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Event #69: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed
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Event #69: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed
Day 2 Completed

Bohlman Does It Again, Leads PLO 6-Max Ahead of Final Day

Jan_Kores • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
Scott Bohlman chases his second bracelet from 2018 WSOP
Scott Bohlman chases his second bracelet from 2018 WSOP

Scott Bohlman has been playing in a phenomenal form this summer and doesn't seem willing to slow down towards the end of the series. Having played WSOP events for well over a decade, Bohlman finally got rid of the goose egg in his bracelet status and nabbed the gold in the $2,500 Mixed Big Bet. Then he came close to pioneering a title pair when he made it to the heads-up in the $10k Stud Hi-Lo Championship. He walked away with the silver medal but Bohlman eyes another spectacular result on the horizon.

The 2018 WSOP hasn't celebrated a double champion yet, but Bohlman might be the one to break it. He was flawless on Day 2 of Event #69: $3,000 PLO 6-Max, mainly in the final two-level stretch. The play had to be paused for a while with a power outage hitting the Amazon Room and the final 45 players in the PLO event moved to the Pavilion Room. While it's not a typical location for a deep stage of bracelet events, Bohlman wasn't bothered. He put his foot firmly on the gas pedal and started amassing huge piles.

It was almost a deja vu. Bohlman had done the same on Day 2 of the Mixed Big Bet Event which saw him emerge as an overwhelming leader ahead of the final table. Bohlman recalled that day, one of the most spectacular one-man show the World Series has ever seen: "That was sick!"

Bohlman won't have as big of an advantage coming to the PLO final day. First, there are 24 players left in the contest so the road to the victory is still rather long. Second, Bohlman may have put his name atop of the leaderboard but his left-hand neighbor Blake Whittington made a fine push in the dying minutes of Day 2 and almost tied Bohlman for the chip lead. Bohlman is still the captain with 1,570,000 but Whittington is on his heels with 1,500,000.

The two favorites are followed by two further millionaires. Evangelos Kokkalis is on 1,209,000 while French youngster Romain Lewis finished with 1,054,000. Lewis thrived all day and PokerNews caught him winning several major pots including a set-over-set clash against Dominik Nitsche in level 16, the biggest pot of the tournament at the time.

If Lewis was a standout player today, Daniel Negreanu is used to taking the spotlight in any competition he decides to join. Negreanu had dozens of fans railing him on Day 2 and he provided them with a great show. Mostly on a short stack, Negreanu managed to score a handful of doubles to stay afloat.

But poker doesn't know invincibles and even Negreanu had to go through the fundamental part of the game; a bad beat. Just when it looked that Negreanu was getting the wind in his sails after bouncing back from a nub, he found his double suited aces cracked by kings. More accurately, Ryan Lenaghan flopped and rivered a six to connect with his dangler to end Negreanu's bid for his seventh title.

So there won't be Kid Poker featured on the final day but there's still a lot of names to sweat. James Chen, Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Martin Kozlov, Matt Stout, Tommy Le, Chris Frank, Phil Galfond, Rob Salaburu, Brock Parker or Dermot Blain, they will all be back in action when the play resumes on Tuesday, July 10, at 2pm local time.

Make sure to come back to PokerNews then to follow the ultimate battles for the $475,033 first-place prize and a coveted bracelet.

Day 3 Seat Draw

RoomTableSeatPlayer NameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Miranda6201Christopher FrankGermany386,00032
Miranda6202Phil GalfondUnited States274,00023
Miranda6203Tommy LeUnited States390,00033
Miranda6204Alex BolotinUnited States166,00014
Miranda6205[Removed:321] AbediUnited States360,00030
Miranda6206Jonathan DepaUnited States614,00051
       
Miranda6211Robert SalaburuUnited States154,00013
Miranda6212Ronald KeijzerNetherlands437,00036
Miranda6213Jan-Peter JachtmannGermany800,00067
Miranda6214James ChenTaiwan832,00069
Miranda6215Blake WhittingtonUnited States1,500,000125
Miranda6216Ardit KurshumiUnited States420,00035
       
Miranda6221Martin KozlovAustralia604,00050
Miranda6222Ryan LenaghanUnited States664,00055
Miranda6223Scott BohlmanUnited States1,574,000131
Miranda6224Matt StoutUnited States439,00037
Miranda6225Evangelos KokkalisGreece1,029,00086
Miranda6226Ben PalmerUnited States455,00038
       
Miranda6231Pallas AidinianUnited States231,00019
Miranda6232Richard HuUnited States428,00036
Miranda6233Brock ParkerUnited States136,00011
Miranda6234Dermot BlainIreland136,00011
Miranda6235Romain LewisFrance1,054,00088
Miranda6236Grant WallCanada460,00038

Tags: Blake WhittingtonBrock ParkerDaniel NegreanuDermot BlainDominik NitscheEvangelos KokkalisJames ChenMartin KozlovMatt StoutPhil GalfondRob SalaburuRomain LewisRyan LenaghanScott BohlmanTommy Le

End of Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

Jan_Kores • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante

Day 2 has been completed with 24 players bagging their chips ahead of the final day.

