Event #69: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship
Event #69: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship
Day 1 Completed

Defending Champion Le Among Day 1 Chip Leaders of $10,000 PLO Championship

MikePatrick • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Tommy Le
Tommy Le

Another record-setting field of 641 entries and counting came together in the Paris Ballroom for a massive Day 1 of WSOP Event #69: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship (8-handed).

With registration open until the start of Day 2 on Sunday, the field will continue to grow to smash the former record of 518 entries from 2019, with Scott Seiver (452,000) and defending champion Tommy Le (400,000) among the biggest stacks to advance.

Event #69: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship Day 1 Top Ten Chip Counts

1Majid YahyaeiUnited States701,000280
2Peter LevineUnited States521,000208
3Kazuhiko YotsushikaJapan445,500178
4Scott SeiverUnited States425,000170
5Stephen BurnsUnited States417,500167
6Joachim HaraldstadNorway410,000164
7Tommy LeUnited States400,000160
8Eduardo Bernal SanchezColombia383,000153
9Luis VeladorUnited States381,500153
10Robert ValdenUnited States381,000152

Patrick Leonard (342,000), Allan Le (330,000), and Ken Aldridge (312,000) are among others to bag big, while 2019 champion Dash Dudley (65,000), Bruno Fitoussi (60,000), Matt Glantz, (39,000), and three-time bracelet winner Phillip Hui (26,500) are among those with some work ahead of them on Day 2.

Scott Seiver is among the chip leaders
Scott Seiver is among the chip leaders

With so many entries in the field there were also plenty of notables to not survive the day including multi-time bracelet winners Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Shaun Deeb, and Mike Matusow to name just a few.

All told, 264 of the original 641 will return Sunday to the Paris Ballroom at 2 p.m. As mentioned, several more are likely to enter before the start of play Sunday. Blinds will start at 1,000/2,500 with a 2,500 big blind ante. Last-minute registrants will start with 24 big blinds.

PokerNews will be with you for all ten levels of play Sunday (with a dinner break after Level 16). So be sure to keep it close to us for all the excitement from this and every event from the 53rd World Series of Poker from its new home at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.

Tags: Allan LeBruno FitoussiDaniel NegreanuDash DudleyKen AldridgeMatt GlantzMike MatusowParis BallroomPatrick LeonardPhil IveyPhillip HuiScott SeiverShaun DeebTommy Le

Day 2 Seat Draw

poolshir • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Paris1023Joseph CoudenUnited States37,00015
Paris1024Richard AustinUnited States119,50048
Paris1025Nick GuagentiUnited States32,00013
Paris1026Joshua LadinesUnited States77,00031
Paris1027Ryan LaplanteUnited States37,00015
Paris1028Christopher CostaUnited States156,00062
Paris1032Brent RobertsUnited States204,00082
Paris1033Vincent LamCanada69,50028
Paris1034Yuval BronshteinIsrael95,00038
Paris1035Benjamin DieboldUnited States61,00024
Paris1036Trevor HebertCanada100,00040
Paris1037Conrad FourieSouth Africa374,500150
Paris1041Brian HastingsUnited States43,00017
Paris1042Rick MataUnited States25,50010
Paris1043Jesse RockowitzUnited States53,00021
Paris1045John KabbajUnited Kingdom176,00070
Paris1047Dzmitry UrbanovichPoland63,00025
Paris1048Rick AlvaradoUnited States180,50072
Paris1051Yung HwangUnited States58,00023
Paris1052Eoghan O'DeaIreland202,50081
Paris1053Sam SteinUnited States348,000139
Paris1055Anderson IrelandUnited States71,00028
Paris1056Eduardo Bernal SanchezColombia383,000153
Paris1058Eric CloutierCanada83,00033
Paris1061Peter OhUnited States150,00060
Paris1062Roee ShalomIsrael71,00028
Paris1063Michael KuneyUnited States48,50019
Paris1064Iakov OnuchinRussia168,00067
Paris1066Josh PollockUnited States217,00087
Paris1067Quirin ZechGermany171,50069
Paris1071Ronald KeijzerNetherlands234,00094
Paris1072Peter BrooksUnited States137,00055
Paris1073Joachim HaraldstadNorway410,000164
Paris1075Ian DavisUnited States214,50086
Paris1076John RiordanUnited States75,50030
Paris1078Jordan ScottUnited States98,50039
Paris1082Jonathan GreeneUnited States42,00017
Paris1083Roman SoybelmanUnited States217,00087
Paris1084Andrew WatsonUnited States75,50030
Paris1086Thi Xoa NguyenFrance80,00032
Paris1087Tom McCormickUnited States156,00062
Paris1088Eli ElezraIsrael105,50042
Paris1092Ardit KurshumiUnited States224,00090
Paris1093Rob HollinkNetherlands211,00084
Paris1096Charles CoultasUnited States77,00031
Paris1097Alan ReyfUnited States250,000100
Paris1098Hanna KhalafUnited States23,5009
Paris1101Scott SeiverUnited States425,000170
Paris1102Adam DunkleUnited States96,00038
Paris1103Robert ValdenUnited States381,000152
Paris1105Kyle CartwrightUnited States166,50067
Paris1106Dan ShakUnited States216,00086
Paris1108Allan LeUnited States330,000132
Paris1112Michael CoxUnited States240,00096
Paris1113Dan ImanUnited States201,00080
Paris1114Fabian BrandesUnited States184,00074
Paris1117Richie AllenUnited Kingdom128,00051
Paris1118Matt LivingstonUnited States157,50063
Paris1121Andjelko AndrejevicUnited States40,00016
Paris1122Clemens Von BlanckenburgGermany75,00030
Paris1124Michael KrasienkoUnited States66,00026
Paris1125Matt VengrinUnited States66,50027
Paris1126Laurids NielsenUnited Kingdom100,50040
Paris1127Joao Augusto Pimenta BuenoBrazil127,50051
Paris1131Matthew WantmanUnited States157,00063
Paris1134Keith FerreraUnited States125,50050
Paris1135Zachary HirstUnited States137,00055
Paris1136Jaspal BrarCanada60,50024
Paris1137Eric FieldsUnited States247,00099
Paris1141Dennis DuranteUnited States68,00027
Paris1143Sylvain LoosliFrance48,50019
Paris1145Tom HuUnited States95,00038
Paris1146Daniel RezaeiAustria159,50064
Paris1147Kenneth LinUnited States164,00066
Paris1148Toby LewisUnited Kingdom229,00092
Paris1152Jesse ChinniUnited States203,50081
Paris1153Michael DuekUnited States225,50090
Paris1154Ryan SmithCanada108,50043
Paris1155Chris FraserUnited Kingdom297,500119
Paris1158Philip WiszowatyUnited States114,00046
Paris1161Badr ImejjaneUnited States252,000101
Paris1162Dante GoyaBrazil135,00054
Paris1163Thair KallabatUnited States202,00081
Paris1165Kristopher TateUnited States138,50055
Paris1167Konstantin BeylinUnited States53,50021
Paris1168Jordan SiegelUnited States53,00021
Paris1171David DatashviliUnited States179,50072
Paris1172Karen SarkisyanRussia75,00030
Paris1173Rory Rees-BrennanIreland66,50027
Paris1174Nithin EapenUnited States319,000128
Paris1176Austin MorinUnited States261,000104
Paris1177Kazuhiko YotsushikaJapan445,500178
Paris1181Stephen BurnsUnited States417,500167
Paris1182Matt StoutUnited States176,00070
Paris1183Omar MehmoodUnited States145,00058
Paris1184Nicholas ArandaUnited States29,00012
Paris1187Ryan FranklinUnited States299,000120
Paris1191Sondre SagstuenNorway50,00020
Paris1193Jens LakemeierGermany50,00020
Paris1194Anthony ZinnoUnited States75,50030
Paris1195Nitesh RawtaniUnited States252,500101
Paris1197Quang NgoUnited States49,00020
Paris1198Elior SionUnited Kingdom102,00041
Paris1202Sterling SavillUnited States232,50093
Paris1203David ColemanUnited States185,00074
Paris1205Tommy LeUnited States400,000160
Paris1206Yarin CohenUnited States150,00060
Paris1207Allison MarquesBrazil187,00075
Paris1208Davidi KitaiBelgium171,00068
Paris1211Jeff HakimLebanon124,00050
Paris1215Pankaj SharmaUnited States86,50035
Paris1216Noah BronsteinUnited States30,00012
Paris1217Sunita AdvaneyUnited States37,00015
Paris1218Jared JaffeeUnited States34,00014
Paris1222Joseph WagganerUnited States53,50021
Paris1223Nai HuTaiwan248,00099
Paris1226Ben LandowskiUnited States265,500106
Paris1227Taylor PaurUnited States120,00048
Paris1228Christoph CsikUnited States161,50065
Paris1231Tsugunari TomaJapan101,00040
Paris1232Rami BoukaiUnited States211,50085
Paris1235Benoit GallandCanada195,00078
