2011 World Series of Poker

Event #42: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
Day: 1
Event Info

2011 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
6542
Prize
$814,436
Event Info
Buy-in
$10,000
Prize Pool
$3,393,400
Entries
361
Level Info
Level
29
Blinds
50,000 / 100,000
Ante
0

Event #42: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

Day 1 Completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Player Chips Progress
Manny Jo
Manny Jo
226,700
Sami Kelopuro fi
Sami Kelopuro
208,000
Jeffrey Roper
Jeffrey Roper
193,900
Warren Fund
Warren Fund
173,000
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
166,300
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 2X Winner
Nathan Doudney
Nathan Doudney
165,000
Dario Alioto it
Dario Alioto
160,100
79,100
79,100
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 1X Winner
Tom Dwan us
Tom Dwan
159,000
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
148,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
145,800
Justin Schwartz us
Justin Schwartz
141,300
Ivan Freitez ve
Ivan Freitez
138,400
Pete Vilandos us
Pete Vilandos
137,800
Roger Teska us
Roger Teska
134,300
Tom Marchese us
Tom Marchese
133,500
3,500
3,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Gavin Cochrane gb
Gavin Cochrane
124,400
Jared Bleznick us
Jared Bleznick
123,600
98,600
98,600
Sam Stein us
Sam Stein
122,100
Andrew Brown us
Andrew Brown
121,000
-600
-600
Dan Kelly us
Dan Kelly
119,400
Joao Barbosa pt
Joao Barbosa
116,800
Micah Smith us
Micah Smith
116,000
Abe Mosseri us
Abe Mosseri
115,200
-2,800
-2,800
WSOP 2X Winner
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
110,300
10,300
10,300
Robert Woodcock
Robert Woodcock
106,900

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Time to Bag and Tag

Level 8 : 400/800, 0 ante
Tom Dwan
Tom Dwan

We have finished 8 levels of action packed PLO play, and day 1 of the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship is in the books. 361 players started the day, and by the end, 156 remain. The player at the top of the field is Manny Jo, who is currently sitting on 226,700.

There are a ton of top notch pros who are in the top 10 counts at the end of the day, including Ben Lamb(166,300), Tom Dwan(159,000) Max Pescatori(148,000), and Vanessa Selbst(145,800). In addition, Erik Seidel, J.C. Tran, Michael Mizrachi, and 2011 bracelet winners Allen Bari and Sam Stein are some of the several pros who still have plenty of chips heading into day 2.

Despite all of those players being in, we still lost over 200 players, including Jason Mercier, fresh off his win in the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Six Handed two nights ago. We also lost the defending champion of this event Daniel Alaei, Eli Elezra, Joe Hachem, Erick Lindgren, David Williams, and Patrik Antonius, who took a break from the nose bleed cash games to make an appearance at the Rio.

The remaining players will be returning tomorrow at 3 pm local time, where they will play 10 more levels. The hope is to play down to a final table, but play will stop at the end of level 18 regardless of how many are left. Be sure to tune into Pokernews tomorrow as we will bring you all of the action from this exciting event!

Aces Get Sexton in Trouble...Again

Level 8 : 400/800, 0 ante

We caught up with the action on a board reading {4-Spades}{5-Spades}{10-Diamonds}. The under-the-gun player checked and Mike Sexton bet 12,000 from late position. His opponent called.

The {10-Hearts} fell on the turn and Sexton's opponent again checked. Sexton bet enough to put him all in and his opponent called.

Opponent: {10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}
Sexton: {A-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{7-Clubs}

The {2-Hearts} river was no help to Sexton, who is down to just 13,000 after being among the chip leaders for a majority of the day.

Tags: Mike Sexton

Mortensen Getting Low

Level 8 : 400/800, 0 ante

Carlos Mortensen opened to 1,800 from early position and was called by the player in the hi-jack and the big blind.

The big blind checked to Mortensen on the {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{A-Hearts} flop and Mortensen c-bet for 3,000. The hi-jack player mucked but the big blind called.

