2011 World Series of Poker

Event #17: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
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Event #17: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

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Day 3 of $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. Event Ready To Begin

Day 3 of Event # 17, the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. tournament, will begin with 17 players looking to finish things off and claim the coveted gold bracelet that defines poker greatness. After a grueling two days of competition, each player can taste potential glory and will be leaving everything on the felt, as they try to prove that they have mastered five of poker's more complex disciplines.

Among the notable professionals still remaining in the field are PokerStars Team Pro Victor Ramdin and David Bach. Ramdin will be looking to capture his first World Series of Poker bracelet and cement his reputation as one of the most dangerous tournament players in the world. Bach has already etched his name in the poker history books with his victory in the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E World Championship held at the 2009 WSOP. Winning another H.O.R.S.E. bracelet here today will confirm that Bach deserves to be mentioned along with the game’s greatest mixed game players.

Our Day 3 field also has a decidedly international flair, with Paolo Compagno of Italy and Tristan Clemencon of France looking to continue the dominance shown by foreign players here at the 2011 WSOP. Check in with PokerNews.com for regular updates throughout the day as we play down to our table and crown a new H.O.R.S.E champion.

Taguri: David BachPaolo CompagnoTristan ClemenconVictor Ramdin

Nivel: 21

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Friedman Forces the Fold


Scott Lake and Adam Friedman were involved in a hand of seven-card stud.

Lake: (X)(X) - {Q-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} - (X)
Friedman: (X)(X) - {10-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{8-Spades} - (X)

On third street Lake bet 10,000 and Friedman made the call. The action repeated itself on fourth street and both players checked on fifth street. On sixth street it was Friedman who bet 20,000 and this pressure forced a fold by Lake.

Taguri: Adam FriedmanScott Lake

Lake Drowned by Friedman


Scott Lake and Adam Friedman were spotted engaging in further combat over another hand of seven-card stud.

Lake: (X)(X) - {10-Spades}{3-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{2-Hearts} - (X)
Friedman: (X)(X) - {6-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{4-Clubs} - (X)

On third street as Lake bet 10,000 and was reraised by Friedman. Lake responded with a four-bet and Friedman made the call. Friedman then led out for 20,000 bets on fourth, fifth, and sixth streets. On the last bet, Lake went into the tank for over three minutes before eventually deciding to muck his hand.

Friedman showed {K-}{K-} for his down cards and after this hand he vaulted to over 560,000 in chips, while Lake sank to just under 240,000 on the day.

Taguri: Adam FriedmanScott Lake

Ethier Eliminates Marcus with Lowly Pair of Deuces


We caught the action with Kevin Marcus all in against Denis Ethier in a hand of Stud-8.

Marcus: ({9-Diamonds})({A-Spades}) - {2-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{10-Hearts} - (X)
Ethier: ({A-Hearts})({2-Hearts}) - {5-Spades}{7-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{8-Clubs} /-({2-Clubs})

We missed the preliminary betting but at some point Marcus committed his last few chips. Ethier squeezed his final down card on seventh street and revealed just a pair of deuces. Marcus had many high cards showing and could not make a low, but he could pair any of his cards to win the pot and survive his all-in confrontation.

We did not see what Marcus was dealt on seventh street, but apparently the dealer tossed him a brick because he soon departed the Amazon Room with a 17th-place finish.

Taguri: Denis EthierKevin Marcus

Ware Wins It with a River Raise

Nivel 21


We caught the action before the flop as Ron Ware raised to 20,000 and Denis Ethier three-bet to 30,000. Ware made the call and the flop fell {2-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}. Ethier checked and Ware fired a bet of 10,000, which Ethier called. The turn fell the {8-Spades} and both players checked it.

River: {Q-Hearts}

Ethier bet 20,000 and Ware raised it, making it 40,000 to go. This was enough to force the fold and Ware chipped up to 505,000 on the hand, while Etheir slumped to around 270,000 or so in chips.

Taguri: Denis EthierRon Ware

Tamayo's Trip Queens Earn the Win

Nivel 21


Tamayo: (X)(X) - {3-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} - (X)
Ware: (X)(X) - {8-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{9-Clubs} - (X)

We missed the preliminary betting in this hand but Ware fired bets of 20,000 on fifth and sixth streets and Tamayo called both times. Both players checked on seventh street and Tamayo revealed his down cards: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for trip queens.

Despite four clubs on board, Ware could not produce a fifth club for a flush and Tamayo nearly doubled up on the hand, leaving him with 150,000 chips. Ware dropped to 410,000 after the loss but still maintains a healthy stack.

Taguri: Jonathan TamayoRon Ware