Florida’s Michael Mizrachi made a late move to go top of the chip leaderboard after day two of the $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better event of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas last night.
Mizrachi holds 407,000 chips in a field that was further reduced from its original 450 entries to just 21 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino as they all chase the top prize of $255,959 – and a gold bracelet, of course.
Day one leader Abe Mosseri, also of Florida, is a distant second on 303,000, while the Las Vegas-based Gregory Jamison is third on 283,500.
While obviously wary of his two fellow Americans, Mizrachi will also have to contend with the challenge posed by the likes of Scotty Nguyen, Barry Greenstein and Richard Ashby as they aim to add to their WSOP bracelet collections.
Ben Yu finished in 22nd when losing the final hand of the day to leave us with three tables of seven players each for this evening’s play.
Numerous famous players began day two but failed to cash, including Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan, Mike Matusow, Shaun Deeb, Pat Pezzin, Galen Hall and Mike Sexton, while Josh Arieh (36th for $5,282), Jerry Buss (25th for $6,214), Stuart Rutter (34th for $5,282) and Michael Binger (33rd for $5,282) crashed out but did make the money.
Top 10 chip leaders after day two of the WSOP 2011 $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better event:
1. Michael Mizrachi (USA) – 407,000
2. Abe Mosseri (USA) – 303,000
3. Gregory Jamison (USA) – 283,500
4. Owais Ahmed (USA) – 268,500
5. Benjamin Lukas (USA) – 248,500
6. Chris Bell (USA) – 211,500
7. Thomas Whitehair (USA) – 203,000
8. Matthew Ashton (UK) – 169,500
9. Antony Lellouche (France) – 151,500
10. Barry Greenstein (USA) – 149,000