Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
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
|1||Matt Mamiya||United States||3,100,000||62|
|4||Kao Chieng Saechao||United States||2,000,000||40|
|5||Gabe Ramos||United States||1,600,000||32|
|6||Rodney Horton||United States||1,595,000||32|
|7||Todd Jacobs||United States||1,360,000||27|
|8||Ronald Larsen||United States||1,205,000||24|
|9||Ryan Terpstra||United States||1,140,000||23|
|10||Matthew Humphrey||United States||1,075,000||22|
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).
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.
|Amazon||403||2||Rodney Horton||United States||1,595,000||32|
|Amazon||403||4||Kao Chieng Saechao||United States||2,000,000||40|
|Amazon||403||5||Matthew Mlsna||United States||900,000||18|
|Amazon||403||6||Matt Mamiya||United States||3,100,000||62|
|Amazon||403||7||Todd Jacobs||United States||1,360,000||27|
|Amazon||403||8||Matthew Humphrey||United States||1,075,000||22|
|Amazon||411||2||Ryan Terpstra||United States||1,140,000||23|
|Amazon||411||4||Jeff Gross||United States||1,070,000||21|
|Amazon||411||6||Borja Gross||United Kingdom||515,000||10|
|Amazon||411||7||Dustin Nelson||United States||465,000||9|
|Amazon||411||8||Gabe Ramos||United States||1,600,000||32|
|Amazon||411||9||Ronald Larsen||United States||1,205,000||24|
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 and Kao continued for 150,000, called once more by Horton. When the hit the turn, Kao potted and Horton quickly folded.
Four more hands until the players bag and tag for the night.
On a flop reading , Rodney Horton bet 100,000 and Nikolay Yosifov raised all in for 205,000. Horton made the call and they revealed their cards:
The rest of the board fell the and the , giving a straight on the turn to Yosifov for the double up.
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 held by Alesi versus the held by Horton.
The dealer spread the flop of and Alesi was ahead with one pair of eights.
The turn card gave Horton one pair of nines and the lead.
The river card made it official and Horton was pushed the pot, which eliminated Alesi in 16th for which he received $4,584 in cash.
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:
Mamiya had the best starting hand but the board fell , giving a straight to Mlsna for the double up.
The board already showed the 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 and this time it went check-check. Amokrane showed for the flush and Terpstra mucked his hand, just showing the .