Live Events 4
Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Days:
123

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

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Official Day 1 Chip Counts

Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us 169,800
Joseph Ressler
Joseph Ressler
139,300
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 125,200
Mohamad Kowssarie
Mohamad Kowssarie
124,800
Arthur Morris us
Arthur Morris
us 124,300
Brian Roberts us
Brian Roberts
us 117,000
Emmanuel Sebag
Emmanuel Sebag
103,800 16,800
Gabe Patgorski us
Gabe Patgorski
us 102,300
Jeffrey Lisandro au
Jeffrey Lisandro
au 94,100
Frank Peelen
Frank Peelen
91,100
Tex Barch us
Tex Barch
us 89,800
Kory Kilpatrick us
Kory Kilpatrick
us 89,600 6,600
Blaz Svara si
Blaz Svara
si 87,500
Warren Fund
Warren Fund
87,300
Andrew Chen ca
Andrew Chen
ca 87,200
Herezel Zalewski
Herezel Zalewski
87,000
Christian Harder us
Christian Harder
us 84,100 5,100
Austin Scott us
Austin Scott
us 78,200
Joshua Gibson us
Joshua Gibson
us 76,000
Preston Lee us
Preston Lee
us 75,800
Chris Back ca
Chris Back
ca 73,600
Ismail Abou Sharkh
Ismail Abou Sharkh
73,500
Brian Mogeleffky
Brian Mogeleffky
70,200
Philip Cordano us
Philip Cordano
us 69,600
Brett Richey us
Brett Richey
us 69,600

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Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Day 1 Completed

Day of Pot-Limit Omaha Sees Ben Lamb Seize Lead

[user80015] • Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante

Another day inside the halls of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the 2011 World Series of Poker is over with the chips being bagged in Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha.

685 players started the day in an event that was new to the World Series, and with no previous champion to chase down, plenty of players were expecting that they could be the one to hoist the gold bracelet aloft in just a few days time.

Bracelet winners Vanessa Selbst, Bertrand Grospellier, Mike Matusow, Jason Mercier, Erik Seidel, Phil Hellmuth, Scott Clements, Men Nguyen, David Chiu and Carlos Mortensen all fell throughout the day as notable players and fellow Canadians Jonathan Duhamel and Daniel Negreanu busted in the final level alongside Erica Schoenberg as 138 players remained.

With a $420,802 first prize on the line, it is Ben Lamb sitting atop with an amassed 169,800-chip stack mainly courtesy of a quads-over-quads situation. Paul Volpe (125,200), Arthur Morris (124,300) and Brian Roberts (117,000) round out the leaderboard. Plenty of highly talented players still remain with bracelet winners Jeffrey Lisandro, Tex Barch, Robert Williamson, Eli Elezra, Erick Lindgren and John Juanda all still in contention alongside plenty of others.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be back on the felt tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. PDT to provide the continued coverage of Day 2 of Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha, so make sure to stay tuned to PokerNews.com as we aim to play down till just a final table remains.

Tags: Ben Lamb

The End is Near

[user198205] • Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante

The clock just hit 10:00 and the tournament directors announced that each table will play six more hands before play ceases for the evening.

Updated Chip Counts

[user80015]
Tex Barch us
Tex Barch
us 110,000 15,000
98,000
Andrew Chen ca
Andrew Chen
ca 92,000
Kory Kilpatrick us
Kory Kilpatrick
us 83,000
Brett Richey us
Brett Richey
us 75,000 20,000
Darryll Fish us
Darryll Fish
us 70,000 10,000
Sam Stein us
Sam Stein
us 62,000
Noah Schwartz us
Noah Schwartz
us 57,000 7,000
Chris Oliver us
Chris Oliver
us 56,000
Rami Boukai us
Rami Boukai
us 54,000 -1,000
Romik Vartzar us
Romik Vartzar
us 49,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 46,000
Florian Langmann de
Florian Langmann
de 41,000
Inesa Paberzs
Inesa Paberzs
30,000
John Racener us
John Racener
us 27,000
Rob Hollink nl
Rob Hollink
nl 26,000
Pat Pezzin ca
Pat Pezzin
ca 25,000 5,000
Michael Pesek us
Michael Pesek
us 24,000
Dan Heimiller us
Dan Heimiller
us 24,000 -11,000
Fabrizio Gonzalez uy
Fabrizio Gonzalez
uy 22,000
Markus Golser at
Markus Golser
at 20,000
David Fox us
David Fox
us 20,000
Andy Seth us
Andy Seth
us 20,000
Kevin MacPhee us
Kevin MacPhee
us 18,000
Jordan Smith us
Jordan Smith
us 12,000

The Force is Strong With This One

[user198205] • Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante

Leif Force went all in for his last 9,000 holding the {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs} but found himself behind to his opponent's {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{8-Spades}. Whether mystical powers were involved or not, the board ran out {4-Hearts}{2-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} giving Force a full house and a double up to 18,000.

Tags: Leif Force

No Big Deal, Just Quads

[user198205] • Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante

With the board reading {q-Hearts}{9-Spades}{3-Hearts}{3-Spades}, Ben Lamb checked the action to Matt O'Donnell who bet 10,000. Lamb then raised to 22,000 and O'Donnell called. The river brought the {q-Clubs} and Lamb bet out 38,000. O'Donnell called but probably regretted that decision as soon as he saw Lamb flip over his {k-Clubs}{q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} for quad queens.

Lamb's stack was 156,000 after the hand.

Tags: Ben LambMatt O'Donnell

Froelich Crippled

[user80015] • Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante

Catching the action on the flop of {9-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{2-Hearts} we found Roberto Romanello facing an all in from two players; one of which was Eric Froelich.

Romanello eventually folded to see Froelich table his {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{5-Clubs} to be up against his opponent's {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{8-Spades}{7-Spades}.

The turn of the {6-Hearts} changed little, but when the {8-Diamonds} landed on the river, Froelich was left with just 1,800 in chips.

Tags: Eric FroelichRoberto Romanello