Prize pool: $1,300,050
Prizes Paid: 96
1st Aaron Steury (United States) -- $289,283
2nd Michael Chow (United States) -- $178,691
3rd Adam Friedman (United States) -- $121,437
4th Jonathan Tamayo (United States) -- $84,516
5th Ron Ware (United States) -- $60,036
6th Denis Ethier (United States) -- $43,512
7th David Baker (United States) -- $32,150
8th Paolo Compagno (Italy) -- $24,219
No British players cashed.
No Black Belt Poker players entered this event.
• Aaron is a 24-year-old poker pro and self-described grinder, from Fort Wayne, Indiana.
• He was third in chips heading into the final table.
• Heads-up, he had more than a 4:1 lead..
• Three-handed, Aaron made a "sick" call with queen high.
• Runner-up Michael Chow won last year's $1,500 Omaha High-Low event.
• Oddly, both Aaron and third place Adam Friedman are graduates of Indiana University.
• Todd Brunson, David Bach, Layne Flack, Max Pescatori, David Chiu, & Allen Bari all cashed.
• H.O.R.S.E. was played for the first time as a gold bracelet event at the 2003 WSOP.
• The first WSOP H.O.R.S.E. tournament was won by Doyle Brunson.
“[Despite Black Friday], I was coming here anyway. Since I was 21, I have come here all four years. This is one of the softest WSOP fields. There are a lot of people who do not know what they are doing. As you would expect, Day 1 was easier, then Day 2 got a bit tougher, and then Day 3 was very tough. There were two gold bracelet winners, and David Baker, and Adam Friedman who are all good players.”
Image courtesy of wsop.com; words Nolan Dalla.
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Event 1 - Sean Drake
Event 2 - Jake Cody
Event 3 - Francesco Barbaro
Event 4 - Allen Bari
Event 5 - Eugene Katchalov
Event 6 - Harrison Wilder
Event 7 - Amir Lehavot
Event 8 - Sean Getzwiller
Event 9 - Matt Perrins
Event 10 - Geffrey Klein
Event 11 - Viacheslov Zhukov
Event 12 - David Diaz
Event 13 - Andrew Badecker
Event 14 - Tyler Bonkowski
Event 15 - Brian Rast
Event 16 - John Juanda