2018 World Series of Poker

Event #49: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship
Day: 1
Event Info

2018 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
200,000 / 400,000

Event #49: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship

Day 1 Completed

Hughes Bags Lead as PLO Championship Grows Once Again

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 0 ante
Ryan Hughes
Ryan Hughes

The growth of the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship at the World Series of Poker continued as a new record was established on Day 1 with a turnout of 439 runners. That's 11 better than last year's total with registration still open until the first cards come off the deck on Day 2.

As for the action of the day, Ryan Hughes was the big mover as he bagged the unofficial chip lead with 475,400, an outstanding number that puts him well clear of Veselin Karakitukov in second place (350,800) and Ben Lamb in third (314,100).

Hughes got involved in a huge clash with James Obst late in the night with both players toting big stacks. According to Hughes, Obst completed the blind and Hughes min-raised, with the two seeing a jack-high flop. Obst check-called a small bet then checked the ace on the turn that brought a flush draw. Obst check-raised to about 60,000 and called off the rest of his chips with top two and a gutshot but Hughes had a set and the nut flush draw and sent the Aussie packing.

Another notable player to have a big Day 1 was Joey Ingram. The poker YouTube sensation is best known for his content creation, wherein he constantly praises "the great game of pot-limit Omaha," and he showed he can play it a little too as he bagged 258,500.

Others making it through with big stacks included Michael Kamran (290,000), Michael Mizrachi (275,100), Stephen Chidwick (245,300) and six-time bracelet winner Layne Flack (206,400).

Just under half of the field made it as 175 bagged.

Some of the less fortunate included Kahle Burns, Daniel Negreanu, Kory Kilpatrick, Maxx Coleman and Kyle Bowker.

