Monday, July 1, 2019 10:20 AM Local Time
Final Day of Event #65: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Kicks Off at Noon
A field of 193 players in Event #65: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship has been reduced down to just seven players, with two-time WSOP bracelet winner Nick Schulman and his 3,355,000 chip stack leading the way. Schulman, whose previous best finish in this event was a 35th place performance in last year's edition, will be looking to add another bracelet to the two $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship bracelets that he already owns.
Three more WSOP bracelet winners make up the rest of the top four, with four-time bracelet winner Brian Hastings (2,735,000), 2005 WSOP Main Event champ Joe Hachem (2,430,000), and two-time bracelet winner Chris Vitch (1,940,000) all sitting with playable stacks.
At the other end of the spectrum, Denis Strebkov (885,000) will have some work to do to catch the pack of bracelet winners. He already owns a third-place finish in Event #51: $2,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better this summer, proving he already has prowess at the limit version of Omaha Hi-Lo.
Two players come into the final day with extreme short stacks, as Corey Hochman (170,000) returns with just barely over two big blinds to start the day. Somehow, that's not the shortest stack returning for Day 4, as last year's $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship runner-up Michael McKenna will be all-in on the very first hand of play, as his 65,000 in chips will go right into the big blind when play commences.
Final Table Seat Draw and Chip Counts
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||1||1||Nick Schulman||United States||3,355,000||42|
|Amazon||1||4||Michael McKenna||United States||65,000||1|
|Amazon||1||5||Chris Vitch||United States||1,940,000||24|
|Amazon||1||6||Brian Hastings||United States||2,735,000||34|
|Amazon||1||7||Corey Hochman||United States||170,000||2|
Play will begin at Level 27 (40,000/80,000) with one-hour levels and a 15-minute break at the completion of every two levels. The plan is for the final seven players to play to a winner.
Cards will be in the air at noon local time, and fans will be able to catch all the action on CBS All Access starting at 1 p.m. local time, although with Schulman leading this final table, another commentator will have to take the place of the multi-faceted poker pro. Who will walk away with the $463,670 top prize and the coveted WSOP gold bracelet? Stay tuned to the PokerNews Live Reporting blog to follow all the action!