Scott Bohlman us
Scott Bohlman
us 1,574,000 16,000
Blake Whittington us
Blake Whittington
us 1,500,000 130,000
Romain Lewis fr
Romain Lewis
fr 1,054,000 419,000
Evangelos Kokkalis gr
Evangelos Kokkalis
gr 1,029,000 634,000
James Chen tw
James Chen
tw 832,000 -18,000
Jan-Peter Jachtmann de
Jan-Peter Jachtmann
de 800,000 70,000
Ryan Lenaghan us
Ryan Lenaghan
us 664,000 -36,000
Jonathan Depa us
Jonathan Depa
us 614,000 614,000
Martin Kozlov au
Martin Kozlov
au 604,000 14,000
Grant Wall ca
Grant Wall
ca 460,000 -180,000
Matt Stout us
Matt Stout
us 439,000 229,000
Ronald Keijzer nl
Ronald Keijzer
nl 437,000 187,000
Ben Palmer us
Ben Palmer
us 435,000 418,300
Richard Hu us
Richard Hu
us 428,000 338,700
Ardit Kurshumi us
Ardit Kurshumi
us 420,000 -20,000
Tommy Le us
Tommy Le
us 390,000 -50,000
Christopher Frank de
Christopher Frank
de 386,000 118,000
Mohammad Abedi us
Mohammad Abedi
us 360,000 -25,000
Phil Galfond us
Phil Galfond
us 274,000 -26,000
Pallas Aidinian us
Pallas Aidinian
us 231,000 26,000
Alex Bolotin us
Alex Bolotin
us 166,000 84,400
Rob Salaburu us
Rob Salaburu
us 154,000 68,000
Brock Parker us
Brock Parker
us 136,000 -189,000
Dermot Blain ie
Dermot Blain
ie 136,000 -134,000

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Whittington Whiffs a River-Raise

Jan_Kores • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante

Blake Whittington opened to 25,000 in the hijack and Tommy Le flatted in the small blind. Whittington checked back on the {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} flop and Le took the betting lead on the {3-Clubs} turn, firing 35,000. Whittington called and Le tossed in another 55,000 on the {3-Hearts} river. Whittington pumped the price to 175,000 and Le paid him off. Whittington rolled over {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} for kings full and Le sighed in defeat.

Blake Whittington us
Blake Whittington
us 1,370,000 510,000
Tommy Le us
Tommy Le
us 440,000 -50,000

Tags: Blake WhittingtonTommy Le

Solomon Cooked

Jan_Kores • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante

Start-of-day chip leader Jarred Solomon has been navigating a big stack for the better part of the day but the late stretch saw him getting crippled to just a few big blinds.

He put his short stack in against Mohammed Abedi but Solomon's {10-Spades}{6-Spades}{J-Hearts}{7-Hearts} lost to Abedi's {A-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{J-Diamonds} on the {3-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{10-Hearts} board which gave both players a flush with Abedi holding the higher one.

Mohammad Abedi us
Mohammad Abedi
us 385,000 -195,000
Jarred Solomon za
Jarred Solomon
za Busted

Tags: Jarred SolomonMohammad Abedi

Jachtmann Sinks Another One

Jan_Kores • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
Jan-Peter Jachtmann
Jan-Peter Jachtmann

On the turn reading {8-Spades}{6-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}, Jan-Peter Jachtmann faced an all in from Randy White. Jachtmann stood up and made the call.

White showed {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} and Jachtmann said that he had a straight, opening {J-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}.

"Ah, you have no flush draw," Jachtmann observed when he examined his opponent's hand more thoroughly. Then he celebrated, knowing he couldn't lose.

White could only chop should a nine hit the river but the {10-Clubs} sealed it for Jachtmann who scored his second knockout within a few minutes.

Jan-Peter Jachtmann de
Jan-Peter Jachtmann
de 730,000 165,000
Randy White us
Randy White
us Busted

Tags: Jan-Peter JachtmannRandy White

Negreanu's Run Halted by a Bad Beat

Jan_Kores • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu has shown several comebacks today, successfully doubling when he needed a chip-injection. It looked that Negreanu will do his trick once again as he got it in good with {A-}{A-}{K-}{5-} double suited against Ryan Lenaghan's {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}.

The board was, however, cruel to the winningest player of all times as the {3-Spades}{8-Hearts}{6-Spades}{5-Spades}{6-Clubs} gave Lenaghan trips on the river to Eliminate Negreanu in the last level of the day.

Ryan Lenaghan us
Ryan Lenaghan
us 700,000 405,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca Busted

Tags: Daniel NegreanuRyan Lenaghan

Chen Gets a Full Double from Stout, Dispatches Silver as a Bonus

Jan_Kores • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
James Chen
James Chen

Matt Stout raised to 35,000 on the button, James Chen flatted in the small blind and Max Silver jammed for 107,000 out of the big blind. Both Stout and Chen raised and they came to the {J-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{7-Spades} flop with 321,000 in the middle. Chen shoved for roughly 300,000 and Stout immediately called.

Silver: {A-Spades}{K-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}
Stout: {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}
Chen: {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}

Chen flopped the bottom set but he had to fade a diamond to lock the side pot while Silver could hope for a gutshot.

The {A-Clubs} turn gave both Stout and Silver chances for a full house but they weren't able to spike a good river as the {J-Spades} secured the whole monster pot for Chen. Silver was eliminated while Stout ended up heavily clipped. Chen is now among the top stacks with 850,000.

James Chen tw
James Chen
tw 850,000 370,000
Matt Stout us
Matt Stout
us 210,000 -380,000
Max Silver gb
Max Silver
gb Busted

Tags: James ChenMatt StoutMax Silver