2011 World Series of Poker

Event #17: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

Ware Wins a War with Lake

• Nivel 22


After the flop fell {9-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{8-Spades}, Ron Ware checked, Scott Lake bet 24,000 and Ware came along. The turn card bought the {J-Clubs} and Ware led out for 24,000, prompting Lake to raise it up to 48,000. Ware made the call and the river card came {5-Clubs}. Both players opted to check and Ware revealed his {Q-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{J-Spades}{7-Diamonds} for top two pair.

Lake mucked his cards and was left with only 100,000 chips, while Ware climbed to over 650,000.

Tags/etiquetas: Ron WareScott Lake

Compagno Crushes Friedman on Flop

• Nivel 22


We missed the preflop betting but Paolo Compagno got it all in on the turn with the board reading {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}. Adam Friedman decided to make the call, trying to eliminate the vulnerable Italian pro.

Friedman tabled the {A-Diamonds}{J-Spades} and his flopped two pair appeared to be a strong holding, but Compagno had also flopped two pair with his {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}. After fading jacks on the turn and river, which came {2-Clubs} and {4-Diamonds} respectively, Compagno had scored a much needed double up to 290,000. Friedman dropped to 710,000 after the loss but still holds a healthy stack.

Tags/etiquetas: Adam FriedmanPaolo Compagno

Boyett Can't Fade Two Opponents' Outs

• Nivel 22


After a recent double up in a previous hand, Drew Boyett tried to keep the momentum going and got his last 34,000 in the pot before the flop. Both Ron Ware and Paolo Compagno made the call and Boyett would have to do double duty to survive this all-in confrontation.


Boyett: {8-Clubs}{7-Spades}
Ware: {Q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Compagno: {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}

Boyett was actually not in bad shape with two live overcards against Compagno's pair of sixes in the hole, and when the flop fell {7-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} he had taken a tenuous lead in the hand. The turn of {J-Hearts} changed little and Boyett would need to dodge a six, a queen, a nine, or a ten to survive.

River: {9-Diamonds}

With that, Ware's pair of nines were best and Boyett was eliminated in 13th place. Compagno fell to 130,000 after the hand while Ware vaulted to just under 600,000 in chips.

Tags/etiquetas: Drew BoyettPaolo CompagnoRon Ware

Bach Busto without a Second H.O.R.S.E. Bracelet

• Nivel 22


David Bach found himself all in on third street after calling a three-bet by Denis Ethier.

Bach: ({2-Diamonds})({7-Spades}) - {A-Spades}{8-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{Q-Spades} - ({K-Hearts})
Ethier: ({7-Diamonds})({5-Diamonds}) - {6-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{5-Hearts} - ({Q-Clubs})

After seventh street was delivered, the all-in Bach held an 8-7-4-2-A low but Ethier's 7-6-5-4-2 low and a pair of fives was good enough for the scoop. Bach was eliminated in 14th place while Ethier climbed to 225,000 after the hand.

Tags/etiquetas: David BachDenis Ethier

Compagno Cripples Bach

• Nivel 22


We missed the preliminary betting but caught up on a hand involving David Bach and Paolo Compagno.

Bach: (X)(X) - {3-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{9-Spades}{J-Clubs} - (X)
Compagno: (X)(X) - {3-Clubs}{7-Spades}{2-Clubs}{10-Hearts} - (X)

Compagno fired bets of 24,000 on fifth and sixth streets and Bach called both times. On seventh street, Compagno bet 24,000 more and Bach looked him up, showing down the {9-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{3-} for two pair, nines and threes. Bach was beaten, however, by Compagno's {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} in the hole, which made a full house.

This hand crippled David Bach and left him with only 25,000 chips to attempt a comeback. Compagno built his stack to 330,000 with the victory.

Tags/etiquetas: David BachPaolo Compagno


Escrito 2011-06-12 22:57 GMT

Baker Busts Schlein with Quad Queens

• Nivel 21


Josh Schlein found himself all in on third street against David Baker.

Schlein: (X)(X) - {5-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} - (X)
Baker: (X)(X) - {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{8-Clubs} - (X)

After committing the rest of his chips with the {K-Hearts}{8-Hearts} in the hole, Schlein watched as his board improved to a straight, but saw Baker was dealt consecutive queens on third, fourth, and fifth streets. Baker now needed only to pair one of his down cards to make a full house.

Unfortunately for Schlein, Baker did better than that with his {Q-Clubs}{7-Spades}(X) hole cards, making an unbeatable hand of quad queens. Schlein was eliminated in 15th place, while Baker built his stack to just under 500,000 in chips.

Tags/etiquetas: David BakerJosh Schlein

Tamayo's Trip Queens Earn the Win

• Nivel 21


Tamayo: (X)(X) - {3-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} - (X)
Ware: (X)(X) - {8-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{9-Clubs} - (X)

We missed the preliminary betting in this hand but Ware fired bets of 20,000 on fifth and sixth streets and Tamayo called both times. Both players checked on seventh street and Tamayo revealed his down cards: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for trip queens.

Despite four clubs on board, Ware could not produce a fifth club for a flush and Tamayo nearly doubled up on the hand, leaving him with 150,000 chips. Ware dropped to 410,000 after the loss but still maintains a healthy stack.

Tags/etiquetas: Jonathan TamayoRon Ware

Ware Wins It with a River Raise

• Nivel 21


We caught the action before the flop as Ron Ware raised to 20,000 and Denis Ethier three-bet to 30,000. Ware made the call and the flop fell {2-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}. Ethier checked and Ware fired a bet of 10,000, which Ethier called. The turn fell the {8-Spades} and both players checked it.

River: {Q-Hearts}

Ethier bet 20,000 and Ware raised it, making it 40,000 to go. This was enough to force the fold and Ware chipped up to 505,000 on the hand, while Etheir slumped to around 270,000 or so in chips.

Tags/etiquetas: Denis EthierRon Ware