Event #69: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship
Event #69: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship
Day 2 Completed

Duek Dominates Day 2 of $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship; Madsen Among the Big Stacks

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Michael Duek
Michael Duek

The money bubble has burst on Day 2 of the largest $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship in the history of the World Series of Poker to date. Out of a field of 683 entrants, only 39 players remain in contention for the biggest slice of the $6,368,975 prize pool. The new record attendance in Event #69: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship was further cemented thanks to 42 new entries prior to the start, some of which made a profit on their investment already.

Upon completion of ten 60-minute levels in the latest marquee event of the 2022 WSOP in its new home at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas, the money bubble has burst and several dozen contenders headed to the payout desk. When the dust had settled, Michael Duek emerged as the chip leader with a massive stack of 4,460,000. His nearest followers Shiva Dudani (3,280,000) and Tom Hu (2,315,000) trail by a significant margin.

The overnight top ten feature eight players from the US including two WSOP bracelet winners in Robert Nehorayan (2,105,000), and Jeff Madsen (1,795,000) while Russia's Iakov Onuchin (1,950,000) and Canada's Lev Zerkal (1,115,000) were able to break into the American domination thus far.

Top Ten Stacks After Day 2

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Michael DuekUnited States4,460,000178
2Shiva DudaniUnited States3,280,000131
3Tom HuUnited States2,315,00093
4Robert NehorayanUnited States2,105,00084
5Iakov OnuchinRussia1,950,00078
6Jeff MadsenUnited States1,795,00072
7Michael RussellUnited States1,265,00051
8Nitesh RawtaniUnited States1,155,00046
9Lev ZerkalCanada1,115,00045
10Tesfaldet TekleUnited States1,105,00044

Another seven WSOP gold bracelet winners will aim to increase their tally in the next two days. This also includes the UK's Patrick Leonard, who joined the elusive circle a few days ago in Event #55: $1,000 Tag Team alongside Espen Jorstad. The Brit will be among the shortest stacks for the Day 3 restart on Monday, July 4, 2022 at 2pm with 340,000 in chips.

Patrick Leonard
Patrick Leonard

William McMahan was the last player to leave the tournament empty-handed without anything to show for. He was eliminated by Fabian Brandes after his stack was reduced to fumes and the German rivered a flush. For Brandes, who has a victory and runner-up finish in PLO bracelet events at the 2022 WSOP at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas to his name, the tournament ended soon after with a min-cash.

Among the Day Two casualties in the money were plenty of notables and lovers of the four-card variant. Perhaps the most well-known PLO specialist among them was the two-time winner of this very event Tommy Le, who also has another third place in the $10,000 PLO Championship to his name as well.

Le's title defence was cut short in 76th place for $17,551 when Ronald Keijzer turned quads to deny the chance at a repeat victory. However, his brother and fellow WSOP bracelet winner Allan Le will be among the 39 hopefuls for Day Three and has 600,000 chips at his disposal to potentially continue the family tradition.

Tommy Le
Tommy Le

Other familiar faces heading to the payout desk in the late stages of the night were Isaac Baron, Luis Calvo, Bruno Fitoussi, Tom McCormick, Jared Jaffee, Vivian Saliba, Stephen Chidwick, Ben Yu, and Rick Alvarado.

During the frantic final levels, John Kabbaj suffered a horrendous beat when he was two-outered by Aden Salazar and walked over to the payout desk in disbelief. Salazar was also responsible for the double elimination of Dario Sammartino and Michael Cox.

The largest pot of the tournament so far unfolded in a large tussle between Shiva Dudani and Kazuhiko Yotsushika in the penultimate level of the night. With trips fives on the board, high-stakes PLO cash game player Yotsushika bet the pot with very few chips behind only to call it off against a full-house.

All 39 hopefuls will return to their seats in the Paris Ballroom at 2:00 p.m. local time on Monday, July 4, 2022. The blinds in level 21 will be 10,000-25,000 with a big blind ante of 25,000. Up to ten levels of 60 minutes each are scheduled for the penultimate tournament day, which is set to whittle the field down to the last five contenders.

Stay tuned right here on PokerNews to find out who emerges as the champion in Event #69: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship, as the live reporting team will be on the floor to provide exclusive updates from start to finish.

