Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Day 1 Completed
Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Day 1 Completed
After 10 levels of the play at Paris, Las Vegas, the field of 180 in the Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship was cut down to 94 players, with Bryce Yockey (398,000) ending Day 1 as the chip leader.
Rounding out the top three chip stacks are Ray Dehkharghani (350,000) and Jesse Klein (333,000).
The prize pool currently stands at $1,678,500, but that figure could still increase as late registration is open until the beginning of Day 2, which kicks off at 2 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, June 8.
|1||Bryce Yockey||United States||398,000|
|2||Ray Dehkharghani||United States||350,000|
|3||Jesse Klein||United States||333,000|
|4||Bart O'Connell||United States||295,000|
|5||Aditya Prasetyo||United States||248,000|
|7||John Esposito||United States||240,000|
|8||Perry Friedman||United States||214,000|
|9||David Prociak||United States||214,000|
A flood of stellar names were on show from the get-go, with Daniel Negreanu, Allen Kessler, David Benyamine and Dragana Mackelprang all taking their seats at the start of play.
More famous faces trickled in as the day progressed. Defending champion Ari Engel made a brief cameo, but his elimination ensured that a new champion will be crowned.
Three-time WSOP bracelet winner Julien Martini was another player fall at the first hurdle, after he was deposed by Aditya Prasetyo. Negreanu was also a Day 1 casualty after Jason Riesenberg cracked his pocket kings.
Notable names such as Mike Matusow, Todd Brunson and Jake Schwartz all managed to pilot a stack over to the second day of festivities. Matusow made a steady climb throughout the day while Schwartz and Brunson were late entries that ran up a stack.
Esther Taylor is currently the only female player in attendance and has a healthy stack of 103,000.
The remaining players will return Wednesday, June 8 at 2 p.m. PT at Paris, Las Vegas to continue on their quest for the coveted gold bracelet. Stay tuned to PokerNews for live updates on all of the action.
|Paris||127||1||John Esposito||United States||240,000|
|Paris||127||3||Hal Rotholz||United States||92,000|
|Paris||127||6||Scott Bohlman||United States||86,000|
|Paris||127||7||Jesse Klein||United States||333,000|
|Paris||127||8||Bryce Yockey||United States||398,000|
|Paris||127||9||Matt Vengrin||United States||103,000|
|Paris||133||1||Danny Chang||United States||118,000|
|Paris||133||2||Scott Clements||United States||158,000|
|Paris||133||4||Randy Ohel||United States||145,000|
|Paris||133||5||DID NOT REPORT 1||106,000|
|Paris||133||8||Daniel Zack||United States||115,000|
|Paris||134||3||Esther Taylor-Brady||United States||103,000|
|Paris||134||4||Nathan Gamble||United States||34,000|
|Paris||134||6||Ian Bradley||United Kingdom||91,000|
|Paris||134||8||Yarron Bendor||United States||140,000|
|Paris||135||3||Jeff Madsen||United States||40,000|
|Paris||135||4||Jason Riesenberg||United States||51,000|
|Paris||135||5||Andrew Brown||United States||77,000|
|Paris||135||6||Jake Schwartz||United States||194,000|
|Paris||135||7||Kane Kalas||United States||118,000|
|Paris||135||8||Tim Seidensticker||United States||116,000|
|Paris||135||9||Dustin Dirksen||United States||187,000|
|Paris||136||1||Daniel Chio||United States||181,000|
|Paris||136||2||Mark Gregorich||United States||64,000|
|Paris||136||5||Frank Kassela||United States||112,000|
|Paris||136||6||Long Tran||United States||91,000|
|Paris||137||1||Todd Lepow||United States||78,000|
|Paris||137||2||Aleksey Filatov||United States||64,000|
|Paris||137||6||Nyle Rock||United States||88,000|
|Paris||137||7||Bart Hanson||United States||104,000|
|Paris||137||8||Matthew Woodward||United States||171,000|
|Paris||137||9||Eric Kurtzman||United States||103,000|
|Paris||138||1||John Racener||United States||136,000|
