Event #22: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
Dani:
123

Event Info

Prize Pool $1,880,000
Players 200

Level

Level 30
Blinds 0 / 0
Ante 0

Eighty-Five for Wallace

• Level 25

Razz

Ohel: {x-}{x-} / {9-}{4-}{8-}{9-} / {x-}
Wallace: {x-}{x-} / {4-}{10-}{5-}{3-} / {x-}

Bill Chen was the bring in with the {K-Diamonds}. Randy Ohel called from the next seat over and it folded around to Christopher Wallace, who completed. Chen folded and Ohel called.

Ohel check-called a bet on fourth street and did the same on fifth. Wallace was first to act on sixth when Ohel paired nines. He bet and Ohel called to see his final card. Wallace fired one more on seventh and Ohel thought for a moment before flinging out a call.

Wallace fanned {8-}{5-}{2-} for an eighty-five, prompting Ohel to muck his hand. Wallace picked up the pot and is now up around 685,000 in chips.

us
Randy Ohel
us 750,000 -50,000
us
Christopher Wallace
us 685,000 255,000

Tagovi: Bill ChenChristopher WallaceRandy Ohel

Sklar's On a Rampage

[user20283] • Level 25
Richard Sklar
Richard Sklar

Omaha 8

Richard Sklar has not slowed down one bit after getting ahold of some chips two levels ago. Calvin Anderson raised from the small blind and Sklar defended his big. The flop brought out {A-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} and Sklar called a bet.

On the turn, the {9-Hearts} hit and Anderson bet again. Sklar called. The river brought the {6-Spades} and Anderson check-called. Sklar showed {A-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for a flush and a low - the same low that Anderson had - with {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{5-Hearts}. Sklar got three quarters and Anderson was knocked down to 213,000.

On the very next hand, it was Randy Ohel who raised and Sklar called from the small blind. The flop brought out {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and Anderson lead out; Ohel called. On the turn, the {10-Hearts} hit and Ohel called another bet. The river was the {5-Hearts} and Sklar lead once again; Ohel called.

"Gin rummy," Sklar yelled out as he threw {A-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{6-Hearts} onto the felt. Sklar had made the nut low and a full house, enough to scoop this pot.

"I don't care about the bracelet! Just give me the money," said Sklar with a wry smile.

The colorful gentleman who's been all smiles every day added, "I've been gambling every day for the last 45 years. All I care about are boats and houses and taking trips."

The players at the table laughed and offered to take the bracelet from Sklar, who's in control of this final table for now.

us
Richard Sklar
us 1,900,000 210,000
us
Randy Ohel
us 800,000 -250,000
us
Calvin Anderson
us 213,000 -167,000

Tagovi: Calvin AndersonRandy OhelRichard Sklar

Ohel's Boat is Bigger

• Level 25

Omaha 8

Randy Ohel raised from the button and Richard Ashby called from the big blind. The flop came down {K-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{4-Spades} and Ashby checked to the raiser. Ohel continued out and Ashby called to see a turn.

The dealer put out the {10-Hearts} on the turn and Ashby once again check-called a bet from Ohel. The board paired on the river with the {10-Diamonds} and Ashby checked for a third time. Ohel fired one final bet and Ashby shook his head as he called. Ohel fanned {K-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{J-Hearts}{j-Clubs} for tens full of kings. Ashby's head continued to shake as he flashed {10-Clubs}{4-Hearts} before his hand was pulled into the muck.

Ohel dragged in the pot and has now crossed the million-chip mark with 1.05 million.

gb
Richard Ashby
gb 1,170,000 -140,000
us
Randy Ohel
us 1,050,000 191,000

Tagovi: Randy OhelRichard Ashby

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pamelam • Level 25
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Tagovi: LockerDomeiPad

Bruno Fitoussi Eliminated in 9th Place ($40,363)

[user20283] • Level 25
Bruno Fitoussi
Bruno Fitoussi

Omaha 8

On the very first hand at the final table it was Lee Goldman who raised under the gun and Bruno Fitoussi, on his left, moved all in for 89,000 chips. Calvin Anderson made the call and Goldman did so as well when the action was folded back around to him.

The flop brought {10-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and Goldman bet, Anderson called. On the turn the {10-Diamonds} hit and both players checked. The river was the {Q-Spades} and Goldman bet after which Anderson folded.

Goldman showed {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} and that was enough to knock Fitoussi out who showed {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}.

