Another day of the 2022 World Series of Poker has concluded and after seven 90-minute levels of play, the field of 110 was whittled down to just 24 players in Event #15: Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship.
The event saw a total of 196 entries, which created a prize pool of $1,827,700. A whopping $440,757 is up top for the eventual winner as well as the WSOP gold bracelet.
The big story on Day 2 was that the bubble had burst with the top 30 players making the money. Yarron Bendor was the unfortunate player to leave empty-handed after his exit ensured that the remaining players would be guaranteed a payday of at least $16,165.
Johannes Becker ended the day with the chip lead while Freddy Deeb and Ray Henson round out the top three chip stacks.
The likes of Jose Paz-Gutierrez, Matt Vengrin and Poker Hall of Famer Todd Brunson are on the other end of the spectrum and will begin Day 3 in the danger zone.
Late registration was open until the start of play today, and 16 players opted to hop into the mix. Phil Ivey, Brian Rast, Koray Aldemir and Ismael Bojang were just some of the players who did just that.
However, Ivey, Rast and Aldemir would only make cameo appearances. Bojang, on the other hand, managed to grind his way into the money, eventually bowing out in 25th place.
After the bubble burst, Tim Seidensticker, Mike Matusow and Patrice Biton found themselves on the wrong end of lady luck and had to settle for a min-cash. Jeffrey Vaughn was the last player to bust on Day 2 after he was unable to get ahead of Connor Drinan’s aces.
Day 2 Top Ten Chip Counts
|3||Ray Henson||United States||830,000||21|
|4||Connor Drinan||United States||675,000||17|
|5||Aditya Prasetyo||United States||670,000||17|
|6||Daniel Zack||United States||610,000||15|
|7||Bryce Yockey||United States||605,000||15|
|9||Bart O'Connell||United States||505,000||13|
|10||Kane Kalas||United States||490,000||12|
The remaining players will return on Thursday, June 9 at 2 p.m. PT to continue their quests for the coveted gold bracelet. Stay tuned to PokerNews for live updates on all of the action.