Event 27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

Time to Get Back on the H.O.R.S.E.

Aaron Steury after winning his bracelet last year.

Where does the time go? That’s the question we asked ourselves while preparing for Event #27 of the 2012 World Series of Poker. There have been events of all variations, but today is the first time they’re all combined into one tournament. That’s right, it’s time for $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.!

Players will be competing in five poker disciplines: Limit Hold’em, Omaha Eight or Better, Razz, Seven Card Stud, and Seven Card Stud Eight or better. Last year, Aaron Steury demonstrated his aptitude at all five by navigating a field of 963 players on his way to capturing his first gold bracelet and a $289,283 top prize.

He defeated a stacked final table that included David “ODB” Baker (7th-$32,150), Jonathan Tamayo (8th-$84,516), Adam Friedman (3rd-$121,437) and Michael Chow (2nd-$178,691), all of which we expect to return today to seek revenge. In addition, we expect the biggest names in poker to come take their shot at adding their name to this list:

Post 2004 H.O.R.S.E. Winners

2011Aaron Steury963$289,283
2010Konstantin Puchkov828$256,820
2009**Zachary Fellows452$311,899
2009James Van Alstyne770$247,033
2008**Jens Voertmann414$298,253
2008James Schaaf803$256,412
2007***James Richberg382$238,881
2007****Ralph Schwartz192$275,683
2004*Scott Fischman166$100,200

*Featured $2,000 buy-in.
**Featured $3,000 buy-in.
***Featured $2,500 buy-in.
****Featured $5,000 buy-in.

Action is set to get underway at Noon PST, which is a little over an hour from now. We’ll be on hand to bring you all the action from the Brasilia Room here at the Rio, so check back then for everything H.O.R.S.E.!

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