2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller
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Event #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller
Day 2 Completed

Ben Lamb Leads 25 Survivors After Day 2 in Event #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Ben Lamb
Ben Lamb

One of the high-stakes highlights of the 2021 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas is one step closer to crowning a champion. Out of a field of 212 entries in Event #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller, only 25 players remain in contention for the biggest slice of the $5,008,500 prize pool. They have all locked up a payday of $44,807 locked up so far and the winner can look forward to the coveted gold bracelet and top prize of $1,251,860.

Best-positioned for the seven-figure payday and what would be his second gold bracelet is Ben Lamb, who soared to the biggest stack on Day 2. Lamb was one of nearly three dozen late entrants during the first two levels and bagged up a massive stack of 3,885,000. That's well ahead of second-placed Nathan Zimnik (2,535,000) and David Benyamine (2,340,000). One of the former champions of this specific tournament is also still in the mix, as Shaun Deeb advanced with just shy of two million in chips.

Top 10 Counts Day 2 Event #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Ben LambUnited States3,885,000130
2Nathan ZimnikUnited States2,535,00085
3David BenyamineFrance2,340,00078
4LaDarren BanksUnited States2,000,00067
5Shaun DeebUnited States1,975,00066
6Joao VieiraPortugal1,805,00060
7Farhad JamasiUnited States1,480,00049
8Veselin KarakitukovBulgaria1,445,00048
9Bryce YockeyUnited States1,420,00047
10Charles SinnUnited States1,335,00045

Among the notable contenders outside of the top five are Joao Vieira, Bryce Yockey, Jeremy Ausmus, Tommy Le, Simon Lofberg,
Jerry Wong, and Ka Kwan Lau. Ausmus and Le were on the final table of Event #45: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship, in which Le claimed his second career gold bracelet only a few days ago. The Californian was down to just under two blinds prior to the money bubble but made it through with 1,035,000 in pursuit of an unprecedented back-to-back victory in WSOP PLO High Roller tournaments.

Previous WSOP $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High-Roller Champions

YearPlayerCountryFirst PrizePlayersPrize Pool
2021tbatba$1,251,860212$5,008,500
2019Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom$1,618,417278$6,602,500
2018Shaun DeebUnited States$1,402,683230$5,462,500
2017James CalderaroUnited States$1,289,074204$4,868,750
2016Jens KyllonenFinland$1,127,035184$4,370,000
2015Anthony ZinnoUnited States$1,122,196175$4,156,250

Defending champion Stephen Chidwick was eliminated a few spots outside of the money when he fell victim to the hot run of Lamb during the final stages of the night. Other notables such as Dash Dudley, Dylan Weisman, John Racener, Josh Arieh, Yuval Bronshtein, Dario Sammartino, Sam Soverel, and Jake Schwartz all missed out on another WSOP cash for their poker resume.

Lamb was also responsible for bursting the money bubble when he turned a flush against Ian Bradley's two pair. For the remainder of the day, Lamb remained the undisputed chip leader. Seven players earned cash prizes and among them were four WSOP bracelet winners in Ben Yu, Joseph Cheong, Scott Seiver, and Chance Kornuth.

All remaining 25 players will return to their seats in the Amazon Room at 2pm local time on Friday, October 29. The penultimate tournament day is scheduled to reduce the field to the final five players and the action recommences in Level 21 at blinds of 15,000/30,000 with a big blind ante of 30,000.

Stay tuned to find out who will make it all the way to the live-streamed final as the PokerNews team will be on the floor to provide all key hands from start-to-finish.

Tags: Ben LambBen YuBryce YockeyChance KornuthCharles SinnDash DudleyDavid BenyamineJake SchwartzJeremy AusmusJerry WongJoao VieiraJohn RacenerJoseph CheongJosh AriehKa Kwan LauLaDarren BanksNathan ZimnikSam SoverelScott SeiverShaun DeebSimon LofbergStephen ChidwickTommy Le

Day 3 Seat Draw - Event #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller

KaleGozer • Level 20: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4272Charles SinnUnited States1,335,00045
Amazon4273Jeremy AusmusUnited States1,280,00043
Amazon4274Nathan ZimnikUnited States2,535,00085
Amazon4275Robert PaddockUnited States505,00017
Amazon4277LaDarren BanksUnited States2,000,00067
Amazon4278Simon LofbergSweden885,00030
       
Amazon4281Jerry WongUnited States705,00024
Amazon4282Shaun DeebUnited States1,975,00066
Amazon4283John BeauprezUnited States905,00030
Amazon4284Matthew WantmanUnited States985,00033
Amazon4285Ka Kwan LauHong Kong525,00018
Amazon4286Michael KamranUnited States725,00024
Amazon4288Tommy LeUnited States1,035,00035
       
