WSOP 2018
2018 World Series of Poker

Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Day 2 Completed

Christopher Logue Leads Final 29 of the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo After Day 2!

Mateusz_Pater • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
Christopher Logue will head into Day 3 as the chip leader
Christopher Logue will head into Day 3 as the chip leader

With a late surge on Day 2, Christopher Logue pulled ahead of the competition in Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, ending the day with a stack of 498,000 in his quest for his first WSOP gold bracelet. Of the 254 players who started the day, only 29 move on to Day 3.

Nipping at Logue's heels are James Chen, Jared Hemingway, Jon Seaman, Kevin Gerhart and Kate Hoang who all have over 300,000 in chips. Still in the hunt for an additional bracelet to add to their collections are Marco Johnson (224,000), Jim Collopy (433,000) and Benjamin Zamini (340,000).

There were 136 players who made it to the money today. The bubble broke just before the second break of the day with the unexpected elimination of Abdel Hamid which led to the remainder of the field (and some nursing half a big blind) to collect $2,253 for their efforts. Players who didn’t make it that far included John Monnette, David Bach, Victor Ramdin, Jeff Lisandro, Men Nguyen, Mike Wattel and Jon Turner.

Among those who did cash without moving on to Day 3 was last year’s winner Benny Glaser (120th - $2,315), Brandon Shack-Harris (92nd - $2,425), James Woods (71st - $3,116), Bruno Fitoussi (47th - $4,027) and Tuan Le (42nd - $4,027).

Players will return and need to eliminate two more before the final 27 get redrawn to the final three tables where they will play out the duration of the event.

Play resumes Saturday at 2 p.m., with the final four tables of players competing to determine the winner of the WSOP gold bracelet and first-place money of $238,620.

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

MrCleverFox • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Brasilia7261George DicambioUnited States94,0008
Brasilia7262James HaganUnited States141,00012
Brasilia7264Scott BullerUnited States246,00021
Brasilia7265Gary VickUnited States294,00025
Brasilia7266Mark JenkinsUnited States101,0008
Brasilia7267Kevin GerhartUnited States393,00033
Brasilia7268James Van AlstyneUnited States105,0009
Brasilia7269Carol FuchsUnited States172,00014
       
Brasilia7271Scott FitzhughUnited States70,0006
Brasilia7272Jon SeamanUnited States390,00033
Brasilia7273Jordan RichUnited States299,00025
Brasilia7274Martin CorpuzUnited States209,00017
Brasilia7275Ryan PalufUnited States220,00018
Brasilia7277Forrest AuelUnited States249,00021
       
Brasilia7278Alex FerrariUnited States46,0004
Brasilia7282Erle MankinUnited States278,00023
Brasilia7283Brian NadellUnited States70,0006
Brasilia7284Kate HoangUnited States320,00027
Brasilia7285Dustin SitarUnited States248,00021
Brasilia7286James ChenUnited States336,00028
Brasilia7287Christopher LogueUnited States498,00042
Brasilia7289Aron DermerUnited States244,00020
       
Brasilia7291Marco JohnsonUnited States224,00019
Brasilia7292Jim CollopyUnited States433,00036
Brasilia7293Benjamin ZamaniUnited States340,00028
Brasilia7294Mark BixlerUnited States100,0008
Brasilia7295Viktor CelikovskyCzech Republic186,00016
Brasilia7297Jared HemingwayUnited States323,00027
Brasilia7299Ziya RahimUnited States280,00023
Christopher Logue us 498,000 108,000
Jim Collopy us 433,000 273,000
Kevin Gerhart us 393,000 170,000
Jon Seaman us 370,000 140,000
Benjamin Zamani us 340,000 -10,000
James Chen tw 336,000 36,000
Jared Hemingway us 323,000 -7,000
Kate Hoang us 320,000 185,000
Jordan Rich 299,000 63,000
Gary Vick 294,000 84,000
Ziya Rahim 280,000 -5,000
Erle Mankin us 278,000 128,000
Forrest Auel us 249,000 59,000
Dustin Sitar us 248,000 128,000
Scott Buller us 246,000 -24,000
Aron Dermer us 244,000 49,000
Marco Johnson us 224,000 4,000
Ryan Paluf us 220,000 104,000
Martin Corpuz us 209,000 63,000
Viktor Celikovsky 186,000 48,000
Carol Fuchs us 172,000 32,000
Jim Hagan 141,000 60,000
James Van Alstyne us 105,000 65,000
Mark Jenkins 101,000 101,000
Mark Bixler 100,000 12,000

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Scott Buller Takes One From James Chen

MrCleverFox • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante

James Chen opened the pot and found two callers. On the {6-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{K-Clubs} flop, both players checked to Chen who bet. Only Scott Buller called.

