WSOP Event Results: Events 27-29
Event 27 – $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
A field of 889 players came out to try their luck at multi-game of H.O.R.S.E. You have to be a well rounded poker player to win this one. It is a five game mix consisting of limit hold ‘em, limit Omaha hi/low, Razz, 7-card stud and 7-card stud hi/low. In the end only one could win and that man was Ylon Schwartz. He would outlast the final 17 players on day 3, capturing his first bracelet and $267,081. The final hand involved David Chiu getting his chips all-in during the Stud hi/low and needing an Ace, king or a 9 to complete a straight draw and scoop the pot. Schwartz had no low hand. It was not to be as the river was a 3 for Chiu, sending him to the rail and giving Schwartz the win.
Event 28 – $2,500 No-Limit Hold ‘em 4-handed
A new event to the WSOP, this one promised to showcase the short handed hold ‘em specialists. This game only permitted 4 players on each table, producing a lot of action as the blinds would come around quick. 750 players tried their shorthanded skills. On day three 8 players remained and when final table was set Timothy Adams would outlast them to win his first WSOP bracelet and over $362,000 in prize money. He took out the final player with A-Q as the river delivered an Ace.
Event 29 – $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold ‘em Championship
It took a grueling 4 days, but finally Allyn Jaffrey Shulman won the event. She outlasted a record field of 4,128 players to win the coveted gold bracelet and over $600,000 in prize money. She battled the entire final day and was down 5 to 1 during heads up play. However, with a little luck and determination she was able to overcome her opponent, Dennis Phillips when her A-10 paired the 10 and gave her the championship. With the win it was the first time since Vanessa Selbst in 2008 a female won an open event.
Still more to come from this year’s WSOP
Mike “Daggum” Krisle – Beat Writer – AGP