Action from the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas continues to roll on, with Day 3 of Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship getting underway at 2 p.m. local time.
In case you missed what happened in the event yesterday, Day 2 saw the top 30 players make the money after Yarron Bendor exited on the bubble.
Tim Seidensticker, Mike Matusow, Patrice Biton, Ismael Bojang, Jesse Klein and Jeffrey Vaughn were the next players to bust but they would make a small detour to the payout desk before leaving the tournament area.
At the top of the Day 3 chip counts is Johannes Becker (895,000). The German poker player was victorious at the 2018 WSOP in Event #8: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball, capturing his first bracelet and the $180,455 up top. Becker also has two runner-up finishes at the WSOP, with a notable silver medal coming in the 2017 $50,000 Poker Players Championship ($862,649).
Second in chips is poker legend and two-time bracelet winner Freddy Deeb (840,000). He was able to go one better than Becker in the prestigious Poker Players Championship and took down the event back in 2007 for $2,276,832. Following the bursting of the money bubbble yesterday, Deeb managed to notch his 55th cash under the WSOP umbrella. Wherever he finishes in this event, he will take his WSOP earnings alone over the $4 million mark.
Rounding out the top three chip stacks is five-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Ray Henson. The Texan was among the big hitters all throughout Day 2 and finished the day with a stack of 830,000.
The 24 remaining players have already locked up $17,680 in prize money, but as always, each player will be setting their sights on the $440,757 first-place prize and coveted gold bracelet.
Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Payouts
Play resumes on Level 18 with the blinds at 10,000/20,000 and limits at 20,000/40,000. The plan is to play down until the final five players and once that milestone is achieved, play will close for the day.
Levels remain 90-minutes in length and players will receive a 10-15 minute break after the completion of each level. The 60-minute dinner break is scheduled to take place after Level 21 (≈ 8:30 p.m.).
Stick with PokerNews to keep up with all the action from Day 3 of this Championship event, and be sure to check out the WSOP live reporting hub in the meantime.