2011 World Series of Poker

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

2011 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
aqj6
Prize
$420,802
Event Info
Buy-in
$3,000
Prize Pool
$1,870,050
Entries
685
Level Info
Level
28
Blinds
30,000 / 60,000
Ante
0

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Official Day 1 Chip Counts

Player Chips Progress
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
169,800
WSOP 2X Winner
Joseph Ressler
Joseph Ressler
139,300
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
125,200
WSOP 3X Winner
Mohamad Kowssarie
Mohamad Kowssarie
124,800
Arthur Morris us
Arthur Morris
124,300
Brian Roberts us
Brian Roberts
117,000
Emmanuel Sebag
Emmanuel Sebag
103,800 16,800
Gabe Patgorski us
Gabe Patgorski
102,300
Jeffrey Lisandro au
Jeffrey Lisandro
94,100
WSOP 6X Winner
Frank Peelen
Frank Peelen
91,100
Tex Barch us
Tex Barch
89,800
Kory Kilpatrick us
Kory Kilpatrick
89,600 6,600
WSOP 1X Winner
Blaz Svara si
Blaz Svara
87,500
Warren Fund
Warren Fund
87,300
Andrew Chen ca
Andrew Chen
87,200
Herezel Zalewski
Herezel Zalewski
87,000
Christian Harder us
Christian Harder
84,100 5,100
Austin Scott us
Austin Scott
78,200
WSOP 1X Winner
Joshua Gibson us
Joshua Gibson
76,000
Preston Lee us
Preston Lee
75,800
WSOP 1X Winner
Chris Back ca
Chris Back
73,600
Ismail Abou Sharkh
Ismail Abou Sharkh
73,500
Brian Mogeleffky
Brian Mogeleffky
70,200
Philip Cordano us
Philip Cordano
69,600
Brett Richey us
Brett Richey
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

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

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

Player Chips Progress
Tex Barch us
Tex Barch
110,000 15,000
98,000
Andrew Chen ca
Andrew Chen
92,000
Kory Kilpatrick us
Kory Kilpatrick
83,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Brett Richey us
Brett Richey
75,000 20,000
Darryll Fish us
Darryll Fish
70,000 10,000
Sam Stein us
Sam Stein
62,000
Noah Schwartz us
Noah Schwartz
57,000 7,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Chris Oliver us
Chris Oliver
56,000
Rami Boukai us
Rami Boukai
54,000 -1,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Romik Vartzar us
Romik Vartzar
49,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
46,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Florian Langmann de
Florian Langmann
41,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Inesa Paberzs
Inesa Paberzs
30,000
John Racener us
John Racener
27,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Rob Hollink nl
Rob Hollink
26,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Pat Pezzin ca
Pat Pezzin
25,000 5,000
Michael Pesek us
Michael Pesek
24,000
Dan Heimiller us
Dan Heimiller
24,000 -11,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Fabrizio Gonzalez uy
Fabrizio Gonzalez
22,000
Markus Golser at
Markus Golser
20,000
David Fox us
David Fox
20,000
Andy Seth us
Andy Seth
20,000
Kevin MacPhee us
Kevin MacPhee
18,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Jordan Smith us
Jordan Smith
12,000

No Big Deal, Just Quads

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

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