Welcome to Day 2 of Event #65: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship. 115 players remain out of an original field of 175, but players can still register at the start of today, so expect a few more to jump into the field for some Day 2 action.
Leading the way heading into today is Michael McKenna who bagged 355,600. Randy Ohel (304,100) and Kate Hoang (291,800) also bring a mountain of chips into play today, as they were able to collect many in a successful Day 1. Stephen Johnson (228,200) and Robert Cowen (215,700) round out the top five chip stacks.
Several big names have large chip counts in this stacked field. Connor Drinan who is fresh off of a 7th place finish in Event #60: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, sits 6th in chips with 214,600. Alex Foxen holds a top ten stack with 170,600 and Michael Mizrachi brings 126,400 back with him today as looks to build toward his second bracelet of this WSOP.
Other big names still in the mix include Jason Mercier (116,300), current WSOP Player of the Year leader Dan Zack (78,200) and Anthony Zinno (38 ,600) who just took down the bracelet in Event #60: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better yesterday. Bryce Yockey (102,400), who is coming off a 4th place finish in the 50K Poker Players Championship after being eliminated in one of the all time poker bad beats in a 2-7 triple lowball draw hand, also takes part.
Play will restart at 2 p.m. local time, as any new entries will join the remaining 115 players at level 11 with blinds at 1,000/2,000. Each level is 60 minutes long with a 15-minute break every two levels. Today players will play shorter day with six total levels before stopping play for the night for the First Fifty Awards Show and Dinner which means play will end at around 8:30 p.m.
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