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

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

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.

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