The turn was the {J-Spades} and Buller checked to Chen. Chen bet. Buller put in a check raise and Chen called.

The river was the {A-Hearts} and both players checked.

"I have two pair," Buller said.

"Me too," Chen responded.

Buller turned up {K-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{2-Clubs} for two pair and Chen mucked.

James Chen tw 300,000 -110,000
Scott Buller us 270,000 55,000

Gary Vick Eliminates Todd Ickow

Mateusz_Pater • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante

Todd Ickow raised from middle position before Gary Vick bumped it up from the button. James Chen called from the small blind before the decision fell back on Ickow. He called for 26,000 and was all in for less then the raise.

The flop came {3-Hearts}{q-Spades}{q-Clubs} and Chen check-called a bet from Vick.

The turn brought the {3-Diamonds} and again Vick fired out a bet after Chen checked. Chen was intrigued and stuck around.

The {6-Hearts} completed the board and one last time Chen checked. Vick pushed forward another bet and was called by Chen who just needed to see what he was up against.

Vick then rolled over his {a-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}qd] for trip queens and scooped the pot after Chen tabled {a-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{7-Spades} and Ickow flipped over {a-Hearts}{a-Spades}{k-Spades}{10-Spades}.

James Chen tw 410,000 100,000
Gary Vick 210,000 120,000
Todd Ickow Busted

Paul Tedeschi Eliminated in 35th Place ($5,574)

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Paul Tedeschi
Paul Tedeschi

Paul Tedeschi's tournament run has just come to an end at the hands of Jared Hemingway.

With a board reading {Q-Spades}{J-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{6-Spades}{8-Clubs} Tedeschi was all in holding {A-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{2-Spades}{J-Clubs}. On the other end, Hemingway held {A-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{9-Clubs} for a straight, and that was enough to eliminate Tedeschi.

"Man, that guy had nine lives," Aron Dermer said, who was also sitting at the table. Despite those nine live, Tedeschi was sent to the payout desk to collect for his 35th place finish.

Paul Tedeschi fr Busted

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Chris Carey Doubles Then Busts - Eliminated in 37th Place ($4,698)

MrCleverFox • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante

James Chen opened. Chris Carey raised. Chen raised one more and Carey called all in for his tournament life.

"I'm sorry," Chen said. "I have a very good hand."

Chen: {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{4-Spades}{3-Clubs}
Carey: {5-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{3-Spades}{A-Spades}

The board ran out {10-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Hearts} giving Carey a straight and the scoop.

On the very next hand. Christopher Logue opened. Carey raised. Logue made it three bets, Carey capped the pot and Logue called.

The flop came {Q-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{10-Spades} and Logue bet. Carey moved all in for 14,000 more and Logue called.

Carey: {A-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{7-Clubs}
Logue: {10-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{K-Spades}{2-Spades}

The board completed with the {A-Spades} and the {J-Hearts} and that gave Logue the nut straight for the win.

"Nice hand," Logue said.

"Did he just say nice hand?" Carey asked.

Logue, on the other hand has vaulted up the leader board and nears the top of the counts.

Christopher Logue us 390,000 115,000
James Chen tw 310,000 -35,000
Chris Carey Busted

Paul Tedeschi Doubles Through Aron Dermer

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On a flop of {2-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{10-Diamonds} Aron Bermer checked from the big blind. Paul Tedeschi bet from the hijack and Jim Collopy called from the button. Bermer then reraised which prompted Tedeschi to move all in for 26,000. Collopy contemplated for a moment but decided to fold. Bermer committed the additional 6,000 and the cards were shown.

Bermer: {a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}
Tedeschi: {a-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{8-Clubs}

Bermer had Tedeschi dominated until the board ran out running {2-Hearts} and {2-Clubs} to give Tedeschi the whole pot with a full house.

"Impossible," said Bermer following the hand. "Nice run out," he added, before slumping in his chair still taken back after losing the hand.

Aron Dermer us 195,000 -114,000
Paul Tedeschi fr 130,000 75,000
Level:
20
Blinds:
10,000/20,000
Ante:
0