Event 32: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E.
Event 32: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E.
Day 2 completed

Monnette Leads the Pack, Looking for Second Bracelet of 2012

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John Monnette - chip leader.
John Monnette - chip leader.

Day 2 of Event 32: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. is in the books, and after ten levels of play, John Monnette is our chip leader with 825,000 chips. We started the day with 136 of the 178 original entrants, and broke the money bubble in Level 17, eleven hours into the day. Eric Wasserson was the bubble boy – he had dwindled all the way down to 12,000 chips, and Phil Ivey busted him in a stud hand. Ivey started the hand with split eights, and caught a third eight on fourth street. Wasserson could only make a pair of jacks, and was eliminated.

Wasserson’s elimination on the bubble must’ve been painful, but over a hundred players busted before we reached the money, including Jason Mercier, Allen Bari, Jennifer Harman, Mike Matusow, Robert Mizrachi, Alexander Kuzmin, Michael Binger, Shaun Deeb, Mike Sexton, and Michael Chow.

Joining Monnette at the top of the counts are David Bach (645,000), David “Bakes” Baker (574,000), Phil Hellmuth (571,000), and Brandon Shack-Harris (500,000). Bach, who won the 2009 $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship, crossed the half-million chip mark before dinner, and was flirting with the 600K mark for the rest of the night. He won a massive pot off of Daniel Negreanu during Level 11, where both players made a flush and a low. Bach had an ace-high flush and a seventy-five low however, both of which bested Negreanu, and he scooped the pot.

There are two 2012 WSOP bracelet winners looked to become multiple-bracelet winners. Monnette and Hellmuth – who both won non-hold’em events at the 2012 WSOP – are headed to Day 3 try and capture another bracelet. Monnette and Hellmuth are also third and ninth respectively in the WSOP Player of the Year race.

Day 3 will begin at 2 p.m. local time, and the plan is to play until we have a winner. Stay tuned to PokerNews.com for all of your up-to-the-minute updates from the 2012 World Series of Poker.

Good night from Vegas!

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Official End-of-Day Counts

John Monnette us 825,000 105,000
David Bach us 645,000 70,000
David "Bakes" Baker us 574,000 -6,000
Phil Hellmuth us 571,000 221,000
Brandon Shack-Harris us 500,000 140,000
Matt Waxman us 458,000 78,000
Abe Mosseri us 384,000 -66,000
John Hennigan us 344,000 69,000
Dan Kelly us 243,000 -40,000
Scott Clements us 229,000 -27,000
Mori Eskandani 170,000 15,000
Paul Sokoloff ca 157,000 -33,000
Phil Ivey us 102,000 -123,000
Andrew Brown us 79,000 5,000
Ralph Perry us 41,000 -104,000

Waxman Loses Late One


Omaha 8

Folded to Matt Waxman on the button, he raised it up. David Bach then three-bet from the small blind. Waxman called and a {a-Spades}{9-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} flop hit the felt. Bach led on the flop and Waxman rasied. A call from Bach and a {4-Diamonds} would land on the turn. Bach opted to check-call here and a {3-Spades} completed the board on the river. Bach again checked on the river and Waxman checked behind.

Bach tabled his {a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}, which was good enough to scoop the pot and send Waxman's cards into the muck.

David Bach us 575,000 180,000
Matt Waxman us 380,000 5,000

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Redraw Counts

John Monnette us 720,000 280,000
David "Bakes" Baker us 580,000
Abe Mosseri us 450,000 -5,000
David Bach us 395,000 -100,000
Matt Waxman us 375,000 50,000
Brandon Shack-Harris us 360,000 -20,000
Phil Hellmuth us 350,000 -40,000
Dan Kelly us 283,000 21,000
John Hennigan us 275,000 -95,000
Scott Clements us 256,000 6,000
Phil Ivey us 225,000
Paul Sokoloff ca 190,000
Mori Eskandani 155,000 3,000
Ralph Perry us 145,000 -35,000
Andrew Brown us 74,000 -146,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr 10,000 -75,000

Two Table Redraw

• Level 18

The remaining 16 players have had a complete table redraw.

Table 447

1Matt Waxman
2Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier
3David Bach
4Phil Hellmuth
5Scott Clements
6Dan Kelly
7Abe Mosseri
8David "Bakes" Baker

Table 448

1Andrew Brown
2Paul Sokoloff
3Brandon Shack-Harris
4Ralph Perry
5Mori Eskandani
6John Monnette
7Phil Ivey
8John Hennigan

Bakes Crushing


Omaha 8

David Bakes Baker has been crushing after the bubble and we were there to catch a recent hand play out between him and Phil Ivey. When we arrived at the table, there was a flop showing {6-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{j-Spades} and Ivey checked to Baker, who bet. Ivey called and an {8-Spades} hit the turn. This time both players checked and the {5-Clubs} completed the board on the river.

This time Ivey led with a bet and Baker quickly raised it up. Ivey was not excited by this bet, eventually flicking in the call. Baker tabled his {3-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}, with his hand good enough for the high and the low as Ivey's cards went into the muck.

David "Bakes" Baker us 580,000 280,000
Phil Ivey us 225,000 -60,000

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