There were 460 players who entered Event #50: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha. They filled the blue section in the Amazon Room and by the end of the night less than half remain. Daniel Negreanu, Chad Brown, Vanessa Selbst, Marco Traniello, Erick Lindgren, and JP Kelly (who was multi-tabling this event and Event #49: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em), among others all started the day with hopes of making the second day of this event, but those hopes were dashed as they all exited toward the rail throughout the eight levels of play.
A prize pool of $2,162,000 was generated and 45 players will make the money tomorrow, with 45th place taking home $10,226. First place, along with that coveted gold bracelet, will take home $508,090. Among the players that will see Day 2 are Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Jason Mercier, Lex Veldhuis, Phil Hellmuth, and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier.
Our chip leader going into Day 2 is Kevin Schaffel with 178,900. Alex Freiberg is behind him with 138,900 and Kevin Boudreau is sitting with 137,300. We'll be back at 3:00 p.m. local time along with the just under 200 players left in this event, covering all the action of what is sure to be an action packed day. See you then!