.E. - Harman Gone

Players Left:  6

Chip Leaders:

Doug Ganger - 780,000
Steve Zolotow - 150,000
Jens Voertmann - 300,000
Jared Davis - 260,000
Hoyt Corkins - 440,000
Marcel Luske - 545,000

Eliminations: Jennifer Harman (8th Place), Ross Tsodikov (7th Place)

Big Hands and Storylines:

Jennifer HarmanJennifer Harman Going Backwards - Stud 8

Jennifer Harman started the final table in rough shape after losing a big pot to Doug Ganger. Ganger held a six low and a pair of fives for high, but Harman couldn't get anything positive out of her seventh street squeeze. After the hand, Harman was the short stack with just 100,000.

Marcel Luske Takes Back the Chip Lead - Hold'em

On a flop of 1052, Marcel Luske bet and was called by Hoyt Corkins. The turn was the 10 and both players checked. The river was the K and Luske bet once again. Corkins called and mucked his cards after seeing the K9 of Luske. After the hand, Luske had chipped up to nearly 600,000 and regained the chip lead.

Jennifer Harman Eliminated in Eighth Place ($30,857) - Razz

Doug Ganger completed wth a 3 and Jennifer Harman called with a 6 in the door. Ganger continued to bet his hand all the way down to the river and Harman decided to go with hers. Harman didn't show her hand, but it appeared as though she made an 8-low. Ganger, however, turned over 7-5-4-3-2 to send her to the rail in eighth place.

Ross Tsodikov Eliminated in Seventh Place ($36,564) - Stud

Ross Tsodikov was forced to get it all in with a pair of nines, but Jens Voertmann made queens up to send him home in seventh place.

NOTE: Shortly after Tsodikov's elimination, the players took a 30-minute dinner break.


$3,000 H.O.R.S.E. - Final Table Set

Players Left: 8

Chip Leaders:

Seat 1 - Rostislav Tsodikov - 140,000
Seat 2 - Doug Ganger - 405,000
Seat 3 - Jennifer Harman - 271,000
Seat 4 - Steve Zolotow - 180,000
Seat 5 - Jens Voertmann - 485,000
Seat 6 - Jared Davis - 185,000
Seat 7 - Hoyt Corkins - 595,000
Seat 8 - Marcel Luske - 572,000

Eliminations: Todd Brunson, Eric Froehlich, Blair Rodman

Big Hands and Storylines:

Paul Zimbler Doubles Up - Stud 8

Paul Zimbler was all in with kings up on sixth street against the low straight draw of Jared Davis. Davis failed to hit either and Zimbler scooped the pot to double up to about 90,000.

Todd BrunsonTodd Brunson Eliminated in 12th Place ($19,424) - Hold'em

Todd Brunson was all in against Marcel Luske on a flop of K7Q. Brunson showed A10 but was up against the K9. The turn was the K and the river was the 2, giving Luske the pot and eliminating Brunson in 12th place.

Eric FroehlichEric Froehlich Eliminated in 11th Place ($19,424) - Hold'em

After being previously crippled in a Stud 8 hand with Jennifer Harman, Eric Froehlich was all in holding 98 against the J9 of Jared Davis. The board ran out K4J35 and Froehlich was eliminated in 11th place.

Blair Rodman Eliminated in 10th Place ($25,138) - Hold'em

Blair Rodman moved all in on the short stack holding 97 against Jens Voertmann's pocket queens. The board ran out 1052102 and Rodman hit the rail in tenth place.

Paul Zimbler Eliminated in 9th Place ($25,138) - Omaha 8

Paul Zimbler was short stacked and all in holding K1087 against the J1043 of Jennifer Harman. The flop came Q55 and Zimbler maintained his lead with King high. The turn was the 5 and Harman was really drawing slim to pair up wihout hitting a club. The river was the... J! Harman eliminated Zimbler in ninth place.


$3,000 H.O.R.S.E. - Players Dropping Quick

Players Left: 12

Eliminations: J.J. Hazan, David Levi, Mallory Smith, Mickey Appleman

Big Hands and Storylines:

J.J. Hazan Eliminated in 16th Place ($10,283) - Hold'em

J.J. Hazan raised and Hoyt Corkins reraised. Hazan moved in and Corkins made the call with pocket jacks. Hazan was behind with pocket threes and the board offered no help when it came 992J9. Hazan was eliminated in 16th place.

David LeviDavid Levi Eliminated in 15th Place ($10,283) - Omaha Hi-Lo

The action was unclear, but David Levi was unable to double up on the extremely short stack to survive. He was eliminated in 15th place.

Mallory Smith Eliminated in 14th Place ($13,711) - Omaha Hi-Lo

Mallory Smith was all in preflop against Jared Davis. Smith held J-J-8-5 but was up against the A-A-10-4 of Davis. The flop came Q85 and Smith took the lead with bottom two pair. The turn was the Q and all of a sudden Smith was counterfeited by Davis and his aces up. The river was the K and Smith was eliminated in 14th place.

Mickey ApplemanMickey Appleman Eliminated in 13th Place ($13,711) - Razz

Short stacked and desperate, Mickey Appleman was all in drawing to a 10 low, but it didn't matter if he made his hand or not, becaues Jennifer Harman had already made her 9 low. Appleman was eliminated in 13th place.







$3,000 H.O.R.S.E. - Final 16 Return

The players are seated and ready to begin. After a brief introduction, the players are ready to shuffle up and deal.

We will be playing down to the champion tonight, no matter how long it takes.

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