6/15/10 – Many of the biggest stars in the game were eliminated in event 25 – the $10,000 buy-in Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better World Championship which saw Phil Hellmuth denied his twelfth bracelet and Tom Dwan his first.
On Day 2, 145 players returned from an original field 212 (see previous InfoPowa reports) chasing the glory of a championship bracelet and a main prize of $488,237, with only 23 of them making it through to Day 3.
Barry Greenstein, Chad Brown, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Nick Schulman, Chris Ferguson and Carlos Mortensen were just some of the big names who fell by the wayside without cashing as the field diminished.
Making the cash bubble but not the day were Dan Heimiller, Pat Pezzin, Huck Seed and Jeffrey Lisandro.
On Monday afternoon the 23 survivors gathered to decide the winner, with Michael Chow (who was to finish 6th) leading a still formidable and highly competitive field that included Abe Mosseri, who finished 8th, Eugene Katchalov (7th), Steve Wong (9th), Mike Sexton (10th) and Tony Mersick (5th).
Among those eliminated during the session were Jean-Robert Bellande, Eric Baldwin, David Baker, Steve Zolotow and John Cernuto.
By midnight Monday and level 26 there were only four players left, with UK ace James Dempsey leading on 2.9 million chips and in the hunt for his second bracelet this year, chased by Sam Farha on 1.7 million, Yuegi Zhu on 1.32 million and Sergei Altbregin on 900 000.
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