2013 World Series of Poker

Event #25: $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better
Day: 1
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2013 World Series of Poker

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Event #25: $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better

Day 1 Completed

Day One of Event #25: $5,000 Omaha Eight-or-Better is Complete

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Hal Klein
Hal Klein

Day 1 of Event #25: $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better is in the books. Hal Klein leads the way with 77,100 in chips. He is followed by Luis Velador (59,100) and Pat Pezzin (58,400). The starting field of 241 has been winnowed down to 152, all of whom are looking to the first-place prize of $277,519 and a World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

A star-studded field turned out to play this event. Phil Ivey (23,800 in chips), Erik Seidel (12,200), Andy Bloch (30,100), Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier (25,400), Tom Schneider (23,400), and 13-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth (16,700) all survived the day will return for day 2 on Friday. Calen McNeil, the WSOP’s most recent Omaha Eight-or-Better bracelet winner, also entered this event, and finished the day with 14,400.

They were joined at the start of the day by several other big names. Jason Mercier, Brian Rast, Nick Schulman, David Bach, “Johnny World” Hennigan, and current player of the year leader Daniel Negreanu all started the tournament but busted out on day one.

Play resumes at 2 p.m. Friday in the Rio. PokerNews.com will be here all day to bring you live updates as Event #25 continues. For now, we'll leave you with Lynn Gilmartin who has all the highlights from around the Rio.

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 8
Player Chips Progress
Harold Klein us
Harold Klein
77,100 77,100
Luis Velador mx
Luis Velador
59,100 100
WSOP 2X Winner
Pat Pezzin ca
Pat Pezzin
58,400 6,400
Francesco Barbaro us
Francesco Barbaro
52,000 52,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
WSOP 6X Winner
Paul Sokoloff gb
Paul Sokoloff
47,900 47,900
Matthew Nowicki us
Matthew Nowicki
47,700 47,700
Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
46,700 3,700
WSOP 1X Winner
Alan Emerson us
Alan Emerson
46,300 46,300
Dario Alioto it
Dario Alioto
WSOP 1X Winner
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
45,700 45,700
WSOP 4X Winner
Ken Aldridge us
Ken Aldridge
44,700 8,700
WSOP 1X Winner
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
Barry Hartheimer us
Barry Hartheimer
43,900 43,900
Tim Burt us
Tim Burt
Christopher George us
Christopher George
42,100 -1,900
Brendan Taylor us
Brendan Taylor
42,000 -6,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Ilya Gorodetsky
Ilya Gorodetsky
41,500 5,500
Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
41,300 -1,700
WSOP 3X Winner
Constantine Moustakis us
Constantine Moustakis
41,200 41,200
Elie Doft us
Elie Doft
40,800 1,800
Owais Ahmed us
Owais Ahmed
40,700 -2,300
WSOP 1X Winner
Joe Cassidy us
Joe Cassidy
38,000 13,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Henry Hull us
Henry Hull
37,800 37,800
Derek Raymond us
Derek Raymond
37,400 37,400
WSOP 1X Winner

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Doft Scoops Kostritsyn

Level 8

Roman Verenko raised from under the gun and Alexander Kostritsyn three-bet from the next seat over. Elie Doft (who took sixth place last year in this event) called from the big blind, Verenko called, and the flop came down {7-Clubs}{6-Spades}{4-Hearts}.

Action was checked to Kostritsyn who bet. Doft raised, Verenko folded, and Kostritsyn reraised. A call from Doft landed the {A-Diamonds} turn, which he checked. Kostritsyn bet, but again was check-raised by Doft. Kostritsyn called and then called Doft's bet after the {J-Clubs} river.

Doft tabled {7-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{2-Spades} for a seven-high straight with the nut low, Kostritsyn mucked, and Doft scooped the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Elie Doft us
Elie Doft
46,000 3,000
Alexander Kostritsyn ru
Alexander Kostritsyn
20,000 -6,000

Tags: Alexander KostritsynElie Doft

More Chip Counts

Level 8
Player Chips Progress
Pat Pezzin ca
Pat Pezzin
52,000 27,000
Brendan Taylor us
Brendan Taylor
48,000 3,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Christopher George us
Christopher George
44,000 27,500
Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
43,000 4,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Robert Mizrachi us
Robert Mizrachi
31,000 15,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Nikolai Yakovenko ru
Nikolai Yakovenko
24,000 9,500
George Danzer de
George Danzer
23,000 4,100
David "ODB" Baker us
David "ODB" Baker
23,000 -9,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Jennifer Harman us
Jennifer Harman
18,000 4,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
David "Bakes" Baker us
David "Bakes" Baker
10,000 -6,000
WSOP 3X Winner
James Van Alstyne us
James Van Alstyne
8,000 -2,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu

Matching Boats

Level 8

Alexander Kravchenko bet out on a {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}{9-Spades} flop. Eugene Katchalov and one other player called. The turn was the {k-Clubs}. Kravchenko bet again, and Katchalov raised. The other player folded and Katchalov called. The river was the {4-Diamonds}. Kravchenko checked, Katchalov bet, and then Kravchenko check-raised. Katchalov called, and the players revealed their hole cards:

Kravchenko: {10-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}
Katchalov: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

The players both made tens full of kings and they split the pot with matching full houses.

Tags: Alex KravchenkoEugene Katchalov