Event #20: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better
Event #20: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better
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Beaudoin Leads the Way, Todd Brunson Fourth

• Taso 20: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
Dale Beaudoin
Dale Beaudoin

It was another action packed day here at the Rio as we saw 219 players get whittled down to just 22 by the end of Day 2 of Event #20 $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-better. By the end of the night, Dale Beaudoin is looking down on everyone else with 465,000 chips. The only player within 100,000 of him is Jason Rivkin, who bagged up 418,000.

Of the 219 players who returned today, only 117 of them would make the money, meaning nearly half the players would be walking away empty handed. Amongst the players who ended up on that unfortunate list were Allyn Jaffrey Shulman, Nick Grippo, Eric Crain, Max Pescatori, Allen Kessler, Mike Sexton and recent bracelet winner Mike Matusow.

We had a handful of notables make the money, but fall short of making Day 3, including Barry Greenstein, Tom and Julie Schneider, Andy Frankenberger, Men Nguyen, Brian Hastings, Max Steinberg, David Chiu and John Racener, who both busted in the last half hour of the night.

Despite losing all those players, we still have a few familiar faces who will come back to vie for the title tomorrow. This list includes Can Kim Hua (327,000). Todd Brunson (315,000), John Monnette (188,000), Maria Ho (96,000) and Jennifer Harman (80,000).

The 22 players are off to get some much needed rest for what should be an exciting day tomorrow. They will be coming back to the Rio at 13:00 PST to decide who the next gold bracelet winner will be. Be sure to come back then for all the live updates. Until then, so long from Las Vegas!

Tagit: Dale Beaudoin

End Of Day 2 Counts

• Taso 20: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
Dale Beaudoin us 465,000 15,000
Jason Rivkin us 418,000 13,000
Can Kim Hua 327,000 153,000
Todd Brunson us 315,000 115,000
Won Goag 311,000 166,000
Sumanth Reddy us 293,000 -7,000
Matthew Kelly us 281,000 -69,000
Tony Ma us 249,000 -1,000
Joe Ford US 238,000 -32,000
Kevin Zhang 221,000 -24,000
Dao Bac us 207,000 -28,000
Eric Judge 200,000 74,000
John Monnette us 188,000 18,000
Dmitrii Valouev US 147,000 -33,000
Randy Ohel us 124,000 -71,000
Andrew Kelsall us 112,000 -88,000
Maria Ho us 96,000 -19,000
Stephen Chidwick gb 95,000 1,000
Viacheslav Zhukov ru 88,000 -47,000
Jennifer Harman us 80,000 -55,000
Calen McNeil ca 68,000 -37,000
Bob Mangino 47,000 -73,000

Bagging & Tagging

• Taso 20: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante

Time has run out here in Level 20 and the remaining players are now bagging and tagging their chips. We'll have full counts for you shortly, as well as a recap of Day 2 action. Stay tuned.

"Any Black Card. Any Low Card"

• Taso 20: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
Chris Meyer
Chris Meyer

We didn't see the action until the river with a board reading {k-Spades}{7-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}. Christopher Meyer got the last of his chips in on the flop, and Jason Rivkin and Dmitrii Valouev had created a side pot. The former bet the river and the latter folded.

Rivkin then tabled the {7-Hearts}{2-Spades}{q-Spades}{3-Hearts} for sevens and tens, and an astonished Meyer stared back at his own hand in disbelief. "Any black card. Any low card," he said before tabling the losing {a-Spades}{3-Spades}{4-Clubs}{9-Clubs}. Meyer continued to stare at the board mouth agape before finally taking his leave in 23rd place.

Jason Rivkin us 405,000 -13,000
Christopher Meyer Ulkona

Racener Barely Misses Out on Day 3

• Taso 20: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante

John Racener was down to his last 20,000, and after surviving one all in, he wasn't able to survive another. Action folded to Jason Rivkin on the button, and he put in a raise. Dao Bac called from the small blind, and Racener tagged along in the big. The flop came down {j-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{3-Clubs}, and Bac checked to Racener, who moved all in. Rivkin instantly announced raise, and after a few moments of thought, Back folded.

