Live Events 2
Event #66: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
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Highlights

Highlights

Event #66: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Day 2 Completed

Danny Chang Leads the Way in Event #66: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

DougChase • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Danny Chang
Danny Chang

Day 2 of Event #66: Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship has wrapped up with 12 players heading into Day 3 to play for all the marbles. This event attracted 208 total entries, with 113 unique individuals returning at the start of Day 2.

Leading the returning pack is poker-dealer-turned-poker-pro Danny Chang (3,620,000). Towards the end of the day, Chang caught fire and bagged up at his peak.

Hot on Chang’s heels — and fresh off of their respective bracelet wins earlier this WSOP — are pot-limit specialist Josh Arieh (1,015,000) and Russian pro Anatolii Zyrin (1,115,000), who each bagged up healthy stacks and will look to position themselves at this championship final table in search of an additional piece of jewelry to add to their collection along with the $494,791 in first-place cash.

$10,000 PLO-8 Championship Day 3 Seat Draw

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon4301Anatolii ZyrinRussia1,155,000
Amazon4302Jeff GrossUnited States235,000
Amazon4304John EspositoUnited States480,000
Amazon4305Tim SeidenstickerUnited States150,000
Amazon4307Matthew WoodwardUnited States1,600,000
Amazon4308Dan ColpoysUnited States2,040,000
      
Amazon4391Josh AriehUnited States1,015,000
Amazon4393Jason RiesenbergUnited States360,000
Amazon4394Danny ChangUnited States3,620,000
Amazon4395Aaron KupinUnited States500,000
Amazon4396Alan SternbergUnited States410,000
Amazon4397Adam OwenUnited Kingdom955,000
Jeff Gross
Jeff Gross will be one to watch on Day 3.

Day 3 Action

The day played down quickly with many notables hitting the rail early on. Cliff Josephy, Michael Mizrachi, Brian Rast, Chip Jett, Benny Glaser, and Phil Hellmuth all hit the rail by the dinner break.

Ray Henson and Erik Seidel fell just short of a payday, but the true bubble belonged to Charles Coultas and occurred in a hand against Alan Sternberg.

After the money bubble burst, Joe Hachem, Robert Mizrachi, and Nick Shulman all made quick exits. The final two tables saw four very quick eliminations during the last level of the night, with the likes of Richie Allen, Marco Johnson, Ben Yu, and Damjan Radanov all hitting the rail shortly before night’s end.

The remaining 12 finalists will return for Day 3 on Friday at 2:00 p.m. and play down to five players. Play will begin with level 21, and each level will be 60-minutes long with a 15-minute break every two levels, and a 60-minute dinner break after level 26 (~8:30 p.m. local time (PT).

Make sure to check back to PokerNews for continued coverage of this championship event, where cards will be back in the air on Friday at 2:00 p.m. local time (PT).

Tags: Aaron KupinAlan SternbergBen YuBenny GlaserBrian RastChip JettCliff JosephyDan ColpoysErik SeidelJoe HachemJohn EspositoJosh AriehLeif ForceMarco JohnsonMatt WoodwardRay HensonRobert Mizrachi

Bag and Tag Time

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

The tournament director has instructed the dealers to hold up as it is bag and tag time. The remaining 12 players will bag and tag and return to play Friday at 2:00 local time (PT).

Please stay tuned to PokerNews for a full recap of the day's action.

Damjan Radanov Eliminated in 13th Place ($25,950)

ajlamers • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Damjan Radanov
Damjan Radanov

Josh Arieh raised from the small blind and Damjan Radanov called in the big blind. The flop came {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and the two players got the rest of their chips in the middle with Radanov at risk for a little over 100,000.

Damjan Radanov: {k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}
Josh Arieh: {k-Spades}{q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}

It all looked like a chopped pot but Arieh quickly found the {q-Clubs} on the turn for a one-outer. The {7-Hearts} on the river was insignificant as Radanov was eliminated in 13th place.

Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
us 950,000 375,000
Damjan Radanov us
Damjan Radanov
us Busted

Tags: Josh AriehDamjan Radanov

Ben Yu Eliminated in 14th Place ($22,513)

ajlamers • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Ben Yu
Ben Yu

Ben Yu raised to 70,000 in the cutoff and Aaron Kupin three-bet to 230,000 from the small bind. Yu quickly called, leaving himself with just 15,000 behind.

