Event #45: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed

Williams Runs It Up on Day 1 of Event #45: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed

NicholasBaltz • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
David Williams

After registration ended on Day 1, there were 1,438 entries into Event #45: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed at the 2022 WSOP from Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas. From that field, a prize pool of $1,918,395 was generated and 216 made it into the money.

There were 97 players who advanced and first place will take home $311,782. They will all return on Tuesday, June 22, at noon, and play down to five players.

Event #45: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Joshua StefanskyUnited States1,660,000166
2John RiordanUnited States972,00097
3Vincent MoscatiUnited States959,00096
4Mark LiedtkeUnited States943,00094
5Daniel TordjmanFrance853,00085
6Hossein GhodosiUnited States826,00083
7Dylan WeismanUnited States803,00080
8David LevyUnited States784,00078
9Sander Van WesemaelNetherlands772,00077
10David WilliamsUnited States769,00077

At day's end, WSOP bracelet winner David Williams (769,000) bagged one of the biggest stacks in the room. Williams surged up the leaderboard on the bubble and never looked back. The same could be said for Dylan Weisman (803,000) and Brandon Cantu (700,000) who will enter Day 2 with big stacks.

Chino Rheem (335,000) was on top of the leaderboard for most of the day, but he gave most of his chips up on one of the last hands of the night when Joshua Stefansky (1,660,000) made a huge call for a massive double. Stefansky will take a big advantage into Day 2.

A few other notables to find a bag included Erick Lindgren (127,000), Michael Holtz (420,000), and Johann Ibanez (244,000).

Some of the notables to play but bust on Day 1 included defending champion and reigning WSOP Player of the Year Josh Arieh. Arieh made the money but did not find a bag. Also in the field was last year’s runner-up and two-time bracelet winner Tommy Le who also bowed out by the end of the night.

A few others to fire a bullet included Daniel Negreanu, Pete Chen, Erik Seidel, Phil Hellmuth, and Ken Aldridge to name a few.

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Tags: Brandon CantuChino RheemDaniel NegreanuDavid WilliamsDylan WeismanErick LindgrenErik SeidelJohann IbanezJosh AriehJoshua StefanskyKen AldridgeMichael HoltzParis Las VegasPete ChenPhil HellmuthTommy Le