Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:48 AM Local Time
Day 2 Ends With Connor Drinan in Commanding Chip Position
After 11 long levels, Day 2 of Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better has come to an end with World Series of Poker bracelet winner Connor Drinan assuming a commanding lead with 2.4 million in chips. The next closest stack belongs to four-time bracelet winner Robert Mizrachi, who sits with 1.4 million chips.
The day began with 230 hopefuls looking to make a deep run and ended with just 15 players remaining. Notables who started the day but failed to make the money include Allen Kessler, Bart Hanson, Mark Gregorich, and Allyn Shulman, who was eliminated close to the bubble after running into Eddie Hernandez's set of aces.
Those who managed to cash before busting include Joshua Pender, JJ Liu, Ari Engel, John Racener, John Certuno, and high-profile actor James Woods, who is an avid poker player who has cashed in numerous WSOP Omaha 8 or Better events over the years.
Play is set to resume tomorrow at 3 p.m. local time and play down to an eventual champion. Play will begin on level 27 with limits of 50,000/100,000.
Stay tuned to PokerNews to see who will claim the first Omaha bracelet of the 2021 WSOP and accompanying $163,252 first-place prize!
Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:40 AM Local Time
Day 3 Seat Draw - Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
|414||1||Scott Veitzer||United States||885,000|
|414||2||Pearce Arnold||United States||1,160,000|
|414||3||Kris Kwiatkowski||United States||1,045,000|
|414||4||Sandy Sanchez||United States||1,380,000|
|414||6||Scott Baumstein||United States||900,000|
|414||7||Carl Lijewski||United States||1,095,000|
|414||8||Micah Brooks||United States||830,000|
|414||9||Travis Pearson||United States||345,000|
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|421||1||Michael Moed||United States||965,000|
|421||2||Khamar Xaythavone||United States||150,000|
|421||5||Robert Mizrachi||United States||1,410,000|
|421||6||Curtis Phelps||United States||1,080,000|
|421||7||Yehuda Buchalter||United States||1,020,000|
|421||9||Connor Drinan||United States||2,415,000|
Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:33 AM Local Time
End-Of-Day Chip Counts
|Connor Drinan||2,415,000||965,000 |
|Robert Mizrachi||1,410,000||60,000 |
|Sandy Sanchez||1,380,000||-155,000 |
|Pearce Arnold||1,160,000||30,000 |
|Carl Lijewski||1,095,000||-205,000 |
|Curtis Phelps||1,080,000||720,000 |
|Kris Kwiatkowski||1,045,000||75,000 |
|Yehuda Buchalter||1,020,000||20,000 |
|Michael Moed||965,000||30,000 |
|Scott Baumstein||900,000||-325,000 |
|Scott Veitzer||885,000||110,000 |
|Micah Brooks||830,000||-120,000 |
|Eugeni Tourevski||435,000||335,000 |
|Travis Pearson||385,000||-275,000 |
|Khamar Xaythavone||150,000||-130,000 |
Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:28 AM Local Time
Play Done For The Day
Play has concluded for Day 2.
Stay tuned for a recap shortly.
Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:26 AM Local Time
AJ Kelsall Eliminated in 16th Place ($5,580)
AJ Kelsall got all of his chips in preflop, and ended up heads-up after the flop with Michael Moed.
The board ran , which did not favor Kelsall as he was scooped by Moed, and subsequently eliminated in 16th place.
|Michael Moed||935,000||60,000 |
|AJ Kelsall||0||-430,000 |
Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:14 AM Local Time
Arnold Jenkins Eliminated in 17th Place ($5,580)
Kris Kwiatkowski raised from the button and a short-stacked Arnold Jenkins three-bet all in from the big blind. Kwiatkowski called and hands were revealed.
The board ran out and Kwiatkowski won with aces and the low.
|Arnold Jenkins||0||-360,000 |
Sunday, October 3, 2021 2:46 AM Local Time
Ryan Hughes Eliminated in 18th Place ($5,580)
Ryan Hughes bet on a board of from the big blind and was raised by Connor Drinan on the button. Hughes re-raised all in and Drinan called to put Hughes at risk.
The completed the board and Drinan scooped the pot with a set of tens, eliminating Hughes in 18th place.
|Ryan Hughes||0||-325,000 |
Sunday, October 3, 2021 2:42 AM Local Time
Kwiatowski Scoops a Nice One
Action was headed to the flop three ways. The dealer spread out the flop. David Wilson checked and Carl Lijewski fired out a bet. Next to act, Kris Kwiatkowski called, and Wilson folded.
The turn brought the . Lijewski fired once again and Kwiatkowski called.
