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Event #30: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha



Event #30: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
Day 1 Completed

Jesse Sylvia Bags Big on Day 1 of Event #30: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha

TKBluffs • Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante
Jesse Sylvia
Jesse Sylvia

Event #30: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha drew a total of 799 entries creating a prizepool of over $1,000,000 and after 10 levels of Day 1 play it's Michael Heritsch leading the way with 141,000.

Heritsch vaulted to the top of the counts after turning a straight against the pocket aces and pocket kings of two opponents and he never looked back after that.

Jesse Sylvia, the 2012 WSOP Main Event runner-up, started to heat up on the mid stages of Day 1. He raked in pot after pot in the last level of the night and will return to Day 2 near the top of the chip counts with 92,800.

Farid Jattin caught fire late in the night putting one of the biggest stacks in the bag with 111,300. Mike Shin held strong near the top of the chip counts throughout the day and finished strong with 121,600. They're eclipsed by Frank Williams (128,100) and Aaron Anderson (123,700), who sit in second and third after Day 1.

Just 130 players will be moving on to Day 2 and players are ten eliminations away from the money as the final 120 players will be guaranteed at least $2,255 for their efforts.

There was certainly no shortage of action on Day 1, where plenty of big names were among the players that fell by the wayside, including Phil Laak, Jennifer Tilly, Barny Boatman, Alex Foxen, Craig Varnell and Connor Drinan just to name a few.

The players will return on Friday, 15 June at 12 p.m. local time to the Amazon room to resume Day 2 play and the blinds will be 600/1,200. The Day 2 players will play 10 levels with 15-min breaks every two levels and a one-hour dinner break after level 6. PokerNews will be on the floor to cover this event wire to wire so make sure to regularly return as the 2018 World Series of Poker rolls on.

Tags: Aaron AndersonFarid JattinFrank WilliamsJames GilbertJesse SilviaMichael HeritschMike Shin

