Event 19 - $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
Event 19 - $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
Day 1 Completed

Day 1 Chip Counts Released

Vanessa Selbst moved out to a big early lead on Day 1
Vanessa Selbst moved out to a big early lead on Day 1
The WSOP has now released complete chip counts for all remaining players following the end of first-day action in Event #19, $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha. Vanessa Selbst is the runaway leader after the opening session, at 203,600 in chips. 46 players will return for Day 2 action, all already well inside the 72-player money bubble.

The overnight top ten:

Vanessa Selbst 203,600
Anthony Phillips 133,100
Carter Gill 114,000
Eugene Todd 103,600
Greg Cox 82,900
Phil Reed 82,000
Craig Natte 80,900
Jesper Hougaard 74,800
Rob Hollink 70,600
Jordan Morgan 70,100

Action resumes here at 2pm PDT Wednesday.

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The End of Play for Day 1

After a day's play of epic proportions we have somehow gotten down to 46 players from 759. That works out to more than 70 players per level!

This is pot-limit Omaha ladies and gentlemen. It's a gamblers' game where you can nearly always find a reason to stay and see the next card out. We return tomorrow at 2pm Pacific time when we will play down to our final table of nine players. It should be a short day but you never really know when the stacks get deeper compared to the blinds. It's good night from the Amazon room, we're off to catch our breaths.

47th Place-54th Place ($3,522)

The last bust-outs of the night:

47. Marcel Bedard
48. Brian Woods
49. Kasey Nam
50. Roland Isra
51. Jeffery Higgins
52. Leroy Baca
53. Gerhard Schieber
54. Michael McStott

James Pickering's Night Ending Well

With just minutes to go before we conclude play, James Pickering was just all in on a board of {4-Spades}{9-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{A-Diamonds} and his opponent folded. He showed {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{3-Spades} for the flopped set. He's up to 44,000.

More Eliminations

Jeffery Higgins was just eliminated when he went all in with J-Q-10-7 single-suited versus an opponent's A-A-8-3 single-suited. An ace flopped, and Higgins couldn't make a straight or flush to overcome his opponent.

Crane Ward has just knocked out Gerhard Schieber.

And Eric Rosenman has bounced Leroy Baca.

We've got about 10 minutes to go before the end of Level 10 and the conclusion of Day 1.

"Nice Bet"

Jesper Taking a Hit
Jesper Taking a Hit
It's folded around to Jesper Hougaard on the button who makes it 3,200 to play. Tony Phillips quickly makes it 10,600 from the small blind. Hougaard asks Phillips what he has behind and when he hears it's 81,000 he makes the call.

The flop comes {Q-Clubs} {3-Diamonds} {2-Hearts} before Tony leads out for 16,500. Hougaard plays with his chps before raising it up to 33,100. Instantly Phillips moves all in and just as quick Jesper folds adding, "Nice bet," to his opponent. Phillips responds with, "That's how we play Omaha in England!"

Tony Phillips up to over 130,000 now.
Jesper Hougaard down to around 70,000.

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200 Grand

Vanessa Selbst is the first player to crack the 200,000-chip mark.

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55th Place-64th Place ($3,522)

55. Christopher Cardgraff
56. Paul Evans
57. Doug Carli
58. Sean Patrick
59. Michael Katz
60. Dave Ulliott
61. Rolf Slotboom
62. William Bryant
63. Santos Ortiz
64. Robert Parise

The next ten players to bust will also be receiving $3,522.

In a Gambling Mood

Phil Reed raised pot to 3,500 from the cutoff, Max Pescatori called from the button, the small blind called, then Sean Patrick shoved the rest of his chips -- 9,300 -- from the small blind. Reed re-potted it, and the others got out of the way.

Patrick: {5-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{2-Hearts}
Reed: {9-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

"I just was ready to gamble," shrugged Patrick. The board ran out {3-Spades}{A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{J-Clubs}, and Patrick is out.

Reed is now up to 86,000.