Play resumes at 2 p.m. on Sunday, so come back to PokerNews then to continue following the PLO championship and see who rounds out the field.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4241Michael McguireUnited States20,00010
Amazon4242Andjelko AndrejevicUnited States222,800111
Amazon4243Veerachai VongxaiburanaUnited States88,80044
Amazon4244Ardit KurshumiUnited States215,800108
Amazon4245Jeff HakimLebanon140,00070
Amazon4246Sylvain LoosliFrance105,60053
Amazon4247Tobias ZieglerGermany27,40014
Amazon4248Rep PorterUnited States133,50067
Amazon4251Dario SammartinoItaly146,00073
Amazon4252Veselin KarakitukovBulgaria350,800175
Amazon4253Zachary HenchUnited States21,80011
Amazon4254Matt StoutUnited States56,40028
Amazon4255Roman ValersteinUnited States183,30092
Amazon4256Tim SeidenstickerUnited States92,90046
Amazon4257Jonathan ZarinUnited States107,40054
Amazon4258David ParedesUnited States70,00035
Amazon4261Jyri MerivirtaFinland37,80019
Amazon4263Paras LakdawalaUnited States60,10030
Amazon4264Joseph CoudenUnited States73,10037
Amazon4265Calvin AndersonUnited States93,40047
Amazon4266Yan Shing TsangHong Kong207,900104
Amazon4267Matthew SchreiberUnited States163,80082
Amazon4268Arie Ori MillerIsrael95,40048
Amazon4271Loren KleinUnited States82,00041
Amazon4272Breixo GonzalezSpain61,60031
Amazon4273Scott BohlmanUnited States39,90020
Amazon4274William TonkingUnited States215,500108
Amazon4275David WangAustralia149,50075
Amazon4276John MonnetteUnited States57,50029
Amazon4277Ryan LenaghanUnited States45,10023
Amazon4278Eric HicksUnited States297,000149
Amazon4281Toby JoyceIreland44,20022
Amazon4282Phillip MighallUnited Kingdom247,000124
Amazon4283Anderson MedeirosBrazil35,70018
Amazon4284James CrowshawCanada96,90048
Amazon4285Max LehmanskiGermany46,90023
Amazon4286Majid YahyaeiUnited States410,000205
Amazon4287Sajan ThomasUnited States85,30043
Amazon4288Shawn BuchananCanada136,50068
Amazon4291Kan YingChina55,80028
Amazon4292Joshua LadinesUnited States151,60076
Amazon4293Joseph LibertaUnited States71,90036
Amazon4294Joey IngramUnited States258,500129
Amazon4295Richard GrykoUnited Kingdom179,30090
Amazon4296Jesper HougaardDenmark168,00084
Amazon4297Cary KatzUnited States73,30037
Amazon4298Josh AriehUnited States211,500106
Amazon4301Nikolai SearsUnited States32,20016
Amazon4302Jonathan PocheUnited States119,30060
Amazon4303Aleksandr GofmanRussia210,300105
Amazon4304Gordon VayoUnited States132,40066
Amazon4305DID NOT REPORT 1United States31,00016
Amazon4306Mike LeahCanada194,00097
Amazon4307Viatcheslav OrtynskiyAustria54,20027
Amazon4308Blake WhittingtonUnited States101,40051
Amazon4311Marciano Cruz De SaUnited States113,70057
Amazon4312Yuriy BoykoIreland27,90014
Amazon4313Ben LambUnited States314,100157
Amazon4314Martin KozlovAustralia127,00064
Amazon4315Joseph WagganerUnited States195,50098
Amazon4316Michael RheeUnited States94,40047
Amazon4317Daniel DiPasqualeUnited States68,90034
Amazon4318Eoghan O'DeaIreland50,30025
Amazon4322Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom245,300123
Amazon4323Tony GLithuania100,07050
Amazon4324Jonathan KamhaziVenezuela285,000143
Amazon4325Mark DavidoffUnited States258,600129
Amazon4326Luis VeladorUnited States116,70058
Amazon4327Michael KamranUnited States290,000145
Amazon4328Timothy McDermottUnited States29,80015
Amazon4331Hokyiu LeeHong Kong292,600146
Amazon4332Eric WassersonUnited States200,000100
Amazon4333Tom McCormickUnited States96,20048
Amazon4334James CavanaughUnited States77,70039
Amazon4335George WolffUnited States69,80035
Amazon4336Matthew HonigUnited States38,00019
Amazon4337Yevgeniy TimoshenkoUnited States45,60023
Amazon4338Ofir MorUnited States82,20041
Amazon4341Ryan MillerUnited States92,20046
Amazon4343Felix BleikerSwitzerland70,00035
Amazon4344Brant HaleUnited States76,40038
Amazon4345Tommy LeUnited States132,00066
Amazon4346Adam JohnsonUnited States54,90027
Amazon4347Jason BeckmanUnited States110,77055
Amazon4351Dustin GoldklangUnited States37,00019
