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  • BUY-IN: $1,500ENTRIES: 905
  • PRIZEPOOL: $1,221,750REMAINING: 1
  • LEVEL: 31
  • SB/BB: 120000/240000ANTE: 0

Christopher Logue Leads Final 29 of the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo After Day 2!

Saturday, June 3, 2017 2:13 AM Local Time

Christopher Logue will head into Day 3 as the chip leader

With a late surge on Day 2, Christopher Logue pulled ahead of the competition in Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, ending the day with a stack of 498,000 in his quest for his first WSOP gold bracelet. Of the 254 players who started the day, only 29 move on to Day 3.

Nipping at Logue's heels are James Chen, Jared Hemingway, Jon Seaman, Kevin Gerhart and Kate Hoang who all have over 300,000 in chips. Still in the hunt for an additional bracelet to add to their collections are Marco Johnson (224,000), Jim Collopy (433,000) and Benjamin Zamini (340,000).

There were 136 players who made it to the money today. The bubble broke just before the second break of the day with the unexpected elimination of Abdel Hamid which led to the remainder of the field (and some nursing half a big blind) to collect $2,253 for their efforts. Players who didn't make it that far included John Monnette, David Bach, Victor Ramdin, Jeff Lisandro, Men Nguyen, Mike Wattel and Jon Turner.

Among those who did cash without moving on to Day 3 was last year's winner Benny Glaser (120th - $2,315), Brandon Shack-Harris (92nd - $2,425), James Woods (71st - $3,116), Bruno Fitoussi (47th - $4,027) and Tuan Le (42nd - $4,027).

Players will return and need to eliminate two more before the final 27 get redrawn to the final three tables where they will play out the duration of the event.

Play resumes Saturday at 2 p.m., with the final four tables of players competing to determine the winner of the WSOP gold bracelet and first-place money of $238,620.

End of Day Chip Counts

Saturday, June 3, 2017 2:09 AM Local Time

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Brasilia7261George DicambioUnited States94,0008
Brasilia7262James HaganUnited States141,00012
Brasilia7264Scott BullerUnited States246,00021
Brasilia7265Gary VickUnited States294,00025
Brasilia7266Mark JenkinsUnited States101,0008
Brasilia7267Kevin GerhartUnited States393,00033
Brasilia7268James Van AlstyneUnited States105,0009
Brasilia7269Carol FuchsUnited States172,00014
Brasilia7271Scott FitzhughUnited States70,0006
Brasilia7272Jon SeamanUnited States390,00033
Brasilia7273Jordan RichUnited States299,00025
Brasilia7274Martin CorpuzUnited States209,00017
Brasilia7275Ryan PalufUnited States220,00018
Brasilia7277Forrest AuelUnited States249,00021
Brasilia7278Alex FerrariUnited States46,0004
Brasilia7282Erle MankinUnited States278,00023
Brasilia7283Brian NadellUnited States70,0006
Brasilia7284Kate HoangUnited States320,00027
Brasilia7285Dustin SitarUnited States248,00021
Brasilia7286James ChenUnited States336,00028
Brasilia7287Christopher LogueUnited States498,00042
Brasilia7289Aron DermerUnited States244,00020
Brasilia7291Marco JohnsonUnited States224,00019
Brasilia7292Jim CollopyUnited States433,00036
Brasilia7293Benjamin ZamaniUnited States340,00028
Brasilia7294Mark BixlerUnited States100,0008
Brasilia7295Viktor CelikovskyCzech Republic186,00016
Brasilia7297Jared HemingwayUnited States323,00027
Brasilia7299Ziya RahimUnited States280,00023
Christopher Logue498,000108,000
Jim Collopy433,000273,000
Kevin Gerhart393,000170,000
Jon Seaman370,000140,000
Benjamin Zamani340,000-10,000
James Chen336,00036,000
Jared Hemingway323,000-7,000
Kate Hoang320,000185,000
Jordan Rich299,00063,000
Gary Vick294,00084,000
Ziya Rahim280,000-5,000
Erle Mankin278,000128,000
Forrest Auel249,00059,000
Dustin Sitar248,000128,000
Scott Buller246,000-24,000
Aron Dermer244,00049,000
Marco Johnson224,0004,000
Ryan Paluf220,000104,000
Martin Corpuz209,00063,000
Viktor Celikovsky186,00048,000
Carol Fuchs172,00032,000
Jim Hagan141,00060,000
James Van Alstyne105,00065,000
Mark Jenkins101,000101,000
Mark Bixler100,00012,000
Scott Fitzhugh70,000-30,000
Brian Nadell70,00050,000
Alex Ferrari46,000-89,000
George Dicambio40,000-130,000

Six More Hands

Saturday, June 3, 2017 1:46 AM Local Time

Players will play six more hands to finish out the night.

Scott Buller Takes One From James Chen

Saturday, June 3, 2017 1:44 AM Local Time

James Chen opened the pot and found two callers. On the     flop, both players checked to Chen who bet. Only Scott Buller called.

The turn was the   and Buller checked to Chen. Chen bet. Buller put in a check raise and Chen called.

The river was the   and both players checked.

"I have two pair," Buller said.

