Event 8: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
Event 8: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
Day 2 completed

Schwecke Leads With 20 Left, Allen Bari Close Behind in Second

Happy_Freaked • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
John Racener still in the hunt
John Racener still in the hunt

The massive $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better tournament saw 220 players return for the second day of play. The goal was to play down to a final table but there are still 20 players remaining as we head into the final day. There are plenty of big names remaining amongst which Allen Bari, Dutch Boyd and Gavin Griffin stand out. Bari and Griffin are chasing their second WSOP gold while Boyd is already looking to add a third one to his collection.

We started off the day over 100 spots from the money, but it didn't take us long to get close. Daniel Negreanu was doing very well from the start while Jason Mercier busted out within half an hour. Phil Hellmuth was very vocal from the start and played two very entertaining pots against Barry Hartheimer you just have to check out. Click the link to read what happened to Hartheimer who ended up min-cashing. (Hand 1, Hand 2) Hellmuth himself made a deep run but saw it end in 52nd place. Negreanu didn't last much longer and busted in 45th place.

Towards the end of the day we lost a lot of big name players like Dan Shak, Ryan Lenaghan, Todd Brunson, Shaun Deeb and David "Bakes" Baker. Tomorrow play will resume with 20 players at 1pm local time and the goal will be to play down to a winner. Make sure you get ready for a long day of exciting poker on PokerNews.com!

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End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Tyler Schwecke us 452,000 432,800
Allen Bari us 417,000 394,300
Gavin Griffin us 346,000 310,500
Michael "Boonie" Kleist 290,000 272,900
Wes Self us 269,000
John Racener us 264,000 229,200
Brian Lives 262,000 235,600
Ryan Turner us 257,000 236,500
Ashly Butler us 255,000 229,300
Bryan Jolly 245,000 226,000
Can Kim Hua 203,000 168,200
Herbert Tapscott us 182,000 150,700
Thayer Rasmussen us 172,000 150,000
Dutch Boyd us 149,000 128,700
Greg Mascio 142,000 119,800
Daniel Ratigan us 106,000 92,000
Raymond Davis us 105,000 47,800
Wellington Draper us 91,000 75,200
Joey Spanne us 75,000 41,700
Daniel Weinman us 74,000 46,000

Griffin Gets Some Back

Gavin Griffin got his own back on Brandon Bregman after winning a small pot off him.

Griffin opened from early position was was only called by Bregman in the big blind. Both players checked the {5-Spades}{j-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} flop before Bregman check-called a bet on the {a-Clubs} turn. Both players went back to checking on the {j-Spades} river.

Griffin opened {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{2-Spades} for two-pair and scooped as Bregman mucked.

Gavin Griffin us 330,000 20,000
Brandon Bregman 132,000 -108,000

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Jolly and Schwecke Up There

Happy_Freaked

There are just 25 players left in the tournament and everyone's starting to feel like they can reach the final table. Tyler Schwecke and Bryan Jolly have to be a part of that group because they are both still in great chip positions.

Schwecke just raised to 16,000 and Jolly called giving us heads up action on a {2-Spades}{5-Hearts}{J-Clubs} flop. Schwecke bet and Jolly raised to 16,000 but the initial raiser wasn't going nowhere. The turn was the {3-Clubs} and both players checked. The river was the {K-Spades} and Schwecke decided to bet. Jolly double checked his cards and gave it some thought before folding. "I just had flopped two pair with ace-three," Jolly claimed as Schwecke was stacking his chips. We still have 16 minutes left in the day.

Tyler Schwecke us 320,000 60,000
Bryan Jolly 270,000 251,000

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Bregman Gets Needled After Scooping

Gavin Griffin jokingly gave Brandon Bregman the needle after he lost a pot to him as he tried to raise too much on the flop and then bet the wrong amount on the turn. Allen Bari came to his defense and all three laughed about it.

Bregman opened to 16,000 from early position and was only called by Griffin in mid position. The flop fell {k-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{4-Spades} and Berman check-raised. He tried to make it 32,000 but Griffin pointed out that only 16,000 was allowed. Griffin called and called 16,000 bet on the turn (Bregman tried to bet 17,000).

Both players checked the river and Bregman opened [{k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{2-Clubs} for a set of kings and a low hand.

Gavin Griffin us 310,000 -35,000
Brandon Bregman 240,000 192,800

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