Anthony Zinno wins WSOP HORSE for his second bracelet this week

Jon Pill
Published by:
Posted on 10/16/2021

Anthony Zinno has done it again, taking down the 2021 WSOP Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

This event rotates through five games, changing games every six hands. The games in question are: limit Texas hold’em, limit Omaha, razz, seven card stud, and Omaha hi-lo eights or better.

That’s two bracelets and a Hellmuth blow-up in under a week. Zinno’s previous 2021 bracelet was in Event #19, which was the $10k seven-card stud championship event.

Zinno also has two previous bracelets, one in a pot-limit Omaha high roller in 2015, and one in a PLO8 event in 2019. That brings his total to four, with just one quarter of those bracelets in hold’em events (this H.O.R.S.E. title).

When asked the obvious question about how his fourth bracelet felt, he answered: “The feeling is indescribable. Poker is my passion. To be so fortunate and run so well — what can I say?”

Event recap

The event attracted 594 players for a prize pool of $792,990, of which $160,636 went to Zinno for his first place finish.

The H.O.R.S.E. event must be one of the toughest fields at the $1,500 price point. When the bubble broke at 90 players, there were 16 bracelet winners in the field, with 35 bracelets between them. These included Shaun Deeb, Jason Somerville, Brian Hastings, David Williams, John Monette, Jason McKeehan, Ari Engel (who just missed this final table), and Zinno’s eventual heads-up opponent Randy Ohel.

Once it came down to Zinno v. Ohel, the stacks leaned heavily in Zinno’s favor. Ohel had 5.5 million in chips. Zinno had 9.5 million.

Heads up play began with stud. They managed a few full rotations of all five games before razz came around for the last time and blew everything up.

By this time the betting limits were at 200,000-400,000 and Ohel’s stack had slipped to 3 million.

Ohel was all in on 5th street with a draw to an 8-low. Zinno called and showed a made ten-low.

The dealer gave each player their last two cards. Ohel’s final hand was 6x2x/8x2xJxQx/2x for a Q-J-low while Zinno showed A♣4/3♣6T♣Jx/Tx for a T-6-low.

Ohel won $99,276 for his second-place finish.

2021 WSOP Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. complete final table results

PositionPlayer NamePayout
1stAnthony Zinno$160,636
2ndRandy Ohel$99,276
3rdChristopher Adams$69,585
4thKao “Flexx” Saechao$49,597
5thDarren Kennedy$35,957
6thPaul Holder$26,523
7thCurtis Phelps$19,911
8thMax Pescatori$11,845
9thMichael Rosenberg$11,845

Featured image source: PokerGO