2022 888poker XL Winter Series MSPT Sycuan Casino
Event #60: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Event #60: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Day 2 Completed

O'Donnell Leads Field of Huge Names After a Scintillating Day 2 in Event #60: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

jeffmcmillan • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante
Matt O'Donnell
Matt O'Donnell

An exciting day of action in Event #60: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better is in the books. At the end of Day 2 a total of 58 players remained out of the 417 who began the day and leading the pack was Matt O’Donnell who bagged the largest stack in the room at 1,388,000. In total five players bagged stacks that eclipsed a million chips as the day came to an end. Those gigantic stacks included James Chen (1,227,000], David Prociak (1,030,000) and Jon Turner (1,008,000).

Also among the 'million club' is Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi who started the day slowly and at one point had as few as 20,000 chips. But his day quickly gained traction as he was seen with a big stack midway through the day. The momentum would not relent as he ended the day third in chips with a stack of 1,196,000. Mizrachi, who already won his fifth WSOP bracelet earlier in the Series, could become the first player to win two WSOP bracelets in the 2019 WSOP if he can outlast 57 more players.

Several big names remaining in the field as play concluded to make up a who’s who of the poker world. Among such luminaries who still remain in the field are; newly-bejeweled bracelet winner Ari Engel who bagged 798,000, fellow WSOP 2019 bracelet winner Scott Clements (769,000), Connor Drinan (671,000), Erik Seidel (497,000), Mike Matusow (328,000) and the defending 2018 bracelet champion of this event, Joey Couden, who has 403,000 chips.

Of course, not everyone was able to find their way through the maze of players, hands and situations as many players were eliminated from the outset. The money bubble took several hands to break and delayed dinner break for about 25 minutes before it finally burst when the field went from 169 to 168. Once the money was reached, several well-known players were sent to the payout line in the first few pay jumps including Jeff Lisandro, Daniel Negreanu, Joseph Cheong and Ben Yu. As play wore on more players were busted with Nick Guagenti, Frank Kassela and middle of the day big stack Abdul Amer being some of the later casualties in the day.

Play will resume on Thursday June 27th at 2 p.m. local time in the Amazon Room. Play will continue at level 21 with blinds at 8,000/16,000 and limits at 16,000 to 56,000. The Pokernews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the Hi/Lo action as the final stages of the tournament commence.

Tags: Ari EngelDavid ProciakJames ChenJoey CoudenMatt O'Donnell

Day 3 Seat Draw Event #60: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Webjoker • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon4171Joao VieiraPortugal382,000
Amazon4172Ryan LevockUnited States229,000
Amazon4173Scott ClementsUnited States769,000
Amazon4175Alex VisbiskyUnited States684,000
Amazon4176Thiago MacedoBrazil778,000
Amazon4177Michael MizrachiUnited States1,196,000
Amazon4178Corey EmeryUnited States186,000
Amazon4179Rodney BurtUnited States655,000
Amazon4181Maury BarrettUnited States378,000
Amazon4182Brian NortonUnited States167,000
Amazon4183Charles ChanUnited States460,000
Amazon4184Phil LaakUnited States249,000
Amazon4186Jordan SpurlinUnited States1,004,000
Amazon4187Raymond HensonUnited States922,000
Amazon4188Amit SanderUnited States136,000
Amazon4189Connor DrinanUnited States671,000
Amazon4191Christopher TsiolisUnited States158,000
Amazon4192Matt O'DonnellUnited States1,388,000
Amazon4193Mike KrescankoUnited States529,000
Amazon4194Nicholas SeikenUnited States507,000
Amazon4195Rafael CaiaffaUnited States411,000
Amazon4196Adrian JimenezUnited States641,000
Amazon4197James ChenTaiwan1,227,000
Amazon4199Ari EngelCanada798,000
Amazon4261Joseph CoudenUnited States403,000
Amazon4262Erik SeidelUnited States497,000
Amazon4263Jameson PainterUnited States421,000
Amazon4264Jon TurnerUnited States1,008,000
Amazon4265Yoav AmitIsrael66,000
Amazon4266Zachary HenchUnited States629,000
Amazon4267Angel MartinezUnited States304,000
Amazon4269Todd WittelesUnited States454,000
Amazon4271Laurence MilesUnited States312,000
Amazon4272Mike MatusowUnited States378,000
Amazon4273Garrett GarvinUnited States180,000
Amazon4274Chris BjorinSweden255,000
Amazon4275Paul JohnsonUnited Kingdom230,000
Amazon4276David ProciakUnited States1,030,000
Amazon4277Kyle MiasoUnited States749,000
Amazon4278Tim SeidenstickerUnited States684,000
Amazon4279Jeremy HarkinUnited States618,000
Amazon4341Stephen LadowskyCanada85,000
Amazon4342Chad EveslageUnited States437,000
Amazon4343Stephen JohnsonUnited States150,000
Amazon4344David BlackUnited States177,000
Amazon4345Thomas SchropferGermany330,000
Amazon4347Anthony ZinnoUnited States571,000
Amazon4348Danny WoolardUnited States329,000
Amazon4349John CorronUnited States86,000
Amazon4351Scott AbramsUnited States774,000
Amazon4352Scott BaumsteinUnited States642,000
Amazon4353Andrew PatersonCanada182,000
Amazon4354Jesse DavidUnited States348,000
Amazon4355John RovetoUnited States303,000
Amazon4356Miguel UseBelgium770,000
Amazon4357Adam CoatsUnited States545,000
Amazon4358Richard LeeUnited States468,000
Amazon4359David BarracloughUnited Kingdom287,000

