2012 World Series of Poker

Event 58: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
Day: 2
Event Info

2012 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
50,000 / 100,000

Event 58: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better

Day 2 Completed

Johnicho Leads Final 31; Bronshtein, Baker & Saout Lurk

Level 17 : 2,500/5,000, 0 ante
Yuval Bronshtein will return on Day 3.
Yuval Bronshtein will return on Day 3.

On Wednesday, the remaining 173 entrants of a 526-player field return to action in Event 58: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better. All had their sites firmly set on the gold bracelet and the $330,277 first-place prize, though by the end of the night only 31 would remain in contention, including chip leader Felicia Johnico, who bagged up 397,000.

In the first six levels of the day, over 100 players hit the rail empty handed and those included Allen Kessler, Bruno Fitoussi, Huck Seed, Chip Jett, Scott Clements, Humberto Brenes, Mike Matusow, Martin Staszko and Ville Wahlbeck, just to name a few.

In Level 13, which was about a dozen players shy of the money, a massive pot developed preflop between Stephen Su and David Bach, with a short-stacked Joe Gualtieri caught in between and looking to triple up. The preflop action is unknown, but what is known is that Bach got his stack of around 70,000 all in and was snap-called by Su.

Su: {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Bach: {A-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{7-Clubs}
Gualtieri: {A-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{J-Clubs}

The {Q-Spades}{2-Spades}{8-Spades} flop kept Su in the lead with his pair of aces, but both his opponents held low draws. The {8-Hearts} turn was kind to Su as it kept him in the lead and paired the board, but it'd be the {9-Hearts} on the river that would avoid a low and allow him to scoop the approximately 160,000 pot. Both Gualitieri and Bach seemed a little stunned as they exited the tournament floor while Su was understandably all smiles as he was primed for a deep run into the money.

Speaking of the money, some familiar names managed to work their way in including Matt Vengrin (53rd-$5,557), Matt Wood (52nd-$5,557), Dario Alioto (50th-$5,557), Erick Lindgren (49th-$5,557), Michael Moed (43rd-$6,778), Ray Henson (39th-$6,778) and Ryan Laplante (37th-$6,778).

While many failed to survive the day, others thrived and will be returning to action on Day 3. They include Su, Randy Ohel, Yuval Bronshtein, Kyle Bowker, Josh Field, David “ODB” Baker, Bryan Devonshire, Mickey Appleman, Antony Lellouche, Antonie Saout, Binh Nguyen and John Shipley.

Day 3 action is set to get underway at 2:00 PM PST on Thursday as the remaining 31 players will play down to a winner. Who will walk away with the bracelet and $330,277 first-place prize? Join us then as we bring you all the action and eliminations along the way in determining the answer.

Day 3 Seating Draw

Level 17 : 2,500/5,000, 0 ante

Table 415

1David "ODB" Baker365,000
2Dexter Mcnally215,000
3Randy Ohel128,000
4Kami Chisholm222,500
5Brad Peeples56,000
6Stephen Su240,000
7Bryan Devonshire139,000
8Felicia Johnico397,000

Table 416

1Antony Lellouche89,000
2John Guth25,000
3Roch Cousineau211,000
4Binh Nguyen96,000
5Jack Ward125,000
6Karl Mahrenholz36,000
7Juan Ramirez269,000
8Kyle Bowker126,000

Table 420

1Lester Suppes92,000
2Josh Field148,000
3Jesse Cohen96,000
4Marco Oliveira133,000
5Richard Sklar72,000
6Loren Klein233,000
7Yuval Bronshtein377,000
8Mickey Appleman74,000

Table 421

1Lyric Duveyoung121,000
2Viacheslav Zhukov120,000
3Chris Bell195,000
4Antonie Saout133,000
5Scotty Nguyen69,000
6Daniel Mcnally39,000
7EMPTY- - -
8TJ Scarber99,000

End of Day 2 Counts

Player Chips Progress
Felicia Johnico us
Felicia Johnico
397,000 -18,000
Yuval Bronshtein il
Yuval Bronshtein
377,000 17,000
WSOP 2X Winner
David ODB Baker us
David ODB Baker
365,000 -30,000
Juan Ramirez us
Juan Ramirez
269,000 43,000
Stephen Su us
Stephen Su
240,000 -5,000
Loren Klein us
Loren Klein
233,000 18,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Kami Chisholm us
Kami Chisholm
222,500 62,500
Dexter Mcnally ca
Dexter Mcnally
215,000 105,000
Roch Cousineau ca
Roch Cousineau
211,000 61,000
Chris Bell us
Chris Bell
195,000 75,000
Joshua Field us
Joshua Field
148,000 -17,000
Bryan Devonshire us
Bryan Devonshire
139,000 42,000
Antoine Saout fr
Antoine Saout
133,000 76,000
Marco Oliveira br
Marco Oliveira
133,000 69,000
Randy Ohel us
Randy Ohel
128,000 -10,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Kyle Bowker us
Kyle Bowker
126,000 -44,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jack Ward us
Jack Ward
125,000 -15,000
Lyric Duveyoung us
Lyric Duveyoung
121,000 -40,000
Viacheslav Zhukov ru
Viacheslav Zhukov
120,000 -75,000
TJ Scarber
TJ Scarber
99,000 -11,000
Binh Nguyen us
Binh Nguyen
96,000 26,000
Jesse Cohen us
Jesse Cohen
96,000 1,000
Lester Suppes us
Lester Suppes
92,000 -18,000
Antony Lellouche fr
Antony Lellouche
89,000 4,000
Mickey Appleman us
Mickey Appleman
74,000 -6,000
WSOP 4X Winner

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Just Three More

Level 17 : 2,500/5,000, 0 ante

The tournament clock has been paused and the call for just three more hands has been made. Stay tuned for end-of-day chip counts and a wrap up of all the day's action.

Bronshtein and Bell Eliminate Two

We just arrived at Table 357 to find a huge pot brewing between four players that ended up seeing the double elimination of Roman Verenko and Alex Dovzhenko.

By the time we were at the table, Dovzhenko had 60,000 out in front of him, Verenko was all in for his short stack, Chris Bell was all in for a little over 60,000 and it was back on Bronshtein who already had 20,000 committed to the pot. Bronshtein thought hard before eventually making the call, prompting the dealer to spread out a {5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{4-Hearts} flop.

On the flop, Bronshtein announced the all in and Dovzhenko made the call, with Bronshtein having him covered. At this point all four players turned their hands over.

Bronshtein: {a-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Bell: {a-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{8-Spades}{j-Diamonds}
Verenko: {k-Spades}{9-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{7-Hearts}
Dovzhenko: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{3-Spades}

The {3-Diamonds} on the turn was a huge card for Bell and Bronshtein as they had the wheel and with a {j-Hearts} on the river changing nothing, Bronshtein and Bell would share the massive pot, with the other two players eliminated. With Bronshtein having all the players covered before the hand, he got the largest share of the gigantic pot and is now sitting behind a monster stack, while Bell is sitting with a much healthier stack than before the hand.

Player Chips Progress
Yuval Bronshtein il
Yuval Bronshtein
WSOP 2X Winner
Chris Bell us
Chris Bell
Alex Dovzhenko ua
Alex Dovzhenko
Roman Verenko ua
Roman Verenko
WSOP 1X Winner

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