WSOP Super Circuit Online Series 2021 NJCOOP 2021 MISCOOP partypoker Sunday LIVE
Event 18 - $10,000 World Championship Omaha Hi/Lo 8-or-better

Day 2 Concludes

We've reached the 3:00am cutoff time, and play has concluded for the night. Play began some 13 hours ago with 129 players still within arm's reach of a bracelet, and that field has been narrowed all the way down to 17 as things wrapped up. Chris Bjorin came into Day 2 with the chip lead, and he would ride that stack deep into the night. His effort would fall just short of a payday though, bubbling out in a disappointing 19th place.

The new honor of overnight chip leader will go to John Monnette. After a monstrous surge late in the day, he crammed 1,141,000 chips into the barely-big-enough thick plastic bag. Monnette has one final table under his belt already at this WSOP, and now he has his sights firmly set on another tomorrow.

Play will resume earlier than expected, at high noon tomorrow. The players seemed to want to argue the start time, but the tired eyes and weary legs pacified them enough to go along with the tournament staff. Once more, we'd like to sincerely apologize for our technical difficulties for the last few levels of play. The situation is beyond our control, and Harrah's assures us that the problem is being sorted out overnight. We'll see you at noon tomorrow!

John Rogers Eliminated in 18th Place ($26,922)

John Rogers raised preflop and Pat Pezzin called before they saw a {9-Hearts} {8-Hearts} {4-Diamonds} flop. Pezzin led out before Rogers moved all-in and was called.

Rogers opened {A-Spades} {K-Hearts} {6-Clubs} {4-Clubs} to Pezzin's {A-Hearts} {K-Spades} {K-Clubs} {3-Diamonds}. The turn came {7-Hearts} and river {4-Clubs} to to confirm Roger's exit.
Event 18 - $10,000 World Championship Omaha Hi/Lo 8-or-better
Day 2 Completed

Final Two Tables

Final Two Tables

With 18 players now remaining, the field has been re-drawn and combined into the final two tables. Here's how they're laid out:

Table 76
Seat 1: Scott Clements
Seat 2: Ben Boyd
Seat 3: Pat Pezzin
Seat 4: John Rogers
Seat 5: Alex Kravchenko
Seat 6: Sam Khouiss
Seat 7: John Monnette
Seat 8: Ville Wahlbeck
Seat 9: Yueqi Zhu

Table 77
Seat 1: Toto Leonidas
Seat 2: Cameron McKinley
Seat 3: Annie Duke
Seat 4: Tom Koral
Seat 5: Jacobo Fernandez
Seat 6: Daniel Alaei
Seat 7: Ted Lawson
Seat 8: Greg Jamison
Seat 9: Daniel Negreanu

Chris Bjorin Bubbles

Chris Bjorin was left very short stacked after doubling up Pat Pezzin moments before so when he made his move he was all in preflop. Ville Wahlbeck found {A-Clubs} {A-Spades} {5-Spades} {Q-Clubs} in the whole and called. Bjorin tabled {A-Hearts} {4-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds} {8-Hearts}.

The board ran {8-Clubs} {8-Diamonds} {K-Diamonds} {A-Diamonds} {J-Diamonds} The flush Bjorin needed came but it also brought the one-outer full house for Wahlbeck to claim the pot and make Bjorin our bubble boy, going out in 19th place.

Zolotow Bows Out

Steve Zolotow was crippled a few hands ago when he ran the second-nut flush into Scott Clements' nut flush. With less than 50,000 chips left now, Zolotow got all in before the flop on what would be his final hand. His nemesis, Scott Clements, was right there to put Zolotow's tournament life at risk.

Zolotow: {A-Diamonds} {2-Spades} {4-Clubs} {7-Clubs}
Clements: {K-Clubs} {10-Spades} {4-Hearts} {3-Diamonds}

The board ran out sour for Zolotow as it came {9-Spades} {8-Diamonds} {3-Hearts} {K-Diamonds} {8-Hearts}. With his two pair, eights and threes, Scott Clements delivered the final blow to Zolotow, eliminating him in 20th place, just two spots shy of the money.

Top Chip Counts

John Monnette - 960,000
Sam Khouiss - 515,000
Yueqi Zhu - 400,000
Daniel Alaei - 330,000

Those are the top four as they sit right now. We'll post full counts when the break hits in five minutes.

Making a Monnette Out of a Molehill

John Monnette raised first-in from under the gun. Chris Bjorin and Ville Wahlbeck both called further down the line, and it was three-handed to the flop.

It came {J-Clubs} {8-Spades} {4-Hearts}, and all three players checked. On fourth street, the {Q-Clubs} hit the board, and Monnette fired a bullet. Bjorin and Wahlbeck both called. The river brought the {6-Clubs}, and Monette fired again. Bjorin had enough fun and ducked out of the way, but Wahlbeck put in the call.

Monnette tabled {A-Clubs} {2-Spades} {5-Clubs} {9-Hearts}, taking down the full pot with the nut low and the nut flush. After a few recent exchanges, including that last one, John Monnette is now the chip leader, just eclipsing the 800,000-chip mark.

A Sam Khouiss Update!

Jacobo Fernandez raised to open the pot from middle position, and everyone's favorite Aussie, Sam Khouiss, re-raised from the cutoff seat. Fernandez called, and it was heads up.

The flop came {8-Clubs} {10-Hearts} {10-Clubs}, and Fernandez check-called a bet from Khouiss. Both players checked the {3-Spades} on the turn, and the {A-Diamonds} hit the river. Fernandez now put out a bet of his own, and Khouiss made the call.

Fernandez showed {A-Clubs} {4-Clubs} {5-Spades} {6-Spades}, and Khouiss turned over {A-Hearts} {Q-Spades} {6-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds}. His queen kicker made his aces up the best high hand, while Fernandez took his own money back by snagging the low half.

Fernandez - 240,000
Khouiss - 465,000