James Van Alstyne is no stranger to H.O.R.S.E.; in fact, his last three World Series of Poker cashes, of which he has 14, have come in the game. Back in 2010, Van Alstyne took 14th in this very event for $10,282, which was pretty impressive considering he was the defending champ. That’s right, Van Alstyne won this tournament back in 2009 for $247,033 and his first WSOP bracelet.
What’s even more amazing, less than a week before that win he finished runner-up to Zach Fellows in Event #21 $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. for $192,866. Given that more than half of his $736,357 WSOP earnings have come in H.O.R.S.E. events, Van Alstyne has to be one of the favorites in today’s field.