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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $1,117,800
Entrants: 828

Event 31 - $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

  • Jun 16, '10 - Jun 18, '10


Updates on Final Day (Jun 18, 10)


Final Table Update: Konstantin Puchkov Wins Event No. 31

Flop Games: 80,000-160,000
Stud Games: 20,000 ante, 20,000 bring-in, 80,000-160,000 limits

Players Remaining: 1 out of 827

Notable Eliminations:

2. Al Barbieri — $158,839

Big Hands:

Konstantin PuchkovKonstantin Puchkov Wins Event No. 31 ($257,134), Al Barbieri Eliminated In Second Place ($158,839)

After over three hours of heads-up play and numerous lead changes, the end finally came just past sunrise.

In Stud 8-or-better, Al Barbieri found himself all in on fifth street against Konstantin Puchkov. Here were how their boards ran out:

Puchkov: (ASpade Suit7Spade Suit9Spade Suit)2Club Suit2Spade Suit7Club Suit2Heart Suit
Barbieri: (4Heart Suit4Diamond Suit8Diamond Suit)QDiamond Suit3Heart Suit5Club Suit10Diamond Suit

Barbieri started with pocket fours but Puchkov hit every card from fourth through sixth street to make a full house, leaving Barbieri drawing dead by seventh and he was eliminated in second place, giving Puchkov his first WSOP bracelet.

Player Tags: Al Barbieri,   Konstantin Puchkov

Final Table Update: Dustin Leary Eliminated In 3rd Place

Flop Games: 40,000-80,000
Stud Games: 10,000 ante, 10,000 bring-in, 40,000-80,000 limits

Players Remaining: 2 out of 827

Average Chip Count: 1,863,000

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Al Barbieri – 2,400,000
2. Konstantin Puchkov – 1,300,000

Notable Eliminations:

3. Dustin Leary — $107,979

Big Hands:

Dustin LearyDustin Leary Eliminated In Third Place ($107,979)

In seven-card stud, Dustin Leary was all in by fifth street against Al Barbieri. Leary had made a pair of jacks by fifth street and was ahead as Barbieri’s board was (KDiamond SuitQSpade Suit)3Diamond Suit5Diamond Suit7Diamond Suit.

But Barbieri caught the KHeart Suit on the river to make a better pair and Leary bricked on his final two cards sending him to the rail, leaving Barbieri and Konstantin Puchkov to battle for the bracelet.


Final Table Update: Blake Cahail Eliminated In 7th Place, Revesz 6th, Awad 5th, Lennaard 4th

Flop Games: 25,000-50,000
Stud Games: 5,000 ante, 7,000 bring-in, 25,000-50,000 limits

Players Remaining: 3 out of 827

Average Chip Count: 1,242,000

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Al Barbieri – 1,590,000
2. Dustin Leary – 1,565,000
3. Konstantin Puchkov – 595,000

Notable Eliminations:

7. Blake Cahil — $28,604
6. Andrew Revesz — $38,698
5. Hani Awad — $53,386
4. Ken Lennaard — $75,149

Big Hands:

Blake CahailBlake Cahail Eliminated In Seventh Place ($28,604)

In Stud 8-or-better, Blake Cahail called a raise on third street by Al Barbieri. Cahail was all in after that call and here were their boards:

Cahail: (6Club Suit4Heart Suit9Heart Suit)AClub Suit10Spade SuitJHeart Suit4Spade Suit
Barbieri: (KHeart SuitKDiamond Suit4Diamond Suit)7Diamond Suit10Diamond Suit6Diamond Suit8Heart Suit

Barbieri started with kings in the hole but improved to a diamond flush on the river and Cahail was the second player eliminated from the final table.

Andrew Revesz Eliminated In Sixth Place ($38,698)

Andrew Revesz had a severe short stack and put it all in against Hani Awad and Konstantin Puchkov in Stud 8-or-better.

Puchkov and Awad bet on the side until seventh street when a Punchkov bet drew a fold from Awad. Punchkov showed a diamond flush while Revesz could only show a pair of threes and he was eliminated.

Hani Awad Eliminated In Fifth Place ($53,386)

Hani Awad and Al Barbieri got involved in a hand in Stud 8-or-better. Awad found himself all in of fifth street and was showing ASpade Suit2Club Suit3Club Suit and then caught a 2Heart Suit on sixth street.

