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Day 1 completed

Posted 2014-06-13 GMT-7

Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
Day 1 completed

Jason Riesenberg Leads After Day 1

Posted 2014-06-13 GMT-7 • Level 10
Jason Riesenberg Leads
Jason Riesenberg Leads

Day 1 of Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. is officially in the books! After 10 hours of mixed game play, just 144 players remain with Jason Risebenberg bagging up the biggest stack in the room with 72,600 in chips. Close on his heels is none other than 1996 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Huck Seed, who put 59,400 into the bag.

Today's event saw a total of 743 entrants hit the felt with the hopes of becoming the next WSOP bracelet winner. These entries amounted to a total prize pool of $1,003,050 and the top 80 players will receive a slice of that money. A min-cash is worth $2,577 while first place will net the winner an astounding $230,744.

Seed, who bagged up one of the top stacks, received a solid portion of his chips during the last level of the night. Seed played a key stud 8 pot against a single opponent, making a club flush and a seventy-six low to scoop all of the chips. This put Seed toward the top of the counts and allowed him to cruise through the end of the night.

While Riesenberg and Seed bagged up the largest stacks, other notable players also thrived throughout the day and will return for Day 2 with a shot at first place and the bracelet. Some of the familiar faces coming back include two-time bracelet winners John Monnette (43,900) and Dutch Boyd (43,400), Adam Friedman (36,400), Roland Israelashvili (31,700), Greg Raymer (30,700), three-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Phil Hui (27,800), Aaron Steury (27,600), Richard Ashby (24,200), Tom McEvoy (21,900), David "ODB" Baker (19,700), Allen Kessler (16,700), Joe Kuether (16,000), Xuan Liu (12,400), and Dan Heimiller (10,000).

The aforementioned players were the fortunate ones in the day, bagging up chips and guaranteed a spot in the Amazon room tomorrow. Many others, on the other hand, were not as fortunate. Some of the players to participate in today's event only to find elimination include Daniel Negreanu, David Williams, Brandon Cantu, Jeff Madsen, David Bach, Konstantin Puchkov, Ari Engel, Scott Clements, Erick Lindgren, Bill Chen, Fabrice Soulier, Matt Savage, and Brock Parker.

Play resumes at 1 p.m. on Friday in the Amazon Room. As always, be sure to tune into PokerNews for all of the latest updates from the tournament felt. Goodnight!

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Posted 2014-06-13 GMT-7 • Level 10
Chip Counts
Jason Riesenberg US US 72,600 13,600 pos
Huck Seed US US 59,400 3,400 pos
Lonnie Heimowitz US US 52,500 52,500 pos
Dennis Morrison 51,300
Bill Eichel 49,800
Ron Lane US US 47,200 -3,800 neg
James Van Alstyne 46,300 1,300 pos
Kevin Calenzo 46,100
Jeffrey Wagner 45,900
John Monnette US US 43,900 900 pos
Russell Boyd (Dutch Boyd) 43,400
Levon Torosyan 43,200
Jeremy Messer 42,500
Matt Woodward 40,600
Jim Collopy US US 40,400
Kristan Lord US US 39,800
Ed Tonnellier 39,800
Michele Limongi IT IT 39,700
Barry Levy 39,500
Stephen Bellipario 38,100 -2,900 neg
Brian Nichols 38,000
Adam Friedman US US 36,400 13,400 pos
Brandon Guss US US 35,000
Adam Owen 34,500
Yarron Bendor 34,100

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Four More

Posted 2014-06-13 GMT-7 • Level 10

Tournament staff has announced four more hands before bagging and tagging for the night.

More Chip Counts

Posted 2014-06-13 GMT-7 • Level 10
Chip Counts
James Van Alstyne 45,000
John Monnette US US 43,000 21,000 pos
David "ODB" Baker US US 35,000 -2,000 neg
Greg Raymer 30,000 4,000 pos
Matt Glantz 22,000
Andy Bloch 21,000 10,000 pos
John Cernuto US US 18,500 4,500 pos
Allen Kessler 14,000 -2,000 neg
Jonathan Duhamel 10,000 -6,000 neg

Anderson Scooped

Posted 2014-06-13 GMT-7 • Level 10

Omaha 8

Calvin Anderson raised from early position and found calls from the players in the cutoff and the small blind. The three saw {6-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{7-Clubs} hit the felt and the small blind checked. Anderson continued out only to have the cutoff put out a raise. The small blind flatted, Anderson three-bet, and both of his opponents calld.

The {J-Clubs} hit the turn, putting three clubs on the board. Action checked to the cutoff and he fired a bet. Both the small blind and Anderson stuck around. The {4-Hearts} completed the board and there were two checks to the cutoff once more. He cut out one final bet that received two calls. The cutoff tabled {A-Clubs}{c}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} for an ace-high flush and the nut low. He scooped the pot, leaving Anderson with just about 9,000 in chips.

Chip Counts
Calvin Anderson 9,000 -13,000 neg

Another Big Stack

Posted 2014-06-13 GMT-7 • Level 10

Jason Riesenberg who took 18th at the 2008 WSOP Main Event for $334,534 is currently sitting with a stack of 58,000 in chips and is among the chip leaders as we approach the end of play for the day.

Chip Counts
Jason Riesenberg US US 59,000

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Posted 2014-06-13 GMT-7 • Level 10

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Chip Counts

Posted 2014-06-13 GMT-7 • Level 10
Chip Counts
Ron Lane US US 51,000 -1,000 neg
Stephen Bellipario 41,000 -8,100 neg
Eric Rivkin 37,000 28,800 pos
Dutch Boyd US US 26,000 -3,000 neg
Adam Friedman US US 23,000 500 pos
Tom McEvoy 20,000 20,000 pos
Mike Wattel 15,000 -1,000 neg
John Cernuto US US 14,000 8,700 pos
Mark Gregorich 12,000
Jon Turner US US 11,500 -6,600 neg
Alex Rocha 7,500 500 pos
Maria Mayrinck 6,000 -16,000 neg
Maureen Feduniak Busted
Scott Clements Busted

Seed Scoops Huge Pot

Posted 2014-06-13 GMT-7 • Level 10

Stud 8

Huck Seed: {X-}{X-}/{2-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{6-Clubs}/{X-}
Opponent: {X-}{X-}/{K-Spades}{Q-Spades}{10-Spades}{9-Clubs}/{X-}

We get to the table with a massive amount of chips in the middle in action that was apparently capped on sixth street and saw Huck Seed's opponent call off the last of his chips on seventh street when Seed bet. "If you don't have a flush, I have it," said Seed as he turned over {J-Clubs}{7-Clubs} for a jack-high flush and a 7-6 low. His opponent couldn't beat it and was eliminated. Seed in the meantime moved to 56,000 in chips which moves him to the top of the chip counts.

Chip Counts
Huck Seed US US 56,000 31,000 pos
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Winner Tommy Hang
Winning Hand ♥Q♣J
Prize 230,744

Level Info

Level 10
Limits 0 / 0
Ante 0

Players Info

Prize Pool 1,003,050