But before we get to the cool stuff, let's talk about some of the smaller fishes that swam in the sea of poker today. They are nice fish as well, just not as fancy as the sea H.O.R.S.E.
Event 44, Omaha Hi-Lo Split played down to the final table today. It looked like it would be an early night for everyone as we reached the final ten by 11:30 p.m.
But once seats were re-drawn, the pace of the game reached a whole new level. Nobody was willing to risk their seat at the final table. One player, Marvin Ryan, wanted to get to the final nine so badly that he decided not to play any hands at all during the final ten-handed play. He didn't even look at his cards most of the time.
Oh but we did. We saw daylight before we could say good morning. The H.O.R.S.E. tournament, in good tradition, played on into the early hours of the day and by 6 a.m. we had a winner.
Freddy Deeb is the new $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. Event champion.
After going at it against Bruno Fatoussi in a long give-and-take debacle, Deeb took the title in a game of Seven Card Stud Eight-or-Better, with a pair of fives and an 8-7 low.
Click here to see Deeb's winning hand.
Make sure you check PokerListings.com for Matthew Showell's interview with the winner. Until then, good night, and good day.
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