Event #3: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8 or Better

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)


Official Cay 1 Chip Counts

Guillaume Rivet
Guillaume Rivet
Andy Seth us
Andy Seth
us 61,700
Gary Bolden us
Gary Bolden
us 60,700
Richard Monroe us
Richard Monroe
us 59,900
Cary Falk
Cary Falk
59,800 3,800
James Dempsey gb
James Dempsey
gb 58,900 43,900
Francesco Barbaro us
Francesco Barbaro
us 58,800
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 56,400 15,400
Ted Woolridge us
Ted Woolridge
us 55,300
Kostas Kalathakis
Kostas Kalathakis
Mike Rahmn
Mike Rahmn
47,800 -6,200
Jimmy Fricke us
Jimmy Fricke
us 47,600
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
us 46,900 -900
Brian Swinford
Brian Swinford
Troy Palmer
Troy Palmer
Jaime Kaplan us
Jaime Kaplan
us 43,700
Michael Jensen us
Michael Jensen
us 42,300 -3,700
Mike Krescanko us
Mike Krescanko
us 42,300
Fabrizio Gonzalez uy
Fabrizio Gonzalez
uy 42,300
Jacobo Fernandez us
Jacobo Fernandez
us 41,800 17,800
Matthew Waxman us
Matthew Waxman
us 39,900
Daniel Smith au
Daniel Smith
au 39,000
Bryan Micon us
Bryan Micon
us 38,400 400
Eric Cloutier ca
Eric Cloutier
ca 38,300
Blake Cahail us
Blake Cahail
us 38,000

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Event #3: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8 or Better
Day 1 Completed

Event #3: End of Day 1

[user76023] • Level 10: 400-800, 0 ante
What they're playing for.
What they're playing for.

Today saw records broken as WSOP Event #3 began with 925 players, seven more players than the same event back in 2009 and 107 more than last year. For people who could not afford the $25,000 HU event, this was the real start of the WSOP and the event was filled with more stars than was probably expected.

Phil Hellmuth, Tom Dwan, Michael Mizrachi - all got quickly involved but were early casualties as were Eugene Katchalov, Jeff Madsen, Daniel Negreanu amongst others.

At the end of the day, Canadian Guillaume Rivet appears to be chip leader with 71,200 ahead of Andy Seth (61,700) with about 210 players remaining. Other players still involved include Barry Greenstein (46,900) James Dempsey (38,900) while TJ Cloutier, John Phan, Jean-Robert Bellande, Lex Veldhuis and Erik Seidel are all still in with a shout.

Tomorrow, we will be restarting in the purple section of the Amazon room at 2.30pm for anyone wishing to come down and rail Day 2 of this tournament. We'll see you all there, but remember that the $5,000 NL event is starting at 12pm and the $1,500 Stud event is at 5pm if our tournament isn't enough of a poker fix on it's own!

We Will Have a New Champ

[user75311] • Level 10: 400-800, 0 ante

Defending Champion, Michael Chow had just 1,800 left and raised to 1,600 first into the pot. Men "The Master" Nguyen tried to isolate him from the button with a three bet but Thayer Rasmussen had other plans and made it four from the small blind. Chow threw in his last 200 and Nguyen called.

The three players saw a {2-Spades}{7-Clubs}{7-Hearts} flop and Rasmussen fired out 800 to which Nguyen called. The {J-Diamonds} came on the turn and again Rasmussen fired. Nguyen called and the river was the {4-Spades}. This didn't stop Rasmussen from firing one more time which forced Nguyen to finally let go of his hand.

Rasmussen spread what was nearly the best starting hand in the game {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{3-Clubs} which was good in this hand for both the high and low against the all-in Champ.

Thayer has 23,500 while "The Master" falls to 16,000. Also at that table is Bryan Micon with 29,500.

Tags: Men NguyenMIchael ChowThayer RasmussenBryan Micon

The Clock Has Stopped

[user76023] • Level 10: 400-800, 0 ante

With ten minutes left on the clock players will play six more hands before finishing for the day.

Savage Eliminated by Seth

tayke2 • Level 10: 400-800, 0 ante

Andy Seth and another player just teamed up to knock out Matt Savage. All three players committed 1,600 chips preflop and they took a flop of {j-Spades}{5-Clubs}{4-Clubs}. Seth bet 800, and Savage called along with the other player. The {7-Hearts} hit the turn, and Savage went all in for 2,500 following Seth's 1600 bet. All three players saw the {3-Hearts} hit the river, and after one more bet and call, Seth and his opponent both showed a wheel, with Seth tabling the {a-Hearts}{2-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}. Savage mucked and made his way to the exit.

Tags: Andy SethMatt Savage

Lellouche Loses His Sklansky Bucks

[user76023] • Level 10: 400-800, 0 ante

Antony Lellouche is out, he was all in after the flop on a {5-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{3-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} board but couldn't beat David Sklansky's {A-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{J-Spades} for the low or another player's {Q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{2-Spades} for the high. We're one Frenchman down.

Tags: Antony Lellouche

Rodman Fighting

[user75311] • Level 10: 400-800, 0 ante

Blair Rodman has been short all day long but hasn't let it get to him. He has been increasing his chip stack slowly for the past hour or two but can't find any permanent momentum.

From early position he limped, as did another player from late position. The small blind completed and the big blind checked his option. The flop came {8-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{7-Spades} and after two checks from the blinds, Rodman led out 800 and the player in position called.

After the blinds folded, the dealer put down the {10-Clubs} on the turn. Again, Rodman bet and his opponent called. The river was the {10-Hearts} and the bet-call sequence was repeated.

Rodman showed {A-Spades}{3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} for the nut low and his opponent flipped over {A-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} for a flopped two pair and tens and eights as his final hand. The pot was split and Rodman continues the fight with 6,000.

Tags: Blair Rodman