Event 11 (Day 1)
End of Level 15: Limits 2,500/5,000
Total Entries: 89
Players Remaining: 26
Average Chips: 68,500
There were a total of 89 entries in our $560 H.O.R.S.E event and after fifteen levels of Day 1 play it’s Kevin Farry leading the way with 182,600.
WSOP bracelet winner and 8 time WSOP Circuit Ring winner Chris Reslock put one of the biggest stacks in the bag with 118,300.
A total of 26 Day 1A survivors will be returning Wednesday January 23 at 12 P.M. to play down to a winner in the Event Center.
Below is a look at some of the big stacks and players that will be moving on.
A full list of Day 2 chip counts and seating assignments will be posted as soon as they’re available.
Kevin Farry- 182,600
Wendy Freedman- 171,000
Ken Han- 120,600
Chris Reslock- 118,300
Edward Espino- 59,000
Harry Armstrong- 36,400
1. $16,402+BWPO Trophy
Level 13: Limits 1500/3000
Average Chips: 25,000
The pace of bust-outs increased in level 12, and a third of the entry and reentry total is gone.
In Stud8 at 12/2400, seat 1 brought in with a low , was called by Randy showing , and the next position completed with the , and interesting play. Everyone folded but Randy, including the .
Randy open paired the turn but ended up check calling against a . His opponent was clearly repping something unusually strong in the hole. However the jig was up on 5th, giving Randy the and his opponent the . The action went check check, and it looked like Randy might be up against a steal.
Indeed, Randy led out on sixth when he hit another low card, the , and his opponent folded his brick .
A key pot for Randy’s hopes, as he is above starting stack for the first time in many levels. This is his first tournament in several years.
Level 12: Limits 1200/2400
Average Chips: 25,000
A limit stack can take you a long way, despite the little understood truth that the swings in limit can be very high. We still have 75 left – a busy field of HORSE competitors.
Stacks are relatively even still.
Basilicata is easily one of the favorites in the field, and does sport a recent Borgata title in O8/Stud8.
Level 1: Limits 50/100
The only mixed-game tournament on the Winter Poker Open schedule is getting underway. HORSE will be played with five games in 8-hand rotation:
Eight or Better (Stud H/L)
All games are played with Limit format betting and re-entries are unlimited until the close of registration. Players get 20,000 chips to start and levels 1-10 are 30-minutes long. Levels 11+ stretch to 40 minutes. Late registration is open until the start of level 9 (at least 8:30pm).
Since this is a two-day event, play will continue until about 2am, then survivors will bag their chips for the night. Day 2 is on tap for Wednesday at 12 noon.
This event was not on the 2018 BWPO schedule, so there is no defending champion. Back in November during the 2018 BFPO, Harry Armstrong won the HORSE event, taking home his first Borgata trophy along with $8,206. That event was a freeze-out and only had 47 entrants.