Michael McKenna Bags Lead; 24 Remain in Event #60: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Earlier this week Michael McKenna made the final table of Event #50: $1,500 Razz and is now knocking on the door of another final table in Event #60: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship.
McKenna had a roller coaster of a day before eventually bagging up the chip lead. Just before the last break of the night, McKenna took the most of a three-way pot against Abdel Hamid and Jason Berilgen.
McKenna took the majority of the big pot with two-pair and the nut low while the other players only got a small portion with the nut low. That would push McKenna to the top of the counts and while he exchanged several big pots with Jim Collopy near the end of play, he held on to finish with the chip lead, bagging up 1,048,000.
There were 125 players to start the day but by the end of the night, only 24 remained. The money bubble came and went but before that, there were several notables who busted. Some who didn't make it through to the money included Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Allen Kessler, defending champion Bryce Yockey, Robert Mizrachi, Ben Yu, Jesse Martin, Brian Rast, Scott Bohlman and Carol Fuchs.
Another player who also came up short included Rep Porter, the eventual bubble boy. Porter got it all in against Brandon Shack-Harris with a full house, but Shack-Harris had quads and would eliminate Porter, bringing the rest of the players into the money. Porter looked as if he might actually fold the top full house, but in the end, he couldn't let it go.
Some of those who made it into the money but not much further were Nick Schulman (35th for $15,000), Andrew Kelsall (34th for $15,000), Ryan Laplante (32nd for $16,494) and Ian O'Hara (29th for $16,494).
Others returning for Day 3 along with McKenna include the likes of Nathan Gamble (640,000), Jim Collopy (582,000), Cliff Josephy (480,000), Randy Ohel, (476,000), Brandon Shack-Harris (417,000), Phil Galfond (308,000) and Eli Elezra (146,000)
Here is the Day 3 table and seat draw:
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These players and the rest of the field will return on Sunday, July 1, at 2 pm where the plan is to play down to a winner, but for this event, there will likely be one extra day of play. PokerNews will, of course, be back with full coverage, so make sure to stay tuned.