With the World Series of Poker hitting its stride, multiple events are being run each and every day, and that means the pursuit of gold bracelets and poker glory is heating up. Day 2 of Event #22, the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament, presents yet another chance for poker players from around the globe to display their skills on the felt.
After a full day of action on Day 1, we saw a field of 1,071 hopefuls whittled down to just 117 runners, and those players who still have chips can practically feel that gold bracelet around their wrists. Playing in the Amazon Room’s blue area, directly adjacent to the WSOP’s extravagant final table stage, the remaining players will have a constant reminder of what is at stake today: play your best and the final table awaits, run badly and hit the rail.
The Binger brothers, Michael and Nick, are among the notable players still alive and we will be sure to keep an eye on both as they look to make the final table a family affair. Michael (41,000 chips) is best known for his deep run in the 2006 WSOP Main Event, where he finished in third place behind Paul Wasicka and champion Jaime Gold. His brother Nick (56,000) has also stamped his name on the poker world with multiple wins in minor events throughout the world. If the Binger’s can dominate on Day 2, the term sibling rivalry will take on a whole new meaning, as both Michael and Nick will have to go through each other to capture the coveted gold bracelet on Day 3.
Other notables to keep an eye on here today include Tuan Le (27,000), David Chiu (25,000), and Bill Chen (21,500). With below average stacks, all three of these players will have some work to do in order to catch our Day 1 chip leader Juha Vilkki, who sits with a huge stack of 163,000 chips. Check in with PokerNews throughout the day to follow all of the Day 2 action as the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event continues.