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Day 2 completed

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6

Event 24: $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
Day 2 completed

Phil Ivey Leads The Final 27

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6 • Level 18
Phil Ivey Leading
Phil Ivey Leading

Day 2 of Event 24, the $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better, was a tense one. We began with 184 players left from the starting field of 256. By day's end, only the 27 players who made the money survived. Bubble play lasted for about an hour before James Dempsey departed in 28th place, guaranteeing a $10,348 pay day for the final 27. However, the chip leader couldn't care less about a min cash. Leading the way is none other than Phil Ivey.

Fresh off of two final tables in the last few days, Ivey is back at it again. He spent the beginning and middle portion of the day in the middle of the counts, but contunually increased his stack as player by player busted. When it came to bagging the chips, Ivey had a whopping stack of 446,500. Second in chips is young gun Dan Kelly with 297,000 and Mike Matusow is right behind him with 290,000.

Many big names took part in Day 2, but fell short of the money. Mizrachi brothers Michael and Rob, Allen Bari, John Racener, Phil Hellmuth, and Jason Mercier were among those who busted early on. They were followed out the door by David Bach, Justin Smith, Carlos Mortensen, Todd Brunson, and Mike Sexton in the middle stages of the day.

As play whittled down toward the money we lost Jean-Robert Bellande, Yuval Bronshtein, and Shannon Shorr. Raymond Davis and James Dempsey were both desperately short stacked with 28 players left. Davis found himself all in twice, but managed to chop the first time and scoop the second time to put the pressure on Dempsey.

Unfortunately for the bracelet winner, Dempsey had almost no chance of winning when he committed his chips. The board read {2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and Bart Hanson held the {2-Hearts} in his hand. Dempsey found no miracle running low and exited in 28th place.

Here is the Day 3 table and seat draw:

Table Seat Player Chips
447 1 Phil Ivey 446,500
447 2 Raymond Davis 18,000
447 3 Mike Matusow 290,000
447 4 Gregory Jamison 129,500
447 5 Joe Cassidy 166,500
447 6 Ryan Lenaghan 79,500
447 7 Elie Doft 69,500
447 8 Scotty Nguyen 212,500
447 9 Michael "Boonie" Kleist 35,500
453 1 Brian Hastings 251,000
453 2 John Guth 11,500
453 3 Jeremy Harkin 71,000
453 4 Mike Wattel 143,500
453 5 Alex Dovzhenko 60,000
453 6 Stephen Chidwick 109,000
453 7 Matt Lefkowitz 24,500
453 8 Viacheslav Zhukov 141,500
453 9 Robert Stevanovski 68,000
459 1 James Hoeppner 137,500
459 2 Matthew Wood 78,000
459 3 Brendan Taylor 270,500
459 4 Meng La 276,500
459 5 Dan Kelly 297,000
459 6 Andreas Krause 133,000
459 7 Ismael Bojang 51,500
459 8 Bart Hanson 231,500
459 9 Frank Russomanno 38,000

Play resumes Wednesday at 2:00pm local time and is scheduled to last until only one remains. Be sure to join us then!

James Dempsey Bubbles, The Day is Done

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6

Mike Wattel raised to 10,000 from the under the gun position and Bart Hanson made the call. James Dempsey smiled and said, "Please no trips," as he looked down at his cards from the big blind. He put in the call and had just 2,500 chips left behind.

The flop came down {2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and Dempsey put his last chips in. Wattel gave it some thought and folded after which Hanson called and said, "You're in trouble man".

Bart Hanson {2-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}
James Dempsey {A-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

The board ran out {10-Spades}{5-Diamonds} giving Hanson the win and knocking out Dempsey on the money bubble. We will be right back with the official chip counts and seat draw for the final day!

Chip Counts
James Dempsey Busted

Some Life For Davis

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6

"I didn't even look," Raymond Davis just shouted after he got his last 9,000 chips into the pot against Brian Hastings.

Raymond Davis {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}
Dan Kelly {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{5-Spades}{6-Spades}

The board ran out {K-Hearts}{3-Spades}{7-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} giving Davis the full pot and another chance at cashing.

Chip Counts
Raymond Davis 20,500 11,000 pos

Danger Zone

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6
Chip Counts
James Dempsey 12,500 -5,500 neg
Raymond Davis 9,500 -8,500 neg

We Will Reach The Money Today

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6 • Level 18

The last level of the day is almost over, but we won't stop before the money has been reached. The level will not go up and that means that this could take a while! There are some short stacks, but in this form of poker that doesn't mean as much as in a No Limit game.

Play on!

Table #446 Counts

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Brendan Taylor 220,000 85,000 pos
Ryan Lenaghan 140,000 15,000 pos
Stephen Chidwick 120,000 50,000 pos
Andreas Krause 105,000 -15,000 neg
Elie Doft 85,000 -5,000 neg
Robert Stevanovski 83,000 -12,000 neg
Joe Cassidy 80,000 -70,000 neg

Dempsey Quartered and Crippled

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6

From the cutoff Bart Hanson just raised to 10,000 and James Dempsey called from the big blind.

The board came down {5-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} and Dempsey check-called all the way.

Hanson showed {A-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} against Dempey's {A-Clubs}{3-Spades}{K-Hearts}{J-Hearts} and he only got a quarter of the pot with his low. Dempsey is now the shortest stack left in the field.

Chip Counts
Bart Hanson 200,000 70,000 pos
James Dempsey 18,000 -16,500 neg

Kleist Doubles

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6

A crucial double up for Michael "Boonie" Kleist has given him a little breathing room. He committed his last chips on a {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{K-Hearts} board.

Kleist, who led the action with betting the entire way to that point, showed {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{Q-Spades}{J-Clubs}. Brian Hastings, his lone opponent past the turn, immediately mucked his hand. Raymond Davis stayed around until the turn, but folded and is now the shortest stack in the field.

Chip Counts
Brian Hastings 235,000 -15,000 neg
Michael "Boonie" Kleist 60,000 40,000 pos
Raymond Davis 18,000 -10,000 neg

Table #451 Counts

Posted 2012-06-13 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Phil Ivey 390,000 10,000 pos
Dan Kelly 330,000 65,000 pos
Brian Hastings 250,000 -10,000 neg
Frank Russomanno 75,000 15,000 pos
John Guth 50,000
Raymond Davis 28,000 -7,000 neg
Michael "Boonie" Kleist 20,000
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Winner Joe Cassidy
Winning Hand ♠A♦K♦5♥2
Prize 294,777

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Blinds 5,000 / 10,000
Ante 0

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