2013 World Series of Poker

Event #41: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha (Six Handed)
Day: 1
Event Info

2013 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
10874
Prize
$488,817
Event Info
Buy-in
$5,000
Prize Pool
$1,880,000
Entries
400
Level Info
Level
28
Blinds
30,000 / 60,000
Ante
0

Vandenbelt Takes from Kitai

Level 8 : 300/600, 0 ante

Lucas Vandenbelt continues to win pots, just now taking another off of Davidi Kitai.

The hand saw the pair reach the turn with the board showing {2-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{10-Spades}{8-Clubs} and 28,000 in the pot. Kitai check-called a bet of 18,500 from Vandenbelt, then checked again after the {4-Diamonds} fell on the river. This time Vandenbelt bet 35,500, and Kitai tanked for some time before letting his hand go.

Player Chips Progress
Lucas Vandenbelt mt
Lucas Vandenbelt
176,000
28,000
28,000
Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
87,000
-119,000
-119,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Winamax

Tags: Davidi KitaiLucas Vandenbelt

Event #41: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha (Six Handed)

Day 1 Completed

Big Day 1 for Mizzi

Level 8 : 300/600, 0 ante
Sorel Mizzi
Sorel Mizzi

They've reached the end of eight one-hour levels and Day 1 is complete in Event #41: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha (Six-Handed). A total of 117 players survived the first day of play in this three-day tournament out of a starting field of exactly 400, and by night's end the biggest stack belonged to Sorel Mizzi who made the most of the post-dinner levels to end the day with 146,400.

Chad Brown also ended the day well, concluding several levels' worth of chip accumulation to end with 139,600. Peter Charalambous likewise made a late push to end with 126,200.

Others enjoying successful Day 1s that ended with their bagging above average stacks included Juha Helppi, Matt Giannetti, Davidi Kitai, Phil Galfond, and the two Deebs — Freddy and Shaun. Andy Bloch, Daniel Negreanu, Brian Rast, and Sammy Farha will also be returning for tomorrow's Day 2.

Meanwhile among the many big names who came out for this one who didn't survive the first day of player were Phil Ivey, Frank Kassela, Scotty Nguyen, Erick Lindgren, David "Doc" Sands, Jason Mercier, Joe Hachem, Dan Kelly, Ben Lamb, Vanessa Selbst, Scott Clements, Mike Sexton, Erik Seidel, and Jeff Madsen.

Play resumes tomorrow at 2 p.m. Be sure to join us then for continuing coverage of Event #41.

Tags: Sorel Mizzi

End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Level 8 : 300/600, 0 ante
Player Chips Progress
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
146,400
Chad Brown us
Chad Brown
139,600
Peter Charalambous gb
Peter Charalambous
126,200
-13,400
-13,400
Jonathan Poche us
Jonathan Poche
111,000
111,000
111,000
Patrick Ruth us
Patrick Ruth
110,700
110,700
110,700
Matt Giannetti us
Matt Giannetti
107,100
107,100
107,100
Juha Helppi fi
Juha Helppi
106,600
WSOP 2X Winner
Alberto Fonseca cr
Alberto Fonseca
105,400
17,400
17,400
Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
105,300
WSOP 3X Winner
Winamax
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
105,100
100
100
$25K Fantasy
Team Lucky
WSOP 6X Winner
Joseph Leung ca
Joseph Leung
102,900
102,900
102,900
Phil Galfond us
Phil Galfond
101,400
WSOP 3X Winner
Run It Once
Victor Shuchleis mx
Victor Shuchleis
95,500
95,500
95,500
Steve Gross us
Steve Gross
93,700
93,700
93,700
WSOP 1X Winner
Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
91,200
91,200
91,200
$25K Fantasy
WSOP 4X Winner
Freddy Deeb lb
Freddy Deeb
90,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Sammy Farha us
Sammy Farha
87,500
WSOP 3X Winner
Lucas Vandenbelt mt
Lucas Vandenbelt
78,600
78,600
78,600
Alex Manzano cl
Alex Manzano
78,400
78,400
78,400
WSOP 1X Winner
Chris Bell us
Chris Bell
77,500
53,500
53,500
Ville Mattila fi
Ville Mattila
76,100
76,100
76,100
Travis Lutes us
Travis Lutes
74,100
-10,900
-10,900
Lasell King ca
Lasell King
74,000
74,000
74,000
Vincent Robert fr
Vincent Robert
73,900
73,900
73,900
Peter Linton gb
Peter Linton
73,100
73,100
73,100

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Four More Hands

Level 8 : 300/600, 0 ante

The tournament clock has been stopped and the announcement has been made that each table will play four more hands before the bagging up of chips begins.

Deeb Knocks Out Selbst

Level 8 : 300/600, 0 ante
Shaun Deeb
Shaun Deeb

We came on a three-way hand that saw Vanessa Selbst committing the last of her stack on a {9-Spades}{5-Spades}{8-Hearts} flop and only Shaun Deeb calling.

Selbst: {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{10-Spades}
Deeb: {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}

Deeb had flopped the straight, and after the {4-Clubs} turn and {2-Hearts} river his hand remained best to send Selbst railward with about 15 minutes left in Day 1.

Deeb now has one of the bigger stacks, and in fact was calling to the neighboring table after the hand to the tournament's other Deeb — Freddy — to share the news that he'd passed him in the counts.

Player Chips Progress
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
126,000
63,000
63,000
$25K Fantasy
Team Lucky
WSOP 6X Winner
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
Busted

Tags: Shaun DeebVanessa Selbst

Bait Not Working for Landfish

Level 8 : 300/600, 0 ante

Steve Landfish limped from under the gun, and the table folded around to the blinds. The small blind called, the big blind checked, and the flop came {A-Clubs}{3-Spades}{J-Diamonds}. It checked to Landfish who bet, and both blinds quickly folded.

Landfish turned over his cards — {A-Hearts}{A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{2-Clubs} — before gathering the small pot. "What, you guys don't raise?" he asked.

Player Chips Progress
Steve Landfish us
Steve Landfish
44,000
4,000
4,000

Tags: Steve Landfish

Pescatori and Farha River to Stay Alive

Level 8 : 300/600, 0 ante
Sam Farha
Sam Farha

We just stumbled on one of the pots of the tournament. Max Pescatori had moved all in pre-flop and was waiting on Daniel Alaei and Sammy Farha to do business on a flop of {8-Spades}{5-Hearts}{3-Clubs}. With a main pot of 40,000 locked up, both players then moved all in, creating a side pot worth just over 80,000 in chips.

Alaei: {6-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}
Pescatori: {7-Spades}{a-Spades}{3-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}
Farha: {4-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{q-Spades}

Alaei had both players covered and led after the flop with a pair of eights. The {J-Spades} missed everyone on the turn, but it would be the {9-Spades} on the river that helped both the players that were at risk. Pescatori rivered the nut flush to take the main pot, while Farha had also rivered a smaller flush to take down the monster side pot.

Player Chips Progress
Sammy Farha us
Sammy Farha
80,150
22,150
22,150
WSOP 3X Winner
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
40,000
6,000
6,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Daniel Alaei us
Daniel Alaei
7,750
-38,250
-38,250
WSOP 5X Winner

Tags: Daniel AlaeiMax PescatoriSam Farha

Sorel Soaring

Level 8 : 300/600, 0 ante

Sorel Mizzi has done well for himself during the last level-and-a-half. He presently sits with about 140,000 chips to earn a spot at the top of the leaderboard.

Player Chips Progress
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
140,000
32,000
32,000

Tags: Sorel Mizzi