2018 World Series of Poker

Event #49: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship
Day: 2
Event Info

2018 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
200,000 / 400,000

Event #49: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship

Day 2 Completed

Swingy Day Sees Hughes Atop Counts Again With 37 Left

Level 20 : 8,000/16,000, 0 ante
Ryan Hughes
Ryan Hughes

When Day 2 of Event #49: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship began at the World Series of Poker, Ryan Hughes sat atop the counts after a strong finish on Day 1. That's exactly where he wound up 12 hours later, but it wasn't exactly smooth sailing.

Hughes started the day with 475,400 and ended with 2,366,000. In between, though, he dipped all the way down to 38,000 at 2,000/4,000, at which point he had one of the shortest stacks in the room. That was after Joseph Liberta picked him off on a huge bluff with Hughes jamming the river holding top two but Liberta having trip nines.

However, Hughes recovered in a hurry. He had ten-times that number two hours later and then moved up to 800,000 after getting multiple streets of value from Richard Gryko with aces that turned into the nut flush.

The big hand that cemented his lead, however, took place in the penultimate level of the evening at 6,000/12,000. Six-time bracelet winner Layne Flack raised it up and got two callers. A ten-high flop saw Flack bet just under pot for 100,000 and Hughes continue. Flack check-called 300,000 on a brick turn and then front-jammed 300,000 when the board paired on the river. Hughes quickly called with top boat to send Flack to the rail and move over 2 million when his nearest rivals were barely cracking 1 million.

Along with Hughes, 36 others made it through, including second-place Rep Porter (1.7 million), Brandon Shack-Harris (1.2 million), Scotty Nguyen (897,000) and poker YouTube star Joey Ingram (749,000).

Joey Ingram
Joey Ingram will be back on Day 3 of the $10k PLO

All of them are well into the money as the bubble burst just under an hour after the dinner break. Shawn Buchanan and Randy Ohel went down at virtually the same time to let the rest of the field fade any hand-for-hand play.

Some of the players who busted and got paid included Connor Drinan, Joe Hachem, Robert Mizrachi, and Ben Lamb.

Hachem experienced a highly unlucky bustout when he flopped aces full against Brandon Shack-Harris, who flopped quad kings. All the money went in on the river and Hachem went to the rail.

The remaining 37 runners are all in contention for a hefty first-place prize of $1,018,336. They're scheduled to play down to a winner on Day 3 starting at 2 p.m., but it may be a tall order with such a number. Keep an eye on the live updates here on PokerNews to see if it happens.

Day 3 Seating and Chip Counts

Level 20 : 8,000/16,000, 0 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4301Scotty NguyenUnited States897,00045
Amazon4302Loren KleinUnited States514,00026
Amazon4303Ryan HughesUnited States2,366,000118
Amazon4304Martin KozlovAustralia309,00015
Amazon4305Jerry WongUnited States500,00025
Amazon4306Anton MorgensternGermany480,00024
Amazon4307Robert PaddockUnited States751,00038
Amazon4308Bogdan CapitanRomania490,00025
Amazon4311Tim MarstersAustralia398,00020
Amazon4312Richard GrykoUnited Kingdom347,00017
Amazon4313Brandon Shack-HarrisUnited States1,200,00060
Amazon4314Joey IngramUnited States749,00037
Amazon4315Dario SammartinoItaly589,00029
Amazon4316Tim SeidenstickerUnited States249,00012
Amazon4317Ardit KurshumiUnited States103,0005
Amazon4318Daniel AharoniUnited States657,00033
Amazon4381William KoppUnited States1,600,00080
Amazon4382Mike LeahCanada269,00013
Amazon4383Daniel HarmetzUnited States460,00023
Amazon4384Aaron DuczakCanada371,00019
Amazon4385Mack LeeUnited States850,00043
Amazon4386David WangAustralia274,00014
Amazon4388Nicholas ArandaUnited States914,00046
Amazon4392Lautaro GuerraSpain212,00011
Amazon4393Alexey MakarovRussia294,00015
Amazon4394LaDarren BanksUnited States336,00017
Amazon4395Andjelko AndrejevicUnited States490,00025
Amazon4396Mark DavidoffUnited States539,00027
Amazon4397Ryan LaplanteUnited States672,00034
Amazon4398Richard LyndakerUnited States967,00048
Amazon4471Scott BohlmanUnited States457,00023
Amazon4472Rep PorterUnited States1,700,00085
Amazon4473Mark HermUnited States348,00017
Amazon4474Henri KoivistoFinland348,00017
Amazon4475Matt GiannettiUnited States586,00029
Amazon4476Max LehmanskiGermany344,00017
Amazon4477Anson TsangHong Kong1,463,00073

