Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Day 1 of Event #54: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low is in the books, and leading the remaining 152 players is Brett Shaffer. Shaffer bagged 97,900 chips, and is two weeks removed from winning his second career bracelet and $418,435 in Event #31. The Kansas native has over $1.3 million in career live tournament earnings and will be eying a return visit to the final table on Day 2.
Florian Langmann also bagged over 90,000 chips, finishing Day 1 with 94,000. He won a massive pot during the final level of the evening, getting it all in with an opponent holding two pair and the nut low draw on the flop. His opponent had an identical low draw to go along with a flush draw, but neither the turn nor the river completed the player's flush, and he was eliminated.
Fellow German and two-time 2014 WSOP bracelet winner George Danzer also survived the day, bagging 75,400, and joining those three on Day 2 will be Robert Mizrachi, David Bach, Paul Volpe, Scott Abrams, and Melissa Burr.
Not everyone was fortunate enough to survive the day, and there were a host of notable eliminations, including Sergey Rybachenko, Barry Greenstein, Chris Bell, James Obst, Frank Kassela, Todd Brunson, and Calen "Wheel" McNeil.
Event #54 attracted a total of 474 players - 40 more than 2013 - and the top 54 players will earn a minimum of $5,007 from the $1,294,020 prize pool. Each member of the final table is guaranteed $23,641, and the winner will walk away with $297,650.
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There will be three more hands before play concludes on Day 1.
After a series of bets and raises on a flop of , an opponent was all in and at risk for around 30,000 against Florian Langmann.
Both players had identical low draws, Langmann had two pair, and his opponent had a flush draw. The turn was black, but the changed nothing. The completed the board, giving Langmann a full house and the entire pot.
He now has what looks like 80,000 chips, while his opponent was cussing and kicking as he exited the Amazon Room.
George Danzer raised to 1,500 in early position, Morten Eriksen called on the button, and the flop fell . Danzer checked, Eriksen bet 2,700, and Danzer raised the pot. Eriksen moved all in for 11,150, and Danzer called.
The turn and river came , respectively, and Eriksen doubled through.
Lenny Talerico checked to Anthony Zinno on a flop of , and the recent WPT winner fired out 1,500. Talerico called.
The turn was the , Talerico checked again, and Zinno bet 8,000. Talerico check-raised the pot, Zinno moved all in, and Talerico called.
The suicide king () completed the board, and Talerico made a straight.
"That's me!" he said. "Ship it!"
Talerico, who made a deep run in the eight-game, is now up to 64,500 chips.
Dylan Linde checked to a player on his left on a flop of , and he fired out a bet. Eddy Blumenthal moved all in, Linde called all in, and the player called as well.
Linde held a wrap and a flush draw - a royal flush draw at that - but the turn and river bricked out , respectively.
"I get the low???" Blumenthal shouted.
Indeed he won the low for both the main with an eight five, and the third players' aces were good enough for the high.