Day 3 completed
Day 3 completed
It was a long day of play here on Day 3 of Event #29: $5,000 H.O.R.S.E. at the 2013 World Series of Poker. More than twelve hours ago the remaining 28 players of a 261-player field returned to the Amazon Room to battle down to a winner. Unfortunately that didn’t happen as ten levels came and went with four players still alive. Consequently, those men will return on Tuesday for an impromptu Day 4. Leading the way with a massive chip lead is Tom Schneider, who is looking to capture his fourth gold bracelet and his second of the summer!
The day began with a bang as Gus Hansen was the first to hit the rail, though he was soon followed by the likes of Sabyl Landrum (25th), Todd Brunson (24th), Jared Jaffe (20th), Dan Kelly (17th), David Bach (16th), Marcel Luske (13th), Tom Koral (12th) and Alex Dovzhenko (9th).
To say the final table was accomplished would be an understatement. It was literally full of some of the best mixed game players in the world, many who've had success in the past and some more recently. For example, Greg Mueller finished third in Event #8 $2,500 Eight-Game Mix for $89,673, which came one year after finishing runner-up in the same event for $167,637.
A H.O.R.S.E. master and 2007 WSOP Player of the Year Tom Schneider, who won Event #15 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. a week ago for $258,960 and his third gold bracelet. That was the same tournament in which Viatcheslav Ortynskiy finished third for $108,701. The fact that Schneider and Ortynskiy are among the top four in another H.O.R.S.E. tournament is simply incredible.
The first to go from the final table was H.O.R.S.E. bracelet winner Konstantin Puchkov, who earned $30,876 for his eighth-place finish. Over the next course of the next five levels he was joined on the rail by finalists David Benyamine (7th - $40,039), Adam Friedman (6th - $52,613) and Chris Klodnicki (5th - $70,093).
Here's how the final four players will stack up when they return to action on Day 4:
Who will capture the gold bracelet and $318,955 first-place prize? Join us at 14:00 PST on Tuesday as we will play until we have the answer. Until then, good night from the Rio All-Suite Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
On the final hand of the night Benjamin Scholl had the bring-in and Greg Mueller completed. Scholl made the call and both players checked fourth. On fifth Scholl checked before Mueller bet 100,000. Scholl raised to 200,000 and Mueller put Scholl all in for his last 25,000.
Scholl caught the on sixth as Mueller found the . On seventh Mueller found the but it would be Scholl and his filling a straight that would ensure him the double on the final hand of the night.
The clock has expired on Level 28, which means the night has come to an end. With that said, we have had a double on the last hand of the night. Stay tuned for that and a full recap of the Day 3 action.
Viatcheslav Ortynskiy raised to 100,000 under the gun and Benjamin Scholl called from the small blind. Greg "FBT" Mueller then three-bet to 150,000 from the big, both his opponents called and the flop came down . Scholl checked, Mueller bet 50,000 and Viatcheslav folded. Knowing his opponent only had 15,000 back, Scholl check-raised and Mueller called off.
The turn and river allowed Mueller to scoop with his pair of aces for high and ace-deuce for low.
Ortynskiy was left with just 125,000 after the hand, but fortunately for him he doubled through Tom Schneider in the very next hand.
Tom Schneider raised to 100,000 and Greg Mueller defended his big blind.
The flop saw Mueller check-call Schneider's 50,000-chip continuation-bet as the landed on the turn. Schneider bet out 100,000 and Mueller called as the completed the board on the river.
Mueller checked and Schneider tossed in 100,000 which was quickly called by Mueller. Schneider tabled his for a full house to collect the pot and move to 2,130,000 as Mueller slipped to 360,000 in chips.
Tom Schneider: / /
Benjamin Scholl: / /
To say the chips are flying would be an understatement. The blinds and limits are so high that winning a few hands in a row can really change things. No one knows this better than Tom Schneider, who was in critical condition toward the start of the level but is now the clear chip leader.
It happened in a hand when Benjamin Scholl brought it in with the and Greg Mueller completed with the . Schneider then raised, Scholl called and Mueller got out of the way. From there, Schneider bet every street through sixth and Scholl called him down.
After both players had received seventh street, they checked and Scholl said, "You've got it." Schneider then tabled the to win the robust pot.
Benjamin Scholl completed only to have Greg Mueller raise to 100,000. Scholl called, and then called a bet on fourth before leading on fifth, sixth and seventh with Mueller calling him down.
Scholl: / /
Mueller: / /
Scholl tabled his / for two pair while Mueller flashed his for a lesser two-pair to slip to 340,000 in chips.
Hold'em - Omaha 8 25,000 50,000 50,000-100,000
Razz - Stud - Stud 8 10,000 20,000 50,000 50,000-100,000