Event 58: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
Event 58: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
Day 2 completed

Johnicho Leads Final 31; Bronshtein, Baker & Saout Lurk

[user153638] • Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante
Yuval Bronshtein will return on Day 3.
Yuval Bronshtein will return on Day 3.

On Wednesday, the remaining 173 entrants of a 526-player field return to action in Event 58: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better. All had their sites firmly set on the gold bracelet and the $330,277 first-place prize, though by the end of the night only 31 would remain in contention, including chip leader Felicia Johnico, who bagged up 397,000.

In the first six levels of the day, over 100 players hit the rail empty handed and those included Allen Kessler, Bruno Fitoussi, Huck Seed, Chip Jett, Scott Clements, Humberto Brenes, Mike Matusow, Martin Staszko and Ville Wahlbeck, just to name a few.

In Level 13, which was about a dozen players shy of the money, a massive pot developed preflop between Stephen Su and David Bach, with a short-stacked Joe Gualtieri caught in between and looking to triple up. The preflop action is unknown, but what is known is that Bach got his stack of around 70,000 all in and was snap-called by Su.

Showdown
Su: {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Bach: {A-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{7-Clubs}
Gualtieri: {A-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{J-Clubs}

The {Q-Spades}{2-Spades}{8-Spades} flop kept Su in the lead with his pair of aces, but both his opponents held low draws. The {8-Hearts} turn was kind to Su as it kept him in the lead and paired the board, but it'd be the {9-Hearts} on the river that would avoid a low and allow him to scoop the approximately 160,000 pot. Both Gualitieri and Bach seemed a little stunned as they exited the tournament floor while Su was understandably all smiles as he was primed for a deep run into the money.

Speaking of the money, some familiar names managed to work their way in including Matt Vengrin (53rd-$5,557), Matt Wood (52nd-$5,557), Dario Alioto (50th-$5,557), Erick Lindgren (49th-$5,557), Michael Moed (43rd-$6,778), Ray Henson (39th-$6,778) and Ryan Laplante (37th-$6,778).

While many failed to survive the day, others thrived and will be returning to action on Day 3. They include Su, Randy Ohel, Yuval Bronshtein, Kyle Bowker, Josh Field, David “ODB” Baker, Bryan Devonshire, Mickey Appleman, Antony Lellouche, Antonie Saout, Binh Nguyen and John Shipley.

Day 3 action is set to get underway at 2:00 PM PST on Thursday as the remaining 31 players will play down to a winner. Who will walk away with the bracelet and $330,277 first-place prize? Join us then as we bring you all the action and eliminations along the way in determining the answer.

Day 3 Seating Draw

[user162117] • Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante

Table 415

SeatPlayerChips
1David "ODB" Baker365,000
2Dexter Mcnally215,000
3Randy Ohel128,000
4Kami Chisholm222,500
5Brad Peeples56,000
6Stephen Su240,000
7Bryan Devonshire139,000
8Felicia Johnico397,000

Table 416

SeatPlayerChips
1Antony Lellouche89,000
2John Guth25,000
3Roch Cousineau211,000
4Binh Nguyen96,000
5Jack Ward125,000
6Karl Mahrenholz36,000
7Juan Ramirez269,000
8Kyle Bowker126,000

Table 420

SeatPlayerChips
1Lester Suppes92,000
2Josh Field148,000
3Jesse Cohen96,000
4Marco Oliveira133,000
5Richard Sklar72,000
6Loren Klein233,000
7Yuval Bronshtein377,000
8Mickey Appleman74,000

Table 421

SeatPlayerChips
1Lyric Duveyoung121,000
2Viacheslav Zhukov120,000
3Chris Bell195,000
4Antonie Saout133,000
5Scotty Nguyen69,000
6Daniel Mcnally39,000
7EMPTY- - -
8TJ Scarber99,000

End of Day 2 Counts

[user153638]
Felicia Johnico 397,000 -18,000
Yuval Bronshtein il 377,000 17,000
David ODB Baker us 365,000 -30,000
Juan Ramirez us 269,000 43,000
Stephen Su 240,000 -5,000
Loren Klein us 233,000 18,000
Kami Chisholm 222,500 62,500
Dexter Mcnally 215,000 105,000
Roch Cousineau 211,000 61,000
Chris Bell us 195,000 75,000
Joshua Field 148,000 -17,000
Bryan Devonshire us 139,000 42,000
Antoine Saout fr 133,000 76,000
Marco Oliveira 133,000 69,000
Randy Ohel us 128,000 -10,000
Kyle Bowker us 126,000 -44,000
Jack Ward 125,000 -15,000
Lyric Duveyoung 121,000 -40,000
Viacheslav Zhukov ru 120,000 -75,000
TJ Scarber 99,000 -11,000
Binh Nguyen us 96,000 26,000
Jesse Cohen us 96,000 1,000
Lester Suppes 92,000 -18,000
Antony Lellouche fr 89,000 4,000
Mickey Appleman us 74,000 -6,000

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Just Three More

[user162117] • Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante

The tournament clock has been paused and the call for just three more hands has been made. Stay tuned for end-of-day chip counts and a wrap up of all the day's action.

Bronshtein and Bell Eliminate Two

[user162117]

We just arrived at Table 357 to find a huge pot brewing between four players that ended up seeing the double elimination of Roman Verenko and Alex Dovzhenko.

By the time we were at the table, Dovzhenko had 60,000 out in front of him, Verenko was all in for his short stack, Chris Bell was all in for a little over 60,000 and it was back on Bronshtein who already had 20,000 committed to the pot. Bronshtein thought hard before eventually making the call, prompting the dealer to spread out a {5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{4-Hearts} flop.

On the flop, Bronshtein announced the all in and Dovzhenko made the call, with Bronshtein having him covered. At this point all four players turned their hands over.

Bronshtein: {a-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Bell: {a-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{8-Spades}{j-Diamonds}
Verenko: {k-Spades}{9-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{7-Hearts}
Dovzhenko: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{3-Spades}

The {3-Diamonds} on the turn was a huge card for Bell and Bronshtein as they had the wheel and with a {j-Hearts} on the river changing nothing, Bronshtein and Bell would share the massive pot, with the other two players eliminated. With Bronshtein having all the players covered before the hand, he got the largest share of the gigantic pot and is now sitting behind a monster stack, while Bell is sitting with a much healthier stack than before the hand.

Yuval Bronshtein il 360,000
Chris Bell us 120,000
Alex Dovzhenko ua Busted
Roman Verenko ru Busted

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