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Buy-In: $1,365 + $135
Prize Pool: $1,096,095
Entrants: 803

Event 51 - H.O.R.S.E.

  • Jun 29, '08 - Jul 01, '08


Updates on Final Day (Jul 01, 08)


$1,500 HORSE - Final Day - Level 20

Blinds/Antes: Razz, Stud  – Ante: 2000, Bring: 2000, Complete: 8000.  Hold’em – Blinds: 4000/8000

Players Remaining: 13 of 803

Chip Leaders:
Phil Hellmuth - 420000          
Tommy Hang - 282000          
Victor Ramdin - 275000        
Sam Silverman - 245000        
James Schaaf - 205000          
Matt Grapenthien - 170000   
Edward Brogdon - 155000    
Jason Dollinger - 145000       
Esther Rossi - 130000            
Phillip Penn Sr. - 130000

Stephen Wolff Eliminated in 17th Place ($6,686)
Art Young Eliminated in 16th Place ($8,878)
Keith Sexton Eliminated in 15th Place ($8,878)
Arash Ghaneian Eliminated in 14th Place ($11,070)

Big Hands:

Stephen Wolff Eliminated in 17th Place ($6,686)

As the remaining players continued to battle down to final table play, Stephen Wolff made his exit during the hold’em round.  Wolff got it all in with Phillip Penn on a flop of As8c3h and turned over Ad5c.  Penn showed 8s3s for bottom two pair.  The turn and river blanked for Wolff, and he earned $6,686 for his 17th place finish.

Keith SextonArt Young Eliminated in 16th Place ($8,878)

Lonnie Heimowitz’s ten-seven low was good enough to eliminate Art Young during the razz round.  Young earned $8,878 for his 16th place finish.

Keith Sexton Eliminated in 15th Place ($8,878)

Steve Diano continued his elimination binge by taking aim on Keith Sexton during the razz round.  Diano eliminated Sexton when his eight-low was good against Sexton’s ten-low.  Sexton earned $8,878 for his 15th place finish.

Arash Ghaneian Eliminated in 14th Place ($11,070)

Arash Ghaneian was eliminated as the prize amounts continued to rise, earning an $11,070 payday in the stud round when Matt Grapenthein’s two pair, queens and jacks, caused Ghaneian to muck his hole cards.



$1,500 HORSE - Final Day - Level 19

Blinds/Antes: Stud, Stud 8 – Ante: 1500, Bring: 2000, Complete: 6000

Players Remaining: 17 of 803

Chip Leaders:
Phil Hellmuth – 285,000
James Schaaf – 235,000
Art Young – 175,000

Edmond Tonnellier, Jens Voertmann, Hoyt Verner

Big Hands:

Jens VoertmannEdmond Tonnellier Eliminated in 20th Place ($6,686)

Steve Diano and Edmond Tonnellier tangled during the stud round in a pot that ended Tonnellier’s tournament life.  The final boards read:

Diano: (84)Q8532
Tonnellier: (KJ)Q10433

Tonnellier made his exit, earning $6,686 for his 20th place finish.

Jens Voertmann Eliminated in 19th Place ($6,686)

Jens Voertmann also fell victim to the stud round courtesy of Stephen Wolff.  Wolff’s ace-high club flush was good enough to send Voertmann to the rail in 19th place, $6,686 richer.

Hoyt Verner Eliminated in 18th Place ($6,686)

In the stud eight-or-better round, Hoyt Verner raised shoing the Q after Tommy Hang completed showing the 6.  Hang let out after pairing his visible board with the 6 and Verner raised all in after catching the 9.  The final boards were:

Hang: (73)A6665
Verner: (AQ)Q9752

Verner was eliminated in 18th place, earning $6,686 for his finish.


$1,500 HORSE - Final Day - Shuffle Up and Deal!

The cards are officially in the air for the final day of the $1,500 HORSE event.  The remaining 20 players will play down to an eventual single bracelet winner.  Phil Hellmuth starts the day with the tournament chip lead, but will he achieve his historic 12th WSOP victory?  Stay tuned to Card Player and monitor his progress!

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