Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
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Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Day 2 Completed

Andrew Yeh Leads Stacked Final Two Tables of Event 9: $10k Omaha 8 or Better Championship; Hellmuth Looking For #16

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Andrew Yeh
Andrew Yeh

Day 2 of Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship at the 2021 World Series of Poker has officially ended with Andrew Yeh leading the final 18 players going into Day 3. Yeh will be looking to improve on his 11th place finish from the same event in 2019.

Day 2 began with 73 players, which included a few new faces who opted to register at the beginning of the day instead of playing Day 1. This brought the total number of entries to 134 — generating a prize pool of $1,193,600 with a first-place prize of $317,076.

The deep structure and long levels of this championship event ensured a slow and steady pace, which led to gradual eliminations throughout the day. A few notables who began the day but failed to make the money include Daniel Negreanu, Shaun Deeb, David Benyamine, Bart Hanson, defending champion Frankie O'Dell, and Mike Matusow — who successfully nursed a short stack for much of the day before eventually succumbing to Chris Vitch late in the day.

Ryan Laplante, Ben Yu, and Mark Gregorich all managed to sneak into the money for a min-cash shortly after Tom Koral bubbled.

There are 30 World Series of Poker gold bracelets between remaining combatants, which of course includes Phil Hellmuth, who will be looking to add number 16. Others still in contention include Brian Rast, Ken Aldridge, Paul Volpe, Dylan Linde, and Robert Mizrachi, who just placed third in Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better a few days ago.

Day 3 is set to resume at 3 p.m. tomorrow and play down until just five players remain. Be sure to stick with PokerNews as we continue to bring you all the scoops, quarters, and knockouts here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

Day 3 Seat Draw - Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

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Amazon11George WolffUnited States325,000
Amazon12Jerry WongUnited States145,000
Amazon13Ari EngelUnited States650,000
Amazon14Zachary MilchmanUnited States315,000
Amazon15Ben LandowskiUnited States630,000
Amazon16Phil HellmuthUnited States550,000
Amazon17Khamar XaytavoneUnited States485,000
Amazon18Ken AldridgeUnited States595,000
Amazon19Aditya PrasetyoUnited States560,000
      
Amazon21Dylan LindeUnited States80,000
Amazon22Michael NooriUnited States370,000
Amazon23Brian RastUnited States165,000
Amazon24Eddie BlumenthalUnited States555,000
Amazon25Alan SternbergUnited States200,000
Amazon26Christopher VitchUnited States640,000
Amazon27Andrew YehUnited States995,000
Amazon28Robert MizrachiUnited States340,000
Amazon29Paul VolpeUnited States445,000

Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

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Andrew Yeh us
Andrew Yeh
us 995,000 525,000
Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 650,000 50,000
Christopher Vitch us
Christopher Vitch
us 640,000 640,000
Ben Landowski us
Ben Landowski
us 630,000 230,000
Ken Aldridge us
Ken Aldridge
us 595,000 -115,000
Aditya Prasetyo us
Aditya Prasetyo
us 560,000 220,000
Eddie Blumenthal us
Eddie Blumenthal
us 555,000 65,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 550,000 250,000
Khamar Xaytavone us
Khamar Xaytavone
us 485,000 75,000
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 445,000 -155,000
Michael Noori us
Michael Noori
us 370,000 120,000
Robert Mizrachi us
Robert Mizrachi
us 340,000 -210,000
George Wolff us
George Wolff
us 325,000 -75,000
Zachary Milchman us
Zachary Milchman
us 315,000 -30,000
Alan Sternberg us
Alan Sternberg
us 200,000 -100,000
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 165,000 -100,000
Jerry Wong us
Jerry Wong
us 145,000 -155,000
Dylan Linde us
Dylan Linde
us 80,000 25,000

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Bagging And Tagging

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Play has wrapped up for Day 2.

Stay tuned for a recap of the day's events.

Final Two Tables Seat Draw

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SeatTable 406Table 414
1Dylan LindeGeorge Wolff
2Michael NooriJerry Wong
3Brian RastAri Engel
4Eddie BlumenthalZachary Milchman
5Alan SternbergBen Landowski
6Chris VitchPhil Hellmuth
7Andrew YehKhamar Xaytavone
8Robert MizrachiKen Aldridge
9Paul VolpeAditya Prasetyo

Mark Gregorich Eliminated in 19th Place ($16,000)

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Mark Gregorich
Mark Gregorich

Mark Gregorich was short-stacked and went all-in preflop on the button against George Wolff.

Mark Gregorich: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{8-Spades}{3-Clubs}
George Wolff: {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}

The flop of {10-Spades}{k-Spades}{q-Diamonds} gave Wolff a set and he improved to a full house after the {10-Hearts} turn and {j-Diamonds} river completed the board. Gregorich was sent to the rail and cashed for $16,000.

George Wolff us
George Wolff
us 400,000 60,000
Mark Gregorich us
Mark Gregorich
us Busted

Ben Yu Eliminated in 20th Place ($16,000)

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Ben Yu
Ben Yu

On a board reading {8-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}, Ben Yu checked from the big blind to Ken Aldridge in the cutoff, who bet. Yu called all-in and hands were revealed.

Ben Yu: {q-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{2-Spades}
Ken Aldridge: {a-Spades}{9-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades}

The {8-Diamonds} river completed the board and Aldridge scooped the pot with a superior two pair.

Ken Aldridge us
Ken Aldridge
us 710,000 250,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us Busted

Ryan Laplante Eliminated in 21st Place ($16,000)

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Ryan Laplante
Ryan Laplante

Ryan Laplante was the first player eliminated in the money after getting it all-in preflop in a three-way pot against Ari Engel and Dylan Linde.

The hand got to a showdown on a board of {9-Clubs}{10-Spades}{q-Spades}{2-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} and Engel tabled the winner with {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{j-Spades}{5-Spades} for a straight. Laplante showed {a-Spades}{k-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and Linde did not show.

Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 600,000 40,000
Dylan Linde us
Dylan Linde
us 55,000 -70,000
Ryan Laplante us
Ryan Laplante
us Busted

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Koral Bubbles

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Tom Koral
Tom Koral

Robert Mizrachi opened from the hijack and was called by Eddie Blumenthal on the button. A short-stacked Tom Koral then went all-in from the big blind and both Mizrachi and Blumenthal called.

Both players checked down on the {j-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{5-Clubs} flop and {10-Diamonds} turn; however, Blumenthal bet when checked to on the {4-Spades} river.

"You either have aces or you're dumb enough to bluff," Mizrachi said before folding.

Blumenthal revealed {a-Diamonds}{a-}{j-Diamonds}{2-}, which was good against the {k-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{2-Hearts} of Koral — who was eliminated just shy of the money.

All the remaining players are now guaranteed a $16,000 payday for their efforts.

Robert Mizrachi us
Robert Mizrachi
us 550,000 -20,000
Eddie Blumenthal us
Eddie Blumenthal
us 490,000 110,000
Tom Koral us
Tom Koral
us Busted