Live Events 1
Event 43 - $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
Event 43 - $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
Day 1 Completed

68 Players Remaining; Chip Counts Released

Shannon Shorr finished Day 1 action in second spot
Shannon Shorr finished Day 1 action in second spot
Revised chip-count tallies released overnight by the WSOP show that 68 players survived Day 1 action in Event 43, $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Low. The pack is led by Ed Smith at 119,500, with the top ten as follows:

Ed Smith 119,500
Shannon Shorr 86,900
Damon Singer 80,400
Martin Klaser 79,800
Larry Wright 75,300
Sam Khouiss 73,000
Gabe Costner 69,200
Jeff Bryan 66,900
Bryan Jolly 63,300
Erik Seidel 58,900

A 2pm PDT restart is scheduled for this event, as the players will work their way down to a final table.

Tags: Ed SmithShannon Shorr

That's a Wrap!

Play has concluded here in the Amazon room for the evening. We're down to 69 players with Larry Wright in the chip lead. Play will start tomorrow at 2pm PDT tomorrow and we'll be playing down to a final table of nine.

Professional players still in the field include:
Shannon Shorr
Erik Seidel
Joe Hachem
Chris Ferguson

Make sure to check back tomorrow as play continues.

Aurelien Guiglini Goes Out on the Bubble

After a player in middle position raised to 3,000 Aurelien Guiglini called and Ed Smith did the same in the big blind. The flop came {10-Diamonds} {4-Clubs} {3-Spades}, the original raiser bet 9,600 and Guiglini called for his last 9,000 and Smith also called.

The hand was checked down after the {9-Hearts} turned and the {9-Clubs} came on the river, and Smith showed down the {A-Diamonds} {9-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds}. The original raiser mucked, and Guiglini showed {A-Hearts} {Q-Diamonds} {3-Clubs} {2-Hearts}. There was no low and Smith's trip nines won the entire pot. And Aurelien Guiglini went out in 73rd place, right on the bubble.

The Bubble Has Burst

We've reached the money! We're down to 72 players remaining and play will continue for just another five minutes. We'll have the bubble hand for you shortly.

Interesting Announcement

The tournament staff have just announced that even though we have only 12 remaining minutes in this round, we are not going to quit until we reach the money, nor will we stop play at this level.

Basically, once the clock hits zero for the night, play will still continue until we're in the money.

Flack Eliminated by Runners

Layne Flack
Layne Flack
Layne Flack flopped the nuts on a board of {J-Spades} {9-Hearts} {8-Hearts}. Flack moved all in holding {A-Hearts} {Q-Hearts} {10-Hearts} {3-Diamonds} against Shannon Shorr. Shorr called and turned over the smaller end of the straight with {K-Hearts} {J-Diamonds} {10-Clubs} {7-Clubs}.

However, Flack's night of ups and downs finally came to an end as the board ran out running kings to give Shorr a full house, kings full of jacks.

Hand for Hand Approaching

We're just one elimination away from hand-for-hand play. It should be any moment and then we'll have approximately 20 minutes left in the evening before calling it a night.

A Legend In His Own Mind, Maybe Becoming One Here Too

Larry Wright
Larry Wright
Larry Wright is sitting halfway across the room but you can't help hearing his voice or seeing his big 'ol cowboy hat. He's built up a huge stack over the last hour or so but chances are he's been developing his ego over a longer period of time.

"They call me 'The Legend' back home," Wright said, "I can't find a table, no one would play me."

And he's not going too bad here tonight. He's been hitting so many flops (he said he has flopped sets with pocket nines four times tonight) that his opponents are left shaking their heads.

Even opponents like Joe Hachem. As one hand developed Hachem said to Wright, "I have a monster hand, and I know I'm drawing dead."

"Then why don't you fold?" Wright said as the flop came down three baby cards. Wright bet, Hachem folded and said, "Show me the wheel."

And Wright duly turned over his cards and, yes, he had indeed flopped a wheel. Just one more big hand he's hit so far tonight.