|Paris||138||3||Damjan Radanov||United States||182,000|
|Paris||138||4||Jeffrey Vaughn||United States||48,000|
|Paris||138||5||Andrew Kelsall||United States||123,000|
|Paris||138||8||Benjamin Gold||United States||95,000|
|Paris||139||1||Ryan Miller||United States||117,000|
|Paris||139||2||Raymond Henson||United States||174,000|
|Paris||139||3||Jake Liebeskind||United States||103,000|
|Paris||139||5||Chris Bell||United States||140,000|
|Paris||139||7||Ray Dehkharghani||United States||350,000|
|Paris||139||8||John Monnette||United States||65,000|
|Paris||139||9||Roland Israelashvili||United States||101,000|
|Paris||140||1||Peiwen Wang||United States||58,000|
|Paris||140||2||Ian O'hara||United States||34,000|
|Paris||140||3||Daniel Zhu||United States||107,000|
|Paris||140||4||Erik Seidel||United States||80,000|
|Paris||140||6||Paul Zappulla||United States||202,000|
|Paris||140||8||Robert Mizrachi||United States||99,000|
|Paris||141||1||Ryan Turner||United States||40,000|
|Paris||141||2||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||51,000|
|Paris||141||5||Kevin Biernacki||United States||77,000|
|Paris||141||6||Bart O'Connell||United States||295,000|
|Paris||141||9||Timothy Dalessandro||United States||95,000|
|Paris||142||1||David Prociak||United States||214,000|
|Paris||142||2||Dylan Linde||United States||61,000|
|Paris||142||3||Stephen Johnson||United States||61,000|
|Paris||142||4||Michael Noori||United States||121,000|
|Paris||142||5||Jonathan Cohen||United States||54,000|
|Paris||142||8||Allen Kessler||United States||96,000|
|Paris||142||9||Mike Matusow||United States||175,000|
|Paris||143||2||Anthony Zinno||United States||21,000|
|Paris||143||3||Brock Parker||United States||59,000|
|Paris||143||4||Roger Carr||United States||109,000|
|Paris||143||6||Christopher Logue||United States||42,000|
|Paris||143||7||Phillip Hui||United States||94,000|
|Paris||143||8||Robert Campbell (AU)||Australia||83,000|
|Paris||143||9||Qinghai Pan||United States||189,000|
|Paris||144||1||Perry Friedman||United States||214,000|
|Paris||144||2||David "Bakes" Baker||United States||88,000|
|Paris||144||3||Aditya Prasetyo||United States||248,000|
|Paris||144||5||Nick Schulman||United States||54,000|
|Paris||144||6||Pj Cha||United States||55,000|
|Paris||144||8||William O'Neil||United States||68,000|
|Paris||144||9||Paul Volpe||United States||109,000|
The last hand has been completed and the 108 remaining players are bagging their chips for Day 2. Today's action saw 180 entries, generating a prize pool of $1,678,500.
Recap, chip counts and seat draw to follow shortly.
The tournament director has indicated to the dealers to just deal four more hands. Day 1 will close upon their completion.
Matt Woodward raised to 6,000 from under the gun and only John Esposito called, from the small blind.
Esposito check-called for 3,000 on the flop, before action checked through on the turn. Esposito bet 6,000 on the river and Woodward gave up while commenting he had made a big fold.
Todd Brunson raised from early position and was called by Matt Woodward on the button and Andrew Brown in the big blind.
Brown and Brunson checked the flop before they called a bet from Woodward. The same action took place on the turn, but this time Brown folded.
Brunson check-called again on the river. Woodward showed his for two pair, kings and nines to add to his stack.
With 26,000 in the middle on the board, Daniel Choi bet 6,000 from the big blind. Dan Zack, in middle position, called.
Both players checked the river and Zack mucked after seeing Choi's .
On an opposite table, a player was seen collecting the last of Nick Guagenti's chips, confirming the latter player's exit.
Just 108 of the 179 entries remain in Day 1 of Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship.
Late registration is still open, but will close when Day 2 begins on Wednesday, June 8 at 2 p.m.