WSOP 2011 – Ron Ware leads stacked field in $10k H.O.R.S.E

WSOP 2011 – Ron Ware leads stacked field in $10k H.O.R.S.E

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

One of the landmark events of the WSOP kicked off yesterday as 240 mixed games specialists put up ten grand to compete in the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship. Despite the presence of both 8-Game and 10-Game Mix tournaments at this WSOP, the ol’ five-game-rotation-spelling-an-animal’s-name variant is still popular.

With 174 players surviving Day 1, Ron Ware leads the way over a stacked top ten that includes Eugene Katchalov, Daniel Negreanu, Barry Greenstein, Chau Giang and Chris Tryba. Look further down the chip counts and it doesn’t get much better for those seeking a soft spot at the table: Robert Mizrachi, John Jennigan, Allen Kessler, Marco Traniello, David Singer, Justins Bonomo and Smith, Brunsons Doyle and Todd, Brian Hastings, David Benyamine... Hey, at least Phil Ivey’s not playing.

The field is softer than it was at the start of Day 1, though – among the 66 players lost were Lex Veldhuis, John Racener, Richard Ashby, Eli Elezra, Bertrand Grospellier and Erik Seidel. The winner is set to leave with a much-coveted bracelet and a cool $609,130.

Tags: WSOP 2011, $10, 000 H.O.R.S.E Championship, Ron Ware, Daniel Negreanu, Eugene Katchalov, Barry Greenstein