Day 2 of the Event #63: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship at the 2022 World Series of Poker was full of big names and big action.Despite 140 players starting the day, only 20 remain for Day 3 and will be hoping to claim the illustrious WSOP gold bracelet along with $611,362 in prize money for first place.
Before play started on Thursday, 16 more couldn't resist expanding the record-setting field to 284 entries, blowing away the previous mark of 237 players in 2018 and pushing the prize pool to a whopping $2,648,300.
Hoping to put the cherry on top of a legendary poker career is David "Chino" Rheem, who is nearly 30 big blinds ahead of the field right now with 2,595,000 in chips, the only player to break two million. Despite numerous victories, a Main Event final table appearance, and over $12.4 million in earnings, Rheem is still missing a WSOP gold bracelet in his collection and will look to finally take one home this weekend.
Event #63: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Top 10 Chip Counts
|PLACE||PLAYER||COUNTRY||CHIP COUNT||BIG BLINDS|
|1||Chino Rheem||United States||2,595,000||104|
|2||Filippos Stavrakis||United States||1,880,000||75|
|3||Seungjin Lee||South Korea||1,860,000||74|
|4||Damjan Radanov||United States||1,275,000||51|
|5||Amnon Filippi||United States||1,275,000||51|
|6||Ken Aldridge||United States||1,075,000||43|
|8||Sterling Savill||United States||910,000||36|
|9||Robert Cowen||United Kingdom||840,000||34|
|10||Sean Remz||United States||825,000||33|
However, holder of four WSOP bracelets, defending champion, and 2021 WSOP Player of the Year Josh Arieh is one of many who will look to stop him. While Arieh had a massive chip stack at various points of Day 2, he will look to spin up his 370,000 chip (15 big blind) stack on Friday.
Rounding out the top-five are WSOP bracelet winner Filippos Stavrakis, South Korea's Seungjin Lee, Damjan Radanov, and bracelet winner Amnon Filippi.
Other notables such as Joao Vieira, Ken Aldridge, Robert Cowen, Eli Elezra, and Allen Kessler are all still battling it out for glory.
Those who made the money but weren't able to find a bag include Phil Ivey (37th), Day 1 chip leader Ryan Hughes (35th), Patrick Leonard (33rd), Ryan Laplante (32nd), Andrew Brown (26th), and Daniel Zack (23rd).
Players will return on July 1 at 2 p.m. local time and play to five players. They will continue playing 20-minute levels with 15-minute breaks every two levels and a 60-minute dinner break scheduled for after Level 26.
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