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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $1,300,050
Entrants: 963

$1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

  • Jun 10, '11 - Jun 12, '11
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 12, 11)

 
 

Aaron Steury Wins Event #17 ($289,283)

Michael Chow Eliminated in 2nd Place ($178,691)Aaron Steury
Stud 8

Aaron Steury started Level 29 with a dominating chip lead once again, continuing to put the pressure on his opponents. Adam Friedman was the next to go in 3rd place ($121,437) about halfway through the level, and although it was runner-up Michael Chow that busted Friedman and took his chips into heads-up play, it was too little too late as Steury already had the stranglehold at that point with a chip lead of 3.5 million to Chow’s 835,000. With help from the suffocating blind structure and an average stack of only 18 big bets, Chow’s 7 hardly stood a chance.

Chow finally got it all in with a wired pair of jacks but was behind Steury’s split aces on third street.

Chow: JSpade Suit JHeart Suit 3Diamond Suit 5Heart Suit 8Heart Suit 10Club Suit 2Club Suit
Steury: ADiamond Suit 8Diamond Suit ASpade Suit 6Club Suit KClub Suit 3Heart Suit 5Diamond Suit

Both players failed to improve and Michael Chow was eliminated in 2nd place ($178,691). Aaron Steury earned his amazing fifth knockout of this final table, capturing the gold bracelet and the $289,283 grand prize for winning Event #17.

NOTE: With the elimination of Adam Friedman in 3rd place ($121,437), Aaron Steury took a massive chip lead into heads-up play with 3.5 million to Michael Chow’s 835,000.

Adam Friedman Eliminated in 3rd Place ($121,437)Adam Friedman
Hold’em

Adam Friedman came into the new level as the short stack and was eliminated soon after it began. During the hold’em round, Friedman got it all in before the flop with 7Diamond Suit 3Heart Suit against Michael Chow’s JSpade Suit JHeart Suit.

The board came 9Club Suit 9Diamond Suit 4Diamond Suit 5Club Suit 2Heart Suit, no help to either player as Adam Friedman was eliminated in 3rd place ($121,437). Chow managed to gather a few chips here heading into the final match, but started with a significant chip disadvantage of about 835,000 to Steury’s 3,500,000.

Player Tags: Adam Friedman,   Aaron Steury,   Michael Chow
 

Level 28: Steury Continues To Dominate

NOTE: Sixty minute levels with games changing every eight hands.

Limits: 50,000-100,000

Hold’em – Omaha 8:
Blinds: 25,000-50,000

Razz – Stud – Stud 8:
Ante: 10,000
Bring In: 20,000
Completion: 50,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 963

Average Chip Count: 1,44,500

1. Aaron Steury – 2,400,000
2. Michael Chow – 1,400,000
3. Adam Friedman – 500,000

Aaron Steury Continues to Dominate With Aggressive Style
Aaron Steury

Aaron Steury has been running good ever since he busted David Baker with quads in 7th place during Level 25. The next level he busted Denis Ethier in 6th and Ron Ware in 5th. The stakes went up again one more time in Level 27 and that’s where Steury busted Jonathan Tamayo in 4th place.

Steury started Level 28 with a slight chip edge over his opponents, but with an average stack of only fourteen big bets, each and every hand became that much more important.

Michael Chow made a run at the big stack after scooping a big pot from Steury with a flush-high and a six-low. This hand brought the two very close in chips while Friedman started chip to away with the choking blinds. Steury made a big call with queen-high when Friedman bet down the board with a missed draw, putting even further distance between himself and his opponents.

Steury ended the level with a chip lead, and his aggressive style combined with the strangling blinds is sure to force the action very soon.

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

Player Tags: Adam Friedman,   Aaron Steury,   Michael Chow
 

Level 27: Jonathan Tamayo Eliminated in 4th Place ($84,516)

NOTE: Sixty minute levels with games changing every eight hands.