Amazon4291Farhad JamasiUnited States1,480,00049
Amazon4293Maxx ColemanUnited States340,00011
Amazon4295Gabriel AndradeEcuador300,00010
Amazon4296Amir MirrasouliUnited States605,00020
Amazon4297Bryce YockeyUnited States1,420,00047
Amazon4298Joao VieiraPortugal1,805,00060
       
Amazon4301Mohammad AraniUnited States600,00020
Amazon4303David BenyamineFrance2,340,00078
Amazon4304Veselin KarakitukovBulgaria1,445,00048
Amazon4306Joseph SandersUnited States1,140,00038
Amazon4307Martin DamDenmark1,045,00035
Amazon4308Ben LambUnited States3,885,000130

End-of-Day 2 Counts (full)

KaleGozer • Level 20: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us 3,885,000 235,000
Nathan Zimnik us
Nathan Zimnik
us 2,535,000 -15,000
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr 2,340,000 940,000
LaDarren Banks us
LaDarren Banks
us 2,000,000 -200,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 1,975,000 -325,000
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
Winamax
pt 1,805,000
Farhad Jamasi us
Farhad Jamasi
us 1,480,000 710,000
Veselin Karakitukov bg
Veselin Karakitukov
bg 1,445,000 445,000
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
us 1,420,000 -280,000
Charles Sinn us
Charles Sinn
us 1,335,000 -265,000
Jeremy Ausmus us
Jeremy Ausmus
us 1,280,000 -90,000
Joseph Sanders us
Joseph Sanders
us 1,140,000 215,000
Martin Dam DK
Martin Dam
DK 1,045,000 -55,000
Tommy Le us
Tommy Le
us 1,035,000
Matthew Wantman us
Matthew Wantman
us 985,000 235,000
John Beauprez us
John Beauprez
us 905,000 -15,000
Simon Lofberg se
Simon Lofberg
se 885,000 90,000
Michael Kamran us
Michael Kamran
us 725,000 225,000
Jerry Wong us
Jerry Wong
us 705,000 -115,000
Amir Mirrasouli us
Amir Mirrasouli
us 605,000
Mohammad Arani us
Mohammad Arani
us 600,000 -25,000
Ka Kwan Lau hk
Ka Kwan Lau
hk 525,000 -25,000
Robert Paddock ca
Robert Paddock
ca 505,000 -145,000
Maxx Coleman us
Maxx Coleman
us 340,000 -510,000
Gabriel Andrade ec
Gabriel Andrade
ec 300,000 -200,000

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Day 2 Completed With 25 Remaining

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

All remaining 25 players have bagged and tagged the chips for the night. They will be back tomorrow at 2pm local time to play down to the final five contenders for the live-streamed showdown. All chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Final Pot to Le

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

Tommy Le bet the {q-Spades}{j-Hearts}{3-Hearts} flop for 40,000 and Amir Mirrasouli raised to 90,000, which Le called. The {5-Spades} turn was checked by Le and Mirrasouli now bet 100,000 for Le to call.

After the {3-Clubs} river, Le checked once more and Mirrasouli checked behind with the {q-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} to see Le turn over {a-Clubs}{j-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades} for treys full of jacks to win the pot.

Tommy Le us
Tommy Le
us 1,035,000 185,000
Amir Mirrasouli us
Amir Mirrasouli
us 605,000 -245,000

Tags: Amir MirrasouliTommy Le

Seiver Bricks Out

ajlamers • Level 20: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Scott Seiver
Scott Seiver

Scott Seiver raised to 60,000 on the button and Joao Vieira made it 205,000 in the small blind. Seiver quickly called and the two players saw a flop of {q-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}. Vieira made a pot-sized bet and Seiver snapped in his last 300,000 chips.

Scott Seiver: {k-Clubs}{6-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Spades}
Joao Vieira: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}{j-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}

Vieira flopped top pair but Seiver had a small wrap with an over card. The {7-Spades} on the turn paired the board and the {q-Hearts} hit the river, bricking everything for Seiver who hit the payout desk.

Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
Winamax
pt 1,805,000 555,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us Busted

Tags: Joao VieiraScott Seiver

The Last Three Hands

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

All remaining 27 players will complete another three hands before bagging and tagging for the night.

Late Chip Changes

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

Tommy Le lost nearly half of his stack when he tangled with Martin Dam, who jammed the flop to force an instant fold.

Ben Lamb appears to be the runaway chip leader as Shaun Deeb and Nathan Zimnik are more than one million behind.

Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us 3,650,000 125,000
Nathan Zimnik us
Nathan Zimnik
us 2,550,000 50,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 2,300,000 -350,000
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
us 1,700,000 790,000
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
Winamax
pt 1,250,000 -50,000
Martin Dam DK
Martin Dam
DK 1,100,000 350,000
Amir Mirrasouli us
Amir Mirrasouli
us 850,000 -655,000
Tommy Le us
Tommy Le
us 850,000 -650,000
Ka Kwan Lau hk
Ka Kwan Lau
hk 550,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 300,000 -140,000

Tags: Ben LambMartin DamNathan ZimnikShaun DeebTommy Le