Day 2 Completed
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
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.
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 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.
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||402||2||Matthew Parry||United States||580,000||29|
|Amazon||402||3||Andjelko Andrejevic||United States||1,116,000||56|
|Amazon||402||4||Cong Pham||United States||280,000||14|
|Amazon||402||6||David Halpern||United States||146,000||7|
|Amazon||403||1||Kane Kalas||United States||415,000||21|
|Amazon||403||2||Kyle Montgomery||United States||418,000||21|
|Amazon||403||3||Daniel Fuhs||United States||409,000||20|
|Amazon||403||4||Scott Bohlman||United States||624,000||31|
|Amazon||403||5||Kevin Eyster||United States||511,000||26|
|Amazon||403||8||Ryan D'Angelo||United States||300,000||15|
|Amazon||406||1||Will Jaffe||United States||1,179,000||59|
|Amazon||406||2||Matthew Wantman||United States||196,000||10|
|Amazon||406||3||Patrick Mahoney||United States||1,024,000||51|
|Amazon||406||4||Dash Dudley||United States||1,199,000||60|
|Amazon||406||5||Jeremy Ausmus||United States||648,000||32|
|Amazon||406||6||Adam Hendrix||United States||1,219,000||61|
|Amazon||406||8||Mel Randolph||United States||119,000||6|
|Amazon||407||5||David Eldridge||United States||452,000||23|
|Amazon||407||7||Corey Hochman||United States||102,000||5|
|Amazon||407||8||Shaun Deeb||United States||1,586,000||79|
|Amazon||409||2||James Park||United Kingdom||1,173,000||59|
|Amazon||409||3||Daniel Alaei||United States||1,985,000||99|
|Amazon||409||4||Jordan Spurlin||United States||794,000||40|
|Amazon||409||5||Ian O'Hara||United States||567,000||28|
|Amazon||409||6||Maxx Coleman||United States||769,000||38|
|Amazon||409||8||Peter Park||United States||698,000||35|
|Amazon||410||1||Sandeep Pulusani||United States||316,000||16|
|Amazon||410||2||Eddie Ochana||United States||288,000||14|
|Amazon||410||3||Joseph Sanders||United States||189,000||9|
|Amazon||410||5||Ryan Day||United States||295,000||15|
|Amazon||410||7||Jeffrey Landherr||United States||341,000||17|
|Amazon||410||8||Mohsin Virani||United States||579,000||29|
|Amazon||411||1||Petko Tsakov||United States||735,000||37|
|Amazon||411||2||Matt Perry||United Kingdom||442,000||22|
|Amazon||411||3||Ka Kwan Lau||Hong Kong||391,000||20|
|Amazon||411||4||Luke Schwartz||United Kingdom||1,700,000||85|
|Amazon||411||7||Antonios Rouggeris||United States||184,000||9|
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 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.
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.
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.
Eldridge found a pair on the flop to give him some outs against Zinno's kings. The turn was no help, but the river gave Eldridge a winning two pair, sending Zinno to the rail just before the end of Day 2.
On the n turn, Mohammad Abediarani was all in with the for two pair and Adam Hendrix looked him up with the for the superior two pair. The river brought no miracle and Hendrix also joined the chip millionaire club.
On a flop of , Bryce Yockey ended up all in with the for top two pair. Dash Dudley had him crushed with the for top set and the turn was a formality, as was the on the river.
Ben Lamb bet 54,000 on a board, and Shaun Deeb raised to 240,000. Lamb called.
Lamb tanked for a few minutes on the river before jamming for 289,000. Deeb called after a little time in the tank, tabling for two pair. Lamb flashed with nut clubs for a bricked combo draw, and Lamb was eliminated.
During that hand, Ryan Goindoo was busted at another table.