2018 World Series of Poker

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

2018 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
80,000 / 160,000

Event #19: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha

Day 1b Completed

Jeff Gibson Leads Day 1b of $565 Pot-Limit Omaha, Harwood Bags Big

Level 18 : 2,500/5,000, 0 ante
Jeff Gibson
Jeff Gibson

A total of 1,226 entries filled the Brasilia Room at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for Day 1B of Event #19: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha. There was plenty of action and the chips were flying throughout the night. After 18 levels of Day 1b play, it's USA's Jeff Gibson leading the way with 374,000.

Gibson got off to a red hot start building a big stack early and never looked back. USA's Anuj Bahl is right is on heels with 361,000 and Florian Strasser rounds out the top three Day 1B chip stacks with 333,000.

Two-time WSOP bracelet winner USA's Loni Harwood will return to Day 2 with a healthy stack of 218,500.

Harwood is not the only two-time WSOP bracelet winner that will be returning as JC Tran will be joining her on Day 2 with 73,000.

Other players from this flight that will be moving on include WSOP bracelet Australia's James Obst.

The eliminations were fast and furious and plenty of big names hit the rail including Scott Clements, Nipun Java, Michael Mizrachi, Phil Hui, Jay Farber, Tyler Patterson and Amnon Filippi, just to name a few.

There are 49 Day 1b players advancing to Day 2 and they'll join the 52 Day 1a survivors in the Amazon Gold room on Saturday, June 9 at 2 P.M. local time.

The players are now all in the money and the blinds will be 3,000/6,000 when Day 2 play resumes. There will be 10 levels of Day 2 play with breaks every two levels and a one-hour dinner break after level 6.

A full list of Day 2 chip counts and seating assignments will be posted as soon as they're available.

Keep following PokerNews for all of the live updates on Day 2 and throughout the 2018 World Series of Poker.

Loni Harwood
Loni Harwood

Tags: Florian StrasserIlian LiJames ObstJC TranJeff GibsonLoni HarwoodMike DentaleMillard Hale

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

Level 18 : 2,500/5,000, 0 ante
Player Chips Progress
Jeffrey Gibson us
Jeffrey Gibson
374,000 374,000
Day 1B Chip Leader
Anuj Bahl us
Anuj Bahl
357,000 77,000
Florian Strasser at
Florian Strasser
333,000 58,000
Millard Hale us
Millard Hale
270,000 30,000
Michael Reed us
Michael Reed
250,000 72,000
Loni Harwood us
Loni Harwood
219,000 -41,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Cheryl Choon us
Cheryl Choon
214,000 214,000
Ilian Li us
Ilian Li
212,000 212,000
Paul Leckey ie
Paul Leckey
180,000 180,000
Niklavs Zindulis lv
Niklavs Zindulis
175,000 145,000
George Alexander us
George Alexander
171,000 171,000
Joshua Reichard us
Joshua Reichard
171,000 171,000
John Nguyen us
John Nguyen
Jason Gola us
Jason Gola
168,000 168,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Michael Park us
Michael Park
166,000 166,000
Maxime Heroux ca
Maxime Heroux
164,000 164,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
Norman Michalek us
Norman Michalek
163,000 144,500
Mats Rosen se
Mats Rosen
155,500 155,500
Vincent Renzo us
Vincent Renzo
126,000 126,000
Shawn Busse us
Shawn Busse
119,000 119,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jacob Marples us
Jacob Marples
110,000 110,000
Sean Shah us
Sean Shah
110,000 110,000
Bradley Coultas us
Bradley Coultas
108,000 108,000
Mikhail Semin ru
Mikhail Semin
104,000 104,000
John Clark us
John Clark
104,000 104,000

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Last Level of the Night

Level 18 : 2,500/5,000, 0 ante

Just 61 Day 1B Event #19: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha players remain and we have entered the last level of play for the night. At the completion of the level the bagging process will begin and the surviving Day 1B players will return Saturday June 9 at 2 P.M. local time to resume play.

Level: 18

Blinds: 2,500/5,000

Ante: 0

Harwood Takes One From Reichard

Level 17 : 2,000/4,000, 0 ante
Loni Harwood
Loni Harwood

Three players saw a flop of {q-Clubs}{6-Spades}{3-Hearts} and it checked to Josh Reichard on the button. Reichard bet 18,000 into a main pot of about 25,000 and Harwood called. They went heads up to the {9-Diamonds} turn and Harwood led out with a bet of 43,000.

Reichard released his hand into the muck and Harwood added another pot the her massive stack. She is now playing 260,000 and is in contention for the chip lead with less than two levels of play left in the night.

Player Chips Progress
Loni Harwood us
Loni Harwood
260,000 55,000
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: LoniLoni Harwood

Level: 17

Blinds: 2,000/4,000

Ante: 0

Big Stacks, Bahl and Strasser Neck and Neck

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

The Day 1B chip lead has changed hands plenty of times throughout the night and it's currently Anuj Bahl leading the way with 280,000. Just 5,000 chips separate him from Austria's Florian Strasser who sits in second with 275,000.
Millard Hale rounds out the top three Day 1B chip stacks with 240,000 and Loni Harwood is still climbing with 205,000.

Below is an updated look at some of the Day 1B big stacks.

Player Chips Progress
Anuj Bahl us
Anuj Bahl
280,000 280,000
Florian Strasser at
Florian Strasser
275,000 275,000
Millard Hale us
Millard Hale
240,000 240,000
Loni Harwood us
Loni Harwood
205,000 95,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Jeff Gibson us
Jeff Gibson
200,000 55,000
Mike Dentale us
Mike Dentale
190,000 190,000
Michael Reed us
Michael Reed
178,000 178,000
Josh Reichard us
Josh Reichard
155,000 155,000

Level: 16

Blinds: 1,500/3,000

Ante: 0

Last Break of the Night

Level 14 : 1,000/2,000, 0 ante

The Day 1B Event #19: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha are now on a 20 minute color up break. There are under 100 players remaining and when play resumes there will be just three levels of play left in the night.