Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:37 AM Local Time
Dylan Weisman Takes Big Lead at End of Day 2 in Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Day 2 of Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha is over with five players remaining and Dylan Weisman having a commanding chip lead with a stack of 9,435,000 after running hot throughout the day. The next closest in chips is Alexander Yen with a stack of 5,530,000 and Tim Vanloo with 4,545,000.
The day began with 59 players and dwindled down to half of that within the first few hours of play. Notable players who made deep runs but didn't make the final table include Bryan Micon, Michael Perrone, and Jungwoong Park.
End of Day 2 Chip Counts
| ||RANK||PLAYER||COUNTRY||CHIP COUNT|
| ||1||Dylan Weisman||United States||9,435,000|
| ||2||Alexander Yen||United States||5,530,000|
| ||3||Tim Vanloo||Austria||4,545,000|
| ||4||Ran Niv||Israel||1,000,000|
| ||5||Craig Chait||United States||880,000|
The final table of nine players turned to eight when the short-stacked Karen Sarkisyan busted shortly after doubling up. The excited and cheerful Youness Barakat was next out when he got it in with a pair of jacks and Weisman paired his king to win the pot.
A highlight of the final table included when a short-stacked Craig Chait was all-in against Chase Fujita. Fujita flopped a diamond flush against the pair of kings Chait, who went runner-runner to hit a full house as his rail consisting of Ari Engel, Carol Fuchs, and others screamed in celebration.
A few orbits later, Fujita was sent out in sixth when he got his stack in with a pair and a straight draw but lost to the flush of Yen as the board ran out.
Day 3 of Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha will commence on Oct. 16 at noon local time and play down to a winner, who will earn a coveted WSOP bracelet and $166,461.
Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team will be back tomorrow bringing you Day 3 updates.
Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:13 AM Local Time
End of Day 2 Chip Counts
|Dylan Weisman||9,435,000||335,000 |
|Alexander Yen||5,530,000||530,000 |
|Tim Vanloo||4,545,000||-255,000 |
|Ran Niv||1,000,000||-400,000 |
|Craig Chait||880,000||-620,000 |
Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:12 AM Local Time
Play Has Concluded
With the elimination of Chase Fujita in sixth place, the remaining five players are bagging up their chips for the night. They will return tomorrow to play down to a champion.
Stay tuned for chip counts and a full recap of today's action.
Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:10 AM Local Time
Chase Fujita Eliminated in 6th Place ($30,040)
On the last hand of the night, Alexander Yen raised to 280,000 from the button and Chase Fujita defended his big blind.
The flop came and Fujita shoved his remaining stack in the middle. Yen called.
Yen had the lead with a pair of jacks, while Fujita had a pair of fives and a gutshot straight draw. Yen improved to a flush as the board ran out and Fujita was eliminated in sixth place.
|Alexander Yen||5,000,000||1,200,000 |
|Chase Fujita||0||-900,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 11:49 PM Local Time
Weisman Rivers a Straight
Dylan Weisman raised to 280,000 from the hijack and was called by Alexander Yen in the cutoff. Weisman checked the flop, then called when Yen bet 400,000.
Weisman again check-called the turn, this time for 500,000. The river came the , and both players checked.
Weisman showed for the rivered straight to take the big pot off Yen and climb over nine million.
|Dylan Weisman||9,100,000||1,900,000 |
|Alexander Yen||3,800,000||-1,000,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 11:43 PM Local Time
Manan Bhandari Eliminated in 7th Place ($22,787)
Manan Bhandari opened on the button and Dylan Weisman put in a pot-sized raise in the small blind. Bhandari got the rest of his 600,000 in the middle.
The board ran out and Bhandari was eliminated when Weisman made a full house.
|Dylan Weisman||7,200,000||600,000 |
|Manan Bhandari||0||-600,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 11:38 PM Local Time
Chait Goes Runner-Runner to Double
Chase Fujita raised to 225,000 before Craig Chait went all in for his last 700,000.
"475 more, that's it," he told Fujita. Fujita eventually made the call.
Chait was ahead but was left drawing thin when the flop came , giving Fujita the nut flush. Chait got some hope when the turn came , opening the possibility of a full house.
That hope was realized when the fell on the river. Chait's rail erupted in celebration as Fujita handed over the pot.
|Craig Chait||1,500,000||950,000 |
|Chase Fujita||900,000||-1,000,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 11:34 PM Local Time
|Dylan Weisman||6,600,000||1,400,000 |
|Alexander Yen||4,800,000||-600,000 |
|Tim Vanloo||4,800,000||100,000 |
|Chase Fujita||1,900,000||-200,000 |
|Ran Niv||1,400,000||-400,000 |
|Manan Bhandari||600,000||-800,000 |
|Craig Chait||550,000||-210,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 11:19 PM Local Time
Yen Pots Weisman, Takes Chip Lead
Dylan Weisman raised to 280,000 from the button and Alexander Yen called from the small blind. The flop came , and Weisman continued for 350,000.
