2010 World Series of Poker

Event #25: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship
Day: 2
Event Info

2010 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Level Info
90,000 / 180,000

Official Day 2 Chip Counts (REVISED) (full)

Player Chips Progress
Michael Chow us
Michael Chow
WSOP 1X Winner
Abe Mosseri us
Abe Mosseri
WSOP 2X Winner
Sam Farha us
Sam Farha
WSOP 3X Winner
Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
WSOP 1X Winner
Sergey Altbregin ru
Sergey Altbregin
Mike Sexton us
Mike Sexton
WSOP 1X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Steve Wong nl
Steve Wong
Tai Nguyen us
Tai Nguyen
Jean-Robert Bellande us
Jean-Robert Bellande
WSOP 1X Winner
Tony Merksick
Tony Merksick
David "Bakes" Baker us
David "Bakes" Baker
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 3X Winner
John Cernuto us
John Cernuto
WSOP 3X Winner
Oleg Shamardin
Oleg Shamardin
James Dempsey gb
James Dempsey
WSOP 1X Winner
Mikael Thuritz se
Mikael Thuritz
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
Steve Zolotow us
Steve Zolotow
WSOP 2X Winner
Barry Hartheimer
Barry Hartheimer
Yueqi Zhu cn
Yueqi Zhu
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner
Chino Rheem us
Chino Rheem
$25K Fantasy
John D'Agostino us
John D'Agostino
Eric Baldwin us
Eric Baldwin
WSOP 2X Winner
Jose De Paz
Jose De Paz

Event #25: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship

Day 2 Completed

Bag It and Tag It

Could it be bracelet #2 for Chow?
Could it be bracelet #2 for Chow?

It's official, Day 2 has come and gone. When the day began, 145 players returned from the 212 that entered this $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship. All were vying for the $488,237 first-place prize, but only 27 of them wound up leaving the building with their pockets more full than when they came in.

Barry Greenstein, Chad Brown, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Nick Schulman and Chris Ferguson and Carlos Mortensen were some of the big names that returned to the felt for play today, but none of them reached the money. All of them may have fallen short, but their pain wasn't as great as Dale Phillips, who finished as the bubble boy of the tournament after Jean-Robert Bellande did him in with jacks full.

Finishing in the money, but not finishing the day, were Dan Heimiller (27th), Pat Pezzin (26th), Huck Seed (25th) and Jeffrey Lisandro (24th). All earned a payday of $17,138 and got to go to sleep a little bit earlier than the rest of the crew tonight.

Moving on to Day 3 are plenty of big names and big players inlcuding Eric Baldwin, Chino Rheem, "Miami" John Cernuto and John D'Agostino. Michael Chow also still remains as he continues his quest for another Omaha Hi-Low bracelet. Chow won Event No. 4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better at the beginning of the Series. This could be a start of something big for Chow if he can final table this event and ultimately win it. It'd be very reminiscent of Lisandro's three bracelets last year in Stud variants.

You can't forget about David "Bakes" Baker either. Baker final tabled the $50,000 Player's Championship and then won a bracelet in the $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship. He's having an amazing WSOP thus far and is alive again in this one moving to the final day.

Eugene Katchalov may be building a story of his own on top of everything that's going on as well. Katchalov was down to just one chip, one yellow T,1000 chip in the small blind when the blinds were 4,000-8,000. He's since stormed back and closed out the day with 463,000 chips. It'd be a remarkable story if he could come back from one chip to take home the title.

Your chip leader going into Day 3 will be Chow with 600,000 chips and he'll return to head the final pack of 23 later on today at 3:00 p.m. local time here in Las Vegas. Be sure to be right back here on PokerNews for all the live updates from the floor. We'll see you then!

More Chips for Katchalov

There was one last big pot on Red 375 to end the night, and it ended poorly for Chino Rheem and Jose de Paz. Rheem raised pre-flop and was called by Paz, Eugene Katchalov and Tony Merksick. After two checks, Rheem continued on a flop of {k-Hearts} {3-Spades} {7-Clubs}. Paz and Katchalov called; Merksick folded.

When the turn came {4-Spades}, Katchalov led out. Rheem raised and Paz called all in. Katchalov also called. He led out again on the {j-Hearts} river. This time Rheem chose to call. Katchalov turned over {a-Hearts} {2-Spades} {j-Clubs} {j-Diamonds}, the nut low and a set of jacks. That was better than Rheem's {a-Clubs} {3-Clubs} {5-Hearts} {k-Diamonds}, two pair and the second nut low. Rheem was scooped for the side pot.

As for the main pot Paz opened {a-Diamonds} {9-Spades} {4-Hearts} {2-Hearts}. He had only a pair of four for high and the same nut low as Katchalov. Katchalov therefore got three-quarters of the main pot. He's made a pretty amazing comeback from his lone 1,000 in chips.

Tags: Eugene KatchalovChino RheemJose de Paz

Zhu Triples Up

So much for being crippled. Yuegi Zhu has the slightest breathing room after a series of all-in hands catapaulted him to 125,000 in chips. He was all in on a flop of {4-Hearts} {k-Clubs} {q-Hearts} against Mikael Thuritz and Jose De Paz. Zhu's {9-Hearts} {j-Clubs} {4-Clubs} {7-Spades} wound up best as the turn and river came {2-Hearts} and {10-Clubs} to give Zhu a king-high straight.

Tags: Yuegi Zhu

Sammy Back Up

On the flop of {K-Spades}{10-Clubs}{5-Hearts}, Sammy Farha check-called a bet from Sergey Altbregin. The turn then brought the {8-Spades} and Farha bet out first, Altbregin called. The river completed the board with the {9-Spades} and both players checked.

Farha tabled the {K-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} and won the pot. He's back up to 490,000 in chips now.

Tags: Sammy FarhaSergey Altbregin