Event #52: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
Event #52: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
Day 2 Completed

Alaei Tops Last 50 on Day 2; Schwartz and Deeb Among Big Stacks in Event #52: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Daniel Alaei tops Day 2
Daniel Alaei tops Day 2

A new record field was already set when Day 1 came to a close the previous night with nearly 500 players having entered Event #52: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship. Another 26 players joined the action of the latest Championship Event of the 2019 World Series of Poker at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, which created a field of 518 entries and prize pool of $4,869,200.

After ten levels of 60 minutes each, the bubble burst and more than two dozen players headed to the payout desk to collect their money as the field was whittled down all the way to the last 50 hopefuls. Three WSOP bracelet winners sit at the top of the leader board in Daniel Alaei (1,985,000), Luke Schwartz (1,700,000), and Shaun Deeb (1,586,000).

Fresh off his maiden bracelet event victory in Event #49: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship, Schwartz was among the 26 that started with a fresh stack of 60,000 and the Brit went through the day like a wrecking ball, narrowly missing out on the overnight chip lead. Deeb ran hot in the final level of the night to earn his big stack, busting Ben Lamb among others, while Alaei was responsible for the biggest pot of the tournament so far when eliminating Brandon Shack-Harris prior to the money bubble.

Luke Schwartz
Luke Schwartz 2nd in chips after Day 2

Another seven players amassed more than one million in chips including Adam Hendrix (1,219,000), Dash Dudley (1,199,000), Joel Feldman (1,196,000), Will Jaffe (1,179,000), James Park (1,173,000), Andjelko Andrejevic (1,116,000) and Patrick Mahoney (1,024,000).

Other WSOP bracelet winners that will return to the Amazon Gold section as of 2 p.m. local time on Monday, June 24, 2019, are Jeremy Ausmus (648,000), Tobias Ziegler (633,000), Scott Bohlman (624,000), Kevin Eyster (511,000), Daniel Fuhs (409,000), Sandeep Pulusani (316,000), Ryan D'Angelo (300,000), Vladimir Shchemelev (181,000) and David Halpern (146,000).

David Eldridge may still be multi-tabling when Day 3 kicks off, as he ran back and forth between his seats in the PLO Championship and the Monster Stack, and he bagged up chips in both tournaments. The returning blinds for level 21 will be 10,000/20,000 and all 50 remaining hopefuls already have $17,837 locked up, but the elusive gold bracelet and a top prize of $1,086,967 await for the eventual champion in two days.

Among those to bust after the money bubble has burst were Martin Kozlov, Joshua Tieman, David "Bakes" Baker, Peter Costa, Ben Lamb, Bryce Yockey, Anthony Zinno and Kahle Burns.

With more than 270 players taking a seat for Day 2, it was inevitable that some of the biggest names in poker wouldn't make the cut. Stephen Chidwick entered before the cards got in the air and lasted one hand. Brian Hastings, David Benyamine, Phil Galfond, Phil Ivey, Jeff Lisandro, Robert Mizrachi, Ben Yu, Layne Flack, and Daniel Negreanu were just some of those that had to leave empty-handed having failed to make the money.

Brandon Shack-Harris
Brandon Shack-Harris

Brandon Shack-Harris entered Day 2 with a stack of just 40,000, twenty big blinds in the first level of the day. He quickly more than tripled up and from there on consistently built his stack. However, one big clash with Daniel Alaei sent Shack-Harris to the rail without cash. On a queen-high turn with two flush draws, Shack-Harris ended up all in with the nut straight and Alaei eventually called with top set and a hearts flush draw. The river paired the ten and that propelled Alaei into a commanding lead just a few spots on the money bubble.

It took nine hands on the bubble itself to secure a min cash of $15,029 and it was Ray Henson that ended up as the bubble boy when he got it in with flopped top two pair only to be crushed Scott Bohlman's top set. The final two levels of the night reduced the field at a rapid pace and all those that bagged and tagged will be back tomorrow to attempt to play down to the final six.

