Event #22: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
Event #22: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
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Tommy Hang Leads Stacked Field as 21 Remain

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Tommy Hang
Tommy Hang

High-stakes cash game regular Tommy Hang leads the way, as 21 players remain going into the final day of play in Event #22: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship. Randy Ohel's in second place, followed by Richard Ashby, who finished second in the $10,000 Omaha Hi/Lo earlier this series.

Hang will be gunning for his first bracelet, while others who've tasted the gold before, including Ohel, Justin Bonomo, Max Pescatori, Nick Schulman, Bruno Fitoussi, Daniel Negreanu and Bertrand Grospellier, are still in the hunt.

In a field this stacked, there are always lots of high-profile casualties and today was no different. Right off the bat, we lost last year's $50,000 Players' Championship runner-up Don Nguyen, and he was followed by Owais Ahmed, 2014 Seniors Championship winner Dan Heimiller, and Barry Greenstein. Phil Ivey was also among those to hit the rail and David Chiu, Erik Lindgren, and Phil Laak did not last that much longer, either.

Michael Mizrachi and Vladimir Shchemelev were among the chip leaders for a while, but ultimately did not manage to make it into the money.

Midway through the day, the speed of the tournament picked up, but as the money neared nobody wanted to put any more unnecessary chips into the pot.

Right before the bubble, we lost Frank Kassela, Bryn Kenney, Sergey Rybachenko, and Pat Pezzin. With 26 players left, Jeff Lisando and Jeff Madsen were eliminated during the same hand on different tables and the money was reached with just 40 minutes left to play.

In the final minutes of the day, three more players hit the rail as Chris Klodnicki (24th - $18,254), Greg Mueller (23rd - $18,254), and Tom Koral (21st - $18,254) headed out the door.

Play will resume tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time and we will play down to a winner, or at least that's the plan. Make sure to tune back in with PokerNews.com as we will bring you all the live updates, chip counts, and videos of this top-notch event.

Tagit: Tommy Hang

End-of-Day Chip Counts (täynnä)

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Tommy Hang us 757,000 37,000
Randy Ohel us 611,000 -89,000
Richard Ashby gb 508,000 118,000
Christopher Wallace us 506,000 -4,000
David Benyamine fr 412,000 -8,000
Justin Bonomo us 345,000 35,000
John Cernuto us 335,000 35,000
Calvin Anderson us 301,000 -149,000
Max Pescatori it 282,000 -83,000
Sergey Altbregin ru 261,000 11,000
Lee Goldman US 240,000 -80,000
Nick Schulman us 194,000 -41,000
Bill Chen us 193,000 -52,000
Bruno Fitoussi fr 189,000 -61,000
Glenn Cozen us 184,000 64,000
Daniel Negreanu ca 181,000 26,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr 177,000 -53,000
Ben Yu us 106,000 -114,000
Mark Gregorich us 99,000 55,000
Nick Kost us 69,000 29,000
Richard Sklar us 53,000 -21,000

Lue koko

Massive Scoop for Bonomo

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Stud 8

Randy Ohel completed and Christopher Wallace, Justin Bonomo and David Benyamine called before fourth street was checked through. Ohel led on fifth and Wallace called before Bonomo raised and Benyamine folded. Ohel and Wallace called before Bonomo bet sixth and seventh with Ohel and Wallace calling down.

Ohel: {X-}{X-} / {3-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds} / {X-}
Wallace: {X-}{X-} / {2-Spades}{8-Clubs}{9-Spades}{5-Hearts} / {X-}
Bonomo: {X-}{X-} / {6-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} / {X-}
Benyamine: {X-}{X-} / {2-Hearts}{6-Spades}{6-Diamonds} (folded on fifth)

Bonomo tabled his {A-Spades}{5-Clubs}{3-Clubs} for an eight-high straight and a six-five low to scoop the pot and soar to over 300,000 in chips.

Justin Bonomo us 310,000 245,000

Tagit: Christopher WallaceDavid BenyamineJustin BonomoRandy Ohel

Tom Koral Eliminated in 22nd Place ($18,254)

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Tom Koral - 22nd Place
Tom Koral - 22nd Place

Stud 8

A short-stacked Tom Koral was all in and at risk against Daniel Negreanu. Koral was eliminated in unknown action. Negreanu earned Koral's chips and now sits at 155,000.

Tom KoralOut in 22nd got it all in with a45 vs negreanus a45 on 3rd, on to the next one
Daniel Negreanu ca 155,000 75,000
Tom Koral us Ulkona

Tagit: Daniel NegreanuThomas Koral

Greg Mueller Eliminated in 23rd Place ($18,254)

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Greg Mueller - 23rd place
Greg Mueller - 23rd place


Randy Ohel completed and Greg Mueller raised. Ohel re-raised to 30,000 to put Mueller all in and he called as both player's board ran out as follows:

Ohel: {9-Spades}{8-Diamonds} / {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{3-Hearts}{K-Clubs} / {9-Hearts}
Mueller: {8-Hearts}{8-Spades} / {A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{3-Clubs} / {J-Diamonds}

With Mueller unable to better Ohel's two-pair, the Canadian hit the rail in 23rd place for a $18,254 payday.

