Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Day 2 Completed

Four Former Bracelet Winners Among 36 Survivors After Day 2 in Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

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Chris Bjorin among big stacks after Day 2
Chris Bjorin among big stacks after Day 2

After the field of 911 entries in the 2018 World Series of Poker Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better had been cut down to 296 hopefuls in the first 10 levels of the tournament, the second day narrowed down the contenders for the top prize of $239,771 and the elusive gold bracelet to just 36.

All Day 2 survivors have $5,605 locked up for their efforts and Brandon Ageloff secured the top spot with a stack of 555,000. The American already has one WSOP final table appearance to his name after finishing third in Event #52: $ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em at the 2017 WSOP for a career-best score of $161,844. Matt Woodward is the only other player with more than half a million in chips and will return for Day 3 with 505,000.

Four former WSOP bracelet winners are still in contention for another shot at glory at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas: Chris Bjorin (488,000), Mike Wattel (262,000), Mike Leah (99,000) and Jason Lester (95,000) navigated through the minefield of money day, which left more than half of the returning field without anything to show for all their hard work.

Other notables through to Day 3 include Chad Eveslage (364,000), Jeff Shulman (291,000), Daniel Buzgon (173,000), Kate Hoang (167,000), Julien Martini (140,000), James Chen (110,000), Danny Wong (76,000) and 2016 WSOP Main Event 8th place finisher Jerry "HumLun" Wong (48,000).

Action of the Day:

Plenty of notables had made it through the day but failed to reach the money such as Layne Flack, Matt Waxman, Jeff Madsen, Sebastian Langrock, Frank Kassela, Ashton Griffin, Jeremy Ausmus, Justin Liberto, Mike Matusow, Christopher Vitch, Chris Klodnicki and Scott Clements.

Just before the money bubble, Monty Dennis busted despite getting it in with a better two pair, a flush draw and the nut low draw as Pamela McPeak's inferior two pair improved to an unlikely full house. Not even five minutes later, several other players had busted and no hand-for-hand was required. The last player to leave empty-handed was Benjamin Scholl, who held two pair and saw his low draw get counterfeited against the better two pair of Denny Axel.

The floodgates were opened right there and many notables soon headed to the rail such as Ryan Laplante, Chris Tryba, David "Bakes" Baker, Daniel Weinman, Mark Gregorich, Robert Mizrachi and John Racener. Day 1 chip leader Dao Bac had to settle for 81st place and Allen Kessler also received $2,823 for his 75th place finish.

Benny Glaser
Three-Time WSOP Champion Benny Glaser

John Monnette ran out of chips in a three-way pot against Perry Friedman and Victor Ramdin, while 3-time WSOP bracelet winner and the 2016 champion of this very event, Benny Glaser, followed soon after. Glaser was left short in a battle with Shaun Deeb and got it in with a set only for Rylen Sanehisa to river a wheel and scoop the entire pot. Friedman (54th place) and Deeb (44th place) were among the late victims before a rush at the end of the night also saw Peter Eichhardt and Ramdin depart.

The action will resume at 2 p.m. local time on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018, with level 21 and blinds of 5,000/10,000. With the big bet at 10,000, the action is expected to escalate early on, whether or not the tournament will play down to a champion on Day 3 or requires an additional day remains to be seen. The final table is set to be streamed on the Twitch Channel of PokerGo.

Brandon Ageloff
Day 2 Chip Leader Brandon Ageloff

Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Day 3 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Bets
5111Denny AxelUnited States140,00014
5113Jeff ShulmanUnited States291,00029
5114Frank MuirUnited States40,0004
5115Tamir IlcafassUnited States246,00025
5117William KoppUnited States170,00017
5118Mike LeahCanada99,00010
5119Danny WongUnited States76,0008
5182Jason LesterUnited States95,00010
5183James ChenTaiwan110,00011
5185Daniel BuzgonUnited States173,00017
5186Chad EveslageUnited States364,00036
5187Brian HaackUnited States308,00031
5188Kate HoangUnited States167,00017
5189Rylen SanehisaUnited States165,00017
5191James PursleyUnited States295,00030
5192Anthony FrederickUnited States27,0003
5193Robert CoatesUnited States56,0006
5195Jermaine ReidUnited States107,00011
5196Tuvya FeltUnited States84,0008
5197Scott FitzhughUnited States79,0008
5198Julien MartiniFrance140,00014
5251John ReissUnited States95,00010
5252John JenkinsUnited States299,00030
5253Errol MasseyUnited States235,00024
5254Jerry WongUnited States48,0005
5255Mike WattelUnited States262,00026
5256Chris BjorinSweden488,00049
5257Mack LeeUnited States120,00012
5259Itsuko YoroiJapan56,0006
5261Christopher RothUnited States106,00011
5262Jesse SimonelliUnited States175,00018
5263Gregory DinkinUnited States77,0008
5264Brandon AgeloffUnited States555,00056
5265Matt WoodwardUnited States505,00051
5266Rafael ConcepcionUnited States435,00044
5267Robert CampbellUnited States134,00013

Tags: Benjamin SchollBrandon AgeloffChris BjorinDenny AxelJason LesterMike LeahMike Wattel

End of Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

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A recap of today's action is to follow, Day 3 will resume at 2 p.m. local time with 36 players remaining.

