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Event #7: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
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Event #7: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Day 2 completed

Filippi Leads Final 26 Players in Event #7: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better; Glantz Chases Elusive First Bracelet

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
Amnon Filippi
Amnon Filippi

Only 26 players remain in contention for the coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet in Event #7: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better. The mixed game contest showcased yet another very strong turnout for the 2022 WSOP in its new home at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas with a total of 1,087 entries and the biggest slice of the $1,451,154 prize pool is still up for grabs.

What started with 413 survivors after Day 1 saw the field of contenders whittled down to the final 26 contestants and mixed game regular Amnon Filippi established a solid field over all other hopefuls. Throughout the day, he amassed chips on a very consistent basis and could always be found near the top of the leaderboard to end Day 2 with 3,000,000 in chips. Paul Zappulla follows in second place with 2,090,000 while Pittsburgh's James Chen completes the overnight leaderboard with 1,820,000.

Top 10 Chip Counts After Day 2

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig BlindsBig Bets
1Amnon FilippiUnited States3,000,0006030
2Paul ZappullaUnited States2,090,0004221
3James Chen (US)United States1,820,0003618
4Matt GlantzUnited States1,675,0003417
5Van LawUnited States1,630,0003316
6Brian NicholsUnited States1,600,0003216
7Rami BoukaiUnited States1,305,0002613
8Ronan NallyIreland1,295,0002613
9Bradley SmithCanada1,175,0002412
10Andrew BrownUnited States1,175,0002412

Four WSOP bracelet winners are in contention to increase their tally on live poker's biggest scene and two of them made it into the top ten after Day 2. Rami Boukai advanced with 1,305,000 while Andrew Brown has 1,175,000 at his disposal. Aussie Poker Hall of Fame member Mel Judah (1,135,000) and Chris Bell (320,000) will hope to enter the WSOP history books once more.

However, perhaps many eyes will also be on Matt Glantz, who has 76 WSOP cashes thus far. With nearly $3.6 million in WSOP prize money earned thus far, Glantz has numerous final table appearances to his name including one WSOP Circuit ring but the maiden gold bracelet has escaped until now. Glantz will return with 1.675,000 and sits in fourth place on the leaderboard.

Matt Glantz
Matt Glantz

After eleven 60-minute levels, the remaining 26 hopefuls bagged up for the night once level 26 concluded. They will be back at 3pm local time in the Bally's Showroom and try to determine a champion. The action resumes in level 27 with blinds of 25,000-50,000 and big bets are worth two times as much on the turn and river, which can transform every hand into a very costly affair.

The top 164 players were destined to collect a min cash worth $2,400 but on the money bubble, Ruiko Mamiya and Eric Kent were eliminated on different tables to split the prize and walk away with $1,200 for their efforts. Some of those that departed soon after and settled for the min-cash were Brandon Shack-Harris, Tom Franklin, 2019 WSOP Player of the Year Robert Campbell, and 16-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth.

Mike Matusow finished just outside of the top 100 spots with a payday of $3,000 while David "Bakes" Baker made the next pay jump. Numerous other WSOP bracelet winners followed thereafter and several of them reached the top 50. Nathan Gamble and Carol Fuchs bowed out on the final six tables for a payday of $5,086.

Joey Couden lost a big portion of his stack to the red-hot running Amnon Filippi and departed soon after. Robert Mizrachi was among the chip leaders in the early stages of the day but his tournament ended on the final five tables. He got it in with kings for an overpair but the straight, flush and low draw of Terry Mackie instantly got there on the turn.

Other notables to exit in the final stages were Ryan Hughes, John Esposito and Shaun Deeb, the latter of which just missed out the three-table redraw. With most of his short stack invested before the flop, Deeb got it in with top pair and Van Law then turned an open-ender before improving to trips deuces on the river.

Shaun Deeb
Late Exit on Day 2 for Shaun Deeb

Only one more player was knocked out thereafter in Matthew Schultz to conclude Day 2 with 26 contenders still in the mix. Whether or not the tournament goes all the way to crown a winner on Sunday, June 5, 2022, remains to be seen. Stay tuned to find out right here on PokerNews who becomes the next champion of the 2022 WSOP at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.