Randy Ohel us 700,000 20,000
Greg Mueller ca Ulkona

Tagit: Greg MuellerRandy Ohel

Benyamine Cripples Mueller

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Benyamine: {x-}{x-} / {2-Clubs}{2-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{9-Clubs} / {x-}
Mueller: {x-}{x-} / {A-Spades}{10-Hearts}{J-Spades}{6-Spades} / {x-}

Picking up with the action on fifth street, David Benyamine fired out a bet and Greg Mueller called. Benyamine led out again on sixth and Mueller once again moved forward a tower of chips for a call.

The two looked at their seventh street cards and Benyamine bet one final time. Mueller called and Benyamine rolled over {K-Hearts}{3-Spades}{2-Hearts} for trip deuces. Mueller nodded his head in recognition and showed {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} for kings and jacks before mucking his cards. He's now down to just 50,000 while Benyamine has soared to 420,000.

David Benyamine fr 420,000 100,000
Greg Mueller ca 50,000 -90,000

Tagit: David BenyamineGreg Mueller

Chris Klodnicki Eliminated in 24th Place ($18,254)

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Chris Klodnicki - 24th place
Chris Klodnicki - 24th place


Klodnicki: {8-Hearts}{3-Clubs} / {8-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} / {2-Hearts}
Ashby: {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} / {8-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{6-Hearts} / {A-Diamonds}

Calvin Anderson was the bring it and it folded around to Chris Klodnicki who put out a raise. Richard Ashby called from the next seat over and it folded back to Anderson who folded as well. Ashby led out on fourth street and Klodnicki flatted to see fifth. Ashby bet once more and Klodnicki raised all in for an additional 8,000. Ashby called and rolled over his tens in the hole, which were ahead of Klodnicki's pair of eights.

Klodnicki found no help on the next two streets and became the first casualty in the money. He'll collect $18,254 in tournament winnings. Ashby, on the other hand, now sits on 390,000 in chips.

Richard Ashby gb 390,000 70,000
Chris Klodnicki us Ulkona

Tagit: Calvin AndersonChris KlodnickiRichard Ashby

Final 24 Seating Draw and Chip Counts

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TableSeatPlayerChip Count
3471Bertrand Grospellier230,000
3472Justin Bonomo65,000
3473David Benyamine320,000
3474Lee Goldman320,000
3475Nick Kost40,000
3476Randy Ohel680,000
3477Greg Mueller140,000
3478Christopher Wallace510,000
3531Glenn Cozen120,000
3532Daniel Negreanu80,000
3533Chris Klodnicki50,000
3534Richard Ashby320,000
3535Tom Koral55,000
3536Sergey Altbregin250,000
3537Ben Yu220,000
3538Calvin Anderson450,000
3591Max Pescatori365,000
3592Richard Sklar74,000
3593Bill Chen245,000
3594John Cernuto300,000
3595Tommy Hang700,000
3596Bruno Fitoussi250,000
3597Nick Schulman235,000
3598Mark Gregorich44,000
Tommy Hang us 720,000 -5,000
Randy Ohel us 680,000 -25,000
Christopher Wallace us 510,000 375,000
Calvin Anderson us 450,000 110,000
Max Pescatori it 365,000 75,000
Lee Goldman US 320,000 -40,000
David Benyamine fr 320,000 40,000
Richard Ashby gb 320,000 140,000
John Cernuto us 300,000 -30,000
Sergey Altbregin ru 250,000 -10,000
Bruno Fitoussi fr 250,000 80,000
Bill Chen us 245,000 -165,000
Nick Schulman us 235,000 60,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr 230,000 -20,000
Ben Yu us 220,000 60,000
Greg Mueller ca 140,000 -80,000
Glenn Cozen us 120,000 -205,000
Daniel Negreanu ca 80,000 -14,000
Richard Sklar us 74,000 -81,000
Justin Bonomo us 65,000 15,000
Tom Koral us 55,000 5,000
Chris Klodnicki us 50,000 -135,000
Mark Gregorich us 44,000 -21,000
Nick Kost us 40,000 -5,000

Jeff Madsen Bubbles in 25th Place

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Jeff Madsen
Jeff Madsen


With jut 10,000 in chips left, Jeff Madsen was all in against Greg Mueller and David Benyamine. Here's how it all went down that saw Madsen end as the tournament's bubble boy.

Benyamine: {X-}{X-} / {3-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}fold
Mueller: {K-Spades}{9-Spades} / {7-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{5-Spades}{Q-Clubs} / {7-Hearts}
Madsen: {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} / {J-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{6-Hearts} / {7-Spades}

Benyamine was the bring-in and Mueller completed the bet. Madsen called all in for 10,000, and Benyamine also called. After both active players checked on fourth street, Mueller bet out Benyamine on fifth.

When the cards were opened, Madsen was behind Mueller's pair of fives. Mueller caught two pair on the end, leaving Madsen drawing dead. The hand resulted in Madsen being the bubble boy for this event, and all remaining 24 players moved into the money.

Tagit: David BenyamineGreg MuellerJeff Madsen