Negreanu Falls Just Short Again- isnortbooze Report WSOP $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship

The $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship is a favorite of many top name professionals, giving them the opportunity to test their versatility at an assortment of games including Hold 'Em, Omaha and Stud.

Another exciting event has concluded in the 2017 World Series of Poker. The $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship is a favorite of many top name professionals, giving them the opportunity to test their versatility at an assortment of games including Hold 'Em, Omaha and Stud. This year's winner, among the 150 entrants, was David Bach, who took home the $383,208 prize along with his second gold bracelet of the year and third overall. But there were a couple other major story-lines lurking in the background.

Jason Mercier
One of them was WSOP legend Jason Mercier. Mercier has been dominating in poker for many years, but last year made headlines when he bet Vanessa Selbst $10,000 he would win 3 bracelets, getting 180:1 odds. He fell just short of that goal, scoring 2 1st place finishes and coming up just short for a 2nd place finish in the $10,000 Razz Championship. One of the tournaments he got a bracelet for was this very event and he was looking to join the likes of Layne Flack and Tuan Le in the back-to-back club. He seemed like he had a great shot for a while, but fell just short on the final day, busting out on a hand of Razz against Andrew Brown. He ended up receiving 5th place prize money, taking home $83,415 for his efforts.

Daniel Negreanu
The other big story was Daniel Negreanu and his quest for his 7th bracelet. While he is currently the all time money leader, with over $33 million in live tournament cashes, he has not been able to keep up with some of his colleagues such as Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan in the gold department. In an effort to inspire himself, he made a bracelet bet of his own, wagering an unknown amount against Ben Lamb that he would take 3 first place finishes in this year's WSOP. However, he was apparently so confident in his desire that he took even money on the bet, unlike Mercier's more reasonable 180 to 1. So far he has come close, with a 2nd place run in the $10,000 Omaha Hi/Lo Championship and 3rd place in the $10,000 Tag Team Championship. But he had been unable to close it out and with the series nearly halfway over, was running thin on time to win the bet. He hoped this $10,000 H.O.R.S.E event would be the game changer when he made the final day and soon after the final table. But once again, it was all a dream and he was forced to read Word Up Magazine on the rail after finishing in 6th place, scoring $61,667 but falling short of that coveted first bracelet of the series. Negreanu was eliminated by Eric Rodawig in a hand of PLO8 after calling an all in on the turn with 2 pair and a flush draw and losing to Rodawig's full house. Neither hand qualified for a low. Negreanu is currently sitting at 4th place in the player of the year leaderboard with 379.25 points.

Eric Rodawig
Rounding out the top 4 in this H.O.R.S.E were Eric Rodawig, $236,841, Don Zewin, $163,557, and Andrew Brown who received 4th place money of $115,485. Brown, who has 1 career bracelet, was actually leading the field when it narrowed to the final 4 with about half the chips in play. He gave up a large portion to Rodawig, though, and later fell victim to Bach in a large PLO8 pot and was eliminated. Shortly after, Zewin busted in 3rd place (He also got 3rd in this event in 2015) in a hand where Rodawig rivered a straight. That gave Rodawig a slight lead going into heads up play against Bach. But Bach took control early on and didn't look back. He finished the job on a PLO8 hand getting it all in on the flop with top pair vs Rodawig's flush draw. Rodawig couldn't get there and Bach took down the gold.

Brian Rast
Other big name pros who cashed this event include Brian Rast, who won $23,508 for 11th place and Anthony Zinno, who fell just short of the 8-person final table, and won $28,808 for his 9th place effort. Currently leading the 2017 WSOP player of the year leaderboard is Pablo Mariz, largely in part due to a 1st place finish in the $1,500 millionaire maker which scored him over $1.2 million.

250 Thank You Freeroll Ticket
I will be giving away three 250 Guaranteed Freeroll tickets to people who respond below. Who do you think will win player of the year at this year's WSOP? Entries must be received Wednesday by 10AM EST to qualify.

Good luck!


 Filed under: Poker, Daniel Negreanu, WSOP, Tipsy Talk


StareYouDown: Been watching a few WSOP
Mon, 06/19/2017 - 18:32

Been watching a few WSOP vlogs including Daniel Negreanu and Jeff gross, I am sticking to Daniel Negreanu winning player of the year, I FEEL IT! always go with my gut feeling, also always been my favorite player. TRANQUILOOOOO

BigThangz: with the new stucture
Mon, 06/19/2017 - 18:54

ill take Aditya Agarwal aka intervention from back in the day on partypoker and microgaming........i loaned this dude money when he was down out then he made a good pop and started running with the cheats on FT.........

