David Baker wins $10k H.O.R.S.E / Carter Phillips takes $1.5k NLHE
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
The $10k H.O.R.S.E event was always going to feature one of the strongest line ups in this year's WSOP and the final table certainly didn't disappoint with no fewer that 25 bracelets won by the finalists. In the end it was relative youngster David 'Bakes' Baker who took the title.
The 25-year-old outlasted a final eight that included Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth before beating John Monnette heads up.
1. David “Bakes” Baker – $451,779
2. John Monnette – $279,206
3. Paul Sokoloff – $183,784
4. Phil Hellmuth – $134,056
5. Phil Ivey – $99,739
6. Abe Mosseri – $75,511
7. Matt Waxman – $58,093
8. Dan Kelly – $45,360
Carter Phillips beats Cada to $1.5m NLHE bracelet
2010 Main Event winner Joe Cada came tantalisingly close to a second World Series of Poker bracelet but eventually fell just short in the $1.5 No Limit Hold'em event. The man who stopped the Cada charge was former EPT Barcelona winner Carter Phillips.
The pair worked their way through a final day field of 19 runners that included Dwyte Pilgrim, JC Tran and Jim Kasputis and started heads up play even in chips. The key hand saw Phillips turn a set to crush Cada's flopped top pair. The end came soon after when Cada completely bricked with a short stacked 9-7 shove leaving Phillips to celebrate his second WSOP bracelet.
A hat tip too for Surrey's Najib Kamand who managed to work his start of play short stack into a fourth place finish and with it $153,578.
The final table positions and payouts were as follows:
1. Carter Phillips – $664,130
2. Joe Cada – $412,424
3. Tom Chambers – $290,875
4. Cherish Andrews – $210,083
5. Najib Kamand – $153,578
6. Max Lehmanski – $113,618
7. Michael Aron – $85,043
8. Jonathan Poche – $64,399
9. Huy Quach – $49,333