Tags: Amnon FilippiAndrew BrownBradley SmithBrandon Shack-HarrisBrian NicholsCarol FuchsChris BellJoey CoudenJohn EspositoMatt GlantzMel JudahNathan GamblePhil HellmuthRami BoukaiRobert MizrachiRyan HughesShaun DeebVan Law

Seat Draw for Day 3 in Event #7: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Bally's11Andrew BrownUnited States1,175,00024
Bally's12Murilo FigueredoBrazil1,030,00021
Bally's13Ronan NallyIreland1,295,00026
Bally's14Bradley SmithCanada1,175,00024
Bally's15Anil JivaniUnited States1,140,00023
Bally's16Chris BellUnited States320,0006
Bally's18Vitaliy MikhovUnited States485,00010
Bally's19Anthony PiazzaUnited States360,0007
       
Bally's21Terry MackieUnited States275,0006
Bally's22Kyung LeeUnited States440,0009
Bally's23Brian NicholsUnited States1,600,00032
Bally's24Ziyuan WangChina625,00013
Bally's25Amnon FilippiUnited States3,000,00060
Bally's26Paul ZappullaUnited States2,090,00042
Bally's27Van LawUnited States1,630,00033
Bally's28Kosei IchinoseJapan955,00019
Bally's29Rami BoukaiUnited States1,505,00030
       
Bally's6761Matt VengrinUnited States1,390,00028
Bally's6762Hoyt VernerUnited States95,0002
Bally's6763Matt GlantzUnited States1,675,00034
Bally's6764David FunkhouserUnited States685,00014
Bally's6765K.U. DavisUnited States355,0007
Bally's6766James Chen (US)United States1,820,00036
Bally's6767Travis PineUnited States440,0009
Bally's6768Andy LaikinUnited States820,00016
Bally's6769Mel JudahAustralia1,135,00023

Day 2 Final Chip Counts (full)

• Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
Amnon Filippi us
Amnon Filippi
us 3,000,000 250,000
Paul Zappulla us
Paul Zappulla
us 2,090,000 -160,000
James Chen (US) us
James Chen (US)
us 1,820,000 20,000
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 1,675,000 175,000
Van Law US
Van Law
US 1,630,000 -520,000
Brian Nichols US
Brian Nichols
US 1,600,000 -150,000
Rami Boukai us
Rami Boukai
us 1,305,000 -95,000
Ronan Nally ie
Ronan Nally
ie 1,295,000 -205,000
Bradley Smith ca
Bradley Smith
ca 1,175,000 225,000
Andrew Brown us
Andrew Brown
us 1,175,000 -275,000
Anil Jivani us
Anil Jivani
us 1,140,000 -35,000
Matt Vengrin us
Matt Vengrin
us 1,139,000 164,000
Mel Judah au
Mel Judah
au 1,135,000 -165,000
Murilo Figueredo br
Murilo Figueredo
br 1,030,000 530,000
Kosei Ichinose jp
Kosei Ichinose
jp 955,000 45,000
Andy Laikin US
Andy Laikin
US 820,000 70,000
David Funkhouser us
David Funkhouser
us 685,000 -365,000
Ziyuan Wang
Ziyuan Wang
625,000 -175,000
Vitaliy Mikhov US
Vitaliy Mikhov
US 485,000 -140,000
Kyung Lee us
Kyung Lee
us 440,000 15,000
Travis Pine US
Travis Pine
US 440,000 -35,000
Anthony Piazza us
Anthony Piazza
us 360,000 -190,000
Chris Bell us
Chris Bell
us 320,000 -105,000
Terry Mackie US
Terry Mackie
US 275,000 25,000
K.U. Davis US
K.U. Davis
US 255,000 -90,000

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Day 2 Completed

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante

The final 26 players have bagged and tagged their chips for the night. They will be back as of 3pm local time to try and play down to a winner.

Glantz Hits Quad Aces

AngeniJaipaul • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
Matt Glantz
Matt Glantz

In one of the last hands of the night after 13 hours of play, Matt Glantz was heads-up against James Chen. The flop came down {a-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{2-Clubs}.

Glantz bet the {a-Hearts} on the turn and was raised by Chen.

A {3-Clubs} showed up on the river and Glantz flipped over {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}{10-Hearts}{8-Clubs} for the high hand of quad aces. Chen won the low with {8-Spades}{6-Spades}{3-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}.

James Chen (US) us
James Chen (US)
us 1,800,000 575,000
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 1,500,000 -50,000

Tags: Matt GlantzJames Chen (US)

Nally Loses Bigger Pot to Smith

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante

Ronan Nally had raised from under the gun and ended up tangling in a bigger pot with table neighbour Bradley Smith. On a board of {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{a-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}, Nally check-called bets by Smith and was shown the {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} for the nut flush and low. That ended up winning the entire board as Nally briefly exposed his {a-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} for a worse flush and low.

