It's another day at the 50th Annual World Series of Poker and the penultimate day of Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better will kick off at 2 p.m. local time. The tournament started with 842 players and there are 46 left on the third day. The remaining players are all guaranteed to cash for at least $3,853 but the winner of the tournament will take home a whopping $228,228. The plan for today is to play down to the final 6. Richard Fuller bagged the chip lead with 474,000 but he's closely followed by Clifford Schinkoeth (448,000), and Tom McCormick (400,000).
Day 2 started with 373 players and the first stop was playing down to the last 128 players where they would all reach the money. Players like Robert Mizrachi, Daniel Negreanu, Shaun Deeb, and Bart Lybaert didn't make it to the money while plenty of others did. Familiar names like Dan Heimiller (106th - $2,257) Scott Bohlman (99th - $2,355), Eli Elezra (97th - $2,355), Steven Wolansky (72nd - $2,996), David Bach (56th - $3,368), and Calen McNeil (54th - $3,853) all cashed the tournament but failed to find a bag at the end of Day 2.
There of plenty of familiar faces left in the tournament and one close to the top is 2017 Player of the Year runner-up Ben Yu. Yu bagged 294,000 at the end of the second day of play and that will be about 15 big bets at the start of Day 3 with the limits at 10,000/20,000 and blinds at 5,000/10,000. Other familiar faces include John Esposito (350,000), four-time WSOP gold bracelet winners Mike Matusow (215,000) and Jeff Madsen (125,000), Andrew Barber (111,000), and John Monette (71,000).
Play will resume at 2 p.m. local time with automatic shufflers in play and they will play down to the final six. Those final six return on Sunday, June 2nd, to play down to a winner who will take down the coveted gold bracelet and the first-place prize of $228,228.
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