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Event #60: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

Nathan Gamble Leads with 125 Remaining in Event #60: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

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Nathan Gamble

Fresh off a deep run just last week in Event #53 and another deep run just a few weeks before that in Event #35, Nathan Gamble is back at it again, bagging up the chip lead in Event #60: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship.

Gamble's one WSOP bracelet came last year in a $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo event so he's making it clear that this is one of his best games. Gamble bagged up 312,800 chips at the end of the day which was good enough for the chip lead. He'll look to continue his streak in Omaha Hi-Lo events this series with another cash here in Event #60.

Others who bagged up on Day 1 include the likes of Scott Bohlman (184,200), Ryan Laplante (165,700), Ari Engel (153,400), Eric Kurtzman (123,000), Carol Fuchs (112,100), Randy Ohel (97,3000, Daniel Negreanu (92,900), Jesse Martin (50,100), and Phil Hellmuth (25,400) to just to name a few.

Of the 218 runners who showed up today, 125 survived. Ohel was one who almost didn't make it through the day. He got his chips in on one of the last hands of the night with a pair, straight draw, and low draw and ended up making a straight and the nut low against his opponent to double up right as play was about to end.

Defending champion Bryce Yockey made it through the day as well, bagging up 93,700 chips. He'll be back on Saturday to continue to defend his title.

There were some who didn't make it through the day, however. Amongst those that didn't survive were Kyle Miaso, Adam Owen, Phil Hui, Darryll Fish, Matt Glantz, Daniel Ospina, Dylan Linde, John Hennigan, David Benyamine, and Kate Hoang to name a few.

Two others notables who didn't survive were Shaun Deeb and Mike Leah. Deeb described the details of his bustout hand to us early in the afternoon. According to Deeb, he and Leah both flopped straight against Talal Shakerchi's set. All three got the chips in and Shakerchi ended up making a full house on the river to scoop the massive pot. That sent Deeb to the rail while Leah was left short and never quite recovered.

Play will pick back up on Saturday, June 30, at 2pm with blinds kicking back off at 1,000/2,000 in level 11. Players will play another ten one-hour levels over the course of the day.

Registration remains open until the start of Day 2 so it's likely that some players will still enter the tournament. Becuase of that, a prize pool will not be announced until Day 2, but when it is, it will be posted right away.

PokerNews will be back to cover all the action on Saturday so be sure to come back so you don't miss a thing.

Tags: Adam OwenAri EngelBryce YockeyCarol FuchsDanielDaniel NegreanuDaniel OspinaDarryll FishDavidDavid BenyamineDylan LindeEric KurtzmanJesse MartinKate HoangKyle MiasoMatt GlantzMike LeahNathan GamblePhil HellmuthPhil HuiRandy OhelRyan LaplanteScott BohlmanShaun Deeb