Friday, June 29, 2007

WSOP Day 28: Freddy Deeb Wins $50K HORSE

By Pauly

2007 HORSE Champion - Freddy Deeb
Photo courtesy of Flipchip

My Main Man Freddy Deeb came from behind to win the $50K HORSE event. He won the most respected bracelet that the WSOP has to offer after he outlasted a difficult field of 148 players. His final table was not an easy one and it took him a grueling 14.5 hours, but at exactly 5am Las Vegas time, Deeb eventually won his second bracelet and took down $2,276,832 for first place. That can buy him a lot of crazy shirts.
HORSE Final Table Money Winners:
1. Freddy Deeb - $2,276,832
2. Bruno Fitoussi - $1,278,720
3. John Hanson - $852,480
4. Amnon Filippi - $586,080
5. Kenny Tran - $444,000
6. David Singer - $337,440
7. Barry Greenstein - $259,296
8. Thor Hansen - $188,256
Although the event was not as long as last year's, it was exhausting to cover. I spent almost 18 hours at the Rio on Thursday and it was sun up when I left close to 6am.

Congrats to Deeb, Bruno Fitoussi, and all the media that hung around to the end. Plenty of people (both fans and media) left early but a handful of true die hards in the media stuck around to watch the end. You're all aces in my book and I admire your dedication, especially BJ and Flipchip.

I wish I could write more about the final table, but I'm pressed for time. Agter a couple of hours of sleep, I have to go back to work and cover Day 2 of NL Short Handed. I will try to write some stuff throughout the day, on my dinner break, and as soon as I get home.

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Don't forget to check out LasVegasVegas for Flipchip's WSOP photos and there's the Poker Prof's cool 2007 WSOP Info page.

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