Stay tuned to find out who will make it to the Thunderdome, as the PokerNews team will be on the floor to cover all the action.

Tags: Adam HendrixAndjelko AndrejevicAnthony ZinnoBen LambBrandon Shack-HarrisBrian HastingsBryce YockeyDaniel AlaeiDaniel FuhsDaniel NegreanuDash DudleyLuke SchwartzPhil IveyRay HensonRobert MizrachiRyan D'AngeloScott BohlmanWill Jaffe

Seat Draw Day 3 Event #52: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

Webjoker • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4021Alexander VillaCanada615,00031
Amazon4022Matthew ParryUnited States580,00029
Amazon4023Andjelko AndrejevicUnited States1,116,00056
Amazon4024Cong PhamUnited States280,00014
Amazon4025Vladimir ShchemelevRussia181,0009
Amazon4026David HalpernUnited States146,0007
Amazon4027David MezeiHungary850,00043
Amazon4031Kane KalasUnited States415,00021
Amazon4032Kyle MontgomeryUnited States418,00021
Amazon4033Daniel FuhsUnited States409,00020
Amazon4034Scott BohlmanUnited States624,00031
Amazon4035Kevin EysterUnited States511,00026
Amazon4036Thomas HueberAustria915,00046
Amazon4038Ryan D'AngeloUnited States300,00015
Amazon4061Will JaffeUnited States1,179,00059
Amazon4062Matthew WantmanUnited States196,00010
Amazon4063Patrick MahoneyUnited States1,024,00051
Amazon4064Dash DudleyUnited States1,199,00060
Amazon4065Jeremy AusmusUnited States648,00032
Amazon4066Adam HendrixUnited States1,219,00061
Amazon4067Alexey MakarovRussia444,00022
Amazon4068Mel RandolphUnited States119,0006
Amazon4072Tomas RibeiroPortugal292,00015
Amazon4073Eoghan O'DeaIreland372,00019
Amazon4074Iaroslav BoikoUkraine356,00018
Amazon4075David EldridgeUnited States452,00023
Amazon4076Andrey RazovRussia755,00038
Amazon4077Corey HochmanUnited States102,0005
Amazon4078Shaun DeebUnited States1,586,00079
Amazon4092James ParkUnited Kingdom1,173,00059
Amazon4093Daniel AlaeiUnited States1,985,00099
Amazon4094Jordan SpurlinUnited States794,00040
Amazon4095Ian O'HaraUnited States567,00028
Amazon4096Maxx ColemanUnited States769,00038
Amazon4097Sylvain LoosliFrance258,00013
Amazon4098Peter ParkUnited States698,00035
Amazon4101Sandeep PulusaniUnited States316,00016
Amazon4102Eddie OchanaUnited States288,00014
Amazon4103Joseph SandersUnited States189,0009
Amazon4104Francesco GrandeItaly256,00013
Amazon4105Ryan DayUnited States295,00015
Amazon4107Jeffrey LandherrUnited States341,00017
Amazon4108Mohsin ViraniUnited States579,00029
Amazon4111Petko TsakovUnited States735,00037
Amazon4112Matt PerryUnited Kingdom442,00022
Amazon4113Ka Kwan LauHong Kong391,00020
Amazon4114Luke SchwartzUnited Kingdom1,700,00085
Amazon4115Joel FeldmanAustralia1,196,00060
Amazon4116Tobias ZieglerGermany633,00032
Amazon4117Antonios RouggerisUnited States184,0009

