Brazil’s Murilo Souza Figueredo Scoops WSOP $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. Title And $207,003

There was a huge Brazilian celebration at the WSOP last night after Murilo Thiago Souza Figueredo took down the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. title and $207,003, his rail going wild when the final card appeared and Souzas quads were good for the win.

By: Andrew Burnett

On the busiest day of the 50th Anniversary World Series so far, the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. tournament had spilled over into an extra day – two hours of late night heads-up battle nowhere near enough to separate Figueredo and Jason Stockfish.

It would require another four hours yesterday to determine a winner, the little-known Brazilian (outside of his homeland that is) going for his first gold bracelet, while Stockfish was hoping to end a run of three runner-up spots in the WSOP.

It would prove to be second-best again for Jason, however, after his remaining chips went in and were met by Figueredo’s quad fours in an Omaha 8 or better hand.

The river bricked for a chop of the low half of the pot and suddenly the rail erupted, Figueredo’s friends and fellow players showering him with beer and hugs.

In his post-victory interview, an interpreter passed on the winner’s thoughts on the amazing celebration: "It's amazing. They're the best players from Brazil. I've known them for a long time. We've been playing poker together for more than 13 years. Winning here with them watching, I don't even have words to describe it."

Final results

1 Murilo Souza Figueredo $207,003
2 Jason Stockfish $127,932
3 Gary Kosakowski $89,730
4 Phillip Hui $63,860
5 Chris Klodnicki $46,127
6 Alex Dovzhenko $33,822
7 Joe Aronesty $25,181

 

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