Yen answered by announcing pot. Before he could put the chips in the middle, Weisman snap-folded, sending the pot and the tournament chip lead to Yen.
|Alexander Yen||5,400,000||1,200,000 |
|Dylan Weisman||5,200,000||-680,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 11:13 PM Local Time
Youness Barakat Eliminated in 8th Place ($17,510)
Youness Barakat went all-in preflop for around 280,000 and got called by Dylan Weisman.
The board ran out and Barakat was eliminated when Weisman made the best hand with a pair of kings.
|Dylan Weisman||5,880,000||280,000 |
|Youness Barakat||0||-600,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 11:06 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Friday, October 15, 2021 11:05 PM Local Time
Yen Has a Better Two Pair
Dylan Weisman limped in from the small blind, then called when big blind Alexander Yen raised. They went heads-up to a flop of , and Weisman check-called a bet of 200,000.
On the turn, Yen bet 400,000 and Weisman again check-called. Both players checked the river.
"Two pair," Weisman announced, showing . But Yen turned over for kings and sixes to win the pot and dent the chip leader's stack.
|Dylan Weisman||5,600,000||100,000 |
|Alexander Yen||4,200,000||600,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 10:47 PM Local Time
Youness Barakat tried to go all-in on the button but had slightly more than the pot and was only able to raise. Manan Bhandari in the big blind moved to put Barakat all-in and he called it off.
Barakat needed to dodge a spade as the flop came out . But the board ran out and Barakat secured a double.
|Manan Bhandari||1,400,000||-300,000 |
|Youness Barakat||600,000||450,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 10:36 PM Local Time
Bhandari Folds Top Set on the Flop
Youness Barakat opened with a raise to 200,000, leaving himself about 150,000 behind, and was called by Manan Bhandari and Dylan Weisman from the blinds.
The flop came and Bhandari led out for 350,000. Weisman then announced pot, putting in a raise to 1,440,000. Barakat folded and the action was back on Bhandari.
Bhandari also folded after about a minute, showing for the flopped set of queens.
|Dylan Weisman||5,500,000||400,000 |
|Manan Bhandari||1,700,000||-600,000 |
|Youness Barakat||150,000||-150,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 10:28 PM Local Time
Yen Chips Up
Alexander Yen opened to 200,000 in middle position and Chase Fujita flat-called in late position, while Manan Bhandari defended his big blind.
The flop came and Yen fired for 600,000, which got a fold out of both opponents.
|Alexander Yen||3,600,000||605,000 |
|Manan Bhandari||2,300,000||-300,000 |
|Chase Fujita||2,100,000||-200,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 10:17 PM Local Time
Vanloo Shoves on Barakat
Youness Barakat and Tim Vanloo went heads-up to a flop of . Vanloo, in the big blind, open-shoved a stack of 100,000 in the middle to put Barakat all in for his last 300,000.
Barakat went into the tank for several minutes. At one point, he asked Craig Chait and Dylan Weisman, who were having a conversation about college football, for some quiet.
Barakat eventually folded to drop down to the table short-stack, while Vanloo is closing in on Weisman for the chip lead.
|Tim Vanloo||4,700,000||-200,000 |
|Youness Barakat||300,000||-200,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 10:05 PM Local Time
Level 26 started
Friday, October 15, 2021 9:53 PM Local Time
Players on Another Break
The remaining eight players are on another 15-minute break.
|Dylan Weisman||5,100,000||50,000 |
|Tim Vanloo||4,900,000||400,000 |
|Alexander Yen||2,995,000||295,000 |
|Manan Bhandari||2,600,000||300,000 |
|Chase Fujita||2,300,000||250,000 |
|Ran Niv||1,800,000||-300,000 |
|Craig Chait||760,000||110,000 |
|Youness Barakat||500,000||-300,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 9:44 PM Local Time
Karen Sarkisyan Eliminated in 9th Place ($13,632)
Alexander Yen raised to 100,000 pre-flop and was called by Ran Niv and Manan Bhandari. From the big blind, Karen Sarkisyan moved his short-stack in the middle and all three opponents called.
The flop came and Yen led out for 200,000. Only Niv called to see the on the turn.
Both players checked, then Yen bet 200,000 again on the river. Niv called, and both players turned over for trip kings. Sarkisyan mucked and headed to the payout cage one spot off the official final table.
|Alexander Yen||2,700,000||700,000 |
|Ran Niv||2,100,000||200,000 |
|Karen Sarkisyan||0||-30,000 |
Friday, October 15, 2021 9:23 PM Local Time
Full Chip Update
|Dylan Weisman||5,050,000||550,000 |
|Tim Vanloo||4,500,000||1,500,000 |
|Manan Bhandari||2,300,000||100,000 |
|Chase Fujita||2,050,000||350,000 |
|Alexander Yen||2,000,000||-300,000 |
|Ran Niv||1,900,000||100,000 |
|Youness Barakat||800,000||25,000 |
|Craig Chait||650,000||-700,000 |
|Karen Sarkisyan||30,000||0 |