2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event #63: $1,500 Omaha Mix
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Event #63: $1,500 Omaha Mix
Day 1 Completed

John Evans Among the Day 1 $1,500 Omaha Mix Chip Leaders

YorkshirePud • Level 10: 300-500, 0 ante
John Evans
John Evans

It’s a wrap on Day 1 of Event #63: $1,500 Omaha Mix. A total of 717 entries registered to compete in the three-game Omaha hi-lo mix, and going into Day 2 the field is chasing John Evans (130,400) Anatolii Zirin (117,800), and Bart Hanson (107,800), among others, at the top of the chip leader board. All three of these players are coming off of top-four finishes and six-figure paydays earlier in the 2019 WSOP, and are in contention to add to their totals for the summer.

The remaining 228 players return Friday for Day 2, which restarts at 2 p.m. The field will play a full day of 10 one-hour levels, as the tournament narrows down toward the WSOP bracelet and the $199,838 first prize.

Yueqi Zhu, last year’s defending champion in this event, overcame a slow start to the day to bag at the end of the night, and he’s still in contention to defend his title.

Other notables making it through to Day 2 included six-time WSOP bracelet winner Jeff Lisandro, who spent much of the latter part of the day seated directly to Zhu’s left.

Barry Greenstein got off to a hot start Thursday and rode that momentum through the end of the day, and he’ll come back Friday along with other bracelet winners like Eli Elezra, Max Pescatori, Scott Clements, Loren Klein, Barbara Enright and 2013 WSOP Main Event winner Ryan Riess.

Clements and Donev spent much of the day seated at the same table, with no lack of action and plenty of big pots. Greenstein spent the early part of the day as a tablemate to Norman Chad, who built up a three-times starting stack pile at one point, but busted out in the middle of the day.

This event is scheduled for four days of play, with a full day Friday, and the plan to play down to six players Saturday. Those six players will come back for a final table Sunday and play to a winner.

The tournament will pay 108 places, with at least the min cash of $2,249 going to all players that survive into the money. Join the PokerNews live reporting team Friday and throughout the rest of Event #63: $1,500 Omaha Mix.

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

GeoffFisk • Level 10: 300-500, 0 ante
Aaron Henderson us
Aaron Henderson
us 138,600 138,600
John Evans us
John Evans
us 130,400 12,400
Anatolii Zyrin ru
Anatolii Zyrin
ru 117,800 117,800
Bart Hanson us
Bart Hanson
us 107,800 21,800
John Templeton us
John Templeton
us 106,200 106,200
James Chen tw
James Chen
tw 102,100 102,100
Patrick Leonard gb
Patrick Leonard
gb 97,000 97,000
Sean Yu us
Sean Yu
us 95,100 95,100
Ivo Donev at
Ivo Donev
at 87,000 -2,000
Corey Emery us
Corey Emery
us 86,500 86,500
Paul Holder us
Paul Holder
us 85,500 85,500
Jussi Nevanlinna fi
Jussi Nevanlinna
fi 85,300 85,300
Shawn Rice us
Shawn Rice
us 84,200 84,200
Daniel Zhu US
Daniel Zhu
US 84,100 84,100
Randy Sim us
Randy Sim
us 83,100 83,100
Todd Witteles us
Todd Witteles
us 82,800
Gregory Bitterly US
Gregory Bitterly
US 82,100 82,100
Christopher Carey us
Christopher Carey
us 80,700 -39,300
Luis Velador mx
Luis Velador
mx 80,600 80,600
Mack Lee us
Mack Lee
us 79,100 79,100
Shane Howeth us
Shane Howeth
us 76,000
Gabe Ramos us
Gabe Ramos
us 75,000
Aron Dermer us
Aron Dermer
us 73,500 73,500
David Bingham us
David Bingham
us 71,000 71,000
Jonas Mackoff ca
Jonas Mackoff
ca 69,900 69,900

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Big Pot Ends in a Chop for Clements

GeoffFisk • Level 10: 300-500, 0 ante

Big O

The Scott Clements/Ivo Donev table continues to entertain, with no lack of Omaha action in the last level of the night.

Clements bet 2,500 on the big blind into three opponents on a {q-Spades}{6-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop; Donev folded on the cutoff, the button called, and the small blind folded.

The turn came the {10-Spades}, and Clements put out a 12,500 bet, with 27,500 behind. The small blind thought it over and called, and Clements went all-in for the last of his stack on the {j-Hearts} river.

After a few minutes in the tank, the small blind called. The result, however, was an anticlimactic chop, as Clements {q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{x-} queen-high flush was canceled out by the small blind's winning low.

Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
us 50,000 -1,000

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Late Registration Over

GeoffFisk • Level 10: 300-500, 0 ante

The official entry count is 717, short of last year's record-setting 776-entry mark, but still a big turnout for the $1,500 Omaha Mix.

Level: 10

Pot-Limit Blinds: 300/500
Limits: 1000/2000

Yu Scooped

GeoffFisk • Level 9: 200-400, 0 ante

Big O

Ben Yu checked from the small blind on a {j-Spades}{q-Spades}{q-Clubs} flop, and the player in the cutoff bet 5,000, with Yu calling.

The turn came the {5-Spades}, and Yu check-called another 5,000 bet. The river fell the {7-Clubs}, and the action checked through. Yu mucked as his opponent showed {a-Spades}{6-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}, good for the nut flush.

Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 14,000 14,000

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Level 9 Chip Counts

GeoffFisk • Level 9: 200-400, 0 ante
John Evans us
John Evans
us 118,000 27,000
[Removed:174] LT
[Removed:174]
LT 92,500 92,500
Ivo Donev at
Ivo Donev
at 89,000 89,000
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
us 59,400 -600
Kim Kallman fi
Kim Kallman
fi 53,000 24,500
Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
us 51,000 1,000
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 47,000 -32,000
Allen Kessler us
Allen Kessler
us 46,000 12,000
Yueqi Zhu cn
Yueqi Zhu
cn 44,500 -3,500
Joseph Aronesty us
Joseph Aronesty
us 28,000 10,500
Loren Klein us
Loren Klein
us 26,000 500
Scott Bohlman us
Scott Bohlman
us 26,000 -14,000
Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
au 22,000 3,400
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 20,000 20,000
Todd Brunson us
Todd Brunson
us 19,000 19,000
Carol Fuchs us
Carol Fuchs
us 17,800 7,800
Barbara Enright us
Barbara Enright
us 17,000 -7,000
David Williams us
David Williams
us 16,000 -49,000
Danny Noam us
Danny Noam
us 15,000 -24,000
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
it 7,200 7,200

Klein Pots the Turn, Gets the Fold

GeoffFisk • Level 9: 200-400, 0 ante

Big O

Loren Klein was on the button, facing a 1,000 bet from early position on the turn, and the board showing {j-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{9-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}. Klein potted to 9,800, leaving 8,000 behind. His opponent asked for a count, contemplated his decision, then folded, turning {j-}{j-} face up.

"Jacks are no good," Klein said, turning over {q-}{q-} as he mucked.

Loren Klein us
Loren Klein
us 25,500

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Level: 9

Pot-Limit Blinds: 200/400
Limits: 800/1600