Day 2 of Event #80: $3,000 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha is in the books. By the end of the night, it was Robert Cowen who bagged the chip lead with a massive stack of 2,800,000 in chips.
There were 122 players who returned for Day 2, with just 75 spots making the money from an original field of 496. Only 24 will return on Friday at 2 p.m. local time for Day 3.
Event #80: $3K PLO Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Robert Cowen||United Kingdom||2,800,000||140|
|2||Steven Forman||United States||1,685,000||84|
|3||Dylan Weisman||United States||1,475,000||74|
|4||Karel Mokry||Czech Republic||1,475,000||74|
|5||David Coleman||United States||1,250,000||63|
|7||Chino Rheem||United States||1,000,000||50|
|8||Robert Emmerson||United Kingdom||915,000||46|
|9||Jered Bettencourt||United States||840,000||42|
|10||Senovio Ramirez III||United States||730,000||37|
A few of the players to bag a stack include Steven Forman (1,685,000), Dylan Weisman (1,475,000), David Coleman (1,250,000), Chino Rheem (1,000,000), Uri Reichenstein (900,000), and Mike Matusow (665,000).
The action started fast with the field making the money bubble just three and half hours into the day. Some of the early eliminations included Ari Engel, Jake Schwartz, Esther Taylor, Ali Imsirovic, and Brett Richey.
The bubble itself however would drag on for about an hour and a half. It was Noah Bronstein and Mark Birdsall who ended up busting on the same hand to get the rest of the field into the money with a guaranteed payout of $4,819.
Some of the players to make the money but not bag at the end of the night were Daniel Negreanu, Phil Laak, Rok Gostisa, Christian Harder, Ben Yu and Gabriel Andrade.
Play ended an hour early tonight, so tomorrow will pick up on Level 20 with the blinds at 10,000/20,000 and will likely play down to a winner.
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