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



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

Gerhart Bags Day 2 Chip Lead; Glaser Close Behind

MikePatrick • Level 17
Kevin Gerhart
Kevin Gerhart

Just 16 players remain after day 2 of Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E., with Kevin Gerhart (1,075,000) taking the chip lead into Friday’s play.

Gerhart is one of only two players to finish the night over one million chips. He’s closely followed by runner-up of Event #2: $25,000 H.O.R.S.E., Benny Glaser (1,045,000).

Rounding out the top five biggest stacks to end day 2 are Christopher Vitch (945,000), David Benyamine (710,000), and Marco Johnson (665,000).

A pair of players that found their tournament lives deeply in danger at various points of the day, even near the money bubble, survived the day and actually bagged healthy stacks for Friday.

Eddie Blumenthal was left with just 3.5 big bets midway through the day after his pair of nines fell to Christopher Vitch’s flopped top pair of tens. He came back strong through the evening to take 620,000 chips into Day 3.

Jerry Wong was so short-stacked near the bubble that he actually late-registered Event #42: $1,500 Razz just in case. He then unregistered after making the money here, then running his stack up to a healthy 495,000.

Once that money bubble was burst by Chris Bell, seven players collected a min-cash of $16,218 or slightly better, including Scott Seiver in 22nd place, Nate Silver in 21st place, recent bracelet winner Dylan Linde in 19th place, and Day 1 chip leader Qinghai Pan in 18th place.

Among those from Day 2 that missed a trip to the payout window were the defending champion of this event, Greg Mueller, and a pair of former WSOP Player of the Years in Robert Campbell (2019) and Shaun Deeb (2018).

The final 16 return to the Amazon room Friday at 2:00 pm local time, when they’re scheduled to play down to five players.

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: Benny GlaserChris BellChristopher VitchDavid BenyamineDylan LindeEddie BlumenthalGreg MuellerJerry WongKevin GerhartMarco JohnsonNate SilverQinghai PanRobert CampbellScott SeiverShaun Deeb

End of Day 2 Chip Counts - Official

MikePatrick • Level 17
Kevin Gerhart
Kevin Gerhart

Kevin Gerhart takes home the Day 2 chip lead as one of two players over one million.

A full recap is to follow.

Kevin Gerhart us
Kevin Gerhart
us 1,075,000 -100,000
Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 1,045,000 15,000
Chris Vitch US
Chris Vitch
US 945,000 395,000
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr 710,000 55,000
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
us 665,000 215,000
Eddie Blumenthal us
Eddie Blumenthal
us 620,000 -10,000
Kevin Song us
Kevin Song
us 590,000 290,000
Jerry Wong us
Jerry Wong
us 495,000 275,000
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier fr
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier
fr 493,000 -117,000
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
us 490,000 80,000
Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
us 460,000 100,000
Jake Schwartz us
Jake Schwartz
us 415,000 -30,000
Randy Ohel us
Randy Ohel
us 330,000 -340,000
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
it 315,000 -125,000
Eric Rodawig us
Eric Rodawig
us 180,000 -520,000
Michael Trivett us
Michael Trivett
us 115,000 -521,000

Tags: Kevin Gerhart

Play Has Concluded

MikePatrick • Level 17

The players are bagging up for the end of the night.

Chip counts and a full recap to come.

Final Two Table Redraw

MikePatrick • Level 17
4301Christopher Vitch
4302Eddie Blumenthal
4303Jerry Wong
4304Bryce Yockey
4305Michael Trivett
4306Eric Rodawig
4307Kevin Gerhart
4308Bertrand Grospellier
4301David Benyamine
4302Brandon Shack-Harris
4303Marco Johnson
4304Jake Schwartz
4305Max Pescatori
4306Randy Ohel
4307Kevin Song
4308Benny Glaser

Gary Benson Eliminated in 17th Place ($17,738)

Chad_Holloway • Level 17
Gary Benson
Gary Benson

Stud Hi-Lo

Christopher Vitch: {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs} / {10-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{9-Clubs} / {5-Clubs}
Gary Benson: {k-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} / {k-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{10-Diamonds} / {a-Hearts}
Jerry Wong: {3-Hearts}{7-Hearts} / {6-Hearts}{8-Spades}{10-Spades}{5-Clubs} / {x-}

Bryce Yockey had the bring-in with the {2-Diamonds} and Jerry Wong completed. Christopher Vitch called and the short-stacked Gary Benson raised it. Yockey folded, both Wong and Vitch called, and it was off to fourth street.

Benson had the lead with ace-king showing and bet 15,000, leaving himself just 4,000 back. Both his opponents called and then Benson bet the last of his chips on fifth.

Wong called and then called when Vitch completed to 30,000. Vitch then check-called bets on both sixth and seventh with a straight while Wong showed a low.

Benson was drawing live to a diamond flush on seventh and he squeezed out the last card.

"It's red," he said hopefully before turning it over to reveal it was the wrong suit.

Gary Benson au
Gary Benson
au Busted

Tags: Gary BensonJerry WongChristopher Vitch

Qinghai Pan Eliminated in 18th Place ($17,738)

Chad_Holloway • Level 17
Qinghai Pan
Qinghai Pan

Limit Hold'em

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, who was recently nominated for the Poker Hall of Fame for the first time, raised from the hijack only to have Qinghai Pan three-bet all in from the cutoff. The button and blinds all folded and Grospellier called.

Qinghai Pan: {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier: {j-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

Pan got it in good and held through both the {k-Clubs}{9-Spades}{6-Hearts} flop and {3-Clubs} turn, but disaster struck when the {q-Spades} spiked on the river to give ElkY a straight.

Qinghai Pan us
Qinghai Pan
us Busted

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierQinghai Pan

Mike Gorodinsky Eliminated in 20th Place ($16,218); Dylan Linde in 19th ($17,738)

Chad_Holloway • Level 17
Mike Gorodinsky
Mike Gorodinsky


Mike Gorodinsky: {2-Clubs}{2-Spades} / {9-Hearts}
Benny Glaser: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} / {6-Spades}

Mike Gorodinsky got his short stack in with deuces in the whole only to see he was dominated by the queens of Benny Glaser. Ther former failed to improve upon his down ducks while Glaser made trip queens to score the knockout.

Meanwhile, recent WSOP bracelet winner Dylan Linde was eliminated at the same time in a hand of Stud one table over. Linde finished in 19th place for $17,738.

Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 950,000 327,000
Mike Gorodinsky us
Mike Gorodinsky
us Busted
Dylan Linde us
Dylan Linde
us Busted

Tags: Dylan LindeBenny GlaserMike Gorodinsky

Nate Silver Eliminated in 21st Place ($16,218)

MikePatrick • Level 17
Nate Silver
Nate Silver


Nate Silver got the last of his chips in on third street in a three-way pot with Kevin Gerhart and Benny Glaser.

Side pot action was checked on fourth street between Glaser and Gerhart, but once Gerhart bet fifth street, Glaser folded to create the final heads-up confrontation.

Nate Silver: {x-}{x-}/{a-}{7-}{10-}{9-}/{x-}
Kevin Gerhart: {x-}{x-}/{5-}{7-}{2-}{x-}/{x-}
Benny Glaser: {x-}{x-}/{2-}{9-}{a-} - folded

Silver was in rough shape on fifth street as Gerhart had already made {7-}{6-}{5-}{4-}{2-} with the six and four in the hole.

Silver couldn't improve and he was eliminated in 21st place.

Kevin Gerhart us
Kevin Gerhart
us 780,000 230,000
Nate Silver us
Nate Silver
us Busted