Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Day 1 of the Event #18: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship has come to a conclusion at the 2019 World Series of Poker with Yarron Bendor leading the approximate 90 survivors into Day 2.
The second Omaha Hi-Lo event of the series saw the first Championship event of the series take center stage inside the Amazon Room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. A field of 173 players entered the tournament throughout the day, and that number is set to increase with registration open until the start of play on Day 2.
Even with the final number set to increase, the 173-player field is the biggest since 2014 when Brock Parker defeated a 178-player field, while the record in this variation of the Championship is 212 players back in 2010 when Sammy Farha collected the WSOP bracelet.
The Omaha Hi-Lo Championship is grouped in one of the tougher events of the series, and as a result, a plethora of tournament veterans, cash game regulars and out-of-town grinders take a seat. The likes of WSOP bracelet winners David "ODB" Baker, Gary Benson, Todd Brunson, Andrew Brown, Scott Bohlman, Steven Loube, Randy Ohel, Julien Martini, Jarred Graham, Scott Clements, Ryan Hughes, Brian Rast, Mike Gorodinsky, Steven Wolanksy, Jesse Martin, Josh Arieh, Layne Flack, and Daniel Negreanu all found themselves on the rail throughout the day.
However, the man on top is Yarron Bendor who finished the day with 375,500 in chips. Bendor finished in third-place in this event in 2017 behind Abe Mosseri and Negreanu. Although Bender was one of the chip leaders for the majority of the day, he shot past David Benyamine in the final few hands to be the only player in reaching distance of 400,000 in chips. Benyamine sits in second with 291,500, while Richard Ashby (290,500), Shaun Deeb (263,500), David "Bakes" Baker (221,000), Alex Foxen (218,000), and Tom Koral (216,500) are also among the leaders.
The first Omaha Hi-Lo event of the series concluded a few days ago with Derek McMaster collecting his first WSOP bracelet and the $228,228 first-place prize. McMaster entered today's tournament and continued his good fortune following his event in Event #4 to finish with 240,000 in chips; good for fifth place among the notable player finishers.
Also surviving into Day 2 include WSOP bracelet winners Sam Higgs, Mike Wattel, John Racener, Perry Friedman, Mike Matusow, Owais Ahmed, Nick Schulman, John Monnette, James Obst, Ben Lamb, Dan Zack, Chris Vitch, Ray Dehkharghani, Chris Ferguson, Brandon Shack-Harris, and defending champion Paul Volpe.
Day 2 begins at 2 p.m. (PDT) on Friday, June 7, with the remaining players scheduled to play seven 90-minute levels with registration remaining open until the start of play. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on the floor to provide continuous live updates of all the Event #18 action, so stay tuned to PokerNews.com for all the live coverage of this event, and the entire 2019 World Series of Poker.
|Amazon||416||3||Bryce Yockey||United States||67,500|
|Amazon||416||4||Robert Mizrachi||United States||120,000|
|Amazon||416||5||David "Bakes" Baker||United States||221,000|
|Amazon||416||6||Bart Hanson||United States||60,500|
|Amazon||416||7||Curtis Phelps||United States||169,500|
|Amazon||416||9||Ben Lamb||United States||21,500|
|Amazon||417||1||Richard Ashby||United Kingdom||290,500|
|Amazon||417||2||Esther Taylor||United States||63,000|
|Amazon||417||3||Alex Foxen||United States||218,000|
|Amazon||417||5||John Monnette||United States||110,000|
|Amazon||417||6||Derek McMaster||United States||240,000|
|Amazon||417||7||Anson Tsang||Hong Kong||110,000|
|Amazon||417||8||Josh Pollock||United States||89,000|
|Amazon||417||9||Roland Israelashvili||United States||70,000|
|Amazon||418||1||Yarron Bendor||United States||375,500|
|Amazon||418||3||Christopher Roth||United States||107,000|
|Amazon||418||4||Nick Guagenti||United States||168,500|
|Amazon||418||5||Dan Zack||United States||92,500|
|Amazon||418||6||Michael Chow||United States||20,000|
|Amazon||418||7||Andrew Yeh||United States||196,000|
|Amazon||418||8||Jameson Painter||United States||94,000|
|Amazon||418||9||Eric Wasserson||United States||104,000|
