Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Williams Runs It Up on Day 1 of Event #45: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed
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
|1||Joshua Stefansky||United States||1,660,000||166|
|2||John Riordan||United States||972,000||97|
|3||Vincent Moscati||United States||959,000||96|
|4||Mark Liedtke||United States||943,000||94|
|6||Hossein Ghodosi||United States||826,000||83|
|7||Dylan Weisman||United States||803,000||80|
|8||David Levy||United States||784,000||78|
|9||Sander Van Wesemael||Netherlands||772,000||77|
|10||David Williams||United States||769,000||77|
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.
Follow all the PokerNews live updates through the conclusion of this event, as well as our continuing coverage of the WSOP from its new home in Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.
Seat Draw For Day 2
|Bally's||608||1||DID NOT REPORT 1||1||0|
|Bally's||608||2||Craig Hartman||United States||654,000||65|
|Bally's||608||3||Matthew Perez||United States||169,000||17|
|Bally's||608||4||Paul Fehlig||United States||750,000||75|
|Bally's||608||5||Jose Barcena||United States||302,000||30|
|Bally's||608||6||Will Berry||United States||99,000||10|
|Bally's||608||7||Allan Le||United States||110,000||11|
|Bally's||609||1||Dylan Weisman||United States||803,000||80|
|Bally's||609||2||Barry Grime||United Kingdom||307,000||31|
|Bally's||609||5||Michael Duek||United States||168,000||17|
|Bally's||609||6||Mark Liedtke||United States||943,000||94|
|Bally's||610||1||Shivam Kumar||United States||249,000||25|
|Bally's||610||2||Brandon Caputo||United States||81,000||8|
|Bally's||610||4||Riley Fuller||United States||280,000||28|
|Bally's||610||5||Jerold Saeman||United States||167,000||17|
|Bally's||610||7||Arnold Spee||United States||360,000||36|
|Bally's||610||8||Jason White||United States||225,000||23|
|Bally's||611||1||Brandon Cantu||United States||700,000||70|
|Bally's||611||3||David Prociak||United States||721,000||72|
|Bally's||611||4||Dash Dudley||United States||742,000||74|
|Bally's||611||6||Joe Serock||United States||63,000||6|
|Bally's||611||8||Brian Wepprecht||United States||720,000||72|
|Bally's||612||2||Vincent Moscati||United States||959,000||96|
|Bally's||612||4||John Riordan||United States||972,000||97|
|Bally's||612||5||Michael Holtz||United States||419,000||42|
|Bally's||612||6||Daniel Rohde||United States||168,000||17|
|Bally's||612||7||Joshua Stefansky||United States||1,660,000||166|
|Bally's||617||1||Jesse Vilchez||United States||338,000||34|
|Bally's||617||2||Paul Lenkeit||United States||171,000||17|
|Bally's||617||3||Glynn Beebe||United States||204,000||20|
|Bally's||617||4||Richard Acovino||United States||362,000||36|
|Bally's||617||5||Scott Baumstein||United States||156,000||16|
|Bally's||617||8||Kao Saechao||United States||710,000||71|
|Bally's||618||1||Shane Nardiello||United States||184,000||18|
|Bally's||618||2||Colin Gillon||United Kingdom||412,000||41|
|Bally's||618||3||Igor Zektser||United States||387,000||39|
|Bally's||618||7||Robert Cowen||United Kingdom||93,000||9|
|Bally's||619||2||Christopher Garland||United States||175,000||18|
|Bally's||619||3||Phillip Hui||United States||100,000||10|
|Bally's||619||4||James Darnaby||United States||710,000||71|
|Bally's||619||5||Cesar Torresdiaz||United States||91,000||9|
|Bally's||619||6||Jonathan Bryan||United States||225,000||23|
|Bally's||619||8||Justin Hughes||United States||204,000||20|
|Bally's||620||1||Alexander Yen||United States||289,000||29|
|Bally's||620||2||Charles Coultas||United States||611,000||61|
|Bally's||620||3||Chino Rheem||United States||355,000||36|
|Bally's||620||4||Joseph Carden||United States||79,000||8|
|Bally's||620||5||Jared Koppel||United States||472,000||47|
|Bally's||620||6||Matthew Newcombe||United States||479,000||48|
|Bally's||620||8||David Williams||United States||769,000||77|
|Bally's||625||1||Randy Evans||United States||250,000||25|
|Bally's||625||2||Carlos Guerrero||United States||103,000||10|
|Bally's||625||4||Matt Stout||United States||694,000||69|
|Bally's||625||5||Clemens Von Blanckenburg||Germany||198,000||20|
|Bally's||625||7||Veerachai Vongxaiburana||United States||417,000||42|
|Bally's||626||1||Hossein Ghodosi||United States||826,000||83|
|Bally's||626||2||Peng Shan||United States||99,000||10|
|Bally's||626||5||Scott Bohlman||United States||464,000||46|
|Bally's||626||6||Todd Ivens||United States||437,000||44|
|Bally's||626||7||Dan Schmiech||United States||87,000||9|
|Bally's||626||8||Michael Lipman||United States||164,000||16|
|Bally's||627||2||Steven Winsell||United States||182,000||18|
|Bally's||627||3||Randy Ohel||United States||460,000||46|
|Bally's||627||4||Davis Aalvik||United States||448,000||45|
|Bally's||627||5||Erick Lindgren||United States||127,000||13|
|Bally's||627||6||Sami Banizuraij||United States||187,000||19|
|Bally's||627||7||Jeff Lennon||United States||102,000||10|
|Bally's||627||8||Marco Johnson||United States||207,000||21|
|Bally's||628||1||Steven Gorder||United States||187,000||19|
|Bally's||628||3||John Weirich||United States||274,000||27|
|Bally's||628||5||Thomas Mullen||United States||256,000||26|
|Bally's||628||6||Angel Aguilar||United States||258,000||26|
|Bally's||628||7||Travis Pearson||United States||755,000||76|
|Bally's||628||8||Dmitriy Konikov||United States||218,000||22|
Official End of Day 1 Chip Counts (full)
Stefansky Makes A Massive Call to Take Chip Lead
As most players were bagging up for the night, the biggest pot of the tournament was being played at table 410.
There was already 250,000 in the middle on the river and Joshua Stefansky bet 195,000. Table chip leader Chino Rheem then moved all in to send Stefanky deep into the tank.
Stefansky thought it over for several minutes before finally tossing in a call.
Rheem was hesitant to show and Stefansky rolled over a set of sixes as Rheem mucked. Stefansky raked in a massive double as play came to an end.
Williams Bets Big to Force a Fold
There was already a few hundred thousand in the middle on a completed board of and David Williams cut out a huge bet of 240,000.
His opponent thought for a few seconds, but laid it down as Willaims holds one of the biggest stacks in the room as the night ends.
Last Three Hands of the Night
With the clock winding down, the final three hands of the night will be played before bagging and tagging.
All surviving players will return on Wednesday, June 22 at noon for Day 2.
The board currently shows 102 players remaining.
Williams and Rheem Are Still Surging in Late Night Chip Counts
Last Level of the Night
Players will finish up this last level before bagging up for the night.