Jim Collopy beats star-studded final table of 2021 WSOP $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.

Jon Pill
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Posted on: October 19, 2021 3:01 am EDT

2021 WSOP Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. gave us another fantastic final table packed with big names. In fact, the whole field of 282 players was sprinkled with recognizable names and faces.

In the WSOP HORSE games, play cycles every six hands, rotating among five games: Limit Texas hold ’em, limit Omaha, razz, seven-card stud, and stud hi-lo eights or better. Players need to be good at four of the games and lucky at razz in order to win.

With 282 entries, the post-rake prize pool came out to $752,940, of which $172,823 was earmarked for the first-place finisher.

When play closed with 20 players left at the end of Day 2, there were still enough great players in the mix that mere random selection would probably have given us a stacked final table.

Maria Ho tweeted about the strange experience of playing live again.

“That day 3 #WSOP bag hits different after playing almost no live #poker over the last two years,” Ho wrote.

Day 3 and the final table

Among those who just missed making the final table were Barbara Enright (16th – $8,200) and Brandon Shack-Harris (14th – $8,200), and the official final table bubble-boy, David Williams (9th – $13,989).

Still standing when the final table came around were Maria Ho, Daniel Negreanu, Jim Collopy, Michael Trivett, and Eli Elezra, who held a commanding chip lead going in.

Jen Harman tweeted about the table: “Many of my friends at the FT of the 3000 Horse event @wsop. @RealKidPoker [Negreanu], @elielezra1, and @MariaHo. I’m pretty sure will be streamed live tonight @PokerGO Good luck to you all. I will be home watching and rooting!”

One by one the biggest names fell away. Negreanu took 8th, Ho took 5th, and Elezra took 4th.

In the end, only Jim Collopy and Ahmed Mohamed were left. Collopy was playing for his second bracelet. His previous bracelet came in 2013’s WSOP Asia-Pacific AU$1,650 PLO event.

Collopy went into heads up play with a substantial lead of 8.8 million chips to 2.5 million. He followed through, quickly cutting Mohamed’s stack down to just 650,000.

During a razz round, with betting limits at 120,000-240,000, Mohamed called a bet every street to turn over a 8-7-low, only to be just pipped by Collopy’s 8-6-low.

Mohamed won $107,428 for his second place finish.

2021 WSOP Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. complete final table results

PositionPlayer NamePayout
1stJim Collopy$172,823
2ndAhmed Mohamed$107,428
3rdParamjit Gill$74,346
4thEli Elezra$53,986
5thMaria Ho$39,423
6thMichael Trivett$29,436
7thQinghai Pan$22,462
8thDaniel Negreanu$17,526

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