Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Yanovski Leads The Way in the $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed Event
Day 2 of Event #39 $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha 6-Handed at the 2022 World Series of Poker has concluded which saw the field reduce from 156 players down to 16. Israel's Leonid Yanovski is the runaway chip leader with 5,000,000 chips which will be good for 167 big blinds. Yanovski's push for the chip lead started when he eliminated David Litt for a huge pot to keep him on course to win the top prize of $371,358.
The big story of the day however is the two nearly-men who finished second in their previous pot-limit Omaha attempts who will be looking to go one better and get their hands on the most cherished prize in poker, a WSOP Gold Bracelet.
Jamey Hendrickson, who is currently second in chips with 3,660,000, finished second in Event #30: $1,000 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed where he claimed the biggest cash of his career, namely $157,819. He will be looking to go one better this time round to cap off an impressive summer for the man from Auburn, Washington. Hungary's Ferenc Deak is also in contention; he joined Hendrickson on the same final table
Event #39: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed Top 10 Chip Counts
Fabian Brandes was the runner-up in Event #19 $25,000 High Roller Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed. He will not be able to better his $907,132 payday from that event, but the Austrian will be eager to secure his first-ever bracelet coming into Day 3 in sixth place with 2,060,000 chips.
There are three former bracelet winners in the hunt for more arm candy. Ukraine's Andriy Lyubovetskiy and Jan-Peter Jachtmann will be looking for their second bracelet and Jason DeWitt will be seeking a third.
The sixteen players left in the tournament will return to Bally's Event Center at 2:00 p.m. local time on June 20, where they will play down to five players. Blinds will begin at 10,000/25,000 with a 25,000 big blind ante.
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Seat Draw For Day 3
|Bally's||612||1||Jason DeWitt||United States||520,000||21|
|Bally's||612||2||Brian Brunner||United States||480,000||19|
|Bally's||612||5||Thomas Morrison||United States||1,545,000||62|
|Bally's||612||6||Andrei Mitsiuk||United States||485,000||19|
|Bally's||620||4||Sean Winter||United States||2,590,000||104|
|Bally's||620||5||Jamey Hendrickson||United States||3,660,000||146|
|Bally's||620||6||Amirhossein Shayesteh||United States||1,000,000||40|
|Bally's||628||1||Fabian Brandes||United States||2,060,000||82|
|Bally's||628||2||Benjamin Francisco||United States||900,000||36|
|Bally's||628||5||Jason Stockfish||United States||3,320,000||133|
End of the Day Chip Counts (full)
Krasimir Yankov Eliminated In 17th Place ($18,494)
Action was picked up when two players were all in preflop. Krasimir Yankov was the player at risk for his remaining roughly 700,000 and Andriy Lyubovetskiy made the call.
The board ran out giving Lyubovetskiy a flush and eliminated Yankov in 17th place for $18,494.
Robert McLaughlin Eliminated in 18th Place ($14,820)
Robert McLaughlin raised to 50,000, with a stack around 700,000, and got called by Benjamin Francisco on the button and Leonid Yanovski in the small blind to create a three-way pot.
The flop came and Yanovski checked to McLaughlin who continued to bet for 190,000. Yanovski announced pot and McLaughlin responded by an all-in, which was snap-called by Yanovski:
The fell on the turn and the on the river and Yanovski's pair of jacks held to give him the big pot and eliminate McLaughlin in 18th place for $14,820.
Last Three Tables Redraw
With 700,000 in the middle on a flop of , Jonathan Cohen moved all in for his remaining 250,000 chips which was called by Fabian Brandes.
The runout of left Cohen drawing dead on the turn as Brandes improved to a full house. Cohen's exit initiated the final three tables redraw.
Bixler Hits The Rail
On a board showing Thomas Morrison put Mark Bixler all-in for his remaining 320,000. Bixler tanked for a bit but eventually made the call.
Morrison rolled over for top boat and Bixler was not pleased as he saw he got rivered with his nut flush of hitting the rail in 20th place.
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