Event #40: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha

Shahar Levi Leads 200 Players on Day 2, Cards in the Air at 12 p.m.

Shahar Levi

Exactly 200 players out of the 1,216 that registered made it through to Day 2 of Event #40: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha at the 2019 World Series of Poker. Israelian player Shahar Levi leads the pack after he bagged a stack of 519,000 from his initial 25,000. Sajal Gupta is in second place with 512,500 and they are the only two players who bagged more than half a million. Play will start today in Level 16 where the blinds are 2,500/5,000 (without an ante) so they are the only players with 100 big blinds.

Other players that bagged big stacks for Day 2 include Keith Lehr (464,000), Robin Ylitalo (435,500), Matt Glantz (380,000), and Erik Seidel (368,000). Hockey player Phil Kessel also bagged 79,500 chips. Kessel won two Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins and is now looking for another trophy in a different discipline.

There will be 17 players that will return to Day 2 who will miss out on the money, with 183 spots paid and the min-cash being worth $2,248. The winner will receive a whopping $298,507 while a spot at the final table will guarantee someone $22,215. Levels will be 60-minute today instead of the 40-minutes on Day 1 and there will be a 15-minute break after every two levels. There will be a 60-minute dinner break after the sixth level of the day. The goal is to play down to the final six players.

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Tags: Erik SeidelKeith LehrMatt GlantzRobin YlitaloShahar Levi