Day 2 of Event #22 at the World Series of Poker, the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament, has come to an end with 117 players having been carved down to our final nine. The action on the felt was fast and furious right from the start and the Amazon Room was filled calls of “Pot!” and “Re-pot!” all night long.
Our Day 1 chip leader, Yuha Vilkki of Finland, continued his dominant play to finish at the top of the leaderboard once again. After a highly entertaining last hand of the night, Vilkki sits with 1,235,000 chips heading into the final table, which puts him in the commanding position of having twice as many bullets as any of his fellow players.
The Binger brothers, Michael and Nick, both made their exits during the middle of Day 2, although Nick fought valiantly to survive after taking a bad beat which left him with only 2,500 chips. Good for a single big blind at the time, Binger showed why he is a true professional by never surrendering and building his tiny stack to over 40,000 in a monumental comeback, before eventually succumbing to the variance-heavy game that is Omaha.
Heading into Day 3’s final table action, this event will take on a distinctively foreign flair, with France and Finland being represented by two of the more aggressive players in the field. Check in with PokerNews tomorrow at 2:30 PST for all of the final table action as a new Pot-Limit Omaha champion is crowned.