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Event #71: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha
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Highlights

Event #71: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha
Day 2 Completed

Matt Mamiya Bags Day 2 Chip Lead in Event #71: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha

gaellej • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Matt Mamiya
Matt Mamiya

A total of 94 players returned for battle on Day 2 of Event #71: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha returned to the Pavillion room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino and after 10 levels of play only 15 hopefuls remain.

Leading the charge heading towards the final day is Matt Mamiya with 3,100,000 with the likes of Day 1 chip leader Mourad Amokrane chasing him closely with 2,940,000.

Amokrane has been near the top of the counts for much of the event thus far, rising to the top on Day 1 and maintaining the position throughout play on both days. Spain's Paulo Villena closes the podium with 2,080,000 in chips. With total live earnings of $568,245, there is little doubt that Villena should be considered a serious contender for the chase of the gold.

Event #71 Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts

RANKPLAYERCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Matt MamiyaUnited States3,100,00062
2Mourad AmokraneFrance2,960,00059
3Paulo VillenaSpain2,080,00042
4Kao Chieng SaechaoUnited States2,000,00040
5Gabe RamosUnited States1,600,00032
6Rodney HortonUnited States1,595,00032
7Todd JacobsUnited States1,360,00027
8Ronald LarsenUnited States1,205,00024
9Ryan TerpstraUnited States1,140,00023
10Matthew HumphreyUnited States1,075,00022

Another notable who made his way into final Day 3 is Jeff Gross (1,070,000), who struggled with a small stack the first hours of the day and fought hard to bag over a million chips with which he will return for the finale. He will be joined tomorrow by others experienced players such as Matthew Humphrey (1,075,000), Nikolay Yosifov (570,000) and Borja Gross (515,000).

Jeff Gross
Jeff Gross

All the returning players may have $5,223 locked up and there are still 15 bounties in play, but they all have their eyes on one of the last WSOP gold bracelets of the series and the $132,844 top prize.

The pace of play on Day 2 was as fast and furious as Day 1, and there was definitely no shortage of action.

Russell Alesi was the last player to fall on Day 2 for a 16th place finish worth $4,584, after he pushed his last few chips with a hand containing a pair of eights against Ronald Horton who found a board giving him a pair of nines.

“I only played 8 hours of PLO before that tournament” confessed Alessi with a smile right after his elimination. “I definitely waited too long to start playing Omaha!”

There was a pile of notables and bracelet winners to leave with some consolation on Day 2 as Jonathan Abdellatif (28th, $3,315), Joseph Di Rosa Rojas (42nd, $2,890), Uri Reichenstein (52th, $2,562), Diogo Veiga (57th, $2,313), Joao Vieira (74th, $1,985), Felipe Ramos (82nd, $1,890), and Dario Sammartino (89th, $1,890) all failed to find a bag. The two-time WSOP champion in PLO events Dash Dudley also saw his deep run come to an end, falling in 49th for $2,563.

Play resumes at 3 p.m local time in the Amazon room on Saturday and restarts at Level 21 with blinds of 25,000/ 50,000 with a 50,000 ante. There will be a 15-minute break after every two levels.

The PokerNews team will be there from when the first card is dealt until the last card hits the felt and the 71st bracelet of the 2021 WSOP is awarded.

Tags: Dario SammartinoDash DudleyDiogo VeigaFelipe RamosJeff GrossJoao VieiraJonathan AbdellatifJoseph Di Rosa RojasUri Reichenstein

Day 3 Seat Draw

Jaxon • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
ROOMTABLESEATPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Amazon4032Rodney HortonUnited States1,595,00032
Amazon4033Nikolay YosifovBulgaria570,00011
Amazon4034Kao Chieng SaechaoUnited States2,000,00040
Amazon4035Matthew MlsnaUnited States900,00018
Amazon4036Matt MamiyaUnited States3,100,00062
Amazon4037Todd JacobsUnited States1,360,00027
Amazon4038Matthew HumphreyUnited States1,075,00022
       
Amazon4111Mourad AmokraneFrance2,960,00059
Amazon4112Ryan TerpstraUnited States1,140,00023
Amazon4114Jeff GrossUnited States1,070,00021
Amazon4115Paulo VillenaSpain2,080,00042
Amazon4116Borja GrossUnited Kingdom515,00010
Amazon4117Dustin NelsonUnited States465,0009
Amazon4118Gabe RamosUnited States1,600,00032
Amazon4119Ronald LarsenUnited States1,205,00024

