Event #72: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed



Event #72: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed
Day 1 Completed

Jordan Polk Bags the Chip Lead After Day 1 of the $1,500 Mixed Hold'em/Omaha

LiveReporter • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Jordan Polk
Jordan Polk

Day 1 of Event #72: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed at the 2018 World Series of Poker attracted 707 entries with just 123 moving on to Day 2 on Wednesday, July 11.

When registration closed after the eighth level, the prize pool was totted up with $954,450 on the line. The top 107 places will get paid with anyone who makes the money guaranteed at least $2,240. Awaiting the eventual champion is, of course, a shiny, new WSOP gold bracelet and a top prize worth $197,461.

After ten 60-minute levels, the Day 1 chip lead belonged to Jordan Polk. Polk bagged 148,500 to end Day 1 at the top of the counts. The closest player chasing him down was WSOP bracelet winner, Peter Eichhardt with 127,800. Ryan Leng (116,300), Jon Turner (98,100), and Terrence Schehen (90,700) round out the top stacks.

The day did not go as well for some others with the likes of Eli Elezra, Shaun Deeb, Mustapha Kanit, Mike Sexton, Bryce Yockey, Max Silver, David Prociak, Mike Leah, and Kristen Bicknell all busting long before registration closed.

A bunch of notables decided to register last minute just as registration came to a close. Justin Bonomo, Jack Salter, Ben Yu, Anthony Zinno, Darryll Fish, Chris Ferguson, Justin Liberto, and Rainer Kempe all entered as Level 9 began. Only Liberto (47,500) and Kempe (25,300) tossed chips in a bag,

Other notables moving on to Day 2 include 2018 Event #30 champion, Ryan Bambrick (62,100), Christina McAlpin (54,400),Joe Hachem (41,000), Michael Mizrachi (30,000), Daniel Negreanu (22,800), Eric Baldwin (19,900), and Brian Hastings (17,700)

The remaining players will return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Wednesday afternoon for Day 2 action with cards getting back in the air at 2pm. The blinds will kick off at 500/1,000. Another ten levels are on the agenda with the event expected to play down to a winner on Thursday.

Stay tuned to the blog as PokerNews will be on the floor providing live coverage until the last card comes off the deck and the WSOP's latest champion is crowned.

Tags: Anthony ZinnoBrian HastingsBryce YockeyChris FergusonDaniel NegreanuDarryll FishDavid ProciakEli ElezraEric BaldwinJack SalterJoe HachemJon TurnerJordan PolkJustin BonomoJustin LibertoKristen BicknellMax SilverMichael MizrachiMike LeahMike SextonMustapha KanitPeter EichhardtRainer KempeRyan BambrickRyan LengShaun Deeb

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Jordan Polk us
Jordan Polk
us 148,500 -12,500
Peter Eichhardt se
Peter Eichhardt
se 127,800 41,800
Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
us 116,300 14,300
Kyle Ho ca
Kyle Ho
ca 102,200 102,200
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 98,700 44,700
Harry Pozefsky us
Harry Pozefsky
us 93,700 93,700
Yohei Inasaki jp
Yohei Inasaki
jp 92,400 92,400
Alexander Ziskin us
Alexander Ziskin
us 91,800 91,800
Zachary Hench us
Zachary Hench
us 90,906 90,906
Terrence Schehen us
Terrence Schehen
us 90,700 -7,800
William Migely us
William Migely
us 90,000 90,000
Michael Wang us
Michael Wang
us 89,000 89,000
Akash Malik in
Akash Malik
in 85,200 85,200
Mayank Jaggi in
Mayank Jaggi
in 82,500 82,500
Victor Vacher fr
Victor Vacher
fr 81,600 81,600
Pablo Melogno uy
Pablo Melogno
uy 77,800 77,800
Alexander Kobbeltvedt no
Alexander Kobbeltvedt
no 75,700 75,700
Jonathan Bryan us
Jonathan Bryan
us 75,300 75,300
David Valdez us
David Valdez
us 73,200 73,200
Vincent Moscati us
Vincent Moscati
us 70,500 70,500
Fernando Brito pt
Fernando Brito
pt 70,200 62,700
Andrew Peplinski us
Andrew Peplinski
us 67,800 67,800
Georgii Belianin ru
Georgii Belianin
ru 67,200 67,200
Quinn Bruno us
Quinn Bruno
us 67,000 67,000
Dan Matsuzuki us
Dan Matsuzuki
us 67,000 67,000

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Three More Hands

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

The clock has been paused and each table will play three more hands before the players bag their chips for the night.

Duong Dominated by Nanev

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Jack Duong
Jack Duong

It was unclear how many bets it took for Jack Duong and Rumen Nanev to get it in, but all of the chips went in the middle preflop with Duong at risk.

Jack Duong: {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}
Rumen Nanev: {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {k-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{10-Spades}{7-Spades} and Duong failed to improve, busting late on Day 1.

Rumen Nanev bg
Rumen Nanev
bg 47,000 17,000
Jack Duong us
Jack Duong
us Busted

Tags: Jack DuongRumen Nanev

Final Level of the Day

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

The action has rolled over into Level 10 which is the last level on Day 1. At the end of the level, the surviving players will bag their chips and return to the tables on Day 2 at 2 p.m

Updated Chip Counts

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Jordan Polk us
Jordan Polk
us 164,000
Terrence Schehen us
Terrence Schehen
us 56,000
Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
us 48,000 -6,000
Christina McAlpin us
Christina McAlpin
us 42,000 -31,000
Joe Hachem au
Joe Hachem
au 42,000 5,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 34,500 -10,500
Mark Radoja ca
Mark Radoja
ca 22,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us Busted
Matt O'Donnell us
Matt O'Donnell
us Busted
Zach Gruneberg us
Zach Gruneberg
us Busted
Daniel Ospina co
Daniel Ospina
co Busted
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us Busted
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
it Busted
Allen Kessler us
Allen Kessler
us Busted
Andrew Barber us
Andrew Barber
us Busted
Joe Serock us
Joe Serock
us Busted
Tyler Patterson us
Tyler Patterson
us Busted
Craig Chait us
Craig Chait
us Busted
Loni Harwood us
Loni Harwood
us Busted
David Peters us
David Peters
us Busted

Prize Pool & Payout Structure Released

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 9: 300-600, 100 ante

With registration closed, the official numbers are in. Event #72 drew a total of 707 entries creating a prize pool worth $954,450. The top 107 places will earn a prize.

Anyone who makes the money is guaranteed at least $2,240. Making the final table will lock up $17,945 and awaiting the eventual champion is, of course, a shiny, new WSOP gold bracelet and a top prize worth $197,461.

There are 160 players remaining.

For a full prize pool breakdown check out the 'Payouts' tab.