Event #2 of the 2021 WSOP is the $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. tournament. This event is new to the 2021 WSOP, and will rotate through five games: Limit Hold’em, Omaha Hi-Lo, Razz, Seven Card Stud, and Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo. This three-day tournament is set to begin on Thursday, September 30.

High-roller H.O.R.S.E. tournaments in the WSOP like this year’s H.O.R.S.E. event attract some of the toughest fields in the  series. The  expensive buy-in, added to the necessity to play five  poker variants at a high level made this tournament a tough sell for non-professional tournament players. That was proven out by the small field of  78 entries. Jesse Klein was an exception. As a result, he now has a WSOP gold bracelet and a first-place prize of $552,182.

Klein had a total of five  live cashes on his Hendon mob page prior to his victory  Saturday night. All five of those  came in No-Limit Hold’em tournaments, and all were in Atlantic City between 2008 and 2010, totaling just $23,100. It’s obvious that this Pennsylvania native wouldn’t have been favorite to score high in this event.

From 2006 through 2009, the WSOP ran a $50,000 World Championship H.O.R.S.E. tournament that has since been replaced by the eight-game $50,000 Poker Players Championship. The $25,000 H.O.R.S.E. event’s debut at the 2021 WSOP gives high rollers in the mixed-game scene and H.O.R.S.E. purists another gold bracelet to go after this summer.

Read about the 2021 WSOP Event #2 winner here

Pay Outs

Rank Player Nationality Prize
Jesse Klein United States +552182
Benny Glaser United Kingdom +341274
David Benyamine France +236626
Chad Eveslage United States +168218
Philip Sternheimer United States +124935