Tags: Aden SalazarAllan LeBen YuBruno FitoussiDario SammartinoFabian BrandesIakov OnuchinIsaac BaronJeff MadsenJohn KabbajKazuhiko YotsushikaLev ZerkalMichael CoxMichael DuekNitesh RawtaniPatrick LeonardRick AlvaradoRobert NehorayanRonald KeijzerShiva DudaniStephen ChidwickTom HuTommy LeVivian SalibaWilliam McMahan

Day 3 Seat Draw

YorkshirePud • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Paris1402Jered BettencourtUnited States845,00034
Paris1403Joachim HaraldstadNorway785,00031
Paris1404Aden SalazarUnited States825,00033
Paris1405Brandon AdamsUnited States1,035,00041
Paris1406Sean TrohaUnited States655,00026
Paris1407Eduardo Bernal SanchezColombia495,00020
Paris1408Tesfaldet TekleUnited States1,105,00044
Paris1411Lev ZerkalCanada1,115,00045
Paris1412Jeff MadsenUnited States1,795,00072
Paris1413Iakov OnuchinRussia1,950,00078
Paris1414Toby LewisUnited Kingdom870,00035
Paris1415Andre DyonisioUnited States710,00028
Paris1416Yarin CohenUnited States630,00025
Paris1417Tom HuUnited States2,315,00093
Paris1418Patrick LeonardUnited Kingdom390,00016
Paris1421Dzmitry UrbanovichPoland1,075,00043
Paris1422Firas SadouUnited States10
Paris1423Travis DoranUnited States490,00020
Paris1424Shiva DudaniUnited States3,280,000131
Paris1425Ryan FranklinUnited States450,00018
Paris1426Michael RussellUnited States1,265,00051
Paris1427Ronald KeijzerNetherlands590,00024
Paris1428Scott BaumsteinUnited States465,00019
Paris1431Elior SionUnited Kingdom865,00035
Paris1432Thair KallabatUnited States665,00027
Paris1433Peter BrooksUnited States825,00033
Paris1434Patrik JarosCzech Republic510,00020
Paris1435David ColemanUnited States430,00017
Paris1436Kristopher BurchfieldUnited States290,00012
Paris1437Xunen ZhengUnited Kingdom880,00035
Paris1438Heungkook YangUnited States450,00018
Paris1441Nicholas BarisUnited States770,00031
Paris1442Tommi LankinenUnited States660,00026
Paris1443Allan LeUnited States600,00024
Paris1444Michael DuekUnited States4,460,000178
Paris1445Robert NehorayanUnited States2,105,00084
Paris1446Joseph WagganerUnited States840,00034
Paris1447Nitesh RawtaniUnited States1,155,00046
Paris1448John BeauprezUnited States980,00039

End of Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 20: Blinds 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Michael Duek ar
Michael Duek
ar 4,460,000 985,000
Shiva Dudani us
Shiva Dudani
us 3,280,000 -70,000
Tom Hu us
Tom Hu
us 2,315,000 -35,000
Robert Nehorayan us
Robert Nehorayan
us 2,105,000 305,000
Iakov Onuchin ru
Iakov Onuchin
ru 1,950,000 300,000
Jeff Madsen US
Jeff Madsen
US 1,795,000 145,000
Firas Kashat US
Firas Kashat
US 1,415,000 1,415,000
Michael Russell US
Michael Russell
US 1,265,000 65,000
Nitesh Rawtani us
Nitesh Rawtani
us 1,155,000 55,000
Lev Zerkal CA
Lev Zerkal
CA 1,115,000 870,000
Tesfaldet Tekle us
Tesfaldet Tekle
us 1,105,000 -45,000
Dzmitry Urbanovich pl
Dzmitry Urbanovich
pl 1,075,000 375,000
Brandon Adams us
Brandon Adams
us 1,035,000 185,000
John Beauprez us
John Beauprez
us 980,000 -95,000
Xunen Zheng gb
Xunen Zheng
gb 880,000 545,000
Toby Lewis gb
Toby Lewis
gb 870,000 150,000
Elior Sion gb
Elior Sion
gb 865,000 305,000
Jered Bettencourt us
Jered Bettencourt
us 845,000 -305,000
Joseph Wagganer us
Joseph Wagganer
us 840,000 319,000
Aden Salazar us
Aden Salazar
us 825,000 -350,000
Peter Brooks us
Peter Brooks
us 825,000 -250,000
Joachim Haraldstad no
Joachim Haraldstad
no 785,000 410,000
Nicholas Baris us
Nicholas Baris
us 770,000 510,000
Andre Dyonisio us
Andre Dyonisio
us 700,000 700,000
Thair Kallabat US
Thair Kallabat
US 665,000 390,000

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Day Two Completed With 39 Players

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Oshri Lahmani was the last player to bust on Day 2 as he missed out on the pay jump. The final two hands of the night concluded with 39 remaining and the full chip counts as well as a recap of today's action are to follow.

Oshri Lahmani il
Oshri Lahmani
il Busted

Tags: Oshri Lahmani

Very Late Double for Doran

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Patrick Leonard suffered a bigger blow to his stack when he doubled John Beauprez post-flop. The {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{7-Hearts} of Leonard were no good on a board of {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{10-Spades}{5-Hearts}{9-Spades} as Beauprez flopped the nuts with the {a-Spades}{j-Spades}{9-Hearts}{8-Hearts}.

Shortly after, Patrik Jaros raised the pot to 70,000 and Leonard flat-called. Travis Doran jammed for 185,000 on the button and Jaros reshoved as Leonard reluctantly folded.

Travis Doran: {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{3-Hearts}
Patrik Jaros: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{5-Hearts}

The {7-Spades}{6-Spades}{4-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{6-Clubs} board gave Doran aces full and he more than doubled in the very late stages of Day 2.

John Beauprez us
John Beauprez
us 1,075,000 325,000
Patrik Jaros cz
Patrik Jaros
cz 650,000 -700,000
Travis Doran US
Travis Doran
US 550,000 125,000
Patrick Leonard gb
Patrick Leonard
gb 380,000 -90,000

Tags: John BeauprezPatrick LeonardPatrik JarosTravis Doran

Bettencourt Cracks Aces to Survive; Madsen Jams Up Pot

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Michael Duek raised and Jeff Madsen then three-bet to 165,000 for Aden Salazar and Duek to call. On the {q-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{5-Clubs} flop, Madsen bet and instantly won the pot.

One table over, the open raise to 70,000 was already pulled into the pot and Jered Bettencourt then repotted to 195,000. Sean Troha on the button four-bet the pot to 675,000 and the initial raiser folded. Bettencourt sigh-called all-in for 530,000 as the following cards were revealed.

Jered Bettencourt: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{q-Spades}
Sean Troha: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{7-Clubs}

The board ran out {9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and Bettencourt flopped the flush to survive.

Back to Madsen's table, he battled with Salazar in a big pot once more and jammed the {j-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{6-Hearts} turn for 970,000. Salazar's tank went on for a while and they called the clock on him. Thirty seconds without decision followed and his cards were dead.

"Do you want to see it?" Madsen asked and exposed the {a-Hearts}{10-Spades}{5-Hearts}{2-Spades}. "I had king-queen-ten-six with flush draw," Salazar chimed in.

Michael Duek ar
Michael Duek
ar 3,475,000 825,000
Jeff Madsen US
Jeff Madsen
US 1,650,000 300,000
Aden Salazar us
Aden Salazar
us 1,175,000 -725,000
Jered Bettencourt us
Jered Bettencourt
us 1,150,000 840,000
Sean Troha us
Sean Troha
us 600,000 -375,000

Tags: Aden SalazarJeff MadsenJered BettencourtMichael DuekSean Troha

Coleman's Incredible Comeback Continues

MikePatrick • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
David Coleman
David Coleman

David Coleman had the majority of his 240,000 chip stack in the middle with just 40,000 left behind and facing a bet for the rest from Travis Doran on a flop of {2-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{q-Spades}.

The clock was called, and not realizing his warning would be just five seconds, he quickly spiked the last of his chips in the middle as the floorman counted down to put himself at risk.

David Coleman: {q-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{2-Spades}
Travis Doran: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}{k-Clubs}{4-Spades}

Coleman had run into Doran's top set, but as the dealer quickly snapped down the {j-Spades} and {9-Clubs} to complete the board, Coleman had gone runner-runner to make an improbable straight and snatch the pot to boost his stack that was once a single T-5,000 chip to nearly 500,000 chips.

David Coleman us
David Coleman
us 480,000 230,000
Travis Doran US
Travis Doran
US 425,000 -230,000

Tags: David ColemanTravis Doran

Kabbaj Sent Packing in Horrific Fashion

MikePatrick • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
John Kabbaj
John Kabbaj

With 600,000 in the pot on a turn board of {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}, John Kabbaj checked in the big blind to Aden Salazar who bet the pot.

The bet had Kabbaj slightly covered and after a couple of minutes of consideration he chose to put his last 600,000 or so chips into the massive pot.

John Kabbaj: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{4-Hearts}
Aden Salazar: {q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}

Kabbaj's pair of aces were the best hand, plus he had a flush draw and a gutshot straight draw to back him up, but then one of the very few cards in the deck that could save Salazar came on the river in the {q-Clubs}, giving Salazar trip queens to steal the pot and send Kabbaj to the payout desk in shock.

Aden Salazar us
Aden Salazar
us 1,900,000 1,195,000
John Kabbaj gb
John Kabbaj
gb Busted

Tags: Aden SalazarJohn Kabbaj