WSOP Event #17 and Event #18 - $1,500 HORSE and $1,500 NLHE

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2011. June 15.
American online pro <strong>Aaron Steury</strong> won the $1, 500 HORSE (<em>WSOP </em>#17) event, defeating <strong>Michael Chow</strong> heads-up. The $1,500 NLHE (<em>WSOP </em>#18) title went to <strong>Foster Hays</strong>, who earned his first live tournament victory ever.
Eight players out of the 17 who returned on Day 3 of WSOP Event #17 $1, 500 HORSE were seated at the final table, the chip counts of which being as follows:

WSOP Event 17 Final Table Stacks

First out was Paolo Compagno, followed by David Baker a couple of hands later. WSOP 2005 $2,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo champion Denis Ethier got railed next in Stud by Steury, who then moved on to eliminate Ron Ware as well in Hold’em. It was also him to send Jonathan Tamayo to the rail, calling his all-in in Omaha-8.

With the elimination of Adam Friedman, Steury and Chow were left to play heads-up, but it was over in an instant with the first major hand of the session (Stud-8):

Steury: ({#}A {#}8 ) {#}A {#}6 {#}K {#}3 ({#}5 )
Chow: ({#}J {#}J ) {#}3 {#}5 {#}8 {#}T ({#}2 )

Aaron Steury
Aaron Steury

Steury won with a pair of aces. ‘NDGrinder’ has participated in WSOP championships since 2008, and this is his first bracelet ever. The end results are seen below.

WSOP Event 17 Final Table Winnings

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WSOP Event 18 Final Table Stacks

On Day 4, the final table of WSOP Event #18 $1,500 NLHE continued with the 6-handed play at Level 31 (15,000/60,000/120,000). Robert Koss was quick to be eliminated, shoving with {#}A {#}J . Hays called and showed KQ that gave him the top pair on the {#}9 {#}8 {#}7 {#}Q {#}2 board. Stanley Tavanese was out in 5th place. After Allan Le was also sent to the rail, the heads-up followed with the elimination of Jeffrey Lavelle, still at Level 31.

Hays started with a lead of over 3:1 against Casey Kelton, but the latter managed to double up twice, temporarily even taking the lead. The final hand was played at Level 33 (30,000/100,000/200,000) with Hays ahead a bit; they were all-in on the {#}9 {#}7 {#}4 flop.

Hays: {#}J {#}9
Kelton: {#}A {#}J

Turn: {#}7
River: {#}Q

Foster Hays
Foster Hays

Hays won with two pairs, gaining his first live tournament victory ever. The results of the 9-handed final table are as follows:

WSOP Event 18 Final Table Winnings

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