Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

The Race to the Money on Day 2 of Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Dao Bac leads the field into Day 2

After 10 one-hour levels on Day 1 of Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, the field of 911 entries was cut down to just 296 hopefuls still in contention to earn their share of the $1,229,850 prize pool. It's still a long way to go to secure a min-cash of $2,252, as only the top 137 spots get paid, and the winner can look forward to the elusive golden bracelet and top prize of $239,771 on Saturday.

Best positioned to engrave his name into poker history and heading into the chip leader for Day 2 is Dao Bac with 74,700, closely followed by Nick Guagenti (65,600) and Pamela McPeak (64,900). Other big stacks to start Day 2 belong to Frank Muir (61,300), Kate Hoang (58,400), and John Jenkins (58,200), while notables such as Matt Grapenthien (48,900), Peter Eichhardt (47,300), Matt Waxman (43,200), six-time WSOP bracelet winner Layne Flack (41,500) and Allen Kessler (39,600) all bagged up above-average stacks.

Several former bracelet winners remain in the hunt for yet another title as well, including Jeff Madsen (31,900), Sebastian Langrock (31,600), John Racener (31,300), Shaun Deeb (28,700), Benny Glaser (27,200), Ryan Laplante (24,500), Mike Leah (22,500), Frank Kassela (21,200), Christopher Vitch (20,800), Robert Mizrachi (17,400), Scott Clements (15,000), and Mike Matusow (14,800). Glaser won this very event two years ago and followed up his victory by taking down the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship a few days later.

The action is set to resume at 2 p.m. local time with blinds of 500/1,000 and 10 more one-hour levels scheduled for this penultimate tournament day. There will be a break every two levels and a dinner break after the end of the sixth level, with bagging and tagging expected to take place after 2 a.m. local time.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide the action until a winner is crowned. Keep in mind as well that the final table of this event will be streamed live on the PokerCentral Twitch channel tomorrow.

Tags: Benny GlaserDao BacNick GuagentiPamela McPeak