WSOP 2010 Event 43 - Ian Gordon Wins HORSE World Championship
Event #43 at the 2010 World Series of Poker was the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship. 241 players turned out to take the last H.O.R.S.E. bracelet of the year and $611,666 in prize money.
WSOP 2010 Event 43 winner Ian Gordon
Day 1 saw the field of the WSOP HORSE Championship shrink from 241 players down to 169 players. Day 2 saw the money bubble reached by the end of the day with Cyndy Violette and Tommy Hang going out on the same hand to split 25th place prize money. Other players that made the money in this event once Day 3 play resumed were Allen Kessler, Al Barbieri, Robert Mizrachi, Micheal Chow, and Scott Fischman.
This was a very strong final table headlined by Eugene Katchalov, Richard Ashby, Matt Glantz, Carlos Mortensen, Nick Schulman, and Marco Traniello. Matt Glantz was the chip leader going into final table play. Here were the chip counts at the start of play:
Heads-up play would be between Richard Ashby and Ian Gordon. Gordon held a huge chip lead at the start of heads-up action and play lasted only one hand. Ashby four-bet pre-flop during Holdem and tried to get Gordon to put him all-in, but Gordon elected to just call. On a flop of 10h-8d-6h, Gordon check-raised a bet from Ashby and was called. The turn fell the 10c and Gordon bet out. Ashby moved all-in with Ad-Jd and Gordon made the call with pocket nines. The river fell the Kd and Ian Gordon is the Event #43 Champion.
Ian Gordon took home the H.O.R.S.E. World Championship bracelet and $611,666 in prize money. Congratulations.
The final table payouts are below: