The bubble-bursting Day 2 of Event #87: $2,500 Mixed Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better is in the books at the 2023 World Series of Poker held at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas. There were 247 players remaining at the start of Day 2 out of the 460 who registered, creating a prize pool of $1,023,500. In the end, only 37 remained standing, all of whom have secured at least a $5,762 portion of that prize pool.
Leading the field is Nick Pupillo, with 1,298,000 chips, followed closely by Yuval Bronshtein in 2nd with 1,260,000 and Jeffrey Trudeau in 3rd place with 1,106,000. They were the only players who managed to bag seven-figure stacks, with Blaz Zerjav being the next up with 762,000.
Other notables that have managed to bring a big bag into Day 3 include Ari Engel (663,000) and the Day 1 chipleader, Patrick Leonard (651,000).
Meanwhile, Todd Brunson (196,000), David “Bakes” Baker (173,000), and four-time bracelet winner Brad Ruben (167,000) are among the smaller stacks heading into Day 3, who will all need to spin it up if they want a shot at being crowned the winner.
End Of Day 2 Top Ten Chip Counts
|1||Nick Pupillo||United States||1,298,000|
|3||Jeffrey Trudeau||United States||1,106,000|
|5||Peter Brownstein||United States||750,000|
|6||Christopher Chung||United States||743,000|
|7||Gary Bolden||United States||670,000|
|8||Ari Engel||United States||663,000|
|9||Patrick Leonard||United Kingdom||651,000|
|10||Timothy Frazin||United States||634,000|
Day 2 Action
With over half the starting field still remaining after Day 1, the bust-outs were fast and furious in the early levels of Day 2. The recognizable faces of Christopher Vitch, Viktor Blom, Daniel Negreanu, Carol Fuchs, Allen Kessler, Brandon Shack-Harris, and Nate Silver all fell before the top 100 was even reached.
Finally, it was Matt Glantz who would be the stone bubble when he was eliminated in 70th place, before a hand-for-hand period was even necessary.
Once in the money, the field played for three more levels, where, among others, Itsuko Yoroi, Vincas Tamasauskas, Eddie Blumenthal, Andres Korn, and Ryan Miller met the end of their tournament runs, picking up the min-cash of $4,053 or making the first few payjumps to $5,066. Gina Hecht and David Funkhouser bowed out in the final two hands of the night.
When the dust settled after ten 60-minute levels, 37 players remained standing, all of whom will be back on July 15th, at 1 p.m. local time to play out Day 3. The players will come back to Level 21, with limits of 25,000/50,000, with a 5,000 ante in Stud Hi-Lo. All levels will remain 60 minutes in length and the plan is to play down to the single winner who will hoist the prestigious WSOP gold bracelet and take home the $221,733 top prize.
Tune back in then as PokerNews will provide all the updates from the first hand to the last in the $2,500 Mixed Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better event.