The river was the . Lijewski slowed down and checked. Kwiatkowski checked behind and showed for trip jacks and was awarded the pot.
|Carl Lijewski||1,300,000||50,000 |
|Kris Kwiatkowski||970,000||295,000 |
|David Wilson||240,000||-130,000 |
Sunday, October 3, 2021 2:15 AM Local Time
Level 26 started
Sunday, October 3, 2021 2:14 AM Local Time
|Sandy Sanchez||1,535,000||710,000 |
|Connor Drinan||1,450,000||110,000 |
|Robert Mizrachi||1,350,000||165,000 |
|Carl Lijewski||1,250,000||90,000 |
|Scott Baumstein||1,225,000||775,000 |
|Pearce Arnold||1,130,000||155,000 |
|Yehuda Buchalter||1,000,000||-25,000 |
|Micah Brooks||950,000||700,000 |
|Michael Moed||875,000||125,000 |
|Scott Veitzer||775,000||-325,000 |
|Kris Kwiatkowski||675,000||25,000 |
|Travis Pearson||660,000||-80,000 |
|AJ Kelsall||430,000||80,000 |
|David Wilson||370,000||-80,000 |
|Curtis Phelps||360,000||20,000 |
|Arnold Jenkins||360,000||110,000 |
|Ryan Hughes||325,000||-175,000 |
|Khamar Xaythavone||280,000||-70,000 |
|Eugeni Tourevski||100,000||-75,000 |
Sunday, October 3, 2021 2:01 AM Local Time
The players have been sent on their final fifteen minute break of the night. They will return to play one more 60 minute level before bagging and tagging for the night.
Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:59 AM Local Time
Veitzer Chips Up Versus Buchalter
On the completed board of , Scott Veitzer fired out a bet on the river. Yehuda Buchalter opted to call and was shown the bad news when Veitzer tabled for sixes full of aces, and was subsequently awarded the pot.
This pot catapulted Veitzer above the one million chip mark.
|Scott Veitzer||1,100,000||450,000 |
|Yehuda Buchalter||1,025,000||175,000 |
Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:50 AM Local Time
Wilson and Kwiatkowski Chop up Concepcion
On a board reading Rafael Concepcion and David Wilson were all in and at risk against Kris Kwiatkowski, who had them both covered.
The completed the board and Kwiatkowski took the high, while Wilson got the low — eliminating Concepcion in the process.
|Kris Kwiatkowski||650,000||-20,000 |
|David Wilson||450,000||-250,000 |
|Rafael Concepcion||0||-540,000 |
Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:38 AM Local Time
Pearce Scores Double KO
A raising war broke out preflop between Pearce Arnold, Kevin Peterson and Peter Pensa, which ended up with Pensa and Peterson both all in preflop.
The dealer dealt out — giving Pearce a straight and a low, which was enough to eliminate both Pensa and Petersen.
|Pearce Arnold||975,000||525,000 |
|Kevin Peterson||0||-100,000 |
|Peter Pensa||0||-400,000 |
Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:32 AM Local Time
Gussoni Eliminated by Peterson
The action was picked up as the dealer pushed the pot towards Kevin Peterson, who had survived his all-in.
Robert Gussoni was not as fortunate and was eliminated.
|Kevin Peterson||100,000||-320,000 |
|Robert Gussoni||0||0 |
Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:19 AM Local Time
Baumstein Drills Flush to Stay Alive
Yehuda Buchalter opened on the button and was three-bet by Scott Baumstein in the small blind. Khamar Xaythavone then four-bet from the big blind. Baumstein called for the remainder of his chips, and Buchalter called as well.
The flop came , Xaythavone continuation bet, and Buchalter called.
Buchalter then led out on the turn and Xaythavone called.
Both players checked the river. Baumstein revealed for the nut flush and scooped the main. Buchalter held for a straight and took down the side pot as Xaythavone mucked.
|Yehuda Buchalter||850,000||50,000 |
|Scott Baumstein||450,000||20,000 |
|Khamar Xaythavone||350,000||-490,000 |
Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:14 AM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
|Connor Drinan||1,340,000||140,000 |
|Robert Mizrachi||1,185,000||735,000 |
|Carl Lijewski||1,160,000||-20,000 |
|Sandy Sanchez||825,000||325,000 |
|Travis Pearson||740,000||-360,000 |
Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:03 AM Local Time
Lijewski Cracks One Million Chips
Carl Lijewski scooped a big one versus David Wilson and Kris Kwiatkowski to crack the one million chip mark!
|Carl Lijewski||1,180,000||530,000 |
|David Wilson||700,000||140,000 |
|Kris Kwiatkowski||670,000||-630,000 |
Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:03 AM Local Time
Level 25 started
Sunday, October 3, 2021 1:01 AM Local Time
Tourevski Triples Up
On a board of , Eugeni Tourevski was already all-in from middle position and Khamar Xaythavone was facing a bet on the button from Michael Moed. Xaythavone called, Moed tabled , and Xaythavone mucked — awarding Moed the side pot.
Tourevski tabled for a straight and the nut low and scooped the main.
|Michael Moed||750,000||-250,000 |
|Eugeni Tourevski||520,000||520,000 |