Amazon4352Henri KoivistoFinland136,80068
Amazon4354Pim van HolsteynNetherlands175,30088
Amazon4355Anton MorgensternGermany71,50036
Amazon4356Joseph MichaelUnited States51,80026
Amazon4357Christopher MeyersUnited States73,40037
Amazon4358Igor YaroshevskyyUkraine235,200118
Amazon4361Charles SinnUnited States259,500130
Amazon4362Ramin HajiyevAzerbaijan191,00096
Amazon4363Stephen HohmanUnited States128,00064
Amazon4364Dimitar PopovUnited States105,70053
Amazon4365Daniel HarmetzUnited States152,50076
Amazon4367David ButkusUnited States218,600109
Amazon4368Camilo ManriqueVenezuela139,90070
Amazon4371Michail KarapanosGreece201,600101
Amazon4372Jaspal BrarCanada161,00081
Amazon4373Daniel AharoniUnited States75,60038
Amazon4374Aaron DuczakCanada90,90045
Amazon4375Alex RochaUnited States109,70055
Amazon4376Matt LivingstonUnited States100,40050
Amazon4378Sean WinterUnited States235,400118
Amazon4381Andrew IgeUnited States199,800100
Amazon4382Robert PaddockUnited States86,80043
Amazon4383Steven GaglianoUnited States232,400116
Amazon4384Todd BrunsonUnited States29,30015
Amazon4385Florian StrasserAustria166,30083
Amazon4386Ankush MandaviaUnited States91,00046
Amazon4387Jeffrey LandherrUnited States112,50056
Amazon4388Nicholas SalimbeneUnited States59,50030
Amazon4391Michael BanducciUnited States131,60066
Amazon4392Bogdan CapitanRomania102,40051
Amazon4394Jared BleznickUnited States52,00026
Amazon4395Peter HernandezUnited States76,20038
Amazon4396Howard MillianUnited States47,70024
Amazon4397Jussi NevanlinnaFinland188,50094
Amazon4398Hanna KhalafUnited States121,60061
Amazon4401Jean MoussaUnited States--
Amazon4402Kyle KloecknerUnited States35,30018
Amazon4403Anthony ZinnoUnited States124,70062
Amazon4405Daniel RetallickUnited States105,60053
Amazon4407Jerry WongUnited States66,30033
Amazon4411Alexey MakarovRussia41,70021
Amazon4412John RiordanUnited States29,30015
Amazon4413Nicholas ArandaUnited States258,100129
Amazon4414William KakonUnited States118,20059
Amazon4415Carol FuchsUnited States175,40088
Amazon4416Joao SimaoBrazil197,20099
Amazon4418Noah BronsteinUnited States44,60022
Amazon4421Matthew GiannettiUnited States128,20064
Amazon4422Ryan HughesUnited States475,400238
Amazon4423Chase SteelyUnited States111,90056
Amazon4424Brandon Shack-HarrisUnited States152,00076
Amazon4426Connor DrinanUnited States108,00054
Amazon4427Daniel LaidlawAustralia28,10014
Amazon4428Tony CousineauUnited States40,00020
Amazon4431Norbert SzecsiHungary69,00035
Amazon4432Brian GreenUnited States34,00017
Amazon4433Eric RablSwitzerland245,400123
Amazon4434Eric GomezChili19,60010
Amazon4435Michael MizrachiUnited States275,000138
Amazon4436Kristopher TateUnited States42,70021
Amazon4437LaDarren BanksUnited States93,00047
Amazon4438Michael WeisbrodUnited States164,20082
Amazon4441Andrew StottUnited States28,70014
Amazon4442Tom CannuliUnited States42,00021
Amazon4444Mack LeeUnited States276,800138
Amazon4445Mostafa HaidaryAustralia83,30042
Amazon4446Charalampos LappasGreece46,00023
Amazon4447Xuedong LiChina223,700112
Amazon4448Tim MarstersAustralia119,50060
Amazon4452Lautaro GuerraSpain296,600148
Amazon4453Noah SchwartzUnited States113,00057
Amazon4454Joni JouhkimainenFinland27,50014
Amazon4455Anthony DefazioUnited States46,00023
Amazon4456Danny WongUnited States222,000111
Amazon4457Richard LyndakerUnited States143,10072
Amazon4458Andre NyffelerUnited States60,10030
Amazon4463Ryan HartmannUnited States43,20022
Amazon4464Timothy BatowUnited States45,50023
Amazon4465Alex LindopUnited Kingdom43,80022
Amazon4466Layne FlackUnited States206,100103
Amazon4467Thomas ZanotUnited States128,90064
Amazon4468Robert MizrachiUnited States196,20098
Amazon4471Gionni DemersUnited States111,40056
Amazon4472Jordan SpurlinUnited States66,80033
Amazon4473Harry Thomas Jr,United States135,50068
Amazon4475Lee WatkinsonUnited States88,80044
Amazon4476Orlando RomeroUnited States273,500137
Amazon4477Ryan GoindooTrinidad 110,00055
Amazon4478Ian O'HaraUnited States87,20044

