Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship



Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
Day 1 completed

Qinghai Pan Leads Field After Day 1 of $10,000 H.O.R.S.E.

MikePatrick • Level 10
Quinghai Pan
Quinghai Pan

The top of the field heading to Day 2 of Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. will be tightly packed, but Qinghai Pan vaulted above everyone in the last two levels of the night to take the biggest of the big stacks into Thursday’s play with 373,000 chips.

Several others were in contention for the chip lead before Pan soared past the field including Scott Seiver (261,000), Andrew Yeh (229,500), Randy Ohel (219,500), David Benyamine (219,000), and Brett Richey (215,000).

Pan started his run to the top earlier in the day by eliminating Daniel Negreanu in a hand of Razz. He’ll be looking to improve on his recent 7th place finish in the $3,000 version of this discipline in Event #32.

Wednesday’s event drew 139 entries through the first 10 levels of play, with 71 surviving, and late registration still open until Day 2.

Adam Friedman and Phil Hellmuth could be among the last entrants after they did battle in Event #36: $10,000 Dealer’s Choice, with Friedman defeating Hellmuth to become a three-time defending champion of that event.

Top 10 Chip Counts After Day 1

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Qinghai PanUnited States373,000
2Scott SeiverUnited States261,000
3Andrew YehUnited States229,500
4Randy OhelUnited States219,500
5David BenyamineFrance219,000
6Marco JohnsonUnited States218,000
7Jerry WongUnited States217,500
8Brett RicheyUnited States215,500
9Jesse KleinUnited States199,500
10Nate SilverUnited States197,000
Greg Mueller
Defending champion Greg Mueller made it to Day 2

Elite Field Shows Up

The $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship always draws an elite field of mixed-game superstars, and this year was no exception, with 2019 WSOP Player of the Year Robert Campbell (181,500), Scott Bohlman (180,000), Max Pescatori (125,500), Yuri Dzivielevski (100,000) and defending champion Greg Mueller (30,500) among those surviving the day.

Others such as Eli Elezra, Daniel Negreanu, Brian Rast, Matt Glantz, David “ODB”, Baker, and David “Bakes” Baker were not as fortunate.

The atmosphere in the room was generally light as well, with plenty of conversation and an interesting table involving mixed-games star Brandon Shack-Harris (177,500) keeping things playful in the early stages of this battle for a bracelet.

Business will get far more serious Thursday however, as the players battle into the money, beginning at 2:00 pm local time with level 11, which comes with limits of 4,000 and 8,000. The levels also move from 60 minutes to 90, and the players will take a 60-minute dinner break after level 14.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for continued coverage of this and every World Series of Poker Event live from the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Tags: Adam FriedmanAndrew YehBrett RicheyBrian RastDaniel NegreanuDavid BenyamineEli ElezraGreg MuellerMatt GlantzMax PescatoriPhil HellmuthQinghai PanRandy OhelRobert CampbellScott BohlmanScott SeiverYuri Dzivielevski

