Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Concludes; Dan Kelly Finishes On Top
After playing into the wee hours of the morning, the first day of Event #10: $10,000 Limit Omaha Hi-Low Championship has come to a close! Ten full levels of play are in the books and by the end of the day it was World Series of Poker bracelet winner Dan Kelly who bagged up the largest stack. Kelly will return as the Day 2 chip lead with 146,700 in chips.
Kelly was a steady climber throughout the day and really hit his stride during the last few levels. While he bagged up the biggest stack in the room, other notable players are right on his heels and ready to compete heading into Day 2. Jeff "yellowsub" Williams bagged up what looked to be the second largest stack with 144,700 - just 2,000 chips less than Kelly. Late in the day we found Williams play a pot against Michael Mizrachi and Phil Hui where he rivered the nut flush to scoop and add a significant amount to his stack. Rounding out the top three is Abdyl Konjuhi who bagged up 137,1000.
The day began with 178 players putting up $10,000 with the hope of winning the next WSOP Championship event. By the end of the day, just 111 players remained in contention for that title. As expected, the field is stack to the brim with poker's elite. Just some of the players returning for Day 2 include Ismael Bojang (135,100), Eli Elezra (123,100), Marco Johnson (113,000), Richard Ashby (112,000), Daniel Negreanu (99,100), Nick Schulman (90,200), Matthew Ashton (64,600), Alexandre Luneau (63,700), Stephen Chidwick (50,700), Chris George (50,500), recent Event #2: $25,000 Mixed Max No-Limit Hold'em bracelet winner Vanessa Selbst (33,200), and Frank Kassela (23,800).
While all of the aforementioned players advanced onto Day 2, others were not so fortunate. Mike Matusow, Max Pescatori, Phil Ivey, Dan Shak, Matt Glantz, Chris Tryba, Alex Kravchenko, Jeff Madsen, George Danzer, and David Benyamine are just a handful of the players to hit the rail before bagging and tagging.
Play resumes on Monday at 2 p.m. in the Amazon room where the field will attempt to play down to the final table. Be sure to return to PokerNews for all of the latest updates from this tournament and all others throughout the 2014 WSOP. Until tomorrow!
The Day 2 table and seat draw can be found here.
End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)
Six More Hands
Tournament staff has announced six more hands before bagging and tagging for the evening.
Williams Has Spades
Jeff Williams opened the action with an under-the-gun raise and Michael Mizrachi called from middle position. It folded around to Phil Hui in the big blind and he tagged along as well.
The flop fell . Hui checked, Williams continued, and Mizrachi called. Hui came over the top with a raise and both players called. The hit the turn and Hui fired out a bet. Both of his opponents called and the finished off the board. Hui slowed down and tapped the table. Williams tossed out a bet and Mizrachi called. Hui let out a sigh and dropped his cards into the muck.
Williams fanned for the nut flush. Mizrachi showed for a Broadway straight before his cards were picked up and dropped into the muck. Williams raked the pot and now sits on about 125,000 in chips.
Ohel Ships the Triple
After a series of raises before the flop, Randy Ohel was all in for his last 3,800 against the still active Jon Turner and Larry Wright. The flop came down and Turner led out into the side pot. Wright called and the dropped down on the turn. Turner bet again and this time Wright opted to kick in his cards. Turner picked up the side pot and his and Ohel's hands were tabled.
The board completed with the , allowing Ohel's two pair of kings and queens to earn him the scoop. He's now sitting on 9,400. Turner, on the other hand, has dropped to 34,000.
Updated Chip Counts
Faces From the Field
Doft Takes Half, Laak Gets Quartered
Elie Doft raised from under the gun and middle position player made it three bets to go. Phil Laak four-bet from the next seat over and both Doft and the middle position player called.
The trio took a monotone flop of and action checked around to the short-stacked Laak. He led out and Doft instantly raised the action. The middle position player called, Laak three-bet, Doft four-bet, and was called by both players. Laak called all in heading to the turn.
The turn was the and Doft led out. His opponent called in a side pot and the finished the board. Doft bet and his opponent called once more.
Doft rolled over which was good enough to win him the high with a club flush. The middle position player showed for the nut low and Laak tabled for the same low. Doft took the high and his two opponents chopped the low.
Doft now has about 65,000 while Laak is still representing the short stack with 6,300 in chips.