WSOP 2011 – Aaron Steury wins $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. for $289k

WSOP 2011 – Aaron Steury wins $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. for $289k

Monday, 13 June 2011

One of the most popular non-Hold ‘em events (well, one-fifth Hold ‘em) on the World Series of Poker schedule has concluded with the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. event receiving a 963-strong field and a prize pool of more than $1.3m. In the end, Aaron Steury joined the list of new bracelet-winners after beating Michael Chow heads-up.

Steury battled his way through a tough field playing Limit Hold ‘em, Omaha 8, Razz, Stud and Stud 8 on his way to the WSOP bracelet and a first prize of $289,283. We saw deep runs from Eli Elezra, Layne Flack and Victor Ramdin with the latter bubbling the final table in ninth place.

The final hand came in a round of Stud 8 when Michael Chow put his last few chips in on third street holding (Jd-Js)-3d only to be looked up by Steury’s (Ad-8d)-As. Steury received 6c-Kc-3h on his board and flipped up his final card – the 5d – to prevent too much of a sweat for Chow. This gave Steury an 8-6-5-3-A low and a pair of aces, leaving Chow drawing to a 3, 5, 8, T or J in order to improve his hand to at least a split after a board of 5-8-T.

Chow took his time to squeeze out his final door card before revealing the harmless two of clubs, giving Steury the scoop and his first bracelet. Chow had to settle for $179,000 for second place. The full final table payouts were as follows:

1.Aaron Steury - $289,283
2.Michael Chow - $178,691
3.Adam Friedman - $121,437
4.Jonathan Tamayo – $84,516
5.Ron Ware - $60,036
6.Denis Ethier - $43,512
7.David Baker - $32,150
8.Paolo Compagno - $24,219

Tags: WSOP 2011, event #17 $1, 500 H.O.R.S.E, Aaron Sturry, Michael Chow