Paris1236Matt SzymaszekUnited States170,50068
Paris1237Patrik JarosCzech Republic140,00056
Paris1241Nick SchwarmannUnited States155,00062
Paris1243Anik AjmeraIndia59,00024
Paris1244Jarrett HlavatyUnited States207,50083
Paris1245Maksim ReshetovRussia236,00094
Paris1247David CabreraSpain104,00042
Paris1248Miltiadis KyriakidesAustria275,000110
Paris1251Abraham FaroniUnited States38,00015
Paris1252Dominykas KarmazinasLithuania45,00018
Paris1253Shahar LeviIsrael249,500100
Paris1254Kyle MerronUnited States85,00034
Paris1256Tesfaldet TekleUnited States135,50054
Paris1258Michael WangUnited States116,00046
Paris1261Stephen JohnsonUnited States277,000111
Paris1262Melad MarjiUnited States249,000100
Paris1263Ognjen SekularacSerbia154,00062
Paris1265Frank KasselaUnited States278,000111
Paris1267Dario SammartinoItaly66,00026
Paris1268Ashly ButlerUnited States348,500139
Paris1271Scott BohlmanUnited States86,50035
Paris1272Scott BaumsteinUnited States213,50085
Paris1273Yin WuChina72,50029
Paris1275Ken AldridgeUnited States312,000125
Paris1276Brandon AdamsUnited States261,000104
Paris1277Hani MioUnited States139,00056
Paris1281Elliott HebdenUnited States50,50020
Paris1282Vivian SalibaBrazil266,500107
Paris1286John BeauprezUnited States71,50029
Paris1287Gregory WishUnited States142,50057
Paris1288Main MalanUnited States58,50023
Paris1291Tarkan KaradasAustria137,50055
Paris1293William BensonUnited States241,00096
Paris1294Stephen HubbardUnited States165,50066
Paris1295Tim GrauGermany113,00045
Paris1296Joseph LamkinUnited States112,50045
Paris1297Ismael BojangAustria83,50033
Paris1302Yashuo ChinUnited States89,50036
Paris1303Shiva DudaniUnited States106,00042
Paris1304Kristopher BurchfieldUnited States115,00046
Paris1306Fuad RazaviUnited States297,000119
Paris1307Zak LaikinUnited States10
Paris1311Blake NapieralaUnited States161,00064
Paris1312Tim SeidenstickerUnited States218,00087
Paris1313Dash DudleyUnited States65,00026
Paris1316Tommi LankinenUnited States45,00018
Paris1317Jeff MadsenUnited States242,00097
Paris1318Nathan ZimnikUnited States164,00066
Paris1321Mark StocktonUnited States189,00076
Paris1323Luis VeladorUnited States381,500153
Paris1324Nicholas BarisUnited States260,000104
Paris1326Isaiah GoldmanUnited States169,50068
Paris1327Patrick LeonardUnited Kingdom342,000137
Paris1328David NovoselUnited States117,50047
Paris1331Jonathan ColeUnited States42,50017
Paris1333Florin HaiducRomania61,00024
Paris1335Michael RussellUnited States95,50038
Paris1336Sokchheka PhoUnited States124,00050
Paris1337Matthew ShepskyUnited States87,50035
Paris1338Maxx ColemanUnited States199,00080
Paris1342Benedikt EberleUnited States119,00048
Paris1344Scott EskenaziUnited States174,00070
Paris1345Robert NehorayanUnited States369,500148
Paris1346Joseph LeungCanada188,50075
Paris1347James CrowshawCanada178,50071
Paris1348Nir CohenUnited States274,500110
Paris1351Sorel MizziCanada172,50069
Paris1352Oshri LahmaniIsrael197,00079
Paris1353Jered BettencourtUnited States137,00055
Paris1354Chris LeeUnited States115,50046
Paris1355Firas SadouUnited States150,00060
Paris1356Mr McswineyGermany154,50062
Paris1361Joseph CheongUnited States41,50017
Paris1362Anson TsangHong Kong260,500104
Paris1364David FunkhouserUnited States305,000122
Paris1366Bogdan CapitanRomania144,00058
Paris1367Andy SethUnited States65,50026
Paris1368Oswin ZiegelbeckerAustria365,000146
Paris1371Nohad TelianiCanada220,00088
Paris1372Farid DhananiUnited States57,00023
Paris1374Matt WaxmanUnited States85,00034
Paris1376Bruno FitoussiFrance60,00024
Paris1377Matt GlantzUnited States39,00016
Paris1378Ken FishmanUnited States137,50055
Paris1381Amit BenyacovIsrael55,50022
Paris1382Richard BelcastroItaly59,50024
Paris1384Jake SchwartzUnited States108,00043
Paris1385Phillip HuiUnited States26,50011
Paris1386Soheb PorbandarwalaUnited States207,00083
Paris1388Naor SlobodskoyIsrael91,00036
Paris1391Armando ColladoMexico143,50057
Paris1392Adi AbugazalUnited States52,00021
Paris1393Tarun GulatiUnited States165,00066
Paris1395Jonathan HutsonUnited States215,50086
Paris1397Cody RichUnited States205,50082
Paris1401William McmahanUnited States93,00037
Paris1402James MendozaUnited States312,500125
Paris1403Asem AlsaadiAlbania361,500145
Paris1405Jan-Peter JachtmannGermany83,00033
Paris1407Chun LiUnited States365,000146
Paris1408Brandon CaputoUnited States234,00094
Paris1411Jordan CristosUnited States150,00060
Paris1412Jianfei BaiUnited States129,00052
Paris1413Oliver WeisGermany142,50057
Paris1415James CzarneckiUnited States59,50024
Paris1417Jacob BaumgartnerUnited States233,00093
Paris1418Dmitrii PerfilevUnited States154,00062
Paris1422Esther TaylorUnited States161,00064
Paris1423Matthew McEwanUnited States240,50096
Paris1424Manh NguyenUnited States236,00094
Paris1425Lev ZerkalUnited States146,00058
Paris1426Khorchidian NichanLebanon18,5007
Paris1428Artem MaksimovRussia29,00012
Paris1431Vasil MedarovBulgaria337,000135
Paris1433Vincent MoscatiUnited States66,00026
Paris1434George WangUnited States304,900122
Paris1435Mohammad AraniUnited States68,00027
Paris1437Brekstyn SchuttenUnited States84,00034
Paris1441Aden SalazarUnited States101,00040
Paris1442Travis DoranUnited States83,00033
Paris1443Majid YahyaeiUnited States701,000280
Paris1444Norbert SzecsiHungary137,00055
Paris1445Xunen ZhengUnited Kingdom366,000146
Paris1446Peter LevineUnited States521,000208

