Event #51: $2,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Thompson on Top as Twelve Remain in Event #51: $2,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better

MrPaulSeaton • Level 20: 15,000-30,000, 3,000 ante
Michael Thompson

Day 2 of Event #51: $2,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better is in the books and what a day of action it was! The day started with 128 players vying firstly to make the money and then ultimately to make a deep run to the final few tables. When the bell tolled for the day, just twelve players remained, with their goal of winning a WSOP bracelet still alive.

Leading the pack of the remaining twelve is Michael Thompson who ended the day with a gargantuan chip count of 923,000. He emerged in the middle of the day as a serious contender with a large stack, one that would only continue to grow as the day wore on.

Right on his heels in 2nd is Daniel Radigan with 899,000 in chips. Radigan gained a large portion of his stack in the final level of the night in a big multi-way Stud hand in which he made the eight high straight as well as the best low to scoop a huge pot.

Bracelet winner Philip Long (813,000), Denis Strebkov of Russia (709,000) and Yuri Dzivielevski of Brazil (594,000) rounded out the top five chip stacks.

One of the best stories of the day featured Gerard Rechnitzer (496,000) who is also among the final twelve players. He was making his deep run incredibly alongside his father George Rechnitzer. The father and son combo were even seated at the same table for a few rounds with three tables remaining. However, George was unable to join his son on the final day as he ultimately succumbed in 18th place.

Several big name players fell short of making the final day when their tournament ended on today’s penultimate day of play. Including Jeff Lisandro (58th Place), Eli Elezra (42nd Place), Roland Israelashvili (31st Place) andJesse Martin (19th Place).

Shaun Deeb, who was one of the largest stacks in the room in the middle part of the day, was the final victim of the day after he lost a string of big hands late in the last level to send the defending WSOP player of the year out in unlucky 13th place.

The action will start back up Sunday June 23 at 2 p.m. local time at level 21 with limits at 20,000/40,000. Play will persist until the remaining 12 are reduced to the final player standing. Pokernews will provide all the updates and bring you the action, as a bracelet winner is determined.

Tags: Denis StrebkovEli ElezraGeorge RechnitzerGerard RechnitzerJesse MartinMichael ThompsonPhilip LongRoland IsraelashviliShaun DeebYuri Dzivielevski