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Event #71: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha
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Event #71: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha
Day 1 Completed

Mourad Amokrane Tops Day 1 Of Event #71: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha

gaellej • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Mourad Amokrane
Mourad Amokrane

Today saw the start of Event #71: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The tournament drew 860 entries, generating a prize pool of $718,100. A min-cash is worth $1,512, for 129 players getting in the money, with the winner of the event taking home a prestigious WSOP gold bracelet and the $132,844 first prize.

Play began with players busting quickly as bounty hunters claimed heads from a frantic start to a frenetic finish, with the tournament clock reading just 94 players at the end of the day.

When the dust settled, it was French Mourad Amokrane that bagged the chip lead with a massive stack of 1,066,00,000, being the first player to reach the 1 million chip-mark after busting a few players in the last 20 minutes of the night. Amokrane, who travelled from Europe only a few days ago, is cashing the first WSOP event of his career in Las Vegas.

RANKPLAYERCOUNTRYCHIP COUNT
1Mourad AmokraneFrance1,066,000
2Jaime LewinUnited States712,000
3Nikolay YosifovBulgaria674,000
4Felix BordenUnited States650,000
5Miltiadis KyriakidesAustria578,000
6Kirk DillonCanada492,000
7Paulo VillenaSpain483,000
8Ryan CoonUnited States468,000
9Blake NapieralaUnited States461,000
10Manuel RuivoPortugal448,000

Jaime Lewin looks to be close to the top as he bagged 712,000 chips and he is followed closely by Nikolay Yosifov (674,000). Other players who bagged big stacks at the end of the night include Miltiadis Kyriakides (578,00), two-time bracelet winner Calvin Anderson (525,000), Paulo Villena (483,000) and Craig Mason (352,00).

Many notables players navigated their way through the Day 1 field and advanced to Day 2, such as Alex Rocha (240,000), who eliminated Nohad Teliani with a straight on the river to burst the bubble, but also Dash Dudley (183,100), Felipe Ramos (144,000), Diogo Veiga (119,000), Dario Sammartino (111,000) and tree-time bracelet winner Davidi Kitai (70,000).

While Day 2 will see many notable faces return some were less fortunate, those players include bracelet winners Brandon Shack-Harris, Asi Moshe, Leif Force, Nicholas Seiken, Eric Froehlich, Yuval Bronshtein, Ryan Hughes, Ian Steinman and Daniel Negreanu.

Day 2 will have a 3 p.m restart with action picking up on level 15 where blinds will be 3,000/ 5,000. Blind levels will be 60-minutes long and players will receive a 15-minute break after every two levels along with a 60-minute dinner break at the end of level 21.

Tune in here tomorrow as the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will provide coverage throughout the rest of the entire tournament.

Tags: Alex RochaAsi MosheBrandon Shack-HarrisCalvin AndersonCraig MasonDaniel NegreanuDario SammartinoDash DudleyDavidi KitaiDiogo VeigaEric FroehlichFelipe RamosIan SteinmanLeif ForceMiltiadis KyriakidesRyan HughesYuval Bronshtein

