Two more bracelet wins to catch up on as Ernest Bohn registers his first Hendon Mob cash by winning a Stud event, and a man who didn’t know how to play most of the games wins the H.O.R.S.E
“You are weird,” my drunken father said with a cigarette hanging from his lip while placing his bacon into an inch of vegetable oil.
His astonishment came because I was eating a plate of broccoli.
He has smoked, drank, and eaten his entire life terribly. But I have no doubt he will go on to outlive me. Sometimes, life throws up these rarities that manage to prove the stereotype wrong.
And it seems it happens in poker.
At the start of the 48th Annual World Series of Poker, anyone listening to anything that Daniel Negreanu or Fedor Holz had to say would have learned that to them, sleep was the key to success.
Negreanu and Holz share more than $55m in live tournament earnings.
Until a few days ago, Ernest Bohn had earned $0 in live tournament earnings. And when he took down Event #40: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8-or-Better, for his first ever live cash, the 68-year old whose regular action is a $0.50/$1 home game, told the press that the key to his win was only getting 2-3 hours of sleep a night.
Bohn managed to defeat 595 players, and a final table that included one of the hottest properties in the business, Justin Bonomo, potential WSOP Poker of Hall of Famer, Max Pescatori, and the multiple bracelet winner Ted Forrest. And all the while he was listening to his country music.
Not everyone has to abide by the stereotypical story that society likes to sell.
Bohn defeated Bill Kohler in heads-up action, a slightly annoying fact for Kohler as he also finished runner-up in this event back in 2009. The $173,228 prize money is going to good use. Bohn and his wife of 46-years are going to do a spot of travelling, where he will bungee jump off The Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado, wrestle with Polar Bears in Churchill, Manitoba, and eat Blowfish in Tokyo, Japan.
Final Table Results
1. Ernest Bohn – $173,228
2. Bill Kohler – $107,063
3. Hal Rotholz – $74,200
4. Tim Finne – $52,272
5. Justin Bonomo – $37,441
6. Max Pescatori – $27,275
7. Shannon Petluck – $20,214
8. Ted Forrest – $15,245
Other players who went deeper than an x-ray were the former WSOP bracelet winner Steve Jelinek (11th), noted poker authority David Sklansky (13th), and the former WSOP Main Event Champion Joe Hachem (21st).
Matthew Schreiber Wins Event #44: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E
If you have ever wondered what games make up a game of H.O.R.S.E then here they are:
• Limit Hold’em
• Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
• Seven Card Stud
• Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
If you want to win a WSOP H.O.R.S.E event, logic states you need to be exceptional in all five formats.
Or, maybe not?
Matthew Schreiber is the latest player to win a WSOP H.O.R.S.E title, and that’s rather unusual given he doesn’t know too much about Stud or Hi-Lo, and called his understanding of Razz, ‘fuctional.’
I can only imagine the 34-year old must be the Fedor Holz of Limit Hold’em.
Before his victory, Schreiber’s only other cash in a non-Hold’em event came earlier in the series when he finished 13th in a Mixed Triple Draw Lowball event. The $256,226 prize is the highest of his career.
He defeated 399 players to win the title, one less than last year, after defeating Philip Hui in heads-up action. Schreiber began heads-up with a 3:1 chip lead, and finished off his opponent in exceedingly quick fashion.
Final Table Results
1. Matthew Schreiber – $256,226
2. Phil Hui – $158,361
3. David Steicke – $107,458
4. Tom Koral – $74,382
5. Ryan Himes – $52,542
6. Hanks Honig – $37,892
7. Ryan Hughes – $27,910
8. Brendan Taylor – $21,007
9. Valentin Vornicu – $16,165
Other poker princes who came close to wearing the crown were Mike ‘The Mouth’ Matusow (11th), partypoker Million Sochi winner Dmitry Chop (12th), and Phil Hellmuth’s best mate Brandon Cantu (23rd).