"Me too," Chen responded.

Buller turned up      for two pair and Chen mucked.

James Chen300,000-110,000
Scott Buller270,00055,000

Gary Vick Eliminates Todd Ickow

Saturday, June 3, 2017 1:35 AM Local Time

Todd Ickow raised from middle position before Gary Vick bumped it up from the button. James Chen called from the small blind before the decision fell back on Ickow. He called for 26,000 and was all in for less then the raise.

The flop came     and Chen check-called a bet from Vick.

The turn brought the   and again Vick fired out a bet after Chen checked. Chen was intrigued and stuck around.

The   completed the board and one last time Chen checked. Vick pushed forward another bet and was called by Chen who just needed to see what he was up against.

Vick then rolled over his    qd] for trip queens and scooped the pot after Chen tabled      and Ickow flipped over     .

James Chen410,000100,000
Gary Vick210,000120,000
Todd Ickow0-85,000

Paul Tedeschi Eliminated in 35th Place ($5,574)

Saturday, June 3, 2017 1:28 AM Local Time

Paul Tedeschi

Paul Tedeschi's tournament run has just come to an end at the hands of Jared Hemingway.

With a board reading       Tedeschi was all in holding     . On the other end, Hemingway held      for a straight, and that was enough to eliminate Tedeschi.

"Man, that guy had nine lives," Aron Dermer said, who was also sitting at the table. Despite those nine live, Tedeschi was sent to the payout desk to collect for his 35th place finish.

Paul Tedeschi0-130,000

Chris Carey Doubles Then Busts - Eliminated in 37th Place ($4,698)

Saturday, June 3, 2017 1:17 AM Local Time

James Chen opened. Chris Carey raised. Chen raised one more and Carey called all in for his tournament life.

"I'm sorry," Chen said. "I have a very good hand."


The board ran out       giving Carey a straight and the scoop.

On the very next hand. Christopher Logue opened. Carey raised. Logue made it three bets, Carey capped the pot and Logue called.

The flop came     and Logue bet. Carey moved all in for 14,000 more and Logue called.


The board completed with the   and the   and that gave Logue the nut straight for the win.

"Nice hand," Logue said.

"Did he just say nice hand?" Carey asked.

Logue, on the other hand has vaulted up the leader board and nears the top of the counts.

Christopher Logue390,000115,000
James Chen310,000-35,000
Chris Carey00

Paul Tedeschi Doubles Through Aron Dermer

Saturday, June 3, 2017 1:07 AM Local Time

On a flop of     Aron Bermer checked from the big blind. Paul Tedeschi bet from the hijack and Jim Collopy called from the button. Bermer then reraised which prompted Tedeschi to move all in for 26,000. Collopy contemplated for a moment but decided to fold. Bermer committed the additional 6,000 and the cards were shown.


Bermer had Tedeschi dominated until the board ran out running   and   to give Tedeschi the whole pot with a full house.

"Impossible," said Bermer following the hand. "Nice run out," he added, before slumping in his chair still taken back after losing the hand.

Aron Dermer195,000-114,000
Paul Tedeschi130,00075,000

Level 20 started

Saturday, June 3, 2017 12:59 AM Local Time

Level: 20 Blinds: 10000/20000 Ante: 0

Paul Tedeschi Rivers a Miracle to Stay Alive

Saturday, June 3, 2017 12:56 AM Local Time

Paul Tedeschi

On a flop of     Paul Tedeschi moved all in against Humberto Brenes and Jon Seaman. Both called and the three headed to a turn.

On the   turn, Seaman bet and Brenes called.

The river was the   and Seaman checked to Brenes who moved all in. Seaman called.


The river   gave Tedeschi the winning high hand with trip sixes. While Brenes quartered Seaman in the side pot, the two chopped up the low half in the main pot.

Jon Seaman230,000115,000
Humberto Brenes70,0007,000
Paul Tedeschi55,000-75,000

Christopher Hugh Takes Half

Saturday, June 3, 2017 12:42 AM Local Time

James Chen raised from middle position before Christopher Logue bumped it up from the next seat over. Both Christopher Carey and Scott Fitzhugh called from the blinds followed by Chen who called.

The flop fell     and the action checked around to Logue who bet. Carey then raised and Fitzhugh called. Chen folded. Logue called.

The turn brought the   and Carey led out with a bet which both his opponents called.

The   completed the board and Logue fired one last time and was check-called by both players in the blinds.

Logue then splashed his      across the table and would be deemed to take half the pot with his two pair.

Fitzhugh's      would chop the low against Carey's      with both holding an ace duece.

Christopher Logue275,00030,000
Christopher Carey140,000-30,000
Scott Fitzhugh100,00041,000

Humberto Brenes and Paul Tedeschi Split a Pot

Saturday, June 3, 2017 12:31 AM Local Time

Paul Tedeschi

On a flop of     Humberto Brenes led out. Paul Tedeschi called, as did Aron Dermer. Ben Zamani let his hand go and the three headed to the turn which was the  .

On the Turn, Brenes checked. Tedeschi bet. Dermer folded, while Brenes called.

The river was the  . Brenes checked to Tedeschi who bet, then Brenes called.

