Event 10: H.O.R.S.E. Break

$250 Buy-In H.O.R.S.E.
Level 3: 100/200 Limits

The H.O.R.S.E. players is on their first break and one level remains to register or re-enter should someone bust out. There are currently 74 registered with a few more in line to get in the game.

One of those is current Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year front-runner Angel Vu. She is chasing points in every game she can enter, even if she doesn’t know how to play.

Vu commented last night that she was heading home to study up on the poker variations in H.O.R.S.E. since she’s never actually played them. Beginner’s luck seems to be doing well for Vu as she’s more than doubled her starting stack by the first break.

Event 10: Mathers, Cernutto Back in the Saddle

$250 Buy-In H.O.R.S.E.
Level 1: 50/100 Limits

Two familiar faces in the poker world are starting play in Event 10.

First, “Miami” John Cernutto has taken his seat.  With his cash in the Seniors Event last night, Cernutto has already three cashes in this series including two top-three finishes.  Expect Cernutto to be one of the favorites in this event.

14SHRPO Event 10 John Cernuto

Also in the field is poker media’s Kevin Mathers.  Mathers made the trip from Atlanta to play in this event.  He is well on his way to make his self-stated goal of “making the antes” – approximately 17 hands into the event.  After winning the first two hands he played he excitedly said he was “above starting stack.”

14SHRPO Event 10 Kevin Mathers


Event 10: H.O.R.S.E. Gets Going

$250 Buy-In H.O.R.S.E.
Level 1: 50/100 Limits

The 2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open has featured all No Limit or Pot Limit games until today. Event 10 is a $250 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. tournament where they will rotate through Hold’em, Omaha/o, Razz, Stud Hi, and Stud/8. All games are limit betting and it’s also the first appearance of Stud games during the poker series. They will play eight hands of each before moving on to the next game.

Players begin with 10,000 stacks and play 40-minute levels. They are scheduled to play down to the final table or through Level 16, whichever comes first. If they make the final table, they have the option of voting to continue if all agree.

H.O.R.S.E. is a nice test of a player’s all-around poker skill level and we’re sure to see some nice plays.