Event #19: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller
Event #19: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller
Day 1 Completed

Ben Lamb Among Big Stacks at End of Day 1 in Event #19: $25,000 PLO High Roller

connorrichards • Level 10: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Ben Lamb
Ben Lamb

Day 1 of the Event #19: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller at the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has wrapped up after ten hours of play with New York's Jared Bleznick bagging the chip lead with a stack of 601,500 over the 124 players left standing at the end of the day.

Close on the tail of Bleznick, who is after his first bracelet, is one-time bracelet winner Ben Lamb, who bagged a stack 540,500 on his second bullet.

Other big stacks who will join Lamb and Bleznick on Day 2 include Chris DeMaci (586,000), Sean Winter (578,000), two-time bracelet winner Scott Ball (403,500), three-time bracelet winner Chance Kornuth (333,000) and Poker Hall of Famer and ten-time bracelet winner Phil Ivey (360,500).

Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey

End of Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Jared BleznickUnited States601,500201
2Chris DeMaciUnited States586,000195
3Sean WinterUnited States578,000193
4Frank CrivelloUnited States575,000192
5James ChenUnited States553,000184
6Ben LambUnited States540,500180
7Dmitrii PerfilevUnited States536,500179
8Duarte BaptistaPortugal484,500162
9Kristopher TongUnited States444,500148
10Conrad De ArmasUnited States437,500146

The High Roller PLO tournament attracted 196 entrants and many of poker's biggest stars and best players, including Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel, Connor Drinan, Anthony Zinno and Dario Sammartino.

Some of the players who didn't make it through the ten levels of play include Julien Martini, Jesse Lonis, Tommy Le, Gavin Cochrane and Fraser MacIntyre.

Jesse Lonis
Jesse Lonis

Action will pick back up with Day 2 on Friday, June 10 at 2 p.m. local time in the Paris purple section. Like Day 1, Day 2 will play for 10 one-hour levels with 15-minute breaks every two levels and a 60-minute dinner break after Level 16 at around 8:30 p.m.

Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team will be back tomorrow bringing you Day 2 updates of the $25,000 PLO High Roller action.

Tags: Adam HendrixAnthony ZinnoBen LambChance KornuthChris DeMaciDaniel NegreanuDario SammartinoFraser MacIntyreGavin CochraneJared BleznickTommy LeYuri Dzivielevski

