Event #25: $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low
Event #25: $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low
Diena 2 Beidzies

Erik Seidel Leads Final 18 After Day 2

• Līmenis 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Erik Seidel is our chip leader for Day 3
Erik Seidel is our chip leader for Day 3

A total of 139 players returned for the second day of the $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low and it would be Erik Seidel who accumulated the most chips after ten one-hour levels of play with 444,000 in chips.

Those to fall before the money included such familiar names as Phil Galfond, John Racener, Chau Giang, Adam Friedman, Matt Savage and Dan Shak. Ismael Bojang bowed out three spots before the money and Thomas Beckstead survived at least four all-in showdowns on the bubble after being down to as low as a single grey T100 chip.

Bubble play carried on for an hour and in the very last hand of level 16, Chris Klodnicki and Dustin Leary busted at the same time to split the min cash of $4,694. Michael Chow and Thomas Butzhammer were eliminated in the first payout step, 2014 bracelet winners Georg Danzer and Vanessa Selbst followed shortly thereafter. Humberto Brenes scored his sixth cash of the 2014 WSOP and eventually bowed out in 32nd place.

Mike Matusow was short most of the day and then scooped a massive pot against Cameron Tahmasebi and Jeet Shetty on the final three tables; however, his celebration earned him a one-round penalty. Five further players would hit the rail in the final level and that did include Matusow in 19th place after losing two big pots before heading to the payout desk. It seems he was never able to get over what he deemed an unjust penalty.

Notables that made it through include Mike Leah (374,000), John Kabbaj (326,000), Joe Tehan (152,000), Tom Schneider (124,000), Robert Mizrachi (110,000), Allyn Jaffrey Shulman (106,000) and Matt Glantz (66,000). Glantz will be the shortest stack due in part from walking into the royal flush of Andrey "gigaloff" Zhigalov in Level 20.

Play resumes tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time when the final 18 players will play down to a winner. Seidel turned 20,000 at the start of the day into more than 20 times that, but will he be able spin it into a gold bracelet? Check back then to find out who scoops the most pots and earns the next WSOP title.

Etiķetes: Erik Seidel

End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts (pilns)

• Līmenis 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Erik Seidel us 444,000 179,000
Mike Leah ca 374,000 292,000
John Kabbaj gb 326,000 136,000
Chris Reslock us 243,000 173,000
Fu Wong us 224,000 64,000
Christopher McHugh us 222,000 9,000
Thomas Keller us 221,000 36,000
Tyson Marks US 210,000 -36,000
Andrey Zhigalov ru 197,000 -143,000
Terrence Hastoo us 177,000 -28,000
Joe Tehan us 152,000
Tom Schneider us 124,000 44,000
Michael Roeseler US 111,000 -84,000
Robert Mizrachi us 110,000 -90,000
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman us 106,000 6,000
Konstantin Puchkov ru 106,000 -34,000
Owais Ahmed us 105,000 -10,000
Matt Glantz us 66,000 -9,000

Bagging and Tagging

• Līmenis 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Play has come to an end for the night. Players are now bagging and tagging, and all 18 will return tomorrow to battle down to a winner. Stay tuned for updated chip counts and a full recap of the Day 2 action,

Puchkov Scoops Leah

• Līmenis 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Stud Hi-Low

We did not see the full action but Konstantin Puchkov was all in against Mike Leah and showed two pair on sixth. Leah could not beat that and Puchkov revealed his full cards: {8-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{2-Hearts} / {5-Spades}{6-Spades}{8-Spades}

Konstantin Puchkov ru 140,000 20,000

Mike Matusow Eliminated in 19th Place ($7,784)

• Līmenis 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Mike Matusow
Mike Matusow

Stud Hi-Low

After the previous big pot, Mike Matusow lost another hand and was down to only 2,000 that he scooped up to 16,000 with two pair, tens over deuces. Only one hand later he was all in again on third and got called by Terrence Hastoo with rolled up kings.

Hastoo: {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} / {5-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{3-Spades} / {8-Clubs}
Matusow: {A-Clubs}{4-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} / {10-Diamonds}

The pair of queens was no good for "The Mouth" and he waved goodbye, wishing all opponents good luck still.

Mike Matusow us Izkritis

Etiķetes: Mike Matusow

Matusow Takes a Big Hit

• Līmenis 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Stud Hi-Low

After Mike "The Mouth" Matusow completed with the {2-Hearts}, Christopher McHugh called with his {6-Spades}. Matusow then check-called bets on fourth through sixth streets before both players checked seventh.

Matusow: {x-}{x-} / {2-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{j-Spades}{8-Clubs} / {x-}
McHugh: {6-Spades}{4-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{5-Spades} / {5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

"Two pair," McHugh said.

"It's good," a deflated Matusow responded. "Flush draw and low draw. Back on the nubby again."

Christopher McHugh us 213,000 63,000
Mike Matusow us 60,000 -110,000

Etiķetes: Christopher McHughMike Matusow

Jeet Shetty Eliminated in 21st Place ($7,784)

• Līmenis 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Jeet Shetty
Jeet Shetty

Omaha Hi-Low

Jeet Shetty opened for 16,000 from the hijack and Christopher McHugh called from the button. Fu Wong came along from the big blind and three players saw a flop of {5-Spades}{9-Hearts}{3-Spades}. Wong checked, Shetty bet 8,000, and McHugh raised to 16,000. Wong thought for awhile before making the call, Shetty moved in for 24,000 total, and McHugh popped it to 32,000. Two more raises saw Wong get all in for 42,000 total and all the hands were turned up.

Shetty: {2-Spades}{a-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}
McHugh: {a-Spades}{4-Spades}{5-Clubs}{6-Spades}
Wong: {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}

The {Q-Diamonds} turn and {Q-Hearts} river have Wong the improbably win with trips, which was good enough to scoop the pot. Shetty was eliminated on the hand and will take home $7,784 for his 21st-place finish.

Fu Wong us 160,000 100,000
Christopher McHugh us 150,000 -40,000
Jeet Shetty Izkritis

Etiķetes: Christopher McHughFu WongJeet Shetty

Glantz Walks Into Royal Flush

• Līmenis 20: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Omaha Hi-Low

Pre flop Andrey Zhigalov raised to 16,000 and Matt Glantz made the call to see the {4-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} flop. The Russian bet 8,000 and was called before checking the {10-Diamonds} on the turn. Zhigalov bet 16,000 and Glantz tank called, leaving himself with only 30,000 behind. The Russian announced "Royal Flush" with absolutely no excitement or emotion in his voice and turned over {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{6-Spades}.

One hand later, Glantz called a raise from the button and then folded an ace high flop.

Last but not least he was all in for 17,000 and got three callers including Tyson Marks, Konstantin Puchkov and Zhigalov. The three of them checked down the {K-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{10-Diamonds} board until the river, Puchkov bet 16,000 and the other two players mucked their cards. Tom Schneider in the blinds had folded the nut flush pre flop.

Puchkov: {9-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Spades}
Glantz: {Q-Spades}{7-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{10-Spades}

Why Puchkov bet, the players on the table didn't understand. Glantz didn't mind though as he now has a few more big bets after scooping the pot.

Matt Glantz us 75,000 -15,000