Saturday, July 15, 2006

Chip Reese Wins $50K HORSE

Photo courtesy of Flipchip

Chip Reese confirmed why he's considered the best pro in the world by his peers. At 9:30am on a Saturday morning, he won the prestigious WSOP $50,000 buy-in HORSE tournament at the Rio. After twelve plus hours of play and 7.5 hours of heads-up action against Andy Bloch, Reese came from behind and took down the tournament and won over $1.7 million for first place.

Here are the $50K HORSE final table results:
1 Chip Reese $1,716,000
2 Andy Bloch $1,029,600
3 Phil Ivey $617,760
4 Jim Bechtel $549,120
5 TJ Cloutier $480,480
6 David Singer $411,840
7 Dewey Tomko $343,200
8 Doyle Brunson $274,560
9 Patrik Antonius $205,920
I missed the final hand. I passed out in my car in an attempt to take a nap. Jen Leo called me but I slept through the phone call. After a brutal 20+ hour day on Thursday, I couldn't survive being at the Rio for another 18+ hours.

Chip Reese - 2006 $50K Horse Champion

Congrats to Andy Bloch and Chip Reese.

By the way, you should read Harry Demetriou's post on Blonde Poker's forum called HORSE and Other WSOP Gripes. It's interesting to see a European player's perspective on the way the WSOP is being run.

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