Day 1 completed
Day 1 completed
Day 1 of Event 32: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. has come to an end, and our chip leader is Fabrice Soulier, who won this event last year. Soulier amassed a large stack before the thirty-minute “dinner break,” and never looked back. He heads to Day 2 as the leader of the pack with 146,300 chips, and is looking to make his sixth final table in his WSOP career.
Other players who were able to amass a large stack on Day 1 include Allen Bari (96,300), Brandon Shack-Harris (93,900), Michael Binger (92,600), David Bach (91,700), and Steve Zolotow (86,000).
A total of 178 players signed up for Event 32, generating a total prize pool of $1,673,200. Twenty-four players are guaranteed at least $16,246, everyone who makes the final table will earn a minimum of $45,360, and the winner will bank $451,779, along with the prestigious gold bracelet.
There were plenty of notables who were unable to make it out of Day 1 unfortunately, and the list includes Xuan Liu, Shannon Shorr, David Benyamine, Vladimir Shchmelev, Barry Greenstein, Brendan Taylor, Annie Duke, Jonathan Duhamel, and Luke Schwartz.
Among the leaders is - you guessed it - Phil Ivey. Ivey, who’s already made three final tables this week, scooped a big pot in a Stud 8 hand towards the end of the night. We picked up the action on sixth street, where Ivey’s board read , and he fired a bet into Dan Shak and Josh Arieh. Both players called. Ivey fired another bet on seventh, only Arieh called, and Ivey tabled for a full house. His opponents mucked, and Ivey scooped the pot.
Day 2 will begin tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time, and we’ll play ten levels unless we reach a final table – which is unlikely. Stay locked into PokerNews for this and every event at the 2012 World Series of Poker.
For now, good night from Las Vegas!
Some old, some new.
David Singer and an opponent took a flop of . Singer check-called a bet, and the turn brought the . Singer led out, and his opponent called.
Another seven - the - completed the board, and Singer led again. His opponent called.
"Ace," Singer announced.
"Which one?" his opponent asked.
Singer showed , but his opponent had , and won the pot.
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