After 17 levels of play, Day 1 of Event #58: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better at the 2022 World Series of Poker has come to an end. Out of the 1,303 players to start the day there were 203 who bagged tonight and with 196 spots being paid; they are almost in the money. The total prize pool is $1,739,505, with a min-cash of $2,404 and the first-place prize is $289,610.
The title of chip leader went to WSOP bracelet winner, Justin Liberto, who bagged 791,000 at the end of the night. Hailing from Baltimore, Liberto has multiple cashes under his belt over the years and won his first bracelet at the 2015 WSOP in Event #51: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed. He will be looking to add a second one to his collection but with two more days of play and a stacked field today, competition is fierce.
Event #58: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Justin Liberto||United States||791,000||132|
|2||Richard Crooks||United States||675,000||113|
|3||Jacob Ferro||United States||639,000||107|
|4||Peter Neff||United States||568,000||95|
|5||Michael Banducci||United States||555,000||93|
|6||Rodney Spriggs||United States||499,000||83|
|7||David Prociak||United States||432,000||72|
|8||Richie Allen||United Kingdom||425,000||71|
|9||Bradley Helm||United States||424,000||71|
|10||Corey Wade||United States||415,000||69|
Reigning champion of this event, Kevin Gerhart bagged 147,000 at the end of the night which was just under the average stack. Other notables and big stacks to end the night were Richard Crooks (675,000), Jacob Ferro (639,000), Peter Neff (568,000), Rodney Spriggs (495,000) and Alex Foxen (343,000).
The action will resume at 2:00 p.m. PT on June 28 in Bally’s where the players will continue to play for the coveted gold bracelet and the first place prize of $289,610. Blinds begin at 3,000/6,000 tomorrow and there will be 10 levels played.
Stay tuned to PokerNews for live updates on all of the action throughout the day as the $1,500 PLO8 event inches towards crowning its champion.