2013 World Series of Poker

Event #61:$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Day: 2
Event Info

2013 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
101043
Prize
$852,692
Event Info
Buy-in
$10,000
Prize Pool
$3,628,400
Entries
386
Level Info
Level
29
Blinds
50,000 / 100,000
Ante
0

Event #61:$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

Day 2 Completed

Rybin, Watson Lead International Field to End Day 2

Level 18 : 4,000/8,000, 0 ante
Alexey Rybin
Alexey Rybin

As the exciting first Day 1 flight of the Main Event played out down the hall here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, the action was similarly intense in the Pavilion Room for Day 2 of Event #61: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha. From a starting field of 386 there were 168 players back in action to start today's play, and after 10 more levels of PLO just 32 remain with Alexey Rybin of Russia leading all with a stack of 977,000.

Rybin grabbed the lead early on Day 2 and kept it for most of the afternoon and evening, only losing it briefly to Mike Watson of Canada near night's end before claiming it back. Watson ended the day with 773,000 in second position, with Johannes Strassman (Germany), Nadar Kakhmazov (Russia), and Nicolas Faure (France) not far behind.

The American Daniel Alaei and Canadian Jonathan Duhamel also will be returning to big stacks tomorrow, as will the Ukraine's Oleksii Kovalchuk who is going for his third bracelet in three years. Alex Kravchenko, Tom Marchese, Nacho Barbero, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Stephen Chidwick, Tony Cousineau, Jared Bleznick, and Joseph Cheong will also be back to help round out a star-studded field of remaining players.

The afternoon and early evening saw the field race down to the money bubble with start-of-day-2 chip leader Matt O'Donnell and NBA star Paul Pierce among those falling prior to dinner and not too far from the cash. Once just 46 remained, super short stack Jamie Pickering helped add an extra half-hour to the day by nursing his last chips for an extra orbit's worth of hand-for-hand play only to stone bubble the event.

From there Peter Jetten (44th), Scott Seiver (42nd), and Marcel Luske (41st) were among the min-cashers, with Matt Giannetti being the last elimination of the night in 33rd place.

As suggested above, the remaining field is truly indicative of poker's global reach, with players from Russia, Canada, Germany, France, Ukraine, Argentina, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Latvia, the United Kingdom, and the United States still remaining.

Play resumes tomorrow at 2 p.m. — that's Pacific time for all of those following from around the world. Come back then to follow all of the action as we discover who among these 32 will be winning the last preliminary bracelet of the 2013 WSOP.

Tags: Alexey Rybin

Official End-of-Day Counts

Level 18 : 4,000/8,000, 0 ante
Player Chips Progress
Alexey Rybin ru
Alexey Rybin
977,000
57,000
57,000
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
773,000
-37,000
-37,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Johannes Strassmann de
Johannes Strassmann
744,000
84,000
84,000
Nadar Kakhmazov ru
Nadar Kakhmazov
692,000
77,000
77,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Nicolas Faure fr
Nicolas Faure
680,000
50,000
50,000
Daniel Alaei us
Daniel Alaei
676,000
16,000
16,000
WSOP 5X Winner
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
664,000
-11,000
-11,000
Gjergj Sinishtaj us
Gjergj Sinishtaj
478,000
238,000
238,000
Philippe Clerc fr
Philippe Clerc
406,000
71,000
71,000
Oleksii Kovalchuk ua
Oleksii Kovalchuk
405,000
-250,000
-250,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Alex Kravchenko ru
Alex Kravchenko
399,000
39,000
39,000
Tom Marchese us
Tom Marchese
354,000
-16,000
-16,000
WSOP 1X Winner
[Removed:146] fr
[Removed:146]
327,000
77,000
77,000
Nacho Barbero ar
Nacho Barbero
315,000
-20,000
-20,000
Mark Davis us
Mark Davis
301,000
-99,000
-99,000
Daniel Merkus nl
Daniel Merkus
296,000
41,000
41,000
Numit Agrawal us
Numit Agrawal
275,000
-55,000
-55,000
James Wiese us
James Wiese
271,000
-64,000
-64,000
Andy Miller us
Andy Miller
261,000
131,000
131,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko ua
Yevgeniy Timoshenko
259,000
-86,000
-86,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
255,000
135,000
135,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner
Jan Collado de
Jan Collado
238,000
196,000
196,000
Sean Dempsey us
Sean Dempsey
207,000
7,000
7,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Michael Schwartz us
Michael Schwartz
204,000
-1,000
-1,000
Morten Stenheim no
Morten Stenheim
182,000
-23,000
-23,000

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Duhamel More-Than-Doubles

Level 18 : 4,000/8,000, 0 ante

Following a Jonathan Duhamel open from middle position and a call from Jared Bleznick on the button, Mike Watson reraised to 85,000 from the blinds and both Duhamel and Bleznick called.

