Welcome back for Day 2 of Event #11, the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship. Yesterday's 202 starters were reduced to 164 over the course of the opening eight levels, and we've been moved over to the cozier Amazon Room for the restart. It's still odd to call the Amazon Room "cozy". But we're tucked away over here in the Blue section, and players have just begun to trickle in.
Fabrizio Gonzalez snuck up on us at the end of the night, passing Eric Buchman for the top spot on the chip counts when the clock struck zero. Also near the top are Guillaume Rivet, Richard "Chufty" Ashby, Marco "CrazyMarco" Johnson, and Freddy Deeb.
Let's talk about short stacks, because they're littered with notables, too. Phil Tom has just 1,900 chips to begin the day, less than one big blind. Justin Bonomo survived Day 1 with just 5,500 chips, and Erik Seidel's 6,600 chips will likely be a mountain before long. Matt Savage is doing just a bit higher with 8,500, but he's been tweeting about plans to double up or go home early.
We're about twenty minutes away from our 3:00 P.M. start time, so don't wander off.