WSOP Event #49: Donkeys make way for the HORSE

wsop2009_thn.gifThe announcement came late last night. The $50,000 HORSE event's Day 2 would be delayed by two hours. The reason? A $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em bracelet event was sold out and was going to fill 3,000 seats. There wouldn't be room for the big one.

Among the World Series regulars, this type of massive event has a name. This is the WSOP's version of a donkament*. Hence, until enough donkeys were dead, the HORSE folks couldn't make it into the pasture.

By 4pm, there was enough room and the $50,000 HORSE World Championship is now underway.

Still in action as we kick off are Daniel Negreanu, Alexander Kravchenko, Barry Greenstein, Greg Raymer, Chad Brown, and Bill Chen. They will play five levels today before breaking for Day 3.

Here's a look at how all the Team Pros finished up last night.

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*Hey, we didn't come up with the name, so don't get on our case. As far as we're concerned, if you can beat a 3,000 player field at any amount, you're pretty good. That said, you do have do wade through a lot of donkeys to get there.

Brad Willis
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