2012 World Series of Poker

Event 26: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Day: 1
Event Info

2012 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
25,000 / 50,000

Event 26: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

Day 1 Completed

Day 1 Concludes; Ressler Leads

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Day 1 of Event 26: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha has concluded and it was a fun day on the felt. As expected, there was plenty of action in this event as the field was cut from 589 down to 138. Tomorrow's Day 2 will see the money bubble burst en route to setting the final table.

Leading the way after Day 1 was Joseph Ressler with 122,100 in chips. Other notable names bagging up heaps include Galen Kester (111,000), Matt Perrins (85,600) and Thomas Chambers (80,100). They'll all be bunched at the top of the counts, but we can't forget about many of the players below them on the leaderboard. Also returning for Wednesday's Day 2 will be Scott Clements, Chance Kornuth, John Racener, Tex Barch, Nacho Barbero and Robert Williamson III.

Defending champion Sam Stein is still in contention to defend his title and successfully bagged up 48,300 in chips. Also still alive, but barely, is Phil Ivey. He didn't play a single hand in this tournament today and was blinded off all day long. His stack of 700 will return tomorrow for Day 2.

Of those to fall short of advancing were Daniel Negreanu, Lex Veldhuis, Josh Arieh, Huck Seed, David Williams, Phil Hellmuth and Jason Mercier. Mercier was eliminated by Clements after getting the money in on the {10-Spades}{9-Spades}{2-Hearts} flop with the {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{4-Spades}. His overpair and flush draw whiffed against the {A-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{7-Spades} for Clements after a turn {2-Diamonds} and river {10-Diamonds}.

On Wednesday, the cards will be in the air for Day 2 at 2:00 PM. PokerNews will be back in action for all of the coverage, so be sure to join us then. You can also find plenty of more coverage from the 2012 World Series of Poker on our Live Reporting Pages. Until then, thanks for following along and goodnight from Las Vegas!

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Player Chips Progress
Joseph Ressler us
Joseph Ressler
Galen Kester us
Galen Kester
WSOP 1X Winner
Isaac Hagerling us
Isaac Hagerling
WSOP 1X Winner
Vadzim Kursevich by
Vadzim Kursevich
Viacheslav Igin ru
Viacheslav Igin
Matt Perrins gb
Matt Perrins
85,600 40,600
WSOP 2X Winner
Ryan Franklin us
Ryan Franklin
Quentin Lae fr
Quentin Lae
Tom Chambers us
Tom Chambers
Justin Conley us
Justin Conley
Jamie Robbins us
Jamie Robbins
Guillaume Darcourt fr
Guillaume Darcourt
75,500 66,500
Igor Sharaskin ru
Igor Sharaskin
Mike Gorodinsky us
Mike Gorodinsky
67,100 58,100
WSOP 3X Winner
Raul Paez es
Raul Paez
Tristan Clemencon fr
Tristan Clemencon
66,000 52,000
Ilkka Heikkila fi
Ilkka Heikkila
Joshua Gibson us
Joshua Gibson
Nacho Barbero ar
Nacho Barbero
61,300 -2,700
Scott Stanko us
Scott Stanko
Kyle Bowker us
Kyle Bowker
59,100 29,100
WSOP 1X Winner
Sandeep Pulusani us
Sandeep Pulusani
WSOP 2X Winner
Jan-Peter Jachtmann de
Jan-Peter Jachtmann
WSOP 1X Winner
Jaspal Brar ca
Jaspal Brar
WSOP 1X Winner
Adam Heger us
Adam Heger

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1996 WSOP Main Event Champ Falls

After getting knocked down to 3,450 in chips recently, Huck Seed's tournament has ended.

Seed attempted to battle back and put in a raise to 2,100 from under the gun. Whether or not he had a good hand, we don't know, but we do know that everyone folded and Seed picked up the blinds for 900. That brought him to 4,350, but he would go out two hands later.

A player limped in from early position when it was Seed's big blind and action folded to the small blind, who happened to be the same player that just doubled through Seed. He completed the bet and then Seed checked his option in the big blind.

The flop rolled out {J-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{3-Hearts} and action checked around to see the {7-Diamonds} land on the turn. The small blind and Seed checked to the limper. He bet 1,800 and the small blind folded. Seed check-raised all in for 3,750. His opponent took some time while giving a speech and then called. He even said that he would like to trade hands with Seed. Here's what the hands were.

Seed: {K-Spades}{J-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{5-Clubs}
Opponent: {A-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{2-Hearts}

Despite wanting to trade hands with Seed, the player actually held the best of it with a set of sevens. Seed had top two pair. The river completed the board with the {Q-Spades} and Seed was eliminated.

Player Chips Progress
Huck Seed us
Huck Seed
WSOP 4X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer

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Quick Hits

  • Chino Rheem has moved up to 33,000 in chips after busting a player with the {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{7-Clubs} versus the {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}. The flop, turn and river ran out {10-Clubs}{7-Spades}{3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}.
  • Jarred Solomon was eliminated by Ted Lawson and Jim Collopy was eliminated on another table.
  • Nacho Barbero sent an opponent home to climb to 64,000 in chips. His {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{10-Spades} was all in on the {J-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{3-Spades} flop against {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{10-Spades}. After a turn {J-Hearts} and river {2-Clubs}, Barbero won the pot and eliminated his opponent.
Player Chips Progress
Nacho Barbero ar
Nacho Barbero
64,000 45,000
Chino Rheem us
Chino Rheem
33,000 11,000
Jarred Solomon za
Jarred Solomon
Jim Collopy us
Jim Collopy
WSOP 3X Winner

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