Calen McNeil opened from the button and was called by Frankie O'Dell in the small blind and Alex Luneau in the big blind. The flop was and O'Dell and Luneau both checked to McNeil who bet. Only O'Dell called. The turn was the and O'Dell again check-called a bet from McNeil. The river was the and this time O'Dell would check-fold when McNeil made a bet.
Nicholas Kost raised from the cutoff and was called by Anil Gurnaney out of the small blind and Konstantin Puchkov from the big blind. The flop came and Gurnaney led out with a bet and was called by Puchkov. Kost folded and the dealer put out the on the turn. Gurnaney bet again and would fold after Puchkov put in a raise.
Alex Luneau raised the button and Mike Hack three-bet from the small blind. Luneau made it four bets, Hack called, and the two saw a flop. Hack check-called the flop, then continued check-calling as the turned and the rivered. Luneau then showed for trips and the nut low, and Hack mucked.
Action in Event #14: $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low is set to resume in a little more than an hour here at the Rio and it is Dan Hirleman from Tempe, Arizona who will head into play with the chip lead after finishing with 353,000 in chips last night. James Bucci from Hollywood, Maryland sits in second place.
Those two will have to contend with a field that includes a number of WSOP bracelet holders including Konstantin Puchkov, Frankie O'Dell, Dan Heimiller, Gary Benson, and 2004 WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Raymer. One WSOP bracelet holder that deserves special mention is Calen McNeil who won this very event at the 2013 WSOP. McNeil started Day 2 with a very short stack but grinded his way into respectable position and has a very good shot at defending his title.
Others still in contention include Maria Ho and Chris Tryba who will both have to overcome short stacks if they want to win first-place prize money of $283,275. Seating assignments and chip counts can be found here: Day 3 Seating Assignments.
Play will resume at 1 p.m. PDT. PokerNews will be here until we crown a winner so check in frequently for our live updates.