|Amazon||419||1||Ylon Schwartz||United States||129,500|
|Amazon||419||2||Anthony Zinno||United States||45,500|
|Amazon||419||3||Anthony Alberto||United States||157,000|
|Amazon||419||4||Gary Bolden||United States||156,000|
|Amazon||419||5||Joey Couden||United States||74,000|
|Amazon||419||6||David Benyamine||United States||291,500|
|Amazon||419||7||Andrew Kelsall||United States||54,000|
|Amazon||419||8||Bradley Helm||United States||90,000|
|Amazon||419||9||Ofir Mor||United States||82,000|
|Amazon||424||1||Matthew Gonzales||United States||69,000|
|Amazon||424||2||Delmiro Toledo||United States||258,000|
|Amazon||424||4||Frankie O'Dell||United States||102,000|
|Amazon||424||6||Allen Kessler||United States||64,000|
|Amazon||424||8||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||143,500|
|Amazon||424||9||Jonathan Depa||United States||53,000|
|Amazon||425||2||Chris Amaral||United States||100,500|
|Amazon||425||4||Tom Koral||United States||216,500|
|Amazon||425||5||Marco Johnson||United States||39,000|
|Amazon||425||6||Kyle Miaso||United States||140,500|
|Amazon||425||8||Dan Santoro||United States||41,500|
|Amazon||426||1||Robert Slezak||United States||143,500|
|Amazon||426||2||Brandon Shack-Harris||United States||58,000|
|Amazon||426||3||Frank Digiorgio||United States||77,500|
|Amazon||426||4||Ray Dehkharghani||United States||70,000|
|Amazon||426||5||Todd Barlow||United States||61,500|
|Amazon||426||6||Ryan Miller||United States||105,500|
|Amazon||426||7||Carol Fuchs||United States||71,500|
|Amazon||426||8||Perry Friedman||United States||158,500|
|Amazon||426||9||Ken Aldridge||United States||201,500|
|Amazon||427||2||Jason Lester||United States||39,000|
|Amazon||427||3||Ryan Lenaghan||United States||128,000|
|Amazon||427||5||Robert Stevanovski||United States||227,000|
|Amazon||427||6||Michael Mckenna||United States||53,000|
|Amazon||427||7||Simeon Myers||United States||81,500|
|Amazon||427||8||Sam Higgs||United States||190,000|
|Amazon||427||9||Chris Ferguson||United States||42,000|
|Amazon||433||1||Ryan Paluf||United States||51,500|
|Amazon||433||2||Gregory Jamison||United States||66,500|
|Amazon||433||3||Tony Cousineau||United States||63,000|
|Amazon||433||4||Chris Vitch||United States||76,000|
|Amazon||433||5||Jake Schwartz||United States||142,500|
|Amazon||433||7||Mike Matusow||United States||150,500|
|Amazon||433||8||Larry Kantor||United States||139,500|
|Amazon||434||1||Matt Woodward||United States||80,000|
|Amazon||434||2||Dylan Linde||United States||124,000|
|Amazon||434||3||Andrew Barber||United States||2,500|
|Amazon||434||4||Mike Wattel||United States||172,000|
|Amazon||434||5||John Racener||United States||184,500|
|Amazon||434||8||Jeremy Heartberg||United States||84,500|
|Amazon||435||1||Timothy Flanders||United Kingdom||132,500|
|Amazon||435||3||Nick Schulman||United States||128,000|
|Amazon||435||5||Jeffrey Vaughn||United States||87,500|
|Amazon||435||6||Shaun Deeb||United States||263,000|
|Amazon||435||7||Paul Volpe||United States||114,000|
|Amazon||435||8||Stuart Elkin||United States||97,000|
|Amazon||435||9||Owais Ahmed||United States||145,500|
The Tournament Director has announced that there will be three more hands remaining on Day 1 of Event #18.
Josh Arieh was all in for his last 10,500 against Sam Higgs and Eric Wasserson.
Higgs bet out on every street on the board and Wasserson called him down.
Higgs tabled his , and Wasserson tabled his .
Arieh stood there stunned as he looked at his cards and tabled his and stated, "I had it scooped until the river!"
With Higgs tabling sixes-up as opposed to Arieh's fives-up, Arieh was eliminated late here on Day 1.
Jesse Martin was all in for 6,000 from middle position, and James Obst raised to 9,000 next to act in the hijack. Gary Bolden called from the button and the checked through to the river.
With Obst and Bolden both holding ace-jack high to trump Martin's king-jack high, he would be eliminated, and Obst and Bolden would chop the pot.
From the button, Josh Arieh was all in for his last 5,000 against Calen McNeil in the small blind, and Allen Kessler from the big blind.
McNeil and Kessler checked down the board and McNeil tabled , and Kessler tabled .
Arieh revealed his for top set and collected the entire pot.