Limits: 40,000-80,000

Hold’em – Omaha 8:
Blinds: 20,000-40,000

Razz – Stud – Stud 8:
Ante: 10,000
Bring In: 10,000
Completion: 40,000

Players Remaining: 3 out of 963

Average Chip Count: 1,444,500

Chip Counts:

1. Aaron Steury – 1,900,000
2. Adam Friedman – 1,500,000
3. Michael Chow – 1,000,000

Eliminations:

4th. Jonathan Tamayo – $84,516

Jonathan Tamayo Eliminated in 4th Place ($84,516)
Omaha 8
Jonathan Tamayo

Jonathan Tamayo started the level on the short stack with less than 10 BBs and about halfway through the round he made his last stand in a hand of Omaha 8.

Aaron Steury raised from the small blind and Jonathan Tamayo called from the big blind.

Tamayo got it all in on a flop of QHeart Suit 5Spade Suit 3Club Suit with top pair against Steury’s top two pair. Tamayo would have no chance at splitting the pot without a qualifying low hand.

Tamayo: ADiamond Suit QDiamond Suit 10Heart Suit 9Heart Suit
Steury: QClub Suit 6Spade Suit 5Diamond Suit 4Club Suit

The turn and river were the 6Club Suit and the JDiamond Suit, no help for Jonathan Tamayo who was eliminated in 4th place ($84,516).

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

Player Tags: Jonathan Tamayo,   Aaron Steury
 

Level 26: Steury Leads Final Four; Ware 5th, Ethier 6th

NOTE: Sixty minute levels with games changing every eight hands.

Limits: 30,000-60,000

Hold’em – Omaha 8:
Blinds: 15,000-30,000

Razz – Stud – Stud 8:
Ante: 7,000
Bring In: 10,000
Completion: 30,000

Players Remaining: 4 out of 963

Average Chip Count: 1,083,375

Chip Counts:

1. Aaron Steury – 1,850,000
2. Adam Friedman – 1,350,000
3. Michael Chow – 750,000
4. Jonathan Tamayo – 315,000

Eliminations:

5th. Ron Ware – $60,036
6th. Denis Ethier – $43,512

Denis EthierDenis Ethier Eliminated in 6th Place ($43,512)
Stud

Denis Ethier was on the short stack when he got it all in with one card to go with a wired pair of jacks against Aaron Steury’s two pair.

Ethier: JDiamond Suit JClub Suit QHeart Suit 4Spade Suit 9Spade Suit ADiamond Suit 8Spade Suit
Steury: JSpade Suit 8Diamond Suit 8Heart Suit 2Heart Suit QDiamond Suit 2Spade Suit 9Heart Suit.

Ethier bricked on seventh street and was eliminated in 6th place ($43,512) while Steury took the chip lead with about 1.4 million that hand.

Ron Ware Eliminated in 5th Place ($60,036)Ron Ware
Hold’em

Ron Ware was on the short stack during the hold’em round when he opened for a raise under the gun and called all in to Aaron Steury’s button three-bet.

Ware: QDiamond Suit QClub Suit
Steury: AClub Suit 4Diamond Suit

The board came 10Club Suit 8Club Suit 7Club Suit 5Club Suit AHeart Suit, giving Steury the higher flush on the turn. Steury continued his ascent up the leaderboard with 1.5 million this hand while Ron Ware was eliminated in 5th place ($60,036).

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

Player Tags: Denis Ethier,   Ron Ware,   Aaron Steury
 

Level 25: Six Remain; Baker 7th, Compagno 8th

NOTE: Sixty minute levels with games changing every eight hands.

Limits: 25,000-50,000

Hold’em – Omaha 8:
Blinds: 13,000-25,000

Razz – Stud – Stud 8:
Ante: 5,000
Bring In: 7,000
Completion: 25,000

Players Remaining: 6 out of 963

Average Chip Count: 722,250

Chip Counts:

1. Adam Friedman – 1,006,000
2. Michael Chow – 907,000
3. Aaron Steury – 757,000
4. Ron Ware – 507,000
5. Jonathan Tamayo – 450,000
6. Denis Ethier – 139,000

Eliminations:

7th. David Baker – $32,150
8th. Paolo Compagno – $24,219

Paolo Compagno Eliminated in 8th Place ($24,219)Paolo Compagno
Stud 8

Adam Friedman opened with the 7Club Suit, Paolo Compagno reraised all in for about 80,000 with the 5Diamond Suit and Friedman called. Compagno showed a pair of fives but was behind Friedman’s pair of sevens.

