Two-time World Series of Poker Omaha eight-or-better bracelet winner Frankie O’Dell exited on the final hand of Day 2, bursting the bubble the $10,000 Limit Omaha Hi-Low Championship. The remaining 18 players, led by Viatcheslav Ortynskiy (862,000), are all guaranteed a minimum of $23,742, and the two tables will battle it out on Tuesday for the $443,407 top prize and the WSOP gold bracelet.
Ortynskiy went on an absolute heater during the final level of the evening, and holds a 327,000-chip lead (13.6 big bets) over his nearest competitor.
Joining the Russian on Day 3 will be a plethora of notable players, including fellow chip leaders Richard Ashby, Eli Elezra, and Dan Kelly. Ashby, Elezra, and Kelly all have bracelets to their name – Ashby won a $1,500 Stud Hi event in 2010, Elezra won Event #59: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw in 2013 and Kelly took down the $25,000 Six-Handed Championship in 2010.
Bracelet winners Perry Friedman, Andrew Brown, Brock Parker, and Jeff Lisandro also advanced to Day 3, as did Gregory Jamison, who’s reached the final table of this event four times (2007, 2008, 2009, and 2012). Jamison has never won, however, finishing runner-up in 2008 for $331,350.
Day 2 kicked off with 111 players, including big-named pros like Andy Bloch, Mike Gorodinsky, Barry Greenstein, Nick Schulman, Scott Seiver, Daniel Negreanu, and Marco Johnson. Bloch was one of the first players to exit, getting the rest of his chips in the middle with two red aces against a flopped flush, and Johnson bubbled the bubble, running into Jamison’s wheel.
Negreanu was chopped up by Alex Dovzhenko, who also busted short of the money, and Elezra.
Play will resume on Tuesday at 2 p.m. PDT right here in the Amazon Room. The remaining 18 players will battle it out until only one remains, and you will be able to catch all of the updates right here on PokerNews.com