Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
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Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Day 2 Completed

Moving Day is Over; Eli Elezra Leads the Way with 22 Players Remaining

MrCleverFox • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
Eli Elezra
Eli Elezra

Day 2 for most events is usually moving day. The day where players cut down the size of the field and in some cases, even play down through the money bubble. That was the case for Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Eight or Better Championship as the field was whittled from 83 starters, down to just 22 survivors. Leading the way at the end of the day was Eli Elezra who chipped up massively after the dinner break and during bubble play to bag up 858,000 chips.

Among the late entries for Day 2 were the likes of Phil Ivey, Iraj Parvizi, Matthew Ashton, Chris Ferguson, Cary Katz, Jeffrey Lisandro, Steven Wolansky and Mike Gorodinsky. Of those eight, only Gorodinsky survived while the rest fell in short order. Wolansky did the best of the rest and he locked up 23rd place for a cash of $14,912 in the event.

With the end of registration also came the finalization of the prizepool. The 169 total entrants created a prizepool of $1,588,600. First place for the event will take home a prize of $417,921 and a World Series of Poker gold bracelet. A trip to the final table in this event is worth at least $31,977 for 9th place.

Among those players who did not make it through the day were Marco Johnson, Carol Fuchs, Ian Johns, Jean-Robert Bellande, Esther Taylor, James Obst, Ralph Perry, Nick Schulman, Mark Gregorich, and Phil Hellmuth. Hellmuth played a tight, solid game for the most of the day, but lost most of his chips in a big hand at the feature table against Gorodinsky before moving all in with an overpair against Eli Elezra. Elezra flopped trips, then turns quads to send the Poker Brat to the rail in 38th place with nothing to show for his accomplishment.

The final player to exit the tournament without any money was Daniel Ratigan. Ratigan did his best to cockroach stack it up and survive and he even doubled up a few times, but in the end, it wasn't enough. He was sent to the rail by Jonathan Depa when Depa turned a full house. The next few players fell quickly after the bubble burst and the field lost Stuart Rutter, Dan Shak, Anthony Zinno, and Steven Wolansky, all of whom collected $14,912 for their run.

Players will return at 2pm tomorrow to play down to the final six players at which point action will be halted so the final table of this event can be live streamed. With that being said, players will pick up in Level 21 with limits of 12,000/24,000. Among those returning and joining Elezra are Jesse Martin (479,000), Felipe Ramos (401,000), Paul Volpe (372,000), Per Hildebrand (316,000), Dylan Linde (240,000), Mike Matusow (234,000), and Scott Bohlman (108,000), to name a few. PokerNews will be here to cover all the action from the event so be sure to check back in.

Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Day 3 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerChip CountBig BetsCountry
8001Mike Matusow234,00010United States
8003Dylan Linde240,00010United States
8004Daniel Alaei240,00010United States
8005Paul Volpe372,00016United States
8007Mike Gorodinsky385,00016United States
8008Jesse Martin479,00020United States
8009Felipe Ramos401,00017Brazil
      
8011Dustin Dirksen382,00016United States
8012Eli Elezra858,00036United States
8013Adam Coats617,00026United States
8014Talon White269,00011United States
8015Daniel Zack571,00024United States
8016Chris Bjorin415,00017Sweden
8017Viacheslav Zhukov293,00012Russia
8018Kyle Miaso433,00018United States
      
8021Per Hildebrand316,00013Sweden
8022Lars Gronning260,00011United States
8023Jonathan Depa343,00014United States
8024Robert Mizrachi250,00010United States
8025Nikolai Yakovenko390,00016Russia
8026Scott Bohlman108,0005United States
8029Steve Chanthabouasy609,00025United States

Tags: Anthony ZinnoDaniel RatiganDylan LindeEli ElezraJonathan DepaMike GorodinskyMike MatusowNick SchulmanPaul VolpePhil HellmuthScott BohlmanSteven Wolansky

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 858,000 198,000
Adam Coats us
Adam Coats
us 617,000 17,000
Steve Chanthabouasy us
Steve Chanthabouasy
us 609,000 59,000
Daniel Zack us
Daniel Zack
us 571,000 -19,000
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
us 479,000 59,000
Kyle Miaso us
Kyle Miaso
us 433,000 -17,000
Chris Bjorin se
Chris Bjorin
se 415,000 -15,000
Felipe Ramos br
Felipe Ramos
br 401,000 100,000
Nikolai Yakovenko ru
Nikolai Yakovenko
ru 390,000 100,000
Mike Gorodinsky us
Mike Gorodinsky
us 385,000 50,000
Dustin Dirksen us
Dustin Dirksen
us 382,000 2,000
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 372,000 22,000
Jonathan Depa us
Jonathan Depa
us 343,000 -32,000
Per Hildebrand se
Per Hildebrand
se 316,000 -294,000
Viacheslav Zhukov ru
Viacheslav Zhukov
ru 293,000 -27,000
Talon White US
Talon White
US 269,000 -121,000
Lars Gronning us
Lars Gronning
us 260,000 10,000
Robert Mizrachi us
Robert Mizrachi
us 250,000 29,000
Daniel Alaei us
Daniel Alaei
us 240,000 -55,000
Dylan Linde us
Dylan Linde
us 240,000 100,000
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 234,000 -171,000
Scott Bohlman us
Scott Bohlman
us 108,000 -152,000

Coats Chips Up With Quads

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante

In the second last hand of the night, Kyle Miaso raised it up first to act and was called by Dustin Dirksen and Adam Coats in the cutoff. The flop fell {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} and Miaso bet, Dirksen called and Coats raised to pick up two calls.

