Live Events 2
Event #62: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Days:
123

Highlights

Highlights

Event #62: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Day 2 Completed

Matthew Kaplan Leads 13 Runners into Day 3 of Event #62: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

MattHansen • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Matthew Kaplan
Matthew Kaplan

Day 2 of Event #62: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better is in the books and Matthew Kaplan is the chip leader after two fast-paced days of mixed game action at the 2021 World Series of Poker. The popular format attracted 725 runners and generated a prize pool of $967,875. The Day 3 finale will kick off at 2 p.m. on November 3 where the winner will take home the WSOP gold bracelet and $186,789.

The second of three days started with 113 players and the money bubble burst within the first level to pay the top 109 players. The remaining 13 runners will move on to Day 3 on Wednesday, November 3. Players who made the money but did not qualify for Day 3 include Mike Matusow, Chip Jett, Robert Mizrachi, Andrew Kelsall,Kathy Liebert, and Ari Engel.

Tsugunari Toma, the Day 1 chip leader, came into Day 2 with more than three times the chips as his nearest competitor, but his luck turned south quickly and he was eliminated halfway through the day.

Kaplan holds the chip lead and will return in search of his first bracelet. He has cashed three times at the 2021 WSOP and this will be his first cash in an Omaha variant.

Among the other chip leaders that will try to catch Kaplan on Day 3 are Kevin Gerhart, Dustin Dirksen, and Roman Hrabec. Gerhart seeks his fourth bracelet and second of the 2021 WSOP, while Dirksen and Hrabec are in search of their first WSOP title.

Day 3 Seat Draw

TableSeatNameChip Count
Amazon Gold 4031Matthew Kaplan3,145,000
Amazon Gold 4032Roman Hrabec1,800,000
Amazon Gold 4033Tamon Nakamura1,145,000
Amazon Gold 4034Dylan Wilkerson1,240,000
Amazon Gold 4035Kevin Gerhart2,900,000
Amazon Gold 4036Joseph Haddad665,000
Amazon Gold 4038Michael Trivett730,000
    
Amazon Gold 4112Sterling Lopez1,350,000
Amazon Gold 4114Richie Allen515,000
Amazon Gold 4115James Hong440,000
Amazon Gold 4116Bryant Bustamante805,000
Amazon Gold 4117Alexandr Orlov1,015,000
Amazon Gold 4118Dustin Dirksen2,400,000

The finale will kick off on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Level 26 with blinds at 30,000/60,000 and a 60,000 ante. The tournament will move over to tables 403 and 411 in the Amazon Gold section and Day 3 will play until a winner is crowned.

Be sure to join us on Wednesday and keep it with the PokerNews live reporting team for updates on all of your favorite events at the 2021 World Series of Poker.

Tags: Alexandr OrlovAndrew KelsallAri EngelDustin DirksenDylan WilkersonKathy LiebertKevin GerhartMatthew KaplanMichael TrivettMike MatusowRichie AllenRobert MizrachiTamon NakamuraTsugunari Toma

End of Day Chip Counts

MattHansen • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Matthew Kaplan us
Matthew Kaplan
us 3,145,000 815,000
Kevin Gerhart us
Kevin Gerhart
us 2,900,000 -350,000
Dustin Dirksen us
Dustin Dirksen
us 2,400,000 1,085,000
Roman Hrabec cz
Roman Hrabec
cz 1,800,000 800,000
Sterling Lopez US
Sterling Lopez
US 1,350,000 -25,000
Dylan Wilkerson us
Dylan Wilkerson
us 1,240,000 -1,010,000
Tamon Nakamura jp
Tamon Nakamura
jp 1,145,000 445,000
Alexandr Orlov ru
Alexandr Orlov
ru 1,015,000 95,000
Bryant Bustamante US
Bryant Bustamante
US 805,000 -235,000
Michael Trivett us
Michael Trivett
us 730,000 175,000
Joseph Haddad US
Joseph Haddad
US 665,000 -515,000
Richie Allen gb
Richie Allen
gb 515,000 60,000
James Hong US
James Hong
US 440,000 -80,000

Bag and Tag Time

DougChase • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

The remaining 13 players have finished playing for the day and will bag and tag to return Wednesday at 2:00 local time (PT).

