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2009 WSOP - David Bach Wins Event 49 - $50,000 H.O.R.S.E.

1 July 2009, By:
David "Gunslinger" Bach from Athens, GA won Event 49, $50,000 H.O.R.S.E., at the 2009 World Series of Poker and took home $1,276,806 in prize money.
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David "Gunslinger" Bach from Athens, GA won Event 49, $50,000 H.O.R.S.E., at the 2009 World Series of Poker and took home $1,276,806 in prize money.

Bach is a 37-year-old professional poker player who's been playing seriously on the tournament circuit for about six years. He claimed the prestigious H.O.R.S.E. title after the second longest final table in the history of the WSOP. Bach was very proud of his achievement.

David bach wins 2009 WSOP Event 49

"I have a lot of friends and family and I write e-mails to them every night.  Two nights ago, I said to them, 'this is really the gold bracelet I should win.'  This is the game I am best at.  This is the tournament I want to win the most.  If I am going to breakthrough and win, this is the right one," Bach said

The heads-up battle against John Hanson lasted several hours, and the chip lead changed seven times between the two players.

"I almost had (John Hanson) beat and he came all the way back to even.  I had to keep in reminding myself to just keep in fighting and play well....He wanted to play big pots with big hands. He was content to let me chip a little bit here and a little bit there. When I did play a pot with him, I usually had the worst hand.  I think I was kind of freerolling off all of those small pots that I won," Bach said.

Prior to becoming a poker player, Bach was a professional bowler, and he thinks that helped win the H.O.R.S.E. tournament.

"In bowling, you have to control your body and your mind at the same time.  In poker, you only have to control your mind.  So, all that training of controlling the mind and body helps make the pressure of poker much easier."

2009 WSOP Event 49 - H.O.R.S.E.

Buy-in: $50,000
Entrants: 95
Prize pool: $4,560,000

Final results:


Bach, David

$1 276 806


Hanson, John

$789 199


Sagstrom, Erik

$522 393


Lunkin, Vitaly

$368 812


Seed, Huck

$276 609


Wahlbeck, Ville

$219 655


Giang, Chau

$184 087


Seidel, Erik

$162 381


Hansen, Gustav

$123 895


Wattel, Michael

$123 895


Dehkharghani, Raymond

$99 590


Chiu, David

$99 590


Guoga, Antanas

$83 630


Deeb, Kaseem "Freddy"

$83 630


Billirakis, Steve

$72 914


Kabbaj, John

$72 914


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