2014 World Series of Poker

Event #37: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
Day: 1
Event Info

2014 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Level Info
25,000 / 50,000

Event #37: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha

Day 1 Completed

Brandon Paster Leads After First Day of Event #37: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha

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Day 1 Chip Leader Brandon Paster is all smiles
Day 1 Chip Leader Brandon Paster is all smiles

It was a frantic and fast-paced day in Event #37: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha that would see the money bubble burst shortly before play ended for the night. When all was said and done, Brandon Paster was our chip leader ending the day with 135,300 in chips. He was followed closely by bracelet winner Fabrice Soulier who bagged an impressive 129,300. Rounding out the top three is Michael Wang who scooped a huge pot near the end of the night and ended with 113,900 in chips. Lurking nearby is the dangerous Erick Lindgren who would finish with a stack of 100,000.

Other notables to move on to the second day were Bryan Micon (16,600), David Paredes (34,200), Mark Gregorich (9,300), Kevin Saul (24,700), Will Durkee (24,300), Joe Stiers (44,200), Vinny Pahuja (12,900), Layne Flack (37,500), Taylor Paur (85,000), Galen Hall (45,500), and Humberto Brenes (11,900). This would be Brenes's eighth cash of the 2014 WSOP.

A total of 967 players entered the tournament and there were a number of notables that would be eliminated over the course of the day including the likes of Jonathan Little, Chris Moorman, Joe Cada, Barry Greenstein, Dominik Nitsche, Scotty Nguyen, Annette Obrestad, Carlos Mortensen, Keven Stammen, Paul Volpe, David Williams, and Jason Mercier.

The remaining 113 players will return at 1 p.m. local time. PokerNews will be here to bring you all the exciting PLO coverage. Tune in to find out who makes it deep and who hits the rail!

Tags: Annette ObrestadBarry GreensteinBrandon PasterBryan MiconCarlos MortensenDavid ParedesDavid WilliamsDominik NitscheErick LindgrenFabrice SoulierGalen HallHumberto BrenesJason MercierJoe CadaJonathan LittlePaul VolpeScotty Nguyen

End-Of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Player Chips Progress
Brandon Paster us
Brandon Paster
135,300 135,300
WSOP 1X Winner
Fabrice Soulier fr
Fabrice Soulier
129,300 17,300
WSOP 1X Winner
Michael Wang us
Michael Wang
WSOP 2X Winner
Julio Marines us
Julio Marines
108,500 -5,000
Erick Lindgren us
Erick Lindgren
100,000 -5,600
WSOP 2X Winner
Glen Gelmroth de
Glen Gelmroth
97,300 97,300
Derek Miller gb
Derek Miller
88,000 88,000
Norman Silverman us
Norman Silverman
Raj Vohra us
Raj Vohra
85,000 -16,300
WSOP 1X Winner
Taylor Paur us
Taylor Paur
85,000 85,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Thomas Pronold de
Thomas Pronold
Noomis Jones us
Noomis Jones
82,300 -1,500
Jonathan Poche us
Jonathan Poche
77,700 77,700
Alexander Barlow us
Alexander Barlow
Melad Marji us
Melad Marji
Morgan Popham us
Morgan Popham
Callum Moore ca
Callum Moore
69,400 1,400
Devon Shalmi us
Devon Shalmi
Martins Adeniya gb
Martins Adeniya
63,900 -13,100
Matthew Dames us
Matthew Dames
[Removed:191] de
Pj Cha us
Pj Cha
Adam Bilzerian us
Adam Bilzerian
AP Phahurat us
AP Phahurat
Gregory Genge ca
Gregory Genge

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In The Money

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We lost several players on the last hand and as such we have made the money and there will be no hand-for-hand bubble. Humberto Brenes has cashed for an amazing 8th time this WSOP.

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Mike Wang Scoops Huge Pot to Move Into Chip Lead

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Mike Wang
Mike Wang

With a board of {8-Hearts}{4-Spades}{3-Hearts}, Mike Wang bet 13,000 into a pot of 18,000. Jonas Mackoff raised it to 30,000 and after tanking for over a minute, Wang pushed his stacks of chips forward and announced "I'm all in." Mackoff made the call and the cards were turned face up:

Wang: {K-Hearts}{K-Spades}{J-Hearts}{9-Spades} for kings with a flush draw
Mackoff: {6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} for bottom two pair with an open ended straight draw

The turn gave Wang the flush as it was the {A-Hearts} and Mackoff could only knock him out with a river four or three. The river was the {2-Diamonds} and Wang scooped the 125,000 chip pot to move into the chip lead with 15 minutes of play left in the evening. There are 119 players left, only two away from making the money.

Player Chips Progress
Mike Wang us
Mike Wang
125,000 125,000
Jonas Mackoff ca
Jonas Mackoff
45,000 -57,000

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The Dearly Departed

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At some point today the following players were eliminated from action:

Player Chips Progress
David Williams us
David Williams
WSOP 1X Winner
Keven Stammen us
Keven Stammen
WSOP 1X Winner
Jared Hamby us
Jared Hamby
WSOP 1X Winner
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
WSOP 6X Winner
Matt Stout us
Matt Stout
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
WSOP 3X Winner
Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
WSOP 3X Winner
William Reynolds us
William Reynolds
Carlos Mortensen es
Carlos Mortensen
WSOP 2X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Joe Cada us
Joe Cada
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 4X Winner
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
WSOP 1X Winner
Jonathan Little us
Jonathan Little
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
WSOP 3X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
WSOP 4X Winner
Annette Obrestad no
Annette Obrestad
WSOP 1X Winner
Scotty Nguyen us
Scotty Nguyen
WSOP 5X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer

Level: 10

Blinds: 500/1,000