436 players started today's tournament and, by day's end, just 63 were left. Such is nature of Pot-Limit Omaha where pots build quickly and chip leads are won and lost just as fast.
Many notable names left the game early, including Barry Greenstein, Gavin Griffin, Katja Thater, Greg Raymer, Erick Lindgren, and Daniel Negreanu. Not all of the big names fell short though, with folks like John Juanda, J.C. Tran, Farzad Bonyadi, Joe Beevers and Phil Ivey - fresh off of collecting his seventh career bracelet - advancing to Day 2.
Jesse Rios established an early chip lead, but fell back into the pack during the middle of the day. A late run in the final levels lifted him back among the leaders where he sits as one of the big stacks going into Day 2.
Day 1 Chip Leaders
On a three way flop of , action checked to Mark Tademy who bet 3,100. Phil Ivey was next to act from the small blind and he raised, forcing the big blind out of the hand. Tademy made the call and turned over for two pair while Ivey showed for an inside straight draw.
The didn't change much on the turn and the on the river made Tademy's full house.