End of Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

MikePatrick • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 455,000 25,000
Kazuhiko Yotsushika jp
Kazuhiko Yotsushika
jp 445,500 15,500
Stephen Burns us
Stephen Burns
us 417,500
Joachim Haraldstad no
Joachim Haraldstad
no 410,000 410,000
Tommy Le us
Tommy Le
us 400,000 90,000
Eduardo Bernal Sanchez co
Eduardo Bernal Sanchez
co 383,000 8,000
Luis Velador mx
Luis Velador
mx 381,500 336,500
Robert Valden us
Robert Valden
us 381,000 77,000
Conrad Fourie za
Conrad Fourie
za 374,500 4,500
Robert Nehorayan us
Robert Nehorayan
us 369,500 369,500
Xunen Zheng gb
Xunen Zheng
gb 366,000 366,000
Chun Li us
Chun Li
us 365,000 365,000
Oswin Ziegelbecker at
Oswin Ziegelbecker
at 365,000 365,000
Asem Alsaadi us
Asem Alsaadi
us 361,500 361,500
Ashly Butler us
Ashly Butler
us 348,500 121,000
Sam Stein us
Sam Stein
us 348,000 68,000
Patrick Leonard gb
Patrick Leonard
gb 342,000 2,000
Vasil Medarov bg
Vasil Medarov
bg 337,000 -18,000
Allan Le us
Allan Le
us 330,000 150,000
Nithin Eapen US
Nithin Eapen
US 319,000 319,000
James Mendoza us
James Mendoza
us 312,500 312,500
Ken Aldridge us
Ken Aldridge
us 312,000 -3,000
David Funkhouser us
David Funkhouser
us 305,000 75,000
George Wang US
George Wang
US 304,900 304,900
Ryan Franklin us
Ryan Franklin
us 299,000 -6,000

