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Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better



Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Day 2 completed

Day 2 Ends With Connor Drinan in Commanding Chip Position

OHairDJ • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
Connor Drinan
Connor Drinan

After 11 long levels, Day 2 of Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better has come to an end with World Series of Poker bracelet winner Connor Drinan assuming a commanding lead with 2.4 million in chips. The next closest stack belongs to four-time bracelet winner Robert Mizrachi, who sits with 1.4 million chips.

The day began with 230 hopefuls looking to make a deep run and ended with just 15 players remaining. Notables who started the day but failed to make the money include Allen Kessler, Bart Hanson, Mark Gregorich, and Allyn Shulman, who was eliminated close to the bubble after running into Eddie Hernandez's set of aces.

Those who managed to cash before busting include Joshua Pender, JJ Liu, Ari Engel, John Racener, John Certuno, and high-profile actor James Woods, who is an avid poker player who has cashed in numerous WSOP Omaha 8 or Better events over the years.

Play is set to resume tomorrow at 3 p.m. local time and play down to an eventual champion. Play will begin on level 27 with limits of 50,000/100,000.

Stay tuned to PokerNews to see who will claim the first Omaha bracelet of the 2021 WSOP and accompanying $163,252 first-place prize!

Day 3 Seat Draw - Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

KaleGozer • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
4141Scott VeitzerUnited States885,000
4142Pearce ArnoldUnited States1,160,000
4143Kris KwiatkowskiUnited States1,045,000
4144Sandy SanchezUnited States1,380,000
4146Scott BaumsteinUnited States900,000
4147Carl LijewskiUnited States1,095,000
4148Micah BrooksUnited States830,000
4149Travis PearsonUnited States345,000
4211Michael MoedUnited States965,000
4212Khamar XaythavoneUnited States150,000
4215Robert MizrachiUnited States1,410,000
4216Curtis PhelpsUnited States1,080,000
4217Yehuda BuchalterUnited States1,020,000
4218Evgeni TourevskiRussia435,000
4219Connor DrinanUnited States2,415,000

End-Of-Day Chip Counts (full)

OHairDJ • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
Connor Drinan us
Connor Drinan
us 2,415,000 965,000
Robert Mizrachi us
Robert Mizrachi
us 1,410,000 60,000
Sandy Sanchez US
Sandy Sanchez
US 1,380,000 -155,000
Pearce Arnold us
Pearce Arnold
us 1,160,000 30,000
Carl Lijewski US
Carl Lijewski
US 1,095,000 -205,000
Curtis Phelps us
Curtis Phelps
us 1,080,000 720,000
Kris Kwiatkowski US
Kris Kwiatkowski
US 1,045,000 75,000
Yehuda Buchalter us
Yehuda Buchalter
us 1,020,000 20,000
Michael Moed us
Michael Moed
us 965,000 30,000
Scott Baumstein us
Scott Baumstein
us 900,000 -325,000
Scott Veitzer us
Scott Veitzer
us 885,000 110,000
Micah Brooks us
Micah Brooks
us 830,000 -120,000
Eugeni Tourevski US
Eugeni Tourevski
US 435,000 335,000
Travis Pearson us
Travis Pearson
us 385,000 -275,000
Khamar Xaythavone US
Khamar Xaythavone
US 150,000 -130,000

Play Done For The Day

OHairDJ • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante

Play has concluded for Day 2.

Stay tuned for a recap shortly.

AJ Kelsall Eliminated in 16th Place ($5,580)

• Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
AJ Kelsall
AJ Kelsall

AJ Kelsall got all of his chips in preflop, and ended up heads-up after the flop with Michael Moed.

Michael Moed: {6-Spades}{10-Spades}{a-Hearts}{2-Hearts}
AJ Kelsall: {9-}{3-}{5-}{k-}

The board ran {8-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}, which did not favor Kelsall as he was scooped by Moed, and subsequently eliminated in 16th place.

Michael Moed us
Michael Moed
us 935,000 60,000
AJ Kelsall us
AJ Kelsall
us Busted

Arnold Jenkins Eliminated in 17th Place ($5,580)

OHairDJ • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
Arnold Jenkins
Arnold Jenkins

Kris Kwiatkowski raised from the button and a short-stacked Arnold Jenkins three-bet all in from the big blind. Kwiatkowski called and hands were revealed.

Kris Kwiatkowski: {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}
Arnold Jenkins: {j-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs}

The board ran out {4-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{2-Spades}{10-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and Kwiatkowski won with aces and the low.

Arnold Jenkins US
Arnold Jenkins
US Busted

Ryan Hughes Eliminated in 18th Place ($5,580)

OHairDJ • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
Ryan Hughes
Ryan Hughes

Ryan Hughes bet on a board of {9-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{10-Spades} from the big blind and was raised by Connor Drinan on the button. Hughes re-raised all in and Drinan called to put Hughes at risk.

Ryan Hughes: {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{3-Spades}
Connor Drinan: {a-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{3-Hearts}

The {4-Clubs} completed the board and Drinan scooped the pot with a set of tens, eliminating Hughes in 18th place.

Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
us Busted

Kwiatowski Scoops a Nice One

• Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
Kris Kwiatkowski
Kris Kwiatkowski

Action was headed to the flop three ways. The dealer spread out the {5-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} flop. David Wilson checked and Carl Lijewski fired out a bet. Next to act, Kris Kwiatkowski called, and Wilson folded.

The turn brought the {6-Diamonds}. Lijewski fired once again and Kwiatkowski called.

The river was the {j-Spades}. Lijewski slowed down and checked. Kwiatkowski checked behind and showed {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{2-Clubs} for trip jacks and was awarded the pot.

Carl Lijewski US
Carl Lijewski
US 1,300,000 50,000
Kris Kwiatkowski US
Kris Kwiatkowski
US 970,000 295,000
David Wilson US
David Wilson
US 240,000 -130,000