US
Lee Goldman
US 800,000 266,000
us
Calvin Anderson
us 380,000 -42,000
fr
Bruno Fitoussi
fr Out

Tagovi: Bruno FitoussiCalvin AndersonLee Goldman

Unofficial Final Table

• Level 25

Players have moved to the ESPN stage for the unofficial final table of nine. Richard Sklar leads with Richard Ashby hot on his heels. Bruno Fitoussi is the table short stack with 89,000. Play at the unofficial final table will start with Omaha 8.

SeatPlayerChips
1Calvin Anderson422,000
2Richard Sklar1,690,000
3Max Pescatori433,000
4Christopher Wallace430,000
5Bill Chen221,000
6Randy Ohel859,000
7Lee Goldman534,000
8Bruno Fitoussi89,000
9Richard Ashby1,310,000
us
Richard Sklar
us 1,690,000 390,000
gb
Richard Ashby
gb 1,310,000 410,000
us
Randy Ohel
us 859,000 -41,000
US
Lee Goldman
US 534,000 -91,000
it
Max Pescatori
it 433,000 -52,000
us
Christopher Wallace
us 430,000 -90,000
us
Calvin Anderson
us 422,000 -3,000
us
Bill Chen
us 221,000 -74,000
fr
Bruno Fitoussi
fr 89,000 -201,000

Nick Kost Eliminated in 10th Place ($40,363)

[user20283] • Level 25
Nick Kost
Nick Kost

Omaha 8

After a raising war between Nick Kost and Calvin Anderson, the former ended up at risk for his tournament life.

Kost: {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{6-Spades}
Anderson: {A-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{4-Hearts}

"Keep'em high," Kost's friends shouted from the rail before the flop showed {2-Hearts}{9-Spades}{J-Hearts}. On the turn, the {8-Hearts} hit and Anderson made a flush. The river brought the {5-Hearts} and Kost hit the rail in 10th place. The final nine players will now move to The Mothership, otherwise known as the main final table in the Amazon room.

us
Calvin Anderson
us 425,000 105,000
us
Nick Kost
us Out

Tagovi: Calvin AndersonNick Kost

Kost Doubles Through Anderson

• Level 25

Omaha 8

Calvin Anderson opened from the cutoff and Nick Kost moved all in for his last 76,000 from the big blind. Anderson called and the hands were tabled.

Anderson: {9-Hearts}{6-Spades}{3-Spades}{2-Diamonds}
Kost: {A-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}

The board ran out {7-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}, allowing Kost's eights and treys with an ace to score the double up. Kost now sits around 155,000 in chips.

us
Calvin Anderson
us 320,000 -20,000
us
Nick Kost
us 155,000 79,000

Tagovi: Calvin AndersonNick Kost

Sklar Over Goldman

• Level 25

Omaha 8

Richard Sklar raised from the cutoff and Bruno Fitoussi called from the button. Lee Goldman tagged along from the big blind and the trio of players watched as a {8-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} flop fell. All three players checked to see the {9-Spades} hit the turn and Goldman fired out. Sklar called while Fitoussi folded his hand.

The {J-Clubs} rivered and the action went check-check. Sklar rolled over {A-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{2-Diamonds} which took down the pot. He's now up to 1.3 million in chips.

us
Richard Sklar
us 1,300,000 250,000
US
Lee Goldman
US 625,000 -165,000

Tagovi: Bruno FitoussiLee GoldmanRichard Sklar

David Benyamine Eliminated in 11th Place ($32,430)

[user20283] • Level 25
David Benyamine
David Benyamine

Limit Hold'em

Right after the break David Benyamine lost back-to-back pots and that sent him to the rail. First it was Richard Sklar who made a huge hand with the board showing {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{4-Hearts}{5-Clubs}. On the river Sklar bet and Benyamine called after which our new chip leader slammed {6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} onto the felt.

Benyamine shook his head and mucked, and on the very next hand it was Randy Ohel who raised from his right. Benyamine three-bet and the action folded back to Ohel. Ohel tanked for a bit before putting in another raise and Benyamine called all in.

Benyamine: {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}
Ohel: {A-Clubs}{3-Clubs}

The board ran out {J-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} and Benyamine was knocked out by Ohel's flopped flush.

us
Richard Sklar
us 1,050,000 200,000
us
Randy Ohel
us 900,000 140,000
fr
David Benyamine
fr Out

Tagovi: David BenyamineRandy OhelRichard Sklar