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Day 1 Completed

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

An unofficial 264 players out of 641 entrants have completed Day 1 and assorted chip counts as well as a recap of today's action are to follow.

Very Late Double for Leonard

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Patrick Leonard
Patrick Leonard

With 96,000 in the middle on a completed board of {j-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{j-Hearts}, Vasil Medarov bet the pot and then sigh-called the all-in of Patrick Leonard for little more. Leonard tabled the {k-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} and Medarov mucked the {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs} before paying 114,500 to his table neighbour.

Kazuhiko Yotsushika jp
Kazuhiko Yotsushika
jp 430,000 -70,000
Vasil Medarov bg
Vasil Medarov
bg 355,000 -135,000
Patrick Leonard gb
Patrick Leonard
gb 340,000 215,000

Tags: Patrick LeonardVasil Medarov

Final Five Hands

MikePatrick • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

Tournament staff has just announced that five more hands will be played before the surviving players bag up for the night.

Late Triple Up for Kabbaj

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

John Kabbaj had been down to as little as 25,000 and then got his chips in while facing action from Elior Sion and Dominykas Karmazinas.

On a board of {k-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}, Karmazinas banged his hand on the table as his {10-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Spades} for a full wrap and two pair on the turn earned no portion of the pot. Kabbaj tripled with the {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{4-Spades} for the nut flush while Sion doubled through Karmazinas with the {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}.

John Kabbaj gb
John Kabbaj
gb 130,000 55,000
Elior Sion gb
Elior Sion
gb 81,000 81,000
Dominykas Karmazinas lt
Dominykas Karmazinas
lt 42,000 -53,000

Tags: Dominykas KarmazinasElior SionJohn Kabbaj

Nguyen Sometimes Has It; Sometimes Not

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Thi Xoa Nguyen
Thi Xoa Nguyen

Tommy Le recalled a hand in which Thi Xoa Nguyen ran a triple barrel bluff with the {a-}{j-}{7-}{7-} on a {k-}{6-}{4-}{8-}{10-} board, which was looked up by Le with the {a-}{k-}{q-}{6-} for two pair.

Nguyen was involved in the action again just now and bet the {8-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{5-Spades}{2-Diamonds} turn as well as the {3-Diamonds} river with the final bet worth 34,000. Her sole remaining opponent reluctantly called and Nguyen tabled the {a-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{4-Clubs} for the straight.

"Ah, so sometimes you have it ..." the comment came while Nguyen raked in the pot with a smile. Naor Slobodskoy chimed in that they would have snap-called earlier had they known Nguyen's aggressive approach, which caused some laughter at the table.

Tommy Le us
Tommy Le
us 310,000 150,000
Thi Xoa Nguyen fr
Thi Xoa Nguyen
fr 125,000 -85,000
Naor Slobodskoy il
Naor Slobodskoy
il 110,000 20,000

Tags: Naor SlobodskoyThi Xoa NguyenTommy Le

Yotsushika Emerges Among the Big Stacks

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

Kazuhiko Yotsushika raised to 4,000 and was called by fellow big stack Vasil Medarov on the button. Patrick Leonard then raised to 19,000 in the small blind and both big stacks came along. The {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{6-Spades} flop was checked and the {2-Diamonds} followed on the turn. It checked to Yotsushika and he bet 40,000 in order to win the pot uncontested.

Kazuhiko Yotsushika jp
Kazuhiko Yotsushika
jp 500,000 500,000
Vasil Medarov bg
Vasil Medarov
bg 490,000 40,000
Patrick Leonard gb
Patrick Leonard
gb 125,000 -50,000

Tags: Kazuhiko YotsushikaPatrick LeonardVasil Medarov