Wild and wacky Saturday night in Las Vegas. Couple more bracelets up for grabs. Three events were bearing down on a final tables, but only one bracelet was awarded out. Event #15 $1,500 HORSE needed a fourth day to determine a winner. This time, the HORSEAMENT final table needed an additional day to play out the heads-up bout between Tim Frazin and Andrey Zhigalov. Frazin couldn't beat the Russian cash-game specialist and Zhigalov won his first bracelet.
Zhigalov previously made three final tables, but missed out on winning any bling. His best previous finish was fourth place in a Razz event last summer.
Event #15 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. - Final Results
The HORSE Donkament a.k.a. Horseament attracted 731 runners, er horses this year. The prize pool fell short of a cool million. The final table included Tim Frazin, Andrey Zhigalov, Scott Clements, Brad Smith, Nicky Derke, Sandeep Vasudev, J Smith, and Ismael Bojang.
This "horsemanet" final table featured one of the best Omaha 8 players in the world in Scott "BigRiskky" Clements. The two-time bracelet winner also has a WSOP Ring on his impressive resume. He also got $3.2 million in career tournament earnings.
Clements has final tabled at least once WSOP every year since the summer of 2011, although he hasn't won a bracelet since 2007. He won his first piece of bling in 2006 with a victory in $3,000 Omaha 8. In 2007, he shipped his second bracelet with a win in a PLO donkament.
BigRiskky was seeking his third-career bracelet, but Clements' run ended when he was knocked out in seventh place. He'll have to wait another day to win bling numero tres.
When Day 3 concluded, Andrey Zhigalov and Timothy Frazin were still alive and amidst a heads-up battle. Action got suspended and they came back to play for a fourth day. At that point. they had sparred for a couple of hours without any end in sight.
After a night's rest, the two returned and when action resumed on Saturday, Zhigalov led 3M to 2.5M. Frazin couldn't hold off the Russian and he busted in second place.
Damjan Radanov bubbled off the final table in tenth place.
Legendary online grinder Calvin "Cal42688" Anderson was in attendance. He cashed in 49th place.
Notables who cashed in this event included... Kate Hoang, Barry Greenstein, Calvin Anderson, Tony Ma, Mark Gregorich, Jon Breneman, John Holley, Michael Berger, Jose Arenstein, Brian Hastings, Jame Opie, Vincent Kolly, Mitch Mitchener, Roland Israelashvili, Kevin Gerason Stockfish, Rep Porter, Billy Kopp, Aaron Pinson, Tommy Hunt, Manelic Minaya, Matt Vengrin, Kevin Iacofano, Matt Mortensen, Porter Lambert, Aaron Dermer, Johnny Price, Yosuke Sekiya, Robert Goldfarb, Ryan Hughes, Bill Tracey, Derek Raymond, Hugh Joiner, Ken Po, Andrey Zaichenko, and Todd Ickow.
2018 WSOP - Event #15 $1,500 HORSE
Prize Pool: $986,850
Final Table Results:
1. Andrey Zhigalov (Russia) $202,787
2. Tim Frazin (USA) $125,336
3. Bradley Smith (Canada) $87,769
4. Matt Woodward (USA) $62,379
5. Nicholas Derke (USA) $45,006
6. Sandeep Vasudevan (USA) $32,971
7. Scott Clements (USA) $24,531
8. J Smith (USA) $18,541
9. Ismael Bojang (Austria) $14,240