Tags: Ryan Hughes

End of Day 1 Counts (full)

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 0 ante
Player Chips Progress
Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
475,400 205,400
WSOP 3X Winner
Majid Yahyaei us
Majid Yahyaei
410,000 410,000
Veselin Karakitukov bg
Veselin Karakitukov
350,800 -14,200
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
314,100 39,100
WSOP 2X Winner
Eric Hicks us
Eric Hicks
297,000 297,000
Lautaro Guerra es
Lautaro Guerra
296,600 296,600
Hokyiu Lee hk
Hokyiu Lee
292,600 292,600
WSOP 1X Winner
Michael Kamran us
Michael Kamran
290,000 175,000
Jonathan Kamhazi ve
Jonathan Kamhazi
285,000 15,000
Mack Lee us
Mack Lee
276,800 276,800
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
275,000 37,000
WSOP 5X Winner
Orlando Romero us
Orlando Romero
273,500 61,500
Charles Sinn us
Charles Sinn
259,500 259,500
Mark Davidoff us
Mark Davidoff
258,600 258,600
Joey Ingram us
Joey Ingram
258,500 38,500
Nicholas Aranda us
Nicholas Aranda
258,100 258,100
Phillip Mighall gb
Phillip Mighall
247,000 247,000
Eric Rabl hu
Eric Rabl
245,400 245,400
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
245,300 117,300
WSOP 1X Winner
Sean Winter us
Sean Winter
235,400 111,400
Igor Yaroshevskyy ua
Igor Yaroshevskyy
235,200 63,200
[Removed:146] fr
234,600 234,600
Steve Gagliano us
Steve Gagliano
232,400 232,400
Xuedong Li ca
Xuedong Li
223,700 223,700
Andjelko Andrejevic rs
Andjelko Andrejevic
222,800 222,800

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Van Holsteyn Sees a Flop He Likes

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 0 ante

David Paredes raised to an unknown amount in the cutoff and called a pot-sized reraise by Pim van Holsteyn on the button, for 14,400. The {10-Hearts}{9-Spades}{5-Clubs} flop was one Paredes must have been happy to see because he potted into van Holsteyn, earning a fold in fairly short order.

Player Chips Progress
Pim van Holsteyn nl
Pim van Holsteyn
180,000 10,000
David Paredes us
David Paredes
76,000 30,000

Tags: David ParedesPim van Holsteyn

The G Takes Off

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 0 ante

Antanas Guoga flagged down the floor staff and informed them he'd be leaving early. He dapped up Ben Lamb as they discussed what was presumably a recent cash game they played and then headed out after giving the supervisor instructions on bagging his chips.

Player Chips Progress
Antanas Guoga lt
Antanas Guoga
101,000 1,000

Tags: Antanas Guoga

Klein the Helpful

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 0 ante

Four players were in a hand with {4-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{a-Clubs} on the board. One was all in for a very small main pot and there was a decent-sized side pot on the felt. Action checked to a middle player who fired 10,000. Loren Klein made it 32,000 in the big blind. The squeezed player mucked, as did the bettor, and Klein raised his arms in victory.

"You're welcome," he said, pointing across the table. "You owe me one."

Klein turned over {10-Spades}{6-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{7-Spades} for an open-ender and missed as the {k-Diamonds} hit, leaving him with ten-high that stood no chance at showdown.

Player Chips Progress
Loren Klein us
Loren Klein
98,000 28,000
WSOP 4X Winner

Tags: Loren Klein

"A Date With an Eight"

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 0 ante

Antanas Guoga put in a raise to 18,400 preflop from the button and an opponent in the cutoff called and checked an {8-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} flop. Guoga instantly tossed in 30,000 to put him all in and the player thought about a minute and folded.

"A date with an eight," Guoga said with a laugh. "Ace-eight-ten-nine. Beautiful hand, best hand I've had all day."

Player Chips Progress
Antanas Guoga lt
Antanas Guoga

Tags: Antanas Guoga