John Hennigan Wins 2018 WSOP $10k HORSE – Earns 5th Gold Bracelet

john-hennigan-2018-wsopJohn Hennigan has beaten a field of 166 players to win the 2018 WSOP $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. tournament. This Event #27 victory gives the 47-year-old his fifth-career gold bracelet.

Hennigan now joins David Chiu, Allen Cunningham, John Juanda, Jason Mercier, Scotty Nguyen and Stu Ungar as other players who’ve won five WSOP bracelets.

In addition to joining these legends on another bracelet tier, Hennigan also added a $414,692 first-place payout to his bankroll.

Hennigan Survives Tilt to Take Down Event #27 HORSE

Following the tournament, Hennigan noted how fourth-place finisher Iraj Parvizi was really making things difficult on him and other players.

“It was a high-pressure final table. Iraj (Parvizi) yesterday was really putting everybody on tilt, me especially,” said Hennigan.

“The only guy I thought that held it together was David Baker. He played a great tournament in my opinion. It was a good learning experience for me because I was so tilted and kind of fell apart and got saved by the deck really. I had some very lucky situations when I was short, and it’s just a really nice win.”

Hennigan entered the final table eighth in chips. And he again brought up Parvizi, saying how the British amateur’s wild playing style kept everybody guessing.

“He (Parvizi) is getting in these big pots with not very good hands, and we’re all trying to play tight and last, and now he’s busting people out or killing their stack with kind of unorthodox, to say the least, plays,” recalled Hennigan.

“The tilt was born there and I was not immune to it. I can’t say enough about how well David Baker held up under that. He really played Iraj well and the rest of us didn’t.”

Heads-Up between Hennigan and Baker

Baker knocked Parvizi out in fourth, while Hennigan would deal the defining blow to Lee Salem (third place). The 5-time WSOP champion held a 5-to-3 chip advantage over Baker when heads-up play began.

Hennigan played well enough to reduce “Bakes” to one big blind. The latter was forced to shove with A-6, which actually put him ahead of Hennigan (J-3). But the latter benefited from a T-3-2-Q-Q board, which sealed his victory.

2018 WSOP $10k HORSE Final Table

1. John Hennigan – $414,692
2. David Baker – $256,297
3. Lee Salem – $179,216
4. Iraj Parvizi – $127,724
5. Randy Ohel – $92,808
6. Albert Daher – $68,783
7. Daniel Zack – $52,016
8. Michael Noori – $40,155

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