$1,100 H.O.R.S.E. Championship (Freeze-Out)
Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 10,000/20,000 Limits
Players Remaining: 7 of 78
During a round of Omaha Hi/Lo, after a flop of , Mark Gallo got it all in from middle position for 34,000 against Esther Taylor, who was in the big blind with 40,000.
Esther Taylor: (pair of deuces, heart flush draw)
Mark Gallo: (pair of aces, gutshot straight draw)
The turn card paired the board with the , the river card was the , and there were no possible lows. Gallo won the pot with two pair, aces and fives, to double up in chips, knocking Taylor down to just 6,000.
Mark Gallo – 75,000 (4 BB)
Esther Taylor – 6,000 (0.3 BB)
The next hand, Taylor got it all in preflop from the small blind for 6,000 against two other players, with a side pot building between Jean Gaspard (big blind) and Aaron Kupin (hijack).
The flop came , Gaspard bet 10,000, and Kupin called. The turn card was the , Gaspard bet 20,000, and Kupin called.
The river card was the , Gaspard bet 20,000, and Kupin called.
Jean Gaspard: (seven-high straight, 7-6 low)
Aaron Kupin: (pair of sevens, 7-5 low)
Esther Taylor: (pair of jacks, 8-7 low)
Gaspard won the high side with his seven-high straight, and Kupin won the low side with his 7-5. With nothing left for Taylor, she was eliminated in eighth place.
Jean Gaspard – 795,000 (40 BB)
Aaron Kupin – 125,000 (6 BB)
Esther Taylor – Eliminated in 8th Place ($2,630)
With seven players remaining from a field of 78, the average chip stack is about 223,000 (11 big bets). The remaining players are all guaranteed at least $3,140.