Event #59: $3,000 Omaha Hi-Low
Event #59: $3,000 Omaha Hi-Low
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David Williams Hits Half a Million for Chip Lead

• Līmenis 20: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
David Williams is looking to add to an illustrious tournament resume.
David Williams is looking to add to an illustrious tournament resume.

David Williams grinded unassumingly for most of the day before charging up the chip counts late to take the chip lead with 500,000 at the end of Day 2 of Event #59: $3,000 Omaha Hi-Low. The man needs no introduction to most of the poker world: he finished second to Greg Raymer in the 2004 Main Event, kick-starting a career that's totaled more than $8.5 million in live cashes. Williams sits well clear of Joe Mitchell, who bagged 406,000 for second place.

Williams wasn't the only notable grinder who made the final 20. Matt Glantz (396,000), Brett Richey (249,000), Ismael Bojang (238,000), John D'Agostino (209,000), Justin Bonomo (137,000), Jordan Morgan (115,000), and Mike Leah (36,000), all survived the 10 level test today.

Additionally, Melissa Burr continued her astonishing run of excellence at the 2014 World Series of Poker, She locked up her fifth cash of the series, and the previous four were all top-10 finishes, including three final tables. She sits in the middle of the pack with 189,000.

Among the big names falling by the wayside in the money: Chino Rheem, Sergey Rybachenko, Amnon Filippi, Greg Jamison, Brandon Shack-Harris, Stephen Chidwick, and Brian Rast.

The last 20 runners will return on Wednesday at 2 p.m. to play out the rest of the tournament and crown the winner of this inaugural event. Don't miss the live coverage right here on PokerNews.

In the meantime, enjoy this episode of Ivey Stories where David "Devilfish" Ulliott talks about being at the table for Ivey's first gold bracelet win:

Etiķetes: Amnon FilippiBrett RicheyBrian RastChino RheemDavid WilliamsGreg JamisonIsmael BojangJoe MitchellJohn D'AgostinoJordan MorganJustin BonomoMatt GlantzMelissa BurrMike LeahSergey RybachenkoStephen Chidwick

End-of-Day Chip Counts (pilns)

• Līmenis 20: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
David Williams us 500,000 180,000
Joe Mitchell US 406,000 206,000
Matt Glantz us 396,000 -54,000
Sun Kwak US 340,000 30,000
Scott Abrams us 254,000 -31,000
Brett Richey us 249,000 78,000
Ismael Bojang at 238,000 58,000
John D'Agostino us 209,000 -61,000
Phillip Hui us 194,000 49,000
Melissa Burr us 189,000 9,000
Marvin Rosen us 189,000 144,000
Michael Bees us 186,000 -44,000
Brendan Taylor us 156,000 76,000
Justin Bonomo us 137,000 22,000
Jordan Morgan us 115,000 75,000
Don Zewin us 100,000 -70,000
Zack Milchman us 98,000 -127,000
Steve Lustig US 96,000 36,000
Mike Leah ca 36,000 -94,000
Tony Merksick US 26,000 1,000

Lasīt visu

Chino Rheem Eliminated in 23rd Place ($8,957)

• Līmenis 20: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
Chino Rheem - 24th Place
Chino Rheem - 24th Place

All of the money went in on the flop of {8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{6-Hearts} in a hand between David Williams and Chino Rheem. Williams had {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and we missed Rheem's hand, but he failed to finish with the best of it after the turn brought the {4-Hearts} and the river the {Q-Hearts}, giving Williams a flush and the nut low.

Williams scooped the pot and scored the elimination, boosting his stack to 320,000 in chips.

David Williams us 320,000 27,000
Chino Rheem us Izkritis

Etiķetes: Chino RheemDavid Williams

Needling Richey

• Līmenis 20: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante

We arrived at the table to find David Williams watching a classic World Series of Poker clip on YouTube with his iPad. The clip in question occurred during the 2008 WSOP and involved both Beth Shak and Phil Hellmuth moving all in before the flop with pocket aces against Brett Richey's pocket kings. In the clip, Hellmuth practically shot out of his seat announcing how strong his hand is while Shak danced around the tournament area. Richey, who is currently alive at the final three tables, was taking playful needles from Williams and other players in the area.

Phil Hui stood up from his table and took a gander at the iPad.

"What were you doing in there with kings?" Hui asked Richey.

"I don't know. Hellmuth had like no chips."

"You were better looking back then."

"My girlfriend says I get better looking as I get older," replied Richey.

Brett RicheyFinal 3 tables of the o8... and theyre passing around the beth shak video. LOL. Fuk these hoes #stackemtothetop

As the the players get ready to wind down for the night, the atmosphere has become more jovial. Those interested can find the WSOP clip below: