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Event #45: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
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Event #45: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
Day 2 Completed

Jonathan Witz Leads Stacked Field with 18 Players Remaining in Event #45: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Jonathan Witz topped an action-filled Day 2
Jonathan Witz topped an action-filled Day 2

After an action-filled day at the tables of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, the Event #45: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship has not only reached the money but was whittled down all the way to just 18 remaining contenders out of a field of 344 entries. They have all locked up a portion of the $3,207,800 prize pool in the latest high-stakes contest of the 2021 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

With plenty of big names still in contention, the action throughout the day was dominated by Jonathan Witz and Chris Sandrock, who finished in first and third place respectively. Witz topped the counts with a stack of 2,620,000 as he edged past Arthur Morris (2,390,000) while Sandrock occupies the final spot on the podium with 1,900,000 in chips.

Seven WSOP bracelet winners bagged up chips including Daniel Zack and Tommy Le, who are both inside of the overnight top 10. Zack already has six cashes to his name during the in-person festival including a fourth place finish in Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed. Le came narrowly close to double his bracelet tally after his runner-up finish to Josh Arieh in Event #39: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha.

Meanwhile, both Eli Elezra and Mike Matusow are still in the mix and are hunting for their fifth taste at WSOP gold.

Top 10 Chip Counts in Event #45: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

PlacePlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Jonathan WitzUnited States2,620,000105
2Arthur MorrisUnited States2,390,00096
3Chris SandrockUnited States1,900,00076
4Daniel ZackUnited States1,845,00074
5Kyle MontgomeryUnited States1,430,00057
6Artem MaksimovRussia1,400,00056
7Anderson IrelandUnited States1,305,00052
8Nader YounesUnited States1,190,00048
9Tommy LeUnited States1,000,00040
10Jordan SpurlinUnited States960,00038

The top 52 finishers cashed for at least $16,141 and among those to reach the money and come up shy of making Day 3 were notables such as Jim Collopy, Randy Ohel, Brandon Shack-Harris, Toby Lewis, JC Tran, David Benyamine, Adam Hendrix, John Racener, and the reigning WSOP Player of the Year Robert Campbell.

Before the cards went in the air, another 27 players entered with a fresh stack of 60,000 and many of them vanished quickly without anything to show for. Shiva Dudani, Stephen Chidwick, and Rok Gostisa were the only late entrants to reach the money. Among the dozens of Day 2 casualties was also the defending champion Dash Dudley.

Former $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship bracelet winner Jan-Peter Jachtmann was one of many contenders who sent over his chips to Sandrock, who entered Day 2 with the biggest stack and was unfazed by all the big names that appeared on his tables throughout the ten levels of 60 minutes each. Sandrock was the first player to reach a seven-figure stack and remained in the top five for the entire duration.

The money bubble burst on the first hand after the dinner break when Brian Okin was ousted by Brandon Schaefer. Casualties thereafter came at a rapid pace and some notable hands included the elimination of David Benyamine, the dramatic double knockout of Adam Hendrix and John Racener via rivered quads for Daniel Zack, as well as the exit of Robert Campbell against PLO aficionado Tommy Le.

Daniel Zack
Daniel Zack has a shot at his second WSOP gold bracelet

The remaining 18 players will play down to the final five as of 2 p.m. local time on Monday, Oct. 25, and the recommencing blinds on Level 21 will be 10,000/25,000 with a big blind ante of 25,000. Stay tuned then to find out right here on PokerNews who makes the cut for the live-streamed showdown on the following day.

Tags: Adam HendrixBrandon SchaeferBrandon Shack-HarrisBrian OkinChris SandrockDaniel ZackDavid BenyamineJan-Peter JachtmannJC TranJohn RacenerJonathan WitzRobert CampbellRok GostisaShiva DudaniStephen ChidwickToby LewisTommy Le

Day 3 Seat Draw Event #45: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
4062Michael HeritschUnited States265,00011
4063Kyle MontgomeryUnited States1,430,00057
4064Dylan LindeUnited States780,00031
4065Jordan SpurlinUnited States960,00038
4067Ashly ButlerUnited States705,00028
4068Chris SandrockUnited States1,900,00076
      
4141Mike MatusowUnited States715,00029
4142Daniel ZackUnited States1,845,00074
4143Mike KrasienkoUnited States505,00020
4144Leonid YanovskiIsrael365,00015
4146Arthur MorrisUnited States2,390,00096
4148Tommy LeUnited States1,000,00040
      
4212Nader YounesUnited States1,190,00048
4213Jeremy AusmusUnited States600,00024
4214Artem MaksimovRussia1,400,00056
4215Eli ElezraIsrael650,00026
4217Jonathan WitzUnited States2,620,000105
4218Anderson IrelandUnited States1,305,00052

