2012 World Series of Poker

Event 11: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
Day: 1
Event Info

2012 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
j2a7
Prize
$265,221
Event Info
Buy-in
$1,500
Prize Pool
$1,309,500
Entries
970
Level Info
Level
24
Blinds
15,000 / 30,000
Ante
0

Event 11: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha

Day 1 Completed

Tonne Leads Field to Day 2, Field Made the Money

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 0 ante
Chuck Tonne holds a near 60,000 lead over Zhao.
Chuck Tonne holds a near 60,000 lead over Zhao.

The first day of Event 11, $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha, of the World Series of Poker is in the books after ten levels play. Some 970 players decided to play the event and we’re ending with 117. Chuck Tonne leads the field with 191,700.

Forming the chase pack are Susi Zhao (134,000) and Vincent Van Der Fluit (115,000). Also moving on to Day 2 are Tristan Wade (84,700), Michael Binger (66,400), Noah Boeken (60,300), AP Phahurat (52,000), Sorel Mizzi (39,200), JP Kelly (17,500) and Jonathan Aguiar (12,800).

When Level 10 closed out the field was in hand-for-hand play. The players took a quick break and came back to play five hands. Zhao snuck into the top of the counts on the last hand when she eliminated the bubble boy..

The players that didn’t bag any chips reads like a who’s who of poker players. Phil Ivey, Barry Greenstein, Daniel Negreanu, Vanessa Selbst, Eli Elizra, Scotty Nguyen, Andy Frankenberger, Mohsin Charania, Leif Force, Scott Clements, Josh Arieh and Annette Obrestad are just a few that busted today.

Force was one of two 2012 WSOP bracelet winners in the field. Force won Event 3 , $3,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha. Nick Jickov was the other player trying of a second bracelet, he won Event 5, $1,500 Pot Limit Hold’em. Jickov is still alive however with 37,500.

One of today’s signature hands occurred between Phil Hellmuth and Chris Tryba. We arrived on the scene to find Hellmuth saying, “I don’t remember you from Adam, buddy,” and leaving the table. Tryba was all smiles and said he’d been waiting eight years to put a bad beat on Hellmuth.

Tryba’s history with Hellmuth apparently occurred way back in 2004 when Hellmuth put a bad beat on Tryba and then added insult to injury with some needling. Hellmuth held {A-} {A-} {A-} {9-} and Tryba had {K-} {K-} {Q-} {9-} and spiked a king on the flop. Hellmuth never caught up and the two exchanged some words as were arriving.

Arieh began the day with high spirits; he was double dipping for the first time in the WSOP. He had made Day 2 in Event 11 ($5,000 Seven Card Stud) and had two hours of play before his restart began. Sadly, he busted in Event 10 after about 15 minutes and then returned and busted this tournament about 10 minutes later.

Day 2 will have cards in the air for the restart promptly at 1 p.m. PST. The schedule calls for them to play down to a final table or ten levels, whichever should happen first. Follow all the WSOP action live on PokerNews.com

Top Ten Chip Counts

PlayerChips
Chuck Tonne191,700
Susie Zhao134,000
Vincent Van Der Fluit115,000
Sholom Lipszyc102,300
Matt Maggard96,000
Dustin Dobrilovic86,000
Tristan Wade84,700
Michael Binger66,400
Jiaqi Xu61,000
Noah Boeken61,000

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Player Chips Progress
Charles Tonne us
Charles Tonne
191,700
Susie Zhao us
Susie Zhao
134,000
Vincent Vanderfluit
Vincent Vanderfluit
115,900
Matthew Maggard us
Matthew Maggard
111,900
Sholom Lipszyc us
Sholom Lipszyc
102,300
Senovio Ramirez Iii us
Senovio Ramirez Iii
93,300
James Morgan ca
James Morgan
90,200
Steven Gorder us
Steven Gorder
90,200
Dustin Dobrilovic us
Dustin Dobrilovic
86,100
Stephen Wolfe us
Stephen Wolfe
85,100
Tristan Wade us
Tristan Wade
84,700
WSOP 1X Winner
Tristan Clemencon fr
Tristan Clemencon
82,700
Matthew Warn us
Matthew Warn
70,000
Michael Binger us
Michael Binger
66,400 62,400
Alex Dovzhenko ua
Alex Dovzhenko
65,300
Martin Leclerc ca
Martin Leclerc
64,800
Rodney Brown us
Rodney Brown
64,300
Mark Mitchener us
Mark Mitchener
60,500
Daniel Sindelar us
Daniel Sindelar
60,500
Noah Boeken nl
Noah Boeken
60,300
Milad Jorshari us
Milad Jorshari
59,000
Tim Ryan us
Tim Ryan
58,900
Joe Poole us
Joe Poole
58,000
Stephen Su us
Stephen Su
56,700 50,100
Chris Viox us
Chris Viox
56,200

We have our Bubble Boy

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 0 ante

Susie Zhao and Colin WIckersheim played the last hand of the night. We missed the action of the hand, but we have what matters.

Zhao: {K-Clubs} {Q-Clubs} {A-Spades} {Q-Hearts}
Wickersheim: {K-Diamonds} {Q-Diamonds} {10-Hearts} {6-Hearts}

The board ran {J-Hearts} {J-Diamonds} {A-Clubs} {10-Clubs} {3-Clubs} and Wickersheim was our bubble boy.

Play has ceased for the evening.

Four From The Money

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 0 ante

It will be a tight race here. We have 15 minutes to lose four people, or else play will continue past the scheduled 10 levels. The money bubble looms.