Event #35: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Event #35: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Day 1 Completed

Solomon and Ladines Lead After Day 1; Arieh and Bleznick Among the Survivors

[user101598] • Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante
Joshua Ladines
Joshua Ladines

After eight levels of poker here on Day 1 of Event #35: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha, Jarred Solomon is the chip leader, squeaking out Joshua Ladines in the last minuts of the final level of the evening. Solomon bagged 159,100 chips, Ladines 152,100 chips, and those two were the only players to finish the day with more than 130,000. Solomon finished runner-up in a bracelet event in 2011, while Ladines only has three World Series of Poker cashes, and his deepest run came in 2007, where he finished 16th in a $2,500 event for $16,775. With an eighth-place finish or higher, Ladines would earn his highest career score.

Joining Ladines atop the leader board are Ryan Chapman, Christophe Lachave, and Elie Payan. Payan was the beneficiary of a crucial river card in Level 7, which gave him a straight and eliminated 2010 November Niner Joseph Cheong.

Event #35 attracted a total of 640 players, generating a prize pool of $1,747,200, and among the other survivors were pot-limit Omaha specialists Jared Bleznick and Josh Arieh. Arieh, who has two bracelets including one in PLO, bagged 99,500 chips, while Bleznick, an online high stakes PLO cash game player sealed up 75,500 chips. On one of the last hands of the evening. Bleznick eliminated 2012 Octo-Niner Jeremy Ausmus. Ausmus went in blind, and Bleznick called with two kings, holding as the flop, turn, and river produced all blanks.

While these players prospered, others were unable to survive the day. Several players hit the rail during the eight levels of play today, including Chino Rheem, Lee Watkinson, Dario Alioto, Chris Sly, Mike Leah, Tommy Vedes, Matt Stout, Ben Yu, Scott Bohlman, Don Nguyen, Mark Radoja, and a host of others.

Play will resume tomorrow at 2 p.m., and the tournament is scheduled to play another 10 levels. We hope to see you then for continuing coverage of this and every tournament at the 2013 WSOP.

Tags: Joshua Ladines

Unofficial End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

[user101598] • Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante
Jarred Solomon za
Jarred Solomon
za 159,100
Joshua Ladines us
Joshua Ladines
us 152,100 152,100
Ryan Chapman US
Ryan Chapman
US 127,000 127,000
Duke Miller
Duke Miller
121,100 16,100
Christophe Lachave
Christophe Lachave
120,700 120,700
Ali Lareybi
Ali Lareybi
Steve Sung us
Steve Sung
us 102,400
Giuseppe Pantaleo de
Giuseppe Pantaleo
de 99,800 -5,200
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
us 99,500
Michael Kamran us
Michael Kamran
us 96,000 1,000
Steve Landfish us
Steve Landfish
us 95,200
Josh Pollock us
Josh Pollock
us 94,000
Christian Harder us
Christian Harder
us 89,000 -4,000
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
ca 87,500 4,500
Joni Jouhkimainen fi
Joni Jouhkimainen
fi 81,600 -8,400
Romik Vartzar us
Romik Vartzar
us 80,900
Elie Payan fr
Elie Payan
fr 80,000 -30,000
Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
de 77,300 7,300
Brent Johnson
Brent Johnson
Yuri Perez
Yuri Perez
Jared Bleznick us
Jared Bleznick
us 75,500 15,500
Daniel Harmetz us
Daniel Harmetz
us 75,200
Will Failla us
Will Failla
us 73,600 31,600
Jonathan Lane
Jonathan Lane
Ashton Griffin us
Ashton Griffin
us 73,000 40,000

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Seven More Hands

[user101598] • Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante

Each table will play seven more hands then bag and tag for the evening.

Trickett Loses Some Ground

YorkshirePud • Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante

Michael Kamran checked from the big blind and the player in Seat 3 checked to Sam Trickett, who was on the button and continuing his massage that has been going on for the past 90 minutes. The flop read {3-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} and Trickett decided to set the price to play at 3,000. Kamran folded but Seat 3 called.

The {5-Hearts} turn saw both players check, which is exactly what happened when the {9-Diamonds} appeared on the river.

Trickett mucked as he was show {8-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Hearts}{5-Spades} for a straight.

Tags: Sam TrickettMichael Kamran

Ivey Takes on Rheem and Wins

YorkshirePud • Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante

Phil Ivey open-limped on the button, which allowed the small blind and Chino Rheem (big blind) to see a cheap flop.

The first three community cards fell {7-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} and the small blind checked. Rheem, who recently won the WPT World Championship Main Event, led for 1,500 only to see Ivey make it 6,000 in total. Both the small blind and Rheem folded and Ivey was left to pick up the pot uncontested.

Tags: Chino RheemPhil Ivey