Bradley Smith ca
Bradley Smith
ca 1,350,000 400,000
Ronan Nally ie
Ronan Nally
ie 1,275,000 -225,000

Tags: Bradley SmithRonan Nally

Matthew Schultz Eliminated in 27th Place ($6,928)

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
Matthew Schultz
Matthew Schultz

Soon after the three table redraw, short stack Matthew Schultz was all-in and a larger side pot between Andrew Brown and Ronan Nally emerged. It ended with a board of {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs}{q-Hearts} on which all cards were exposed.

Brown flashed a {a-Spades}{j-}{6-Clubs}{3-Clubs} for a pair on the flop and busted flush draw. That beat the {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{4-}{2-} of Schultz but it was no good to drag in the healthy pot as Nally's {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{7-Spades}{4-Spades} emerged victoriously with the ace-king kicker. Schultz bowed out in 27th place and receives $6,928 for his efforts.

Ronan Nally ie
Ronan Nally
ie 1,500,000 150,000
Andrew Brown us
Andrew Brown
us 1,450,000 250,000
Matthew Schultz us
Matthew Schultz
us Busted

Tags: Andrew BrownMatthew SchultzRonan Nally

Redraw of the Final Three Tables (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
SeatTable 646Chip CountTable 654Chip CountTable 662Chip Count
1Andrew Brown1,200,000Terry Mackie250,000Matt Vengrin975,000
2Murilo Figueredo500,000Kyung Lee425,000Hoyt Verner550,000
3Ronan Nally1,350,000Brian Nichols1,750,000Matt Glantz1,550,000
4Bradley Smith950,000Ziyuan Wang800,000David Funkhouser1,050,000
5Anil Jivani1,175,000Amnon Filippi2,750,000K.U. Davis345,000
6Chris Bell425,000Paul Zappulla2,250,000James Chen (US)1,225,000
7Matthew Schultz80,000Van Law2,150,000Travis Pine475,000
8Vitaliy Mikhov625,000Kosei Ichinose910,000Andy Laikin750,000
9Anthony Piazza550,000Rami Boukai1,400,000Mel Judah1,300,000
Amnon Filippi us
Amnon Filippi
us 2,750,000 150,000
Paul Zappulla us
Paul Zappulla
us 2,250,000 450,000
Van Law US
Van Law
US 2,150,000
Brian Nichols US
Brian Nichols
US 1,750,000 200,000
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 1,550,000 50,000
Rami Boukai us
Rami Boukai
us 1,400,000 775,000
Ronan Nally ie
Ronan Nally
ie 1,350,000 660,000
Mel Judah au
Mel Judah
au 1,300,000 100,000
James Chen (US) us
James Chen (US)
us 1,225,000 1,225,000
Andrew Brown us
Andrew Brown
us 1,200,000 -200,000
Anil Jivani us
Anil Jivani
us 1,175,000 275,000
David Funkhouser us
David Funkhouser
us 1,050,000 275,000
Matt Vengrin us
Matt Vengrin
us 975,000 -105,000
Bradley Smith ca
Bradley Smith
ca 950,000 450,000
Kosei Ichinose jp
Kosei Ichinose
jp 910,000 -340,000
Ziyuan Wang
Ziyuan Wang
800,000 190,000
Andy Laikin US
Andy Laikin
US 750,000 90,000
Vitaliy Mikhov US
Vitaliy Mikhov
US 625,000 25,000
Anthony Piazza us
Anthony Piazza
us 550,000 -230,000
Hoyt Verner US
Hoyt Verner
US 550,000 40,000
Murilo Figueredo br
Murilo Figueredo
br 500,000 125,000
Travis Pine US
Travis Pine
US 475,000 -250,000
Chris Bell us
Chris Bell
us 425,000 25,000
Kyung Lee us
Kyung Lee
us 425,000 -5,000
K.U. Davis US
K.U. Davis
US 345,000 345,000

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Deeb Eliminated by Law

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
Shaun Deeb
Shaun Deeb

Van Law raised and then called a three-bet by Shaun Deeb in the small blind, who had 60,000 behind. Deeb was sporting the hat he had bought off Law when he bet the {10-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{2-Spades} flop. Law was pondering about the next move which prompted a "that's the news you want" while waiting for his opponent to act.

The chips then went in anyways as Law raised and Deeb called all-in.

Shaun Deeb: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{7-Hearts}
Van Law: {k-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{3-Spades}{2-Hearts}

The {q-Diamonds} turn gave Law an open-ender but instead, he spiked the {2-Clubs} river to make trips and knock out Deeb in 28th place.

Van Law US
Van Law
US 2,150,000 1,150,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us Busted

Tags: Shaun DeebVan Law