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2022 WSOP: Amnon Filippi Leading Day 2 Of $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Poker
Manthra Koliyer
Posted on 05 Jun, 2022
By Manthra Koliyer
On 05 Jun, 2022
By Manthra Koliyer
On 05 Jun, 2022

2022 WSOP: Amnon Filippi Leading Day 2 Of $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Day 2 of Event #7: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better in the 2022 World Series Of Poker (WSOP) concluded with 26 survivors in contention. Amnon Filippi is leading with 3,000,000 chips. Right after him is Paul Zappulla who has 2,090,000 chips at his disposal. The final 26 contenders finished bagging and tagging at the end of Day 2 and will return to play at 3 PM (3.30 AM IST, Monday) the following day. Once Day 3 begins it would be interesting to see how the play unfolds to ultimately crown a winner at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.

Filippi is a New York-based poker player. As per Hendon Mob, he is on the 37th spot in New York, USA’s all-time money list. This player has $3,401,694 in total live earnings. Filippi’s biggest live cash came when he finished fourth in the $50,000 World Championship H.O.R.S.E event at the 2007 WSOP for $586,080. Coming back to the current Omaha game, the play for Day 2 concluded at Level 26 when the blinds were 40,000/80,000. 

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Check out the chip counts at the end of Day 2:

Rank Player Chips
1 Amnon Filippi 3,000,000
2 Paul Zappulla 2,090,000
3 James Chen 1,820000
4 Matt Glantz 1,675,000
5 Van Law 1,630,000
6 Brian Nichols 1,600,000
7 Rami Boukai 1,305,000
8 Ronan Nally  1,295,000
9 Bradley Smith 1,175,000
10 Andrew Brown 1,175,000
11 Anil Jivani 1,140,000
12 Matt Vengrin 1,139,000
13 Mel Judah 1,135,000
14 Murilo Figueredo 1,030,000
15 Kosei Ichinose 955,000
16 Andy Laikin 820,000
17 David Funkhouser 685,000
18 Ziyuan Wang 625,000
19 Vitaliy Mikhov 485,000
20 Kyung Lee 440,000
21 Travis Pine 440,000
22 Anthony Piazza 360,000
23 Chris Bell 320,000
24 Terry Mackie 275,000
25 K.U. Davis 255,000
26 Hoyt Verner 95,000

At the end of Day 1 of the event, Yehuda Buchalter was the chip lead with 261,500 chips. Amnon Filippi was the second chip lead with a stack of 205,000 chips. While he was leading at the end of Day 1 he could not make it to the top 26 on Day 2. This event had a prize pool of $1,451,154 and several notables were grinding in this event, namely Van Law, David Flores, Phil Hellmuth, Shaun Deeb and Benny Glaser.

The top 164 players will get paid and the min-cash for this tourney is set at $2,400. The player who ships this event can take home a massive $252,718 in prize money. This event attracted a record-breaking 1,087 entries in total while a total of 413 entries made it to Day 2.

Image Credit: Seth Haussler/pokernews.com

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