Both players tapped the table when the {K-Spades} fell on the turn. When a {6-Clubs} completed the board, Mortensen's opponent said, "I cheeeeeck," to which Mortensen replied, "Check's good."

Mortensen's opponent flipped over {K-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{9-Spades} and Mortensen mucked.

Mortensen is down to just 16,000.

Tags: Carlos Mortensen

Chip Counts Nearly Day's End

We have under 30 minutes of play, and here are some updated chip counts from around the tournament

Player Chips Progress
Tom Dwan us
Tom Dwan
195,000
-10,000
-10,000
John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
172,000
112,000
112,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 7X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
166,500
-1,500
-1,500
WSOP 4X Winner
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
135,000
30,000
30,000
Andrew Brown us
Andrew Brown
130,000
5,000
5,000
Sam Stein us
Sam Stein
130,000
55,000
55,000
Tom Marchese us
Tom Marchese
130,000
105,000
105,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
125,000
65,000
65,000
$25K Fantasy
Team Lucky
Dan Kelly us
Dan Kelly
122,000
-5,000
-5,000
Abe Mosseri us
Abe Mosseri
118,000
-10,000
-10,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
105,000
10,000
10,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 5X Winner
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
100,000
-26,000
-26,000
J.C. Tran
J.C. Tran
95,000
-25,000
-25,000
Phil Laak us
Phil Laak
80,000
20,000
20,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Michael Binger us
Michael Binger
75,000
-30,000
-30,000
Robert Mizrachi us
Robert Mizrachi
70,000
50,000
50,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 5X Winner
70,000
-30,000
-30,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
67,000
-13,000
-13,000
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 10X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
John Juanda id
John Juanda
60,000
23,000
23,000
WSOP 5X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Humberto Brenes cr
Humberto Brenes
60,000
20,000
20,000
Nenad Medic us
Nenad Medic
50,000
-15,000
-15,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jason Senti us
Jason Senti
50,000
43,200
43,200
James Akenhead gb
James Akenhead
45,000
-6,000
-6,000
Steve Billirakis us
Steve Billirakis
40,000
30,000
30,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Steve Sung us
Steve Sung
37,000
-16,000
-16,000
WSOP 2X Winner

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Bari Mucks River

From middle position, Allen Bari raised to 1,600. Action folded to Andy Seth in the big blind and he made the call to see the {K-Spades}{Q-Spades}{7-Diamonds} flop. Seth checked and Bari bet 1,400. Seth made the call.

The turn was the {5-Spades} and Seth checked again. Bari checked behind and the dealer placed the {2-Spades} out on the river. Seth checked and Bari bet 2,600. Seth tanked for a minute or two and then finally called.

When Seth finally called, Bari tapped the table to let him know he had the winning hand. Seth wanted to see Bari's hand though and didn't show yet, but sat there holding their cards. Bari then asked the dealer who had to show first. The dealer told Bari he had to show first and then Bari asked, "If I muck my hand, does he have to show?" The dealer nodded yes.

Bari then mucked his hand and Seth tabled the {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{6-Spades} to win the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Andy Seth us
Andy Seth
83,000
23,000
23,000
Allen Bari us
Allen Bari
50,000
-25,000
-25,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Allen BariAndy Seth

Sexton's Stack Sliced in Half

Level 8 : 400/800, 0 ante

After a series of preflop raises, Mike Sexton flatted a 25,000 bet from his lone opponent in the hi-jack position. Before the dealer could deal the flop, Sexton's opponent announced he was going all in for his remaining chips blind.

The flop came {2-Clubs}{3-Spades}{J-Hearts} and Sexton called.

Sexton: {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{6-Spades}
Opponent: {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{3-Clubs}

"I didn't expect you to come up with that hand!" Sexton exclaimed.

The {9-Hearts} turn and {7-Spades} river did not improve Sexton, whose stack was knocked down to 75,000.

Tags: Mike Sexton