Of the 835 entries into Event #85: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed, 173 will return this afternoon with the goal of winning the 2019 World Series of Poker’s last PLO event of the summer.
Cards are set to go in the air at 2 p.m. local time and should see a fast pace of play to begin the day. In total, 126 will make it into the money and earn a minimum payout of $4,489. The eventual winner, however, will receive $448,392 and a WSOP gold bracelet.
Entering the day atop the leaderboard is Paresh Doshi with 359,300 in chips. Like Doshi, the remaining players in the top five all enter the day in search of their first career bracelet. Kenneth Lucas (291,500), Hao Chen (287,800), Christopher Wehner (284,300), and Alan Sternberg (270,100) will be the ones at the front of the chase when play resumes.
Keith Lehr (235,400) enters the day as the highest stack among previous bracelet winners. Other notables to start the day with big stacks include Anton Morgenstern (233,000), Martin Zamani 231,700, and Iaron Lightbourne (214,000).
There are several other players who have had hot summers and are looking to put an exclamation mark on the end of their list of results in Las Vegas. Denis Strebkov (152,100), Loren Klein (139,700), Jesse Hampton (140,800), and Bryce Yockey (109,700) have all made multiple final tables this summer and all find themselves in contention with above-average stacks.
Ten one-hour levels are on the schedule with blinds resuming at 800/1,600 with no antes due to the pot-limit format. There will be 15-minute breaks at the completion of every two levels with a one-hour dinner break after Level 6, the sixth level of the day at approximately 8:30 p.m. local time. Action is sure to be exciting both early and often so stay glued to PokerNews to be sure to catch it all.