Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Day 1 of Event #39: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) has come to a close after a marathon 14 hour day in which 821 entries became just 58 by the end of play.
After a crazy day of chip flying action, it was none other than Josh Arieh topping the chip counts with 1,000,000 on the nose. Arieh has long been a well-known player at the WSOP and has two bracelets to his name. He started to accumulate chips late in the day as his chip pyramid just continued to rise and rise before it eventually reached the 1 million mark.
Also among the chip leaders at the end of the night was Ryan Leng who bagged 847,000. Leng has already won a bracelet during the 2021 WSOP and came mighty close to his second of the series just yesterday with a runner-up finish in the monster stack event. He did not let the sting of losing the heads up lead in the monster stack phase him as he continued his great run of form to bag a huge stack tonight.
Several other familiar faces survived the night and will advance to Day 2; including Gabriel Andrade, who bagged 645,000 after an on fire last level of play. WSOP bracelet winners; Craig Varnell who was a big stack much of the day and ended with 566,000, Dan Zack with 479,000, Tommy Le (413,000), Will Jaffe (273,000) and three-time bracelet winner Ben Yu who bagged a smaller stack of 128,000.
With so much of the field depleted by the end of the tumultuous day, there were many big names who did not advance to Day 2. Defending champion Ismael Bojang was eliminated early in the day, as was recent PLO bracelet winner Dylan Weisman. Shaun Deeb made a deep run and had a healthy stack in the last level of the night before losing a few key pots to drop low and eventually hit the rail just minutes before the end of play.
The remaining 58 players return to action tomorrow at 12 p.m. local time in the Amazon room and will plan to play down to five players, so make sure to tune back in to PokerNews tomorrow for more scintillating PLO action.
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||404||1||Robert Blair||United States||852,000||85|
|Amazon||404||2||Ryan Leng||United States||847,000||85|
|Amazon||404||3||Charles Wilt||United States||427,000||43|
|Amazon||404||4||Colin McHugh||United States||345,000||35|
|Amazon||404||5||Eugene Lee||United States||75,000||8|
|Amazon||404||6||Dien Le||United States||627,000||63|
|Amazon||404||7||Jeffrey Hood||United States||399,000||40|
|Amazon||404||8||Travis Doran||United States||400,000||40|
|Amazon||405||1||Andrei Mitsiuk||United States||469,000||47|
|Amazon||405||2||Ryan Conrad||United States||294,000||29|
|Amazon||405||4||Heng Zhang||United States||298,000||30|
|Amazon||405||5||Josh Arieh||United States||1,000,000||100|
|Amazon||405||6||Fred Goldberg||United States||653,000||65|
|Amazon||405||7||Jeffrey Cheezum||United States||66,000||7|
|Amazon||405||8||Vadim Yevdokimov||United States||392,000||39|
|Amazon||406||1||Tyler Cornell||United States||63,000||6|
|Amazon||406||2||Ari Engel||United States||394,000||39|
|Amazon||406||3||Filippos Stavrakis||United States||320,000||32|
|Amazon||406||4||Zachary Bergevin||United States||512,000||51|
|Amazon||406||7||Oshri Lahmani||United States||168,000||17|
|Amazon||412||1||Robert Cowen||Swansea, , GB||268,000||27|
|Amazon||412||2||Peter Kelly||United States||216,000||22|
|Amazon||412||4||Danny Chang||United States||325,000||33|
|Amazon||412||6||Gerald Tejada||United States||238,000||24|
|Amazon||412||7||Anthony Cesare||United States||133,000||13|
|Amazon||412||8||Craig Varnell||United States||566,000||57|
|Amazon||413||2||Scott Baumstein||United States||160,000||16|
|Amazon||413||3||Yashuo Chin||United States||201,000||20|
|Amazon||413||4||Maxx Coleman||United States||383,000||38|
|Amazon||413||6||Tommy Le||United States||493,000||49|
|Amazon||413||7||DID NOT REPORT 1||United States||483,000||48|
|Amazon||413||8||Nitesh Rawtani||United States||563,000||56|
|Amazon||414||2||Daniel Zack||United States||479,000||48|
|Amazon||414||3||Ashor Ochana||United States||470,000||47|
|Amazon||414||4||Adam Hendrix||United States||465,000||47|
|Amazon||414||6||George Wolff||United States||396,000||40|
|Amazon||414||7||Will Jaffe||United States||273,000||27|
|Amazon||420||1||Gabriel Andrade||United States||645,000||65|
|Amazon||420||2||Damjan Radanov||United States||106,000||11|
|Amazon||420||4||Scott Haze||United States||388,000||39|
|Amazon||420||5||Rod Fani||United States||167,000||17|
|Amazon||420||6||Amnon Filippi||United States||163,000||16|
|Amazon||420||7||Joseph Weinberger||United States||267,000||27|
|Amazon||420||8||Alfie Adam||United Kingdom||106,000||11|
|Amazon||421||1||Christian Harder||United States||213,000||21|
|Amazon||421||2||Alex Ferrari||United States||391,000||39|
|Amazon||421||3||Thomas Zanot||United States||318,000||32|
|Amazon||421||4||Jered Bettencourt||United States||73,000||7|
|Amazon||421||5||Salim Valimahomed||United States||78,000||8|
|Amazon||421||8||Ben Yu||United States||128,000||13|
Action was picked up on the turn with the board reading . Tommy Le bet 103,000 and Shaun Deeb took his time before tossing in the call.
The river came the . Le went all in for about 140,000. Deeb tanked again but eventually called.
Le turned ove rthe set and Deeb turned over his cards quickly in frustration after he briefly showed them and suddenly found himself with a short stack.
Action was picked up on the river as the boar read . Gabriel Andrade bet 54,000 over to Anatolii Zyrin who mulled it over for about 20 seconds before calling.
Andrade tabled the for the straight and Zyrin shook his head and mucked as he was left with a short stack after the call.
The board read . There was a big pot in the middle and Ari Engel was in the midst of a tank, deliberating on what to do about the 100,000 river bet from big stack Fred Goldberg. Engel eventually called.
Goldberg announced a full house and tabled the while Engel mucked to send a large chunk over to Goldberg. The latter is now among the chip leaders, while Engel dropped down from his previously large stack.
The flop read . Gabriel Andrade was facing a bet of 25,000 from his opponent.
Andrade cut out the chips and raised to 68,000 which got a quick fold to send the pot over to him.
Action was on the turn on a board that read . Josh Arieh called the bet of 55,000 from his opponent.
The river came the . His opponent slowed down and checked it. Arieh cut out a bet of 80,000 to send his opponent deep into the tank.
After over a minute he folded to sent another nice pot to Arieh, who now has a gargantuan stack.