A total of 97 players out of 1,438 made Day 2 of Event #45: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed, seeing a near doubling of last year’s field size, and today they will play down to a final table of five. The 1,438 entrants created a prizepool of $1,918,356 and a first place prize of $311,782, which all eyes will be on.
Leading the way is Joshua Stefansky who in the late levels of last night found himself catching a bluff of Chino Rheem to double up and land at the top of the chip counts. He comes into today with a stack of 1,660,000, the only stack over 1,000,000 in the tournament.
Following Stefansky’s lead is WSOP circuit ring winner John Riordan, who comes into today with the second largest stack at 972,000. Riordan is no stranger to playing higher stakes PLO, given his multiple final tables at the Poker Masters and U.S. Poker Open as well as a victory in the big bet mix at The U.S. Poker Open. He has yet to win a bracelet and today will look to put himself in prime position to do so.
Event #45: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Joshua Stefansky||United States||1,660,000||166|
|2||John Riordan||United States||972,000||97|
|3||Vincent Moscati||United States||959,000||96|
|4||Mark Liedtke||United States||943,000||94|
|6||Hossein Ghodosi||United States||826,000||83|
|7||Dylan Weisman||United States||803,000||80|
|8||David Levy||United States||784,000||78|
|9||Sander Van Wesemael||Netherlands||772,000||77|
|10||David Williams||United States||769,000||77|
Other players coming into the day with chips include WSOP bracelet winners Dylan Weisman (803,000), David Williams (769,000), Brandon Cantu (700,000), Marco Johnson (207,000) and Erick Lindgren (127,000). Each one of them will be looking to collect another piece of WSOP gold.
Players return to Level 18 with blinds at 5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 big blind ante. Rather than the 40-minute levels of Day 1, Day 2 levels will last 60-minutes each and players will have 15-minute breaks after every two levels, as well as a 60-minute dinner break at about 6:30. When they reach the final five, players will bag up for the night and return for Day 3 on Thursday (at a time yet to be determined) to play down to a winner.
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