Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
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
|Amazon||430||2||Jeff Gross||United States||235,000|
|Amazon||430||4||John Esposito||United States||480,000|
|Amazon||430||5||Tim Seidensticker||United States||150,000|
|Amazon||430||7||Matthew Woodward||United States||1,600,000|
|Amazon||430||8||Dan Colpoys||United States||2,040,000|
|Amazon||439||1||Josh Arieh||United States||1,015,000|
|Amazon||439||3||Jason Riesenberg||United States||360,000|
|Amazon||439||4||Danny Chang||United States||3,620,000|
|Amazon||439||5||Aaron Kupin||United States||500,000|
|Amazon||439||6||Alan Sternberg||United States||410,000|
|Amazon||439||7||Adam Owen||United Kingdom||955,000|
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).
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.
Josh Arieh raised from the small blind and Damjan Radanov called in the big blind. The flop came and the two players got the rest of their chips in the middle with Radanov at risk for a little over 100,000.
It all looked like a chopped pot but Arieh quickly found the on the turn for a one-outer. The on the river was insignificant as Radanov was eliminated in 13th place.
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 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.
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 and Woodward held the winning hand of .
With this hand, Johnson was eliminated from the tournament in 15th place and took home $22,513 in cash for his effort.
Richie Allen and Matt Woodward went heads-up to a flop of . 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.
Woodward flopped two pair but Allen held a flush draw. The on the turn also gave Allen a straight and a low draw but the on the river improved Woodward to a full house.
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.
The board ran out and Stinson could only muster a pair of sixes which sent him to the payout desk.