Event #5: $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better
Event #5: $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better
Day 2 completed

Mike Gorodinsky Leads Final 19: Negreanu and Matusow Still In

• Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
Mike Gorodinsky
Mike Gorodinsky

Day 2 of Event #5 $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-better had one of the most stacked fields you will see for this low a buy-in, and after ten levels of play today, we still have a handful of well-known pros. With 19 players coming back tomorrow, our chip leader at the end of the night is Mike Gorodinsky, bagging up an impressive 330,500 chips. However, Kristopher Tong is nipping at his heels with 319,500.

With 173 players coming back today, and only 40 of them making the money, there were going to be a ton of disappointed players. Some of the players who fell under this category included David “ODB” Baker, Brian Rast, Brian Hastings, Chad Brown, Eli Elezra, Jennifer Harmen, Allen Kessler, Scott Clements, Robert Mizrachi, and Norman Chad, just to name a few.

Once the money bubble burst, we also lost Blair Rodman (35th), Max Pescatori (32nd), Matt Glantz (29th), Amnon Filippi (28th), Tom Schneider (27th), Kevin MacPhee (25th), Chris Bjorin (23rd), and Jeremy Ausmus (20th), who busted in one of the final hands of the night.

Despite losing all of these fine pros, we still have a few faces that are familiar to the masses who are trying to chase this bracelet. Amongst them is George Danzer (187,500), who is looking to make the final table of this event in back-to-back years, after finishing runner up in this event last year. Another player who is familiar with final tabling this event is Owais Ahmed (121,000), who won this event in 2011, beating Michael Mizrachi heads up for the bracelet.

In addition to these two pros, we also have that guy Daniel Negreanu you might have heard of. He’s still in contention for his sixth gold bracelet, and will be coming into tomorrow with 106,500. Mike Matusow is also still alive, and he will be pursing his fourth bracelet, but he will have his work cut out for him, coming back with a short stack of 57,500. Rounding out the notables still alive are David Levi (61,500), Julie Schneider (61,000), Ralph Perry (50,500), and David “Bakes” Baker (41,500).

Well tomorrow figures to be a very exciting day with so many big names still in contention for the title. As always, Pokernews.com will be here with all of your live updates. Play will kick off at 2 PM local time, so be sure to tune in then. Until then, so long from Las Vegas!

Chip Counts (full)

[user139916] • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante
Mike Gorodinsky us 330,500
Kristopher Tong us 319,500
Dustin Leary US 254,000
Alexander Lakhov ru 218,000
George Danzer de 187,500
Roman Verenko ru 158,500
Mack Lee us 150,000
Andrew Kelsall us 147,500
Matthew Ashton gb 147,000
Randall Pace us 136,500
James Van Alstyne us 128,000
George Fotiadis US 125,000
Owais Ahmed us 121,000
Daniel Negreanu ca 106,500
David Levi us 61,500
Julie Schneider US 61,000
Mike Matusow us 57,500
Ralph Perry us 50,500
David "Bakes" Baker us 41,500

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Baker Cripped, Then Doubles

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David Baker: {5-Spades}{8-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{4-Clubs} (third through sixth street)
Alexander Lakhov: {5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{2-Spades}{9-Spades} (third through sixth street)

Lakhov defended his {5-Clubs} bring-in after Baker's complete. Baker check-called bets on fourth and fifth before Lakhov took the lead on sixth. Lakhov opted to check, leading to a Baker bet. Lakhov check-raised and Baker called, doing so again so seventh street.

Lakhov showed down cards of {6-Spades}{4-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} for a six-high straight and 6-5-4-3-2 low, scooping the pot.

Two hands later, though, Baker doubled up.

Baker: {Q-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{6-Spades} (third through sixth street)
Lakhov : {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} (third through sixth street)

Baker was all in on fourth street and his starting cards were {Q-Diamonds}{9-Spades} for a pair of queens. Lakhov held {7-Diamonds}{5-Spades} for a flush draw and pair of nines, catching the {7-Spades} on seventh to make two pair. Baker turned over his seventh street, the {K-Hearts}, to make kings and queens to double up to about 42,000.

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Chris Bjorin Eliminated By Alexander Lakhov

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Alexander Lakhov raised from the cutoff and Chris Bjorin three-bet from the button. Lakhov called and the flop fell {K-Spades}{Q-Spades}{5-Spades}.

Lakhov checked to Bjorin who bet, but he was was quickly met with a check-raise. Bjorin called, then called another bet after the {8-Clubs} turn.

The {4-Diamonds} river fell and Lakhov bet again, resulting in Bjorin calling all in for his last 4,000.

Lakhov tabled {A-Clubs}{10-Spades}{9-Spades}{2-Diamonds} for a flush with the nut low, besting Bjorin's holdings to score the elimination.

Alexander Lakhov ru 255,000 128,000
Chris Bjorin se Busted

Danzer Flushes MacPhee Away

• Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 0 ante


Danzer: {x-}{x-} / {7-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} / {x-}
MacPhee: {x-}{x-}/ {4-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{5-Hearts} / {x-}
Negreanu: {x-}{x-} / {a-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{q-Clubs} / {x-}

We caught up with the action on fourth street, and saw Danzer bet and get called by Daniel Negreanu and Kevin MacPhee. The same thing happened on fifth street, but on sixth, MacPhee raised all in after Danzer bet. Negreanu tanked for about 30 seconds before relutantly folding, and Danzer calling, saying "I'm drawing well."

MacPhee showed the {6-Hearts}{7-Spades} in the hole for a straight and eight low, while Danzer held {2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} for a made seven low and a flush draw. Danzer got his last card, and rather then sweating it, elected to immediately flip it up: {10-Diamonds}. That left MacPhee drawing dead, and he was the last person eliminated before the final three table redraw.

George Danzer de 190,000 105,000
Daniel Negreanu ca 86,000 -8,500
Kevin MacPhee us Busted

Tom Schneider Eliminated

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Tom Schneider
Tom Schneider


With the board reading {K-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Spades}, Tom Schneider had 5,000 left and folded to his opponent's bet, showing {A-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades} for a wheel and low draw that bricked.

The following hand, he got his remaining chips into the middle against Randall Pace and Matthew Ashton. The board ran out {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} and Ashton tabled {A-Spades}{Q-Spades}{5-Spades}{3-Spades} for an 8-7-5-3-A low. Pace showed {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{8-Spades}{6-Clubs} for a nine-high straight and Schneider took a final look at his hand before he mucked.

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Chip Counts

[user139916] • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
Mike Gorodinsky us 312,000 97,000
Matthew Ashton gb 170,000 65,000
James Van Alstyne us 145,000 102,700
Dustin Leary US 142,000 -13,000
Alexander Lakhov ru 127,000 52,000
Mike Matusow us 121,000 -4,000
Jeremy Ausmus us 120,000 -15,000
Daniel Negreanu ca 111,000 -19,000
Kevin MacPhee us 100,000 7,000
George Danzer de 85,000 15,000
Ralph Perry us 75,000 3,000
Julie Schneider US 66,000 -1,000
David "Bakes" Baker us 65,000 52,800
Owais Ahmed us 46,000 -55,000
David Levi us 46,000 6,000
Chris Bjorin se 35,000 -55,000
Zimnan Ziyard gb 28,000 -12,000
Tom Schneider us 22,000 7,000