The 2017 World Series of Poker $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Eight Max Championship moved at a glacial pace over the last two days of play. The event drew 428 players, 186 of them returned for Day 2 and ten levels of action trimmed the field to 39 returning players. Scott Clements leads the field with the event’s final table scheduled exclusively for PokerGO to put an exclamation point on Omaha Week.
Ben Lamb left his comfortable seat in Las Vegas’ biggest cash games and returns third in chips with 1.09 million. Lamb has a bracelet and $6.1 million in WSOP earnings, but hasn’t cashed since his third place finish in the 2011 Main Event.
Ben Lamb hasn’t cashed in the WSOP in six years. (Photo: PokerPhotoArchive.com)
John Racener returns with 987,000 fifth in chips. Racener won his first bracelet in the Dealers Choice Championship earlier this Series and is in line for his 12th cash.
Johnny Lodden sits just outside the top ten counts and he’s followed by Jason DeWitt, Tommy Le, Eoghan O’Dea. On the bottom part of the leader board sits Christopher Frank, Bobby Oboodi, Mike Gorodinksy, Dermot Blain and three-time bracelet winner John Monnette.
Each returning player has $19,500 locked up, a seat at the final table locks up $79,599 and the bracelet goes along with $938,732.
Cards fly for Day 3 at noon local time (3 pm ET) and the final table will air exclusively live on PokerGO on a 30-minute delay to allow for hole cards.
Top Ten Chip Counts
1. Scott Clements – 1,700,000
2. Michail Karapanos – 1,133,000
3. Ben Lamb – 1,090,000
4. Ryan Miller – 1,011,000
5. John Racener – 987,000
6. Cyrus Partow – 931,000
7. Chris Lee – 803,000
8. Aleksei Altshuller – 794,000
9. Sean Rafael – 792,000
10. Howard Millian – 708,000