End of Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

Level 20 : 8,000/16,000, 0 ante
Player Chips Progress
Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
2,366,000 166,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Rep Porter us
Rep Porter
1,700,000 550,000
WSOP 3X Winner
William Kopp us
William Kopp
1,618,000 868,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Anson Tsang hk
Anson Tsang
1,463,000 -122,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
WSOP 2X Winner
Richard Lyndaker us
Richard Lyndaker
967,000 357,000
Nicholas Aranda us
Nicholas Aranda
914,000 -286,000
Scotty Nguyen us
Scotty Nguyen
897,000 67,000
WSOP 5X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Robert Paddock ca
Robert Paddock
751,000 111,000
Joey Ingram us
Joey Ingram
749,000 499,000
Ryan Laplante us
Ryan Laplante
672,000 330,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Daniel Aharoni us
Daniel Aharoni
657,000 202,000
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
589,000 -561,000
Matt Giannetti us
Matt Giannetti
586,000 24,000
Mack Lee us
Mack Lee
550,000 -115,000
Mark Davidoff us
Mark Davidoff
539,000 24,000
Loren Klein us
Loren Klein
514,000 214,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Jerry Wong us
Jerry Wong
500,000 -320,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Bogdan Capitan ro
Bogdan Capitan
490,000 -765,000
Andjelko Andrejevic rs
Andjelko Andrejevic
490,000 -175,000
Anton Morgenstern de
Anton Morgenstern
480,000 180,000
Dan Harmetz us
Dan Harmetz
460,000 65,000
Scott Bohlman us
Scott Bohlman
457,000 343,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Tim Marsters au
Tim Marsters
398,000 -122,000
Martin Kozlov au
Martin Kozlov
389,000 24,000
WSOP 1X Winner

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Tsang Eliminates Wasserson in a Robust Pot

Level 20 : 8,000/16,000, 0 ante
Eric Wasserson
Eric Wasserson

Yan Shing Tsang raised to 42,000 in the cutoff and the action stopped at Eric Wasserson who raised the pot out of the big blind. Tsang matched the 134,000-raise and they went to the {9-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs} flop.

Wasserson potted again, making it 276,000 and Tsang pushed all in, covering Wasserson's 400,000 or so. Wasserson put in the rest of his chips.

Tsang: {9-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{2-Hearts}
Wasserson: {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{J-Clubs}

Tsang outflopped Wasserson as he hit two pair but Wasserson was still drawing very live. The {8-Diamonds} gave Tsang even better two pair.

The river was the {K-Hearts} and that was Wasserson's swan song in the tournament as he lost the over a 1 million pot to Tsang who boosted his stack to 1.6 million. Wasserson tapped the felt and then headed for the payouts.

Player Chips Progress
Anson Tsang hk
Anson Tsang
1,585,000 865,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Eric Wasserson us
Eric Wasserson

Tags: Eric WassersonYan Shing Tsang

Shack-Harris Isn't Greedy

Level 20 : 8,000/16,000, 0 ante

Scotty Nguyen bet 40,000 from the small blind into three players on {4-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{2-Spades}. Only Brandon Shack-Harris, in late position, called. Shack-Harris called another 120,000 on the {4-Spades} turn and another 200,000 on the {6-Hearts} river, the latter after some thought.

"Straight," Nguyen announced, tabling his {5-}{3-}.

Shack-Harris had it beat with {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}{10-Hearts}{7-Hearts} for queens full.

"You let me get away with all that money, baby," Nguyen said.

"I'm not greedy," Shack-Harris responded.

Player Chips Progress
Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
1,200,000 380,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Scotty Nguyen us
Scotty Nguyen
830,000 50,000
WSOP 5X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer

Tags: Scotty NguyenBrandon Shack-Harris

Giannetti Doubles on the River Against Kurshumi

Level 20 : 8,000/16,000, 0 ante

Two players limped in and Matt Giannetti raised to 86,000 on the button. Ardit Kurshumi potted in the small blind and Giannetti tossed in a reluctant call after some thought for his stack of 257,000. Kurshumi had the goods with {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{10-Hearts} and Giannetti needed help with {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}{6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}. The {3-Spades}{2-Hearts}{6-Spades} flop brought some with a pair and a gutter. The {10-Diamonds} turn missed Giannetti but the {k-Clubs} river gave him a winning set.

Player Chips Progress
Matt Giannetti us
Matt Giannetti
562,000 237,000
Ardit Kurshumi us
Ardit Kurshumi
135,000 -120,000

Tags: Ardit KurshumiMatt Giannetti

Shack-Harris Forces a Fold from Makarov

Level 20 : 8,000/16,000, 0 ante

From a middle position, Brandon Shack-Harris made it 32,000 and two players joined him to the flop as Mack Lee flatted on the button and Alexey Makarov came along from the big blind.

The {7-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{9-Hearts} flop ceased fire but Shack-Harris tossed in a delayed c-bet on the {2-Hearts} turn, making it 42,000. Lee wasn't interested but Makarov called to see the river.

The {10-Diamonds} completed the board and Makarov checked again. Shack-Harris reached to his stack and moved a 20-tall tower of 5,000-value chips on the side. But he didn't use them and rather took a chunk of his green chips, firing 150,000. Makarov, who's been making his decisions rather patiently all day, folded very fast for his standards.

Player Chips Progress
Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
820,000 80,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Alexey Makarov ru
Alexey Makarov
225,000 -340,000

Tags: Alexey MakarovBrandon Shack-Harris

Sammartino Times Out

Level 20 : 8,000/16,000, 0 ante

Dario Sammartino was out of position in a blinds battle with Richard Lyndaker on {9-Spades}{7-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{7-Spades}{j-Clubs}. Sammartino checked on the river and was facing a bet of 120,000. He went into the tank for several minutes and attempted to glean a read from staring at Lyndaker. It must not have been successful as the tanking continued until someone called a clock. With 30 seconds to go, Sammartino resumed staring at his foe, only tossing in his cards just as they were being declared dead.

Player Chips Progress
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
1,150,000 -100,000
Richard Lyndaker us
Richard Lyndaker
610,000 160,000

Tags: Dario SammartinoRichard Lyndaker