Event #74: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha
Event #74: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha
Day 1 Completed

Day 1 Has Concluded in Event #74: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha

Toogood32 • Level 15: Blinds 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Alex Livingston
Alex Livingston

After 15 levels of play, Event #74: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha has wrapped up with 124 players bagging and tagging for Day 2. Those who made it through Day 1 will be playing for a $190,219 first-place prize.

The day saw 1,390 entrants take to the tables in the Paris Ballroom, with each knockout giving the winner a $500 bounty. Many notable players took to the tables, with a lot of them using their reentry option. Play was aggressive as players tried to build stacks early to give themselves better chances at scoring bounties.

Day 1 saw Player of the Year leader Dan Zack and second place Daniel Weinman, with Zack making the money to extend his lead at the top of the POY race. Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu were two other notables who joined Day 1 and they were even found seated next to each other at one point, shortly before they both busted.

Event #74: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Tamer KamelUnited Kingdom1,064,000
2Amir AminiCanada930,000
3Johann IbanezColombia910,000
4Pei LiCanada899,000
5Byron VereschaginUnited States780,000
6Travis PearsonUnited States771,000
7Enrico RudelitzAustria758,000
8John RiordanUnited States641,000
9Alex LivingstonCanada615,000
10Emrah CakmakFrance611,000

The bubble burst with Craig Hartman, as well as three other players, being eliminated, and they all chopped the min-cash of $1,504 for $376 each, plus any bounties they had won during the day.

Notable players with stacks going into Day 2 include recent bracelet winners Patrick Leonard (368,000) and Alex Livingston (615,000), Michael Watson (104,000), Joao Vieira (269,000), Connor Drinan (208,000), and Anthony Zinno (260,000).

The chip leaders from the day include Travis Pearson (771,000), Amir Amini (930,000), Johann Ibanez Diaz (910,000) and British pro Tamer Kamel (1,064,000).

Players will return to play on Day 2 at 2:00 p.m. local time for ten 60-minute levels. There will be a 15-minute break after every two levels with a 60-minute dinner break after level 21, six levels into the day.

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Tags: Craig HartmanDan ZackDaniel Weinman

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

KaleGozer • Level 15: Blinds 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Tamer Kamel gb
Tamer Kamel
gb 1,064,000 1,064,000
Amir Amini CA
Amir Amini
CA 930,000 930,000
Johann Ibanez co
Johann Ibanez
co 910,000 910,000
Pei Li
Pei Li
899,000 899,000
Byron Vereschagin us
Byron Vereschagin
us 780,000 780,000
Travis Pearson us
Travis Pearson
us 771,000 771,000
Enrico Rudelitz AT
Enrico Rudelitz
AT 758,000 758,000
John Riordan us
John Riordan
us 641,000 641,000
Alex Livingston ca
Alex Livingston
ca 615,000 65,000
Emrah Cakmak fr
Emrah Cakmak
fr 611,000 611,000
Simon Levy us
Simon Levy
us 601,000 601,000
Ryan Scully us
Ryan Scully
us 573,000 78,000
Robert McLaughlin us
Robert McLaughlin
us 566,000 566,000
Jacob Long us
Jacob Long
us 548,000 548,000
Nolan King US
Nolan King
US 541,000 401,000
Ryan Snickles us
Ryan Snickles
us 534,000 534,000
Jose Obadia US
Jose Obadia
US 531,000 531,000
Poorya Nazari ca
Poorya Nazari
ca 529,000 529,000
Babak Katuzian US
Babak Katuzian
US 505,000 505,000
Bart O'Connell us
Bart O'Connell
us 470,000 470,000
Erik Bauer nl
Erik Bauer
nl 449,000 449,000
Evan Avery us
Evan Avery
us 436,000 -49,000
Scott Ruddell US
Scott Ruddell
US 413,000 413,000
William Gross US
William Gross
US 408,000 408,000
Scott Anderson us
Scott Anderson
us 400,000 400,000

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Ireland Rivers a Miracle Against Scully

AndrewK47 • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

Ryan Scully opened the action to 10,000 from under the gun and it folded to Anderson Ireland in the cutoff who three-bet to 30,000 which only Scully called.

The flop came {4-Spades}{3-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and both players checked. The {3-Hearts} hit the turn and Scully bet 40,000 which was called.

The {k-Spades} completed the board and Scully checked over to Ireland who bet 65,000. Without much deliberation Scully made the call. Ireland confidently rolled over {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} for rivered top boat and Scully looked sick as he flashed {a-Clubs}{a-Spades} for the bigger over-pair.

Anderson Ireland us
Anderson Ireland
us 570,000
Ryan Scully us
Ryan Scully
us 495,000 -85,000

Tags: Anderson IrelandRyan Scully


The 'Rich' Get Richer as Zhu Lands His First Bounty

Toogood32 • Level 14: Blinds 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Yueqi Zhu
Yueqi Zhu

Yueqi 'Rich' Zhu was just involved in a pot where he three-bet preflop from the small blind versus the cutoff who called the 36,000.

On a board of {j-Spades}{9-Clubs}{2-Hearts} they got it in and Zhu had his opponent covered by just a few yellow 1,000 chips, for around 45,000 more.

Opponent: {q-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Yueqi 'Rich' Zhu: {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{2-Clubs}

The {6-Clubs} and {5-Spades} completed the board on which Zhu held up to get his first bounty of the tournament and get a much needed chip up.

Yueqi Zhu cn
Yueqi Zhu
cn 145,000 103,000