On the {10-Clubs} turn the trio checked and the {K-Spades} river was checked to Coats. His bet was called by Miaso only and Coats rolled over {K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{J-Spades}{10-Spades} for quads. A frustrated Miaso mucked {A-Spades}{A-Clubs} right into the middle of the table and dropped below half a million in chips.

Adam Coats us
Adam Coats
us 600,000 30,000
Kyle Miaso us
Kyle Miaso
us 450,000 30,000
Dustin Dirksen us
Dustin Dirksen
us 380,000 -100,000

Tags: Adam CoatsDustin DirksenKyle Miaso

Steven Wolansky Eliminated in 23rd Place ($14,912)

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
Steven Wolansky
Steven Wolansky

Steven Wolansky raised under the gun and Paul Volpe called in the big blind. After check-calling a bet on the {K-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{6-Spades} flop, Volpe bet the {3-Hearts} turn and Wolansky called. Volpe checked to see how much Wolansky had left, who replied "I have 25,000 behind."

Volpe bet the {J-Spades} on the river and Wolansky called it off. Volpe rolled over the {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{6-Clubs} and received "you are good" as a reply.

In the very next hand, Wolansky was forced all in from the big blind for the last 5,000. Felipe Ramos raised and all other players folded.

Steven Wolansky: {J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{2-Spades}
Felipe Ramos: {A-Spades}{6-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{2-Hearts}

The board came {A-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and that was it for Wolansky, who takes home $14,912 for his efforts.

Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 350,000 80,000
Felipe Ramos br
Felipe Ramos
br 301,000 -19,000
Steven Wolansky us
Steven Wolansky
us Busted

Tags: Paul VolpeSteven WolanskyFelipe Ramos

Gorodinsky and Volpe Up

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante

Daniel Alaei raised and Mike Gorodinsky three-bet out of the small blind, Alaei called. The flop came {10-Spades}{8-Spades}{4-Diamonds} and Gorodinsky bet, Alaei called. A second barrel by Gorodinsky on the {K-Hearts} turn did the trick to force a fold.

One hand later, Felipe Ramos defended his big blind to a raise by Paul Volpe and check-called a bet on the {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{2-Spades} flop. The Brazilian checked the {J-Clubs} turn and folded to a second bet of Volpe.

Mike Gorodinsky us
Mike Gorodinsky
us 335,000 35,000
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 317,000 47,000
Daniel Alaei us
Daniel Alaei
us 295,000 -10,000
Felipe Ramos br
Felipe Ramos
br 291,000 -29,000
Steven Wolansky us
Steven Wolansky
us 70,000 -140,000

Tags: Daniel AlaeiFelipe RamosMike GorodinskyPaul Volpe

Anthony Zinno Eliminated in 24th Place ($14,912)

MrCleverFox • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
Anthony Zinno
Anthony Zinno

Anthony Zinno was all in over two hands. In the first, he was quartered when Robert Mizrachi claimed most of the pot with the nut low and the best high. That left Zinno with just 24,000.

In the next hand, Zinno raised from early position.

"Protection," Zinno said. "I'm just gonna throw that word out there."

"I'll protect you," Nikolai Yakovenko said before raising from the small blind. Scott Bohlman called from the big blind though and Zinno called off the remainder of his chips.

The flop was {10-Clubs}{9-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Yakovenko bet, Bohlman called.

On the {A-Spades} turn, Yakovenko bet again and Bohlman called. Both players checked the river. Yakovenko showed {A-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{2-Spades} which earned a muck from Bohlman and it bested Zinno's {Q-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{6-Diamonds} as well, eliminating him from the tournament.

Nikolai Yakovenko ru
Nikolai Yakovenko
ru 285,000 -40,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us Busted

Tags: Anthony ZinnoNikolai YakovenkoScott Bohlman

Hildebrand Takes From Volpe

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

Paul Volpe and Per Hildebrand have tangled multiple times today and once again played a three-bet pot. After Volpe had raised under the gun, Hildebrand three-bet in middle position and Volpe called.

Volpe check-called the {J-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} flop and {7-Diamonds} turn before check-folding the {7-Hearts} river.

"Aces again? Had a beautiful double shooter, ace-deuce," Volpe commented after the hand.

Per Hildebrand se
Per Hildebrand
se 610,000 60,000
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 270,000 -105,000

Tags: Paul VolpePer Hildebrand

Stuart Rutter Eliminated in 25th Place ($14,912)

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
Stuart Rutter
Stuart Rutter

Stuart Rutter raised and Paul Volpe three-bet to force out all other opponents. Rutter called all in for 22,000 and the cards were tabled.

Stuart Rutter: {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{3-Spades}
Paul Volpe: {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{2-Diamonds}

The board came {K-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and Volpe improved to a full house, deuces over sixes, to eliminate Rutter in 25th Place for $14,912.

Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 375,000 85,000
Stuart Rutter gb
Stuart Rutter
gb Busted

Tags: Paul VolpeStuart Rutter