Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Michael Noori of California bagged the Day 1 chip lead in Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship as part of the 52nd annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) with a massive stack of 345,000. Noori, who is after his first WSOP bracelet, joins 72 others who will return for Day 2 in the four-day tournament on Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. Pacific Time.
Day 1 witnessed a total of 128 entrants and play lasted for 10 hours. Many of the biggest names in poker were in the Day 1 field and survived to see Day 2, including Daniel Negreanu, Mike Matusow, Erik Seidel and David Benyamine, who ended the day sixth in chips with a stack of 198,000. Shaun Deeb and Phil Hellmuth both late-registered the tournament and sat down toward the end of the day.
Noori wasn't the only player to advance with a tower of chips as Jerry Wong, Chad Eveslage, Andrew Yeh, and Christopher Vitch all bagged at least 200,000 in chips.
Other players who made it through the first day of play include Yuri Dzivielevski, Brandon Shack-Harris, Ryan Laplante, Benny Glaser, Shirley Rosario, Bart Hanson, and defending champion Frankie O'Dell.
Some notable bustouts on Day 1 include Dan Shak, Carol Fuchs, and Allen Kessler.
That wraps up Day 1 coverage. The PokerNews live reporting team will be back tomorrow to bring you Day 2 updates.
|Amazon||404||1||Ken Aldridge||United States||107,000|
|Amazon||404||2||Frankie O'Dell||United States||50,000|
|Amazon||404||3||Erik Seidel||United States||54,000|
|Amazon||404||4||Ben Landowski||United States||144,000|
|Amazon||404||5||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||65,000|
|Amazon||404||6||Robert Slezak||United States||61,000|
|Amazon||404||8||James Mcwhorter||United States||75,000|
|Amazon||404||9||Ryan Paluf||United States||24,000|
|Amazon||405||2||Aditya Prasetyo||United States||181,000|
|Amazon||405||3||Mike Matusow||United States||132,000|
|Amazon||405||4||Brock Parker||United States||118,000|
|Amazon||405||5||Brandon Shack-Harris||United States||150,000|
|Amazon||405||6||Joseph Maas||United States||94,000|
|Amazon||405||7||Aron Dermer||United States||72,000|
|Amazon||405||9||Michael Noori||United States||345,000|
|Amazon||406||1||Matthew Woodward||United States||26,000|
|Amazon||406||2||Todd Rodenborn||United States||173,000|
|Amazon||406||6||Michael Parizon||United States||1|
|Amazon||406||7||Frank Digiorgio||United States||92,000|
|Amazon||406||8||Steve Chanthabouasy||United States||137,000|
|Amazon||406||9||Jordan Siegel||United States||36,000|
|Amazon||411||1||Anthony Zinno||United States||98,000|
|Amazon||411||3||Noah Bronstein||United States||39,000|
|Amazon||411||4||Donny Rubinstein||United States||46,000|
|Amazon||411||5||Andrew Yeh||United States||255,000|
|Amazon||411||6||Jose Razocabrera||United States||18,000|
|Amazon||411||7||Ryan Hughes||United States||159,000|
|Amazon||411||8||Robert Mizrachi||United States||105,000|
|Amazon||411||9||Mike Wattel||United States||67,000|
|Amazon||412||1||Gennady Shimelfarb||United States||101,000|
|Amazon||412||2||Michael Moed||United States||46,000|
|Amazon||412||3||Tom Koral||United States||104,000|
|Amazon||412||4||Steve Zolotow||United States||56,000|
|Amazon||412||5||Eddie Blumenthal||United States||72,000|
|Amazon||412||6||Mark Gregorich||United States||116,000|
|Amazon||412||7||Bradley Helm||United States||46,000|
|Amazon||412||8||Ruben Vera||United States||59,000|
|Amazon||412||9||Christopher Vitch||United States||210,000|
|Amazon||413||1||Nick Guagenti||United States||89,000|
|Amazon||413||2||Josh Damm||United States||116,000|
|Amazon||413||3||Mike Gorodinsky||United States||165,000|
|Amazon||413||4||Tom McCormick||United States||89,000|
|Amazon||413||6||John Racener||United States||71,000|
|Amazon||413||7||Brian Rast||United States||82,000|
|Amazon||413||8||Christina Hill||United States||81,000|
|Amazon||414||1||Yehuda Buchalter||United States||156,000|
|Amazon||414||2||Zhen Cai||United States||96,000|
|Amazon||414||3||Paul Volpe||United States||79,000|
|Amazon||414||5||Daniel Weinman||United States||86,000|
|Amazon||414||6||Ryan Laplante||United States||120,000|
|Amazon||414||7||Jerry Wong||United States||279,000|
|Amazon||414||9||Derek McMaster||United States||146,000|
|Amazon||415||5||Khamar Xaytavone||United States||100,000|
|Amazon||419||1||Zachary Milchman||United States||150,000|
|Amazon||419||2||Dylan Linde||United States||167,000|
|Amazon||419||4||Scott Bohlman||United States||84,000|
|Amazon||419||5||Bart Hanson||United States||43,000|
|Amazon||419||6||Daniel Zack||United States||59,000|
|Amazon||419||7||Michael Chow||United States||59,900|
|Amazon||419||8||Phillip Hellmuth Jr||United States||71,000|
|Amazon||419||9||George Wolff||United States||172,000|
|Amazon||420||2||Roland Israelashvili||United States||50,000|
|Amazon||420||4||John Zaleski||United States||133,000|
|Amazon||420||5||Daniel Negreanu||United States||127,000|
|Amazon||420||6||Shaun Deeb||United States||81,000|
|Amazon||420||7||Curtis Phelps||United States||34,000|
|Amazon||420||8||Shirley Rosario||United States||77,000|
|Amazon||420||9||Chad Eveslage||United States||278,000|
The tournament clock has been paused and each table will play seven more hands before the players bag their chips for the night.
A completed board of was spread across the felt and Shaun Deeb checked from the big blind. Ken Aldridge stuck in a bet and Deeb contemplated what to do.
He reluctantly made the call and Aldridge turned over for a straight and six-low. Deeb mucked his cards and Aldridge raked in the pot.
Dylan Linde raised it up from the cutoff and Shirley Rosario re-raised on the button. The blinds folded and Linde made the call.
The flop came and Linde checked to Rosario who continued with a bet. Linde check-raised and Rosario called.
The turn brought the and Linde kept firing as Rosario called to see the on the river. Linde bet one more time and Rosario finally slid her cards to the muck.
David Benyamine got to showdown in a heads-up pot on a board reading .
Benyamine tabled for a wheel and scooped the pot.
Mike Matusow was in the small blind and heads-up with the player in the hijack. The flop came and Matusow led out with a bet which his opponent called.
Matusow also led out on the turn and the river. His opponent called both streets and Matusow tabled his hand .
"Ace-ace-deuce," he announced. His opponent nodded and Matusow collected the pot.