2018 World Series of Poker

Event #19: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha
Day: 1a
Event Info

2018 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
kj95
Prize
$181,790
Event Info
Buy-in
$565
Prize Pool
$1,209,500
Entries
2,419
Level Info
Level
33
Blinds
80,000 / 160,000
Ante
0

Event #19: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha

Day 1a Completed

Christopher Trang Bags Solid Lead on Flight 1a of $565 PLO

Level 16 : 1,500/3,000, 0 ante
Christopher Trang
Christopher Trang

An impressive field of 1,193 entrants came into the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for Day 1a of Event #19: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha. Just 52 players survived the 18-level day to bag and advance onto Day 2.

Christopher Trang went on a tear on the final levels of the night to build from the 5,000 starting stack to end with a commanding chip lead boasting 402,000. The next closest was Peter Linton bagging 309,000.

Other notables who will also be advancing onto Day 2 include Ludovic Geilich (195,000), Nick Jivkov (122,000), Craig Varnell (90,000), and Vivian Saliba (73,000).

Ryan Laplante, who won this event in 2016, is aiming for a repeat and bagged a healthy stack of 180,000. One of the key hands for Laplante resulted in him eliminating Ionescu who at one time held the chip lead himself.

Laplante called a raise from Christopher Trang in middle position and John Gordon called on the button. Mircea Ionescu then announced a pot-sized raise out of the big blind, getting folds from Trang and Gordon. Laplante thought for a few moments before calling the 36,000. The two saw a jack-eight-six flop and Laplante bet the remaining 30,000 or so of Ionescu's stack. "I can't believe this. OK, I call," Ionescu said, putting the rest of his chips in the middle.

Laplante tabled jack-nine-eight-seven for two pair and a straight draw to Ionescu's jack-ten-nine-deuce for an inferior one pair but an open-ended straight draw. The turn brought a seven, making Ionescu's straight, but the river fell was an eight, filling up Laplante and Ionescu made his way to the payout cage.

A perk for players on either flight of Day 1 is the ability to make the money even if their journey comes to an end before the end of play. Of the 1,193 contestants, 179 would make the money, securing a min-cash of at least $833. Chris Ferguson, Barry Greenstein, Dan Heimiller, and Jeff Gross are a few of those to do so.

Registration for the second and final flight for this event has closed, drawing 1,225 more entries for a grand total of 2,418. Both flights will combine for Day 2 on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the live updates from the rest of the $565 PLO and the whole of the 2018 World Series of Poker.

Tags: Barry GreensteinChris FergusonChristopher TrangDan HeimillerJeff GrossLudovic GeilichNick JivkovPeter LintonRyan LaplanteVivian Saliba

End of Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

Level 16 : 1,500/3,000, 0 ante
Player Chips Progress
Christopher Trang us
Christopher Trang
402,000
37,000
37,000
Day 1A Chip Leader
Peter Linton gb
Peter Linton
309,000
57,000
57,000
Seth Zimmerman us
Seth Zimmerman
272,000
47,000
47,000
John Racener us
John Racener
212,000
212,000
212,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Rick Fuller us
Rick Fuller
196,000
Ludovic Geilich gb
Ludovic Geilich
195,000
-20,000
-20,000
Ryan Laplante us
Ryan Laplante
180,000
20,000
20,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Pearce Arnold us
Pearce Arnold
166,000
Gregory Wood us
Gregory Wood
165,000
Jonas Wexler us
Jonas Wexler
148,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Adam Lippert us
Adam Lippert
143,000
-42,000
-42,000
Reed Orem us
Reed Orem
132,000
132,000
132,000
Andreas Krause de
Andreas Krause
132,000
Ngoc Nguyen us
Ngoc Nguyen
129,000
Henry Hull us
Henry Hull
123,000
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
123,000
123,000
123,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Nick Jivkov bg
Nick Jivkov
122,000
-30,000
-30,000
WSOP 1X Winner
John Roveto us
John Roveto
114,000
Rumen Nanev bg
Rumen Nanev
114,000
Ryan Haas us
Ryan Haas
108,000
108,000
108,000
Eric Fields us
Eric Fields
107,000
Stephane Tayar fr
Stephane Tayar
104,000
Joseph Sanders us
Joseph Sanders
102,000
Sergio Benso it
Sergio Benso
101,000
Omar Mehmood us
Omar Mehmood
101,000

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Bag Time

Level 16 : 1,500/3,000, 0 ante

Just 52 players of the 1,193 that entered the day survived to bag for Day 2. Flight 1b registration is still open for those still looking to enter.

Noteworthy Stacks With Day Winding Down

Level 16 : 1,500/3,000, 0 ante

Below are some updated counts of some of the largest stacks as day one draws to a close.

Player Chips Progress
Christopher Trang us
Christopher Trang
365,000
115,000
115,000
Day 1A Chip Leader
Peter Linton gb
Peter Linton
252,000
Seth Zimmerman us
Seth Zimmerman
225,000
10,000
10,000
Ludovic Geilich gb
Ludovic Geilich
215,000
82,000
82,000
Ryan Laplante us
Ryan Laplante
160,000
-80,000
-80,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Craig Varnell us
Craig Varnell
110,000
25,000
25,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Dutch Boyd us
Dutch Boyd
100,000
48,000
48,000
WSOP 3X Winner

Last Level of the Night

Level 16 : 1,500/3,000, 0 ante

Level 18 has just begun, marking the final half-hour level before those remaining will secure a bag for Day 2. Just 59 remain and are guaranteed a cash of at least $1,590.

Laplante Rivers Ionescu to Move Above 200,000

Level 16 : 1,500/3,000, 0 ante

Christopher Trang opened from the hijack to 6,000. John Gordon called on the button with Ryan Laplante flatting the small blind as well. Mircea Ionescu then bet the pot out of the big blind, getting folds from Trang and Gordon. Laplante pondered for a few seconds before calling the 36,000.

The two saw a flop of {J-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and Laplante bet the remaining 30,000 or so of Ionescu's stack.

"I can't believe this. OK, I call," Ionescu said, putting the rest of his chips in the middle.

Laplante tabled {J-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{9-Spades}{7-Diamonds} for two pair and a straight draw to Ionescu's {J-Spades}{10-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} for an inferior one pair but an open-ended straight draw. The turn brought a {7-Diamonds} making Ionescu's straight, but the river fell an {8-Diamonds}, filling up Laplante as he eliminated Ionescu, who not long ago held over 200,000

Player Chips Progress
Ryan Laplante us
Ryan Laplante
240,000
60,000
60,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Mircea Ionescu ro
Mircea Ionescu
Busted

Tags: Mircea IonescuRyan Laplante