Event 32: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E.
Event 32: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E.
Day 1 completed

Soulier Looking to go Back-to-Back

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Fabrice Soulier won this event last year - can he do it again?
Fabrice Soulier won this event last year - can he do it again?

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 {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{3-Spades}{8-Clubs}, 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 {a-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} 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!

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Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Fabrice Soulier fr 146,300
Abe Mosseri us 99,900 13,900
Allen Bari us 96,300
Brandon Shack-Harris us 93,900 22,900
Michael Binger us 92,600
David Bach us 91,300
Steve Zolotow us 86,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr 82,500 12,500
John Monnette us 80,800 800
Scott Fischman 80,500
Mori Eskandani 79,800
Cory Zeidman us 79,600 4,600
Sean Snyder 78,400
David Oppenheim us 77,200 50,200
Steven Sobel 74,700
Ognjen Sekularac rs 73,500 -11,500
Phil Ivey us 72,600 600
Ylon Schwartz us 71,900 -8,100
Justin Young us 68,500 5,500
Eugene Katchalov ua 68,100
John Hennigan us 67,400 -8,600
Daniel Negreanu ca 65,100
Robert Mizrachi us 64,300 10,300
Alexander Kuzmin ru 62,800 9,800
Andrew Brown us 62,400 18,400

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Updated Chip Counts

Fabrice Soulier fr 148,000 18,000
Scott Fischman 99,000 45,000
Brandon Shack-Harris us 94,000 23,000
Steve Zolotow us 93,000 7,000
Allen Bari us 90,000 6,000
David Bach us 87,000 23,000
Abe Mosseri us 86,000 26,000
Ognjen Sekularac rs 85,000 42,000
Cory Zeidman us 84,000 35,000
Mori Eskandandi 84,000 12,000
John Monnette us 81,000 57,000
Ylon Schwartz us 80,000 38,000
Phil Ivey us 80,000 6,500
Daniel Negreanu ca 68,000
Huck Seed us 58,000 13,500
David Baker us Busted
Eli Elezra us Busted

Singer Sinks a Bit


Limit Hold'em

David Singer and an opponent took a flop of {5-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{8-Hearts}. Singer check-called a bet, and the turn brought the {7-Spades}. Singer led out, and his opponent called.

Another seven - the {7-Diamonds} - completed the board, and Singer led again. His opponent called.

"Ace," Singer announced.

"Which one?" his opponent asked.

Singer showed {a-}{6-}, but his opponent had {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs}, and won the pot.

David Singer us 43,000 -18,000

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More Chip Counts

John Hennigan us 76,000 48,000
Justin Young us 63,000 18,000
Joe Tehan us 62,000 -6,000
Tommy Vedes us 61,000 23,000
Abe Mosseri us 60,000
Scott Clements us 57,000 17,000
Robert Mizrachi us 54,000 22,000
Alexander Kuzmin ru 53,000 18,000
Stephen Chidwick gb 52,000 26,000
Viktor Blom se 51,000 7,000
Todd Brunson us 43,000 13,000
Bruno Fitoussi fr 35,000 -12,000
Shaun Deeb us 30,000 -1,000
John Monnette us 24,000 -31,000
Kyle Bowker 18,000
Fabrizio Gonzalez uy 13,000
George Lind us 13,000 -22,000
Nick Schulman us 10,000 -12,000

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