It’s a pro heavy field in today’s $3k buy-in HORSE event at the 2008 WSOP, and we’re not just saying that because David Benyamine and Greg Raymer are playing. Like any tournament that involves anything but just Hold’em, tonight’s HORSE event has drawn a who’s who of big name pros … way too
lazy many to be named.
We’re picking Chad Brown (photo above) as our early favorite, because he’s a solid all-around player and our photog snapped the great shot of him above before he busted in the $5k NLHE event. He’s the one wearing headphones for those who don’t follow poker and may not recognize him.
Early chip leaders in the tournament include Allen Kessler, who, as a side not, really needs to lay off the Facebook crack, Chau Giang, and Perry Friedman.
Annie Duke, a woman, is also off to a decent start while Shannon Elizabeth isn’t so much. She’s down almost 2k from the start and is bundled up in a jacket trying to stay warm in the Amazon Room. It’s a bit nippy in here right now, you may have noticed.
Get current chip counts here.