Barbieri was ahead with his 7Club Suit4Diamond Suit3Diamond Suit4Spade Suit showing and turned over another four for trips. Awad confirmed he was drawing dead as he did not even look at his river card as he made his way to the rail.

Ken LennaardKen Lennaard Eliminated In Fourth Place ($75,149)

Ken Lennaard and Dustin Leary got involved in some Stud 8-or-better action that saw Lennaard all in by sixth street. Here is how their boards ran out:

Lennaard: (6Diamond Suit3Club SuitAHeart Suit)6Club Suit10Heart SuitJDiamond Suit8Club Suit
Leary: (AClub Suit8Diamond Suit10Club Suit)4Heart Suit10Diamond Suit9Spade SuitQClub Suit

Lennaard’s pair of sixes were ahead until the river when Leary caught a pair of tens. Lennaard could not improve or make a low and he was eliminated.


Final Table Update: Robert Mizrachi Eliminated In 8th Place

Flop Games: 20,000-40,000
Stud Games: 5,000 ante, 5,000 bring-in, 20,000-40,000 limits

Players Remaining: 7 out of 827

Average Chip Count: 532,285

Tournament Leaderboard:

1. Dustin Leary – 1,240,000
2. Al Barbieri – 985,000
3. Konstantin Puchkov – 625,000
4. Hani Awad – 310,000
5. Ken Lennaard – 230,000
6. Andrew Revesz – 215,000
7. Blake Cahail – 131,000

Notable Eliminations:

8. Robert Mizrachi — $21,551

Big Hands:

Robert MizrachiRobert Mizrachi Eliminated In Eighth Place ($21,551)

In hold’em, Robert Mizrachi raised to 80,000 and Dustin Leary made the call from the big blind. The two players saw a flop of KClub Suit5Spade Suit4Diamond Suit and Leary led out with 40,000.

Mizrachi raised all-in, just 11,000 more to Leary. Leary made the call and turned over KHeart Suit9Heart Suit for top pair and was ahead of Mizrachi’s QHeart SuitQDiamond Suit.

The board failed to improve Mizrachi’s hand on the turn and river and he was eliminated.

Player Tags: Robert Mizrachi,   Dustin Leary

Final Table Set

The final table is set for event no. 31 ($1,500 H.O.R.S.E). There were 24 players who returned for the final day and after four hours, the field has gone from three tables to one.

Here are their seating assignments and chip counts:

Seat 1: Blake Cahill – 540,000
Seat 2: Hani Awad – 520,000
Seat 3: Andrew Revesz – 475,000
Seat 4: Robert Mizrachi – 250,000
Seat 5: Konstantin Puchkov – 605,000
Seat 6: Al Barbieri – 635,000
Seat 7: Ken Lennaard – 250,000
Seat 8: Dustin Leary – 420,000

The players went on a 60-minute dinner break after reaching the final table and will return to player at approximately 8:05 p.m.

Stay tuned to as we bring you all of the elimination hands from this event.


Final Day Starts at 3 p.m.

PuchkovThe final day of the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E event will begin at 3 p.m.

The event is down from the 827 players who started to just 24. Among those two dozen, Robert Mizrachi, Allen Kessler, and Cliff Josephy are all in the top 10 in chips, following chip leader Konstantin Puchkov, who has 469,000 in chips. The average chip stack is 155,250.

All remaining players are guaranteed at least $6,885, with $257,134 going to the winner.

Stay tuned to as we will bring you a summary of the final day action.

Card Player Twitter Accounts:

Allen Kessler
Jon Turner

Here are the chip counts heading to the final day:

1 Konstantin Puchkov 465,000
2 Andrew Revesz 336,000
3 Robert Mizrachi 238,000
4 Allen Kessler 229,500
5 Dustin Leary 227,000
6 Regis Burlot 211,000
7 Cliff Josephy 165,500
8 Hani Awad 163,000
9 Daniel Ospina 160,000
10 Kyung Han 156,000
11 Danny Kalpakis 155,000
12 Al Barbieri 133,000
13 Ming Reslock 128,000
14 Chip Jett 120,000
15 James Van Alstyne 111,500
16 Blake Cahail 110,500
17 James Darnaby 110,000
18 David Brooker 108,000
19 Ken Lennaard 89,000
20 Johannes Steindl 79,500
21 Mark Zuffi 59,500
22 Kerry Stead 52,500
23 Thomas Hunt 26,500
24 Jon Turner 17,500
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