Brandon Ageloff us
Brandon Ageloff
us 555,000 125,000
Matt Woodward us
Matt Woodward
us 505,000 355,000
Chris Bjorin se
Chris Bjorin
se 488,000 138,000
Rafael Concepcion us
Rafael Concepcion
us 435,000 5,000
Chad Eveslage us
Chad Eveslage
us 364,000 114,000
Brian Haack US
Brian Haack
US 308,000 73,000
John Jenkins us
John Jenkins
us 299,000 154,000
James Pursley US
James Pursley
US 295,000 -100,000
Jeff Shulman us
Jeff Shulman
us 291,000 21,000
Mike Wattel us
Mike Wattel
us 262,000 -38,000
Tammer Ilcaffas us
Tammer Ilcaffas
us 246,000 126,000
Errol Massey us
Errol Massey
us 235,000 158,000
Jesse Simonelli us
Jesse Simonelli
us 175,000
Daniel Buzgon us
Daniel Buzgon
us 173,000 58,000
William Kopp us
William Kopp
us 170,000 65,000
Kate Hoang us
Kate Hoang
us 167,000 87,000
Rylen Sanehisa us
Rylen Sanehisa
us 165,000 87,000
Denny Axel us
Denny Axel
us 140,000 -70,000
Julien Martini fr
Julien Martini
fr 140,000 45,000
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au 134,000 49,000
Mack Lee us
Mack Lee
us 120,000 40,000
James Chen tw
James Chen
tw 110,000 30,000
Jermaine Reid us
Jermaine Reid
us 107,000 -48,000
Christopher Roth us
Christopher Roth
us 106,000
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
ca 99,000 -96,000

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Day 2 Complete

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Day 2 has wrapped up and 36 players made it to the third day. Brandon Ageloff is the chipleader with 555,000 chips. All chip counts and an end of day recap will follow.

Ramdin Busts to King-Seven High

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Victor Ramdin
Victor Ramdin

Peter Eichhardt ran out of chips and so did Victor Ramdin and Tommy Chen in the final hand of the night on their respective tables.

Ramdin had chopped in the penultimate hand and then raised the small blind, Christopher Roth called in the big blind, admitting he had a "really bad hand."

On the {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{5-Clubs} flop, Ramdin bet, got raised and moved all in, both short stacks ended up tabling their cards.

Victor Ramdin: {6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{2-Clubs}
Christopher Roth: {K-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{3-Spades}

"What, you don't even have a pair yet? High cards please," Roth demanded while Ramdin had enormous outs to get there. However, both the {9-Diamonds} turn and the {J-Diamonds} river bricked off and Roth won the hand with king-seven high!

There will be 36 players remaining when the action resumes on Day 3.

Christopher Roth us
Christopher Roth
us 106,000 46,000
Victor Ramdin us
Victor Ramdin
us Busted
Peter Eichhardt se
Peter Eichhardt
se Busted
Tommy Chen us
Tommy Chen
us Busted

Tags: Christopher RothPeter EichhardtTommy ChenVictor Ramdin

Ramdin and Roth Fade Elimination

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Victor Ramdin
Victor Ramdin

Victor Ramdin was all-in for his last 14,000 on the button, Christopher Roth shoved all in for 31,000 in the small blind and Mike Wattel called in the big blind to put them both at risk.

Victor Ramdin: {K-Spades}{6-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{2-Hearts}
Christopher Roth: {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}
Mike Wattel: {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{J-Spades}{9-Hearts}

The dealer fanned out {10-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{2-Spades}{J-Clubs}. Roth flopped a set of fours for the high hand, Ramdin was the only player with a qualifying low and both all-ins stayed in.

Mike Wattel us
Mike Wattel
us 300,000
Christopher Roth us
Christopher Roth
us 60,000
Victor Ramdin us
Victor Ramdin
us 21,000 -99,000

Tags: Christopher RothMike WattelVictor Ramdin

Four More Hands

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The clocks have been stopped with 10 minutes left in the level and there will be four more hands played for tonight before bagging and tagging.

Visbisky Busts to Concepcion

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The chip lead is wide open with only a few minutes to go before the clocks will be stopped and it is Rafael Concepcion that took a step forward after eliminating table neighbor Alex Visbisky. The board was all but rushed away and Visbisky's {A-Clubs}{5-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} ended up second best to the {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{4-Hearts} of Concepcion.

It was not the last bustout of the night, though, as Joseph Brodsky sent over his stack to Tommy Chen.

There are only 39 players remaining.

Rafael Concepcion us
Rafael Concepcion
us 430,000 325,000
Tommy Chen us
Tommy Chen
us 170,000 30,000
Alex Visbisky us
Alex Visbisky
us Busted
Joseph Brodsky US
Joseph Brodsky
US Busted

Tags: Tommy ChenJoseph BrodskyAlex VisbiskyRafael Concepcion

No Day 3 for Rasmussen

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Short stack ninja Pete Rasmussen was on what was likely his ninth life by now and went all in again, this time for 12,000. Rasmussen held {8-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and was up against {A-Spades}{6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{2-Spades}.

"Diamonds!" cheered Rasmussen, but not enough appeared during the {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Spades} rundown. The two straights did Rasmussen in and he bowed out in 42nd place.

Pete Rasmussen US
Pete Rasmussen
US Busted

Tags: Pete Rasmussen

Kneeland and Guagenti Gone

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Nick Guagenti
Nick Guagenti

Scott Kneeland had departed just before Shaun Deeb and the next casualty after that was Nick Guagenti.

Guagenti got his short stack in with the {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{7-Hearts}{3-Spades} and Gregory Dinkin looked him up with the {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{2-Spades}.

The board came {10-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{4-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} and the jack on the river spelled the end for Guagenti.

Gregory Dinkin US
Gregory Dinkin
US 110,000 10,000
Scott Kneeland US
Scott Kneeland
US Busted
Nick Guagenti us
Nick Guagenti
us Busted

Tags: Gregory DinkinNick GuagentiScott Kneeland