Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
A total of 139 players returned for the second day of the $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low and it would be Erik Seidel who accumulated the most chips after ten one-hour levels of play with 444,000 in chips.
Those to fall before the money included such familiar names as Phil Galfond, John Racener, Chau Giang, Adam Friedman, Matt Savage and Dan Shak. Ismael Bojang bowed out three spots before the money and Thomas Beckstead survived at least four all-in showdowns on the bubble after being down to as low as a single grey T100 chip.
Bubble play carried on for an hour and in the very last hand of level 16, Chris Klodnicki and Dustin Leary busted at the same time to split the min cash of $4,694. Michael Chow and Thomas Butzhammer were eliminated in the first payout step, 2014 bracelet winners Georg Danzer and Vanessa Selbst followed shortly thereafter. Humberto Brenes scored his sixth cash of the 2014 WSOP and eventually bowed out in 32nd place.
Mike Matusow was short most of the day and then scooped a massive pot against Cameron Tahmasebi and Jeet Shetty on the final three tables; however, his celebration earned him a one-round penalty. Five further players would hit the rail in the final level and that did include Matusow in 19th place after losing two big pots before heading to the payout desk. It seems he was never able to get over what he deemed an unjust penalty.
Notables that made it through include Mike Leah (374,000), John Kabbaj (326,000), Joe Tehan (152,000), Tom Schneider (124,000), Robert Mizrachi (110,000), Allyn Jaffrey Shulman (106,000) and Matt Glantz (66,000). Glantz will be the shortest stack due in part from walking into the royal flush of Andrey "gigaloff" Zhigalov in Level 20.
Play resumes tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time when the final 18 players will play down to a winner. Seidel turned 20,000 at the start of the day into more than 20 times that, but will he be able spin it into a gold bracelet? Check back then to find out who scoops the most pots and earns the next WSOP title.
Play has come to an end for the night. Players are now bagging and tagging, and all 18 will return tomorrow to battle down to a winner. Stay tuned for updated chip counts and a full recap of the Day 2 action,
We did not see the full action but Konstantin Puchkov was all in against Mike Leah and showed two pair on sixth. Leah could not beat that and Puchkov revealed his full cards: /
After the previous big pot, Mike Matusow lost another hand and was down to only 2,000 that he scooped up to 16,000 with two pair, tens over deuces. Only one hand later he was all in again on third and got called by Terrence Hastoo with rolled up kings.
Hastoo: / /
The pair of queens was no good for "The Mouth" and he waved goodbye, wishing all opponents good luck still.
A short stacked Matt Lefkowitz got the remainder of his stack in until fifth against Tom Schneider and the latter was going for a low and spade flush draw. Lefkowitz had jacks on fourth but could not hold up.
After Mike "The Mouth" Matusow completed with the , Christopher McHugh called with his . Matusow then check-called bets on fourth through sixth streets before both players checked seventh.
Matusow: / /
"Two pair," McHugh said.
"It's good," a deflated Matusow responded. "Flush draw and low draw. Back on the nubby again."
Jeet Shetty opened for 16,000 from the hijack and Christopher McHugh called from the button. Fu Wong came along from the big blind and three players saw a flop of . Wong checked, Shetty bet 8,000, and McHugh raised to 16,000. Wong thought for awhile before making the call, Shetty moved in for 24,000 total, and McHugh popped it to 32,000. Two more raises saw Wong get all in for 42,000 total and all the hands were turned up.
The turn and river have Wong the improbably win with trips, which was good enough to scoop the pot. Shetty was eliminated on the hand and will take home $7,784 for his 21st-place finish.
Pre flop Andrey Zhigalov raised to 16,000 and Matt Glantz made the call to see the flop. The Russian bet 8,000 and was called before checking the on the turn. Zhigalov bet 16,000 and Glantz tank called, leaving himself with only 30,000 behind. The Russian announced "Royal Flush" with absolutely no excitement or emotion in his voice and turned over .
One hand later, Glantz called a raise from the button and then folded an ace high flop.
Last but not least he was all in for 17,000 and got three callers including Tyson Marks, Konstantin Puchkov and Zhigalov. The three of them checked down the board until the river, Puchkov bet 16,000 and the other two players mucked their cards. Tom Schneider in the blinds had folded the nut flush pre flop.
Why Puchkov bet, the players on the table didn't understand. Glantz didn't mind though as he now has a few more big bets after scooping the pot.