Day 2 Seating and Chip Counts

KaleGozer • Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4001Chris BackCanada11,0009
Amazon4002James GilbertUnited States107,90090
Amazon4003Stephen LadowskyCanada21,40018
Amazon4004Majid YahyaeiUnited States97,80082
Amazon4005James EdministerUnited States13,60011
Amazon4006Ioannis Angelou KonstasGreece44,40037
Amazon4007Vladimir PerovicUnited States10
Amazon4008Joao VieiraPortugal10,4009
Amazon4009Jeffrey PalarinoUnited States86,00072
Amazon4011Colin YorkUnited States107,00089
Amazon4012Benny ChenCanada27,30023
Amazon4013Sonny FrancoUnited States18,50015
Amazon4014Jody FayantCanada91,90077
Amazon4015Anton WiggSweden65,40055
Amazon4016Thomas TaylorCanada44,60037
Amazon4017Jonathan ZarinUnited States20,40017
Amazon4018Farid JattinUnited States111,30093
Amazon4019Darryll FishUnited States18,30015
Amazon4021Martijn GerritsNetherlands19,90017
Amazon4022Michael BartovSweden26,50022
Amazon4023Rick AlvaradoUnited States14,80012
Amazon4024Dan SantoroUnited States91,30076
Amazon4025Jeffrey TomlinsonUnited States48,20040
Amazon4026Samuel RenshawUnited States5,0004
Amazon4027Andrew KlivanUnited States7,7006
Amazon4028Jared InglesUnited States49,60041
Amazon4029Steven EnstineUnited States21,20018
Amazon4031Timothy McDermottUnited States42,70036
Amazon4032Clive WilsonUnited Kingdom50,70042
Amazon4033Jake SchindlerUnited States28,50024
Amazon4034Tomas SoderstromSweden4,0003
Amazon4035Matthew SannerFrance21,00018
Amazon4036Chad HahnUnited States34,20029
Amazon4037Aineias ProtopapasGreece55,70046
Amazon4038Alexander BasistaUnited States86,80072
Amazon4039Jon KyteGermany15,50013
Amazon4041Jussi NevanlinnaFinland30,00025
Amazon4042Scott ClementsUnited States97,80082
Amazon4043Peter LintonUnited Kingdom42,50035
Amazon4044Pim van HolsteynNetherlands118,80099
Amazon4045Wayde ParkerCanada57,50048
Amazon4046Karen SarkisyanRussia46,50039
Amazon4047Victor RamdinUnited States73,50061
Amazon4048Brian BrubakerUnited States56,80047
Amazon4049John BeauprezUnited States52,30044
Amazon4081Rodrigo Garrido PortaleoniBrazil31,60026
Amazon4082Michael ShackelfordUnited States9,2008
Amazon4083Mark ScacewaterUnited States19,30016
Amazon4084Danny WoolardUnited States36,40030
Amazon4085Andrew DonabedianUnited States74,90062
Amazon4086Aaron HendersonUnited States123,700103
Amazon4087Korey GouletteUnited States10,9009
Amazon4088Ismael BojangGermany40,10033
Amazon4089Michael ReedUnited States98,00082
Amazon4091DID NOT REPORT 1United States28,00023
Amazon4092Stephanie ChungUnited States82,40069
Amazon4093Ryan RiessUnited States57,10048
Amazon4094Keith MorrowUnited States62,20052
Amazon4095David GreeneUnited States47,40040
Amazon4096Benjamin EarleyUnited States48,70041
Amazon4097Randy WhiteUnited States27,90023
Amazon4098Justin GardenhireUnited States80,00067
Amazon4099Tom WestUnited States31,30026
Amazon4101Jose ObadiaSpain21,50018
Amazon4102Pim de GoedeNetherlands48,60041
Amazon4103Andrew TengUnited Kingdom6,8006
Amazon4104Ngoc NguyenUnited States32,50027
Amazon4105Charbel BoustaniAustralia15,10013
Amazon4106Christopher O'RourkeUnited States27,40023
Amazon4107Robert SalaburuUnited States24,50020
Amazon4108Aaron WallaceUnited States42,50035
Amazon4111Edward RobinsonUnited States25,80022
Amazon4112DJ MacKinnonUnited States64,30054
Amazon4113Alexis GavinUnited States21,00018
Amazon4114David NixonUnited States50,00042
Amazon4115Benjamin EilersUnited States40,50034
Amazon4116Miro MitrovicAustralia18,20015
Amazon4117Ryan TurnerUnited States73,30061
Amazon4118Lawrence LazarUnited States32,00027
Amazon4119Bonggi SongUnited States3,8003
Amazon4121Jesse SylviaUnited States92,80077
Amazon4122Darren TaylorUnited Kingdom52,80044
Amazon4123Pushpinder SinghCanada52,80044
Amazon4124Sylvain NaetsBelgium58,10048
Amazon4125Craig MorandeUnited States16,20014
Amazon4126Jarred SolomonSouth Africa42,40035
Amazon4127Wei YehUnited States14,90012
Amazon4128Tyler JoynerUnited States44,50037
Amazon4129Vasil MedarovBulgaria44,20037
Amazon4162Enrique MelguizoMexico16,30014
Amazon4163Kyle FleischmannUnited States6,3005
Amazon4164Steve ChanthabouasyUnited States30,30025
Amazon4165Angela JordisonUnited States38,70032
Amazon4166Eoghan O'DeaIreland60,30050
Amazon4167Kenneth HicksUnited States86,20072
Amazon4168Chris FergusonUnited States12,90011
Amazon4169Patrick MahoneyUnited States28,80024
Amazon4171Scott DaviesCanada24,40020
Amazon4173Artem MaksimovRussia37,30031
Amazon4174Phillip RileyCanada100,00083
Amazon4175Trey BrabhamUnited States67,50056
Amazon4176David BarracloughUnited Kingdom33,10028
Amazon4177John NguyenUnited States12,70011
Amazon4178Frank WilliamsUnited States128,100107
Amazon4179Joon ParkCanada33,40028
Amazon4181Michael WernickUnited Kingdom35,10029
Amazon4182Sampo RyynanenFinland32,50027
Amazon4183Sean ShahUnited States25,60021
Amazon4184Jared HambyUnited States34,20029
Amazon4185Thida LinUnited States71,80060
Amazon4186Ryan BambrickUnited States99,80083
Amazon4187Christopher MeyersUnited States18,80016
Amazon4188John BooneUnited States29,00024
Amazon4189Szymon WysockiPoland84,60071
Amazon4191Alex BolotinUnited States2,2002
Amazon4192Andrew KochUnited States23,98820
Amazon4193Georgii ChumakovRussia33,90028
Amazon4194Mark WahbaUnited States48,50040
Amazon4195Scott EskenaziUnited States21,10018
Amazon4196Jiaqi XuUnited States29,40025
Amazon4197Dennis BenavidesUnited StatesUnited States57,40048
Amazon4199Joseph FloydUnited States84,60071
Amazon4201James BurnsUnited States51,70043
Amazon4202Dutch BoydUnited States61,70051
Amazon4203Vanja OvukaSerbia93,80078
Amazon4204Roman ValersteinUnited States78,80066
Amazon4205Tom McCormickUnited States18,10015
Amazon4206Mike ShinUnited States121,600101
Amazon4208Jeanmarc ThomasFrance37,50031
Amazon4209Michael HeritschUnited States141,000118

The Day Has Come to an End

gaellej • Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante

The Day 1 of the tournament has now completed the ten levels of play and 130 remaining players have bagged their chips. A full recap is going to follow.