Rivkin: {a-Spades}{j-Spades}{q-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
Racener: {4-Hearts}{2-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

Racener was looking for any low card to make get half the pot, and a four or a three would give him the full pot. However, the dealer put the {10-Hearts} on the turn, and the {9-Diamonds} on the river, which missed Racener's hand, ending his night.

Jason Rivkin us 250,000 20,000
John Racener us Ulkona

Tagit: Jason RivkinJohn Racener

Chiu Eliminated

• Taso 20: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
David Chiu
David Chiu

After working his stack back up to 80,000 or so, David Chiu raised to 16,000 under the gun and Sumanth Reddy opted to three-bet from the cutoff. Chiu called and then check-called bets on the {8-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{7-Spades} flop and {4-Diamonds} turn. When the {7-Hearts} completed the board on the river, Chiu checked for a third time and then folded when Reddy bet.

Chiu was eliminated from the tournament a short time late.

Sumanth Reddy us 300,000 40,000
David Chiu us Ulkona

Tagit: David ChiuSumanth Reddy

Mender Eliminated, Chiu Crippled

• Taso 20: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante

Anthony Mender was all in for his last 3,000, and Won Goag raised it up to 16,000. David Chiu called on the button, as did Dao Bac in the small blind. The board ran down {6-Spades}{a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{6-Hearts}, and Goag bet every step of the way. He was called by both Chiu and Bac until the river, where Chiu was the only caller.

Goag tabled {a-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{j-Spades}{k-Clubs} for sixes full, and everyone mucked their hand. Chiu was left with just 20,000 after that hand. Mender was eliminated in 26th place, and Max Steinberg was the first elimination of the final three tables, bowing out in 27th.

Won Goag 145,000
David Chiu us 20,000 -125,000
Max Steinberg us Ulkona
Anthony Mender us Ulkona

Three-Table Redraw & Counts

• Taso 20: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
1Randy Ohel125,000
2Todd Brunson200,000
3Stephen Chidwick94,000
4Dale Beaudoin355,000
5Matthew Kelly380,000
6Tony Ma250,000
7Andrew Kelsall200,000
8John Monnette170,000
9Jennifer Harman135,000
1Kevin Zhang245,000
2Bob Mangino120,000
3Eric Judge126,000
4Viacheslav Zhukov135,000
5Can Kim Hua174,000
6Sumanth Reddy295,000
7Calen McNeil105,000
8Joe Ford270,000
9Maria Ho115,000
1Max Steinberg9,000
2Jason Rivkin230,000
3David Chiu145,000
4Dao Bac235,000
5John Racener34,000
6Christopher Meyer115,000
7Anthony Mender1,000
8Dmitrii Valouev180,000
9Won Goag145,000
Matthew Kelly us 380,000 200,000
Dale Beaudoin us 355,000 80,000
Sumanth Reddy us 295,000 5,000
Joe Ford US 270,000 140,000
Tony Ma us 250,000 250,000
Kevin Zhang 245,000 132,000
Dao Bac us 235,000 208,800
Jason Rivkin us 230,000 -17,000
Andrew Kelsall us 200,000 200,000
Todd Brunson us 200,000 -35,000
Dmitrii Valouev US 180,000 5,000
Can Kim Hua 174,000 24,000
John Monnette us 170,000 -6,000
David Chiu us 145,000 -35,000
Won Goag 145,000 91,900
Jennifer Harman us 135,000 32,000
Viacheslav Zhukov ru 135,000 55,000
Eric Judge 126,000 106,200
Randy Ohel us 125,000 -97,000
Bob Mangino 120,000 87,000
Maria Ho us 115,000 30,000
Christopher Meyer 115,000 -10,000
Calen McNeil ca 105,000 -50,000
Stephen Chidwick gb 94,000 9,000
John Racener us 34,000 4,000

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