David Bach Wins $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. Event at World Series of PokerPublished on July 2nd, 2009 2:17 am EST
1. David Bach Wins. To say that the final day of the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event was grueling would be an extreme understatement.
After 20 hours, nearly 500 hands and a seven hour heads-up battle, David Bach toppled John Hanson to win the coveted Chip Reese Memorial trophy (plus the $1.276 million dollar first place prize and WSOP bracelet).
The heads-up battle lasted through the night and well into the morning, as Bach and Hanson traded the chip lead a number of times.
Eventually Bach was able to win the war of attrition, but give full credit to both men for navigating through this shark-infested tournament.
David Bach is putting together quite a resume for himself as a professional poker player. He now has 11 WSOP cashes, 5 WSOP final tables, a WSOP bracelet and a WPT final table to his credit.
Here is how the final table finished out:
1. David Bach, $1,276,802
2. John Hanson, $789,199
3. Erik Sagstrom, $522,394
4. Vitaly Lunkin, $368,813
5. Huck Seed, $276,610
6. Ville Wahlbeck, $219,655
7. Chau Giang, $184,087
8. Erik Seidel, $162,382
2. Freddy Deeb Loses His Cool.
Freddy Deeb and Tony G share some words in the clip below. Warning: contains some extremely foul language.
Remind me not to mess with Freddy Deeb:
3. Phil Hellmuth Tries for Bracelet #12.
There are 35 players remaining in the $5,000 Six-Handed No Limit Hold'em event (Event #56).
One of those players is Phil Hellmuth, who is trying to win his 12th World Series of Poker bracelet.
Matthew Waxman is currently the chip leader of the event, as he is currently sitting on around 1.15 million in chips.
Phil Hellmuth is one of the smaller stacks in the tournament (225k), and will need to do some work to get himself to the final table on Thursday.
Some very good players are currently standing in the way of Phil Hellmuth and his 12th bracelet, including: Shaun Deeb, Matt Hawrilenko, Aurangzeb "Ozzy87" Sheikh and Peter Feldman.
We'll keep an eye on this event tonight as the remaining 35 players battle for a spot at the final table.
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