The flop came {2-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{J-Spades}, and Watson promptly set out two small stacks of green (25,000) chips to signify a bet of 200,000. Duhamel thought a moment, then bet all in for 202,000, and Bleznick folded. Watson called the extra couple of orange (1,000) chips, and the players showed their cards.

Duhamel: {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{8-Clubs}
Watson: {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}

Duhamel was calling for a flush, and while the {10-Spades} turn didn't deliver it the {4-Clubs} river did, and Duhamel earned a big more-than-double-up as they near the end of play for the night.

Player Chips Progress
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
810,000
-170,000
-170,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
675,000
375,000
375,000
Jared Bleznick us
Jared Bleznick
220,000
-55,000
-55,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Jared BleznickJonathan DuhamelMike Watson

Nguyen, Hebden, and Roberts Exit

Level 18 : 4,000/8,000, 0 ante

When we reached Table 94, Khiem Nguyen was all in and at risk with {a-}{j-}{10-}{6-} on a flop of {3-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}. Nicolas Faure had him at risk with {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{7-Hearts}, and Nguyen improved to a better two pair when the {a-Diamonds} turned. Unfortunately for the German, the {8-Hearts} completed the board to give Faure a flush, and he was eliminated.

On other tabled, Elliott Hebden and Brian Roberts were eliminated with unknown action.

Player Chips Progress
Nicolas Faure fr
Nicolas Faure
630,000
220,000
220,000
Elliott Hebden us
Elliott Hebden
Busted
Khiem Nguyen de
Khiem Nguyen
Busted
Brian Roberts us
Brian Roberts
Busted

Tags: Brian RobertsElliott HebdenKhiem NguyenNicolas Faure

Big One for Barbero

Level 18 : 4,000/8,000, 0 ante

We came on a big three-way hand involving Nacho Barbero (small blind), Alexey Rybin (middle position), and Tom Marchese (hijack seat) just now. They'd reached the turn, with a number of chips in the middle, the board showing {3-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}, and it appearing as though the action had checked to Marchese who'd bet 42,000.

Barbero then had committed his entire stack of about 160,000 as a raise, then Rybin had repotted it and Marchese was in the tank trying to decide whether or not to commit his last 160,000 or so. Finally Marchese folded, and the other two tabled their cards.

Barbero: {K-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}
Rybin: {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}

The river then brought the {7-Hearts}, making a flush for Barbero and earning him continued life in Event #61.

Player Chips Progress
Alexey Rybin ru
Alexey Rybin
805,000
-75,000
-75,000
Nacho Barbero ar
Nacho Barbero
335,000
125,000
125,000
Tom Marchese us
Tom Marchese
160,000
-95,000
-95,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Alexey RybinNacho BarberoTom Marchese

Bleznick Jams the Turn

Level 18 : 4,000/8,000, 0 ante

After being forced to fold to a river shove, Jared Bleznick raised to 16,000 from early position. Mike Watson called on his direct left, Jonathan Duhamel defended his big blind, and the flop fell {3-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}. Duhamel checked, Bleznick continued for 36,000, and both Watson and Duhamel called. The turn was the {7-Hearts}, Duhamel checked again, and Bleznick moved all in for what looked like 175,000. Watson quickly folded, and Duhamel tank-folded as well.

Player Chips Progress
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
590,000
-30,000
-30,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jared Bleznick us
Jared Bleznick
330,000
85,000
85,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
300,000
-80,000
-80,000

Tags: Jared BleznickJonathan DuhamelMike Watson

Kravchenko Busts Andersson

Level 18 : 4,000/8,000, 0 ante

When we reached Table 94, Fredrik Andersson was all in and at risk for his last few thousand on a flop of {k-Hearts}{2-Spades}{a-Hearts}. His opponent, Alex Kravchenko, called.

Andersson: {9-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{4-Clubs}
Kravchenko: {k-Spades}{10-Hearts}{7-Spades}{6-Hearts}

Anderson was drawing very slim, but the {9-Spades} on the turn was one of the few cards in the deck that kept him alive. He needed to make two pair or trips on the river while avoiding a hear, but he was unable to when the {3-Hearts} completed the board. Andersson was eliminated in 39th place, while Kravchenko now has 260,000 chips.

Player Chips Progress
Alex Kravchenko ru
Alex Kravchenko
260,000
135,000
135,000
Fredrik Andersson se
Fredrik Andersson
Busted

Tags: Alex KravchenkoFredrik Andersson