Play has wrapped up on Day 2 of Event #49: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed, and an action day it was. The day started with 127 players and dwindled down to just 19 returning on Tuesday for their shot at a WSOP bracelet and $362,185.
Chino Rheem leads the field into the final day with 952,000 in chips. Rheem has the most career live tournament earnings of anyone left in the field with $8,732,859. He has won everything there is to win in the poker industry other than a WSOP gold bracelet and he will be looking for that elusive prize on Tuesday. Rheem's biggest payday came in 2008 when he finished in 7th place of the WSOP Main event for $1,772,650.
Louie Calvo is not far behind the chip leader with 914,000 heading into Day 3. Calvo had a quiet day but came on strong at the end as he looks to win his first major poker tournament of his career. Daniel Reijmer found a healthy stack to bag as well with 770,000 chips to return to on Day 3.
The money bubble burst at the beginning of Level 13, the third level of the day, when Joshua Dickson had his aces cracked by Curtis Rystadt's flopped full house. The remaining 95 players were all guaranteed $4,499 and the eliminations started to come quickly.
Some notables who made the money but were unable to find a bag at the end of the day were Mike Sexton (94th place - $4,499), John Racener (92nd place - $4,499), Jared Bleznick ($4,665), Dmitry Yurasov (60th place - $4,955), Felipe Ramos (57th place - $4,955), Juha Helppi (50th place - $5,407), and Christian Harder (22nd place - $12,266).
When the remaining 19 players return Tuesday, they will all be vying for the gold bracelet and the six-figure payday. Play will begin in Level 21 with the blinds at 6,000/12,000 and will conclude once a winner is crowned.
Day 3 Seat Assignments
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Brasilia||700||2||William Kakon||United States||302,000||25|
|Brasilia||700||3||Michael Trujillo||United States||30,000||3|
|Brasilia||700||4||Rudolph Sawa||United States||584,000||49|
|Brasilia||701||1||Roberto Romanello||United Kingdom||152,000||13|
|Brasilia||701||2||Gionni Demers||United States||531,000||44|
|Brasilia||701||5||Alberto Fonseca||Costa Rica||611,000||51|
|Brasilia||701||6||Chino Rheem||United States||952,000||79|
|Brasilia||702||1||James St Hilaire||United States||559,000||47|
|Brasilia||702||2||Eric Hicks||United States||563,000||47|
|Brasilia||702||5||Brad Ruben||United States||327,000||27|
|Brasilia||702||6||Orlando Romero||United States||354,000||30|
|Brasilia||703||3||Jeff Madsen||United States||207,000||17|
|Brasilia||703||4||Luis Calvo||United States||914,000||76|