Please stay tuned to PokerNews for a full recap of all the action.

Jason Straziuso Eliminated in 15th Place ($7,396)

DougChase • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Jason Straziuso
Jason Straziuso

The hand was discovered on a completed board of {5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{a-Clubs} with Jason Straziuso all-in and at risk versus Roman Hrabec and Tamon Nakamura.

The players tabled their cards and it was the {q-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} held by Hrabec that took the high with a seven-high straight, which bested the {a-Clubs}{8-Spades}{7-Spades}{2-Hearts} for two pairs aces and sevens held by Straziuso; the latter was eliminated in 15th place from the tournament. Tamon Nakamura took the low side of the pot with his {k-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{2-Spades} and was awarded half of the pot.

Roman Hrabec cz
Roman Hrabec
cz 1,000,000 -115,000
Tamon Nakamura jp
Tamon Nakamura
jp 700,000 70,000
Jason Straziuso US
Jason Straziuso
US Busted

Tags: Tamon Nakamura

Level:
25
Blinds:
25,000/50,000
Ante:
50,000

Calen McNeil Eliminated in 16th Place ($7,396)

DougChase • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Calen McNeil
Calen McNeil

The action was picked up on a flop of {8-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and all of the chips ended up in the middle.

The hands were tabled and the players held:

Matthew Kaplan: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}
Michael Trivett: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{6-Clubs}
Calen McNeil: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}{j-Spades}{5-Diamonds}

It was Trivett's aces that led the kings held by McNeil and Kaplan had a nut low and a wheel draw.

The turn card was the {9-Clubs} and changed nothing.

The river card, however, was the {5-Hearts} which completed Kaplan's wheel and he scooped the massive pot, and McNeil was eliminated from the tournament in 16th place.

Matthew Kaplan us
Matthew Kaplan
us 2,330,000 1,525,000
Michael Trivett us
Michael Trivett
us 555,000 -470,000
Calen McNeil ca
Calen McNeil
ca Busted

Two Table Re-Draw - Chip Count Update (full)

MattHansen • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Kevin Gerhart us
Kevin Gerhart
us 3,250,000 825,000
Dylan Wilkerson us
Dylan Wilkerson
us 2,250,000 215,000
Sterling Lopez US
Sterling Lopez
US 1,375,000 210,000
Dustin Dirksen us
Dustin Dirksen
us 1,315,000 -200,000
Joseph Haddad US
Joseph Haddad
US 1,180,000 215,000
Roman Hrabec cz
Roman Hrabec
cz 1,115,000 490,000
Bryant Bustamante US
Bryant Bustamante
US 1,040,000 -165,000
Michael Trivett us
Michael Trivett
us 1,025,000 595,000
Alexandr Orlov ru
Alexandr Orlov
ru 920,000 420,000
Calen McNeil ca
Calen McNeil
ca 820,000 20,000
Matthew Kaplan us
Matthew Kaplan
us 805,000 255,000
Richie Allen gb
Richie Allen
gb 800,000 225,000
Damjan Radanov us
Damjan Radanov
us 660,000 360,000
Tamon Nakamura jp
Tamon Nakamura
jp 630,000 10,000
James Hong US
James Hong
US 520,000 -255,000
Jason Straziuso US
Jason Straziuso
US 425,000 -700,000

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Final Two Tables

MattHansen • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
TableSeatNameChip Count
Amazon Purple 4491Matthew Kaplan805,000
Amazon Purple 4492Roman Hrabec1,115,000
Amazon Purple 4493Tamon Nakamura630,000
Amazon Purple 4494Dylan Wilkerson2,250,000
Amazon Purple 4495Kevin Gerhart3,250,000
Amazon Purple 4496Jason Straziuso425,000
Amazon Purple 4497Calen McNeil820,000
Amazon Purple 4498Michael Trivett1,025,000
    
Amazon Purple 4561Joseph Haddad1,180,000
Amazon Purple 4562Sterling Lopez1,375,000
Amazon Purple 4563Damjan Radanov660,000
Amazon Purple 4564Richie Allen800,000
Amazon Purple 4565James Hong520,000
Amazon Purple 4566Bryant Bustamante1,040,000
Amazon Purple 4567Alexandr Orlov920,000
Amazon Purple 4568Dustin Dirksen1,315,000