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Jonathan Witz US
Jonathan Witz
US 2,620,000 -380,000
Arthur Morris us
Arthur Morris
us 2,390,000 160,000
Chris Sandrock US
Chris Sandrock
US 1,900,000
Daniel Zack us
Daniel Zack
us 1,845,000 205,000
Kyle Montgomery us
Kyle Montgomery
us 1,430,000 -310,000
Artem Maksimov RU
Artem Maksimov
RU 1,400,000 300,000
Anderson Ireland us
Anderson Ireland
us 1,305,000 15,000
Nader Younes US
Nader Younes
US 1,190,000 360,000
Tommy Le us
Tommy Le
us 1,000,000 -40,000
Jordan Spurlin us
Jordan Spurlin
us 960,000 310,000
Dylan Linde us
Dylan Linde
us 780,000 50,000
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 715,000 -115,000
Ashly Butler us
Ashly Butler
us 705,000 -125,000
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 650,000 150,000
Jeremy Ausmus us
Jeremy Ausmus
us 600,000 30,000
Mike Krasienko us
Mike Krasienko
us 505,000 -215,000
Leonid Yanovski il
Leonid Yanovski
il 365,000 -285,000
Michael Heritsch us
Michael Heritsch
us 265,000 -40,000

Day 2 Completed With 18 Remaining

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

The final 18 players bagged up for the night and will return to their seats at 2pm local time. All chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Corey Hochman Eliminated in 19th Place ($23,806)

jnoy • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Corey Hochman
Corey Hochman

Corey Hochman called his last 100,000 chips on the final hand of the night, and was up against Ashly Butler and Chris Sandrock. The flop of {k-Hearts}{5-Spades}{3-Spades} saw Sandrock bet and Butler fold, leaving the hand heads-up.

Corey Hochman: {j-}{10-}{8-}{5-}
Chris Sandrock: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{j-Clubs}

Sandrock flopped top pair with a flush draw and the turn {4-Hearts} and river {2-Spades} changed nothing for Hochman, who was eliminated to close out the day's action in 19th place.

Chris Sandrock US
Chris Sandrock
US 1,900,000 260,000
Corey Hochman us
Corey Hochman
us Busted

Tags: Ashly ButlerChris SandrockCorey Hochman

Ireland Doubles Through Younes

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

On a flop of {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{3-Spades}, Anderson Ireland got his stack of 570,000 in and was looked up by Nader Younes with the superior stack.

Anderson Ireland: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{9-Diamonds}
Nader Younes: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}

Ireland had a ton of equity with the full wrap and nut flush draw. He got there right away on the {a-Spades} turn and further improved to the nut flush on the {5-Diamonds} river to double in style.

Anderson Ireland us
Anderson Ireland
us 1,290,000 570,000
Nader Younes US
Nader Younes
US 830,000 -620,000

Tags: Anderson IrelandNader Younes

The Wall of Witz Hitz Three Million

MikePatrick • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Jonathan Witz
Jonathan Witz

On a {6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop, Nader Younes and Eli Elezra checked to Jonathan Witz who bet the size of the pot, 310,000.

Younes said he'd fold and wanted to show his cards if Elezra also folded, which he did.

Younes tossed {a-Clubs}{a-Spades} onto the table, and Elezra followed suit by tossing {k-Clubs}{k-Spades} onto the table.

Following that display, Witz showed {j-Clubs}{j-Spades}, saying he also had a flush draw.

Witz is cruising to the end of the night with a stack of three million chips.

Jonathan Witz US
Jonathan Witz
US 3,000,000 600,000
Nader Younes US
Nader Younes
US 1,450,000 -150,000
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 500,000 -140,000

Tags: Eli ElezraJonathan WitzNader Younes

Jesse Rockowitz Eliminated in 20th Place ($23,806)

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Jesse Rockowitz
Jesse Rockowitz

Jesse Rockowitz raised to 65,000 and Arthur Morris then three-bet the pot from one seat over. Rockowitz got it in for what appeared to be 320,000 and Morris beat him into the pot.

Jesse Rockowitz: {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{3-Clubs}
Arthur Morris: {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}

The board ran out {q-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{10-Hearts} and Rockowitz departed in 20th place for a payday of $23,806.

Arthur Morris us
Arthur Morris
us 2,230,000 1,105,000
Jesse Rockowitz us
Jesse Rockowitz
us Busted

Tags: Arthur MorrisJesse Rockowitz

Nathan Zimnik Eliminated in 21st Place ($23,806)

jnoy • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Nathan Zimnik
Nathan Zimnik

Just after doubling up Jeremy Ausmus, Nathan Zimnik committed his last 360,000 after the flop against Artem Maksimov.

Nathan Zimnik: {k-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{6-Hearts}
Artem Maksimov: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}

The chips went in after a flop of {k-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and Zimnik sitting second best with a pair of kings. The turn {a-Spades} locked up the pot for Maksimov, knocking out Zimnik in 21st place.

Artem Maksimov RU
Artem Maksimov
RU 1,100,000
Nathan Zimnik US
Nathan Zimnik
US Busted

Tags: Artem MaksimovJeremy AusmusNathan Zimnik