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Event #14: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.



Event #14: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
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Mark Castagnini Leads After Day 1 of Event #14: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E; Jean Gaspard Right Behind

MartianNews • Level 10
Jean Gaspard
Jean Gaspard

The first day of Event #14: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E has come to an end at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, and it is Mark Castagnini who is named the end of day chipleader.

Castagnini will be starting the second day of the tournament with 74,700 in chips. He hovered just above average for the better part of the day and it was not until after the last break that he really started to heat up. Right on the heels of Castagnini is Jean Gaspard with 72,100 in chips.

Gaspard has over $1 million in WSOP cashes, including a bracelet that he won in a $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship, along with an astonishing $306,621. He finds himself off to a great start here in the H.O.R.S.E. event and will be looking for bracelet number two by tournament's end.

Some other notable big stacks to proceed into the second day include Canadian Clayton Mozdzen (71,500), Chris Klodnicki (68,500), German Laurent Manderlier (65,900), and bracelet winner David "ODB" Baker (65,100).

There were also many notable players to advance including Tony Ma (60,800), Mark Gregorich (60,300), Andre Akkari (54,500), Vegas' own Rafael Concepcion (51,300), Kevin Johnson (50,500), Ashish Gupta (48,800), Kevin Gerhart (46,900), bracelet winner Matt Grapenthien (46,300), Bryce Yockey (42,200), and 12-time ring winner Valentin Vornicu (41,700).

Valentin Vornicu
Valentin Vornicu

Many familiar faces were seen coming into the tournament and many, unfortunately, leaving it before finding a bag by night's end. That list includes Brazil's, Felipe Ramos, Ben Ludlow, Andrew Brown, Sean Yu, two-time bracelet winner Brandon Cantu, Max Pescatori, Barry Greenstein, Alex Foxen, Jason Somerville, and four-time bracelet winner Jeff Madsen.

A total of 751 players walked through the doors in the hopes of bagging up and moving onto the second day, and of the night only 291 did just that. The remaining players will come back tomorrow to battle it out for a shot at the $207,003 first place prize and at least 113 will see a min-cash of $2,253.

The returning players will resume at 12 p.m. local time and will play another ten 60-minute levels before bagging up. There will be a 15-minute break after every two levels of play with a 60-minute dinner break coming at the end of level 6.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you all the live coverage throughout the remainder of this event, so stay tuned as all the action unfolds.

Tags: Alex FoxenAndre AkkariAndrew BrownAshish GuptaBarry GreensteinBryce YockeyChris KlodnickiClayton MozdzenFelipe RamosJason SomervilleJean GaspardJeff MadsenKevin GerhartKevin Johnson

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

MartianNews • Level 10
Mark Castagnini us
Mark Castagnini
us 74,700 74,700
Jean Gaspard us
Jean Gaspard
us 72,100 72,100
Clayton Mozdzen ca
Clayton Mozdzen
ca 71,500
Chris Klodnicki us
Chris Klodnicki
us 68,500
Laurent Manderlier be
Laurent Manderlier
be 65,900 17,900
David "ODB" Baker us
David "ODB" Baker
us 65,100 21,100
Don Zewin us
Don Zewin
us 61,400 37,400
Raul Paez es
Raul Paez
es 61,000
Tony Ma us
Tony Ma
us 60,800
Mark Gregorich us
Mark Gregorich
us 60,300 -4,700
Michael Moore us
Michael Moore
us 58,200 48,200
Oliver Vereschagin us
Oliver Vereschagin
us 57,100
Chris Tryba us
Chris Tryba
us 56,200 26,200
Danny Woolard us
Danny Woolard
us 56,000 56,000
Hernan Salazar us
Hernan Salazar
us 55,600 -1,400
Tyler Groth us
Tyler Groth
us 54,900
Andre Akkari br
Andre Akkari
br 54,500 32,500
Navin Kamal us
Navin Kamal
us 54,400
Marcos Rogerio De Siqueira br
Marcos Rogerio De Siqueira
br 53,900
David Prager us
David Prager
us 51,700 700
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
us 51,300
Rafael Concepcion us
Rafael Concepcion
us 51,300 18,300
Kevin Johnson us
Kevin Johnson
us 50,500 40,400
Mark Provenzano us
Mark Provenzano
us 50,000 25,500
Michael Mckenna us
Michael Mckenna
us 49,900

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Day 1 Has Now Ended

MartianNews • Level 10
Jean Gaspard
Jean Gaspard

The first day of Event #4: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E has now come to an end and it seems as if Jean Gaspard may be the end of day chipleader.

A short recap of the day will be posted as soon as the confirmation of the players and their chips has been released.

Concepcion Scoops a Vital Pot

MartianNews • Level 10

Omaha Hi-Lo

Rafael Concepcion opened from under the gun and a big blind opponent defended. Action checked to Concepcion after a dealer fanned out {3-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} as a flop and he fired in a bet.

His opponent check-called to see the {7-Clubs} turn card. Concepcion had the action check to him and he pushed in another bet that was called by his opponent instantly.

A {2-Spades} came down on the river, action checked to Concepcion and he threw in another bet. His opponent took a brief moment but in the end, called the bet and Concepcion tabled {a-Clubs}{7-Spades}{6-Spades}{5-Diamonds} for both sides of the nuts. His opponent mucked and Concepcion scooped in the pot.

Rafael Concepcion us
Rafael Concepcion
us 33,000

Tags: Rafael Concepcion

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Stud Games - 200 ante/bring-in 800 completion
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