Event #78: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty

Strebkov Takes First Hand

LoriPersinger • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

In the first hand of play at table #489 action folded around to Joseph Liberta on the button. After looking around the dealer and noticing that the small-blind player, Heng Zhang, hadn't taken his seat yet, Liberta raised it up to 30,000.

Denis Strebkov defended his big blind and led out with a bet of 43,000 on the {4-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Diamonds} flop, which was enough to take down the pot.

Joseph Liberta us
Joseph Liberta
us 1,341,000 -30,000
Heng Zhang us
Heng Zhang
us 757,000
Denis Strebkov ru
Denis Strebkov
ru 463,000 38,000

Tags: Denis StrebkovHeng ZhangJoseph Liberta

Kelly Rivers Higher Two-Pair to Claim Negreanu's Bounty

AnthonyThompson • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

Peter Kelly opened for 54,000 on the button and Daniel Negreanu defended his big blind.

The flop fell {7-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{k-Spades} and Negreanu shipped his remaining 90,000 in the middle and was called.

Peter Kelly: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Spades}
Daniel Negreanu: {q-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{10-Spades}{7-Diamonds}

Negreanu was behind but caught up with the {j-Hearts} turn, unfortunately, it didn't last long as the dealer peeled off the {3-Spades} on the river giving Kelly a higher two-pair and the six-time bracelet winner was eliminated from the tournament.

Peter Kelly us
Peter Kelly
us 900,000 240,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca Busted

Tags: Daniel NegreanuPeter Kelly

Shuffle Up and Deal

AnthonyThompson • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

Day 3 of Event #78: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty is officially underway.


Kazuhiko Yotsushika Leads the Pack at the Start of Day 3

Kazuhiko Yotsushjka
Kazuhiko Yotsushjka

Welcome to Day 3 of Event #78: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty, where 42 players will return to continue their bounty-hunting quest for the WSOP gold bracelet.

Leading the way with 2,148,000 in chips is Kazuhiko Yotsushika, but he's followed close behind by Joao Simao (1,855,000), Joseph Liberta (1,371,000), Jesse Sylvia (1,119,000) and Toby Lewis (1,062,000), all of whom have plenty of PLO experience and will also be hoping for their first bracelet this World Series.

Other notables in the field on Day 3 include Jeff Lisandro (488,000) and Daniel Negreanu (120,000) , who are both in contention for their 7th WSOP gold bracelet, and Bryce Yockey (1,003,000) and Kevin Eyster (189,000).

Play will resume at noon local time and will restart at level 21 with blinds of 8,000 and 16,000. There will be a 15-minute break after every two levels, a 60-minute dinner break after level 26 (approximately 6:30 p.m.) and play is scheduled to continue is a champion is determined.

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The 42 returning players may have $3,553 locked up, but their endgame is the WSOP gold bracelet and $177,823 as the top prize.

The PokerNews team will be there from when the first card is dealt until the last card hits the felt as the latest bracelet of the 2019 WSOP is awarded.

Event #78: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty
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