Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
After six hours of play Day 2 action, Event #65: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship is officially in the books. Day 2 added 18 new faces at the start of play bringing the total to 136 players and when the day finished, only 43 remain. Chris Vitch bagged up the biggest stack with 795,000.
Vitch played around the 200,000 mark for most of the day until he had his table break and won some hands to run it up to the chip lead. Just five days ago, Vitch won $93,764 for his 10th place finish in Event #58: $50,000 Poker Players Championship and looks to keep his hot streak going heading into Day 3 of this event.
Hot on Vitch's tail are two players he should be very familiar with as they cashed in the same event as him. Scott Bohlman who finished in 18th place in the PPC, sits in second with (628,000) and not far behind is Bryce Yockey coming off his 4th place heartbreak finish sitting third in chips with (535,000). Day 1 chip leader Michael McKenna and Kim Kallman (420,000) round out the top five stacks heading into Day 3.
Other players that bagged large stacks include bracelet winners Yuri Dzivielevski (414,000), Viacheslav Zhukov (410,000), Steven Wolansky (389,000), Nick Schulman (380,000), and Joe Hachem (345,000) who had the chip lead close to the end of the night but still ended the night in good shape.
A lot of big names are headed to Day 3 but plenty of notables fell by the wayside as well. Shaun Deeb, Alex Foxen, Kate Hoang, Cary Katz, Ari Engel, and Anthony Zinno were among the 84 players to be eliminated during today’s action.
The prize pool generated a total of $1,814,200 with first place getting paid $463,670 with 29 players walking away with a minimum of $15,237.
Day 3 kicks off tomorrow, Sunday, June 30th, 2019 with a 12 pm local start time. Action will pick up on level 17 where blinds will be 4,000/8,000. Players are scheduled to play 10 total levels, with each level lasting 60-minutes. After every 2 levels, players will get a 15-minute break with a 60-minute dinner break coming after level 22. PokerNews will be on the floor covering all the action. Stay tuned in as the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor bringing you the coverage of Day 3 action.
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||402||1||Connor Drinan||United States||102,000||13|
|Amazon||402||2||Tony Hartmann||United States||67,000||8|
|Amazon||402||3||Ajay Chabra||United States||325,000||41|
|Amazon||402||5||Jordan Siegel||United States||173,000||22|
|Amazon||402||6||Timothy Flanders||United Kingdom||343,000||43|
|Amazon||402||7||Christopher Vitch||United States||795,000||99|
|Amazon||402||8||Andjelko Andrejevic||United States||402,000||50|
|Amazon||403||1||Stephen Johnson||United States||296,000||37|
|Amazon||403||2||Nick Schulman||United States||380,000||48|
|Amazon||403||3||Dylan Wilkerson||United States||117,000||15|
|Amazon||403||4||Ryan Miller||United States||388,000||49|
|Amazon||403||7||Darryll Fish||United States||294,000||37|
|Amazon||406||2||Scott Bohlman||United States||628,000||79|
|Amazon||406||3||Randy Ohel||United States||111,000||14|
|Amazon||406||4||Corey Hochman||United States||414,000||52|
|Amazon||406||5||John Esposito||United States||200,000||25|
|Amazon||406||6||John Sill||United States||89,000||11|
|Amazon||406||7||Chris Ferguson||United States||137,000||17|
|Amazon||406||8||Matt Vengrin||United States||251,000||31|
|Amazon||407||1||Nathan Gamble||United States||126,000||16|
|Amazon||407||4||Senovio Ramirez III||United States||105,000||13|
|Amazon||407||5||Jeffrey Landherr||United States||267,000||33|
|Amazon||407||7||Michael Mizrachi||United States||180,000||23|
|Amazon||410||3||Leif Force||United States||200,000||25|
|Amazon||410||4||Ken Aldridge||United States||81,000||10|
|Amazon||410||5||Chase Steely||United States||42,000||5|
|Amazon||410||6||Matt Livingston||United States||115,000||14|
|Amazon||410||7||Michael McKenna||United States||477,000||60|
|Amazon||411||1||Bryce Yockey||United States||535,000||67|
|Amazon||411||3||Brian Hastings||United States||394,000||49|
|Amazon||411||5||Steven Wolansky||United States||389,000||49|
|Amazon||411||6||Nick Guagenti||United States||249,000||31|
Three more hands for the night were played before play was halted for the night.
End of day chip counts and recap to follow.
According to the table Darryll Fish had just doubled up through Andrey Zaichenko and a few hands later it was Zaichenko's turn to return the favor.
The board read and Zaichenko's was the winning hand as his chip count was being counted out.
The player on the button opened for 15,000 and was called by Chris Ferguson and Joel Feldman from the blinds.
The flop was checked to the turn and Ferguson jammed for 37,500. Feldman got out of the way and the button player called.
In what looked to be a chopped pot, the rivered it into a full double up for Ferguson with aces full of tens.
Ryan Laplante was seen waking away from the table, after being eliminated by Bryce Yockey as the board was being swept away. Yockey now has a substantial chip stack and is one of the rising forces of this tournament.
Action was on Yuri Dzivielevski on the river as the board read in a hand vs John Esposito.
"Take a little longer why don't you" said Esposito, in reference to Dzivielevski's thinking before acting. A few seconds later Dzivielevski announced a pot bet which was 93,000. Esposito lifted up his cards in the air and looked at them for a bit before folding.
"You can have it buddy". he said as the pot was pushed over to the Brazilian bracelet winner,
Jordan Siegel was under the gun and found himself all in preflop against the button player.
The flop gave Siegel nut-flush draw and was able to get there with the turn.
The river fell the giving Siegel the double up.