BigThangz: also
Mon, 06/19/2017 - 19:01

he is currently in 3rd on poy and seems to be cashing most events he plays which with the new structure gains more points then just a big POP

michigan1: I think James Obst is doing
Mon, 06/19/2017 - 22:32

I think James Obst is doing very well this year and is also on the top leaderboard of the wsop atm. He is my pick he is on his game.

spaced: all i got to say
Tue, 06/20/2017 - 00:05

is that black in the background scared the shit out of me. I literally thought I was looking at the devil.

BigThangz: lol
Tue, 06/20/2017 - 01:36


seanrc: Great Read
Tue, 06/20/2017 - 02:23

Negreanu is one of my favorite players, Loved watching him some of his reads are out of this world, Would love to see him bring it down, This year and take WSOP POTY, Great how he tries to branch his career into announcing and being a bigger part then just a player.

xiyanxook: Negreanu
Tue, 06/20/2017 - 09:06

Negreanu is best in best and will be hero of the year.

Marukh666: D NEGREANU is mind blowing
Tue, 06/20/2017 - 09:27

The great ability of Daniel N is cool attack and crush all of opposition and hope he will use as he was to till and be the winner of the year..

HOLYACES93: Daniel negreanu
Tue, 06/20/2017 - 09:27

negreanu is a legend in the poker world and one of my favorite players to watch live. His track record is insane if anyone wins poy it's negreanu

florida2017: exactly D N
Tue, 06/20/2017 - 09:46

As you See Mr isnortbooze D Negreanu is the favourite of all commented people i will really appreciated his playing style he is know as a GURU of poker..
exactly he got champion title this time.

Akmaho: poker king
Tue, 06/20/2017 - 13:39

Daniel negreanu a poker king and one of my best poker player will make glory this time.
He is a player of full confidence,using psychology,and also luck follow him in 2017 that why he will champion this year.

ItsBelth: Hopefully Negreanu wins, with
Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:05

Hopefully Negreanu wins, with his vlogs, slight recognition in hearthstone in the past year together with Doug Polk winning the one drop it could be a pretty good boost for poker. Casuals or people new to poker seeing the youtubers and personalities all doing well "easily" can be very drawing. I feel like other bloggers are just not as known to casuals so they don't really matter when it comes to helping the scene - only drawing people from the scene into their videos.

Underworld: Hard to predict this one...
Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:15

I watched video about what Negreanu feels about new POY formula, he is not in first 10 at the moment, and but there is still a lot of time that to change.
I take a look on some players, watched couple videos and games, my pick is Justin Bonomo, maybe he can do something more this year, and I like how he play. We will see who will win, but this year formula can bring some new names on the top I think.

owaiskhan: DNegreanu is winner
Tue, 06/20/2017 - 19:00

iam also chose mr d negreanu will win the running contest with his ability.
and will chamlion in 2017

OneTime: The current leader in points
Tue, 06/20/2017 - 20:11

The current leader in points is Pablo Mariz, but I hope Daniel wins it. He's in top 10 currently and with a few good finishes he can make it.

twirlspin: James Obst
Wed, 06/21/2017 - 00:57

I feel that James Obst is going to come out ahead in the end. He is only in Second at the moment in points and think he is in the right space to move forward overall

cardschat: I don't follow wsop that much
Wed, 06/21/2017 - 04:58

I don't follow wsop that much to have educated guess, but i do know that Daniel Negreanu is the no1 all time money leader I guess there's a good chance that he wins.

Sardarazkhan: Daniel negreanu
Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:57

As we all see that Daniel Negreanu afforted all the player in the running contest with a megistic fluctuation strategy he will be a father of poker and i 100 % sure will win this running contest.
thanks for all player who chose D Negreanu and Special thanks for Mr Isnortbooze.

wishiswish: Negreanu
Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:02

Iam confused cos i also chose that Negereanu is champion of 2017..difficult for booze too to chose the right person for ticket.hahahahahah great booze i thing you selected MR HOLYACES93, cardchat and one time because they are relevant,

shandefoye: Dannie negreanu
Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:13

Thanks you everone &booze I am also with negreanu a poker star.
I want that Me & bozze take picture with DNegreanu at the time to giving him reward of 2017 championship!!!!!!! Yaaaaahhhhhoooooooooo

isnortbooze: Congrats florida 2017, cardschat and OneTime
Wed, 06/21/2017 - 14:15

Had a lot of fun reading all the responses and if you haven't won yet, keep trying. Everyone will win eventually!

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