Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
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!
|414||1||Scott Veitzer||United States||885,000|
|414||2||Pearce Arnold||United States||1,160,000|
|414||3||Kris Kwiatkowski||United States||1,045,000|
|414||4||Sandy Sanchez||United States||1,380,000|
|414||6||Scott Baumstein||United States||900,000|
|414||7||Carl Lijewski||United States||1,095,000|
|414||8||Micah Brooks||United States||830,000|
|414||9||Travis Pearson||United States||345,000|
|421||1||Michael Moed||United States||965,000|
|421||2||Khamar Xaythavone||United States||150,000|
|421||5||Robert Mizrachi||United States||1,410,000|
|421||6||Curtis Phelps||United States||1,080,000|
|421||7||Yehuda Buchalter||United States||1,020,000|
|421||9||Connor Drinan||United States||2,415,000|
Play has concluded for Day 2.
Stay tuned for a recap shortly.
AJ Kelsall got all of his chips in preflop, and ended up heads-up after the flop with Michael Moed.
The board ran , which did not favor Kelsall as he was scooped by Moed, and subsequently eliminated in 16th place.
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.
The board ran out and Kwiatkowski won with aces and the low.
Ryan Hughes bet on a board of 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.
The completed the board and Drinan scooped the pot with a set of tens, eliminating Hughes in 18th place.
Action was headed to the flop three ways. The dealer spread out the flop. David Wilson checked and Carl Lijewski fired out a bet. Next to act, Kris Kwiatkowski called, and Wilson folded.
The turn brought the . Lijewski fired once again and Kwiatkowski called.
The river was the . Lijewski slowed down and checked. Kwiatkowski checked behind and showed for trip jacks and was awarded the pot.