Day 2 Seat Draw - Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship

KaleGozer • Level 10
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon4272Peiwen WangUnited States189,000
Amazon4273Shaun DeebUnited States71,000
Amazon4274Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom184,500
Amazon4275Jerry WongUnited States217,500
Amazon4276Randy OhelUnited States219,500
Amazon4277Christopher VitchUnited States155,000
Amazon4278Marco JohnsonUnited States218,000
Amazon4281Kyle MontgomeryUnited States51,000
Amazon4283John RacenerUnited States29,000
Amazon4284William KlevitzUnited States45,500
Amazon4285Ryan LaplanteUnited States39,000
Amazon4286Tommy HangUnited States168,500
Amazon4287Derek McMasterUnited States6,500
Amazon4288Tom McCormickUnited States19,000
Amazon4291Brandon Shack-HarrisUnited States177,500
Amazon4292Yehuda BuchalterUnited States149,500
Amazon4293Allen KesslerUnited States19,000
Amazon4294Richard SklarUnited States196,500
Amazon4295Kevin GerhartUnited States110,000
Amazon4297Jesse KleinUnited States199,500
Amazon4298Ryan BoyleUnited States36,000
Amazon4301James WoodsUnited States189,000
Amazon4302Qinghai PanUnited States373,000
Amazon4303Raymond HensonUnited States192,000
Amazon4304Felipe RamosBrazil28,500
Amazon4305Hansu ChuUnited States46,000
Amazon4307Matt GrapenthienUnited States113,000
Amazon4308Perry FriedmanUnited States87,500
Amazon4361Bertrand GrospellierFrance58,000
Amazon4362Aaron KupinUnited States28,000
Amazon4364Johannes BeckerGermany95,500
Amazon4365Scott SeiverUnited States261,000
Amazon4366Eddie BlumenthalUnited States65,500
Amazon4367Kevin SongUnited States111,000
Amazon4368Christopher ChungUnited States165,000
Amazon4372Greg MuellerCanada30,500
Amazon4373Nate SilverUnited States197,000
Amazon4374Brock ParkerUnited States24,500
Amazon4375Dario SammartinoItaly173,500
Amazon4377Scott BohlmanUnited States180,000
Amazon4378Thomas HammersUnited States180,500
Amazon4381Alexander HarrisUnited States71,000
Amazon4383Chad CampbellUnited States189,000
Amazon4384Chris BellUnited States40,000
Amazon4385Andrew KelsallUnited States91,000
Amazon4386Max PescatoriItaly125,500
Amazon4388Wendy FreedmanUnited States116,000
Amazon4391Gary BensonAustralia76,000
Amazon4392Renan BruschiBrazil104,500
Amazon4394Robert CampbellAustralia181,500
Amazon4395Nick SchulmanUnited States60,000
Amazon4397Brett RicheyUnited States215,500
Amazon4398Cary KatzUnited States70,500
Amazon4451Yuebin GuoUnited States78,000
Amazon4453Andrew YehUnited States229,500
Amazon4455Todd IvensUnited States160,000
Amazon4456Eric RodawigUnited States151,500
Amazon4457Michael TrivettUnited States155,000
Amazon4458John MonnetteUnited States35,500
Amazon4462David BenyamineFrance219,000
Amazon4463Jesse HamptonUnited States68,500
Amazon4464Ismael BojangGermany34,500
Amazon4465David SingerUnited States69,500
Amazon4467Bryce YockeyUnited States156,000
Amazon4468Mark GalloUnited States46,000
Amazon4471Dan ShakUnited States154,500
Amazon4473Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil100,000
Amazon4475John HenniganUnited States30,000
Amazon4476Frankie O'DellUnited States47,500
Amazon4477Craig ChaitUnited States95,500
Amazon4478Andre AkkariBrazil31,000

Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

jnoy • Level 10

Play has ended for the night. The tournament clock shows 71 players remaining, with registration open until the start of day two.

A full recap of the day's action will be posted shortly.

Qinghai Pan us
Qinghai Pan
us 373,000 168,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 261,000 93,000
Andrew Yeh us
Andrew Yeh
us 229,500 9,500
Randy Ohel us
Randy Ohel
us 219,500 79,500
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr 219,000 -56,000
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
us 218,000 88,000
Jerry Wong us
Jerry Wong
us 217,500 100,500
Brett Richey us
Brett Richey
us 215,500 155,500
Jesse Klein us
Jesse Klein
us 199,500 -10,500
Nate Silver us
Nate Silver
us 197,000 75,000
Richard Sklar us
Richard Sklar
us 196,500 11,500
Raymond Henson us
Raymond Henson
us 192,000
James Woods us
James Woods
us 189,000
Peiwen Wang us
Peiwen Wang
us 189,000 135,000
Chad Campbell us
Chad Campbell
us 189,000 129,000
Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 184,500 119,500
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au 181,500 -500
Thomas Hammers us
Thomas Hammers
us 180,500
Scott Bohlman us
Scott Bohlman
us 180,000 3,000
Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
us 177,500 60,500
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it 173,500 120,500
Tommy Hang us
Tommy Hang
us 168,500 91,500
Christopher Chung us
Christopher Chung
us 165,000 30,000
Todd Ivens us
Todd Ivens
us 160,000 16,500
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
us 156,000 93,000

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Plays Winds Down on Day 1

jnoy • Level 10

The floor director has announced three more hands to conclude play for the night.

Level: 10

Limit Blinds: 1,500/3,000
Stud Blinds: 1,000/3,000 Ante: 1,000
Limits: 3,000/6,000

Ramos Finds a Triple Up

jnoy • Level 9

Stud Hi-Lo

After raising to begin the hand, Felipe Ramos committed his last big bet on sixth street against the calls of Richard Sklar and Hansu Chu.

Felipe Ramos: {q-Clubs}{7-Clubs} / {q-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} / {a-Clubs}
Richard Sklar: {2-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{x-} / {7-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}
Hansu Chu: {x-}{x-}{x-} / {5-Spades}{10-Spades}{5-Clubs}{2-Spades}

Ramos was relieved to find that his two pair were good, as he tripled up ahead of the last level of the night.

Richard Sklar us
Richard Sklar
us 138,000 138,000
Hansu Chu US
Hansu Chu
US 76,000 16,000
Felipe Ramos br
Felipe Ramos
br 41,500 9,500

Tags: Felipe RamosHansu ChuRichard Sklar