Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Alexey Makarov Leads The Final 17 Players In Event #46: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better
Another 10 levels are in the book and only 17 remain in Event #46: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better. The day began with 139 players all still alive attempting to make it to the final 45 and beyond, but at the end of the day the money bubble was breached and only 17 were left standing.
Plenty of notables fell just short of the money while some made it through the money and fell after. Some of those to fall short of the money were Eric Baldwin, Huck Seed, Thomas Keller, Yueqi Zhu, Jeff Madsen, and Matt Giannetti among others. Right on the bubble, Ali Eslami was eliminated by Ari Engel when Engel caught a flush and a better low to send him packing. After the bubble there were plenty of notables left alive, but they too fell one by one until there was just two tables remaining. Some of the notables who made the money but failed to travel further were Amnon Filippi, Gavin Smith, Mike Matusow, Raymond Davis, Tom Koral and Mark Gregorich.
Joe Hachem managed to stay alive until the final three tables of the night was as well. Hachem cruised by with an average or short stack for most of the day but during the last level of the night Hachem took a brutal beat to get sent home just short of the final two tables.
Coming in with the chip lead tomorrow is Alexey Makarov who cruised under the radar building his stack all day long. Although we didn't catch Makarov play any huge pot, he was able to build up the biggest stack in the room and will lead the final 17 players when they return at 2 p.m. local time tomorrow. Just behind Makarov are John O'Shea, Zhen Cai, and Ashly Butler. Butler was on a short stack for most of the day but was able to pick it up in the last few levels of the night to end as one of the chips leaders.
The players will return to the Amazon Room tomorrow where they will battle it out to a winner. Seventeen players remain, but only one can claim the bracelet so be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews.com where we'll bring you all the updates from Day 3 of Event #46: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better.
End-of-Day Chip Counts
Cernuto Quarters Linde On One Of The Final Hands Of The Night
From under the gun, Dylan Linde opened to 14,000. He found one caller from "Miami" John Cernuto in the small blind.
The flop came down and Cernuto check called a bet of 19,000 from Linde.
The turn was the and this time, Cernuto check raised all in over the top of a pot bet from Linde. Linde called and the two went to show down.
Cernuto was ahead, both players were tied for the low, but Linde was live with a flush draw and could pair any of his cards to take down the hand. The river was the though, keeping Cernuto in the lead with his high, and that was good to take three-fourths of the pot.
Romik Vartzar Eliminated in 18th Place ($10,699)
Romik Vartzar committed his final chips and Zhen Cai was the only player that looked him up.
The dealer spread a board to see Cai scoop the pot with his two pair as Vartzar would have to settle for 18th place and a $10,699 payday.
Update Approximate Chip Counts For The Final Two Tables
Final 18 Re-Draw
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Catching the action on the flop we found Vladimir Shchmelev moving all in over a bet from Eddie Blumenthal. Blumenthal hesitated but made the call to be at risk.
With Blumenthal drawing to just the , the and on the turn and river saw him fall to the rail in 19th place.
Joshua Weiland Doubles Through Ari Engel
Action folded to Ari Engel who had the button. He raised to 13,500 before Joshua Weiland potted from the small blind. Engel called and the two men got the rest of the money all in on the flop of .
Engel had a flush draw and a better low draw than Weiland and Engel took the lead on the turn of . Unfortunately for Engel, the river was the , giving Weiland a full house and completing no low draw. With that, Engel was forced to send over just about half his stack.
Hachem Busts, Bryan Andrews Busts
We didn't see any of the action but Joe Hachem was holding against an Robert Price's and the board ran out eliminating Hachem from the tournament in a very cruel fashion as Price rivered trips with his one live card.
At the same time Bryan Andrews was also eliminated at another table.