Live Events 2
Event 39: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Days:
123

Highlights

Highlights

Event 39: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Day 1 Completed

Sage, Kushner Lead after Day 1

donpeters • Level 10: 600-1,200, 0 ante
Benjamin Sage - chip leader
Benjamin Sage - chip leader

Day 1 of Event 39: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha is in the books, and after ten levels of play, Benjamin Sage is your chip leader with 358,400 chips. Following Sage is Joe Kushner (352,500), who won a mind-boggling, five-way all in against Brian Hastings, John Juanda, and two other opponents. Kushner had a pair of aces on a {4-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{3-Hearts} board, and the {3-Diamonds} on the turn gave him a full house. No one could top that, and he raked in a massive pot.

Event 39 attracted 293 runners, generating a total prize pool of $2,754,200. The top 36 finishers are guaranteed a minimum of $16,801, while the winner will take home $661,000 and the World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Joining Sage and Kushner in the running for the top prize are Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Jerome Bradpiece, Andrew Brown, Jason Mercier, John Riordan, Nikolai Yakovenko and 2009 Main Event champion Joe Cada.

Phil Ivey was one of the first players to make an exit today, and plenty of notables followed him out the door, including Daniel Negreanu, Justin Bonomo, Martin Staszko, Viktor Blom, Tom Marchese, Joseph Cheong and Brian Hastings.

Kushner wasn’t the only player to partake in a crazy hand, Mike Cameron was involved in two, and in both of them he lost to quads! In the first hand, Cameron turned quad fours, but his opponent, Mohsin Charania, rivered quad eights. In the second hand, Cameron had tens full of fives on a {6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{k-Clubs} board, but Will “The Thrill” Failla had flopped quad fives. Cameron was later eliminated, and was none too happy about how his day went.

Play will resume tomorrow at 1:00 PM local time, and we’ll play ten more levels (unless we reach a final table). For now, good night from Las Vegas!

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Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

YorkshirePud
Benjamin Sage US
Benjamin Sage
US 358,400
Joe Kushner
Joe Kushner
352,500
Jan-Peter Jachtmann de
Jan-Peter Jachtmann
de 250,000
Jerome Bradpiece gb
Jerome Bradpiece
gb 228,800
Andrew Brown us
Andrew Brown
us 202,100
Nestor Martinez US
Nestor Martinez
US 193,800
Loren Klein us
Loren Klein
us 193,400
Bahram Zohri DE
Bahram Zohri
DE 193,100
John Riordan us
John Riordan
us 188,900 12,900
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 187,100
Christopher King us
Christopher King
us 170,000
Wilfried Haerig DE
Wilfried Haerig
DE 164,400
Cory Wood us
Cory Wood
us 163,800
Timothy Flanders gb
Timothy Flanders
gb 161,800
Chris DeMaci us
Chris DeMaci
us 159,300 113,300
Brandon Crawford US
Brandon Crawford
US 159,100
Nikolai Yakovenko ru
Nikolai Yakovenko
ru 157,800 -7,200
Nenad Medic us
Nenad Medic
us 157,600 2,600
Adam Kornuth US
Adam Kornuth
US 147,700
Matt Stout us
Matt Stout
us 146,900 1,900
Michael Binger us
Michael Binger
us 143,000 -13,000
Naoya Kihara jp
Naoya Kihara
jp 140,600 14,600
Hans Winzeler us
Hans Winzeler
us 138,100
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 131,200 57,200
Andy Seth us
Andy Seth
us 130,100 30,100

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Bagging and Tagging

donpeters • Level 10: 600-1,200, 0 ante

The players are bagging and tagging their chips, which means it's the end of the night. Stay tuned for the recap coming shortly.

Four More Hands

donpeters • Level 10: 600-1,200, 0 ante

The players have been instructed that they will all be playing four more hands before bagging and tagging for the night.

Updated Chip Counts

donpeters
Joe Kushner
Joe Kushner
349,000 9,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 196,000
John Riordan us
John Riordan
us 176,000 176,000
Michael Binger us
Michael Binger
us 156,000
Nenad Medic us
Nenad Medic
us 155,000 -5,000
Matt Stout us
Matt Stout
us 145,000 110,000
Anton Ionel ro
Anton Ionel
ro 145,000 90,000
Alexander Kravchenko ru
Alexander Kravchenko
ru 121,000 59,000
Brock Parker us
Brock Parker
us 110,000 13,000
Allen Cunningham us
Allen Cunningham
us 106,000 68,500
Keith Lehr us
Keith Lehr
us 93,000 76,000
Ted Lawson us
Ted Lawson
us 91,000 -1,000
Ville Wahlbeck fi
Ville Wahlbeck
fi 80,000 40,000
Jens Kyllönen
Jens Kyllönen
80,000 -25,000
Will Failla us
Will Failla
us 75,000
Aubin Cazals fr
Aubin Cazals
fr 65,000 32,000
Sammy Farha us
Sammy Farha
us 65,000 5,000
Joe Cada us
Joe Cada
us 62,000
Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
ca 60,000 -15,000
Jeremy Kottler us
Jeremy Kottler
us 57,000 30,000
John Kabbaj gb
John Kabbaj
gb 55,000 25,000
Sam Stein us
Sam Stein
us 38,000 -19,000
George Lind III
George Lind III
38,000 -6,000
Peter Jetten ca
Peter Jetten
ca 37,000 -10,000
Eric Cloutier ca
Eric Cloutier
ca 30,000 -40,000

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Cada Can't Hero-Call

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Joe Cada opened to 3,000 from middle position, and a player on the button called. The flop fell {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}{8-Spades}, and Cada continued for 4,000. His opponent called.

The turn was the {4-Clubs}, and Cada fired another bullet - this one was worth 11,500. His opponent again called.

The {2-Clubs} completed the board, and Cada slowed down, checking to his opponent who immediately reached for orange T5,000 chips and fired 20,000 into the pot. Cada screwed up his face, and re-checked his cards. He cut out enough chips to make the call, and shuffled them while he studied the board.

Eventually, he mucked, and the player proudly tabled {10-}{9-}{5-}{4-} for a pair of fours and a busted straight draw.

"I almost called with a pair of eights," Cada lamented.

Cada couldn't pull the trigger, and his stack slipped to around 60,000 chips.

Joe Cada us
Joe Cada
us 62,000 -12,000

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Racener Extracts Some Revenge On Duhamel

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Jonathan Duhamel (Event 37)
Jonathan Duhamel (Event 37)

From early position, 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel raised to 3,000. Action folded to the man he beat heads up to win the title, John Racener, in the big blind and he reraised to 11,200. Duhamel moved all in for around 20,000 and Racener quickly called.

Racener held the {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} and was against Duhamel's {Q-Spades}{J-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{10-Hearts}.

The flop, turn and river ran out {K-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{J-Spades}{4-Hearts} and Racener made a Broadway straight to win the pot and bust Duhamel.

Duhamel wished Racener luck as he left. After Duhamel was gone, Will "The Thrill" Failla piped up and said, "Too bad you couldn't do that in November," citing that Racener lost heads up in the Main Event to Duhamel.

"I know, right," responded Racener. "I can beat him now when there's 100 people left."

John Racener us
John Racener
us 65,000 23,000
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
ca Busted

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