Monday, June 25, 2007

2007 WSOP, Day 25: The $50K H.O.R.S.E. Event -- More Bracelets Than Entrants

Lots of bling-bling at the $50K eventAs you probably have heard, poker blogger and PokerNews reporter Dr. Pauly cashed in Event No. 38 ($1,500 No Limit Hold ’em). Finally got bounced in 119th (out of 2,778 runners) when having shoved with Ad9d he failed to improve against Erica Schoenberg’s 9c9s. Right next to Pauly in the payout schedule is Chris “Jesus” Ferguson (who went out in 118th). Some impressive company there. Nice hand, sir.

Buoyed by her trouncing of the Doctor, Schoenberg went on to make tonight’s final table. She’ll certainly get some attention, though most folks will probably be more preoccupied following Day 2 of the $50,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. event that got underway yesterday. 127 of the original 148 players remain.

Speaking of impressive company . . . .

I was looking over the list of those who entered the 50K H.O.R.S.E. event on PokerNews and wondered how many of those entered had won WSOP bracelets. Took a little figuring, but I think I’ve found my answer. This is unofficial, mind you, but it appears that 64 of the 148 entrants are WSOP bracelet-winners -- nearly half the field!

As far as I have been able to discover, here is a list of all of the entrants who have won at least one WSOP bracelet:

11 bracelets: Phil Hellmuth, Jr.
10: Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan
7: Erik Seidel
6: T.J. Cloutier
5: Allen Cunningham, Chris Ferguson, Ted Forrest, Phil Ivey
4: Mickey Appleman, David Chiu, Scotty Nguyen, Huckleberry Seed
3: Lyle Berman, Farzad Bonyadi, Chau Giang, John Juanda, Daniel Negreanu, Chip Reese, David Sklansky, Dewey Tomko
2: Josh Arieh, Bill Chen, Sam Farha, Barry Greenstein, David Grey, Thor Hansen, Jennifer Harman, John Hennigan, Howard Lederer, Mike Matusow, Carlos Mortensen, David Pham, Steve Zolotow
1: Rafi Amit, Jim Bechtel, Todd Brunson, Freddy Deeb, Annie Duke, Eli Elezra, Tom Franklin, Hasan Habib, Alexander Kravchenko, Ted Lawson, Keith Lehr, Jason Lester, Toto Leonidas, Benjamin Lin, Jeff Lisandro, Kirk Morrison, Ralph Perry, Max Pescatori, Greg Raymer, Chris Reslock, Tom Schneider, Mike Sexton, Harry Thomas, Jerri Thomas, Cyndy Violette, Mark Vos, Mike Wattel, David Williams, Robert Williamson III, Jack Zwerner

That’s a total of 161 bracelets. More bracelets than entrants!

Five 2007 WSOP bracelet winners entered the event (Eli Elezra, Alexander Kravchenko, Jeffrey Lisandro, Chris Reslock, and Tom “Oops! I Won too Much Money” Schneider) -- all of whom were first-time bracelet winners. Interestingly, neither the winner of the $2,500 H.O.R.S.E. event (James Richburg) nor the winner of the $5,000 H.O.R.S.E. event (Ralph Schwartz) chose to try his luck in the big one.

They’ll be gettting back underway a couple of hours from now. Of the 64 bracelet winners, 54 are still alive, as Josh Arieh, Lyle Berman, Johnny Chan, Chau Giang, Sam Farha, Jeffrey Lisandro, David Pham, Jerri Thomas, Mark Vos, and Jack Zwerner were all among the first-day casualties.

The H.O.R.S.E. event is scheduled to run five days altogether, with the final table happening this Thursday. Follow all the action over at PokerNews’ live reports.



Anonymous Richard said...

Can't wait to watch the 50K H.O.R.S.E tournament on ESPN. Sounds awesome. I'm rooting for Bill Chen. Hope some razz gets played too.

6/25/2007 3:27 PM  

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