End of the Day Chip Counts

gaellej • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Matt Mamiya US
Matt Mamiya
US 3,100,000 750,000
Mourad Amokrane fr
Mourad Amokrane
fr 2,940,000 390,000
Paulo Villena es
Paulo Villena
es 2,080,000 1,255,000
Kao Chieng Saechao (OR) US
Kao Chieng Saechao (OR)
US 2,000,000 320,000
Gabe Ramos us
Gabe Ramos
us 1,600,000 200,000
Rodney Horton US
Rodney Horton
US 1,595,000 145,000
Todd Jacobs us
Todd Jacobs
us 1,360,000 710,000
Ronald Larsen us
Ronald Larsen
us 1,205,000 -995,000
Ryan Terpstra us
Ryan Terpstra
us 1,140,000 -180,000
Matthew Humphrey US
Matthew Humphrey
US 1,075,000 75,000
Jeff Gross us
Jeff Gross
us 1,070,000 -150,000
Matthew Mlsna us
Matthew Mlsna
us 900,000 280,000
Nikolay Yosifov bg
Nikolay Yosifov
bg 570,000 190,000
Borja Gross GB
Borja Gross
GB 515,000 -325,000
Dustin Nelson us
Dustin Nelson
us 465,000 -510,000

Saechao Takes from Horton

gaellej • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Rodney Horton called on the button and so did Nikolay Yosifov in the small blind. Kao Chieng Saechao decided to pot to 160,000 and only Horton called.

The flop showed the {j-Spades}{6-Spades}{k-Diamonds} and Kao continued for 150,000, called once more by Horton. When the {4-Clubs} hit the turn, Kao potted and Horton quickly folded.

Kao Chieng Saechao (OR) US
Kao Chieng Saechao (OR)
US 1,680,000 100,000
Rodney Horton US
Rodney Horton
US 1,450,000 -350,000
Nikolay Yosifov bg
Nikolay Yosifov
bg 380,000 -60,000

Four More Hands

gaellej • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Four more hands until the players bag and tag for the night.

Small Double Up for Yosifov

gaellej • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

On a flop reading {2-Spades}{5-Clubs}{6-Spades}, Rodney Horton bet 100,000 and Nikolay Yosifov raised all in for 205,000. Horton made the call and they revealed their cards:

Nikolay Yosifov: {a-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}
Rodney Horton: {6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}

The rest of the board fell the {4-Hearts} and the {9-Spades} , giving a straight on the turn to Yosifov for the double up.

Rodney Horton US
Rodney Horton
US 1,800,000 -400,000
Nikolay Yosifov bg
Nikolay Yosifov
bg 440,000 -260,000

Russell Alesi Eliminated in 16th Place ($4,584)

DougChase • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Russell Alesi
Russell Alesi

Russell Alesi pushed his last few remaining chips into the middle pre-flop and was called by Rodney Horton.

The hands were tabled and it was the {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} held by Alesi versus the {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{5-Spades} held by Horton.

The dealer spread the flop of {q-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} and Alesi was ahead with one pair of eights.

The turn card {9-Spades} gave Horton one pair of nines and the lead.

The river card {k-Hearts} made it official and Horton was pushed the pot, which eliminated Alesi in 16th for which he received $4,584 in cash.

Rodney Horton US
Rodney Horton
US 2,200,000 400,000
Russell Alesi US
Russell Alesi
US Busted

Mlsna Doubles on Mamiya

gaellej • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Matthew Mlsna raised, with a total stack worth 290,000, and Mattmamiya announced pot. It came back to Mlsna who called all in for the following showdown:

Matthew Mlsna: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{j-Spades}{5-Diamonds}
Matt Mamiya: {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}{4-Spades}{2-Spades}

Mamiya had the best starting hand but the board fell {2-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}, giving a straight to Mlsna for the double up.

Matt Mamiya US
Matt Mamiya
US 2,350,000 825,000
Matthew Mlsna us
Matthew Mlsna
us 620,000 -30,000

Amokrane Grabs One off Terpstra

gaellej • Level 24: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

The board already showed the {j-Spades}{6-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} in a four-way pot on the turn when Mourad Amokrane bet 215,000. Ryan Terpstra made the call while Jeff Gross and Borja Gross folded.

The river fell the {q-Spades} and this time it went check-check. Amokrane showed {a-Hearts}{8-Spades}{5-Spades}{2-Clubs} for the flush and Terpstra mucked his hand, just showing the {6-Clubs}.

Mourad Amokrane fr
Mourad Amokrane
fr 2,550,000 1,280,000
Ryan Terpstra us
Ryan Terpstra
us 1,320,000 -120,000
Jeff Gross us
Jeff Gross
us 1,220,000 -130,000
Borja Gross GB
Borja Gross
GB 840,000 90,000