End-Of-Day 2 Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Daniel Alaei us
Daniel Alaei
us 1,985,000 20,000
Luke Schwartz gb
Luke Schwartz
gb 1,700,000 220,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 1,586,000 86,000
Adam Hendrix us
Adam Hendrix
us 1,219,000 19,000
Dash Dudley us
Dash Dudley
us 1,199,000 79,000
Joel Feldman au
Joel Feldman
au 1,196,000 521,000
Will Jaffe us
Will Jaffe
us 1,179,000 -21,000
James Park gb
James Park
gb 1,173,000 573,000
Andjelko Andrejevic us
Andjelko Andrejevic
us 1,116,000 266,000
Patrick Mahoney us
Patrick Mahoney
us 1,024,000 922,200
Thomas Hueber at
Thomas Hueber
at 915,000 115,000
David Mezei HU
David Mezei
HU 850,000
Jordan Spurlin us
Jordan Spurlin
us 794,000 34,000
Maxx Coleman us
Maxx Coleman
us 769,000 -91,000
Andrey Razov RU
Andrey Razov
RU 755,000 -65,000
Petko Tsakov US
Petko Tsakov
US 735,000 165,000
Peter Park us
Peter Park
us 698,000 98,000
Jeremy Ausmus us
Jeremy Ausmus
us 648,000 163,000
Tobias Ziegler de
Tobias Ziegler
de 633,000 42,000
Scott Bohlman us
Scott Bohlman
us 624,000 99,000
Alexander Villa ca
Alexander Villa
ca 615,000 165,000
Matthew Parry us
Matthew Parry
us 580,000 100,000
Mohsin Virani us
Mohsin Virani
us 579,000 279,000
Ian O'Hara us
Ian O'Hara
us 567,000 67,000
Kevin Eyster us
Kevin Eyster
us 511,000 333,000

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Alaei Has the Last Word

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Daniel Alaei
Daniel Alaei

In the last hand of the night, Daniel Alaei in the small blind took on Ryan D'Angelo on the button. The completed board showed {4-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{7-Spades} and Alaei checked, D'Angelo bet 40,000 only for Alaei to check-raise the pot for 208,000.

D'Angelo shot out of his chair and tried some table chat, but received no reaction. D'Angelo ended up folding and Alaei scooped the last hand to likely bag up the lead for Day 2.

Daniel Alaei us
Daniel Alaei
us 1,965,000 585,000
Ryan D'Angelo us
Ryan D'Angelo
us 300,000 -90,000

Tags: Daniel AlaeiRyan D'Angelo

Two More Hands

BrandonTemple • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

The remaining fifty players will play two more hands before bagging and tagging for the night. Stay tuned for updated chip counts and a full recap of the day's action.

Zinno Left With Zilch

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Anthony Zinno
Anthony Zinno

David Eldridge raised to 45,000 from the hijack, and Adam Hendrix called on the button. Anthony Zinno three-bet shoved for 109,000 in the small blind, and Eldridge four-bet to 230,000, chasing out Hendrix.

Anthony Zinno: {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{k-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
David Eldridge: {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}

Eldridge found a pair on the {9-Spades}{6-Spades}{2-Diamonds} flop to give him some outs against Zinno's kings. The {3-Clubs} turn was no help, but the {10-Spades} river gave Eldridge a winning two pair, sending Zinno to the rail just before the end of Day 2.

Adam Hendrix us
Adam Hendrix
us 1,200,000 20,000
David Eldridge us
David Eldridge
us 475,000 215,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us Busted

Tags: Adam HendrixAnthony ZinnoDavid Eldridge

Deeb Catches Lamb; Goindoo Gone

BrandonTemple • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Ben Lamb
Ben Lamb

Ben Lamb bet 54,000 on a {7-Clubs}{k-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} board, and Shaun Deeb raised to 240,000. Lamb called.

Lamb tanked for a few minutes on the {a-Hearts} river before jamming for 289,000. Deeb called after a little time in the tank, tabling {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{j-Spades} for two pair. Lamb flashed {a-Clubs}{10-}{9-}{6-} with nut clubs for a bricked combo draw, and Lamb was eliminated.

During that hand, Ryan Goindoo was busted at another table.

Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 1,500,000 930,000
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us Busted
Ryan Goindoo tt
Ryan Goindoo
tt Busted

Tags: Ben LambRyan GoindooShaun Deeb