Seat Draw For Day 2

YorkshirePud • Level 10: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Paris1271Mike KrasienkoUnited States129,00043
Paris1272Michael KuneyUnited States331,000110
Paris1273Daniel ChuprunUnited States267,50089
Paris1274Jeremy AusmusUnited States268,00089
Paris1275Dmitrii PerfilevUnited States536,500179
Paris1277Josh PollockUnited States137,00046
Paris1278Johnathan HolsonbackUnited States160,00053
Paris1281Manuel StojanovicUnited States373,000124
Paris1282Eddy NedialkovBulgaria216,50072
Paris1283Clayton KalisekUnited States110,50037
Paris1285Joao SimaoBrazil259,00086
Paris1286Tomer DanielUnited States309,000103
Paris1287Nacho BarberoArgentina156,00052
Paris1288Brent RobertsUnited States209,50070
Paris1292Roussos KoliakoudakisGreece383,000128
Paris1293Brandon SchaeferUnited States93,00031
Paris1295Aaron KatzUnited States117,50039
Paris1296DID NOT REPORT 1 10
Paris1297Mark BixlerUnited States64,00021
Paris1298Dash DudleyUnited States153,00051
Paris1301Cliff JosephyUnited States266,00089
Paris1302Fabian SchoneckGermany199,50067
Paris1303Michael KamranUnited States170,00057
Paris1304Steven SarmientoUnited States246,00082
Paris1305Christopher TrangUnited States234,00078
Paris1306Stephen HubbardUnited States184,50062
Paris1308Jesse RockowitzUnited States157,50053
Paris1312Daniel HarmetzUnited States275,00092
Paris1313Taha MarufUnited States94,00031
Paris1314Duarte BaptistaPortugal484,500162
Paris1315John RacenerUnited States311,500104
Paris1316Dan ColpoysUnited States36,00012
Paris1317James CavanaughUnited States146,00049
Paris1318John KabbajUnited Kingdom61,00020
Paris1321Kristopher TongUnited States444,500148
Paris1322Ferenc DeakHungary377,500126
Paris1324Chris BrewerUnited States201,00067
Paris1325David WilliamsUnited States315,000105
Paris1326Christopher MeyersUnited States338,000113
Paris1328Noah SchwartzUnited States98,50033
Paris1332Frank CrivelloUnited States575,000192
Paris1333Michael DolleUnited States159,50053
Paris1334Veselin KarakitukovBulgaria222,50074
Paris1335Vasil MedarovBulgaria112,50038
Paris1336Matthew WantmanUnited States147,00049
Paris1337Stefan WilliamsUnited States338,000113
Paris1338Dario SammartinoItaly276,00092
Paris1341Aaron MermelsteinUnited States417,000139
Paris1342Allan LeUnited States205,00068
Paris1344John BeauprezUnited States342,500114
Paris1345James Chen (US)United States553,000184
Paris1346John RiordanUnited States265,50089
Paris1347Ap GarzaUnited States301,500101
Paris1348Keith LehrUnited States214,50072
Paris1351Tong LiChina313,500105
Paris1352Mohammad AraniUnited States285,00095
Paris1353Leonid YanovskiIsrael90,50030
Paris1354Philip MarsicoUnited States225,00075
Paris1355Chris DeMaciUnited States586,000195
Paris1356Conrad De ArmasUnited States437,500146
Paris1358Ronald KeijzerNetherlands370,500124
Paris1362Chance KornuthUnited States333,000111
Paris1363Connor DrinanCanada394,000131
Paris1364Philip WiszowatyUnited States287,50096
Paris1365Krasimir YankovBulgaria247,00082
Paris1366Danny HannawaUnited States198,50066
Paris1367Ian MatakisUnited States106,00035
Paris1368Jordan SpurlinUnited States124,00041
Paris1371Eelis PärssinenFinland415,500139
Paris1372Christian HarderUnited States165,50055
Paris1373Erle MankinUnited States305,000102
Paris1374Ola AmundsgardNorway201,50067
Paris1375Maxx ColemanUnited States144,00048
Paris1377Phil IveyUnited States360,500120
Paris1378Sam SoverelUnited States191,50064
Paris1382Laszlo BujtasHungary84,50028
Paris1383Anson TsangHong Kong259,50087
Paris1384Gjergj SinishtajUnited States136,00045
Paris1385Brandon CrawfordUnited States132,00044
Paris1386DID NOT REPORT 2 10
Paris1387Adam HendrixUnited States111,00037
Paris1388Emmanuel SebagUnited States341,500114
Paris1391Evgeni TurevskiRussia182,00061
Paris1392Phil GalfondUnited States162,00054
Paris1393Corey HochmanUnited States120,00040
Paris1395Josh AriehUnited States199,00066
Paris1396Krzysztof MagottPoland263,00088
Paris1397Evan KrentzmanUnited States28,50010
Paris1398Joseph CheongUnited States169,00056
Paris1402Blake NapieralaUnited States177,50059
Paris1403Danny NoamUnited States280,50094
Paris1404Michael DuekUnited States197,00066
Paris1405Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil309,000103
Paris1406Aleksey FilatovUnited States206,50069
Paris1407Brayden GazlayUnited States375,500125
Paris1408Jared BleznickUnited States601,500201
Paris1411Michael RoccoUnited States260,00087
Paris1413Ian BradleyUnited Kingdom58,50020
Paris1414Iaroslav BoikoUkraine83,50028
Paris1415Sam SteinUnited States411,000137
Paris1416Scott BallUnited States403,500135
Paris1417Philip LongUnited Kingdom101,50034
Paris1418Bryce YockeyUnited States219,00073
Paris1421Artem MaksimovRussia278,50093
Paris1423David ProciakUnited States206,50069
Paris1424Nicholas JuliaUnited States141,00047
Paris1425Benoit GallandCanada53,50018
Paris1426Matthew ShepskyUnited States233,00078
Paris1427Ben DieboldUnited States46,00015
Paris1428Mark BerenteHungary175,00058
Paris1431Ben LambUnited States540,500180
Paris1432Anthony ZinnoUnited States319,000106
Paris1433Brian RastUnited States395,500132
Paris1434Sean WinterUnited States578,000193
Paris1435Chris LeeUnited States136,00045
Paris1436Joseph LibertaUnited States173,00058
Paris1438Erik SeidelUnited States127,00042
Paris1441Johann IbanezColombia271,00090
Paris1442Ayaz MahmoodUnited States227,50076
Paris1443David BenyamineFrance84,00028
Paris1444Fabian BrandesGermany146,00049
Paris1445Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom69,50023
Paris1446DID NOT REPORT 3 84,00028
Paris1447Richard GrykoUnited Kingdom112,00037

