World Series of Poker Europe Event 2 H.O.R.S.E.

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2008 World Series of Poker Europe Event 2

Event #1 | Event #2 | Event #3 | Main Event

Event 2 Day 1 -- H.O.R.S.E.

There were 110 entries for the H.O.R.S.E. event, with each player paying 1500 Pounds for the right to do so. In the field were Gus Hansen, Daniel Negreanu, Andreas Krause, Barney Boatman, Sherkhan Farnood, David Williams, Robert Williamson III, John Kabbaj, Jason Grey, John Juanda, Bruno Fitoussi and Mike Matusow just to name a few.

The prize pool rose to 275,000 with the champion walking away with 75,000 and a gold WSOP bracelet. There will be 16 places paid in this event and it will be played over a 3 day period.

By the end of Day 1, there were 56 who will move on to the next round. Here are the top 9 with chip counts:

  1. Phil Ivey -- 59,200
  2. Phil Hellmuth -- 54,200
  3. Woody Deck -- 37,500
  4. Bruce Yamron -- 34,700
  5. Erik Albinsson -- 32,400
  6. A. Osborne -- 31,900
  7. Yuval Bronshtein -- 31,900
  8. Joe Beevers -- 31,300
  9. Issac Hayton -- 30,800

Event 2 Day 2 -- H.O.R.S.E.

The action was fast and furious with the 56 from Day 1. Officials had the goal in mind to play until the 9 for the final table were established, but the day ended with 12 names. Action will continue at 2:30 pm in London. Below is the payout schedule for the final table and the names of the 12 players from Day 2 with chip counts:

  1. 76,999
  2. 48,125
  3. 30,250
  4. 22,000
  5. 17,188
  6. 13,750
  7. 11,000
  8. 8,938
  9. 6,875
  1. Howard Lederer -- 208,500
  2. Sherkhan Farnood -- 141,500
  3. Yuval Bronshtein -- 133,500
  4. Phil Ivey -- 114,500
  5. Jeff Duvall -- 112,000
  6. Spencer Lawrence -- 88,500
  7. Jeffrey Lisandro -- 82,500
  8. Ivo Donev -- 78,000
  9. Mark Gregorich -- 62,500
  10. Erik Albinsson -- 43,000
  11. Raul Paez -- 17,500

Event 2 Final Table -- H.O.R.S.E.

The winner is Sherkhan Farnood. This was Farnood's first WSOP gold bracelet victory. He now has six career WSOP in-the-money finishes. This was his fourth final table appearance. Farnood also made it to the final table of last year's WSOPE Pot-Limit Omaha championship (6th place). Farnood collected first place prize money totaling 76,999, equivalent to about $192,894 in US dollars. Could there now be such a thing as 31 million gold bracelet winners? Perhaps. "This is for the people of Afghanistan," Farnood proudly announced in a post-tournament interview. "Because (I won), all the people of my country have a gold bracelet with me."

When heads-up play began, rival Ivo Donev enjoyed a 3 to 2 chip advantage over Sherkhan Farnood. However Farnood recovered from an all-in situation late and stormed back to dominate the final 30 minutes of play. Farnood scooped virtually every pot in the later stages of the tournament.


Some other top names that did not make the final table out of the 12 who started were Phil Hellmuth Jr. in a 12th place finish, Issac Haxton in 13th, Mark Gregorich in 14th, Marc Goodwin in 15th and David Williams finishing in 16th.


Event #2 Champion Sherkhan Farnood

  1. Sherkhan Farnood -- 76,999
  2. Ivo Donev -- 48,125
  3. Howard Lederer -- 30,250
  4. Jeff Duvall -- 22,000
  5. Mark Gregorich -- 17,188
  6. Phil Ivey -- 13,750
  7. Jeffrey Lisandro -- 11,000
  8. Spencer Lawrence -- 8,938
  9. Erik Albinsson -- 6,875
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