Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
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
|Amazon Gold 403||1||Matthew Kaplan||3,145,000|
|Amazon Gold 403||2||Roman Hrabec||1,800,000|
|Amazon Gold 403||3||Tamon Nakamura||1,145,000|
|Amazon Gold 403||4||Dylan Wilkerson||1,240,000|
|Amazon Gold 403||5||Kevin Gerhart||2,900,000|
|Amazon Gold 403||6||Joseph Haddad||665,000|
|Amazon Gold 403||8||Michael Trivett||730,000|
|Amazon Gold 411||2||Sterling Lopez||1,350,000|
|Amazon Gold 411||4||Richie Allen||515,000|
|Amazon Gold 411||5||James Hong||440,000|
|Amazon Gold 411||6||Bryant Bustamante||805,000|
|Amazon Gold 411||7||Alexandr Orlov||1,015,000|
|Amazon Gold 411||8||Dustin Dirksen||2,400,000|
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.
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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.
Damjan Radanov was down to less than one big blind when he got it all in against Richie Allen.
The board ran out and Allen took the pot with queens and nines. Radanov hits the rail in 13th place for $9,039.
The hand was discovered on a completed board of with Jason Straziuso all-in and at risk versus Roman Hrabec and Tamon Nakamura.
The players tabled their cards and it was the held by Hrabec that took the high with a seven-high straight, which bested the 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 and was awarded half of the pot.
The action was picked up on a flop of and all of the chips ended up in the middle.
The hands were tabled and the players held:
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 and changed nothing.
The river card, however, was the which completed Kaplan's wheel and he scooped the massive pot, and McNeil was eliminated from the tournament in 16th place.
|Amazon Purple 449||1||Matthew Kaplan||805,000|
|Amazon Purple 449||2||Roman Hrabec||1,115,000|
|Amazon Purple 449||3||Tamon Nakamura||630,000|
|Amazon Purple 449||4||Dylan Wilkerson||2,250,000|
|Amazon Purple 449||5||Kevin Gerhart||3,250,000|
|Amazon Purple 449||6||Jason Straziuso||425,000|
|Amazon Purple 449||7||Calen McNeil||820,000|
|Amazon Purple 449||8||Michael Trivett||1,025,000|
|Amazon Purple 456||1||Joseph Haddad||1,180,000|
|Amazon Purple 456||2||Sterling Lopez||1,375,000|
|Amazon Purple 456||3||Damjan Radanov||660,000|
|Amazon Purple 456||4||Richie Allen||800,000|
|Amazon Purple 456||5||James Hong||520,000|
|Amazon Purple 456||6||Bryant Bustamante||1,040,000|
|Amazon Purple 456||7||Alexandr Orlov||920,000|
|Amazon Purple 456||8||Dustin Dirksen||1,315,000|