Event #14: $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low
Event #14: $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low
Day 2 completed

Dan Hirleman Leads the Way Heading Into Day 3

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Dan Hirleman
Dan Hirleman

Today saw Dan Hirleman emerge at the top of the chip counts at the end of Day 2 of Event #14: $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low with 353,000 in chips. He was followed closely by Jim Bucci who ended the day with 299,000. Rounding out the top 3 was Alex Luneau with 295,000.

Play started with 220 players out of the original 1,036 taking their seats and they would make the money early in the evening when Frankie O'Dell knocked out David Nicholson to burst the bubble. The defending champion in the event, Calen McNeil, would enter Day 2 with just 7,400 in chips but he battled his way to a respectable stack of 164,000 and will enter Day 3 with an excellent chance to defend his title.

Other notables with a shot at the bracelet include Greg Raymer (202,000), Chris Tryba (68,000), Konstantin Puchkov (289,000), Kal Raichura (276,000), Daniel Makowsky (213,000), Maria Ho (122,000) and Gary Benson (168,000).

There were plenty of names who would make the money including Erik Seidel (34th - $7,146), Mickey Appleman (36th - $7,146), Robert Mizrachi (43rd - $6,041), Dan Kelly (48th - $5,160), Toto Leonidas (55th - $4,461), Perry Green (61st - $4,461), Stephen Chidwick (72nd - $3,916), John Kabbaj (83rd - $3,132), Allen Cunningham (97th - $2,881), Eric Baldwin (101st - $2,657), and Matthew Ashton (107th - $2,657).

Those who would start the day with a stack but fall short of making the money included the likes of Barry Greenstein, Bryan Micon, Michael Mizrachi, Frank Kassela, Phil Ivey, George Danzer, John Hennigan, and Tom Koral.

The final 26 players will return for Day 3 tomorrow at 1 p.m. in the Amazon Room. PokerNews will be there from start to finish so tune in to see who will emerge with the $283,275 first place prize money.

Tags: Alexandre LuneauAllen CunninghamBarry GreensteinCalen McNeilChris TrybaDan HirlemanFrankie O'DellGary BensonGreg RaymerKal RaichuraMaria HoMichael MizrachiPhil IveyRobert MizrachiStephen Chidwick

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

• Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Daniel Hirleman us 353,000 78,000
Jim Bucci us 299,000 283,800
Alexandre Luneau (Alex Luneau) 295,000
Konstantin Puchkov ru 289,000 -24,000
Kalpesh Raichura (Kal Raichura) CA 276,000 276,000
Michael Hack US 262,000 229,000
Dan Heimiller us 249,000 -71,000
Frankie O'Dell us 220,000 53,000
Daniel Makowsky US 213,000 -167,000
Greg Raymer us 202,000 -5,000
Gary Benson au 168,000 -39,000
Michael Stewart US 167,000 139,800
Guillaume Rivet CA 167,000 98,000
Calen McNeil ca 164,000 39,000
Lance Dodd US 162,000
Joe Phaphon US 154,000 125,100
Adam Coats us 154,000 133,400
Ben Scholl US 140,000 111,000
Anil Gurnaney us 137,000 103,200
Maria Ho us 122,000 65,000
Richard Austin us 116,000 81,300
Nicholas Kost US 74,000 14,400
David Schnettler US 74,000 60,600
Aditya Prasetyo us 70,000 5,000
Chris Tryba us 68,000 13,000

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Donesies

• Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

Players are bagging up for the night. We'll bring you complete chip counts shortly.

Steel Wheel For Heimiller

• Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Dan Heimiller
Dan Heimiller

We get to Dan Heimiller's table and see that he had made a steel wheel. The board was {J-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{8-Spades} and he held {A-Hearts}{4-Spades}{3-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}. His opponent, Lance Dodd, had the misfortune of running into that hand but would at least get one-fourth of his money back as he had the nut low as well with {A-Spades}{8-Hearts}{5-Spades}{3-Diamonds}. Heimiller moved above the 300,000 chip threshold after that hand while Lance Dodd was clipped down to 130,000.

Dan Heimiller us 320,000 55,000
Lance Dodd US 130,000 -100,000

Final 27 Draw

• Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

Table 443

SeatPlayer
1Dave Schnettler
2Nick Kost
3Dan Hirleman
4Anil Gurnaney
5Konstantin Puchkov
6Calen McNeil
7Frankie O'Dell
8Alex Luneau
9Mike Hack

Table 444

SeatPlayer
1Steve Chanthabouasy
2Jim Bucci
3Adam Coates
4Guillaume Rivet
5Chris Tryba
6Greg Raymer
7Aditya Prasetyo
8Daniel Makowsky
9Richard Austin

Table 445

SeatPlayer
1Gary Benson
2Michael Stewart
3Joe Phaphon
4Lance Dodd
5Maria Ho
6Dan Heimiller
7Ben Scholl
8Kal Raichura
9Doug Cardiel

Redraw

• Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

With 34 minutes left, the clock's been paused and the players are redrawing for the final 27.

McNeil Spikes One-Outer to Survive

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Calen McNeil had to be happy after hitting an unlikely out.
Calen McNeil had to be happy after hitting an unlikely out.

Calen McNeil raised the button and got calls from Frankie O'Dell in the small blind and the big blind. O'Dell led out on the {a-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{k-Spades} flop, and the big blind folded. McNeil considered for a minute before raising, and he and O'Dell got it all in for McNeil's short stack.

McNeil: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{5-Spades}{8-Spades}
O'Dell: {k-}{k-}{x-}{x-}

"I'm drawing dead!" the defending champ exclaimed.

Not quite, as the dealer burned and turned the {a-Spades}.

"Case ace," the big blind said, pointing at the card. The {j-Diamonds} river only gave McNeil a bigger boat.

At another table, Marc Durand, who had been clinging to a short stack for about half an hour, finally busted out.

Frankie O'Dell us 167,000 -45,000
Calen McNeil ca 125,000 30,000
Marc Durand Busted

Tags: Calen McNeilFrankie O'DellMarc Durand