Compagno: 5Club Suit 4Club Suit 5Diamond Suit 9Diamond Suit 7Heart Suit QDiamond Suit AClub Suit
Friedman: JSpade Suit 7Diamond Suit 7Club Suit 6Club Suit 4Diamond Suit 9Spade Suit 8Heart Suit.

Neither player made a low hand and Friedman raked the pot with a pair of sevens. Paolo Compagno started the final table as the short stack and was the first one eliminated in 8th place ($24,219).

PDavid BakerDavid Baker Eliminated in 7th Place ($32,150)
Omaha 8

Adam Friedman button-raised before the flop, Aaron Steury called from the small blind and David Baker called from the big blind.

The flop came QDiamond Suit 7Spade Suit 7Club Suit, Steury checked, Baker moved all in for 25,000, Friedman raised the side pot, Steury reraised and Friedman called.

The turn was the 10Spade Suit, Steury bet and Friedman called.

The river was the QClub Suit, and once gain, Steury bet and Friedman called.

Steury turned over QSpade Suit QHeart Suit JDiamond Suit 10Heart Suit for quads. Friedman mucked trip sevens with an ace, followed by David Baker who was eliminated in 7th place ($32,150).

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

 

Level 24: Ramdin Eliminated in 9th, Final Table Now Underway

NOTE: Play ended last night with 17 players in accordance with the ten-level rule and resumed at 2:30pm. With the elimination of Victor Ramdin in 9th place ($18,577), the official eight-handed final table was set. The final eight players then took a one hour dinner break and returned at approximately 8:00pm to begin the final table. Play began with twenty-eight minutes remaining in Level 24.

NOTE: Sixty minute levels with games changing every eight hands.

Limits: 20,000-40,000

Hold’em – Omaha 8:
Blinds: 10,000-20,000

Razz – Stud – Stud 8:
Ante: 5,000
Bring In: 5,000
Completion: 20,000

Players Remaining: 8 out of 963

Average Chip Count: 541,688

Chip Counts:

1. Adam Friedman – 1,006,000
2. Michael Chow – 907,000
3. Aaron Steury – 757,000
4. Ron Ware – 507,000
5. David Baker – 455,000
6. Jonathan Tamayo – 450,000
7. Denis Ethier – 139,000
8. Paolo Compagno – 123,000

Payouts:

1st. $289,283
2nd. $178,691
3rd. $121,437
4th. $84,516
5th. $60,036
6th. $43,512
7th. $32,150
8th. $24,219

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates of this final table.

 

Final Day Begins at 2:30 p.m.

David BakerA total of 17 players have advanced to the scheduled final day of event no. 17, the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. tournament. The eventual winner will walk away with a gold bracelet and $289,283 in prize money.

Leading the way in chips is Adam Friedman with 453,000. David Baker is also close to the top with 441,000. Other notables who are still in the hunt include Victor Ramdin, Tristan Clemencon, and former $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. champion David Bach.

The final day will begin at 2:30 p.m. and you can tune in to follow live updates from the official final table.

Here is a look at the seating chart with chip counts for the final day of the tournament:

Table Seat Player Chips
280 1 EMPTY
280 2 Paolo Compagno 216,000
280 3 Josh Schlein 170,000
280 4 Ron Ware 349,000
280 5 Drew Boyett 59,000
280 6 Victor Ramdin 255,000
280 7 EMPTY
280 8 Michael Horowitz 127,000
Table Seat Player Chips
286 1 David Arsht 382,000
286 2 Aaron Steury 179,000
286 3 David Baker 441,000
286 4 Tristan Clemencon 286,000
286 5 EMPTY
286 6 EMPTY
286 7 Jonathan Tamayo 140,000
286 8 David Bach 136,000
Table Seat Player Chips
292 1 Kevin Marcus 177,000
292 2 Michael Chow 390,000
292 3 EMPTY
292 4 EMPTY
292 5 Denis Ethier 253,000
292 6 Scott Lake 341,000
292 7 EMPTY
292 8 Adam Friedman 453,000
 
 
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