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).