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

LisaY • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante
Matt O'Donnell us
Matt O'Donnell
us 1,388,000 573,000
James Chen tw
James Chen
tw 1,227,000 482,000
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 1,196,000 106,000
David Prociak us
David Prociak
us 1,030,000
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 1,008,000 33,000
Jordan Spurlin us
Jordan Spurlin
us 1,004,000 304,000
Raymond Henson us
Raymond Henson
us 922,000 272,000
Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 798,000 28,000
Thiago Macedo br
Thiago Macedo
br 778,000 682,500
Scott Abrams us
Scott Abrams
us 774,000 374,000
Miguel Use be
Miguel Use
be 770,000 617,000
Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
us 769,000 234,000
Kyle Miaso us
Kyle Miaso
us 749,000 124,000
Tim Seidensticker us
Tim Seidensticker
us 684,000 -261,000
Alex Visbisky us
Alex Visbisky
us 684,000 524,000
Connor Drinan us
Connor Drinan
us 671,000 338,000
Rodney Burt ca
Rodney Burt
ca 655,000 -299,000
Scott Baumstein us
Scott Baumstein
us 642,000 142,000
Adrian Jimenez us
Adrian Jimenez
us 641,000 -129,000
Zachary Hench us
Zachary Hench
us 629,000 525,000
Jeremy Harkin us
Jeremy Harkin
us 618,000 556,200
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 571,000 -164,000
Adam Coats us
Adam Coats
us 545,000 -87,000
Mike Krescanko us
Mike Krescanko
us 529,000 -51,000
Nicholas Seiken us
Nicholas Seiken
us 507,000 459,500

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Play has ended!

jeffmcmillan • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante

Full recap and chip counts coming

Seven More Hands

LisaY • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante

A seven has been drawn so there will be seven more hands played before players start to bag.

Set Over Set for Laak and Chan

LisaY • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante
Phil Laak
Phil Laak

Tim Seidensticker raised to 26,000 and Phil Laak and Rodney Burt called from the hijack and cutoff respectively. Charles Chan was in the big blind and he came along too, making it four-handed to the flop.

On the {2-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{10-Spades} board, there were checks all round and they headed on to the turn. It fell the {4-Diamonds}, bringing a second flush draw and Chan decided to lead for 110,000. Seidensticker passed, Laak moved all in for 216,000 total and Rodney Burt also moved aside before Chan called the rest.

Charles Chan: {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{3-Clubs}
Phil Laak: {2-Clubs}{2-Spades}{a-Spades}{5-Clubs}

It was a set each but Chan's was the higher and Laak was looking to hit a spade to turn the pot around. The {j-Clubs} river didn't help him and his is left short after paying up. "I got nailed!" said Laak, who is left with seven big blinds.

Rodney Burt ca
Rodney Burt
ca 954,000 872,400
Tim Seidensticker us
Tim Seidensticker
us 945,000 165,000
Charles Chan us
Charles Chan
us 448,000 214,000
Phil Laak us
Phil Laak
us 83,000 -168,000

Tags: Charles ChanPhil LaakRodney BurtTim Seidensticker

Zinno Takes Four Way Pot

jeffmcmillan • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante

Four players were involved in a hand with the board reading {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{9-Spades} . Action checked around to Anthony Zinno who was in position. He bet 25,000 and received one call and two folds. He turned over the {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{7-Spades} for the winning straight and reeled in the pot.

Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 735,000 155,000

Tags: Anthony Zinno