Abrams Leads Final Nine, Seidel and Zinno Still Alive as Extra Day is Needed to Crown a Champion in Event #60: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
What was originally scheduled to be the final day of play in Event #60: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, instead ended after 10 levels of play with nine players remaining.
Leading the charge is Scott Abrams who ended the day with 6,600,000 in chips. His surge in chips was sparked by a three way all in hand in which he took 3/4ths of the pot and increased his stack by 2 million. He would continue to build as the night wore on and entered the final table as chip leader. Second in chips with 4,675,000 is Rodney Burt who won a big pot at the very end of play with a straight and nut low scoop. Jordan Spurlin ended the day third in chips with 4,250,000.
Anthony Zinno ended the day with 3,995,000 in chips and is still in contention for his second WSOP bracelet. Meanwhile, Erik Seidel’s quest for a 9th bracelet is still on course as he is among the final nine, bagging 1,490,000.
In order to get to the final table plenty of chip carnage was needed. The day was strewn with several tournament life casualties as many players were cut down in their attempt to advance to the final table. A slew of big names were eliminated just before the final three tables including the defending champion Joey Couden, who was taken out in 33rd place to end his attempt to go back-to-back. Mike Matusow soon followed him out the door in 31st and Michael Mizrachi, who started the day third in chips, exited the field in 27th place just before the three table redraw in a hand featuring a double elimination.
Start of the day chip leader Matt O’Donnell was eliminated in 17th place as he sent his entire stack over to the rising one of David Prociak, who would ride the momentum to a sizeable chip lead in the late part of the day. However his time on top would turn out to be short lived, as he was widdled away to elimination in 11th place. And finally to end the day Ari Engel was taken out in 10th place as his bid to win his second bracelet within a week came up short.
Play will resume at 2 p.m. local time at level 31 with blinds at 80,000-160,000 and limits at 160,000 and 560,000. Play will carry on until a bracelet winner is finally crowned.
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Connor Drinan||United States||1,125,000||7|
|2||Kyle Miaso||United States||530,000||3|
|3||Jon Turner||United States||1,460,000||9|
|4||Jordan Spurlin||United States||4,250,000||27|
|5||Scott Abrams||United States||6,600,000||41|
|6||Erik Seidel||United States||1,490,000||9|
|7||Rodney Burt||United States||4,675,000||29|
|9||Anthony Zinno||United States||3,955,000||25|
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