Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Ortynskiy Leads Final 18; Plenty of Bracelet Winners Alive
Two-time World Series of Poker Omaha eight-or-better bracelet winner Frankie O’Dell exited on the final hand of Day 2, bursting the bubble the $10,000 Limit Omaha Hi-Low Championship. The remaining 18 players, led by Viatcheslav Ortynskiy (862,000), are all guaranteed a minimum of $23,742, and the two tables will battle it out on Tuesday for the $443,407 top prize and the WSOP gold bracelet.
Ortynskiy went on an absolute heater during the final level of the evening, and holds a 327,000-chip lead (13.6 big bets) over his nearest competitor.
Joining the Russian on Day 3 will be a plethora of notable players, including fellow chip leaders Richard Ashby, Eli Elezra, and Dan Kelly. Ashby, Elezra, and Kelly all have bracelets to their name – Ashby won a $1,500 Stud Hi event in 2010, Elezra won Event #59: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw in 2013 and Kelly took down the $25,000 Six-Handed Championship in 2010.
Bracelet winners Perry Friedman, Andrew Brown, Brock Parker, and Jeff Lisandro also advanced to Day 3, as did Gregory Jamison, who’s reached the final table of this event four times (2007, 2008, 2009, and 2012). Jamison has never won, however, finishing runner-up in 2008 for $331,350.
Day 2 kicked off with 111 players, including big-named pros like Andy Bloch, Mike Gorodinsky, Barry Greenstein, Nick Schulman, Scott Seiver, Daniel Negreanu, and Marco Johnson. Bloch was one of the first players to exit, getting the rest of his chips in the middle with two red aces against a flopped flush, and Johnson bubbled the bubble, running into Jamison’s wheel.
Negreanu was chopped up by Alex Dovzhenko, who also busted short of the money, and Elezra.
Play will resume on Tuesday at 2 p.m. PDT right here in the Amazon Room. The remaining 18 players will battle it out until only one remains, and you will be able to catch all of the updates right here on PokerNews.com
End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts (full)
Frankie O'Dell Bubbles
Dan Kelly raised from the under the gun, Frankie O'Dell three-bet from early position, Viatcheslav Ortynskiy called from the big blind and Kelly called.
The flop fell and action checked to O'Dell who bet. Both Ortynskiy and Kelly check-called, the turned and action checked to O'Dell again. He bet his remaining 11,000, Ortynskiy called, Kelly raised, Ortynskiy called and the river completed the board. Ortynskiy check-called a bet from Kelly and the hands were revealed:
Kelly's flopped wheel improved to the nut flush to give him the entire pot, ending O'Dell's run in 19th place.
WSOP Daily Dose: June 2, 2014
The tournament staff has ruled that the players will burst the bubble before bagging and tagging for the evening. Frankie O'Dell and Jason McPherson have the shortest stacks with 38,000 and 56,000 chips respectively.
The blinds will remain at 5,000/10,000 with limits of 10,000/20,000.
Marco Johnson found himself all in against Andrew Brown and Gregory Jamison. Jamison bet the flop with Brown calling before the was checked on the turn.
Jamison then bet the on the river and Brown folded as Jamison tabled his for the wheel to beat Johnson's .
Ismael Bojang and Jon Turner had several bets in front of them on a flop of , and Turner called a final raise, leaving less than a big bet behind.
Turner committed his last 10,000 or so on the turn (), and Bojang instantly called.
The river was the , and Turner was eliminated.
Marco Johnson opened to 20,000 and Richard Ashby called from the big blind to see a flop fall. Ashby bet out 10,000 and Johnson committed his final 12,000 with Ashby calling.
The turn and river landed the and and Johnson doubled through to 69,000 in chips.
Brown Chips Up
Richard Ashby called from under the gun, Marco Johnson called on the button, and Jason McPherson checked in the big blind. The flop came , McPherson checked, Ashby bet, and both of his opponents called.
The trio all checked on the turn (), McPherson led out for a bet, and both players called. McPherson showed for a set of jacks, and Ashby said "wow" before showing for a low.
Johnson was a bit perturbed as to why Ashby said "wow," and unhappily mucked his hand.
Gregory Jamison made it two bets from early position, Andrew Brown made it three bets from the small blind, and Ashby cold-called in the big blind. Jamison called as well, and the flop came . Brown bet out, Ashby raised, and Jamison moved all in for 28,000. Brown and Ashby called.
The turn was the , Brown bet out, and Ashby called. The river was the , Ashby folded to a bet, and Brown showed . Jamison tabled for the nut straight, and the two chopped the pot.