The flop came {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} and Kupin already stuck chips in the middle blindly. Yu kinda laughed and shook his head as he dipped into the tank. After a couple of minutes, Yu eventually laid his hand down.

With just 15,000 chips, Yu was unable to make any sort of comeback as he was eliminated just a couple of hands later.

Aaron Kupin us
Aaron Kupin
us 545,000 370,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us Busted

Tags: Ben YuAaron Kupin

Marco Johnson Eliminated in 15th Place ($22,513)

DougChase • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Marco Johnson
Marco Johnson

The hand was discovered as Matt Woodward was being awarded the pot, and Marco Johnson was heading towards the payout window.

The completed board read {j-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and Woodward held the winning hand of {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}{10-Spades}{5-Clubs}.

With this hand, Johnson was eliminated from the tournament in 15th place and took home $22,513 in cash for his effort.

Matt Woodward us
Matt Woodward
us 1,225,000 375,000
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
us Busted

Tags: Marco JohnsonMatt Woodward

Richie Allen Eliminated in 16th Place ($22,513)

ajlamers • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Richie Allen
Richie Allen

Richie Allen and Matt Woodward went heads-up to a flop of {q-Spades}{10-Clubs}{2-Clubs}. Allen led out with a bet of 80,000 and Woodward raised the pot to 320,000. Allen shoved all in for around 400,000 and Woodward called.

Richie Allen: {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{4-Spades}{4-Clubs}
Matt Woodward: {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{9-Spades}

Woodward flopped two pair but Allen held a flush draw. The {5-Hearts} on the turn also gave Allen a straight and a low draw but the {10-Diamonds} on the river improved Woodward to a full house.

Matt Woodward us
Matt Woodward
us 850,000 325,000
Richie Allen gb
Richie Allen
gb Busted

Tags: Matt WoodwardRichie Allen

Final Two Tables

ajlamers • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerChip Count
4301Anatolii Zyrin1,035,000
4302Jeff Gross235,000
4303Jason Riesenberg200,000
4304John Esposito1,060,000
4305Tim Seidensticker445,000
4306Richie Allen425,000
4307Matt Woodward525,000
4308Marco Johnson300,000
    
4391Josh Arieh575,000
4392Damjan Radanov175,000
4393Ben Yu325,000
4394Danny Chang3,440,000
4395Aaron Kupin175,000
4396Alan Sternberg560,000
4397Adam Owen1,010,000
4398Dan Colpoys1,550,000
Danny Chang us
Danny Chang
us 3,440,000 140,000
Dan Colpoys us
Dan Colpoys
us 1,550,000 200,000
John Esposito us
John Esposito
us 1,060,000 110,000
Anatolii Zyrin ru
Anatolii Zyrin
ru 1,035,000 65,000
Adam Owen gb
Adam Owen
gb 1,010,000 -70,000
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
us 575,000 25,000
Alan Sternberg us
Alan Sternberg
us 560,000 40,000
Matt Woodward us
Matt Woodward
us 525,000 -50,000
Tim Seidensticker us
Tim Seidensticker
us 445,000 -190,000
Richie Allen gb
Richie Allen
gb 425,000 -205,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 325,000 -65,000
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
us 300,000 -30,000
Jeff Gross us
Jeff Gross
us 235,000 -165,000
Jason Riesenberg us
Jason Riesenberg
us 200,000 -180,000
Damjan Radanov us
Damjan Radanov
us 175,000 -55,000
Aaron Kupin us
Aaron Kupin
us 175,000 25,000

Scott Stinson Eliminated in 17th Place ($20,097)

ajlamers • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Scott Stinson
Scott Stinson

The action folded to Dan Colpoys in the small blind who raised to 60,000. Scott Stinson shoved all in for a little over 100,000 in the big blind and Colpoys called.

Scott Stinson: {a-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{6-Spades}{4-Diamonds}
Dan Colpoys: {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{4-Clubs}

The board ran out {k-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} and Stinson could only muster a pair of sixes which sent him to the payout desk.

Dan Colpoys us
Dan Colpoys
us 1,350,000 180,000
Scott Stinson us
Scott Stinson
us Busted

Tags: Dan Colpoys