It is bracelet event number four at the 50th Annual World Series of Poker and cards will be in the air later today at 2 p.m. local time in Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better. Lawrence Michael leads the tournament after he bagged 79,000 from his initial stack of 10,000. He is closely followed by Andrew Brown with 78,000.
Players will continue to battle to claim a spot in the final 128 to secure a first cash payout of $2,257. The winner of the tournament will walk away with $228,228 but it will take three more days of play for the tournament to arrive at that point.
The first non-hold'em event of the summer kicked off yesterday and amassed a field of 853 entries. A total of 371 made it through to Day 2 of the event. Some of the more notable names include Kevin Gerhart (56,600), David Benyamine (39,600), Calen McNeil (27,400), Daniel Negreanu (17,700), and reigning WSOP Player of the Year Shaun Deeb (2,000).
With limits standing at 1,000/2,000 and blinds at 500/1,000, players will battle across ten 60-minute levels, with a 20-minute break after every two levels. There will be a 60-minute dinner break after the sixth level today, which will be at approximately 8:30 p.m. local time.
PokerNews will provide coverage throughout the tournament.