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

KaleGozer • Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante
Michael Heritsch us
Michael Heritsch
us 141,000 141,000
Frank Williams us
Frank Williams
us 128,100 128,100
Aaron Henderson us
Aaron Henderson
us 123,700 123,700
Mike Shin us
Mike Shin
us 121,600 121,600
Pim van Holsteyn nl
Pim van Holsteyn
nl 118,800 118,800
Farid Jattin co
Farid Jattin
co 111,300 36,300
James Gilbert us
James Gilbert
us 107,900 -2,100
Colin York us
Colin York
us 107,000 92,000
Phillip Riley ca
Phillip Riley
ca 100,000 100,000
Ryan Bambrick us
Ryan Bambrick
us 99,800 99,800
Michael Reed us
Michael Reed
us 98,000 30,500
Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
us 97,800 30,800
Majid Yahyaei us
Majid Yahyaei
us 97,800 97,800
Vanja Ovuka cs
Vanja Ovuka
cs 93,800 93,800
Jesse Sylvia us
Jesse Sylvia
us 92,800 46,800
Jody Fayant ca
Jody Fayant
ca 91,900 91,900
Dan Santoro us
Dan Santoro
us 91,300 1,300
Alexander Basista US
Alexander Basista
US 86,800 86,800
Kenneth Hicks us
Kenneth Hicks
us 86,200 86,200
Jeffrey Palarino us
Jeffrey Palarino
us 86,000 86,000
Joseph Floyd us
Joseph Floyd
us 84,600 84,600
Szymon Wysocki pl
Szymon Wysocki
pl 84,600 84,600
Stephanie Chung us
Stephanie Chung
us 82,400 42,400
Justin Gardenhire us
Justin Gardenhire
us 80,000 80,000
Roman Valerstein us
Roman Valerstein
us 78,800 78,800

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Sylvia Wins Some Chips

gaellej • Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante

Jesse Sylvia opened to 2,200 and faced a raise worth 3,900. Sylvia quickly called and the dealer revealed the {9-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{3-Spades} board. Both players checked and the turn fell {q-Clubs}. Sylvia bet 3,300 and after a few minutes, his opponent ended up folding his hand.

Sylvia has now a stack around 46,000 as we approach the end of the day.

Jesse Sylvia us
Jesse Sylvia
us 46,000 -29,000

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Morrow Busts Lee

gaellej • Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante

The board was already showing {4-Clubs}{j-Spades}{10-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and Mack Lee was all-in for his last 12,000.

Lee was holding {10-Spades}{q-Clubs}{j-Spades}{q-Spades} and facing the {5-Clubs}{4-Spades}{j-Clubs}{8-Hearts} from Keith Morrow. With a full house, the latter had the winning hand and eliminated Lee from the tournament.

Morrow has a comfortable stack of 78,000.

Keith Morrow us
Keith Morrow
us 78,000 78,000
Mack Lee us
Mack Lee
us Busted

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Gilbert Nearing the Top

TKBluffs • Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante

The action folded to James Gilbert in the cutoff and he raised to 2,200. The big blind called and they went heads up to the {10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop. The big blind check called a bet of 2,200 from Gilbert and the turn was the {3-Diamonds}.

Both players checked and the {j-Diamonds} completed the board. They both checked again and Gilbert announced "two pair" turning over {7-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} for bottom two. His opponent double check his hole cards before mucking and Gilbert took the pot. He has now climbed over the century chip mark and is nearing the top of the Day 1 chip counts.

James Gilbert us
James Gilbert
us 110,000 90,000

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Potter Keeps Building

gaellej • Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante

Max Potter opened 1,800 from the hijack and it was called by the player in the big blind. They both checked on the {5-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. flop.

A {k-Diamonds} fell on the turn, Potter's opponent check-called his bet for 2,600. On the {q-Diamonds} river, after his opponent checked once more, Potter announced pot for 7,200. His opponent thought about it for a few minutes and ended up folding at the end of the clock.

Potter said he was holding a royal flush.

Max Potter FR
Max Potter
FR 42,000 27,000

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