After over eight hours of play in a back-and-forth Day 3, Kevin Gerhart leads the final table into Day 4 of Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship at the 2021 World Series of Poker. The remaining players survived a penultimate day that started with 16 players and played down to the final five that will return tomorrow to play to a winner on PokerGO. The popular H.O.R.S.E. Championship attracted 149 entrants to a field that generated a prize pool of $1,389,425, of which $361,124 will go to the winner along with the WSOP gold bracelet.
Behind Gerhart are Eddie Blumenthal, two-time bracelet winner Marco Johnson, and bracelet winner Bryce Yockey with Brandon Shack-Harris returning on the short stack for a chance to spin it up to win his third bracelet.
Event #40: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship Final Five Seat Draw
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Bets|
|1||Brandon Shack-Harris||United States||540,000||5|
|2||Eddie Blumenthal||United States||2,400,000||20|
|3||Bryce Yockey||United States||1,445,000||12|
|4||Marco Johnson||United States||1,840,000||15|
|5||Kevin Gerhart||United States||2,720,000||23|
Day 3 Action
Eric Rodawig, Michael Trivett, Max Pescatori, Kevin Song, Jerry Wong, Randy Ohel, and Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier all hit the rail in the first two levels of the day, and the remaining players were quickly down to an unofficial final table of nine.
Gerhart built his lead throughout the day at a volatile final table that took more than three hours before Benny Glaser was eliminated in ninth place by Gerhart’s two-pair. It was another three hours of lead changes and doubles before the table saw its next elimination, David Benyamine, fall in in eighth place. Just a short time later, Jake Schwartz and Chris Vitch were ousted just a few hands apart to set the final five for tomorrow’s finale. When the dust settled, Gerhart held a small chip lead over Eddie Blumenthal, who made a late charge after struggling to find traction all day.
Final Table Results and Remaining Payouts
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in USD)|
|6||Chris Vitch||United States||$61,819|
|7||Jake Schwartz||United States||$47,835|
The button will be on Shack-Harris and there is one more hand to be played in Limit Hold'em when the action resumes at 4 p.m. local time. There are 23 minutes left in level 23, which features limit blinds of 30,000/60,000 and limits of 60,000/120,000. The final table will be broadcast with hole cards exposed at 5 p.m. at PokerGO.
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