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

Richard Fuller Bags Day 2 Lead in $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

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Day 2 Chipleader Richard Fuller
Day 2 Chipleader Richard Fuller

The second day of Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better has now come to an end at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino. There were 373 hopefuls to start the day and when the dust had settled only 46 remained, with Richard Fuller securing the biggest stack of the day.

Fuller is a WSOP regular who has almost half a million in cashes and seems to favor non'Hold'em tournaments judging by his resume. He had just about average before the dinner break, but right after returning he caught fire and began a heater that he rode into the chip lead by the end of the night.

The Seattle, Washington native took an opponent out with about an hour left in the night, bringing him over the quarter-million mark. After that knock-out, he insisted on playing every pot and it paid off as he is starting the third day with an immense 474,000 in chips. Right behind him is Clifford Schinkoeth who bagged 448,000. Rounding out the top five starts are Tom McCormick (400,00), John Espositio (350,000), and David Halpern (359,000).

Many notable players booked their ticket into Day 3 and that list includes the likes of three-time bracelet winner Ben Yu (294,000), Scott Abrams (240,000), four-time bracelet winner Mike Matusow (215,000), Andrey Zaichenko (187,000), four-time bracelet winner Jeff Madsen (125,000), Andrew Barber (111,000), and three-time bracelet winner John Monnette (71,000).

Many notables made the money but failed to secure a Day 3 birth and that list includes David Benyamine (68th - $2,996), Steven Wolansky (72nd - $2,996), Michael Chow (74th - $2,714), Philip Long (83rd - $2,504), Owais Ahmed (85th - $2,504), Luis Velador (95th - $2,355), Eli Elezra (97th - $2,355), Scott Bohlman (99th - $2,355), Nick Kost (101st - $2,257), and James Woods (110th - $2,257).

The remaining players will be returning to the blinds of 5,000/10,000 and the limits of 10,000/20,000. There will be a 15-minute break after every two levels of play and a 60-minute dinner break at the end of level 26. The tournament will play down until only six remains and those select few will bag, moving on to the final day of the event.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing all you all of the updates throughout the event, so stay tuned as all of the action unfolds.

Tags: Andrew BarberAndrey ZaichenkoBen YuClifford SchinkoethDavid BenyamineDavid HalpernEli ElezraJames WoodsJeff MadsenJohn MonnetteLuis VeladorMichael ChowMike MatusowOwais AhmedPhilip LongRichard FullerScott Abrams

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Rick Fuller US
Rick Fuller
US 474,000 -26,000
Cliff Schinkoeth us
Cliff Schinkoeth
us 448,000 156,500
Tom McCormick us
Tom McCormick
us 400,000 85,000
John Esposito us
John Esposito
us 350,000 65,000
David Halpern us
David Halpern
us 349,000 279,000
Curtis Phelps us
Curtis Phelps
us 314,000 69,000
Nathaniel Wachtel us
Nathaniel Wachtel
us 314,000 -36,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 294,000 124,000
Zachary Hench us
Zachary Hench
us 270,000 266,500
Danny Chang us
Danny Chang
us 270,000 100,000
Mark Pharo US
Mark Pharo
US 250,000 85,000
Scott Abrams us
Scott Abrams
us 240,000 60,000
Jeremy Heartberg us
Jeremy Heartberg
us 234,000 188,300
Blair Worb CA
Blair Worb
CA 233,000 133,000
Todd Gozur US
Todd Gozur
US 226,000 -64,000
Scott Packer us
Scott Packer
us 223,000 196,400
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 215,000 131,000
Mitch Schock us
Mitch Schock
us 210,000 193,000
Roger Smith US
Roger Smith
US 209,000 -11,000
Jason Berilgen us
Jason Berilgen
us 203,000 103,000
Andrey Zaichenko ru
Andrey Zaichenko
ru 187,000 187,000
Stephen Tyson us
Stephen Tyson
us 168,000 101,000
Patrick Leonard gb
Patrick Leonard
gb 161,000 46,000
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us 146,000 -14,000
Daniel Hirleman us
Daniel Hirleman
us 143,000 29,000

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Three More Hands

DegenOnTour • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

They will play three more hands before they bag up and end the day.

Fuller Scoops Big pot for Chip Lead

DegenOnTour • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

Richard Fuller just won a huge three-way pot where he managed to hit quads on a board where there was no low. The fine details of the hand were unknown but he ended the hand with 500,000 in chips and he is most likely the chip leader of the tournament.

Rick Fuller US
Rick Fuller
US 500,000 225,000

Tags: Richard Fuller

Smith Sends Jett Home

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Roger Smith was involved in a three-way pot where Chip Jett got eliminated from the tournament.

The board read {k-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} and Smith played two pair with {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{3-Spades} while Jett played {a-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}. The third player involved in the hand made sure his cards were quickly mucked.

Smith chipped up to 220,000 while Jett was sent home.

Roger Smith US
Roger Smith
US 220,000 175,200
Chip Jett us
Chip Jett
us Busted

Tags: Chip JettRoger Smith

Abrams Pulls One in Late

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Scott Abrams
Scott Abrams

Scott Abrams opened in late position and found two callers. The dealer fanned out {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} as a flop and action checked to Abrams, he fired in a bet and his opponents quickly mucked, shipping the pot to Abrams.

Scott Abrams us
Scott Abrams
us 180,000

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Madsen Loses Minimum With Full House

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Jeff Madsen
Jeff Madsen

Jeff Madsen raised from the small blind after it folded to him. Big blind Scott Abrams called.

The flop fell {k-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and Madsen continued with a bet of 8,000. Abrams called again.

The turn was the {k-Spades} and Madsen opted to check this time. Abrams immediately took over the betting lead with a bet of 16,000. Madsen called and the dealer completed the board with the {10-Spades} on the river.

Madsen check-called a bet on the river and he saw his rivered full house wasn't good enough to take down the pot.

Abrams opened up {k-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} and Madsen showed {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}.

Scott Abrams us
Scott Abrams
us 180,000 50,000
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
us 120,000 -50,000

Tags: Jeff MadsenScott Abrams

Fuller Builds Up Through the Knock Out of Auel

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Richard Fuller opened in early position and was immediately raised by Forrest Auel. Fuller called, the flop came down {j-Hearts}{a-Spades}{q-Hearts} and Fuller pushed in a bet.

Auel threw in two bets, Fuller made it three and Auel called all in for less. Fuller showed {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} for two pair and Auel tabled {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{2-Clubs} for a pair of aces.

The {j-Clubs} on the turn and {3-Hearts} on the river changed nothing as Fuller scooped in the pot, eliminating his opponent.

Rick Fuller US
Rick Fuller
US 275,000 140,000
Forrest Auel us
Forrest Auel
us Busted

Tags: Forrest AuelRichard Fuller