End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Jared Bleznick us
Jared Bleznick
us 601,500 231,500
Chris DeMaci us
Chris DeMaci
us 586,000 -4,000
Sean Winter us
Sean Winter
us 578,000 -2,000
Frank Crivello us
Frank Crivello
us 575,000 125,000
James Chen (US) us
James Chen (US)
us 553,000 103,000
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us 540,500 -59,500
Dmitrii Perfilev us
Dmitrii Perfilev
us 536,500 536,500
Duarte Baptista pt
Duarte Baptista
pt 484,500 484,500
Kristopher Tong us
Kristopher Tong
us 444,500 444,500
Conrad De Armas us
Conrad De Armas
us 437,500 212,500
Aaron Mermelstein us
Aaron Mermelstein
us 417,000 417,000
Eelis Pärssinen fi
Eelis Pärssinen
fi 415,500 -84,500
Sam Stein us
Sam Stein
us 411,000 -39,000
Scott Ball us
Scott Ball
us 403,500 208,500
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 395,500 -7,500
Connor Drinan us
Connor Drinan
us 394,000 44,000
Roussos Koliakoudakis gr
Roussos Koliakoudakis
gr 383,000 233,000
Ferenc Deak hu
Ferenc Deak
hu 377,500 107,500
Brayden Gazlay us
Brayden Gazlay
us 375,500 375,500
Manuel Stojanovic at
Manuel Stojanovic
at 373,000 373,000
Ronald Keijzer nl
Ronald Keijzer
nl 370,500 215,500
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 360,500 30,500
John Beauprez us
John Beauprez
us 342,500 237,500
Emmanuel Sebag US
Emmanuel Sebag
US 341,500 321,500
Christopher Meyers us
Christopher Meyers
us 338,000 338,000

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Day 1 Completed

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

A strong turnout of 196 entries thus far has once more cemented the prestige of this event and all those with chips at their disposal have bagged up for the night. They will be back at 2pm local time for the restart of Day 2 with another two levels of late registration available.

Assorted chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Brewer Takes From Sammartino

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

In a battle of the blinds, the turn showed {j-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and Chris Brewer made it 20,000 to go out of the small blind. Dario Sammartino called out of the big blind and they headed to the {6-Hearts} on the river.

Brewer now bet 55,000 with 1,000 behind and Sammartino tossed his cards into the muck.

Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it 295,000 90,000
Chris Brewer US
Chris Brewer
US 198,000 198,000

Tags: Chris BrewerDario Sammartino

Racener Chips Up With Aggression

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

Following a cutoff raise to 6,000 by James Chen in the cutoff, Matthew Wantman on the button and John Racener in the big blind called. They headed to the {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}{3-Diamonds} flop on which it checked to Chen, who bet 10,000. Wantman called and Racener then went for a check-raise to 47,000.

This shut down both opponents and Racener chipped up late on Day 1.

James Chen (US) us
James Chen (US)
us 450,000 450,000
John Racener us
John Racener
us 330,000 185,000
Matthew Wantman us
Matthew Wantman
us 140,000 50,000

Tags: John RacenerMatthew Wantman

Late Night Counts

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us 600,000 190,000
Chris DeMaci us
Chris DeMaci
us 590,000 15,000
Sean Winter us
Sean Winter
us 580,000 205,000
Eelis Pärssinen fi
Eelis Pärssinen
fi 500,000 105,000
Sam Stein us
Sam Stein
us 450,000 210,000
Veselin Karakitukov bg
Veselin Karakitukov
bg 370,000 270,000
Connor Drinan us
Connor Drinan
us 350,000 -80,000
David Williams us
David Williams
us 340,000 65,000
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 330,000 150,000
Yuri Dzivielevski br
Yuri Dzivielevski
br 330,000 215,000
Artem Maksimov us
Artem Maksimov
us 310,000 110,000
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
us 165,000 165,000
John Kabbaj gb
John Kabbaj
gb 60,000 -50,000
Ben Diebold us
Ben Diebold
us 40,000 -90,000
Tommy Le us
Tommy Le
us Busted

Zinno Gets Sinishtaj To Fold

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

Three ways to the {10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{7-Spades} turn, the action was checked by Stephen Chidwick in the big blind. Anthony Zinno bet 16,000 from under the gun and Gjergj Sinishtaj called on the button while Chidwick folded. The {8-Clubs} fell on the river and Zinno now bet 30,000.

Sinishtaj gave it some consideration and ultimately folded, exposing the {8-Hearts}{6-Clubs} in the process.

Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 280,000 50,000
Gjergj Sinishtaj us
Gjergj Sinishtaj
us 175,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 132,000 -13,000

Tags: Anthony ZinnoGjergj SinishtajStephen Chidwick