Tedeschi showed      for a set and a low, while Brenes showed      for a flush for the high, and the two chopped the pot.

"If you called, I raise," Brenes told Dermer.

"I know," Dermer said. "That's why I folded, I didn't want to get trapped."

Aaron Dermer220,000
Paul Tedeschi130,000-16,000
Humbereto Brenes73,000

Tuan Le Eliminated; Jonah Seewald and Carol Fuchs Chop Pot

Saturday, June 3, 2017 12:26 AM Local Time

Tuan Le

Tuan Le raised from the hijack and was called by Carol Fuchs and Jonah Seewald in the blinds.

The flop came     and Fuchs bet. Seewald called before Le moved all in for his remaining 14,000. Both his opponents called for the extra 2,000.

Both Fuchs and Seewald then checked down the   on the turn and   on the river.

Le's      would not improve as Fuchs took down the low holding      and Seewald the high with      rivering a pair.

Tuan Le0-170,000

Denny Axel Eliminated in 45th Place ($4,698)

Saturday, June 3, 2017 12:16 AM Local Time

Denny Axel limped. One seat over James Chen raised. Next to act, Christopher Logue raised again. Axel moved all in and both players called.

The flop came     and Logue bet. Chen called.

The turn was the   and both players checked. On the   river, Logue bet and Chen called.

Logue showed      and that was good for the main pot with a flush as Chen mucked. Axel showed     , but that was no good.

"We both flopped a flush draw," Axel said jokingly as he headed to the payout desk.

James Chen345,000-69,000
Christopher Logue245,00083,000
Denny Axel00

Bryce Fox Eliminated by Gary Vick

Saturday, June 3, 2017 12:03 AM Local Time

Bryce Fox raised from the hijack and was called by Gary Vick in the big blind.

The flop came down     and Vick tossed in 4,000 in chips which is all Fox had left.

"Not the flop I wanted to see," said Fox, before revealing his     .

Vick then turned his      and had taken the lead with a pair of kings.

The board ran out the   and   to see Fox unable to improve as he was sent to the rail.

Bryce Fox0-20,000

More Updated Counts after the Break

Friday, June 2, 2017 11:54 PM Local Time

Jared Hemingway330,000300,100
Ziya Rahim321,0001,000
Aron Dermer309,000-1,000
Marco Johnson220,00035,000
Scott Buller215,0005,000
Forrest Auel190,000129,300
Christopher Carey170,0005,000
George Dicambio170,00060,000
Ken Aldridge160,00010,000
Jim Collopy160,00023,000
Paul Tedeschi146,000-48,000
Denny Axel145,000101,700
Viktor Celikovsky138,00096,600
Matthew Paoletti137,000137,000
Alex Ferrari135,00091,000
Dustin Sitar120,0000
Jon Seaman115,00070,400
Mark Jenkins90,00067,100
Gary Vick90,000-32,000
Todd Ickow85,0003,000
Michael Jacobs70,00054,400
Jonah Seewald65,00038,400
Humberto Brenes63,00028,000
Craig Haugland24,0000
Bruno Fitoussi21,000-54,000
Bryce Fox20,000-66,000

Level 19 started

Friday, June 2, 2017 11:51 PM Local Time

Level: 19 Blinds: 8000/16000 Ante: 0

Some Updated Chip Counts at the Break

Friday, June 2, 2017 11:45 PM Local Time

James Chen414,00084,000
Jordan Rich236,000193,700
Kevin Gerhart223,000208,000
Timothy Malone190,000179,600
Tuan Le170,000130,000
Christopher Logue162,00042,000
Erle Mankin150,000126,900
Martin Corpuz146,000110,300
Carol Fuchs140,00065,000
Ryan Paluf116,00077,100
Daniel Maor110,000-50,000
Mark Bixler88,00063,400
Jim Hagan81,00039,700
Bob Coates80,00055,000
James Griffin73,00031,000
Scott Fitzhugh59,00041,900
Michael Gross55,00039,300
James Van Alstyne40,00018,300
Brian Nadell20,000-5,700

Last Break of the Night

Friday, June 2, 2017 11:36 PM Local Time

Players are now on a 15-minute break and will return soon.

Costly Mistake for George Dicambio

Friday, June 2, 2017 11:35 PM Local Time

Ben Zamani

A preflop war left Andreas Klatt all in and at risk while Benjamin Zamani and Geroge Dicambio were left heads up going to a flop.

The flop came     and Zamani bet. Dicambio called.

The turn was the   and Dicambio led at the pot. Zamani called.

The river was the   and Dicambio checked. Zamani bet and Dicambio called. Zamani turned up      for a straight and a low. Dicambio showed      and thinking he had made a better hand, started taking back half the pot. But he was incorrect, Zamani's hand was good enough to scoop their side of the pot. Dicambio was forced to count out the difference and hand it over to Zamani.

"Holy s***," Dicambio said, realizing his mistake.

Meanwhile, Klatt turned up      and it was not good for any side of the pot and he was eliminated from the tournament.

Benjamin Zamani350,000105,000
George Dicambio110,00079,900
Andreas Klatt0-36,400