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

gaellej • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Mourad Amokrane fr
Mourad Amokrane
fr 1,066,000 421,000
Jaime Lewin ve
Jaime Lewin
ve 712,000 92,000
Nikolay Yosifov bg
Nikolay Yosifov
bg 674,000 674,000
Felix Borden US
Felix Borden
US 650,000 650,000
Miltiadis Kyriakides cy
Miltiadis Kyriakides
cy 578,000 108,000
Kirk Dillon ca
Kirk Dillon
ca 492,000 492,000
Paulo Villena es
Paulo Villena
es 483,000 483,000
Ryan Coon us
Ryan Coon
us 468,000 38,000
Blake Napierala us
Blake Napierala
us 461,000 461,000
Manuel Ruivo pt
Manuel Ruivo
pt 448,000 -92,000
Jonathan Abdellatif be
Jonathan Abdellatif
be 442,000 442,000
David Tuthill us
David Tuthill
us 436,000 436,000
Glib Karpov GB
Glib Karpov
GB 432,000 432,000
Kao Chieng Saechao (OR) US
Kao Chieng Saechao (OR)
US 432,000 432,000
Matthew Mlsna us
Matthew Mlsna
us 419,000 -46,000
Christopher Drake us
Christopher Drake
us 387,000 387,000
Raymond Henson us
Raymond Henson
us 368,000 368,000
Matthew Humphrey US
Matthew Humphrey
US 366,000 366,000
Todd Jacobs us
Todd Jacobs
us 356,000 6,000
Craig Mason us
Craig Mason
us 352,000 352,000
Rodney Horton US
Rodney Horton
US 351,000 49,000
Johnathan Dempsey us
Johnathan Dempsey
us 345,000 345,000
Ryan Terpstra us
Ryan Terpstra
us 326,000 326,000
Christopher Costa us
Christopher Costa
us 315,000 315,000
Aleksey Levin US
Aleksey Levin
US 303,000 303,000

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Coon Scores a Double Knock Out

gaellej • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

All the chips went in the middle preflop between Anna Antimony, at risk for her last 40,000, the player in the big blind for a small stack and Ryan Coon who had them both covered.

Anna Antimony: {q-Spades}{j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}
Big blind: {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{2-Spades}
Ryan Coon: {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{3-Hearts}

The board {9-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{9-Spades}{9-Hearts}{8-Hearts} improved Coon's hand into a full house to bust his two opponents and add two bounties to his collection.

Ryan Coon us
Ryan Coon
us 430,000 158,000
Anna Antimony us
Anna Antimony
us Busted

Tags: Anna Antimony

Five More Hands

gaellej • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

The tournament director has instructed the dealers to deal five more hands before the night ends.

Ruivo Takes from Amokrane

gaellej • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Mourad Amokrane raised to 12,000 and it folded to Manuel Ruivo who called in the big blind.

The flop brought {10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} and Ruivo check-called Amokrane's continuation for 14,000. The same action happened on the {7-Clubs} turn, this time for 22,000.

On the {4-Diamonds}, both players checked. Ruivo showed {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{8-Spades}{7-Hearts} for the full house and Amokrane mucked his cards.

Mourad Amokrane fr
Mourad Amokrane
fr 645,000 115,000
Manuel Ruivo pt
Manuel Ruivo
pt 540,000 10,000

Weisman Loses Some Chips

gaellej • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

In a heads-up situation, the board read {2-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{6-Spades} when a player checked and Dylan Weisman bet 42,000 on the button. His opponent thought about his move for some time and ended up raising it to 165,000. Weisman quickly folded his hand.

Dylan Weisman us
Dylan Weisman
us 140,000 -125,000
Level:
14
Blinds:
2,000/4,000
Ante:
4,000

Rocha Eliminates Teliani to Burst the Bubble

gaellej • Level 13: 2,000-3,000, 3,000 ante
Alex Rocha
Alex Rocha

Nohad Teliani raised to 6,000 and it was called by Alex Rocha, a player in late position and Dario Sammartino in the big blind.

The flop came {10-Spades}{2-Clubs}{8-Spades} and it checked to Teliani who moved all in for her last 20,000. Only Rocah made the call and the cards were tabled:

Nohad Teliani: {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{10-Clubs}
Alex Rocha: {j-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{6-Spades}{5-Spades}

Teliani had a pair of tens but Rocha had many outs for the flush and the straight. The rest of the board fell the {2-Diamonds} and the {j-Spades}, giving the flush to Rocha to bust Teliani at the bubble.

All the remaining players are now guaranteed at least $1,512 for their efforts today.

Alex Rocha us
Alex Rocha
us 225,000
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it 135,000 71,000
Nohad Teliani ca
Nohad Teliani
ca Busted

Tags: Dario SammartinoAlex Rocha