Event 8: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better

Schwecke Leads With 20 Left, Allen Bari Close Behind in Second

• Nivo 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
John Racener still in the hunt

The massive $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better tournament saw 220 players return for the second day of play. The goal was to play down to a final table but there are still 20 players remaining as we head into the final day. There are plenty of big names remaining amongst which Allen Bari, Dutch Boyd and Gavin Griffin stand out. Bari and Griffin are chasing their second WSOP gold while Boyd is already looking to add a third one to his collection.

We started off the day over 100 spots from the money, but it didn't take us long to get close. Daniel Negreanu was doing very well from the start while Jason Mercier busted out within half an hour. Phil Hellmuth was very vocal from the start and played two very entertaining pots against Barry Hartheimer you just have to check out. Click the link to read what happened to Hartheimer who ended up min-cashing. (Hand 1, Hand 2) Hellmuth himself made a deep run but saw it end in 52nd place. Negreanu didn't last much longer and busted in 45th place.

Towards the end of the day we lost a lot of big name players like Dan Shak, Ryan Lenaghan, Todd Brunson, Shaun Deeb and David "Bakes" Baker. Tomorrow play will resume with 20 players at 1pm local time and the goal will be to play down to a winner. Make sure you get ready for a long day of exciting poker on PokerNews.com!

Oznake: Allen BariDutch BoydGavin Griffin