The penultimate day of Event #48: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low has come to an end after 10 levels of play. The day started with 157 hopefuls vying for an in-the-money finish, which only 117 of them would get. After 10 levels of play on Day 2, 11 remained with their sights set on World Series of Poker gold.
The chip leader at the end of the night was two-time WSOP bracelet winner Scott Clements. Clements bagged up 699,000 to lead the pack, and would be considered an Omaha expert. Both of his two bracelets came in the game — one in limit Omaha hi-low and one in pot-limit Omaha — and then he has a second-place, seventh-place, and ninth-place finish in limit Omaha hi-low, a third-place finish in pot-limit Omaha hi-low, and a fifth-place finish in pot-limit Omaha.
Three-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Jeff Madsen (654,000) finished in second place overall. One of his three bracelets came in last year's Event #35: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha, so he knows a thing or two about four-card poker, and then you've got Dylan Wilkerson (552,000) and Tyler Patterson (425,000) rounding out the top four.
And then, of course, you've got Tom Schneider still in the mix, and he boasts quite a record at the WSOP. With four WSOP gold bracelets and 33 cashes at the Series, Schneider will be as tough as any to remove from this tournament as he chases bracelet number five.
Derek Raymond, the fourth gold bracelet winner remaining, will enter the final day with 419,000 in chips. Raymond won the most coveted piece of jewelry in all of poker back in 2009 when he took down the $2,500 Omaha Hi-Low event to the tune of $229,192.
Here is how the final 11 players stack up going into Day 3:
Some notables players earning a payday were Phil Ivey (30th), David Chiu (35th), Roberto Romanello (37th), Joe Hachem (43rd), Bryan Campanello (61st), Joe Serock (62nd), Matt Waxman (84th), and Jeff Gross (100th).
Join us for Day 3 on Thursday at 1 P.M. when the final 11 will return to play down to a champion. As always, thank you for following along with PokerNews and stay tuned for the duration of the 45th annual World Series of Poker.