Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
A total of 799 players showed up for Event #30: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha and after two days of jam-packed action, just 13 players remain in contention for WSOP glory. Leading the way is Ryan Bambrick with 1,727,000, who has nearly double the amount of Phil Riley, who sits in second with 864,000.
Bambrick vaulted to the top in one of the last hands of the night when both Bambrick and Farid Jattin were holding trip jacks when all of the chips went in the middle. Jattin was in the lead with his ace kicker but his WSOP bracelet dreams came crashing down as the nine on the river improved Bambrick to jacks full of nines. Bambrick eliminated his adversary and scooped up the 1,000,000 chip pot to make him the overwhelming end-of-day chipleader.
Scott Clements was near the top of the chip counts for much of the night but was eliminated in the last hand of play by Sampo Ryynanen. Other players to hit the rail on Day 2 include Ryan Riess, Dutch Boyd, Darryll Fish, Thomas Taylor, Scott Davies and Rob Salaburu.
A former champion in Jiaqi "George" Xu is still in the hunt and will return on Day 3 with 180,000. Xu is no stranger to crushing this event as he won his first WSOP bracelet in the 2016 WSOP $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha (Event #37) earning $212,128 in the process.
Victor Ramdin proved that he could multi task, running back and forth from the Pot-Limit Omaha to the Seniors No-Limit Hold'em handling two chip stacks simultaneously. Ramdin will have to focus on just one event tomorrow as he returns to Day 3 with the second shortest stack in search of his first WSOP bracelet, as he busted out of the Seniors event.
The final 13 players will return to the Amazon room in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Saturday, June 16, at 12 P.M. local time and play down to a winner who will take home $217,123 and the coveted WSOP bracelet. PokerNews will be on the floor to cover this event wire to wire as we crown a new PLO champion.
Day 3 Seating
|1||3||Victor Ramdin||United States||84,000|
|1||4||George Xu||United States||180,000|
|1||5||Tim McDermott||United States||527,000|
|1||6||Lexy Gavin||United States||80,000|
|1||7||Jared Ingles||United States||575,000|
|2||4||Danny Woolard||United States||165,000|
|2||5||Pushpinder Singh||United States||266,000|
|2||8||Randy White||United States||437,000|
|2||9||Ryan Bambrick||United States||1,727,000|
Victor Ramdin raised to 45,000 from under the gun, Sampo Ryynanen three-bet to 125,000 from the button, and Scott Clements called from the big blind to put himself at risk. Ramdin folded and the two live players tabled their hands.
Ryynanen had the preflop advantage and Clements needed help from the deck to survive. The board ran out to give Ryynanen the nut flush, so he took the pot to end Clement's run in this tournament.
Danny Woolard raised to 35,000 from under the gun. It folded to DJ MacKinnon in the big blind who put his last 59,000 in the pot and Woolard called.
The dealer fanned the flop and Woolard improved to top set of kings. The turn was the and the completed the board to earn Woolard the pot and the elimination. MacKinnon is our 15th place Event #30: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha finisher and will take home $9,173.
Farid Jattin raised to 27,000 from middle position, Ryan Bambrick called from the button, and DJ MacKinnon called from the small blind.
The flop came and MacKinnon checked. Jattin checked, Bambrick bet 55,000, MacKinnon folded, and Jattin check-raised to 204,000. After some consideration, Bambrick called.
The turn brought the and Jattin made a pot-sized bet of 494,000, sending Bambrick into the tank. After over four minutes, he ultimately moved his stack into the middle, and Jattin called with a slightly smaller stack to put himself at risk.
Both players held trips but Jattin had the best of it with the better kicker and Bambrick needed to improve in order to win the pot. The hit the river to give Banbrick jacks full of nines, so he took the pot to end Jattin's run in this tournament.
Phillip Riley raised to 25,000 from late position and short stacked Scott Clements moved all in from the cutoff for 57,000. Riley called turning over and Clements showed .
The board ran out and Clements improved to two pair, eights and sixes to earn the double up.
Danny Wooland got the last of his short stack in the middle before the flop against Farid Jattin, who had him covered by a wide margin.
Wooland had the preflop edge and Jattin needed to improve in order to stack him. The board ran out and Wooland took the pot with a set of kings for the double-up.
Action folded to Scott Clements in middle position and he raised to 30,000. Timothy McDermott three-bet the pot to 105,000 from the button, and after a bit of time in the tank, Clements shoved, putting McDermott to a decision for his stack. He quickly called and the two players tabled their hands.
McDermott had the lead with his aces and Clements needed to improve in order to stack him. After the board ran out , McDermott's hand was still best, so he took the pot to double up.
Phillip Riley and Colin York went heads up to the flop and Riley slid out a stack of orange chips. York quickly called for his last 65,000, turning over , and Riley showed .
"I've got the deuce draw," said Riley just as the dealer burned and turned the , and the completed the board. Riley improved to a full house and York was eliminated in 17th place, earning $7,378.