After 10 levels of play on Day 1, just 238 players remain of the 719 who entered Event #82: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed at the World Series of Poker (WSOP). Day 2 will commence at 1 p.m. local time at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas.
The event generated a whopping $2,704,710 prize pool with the winner taking home $480,122 and the prestigious gold bracelet. The top 152 will secure a cash of at least $4,829.
Ten more levels will be played today, each lasting one hour. Players will get a 15-minute break after every two levels, and a 60-minute dinner break after Level 16, expected to be around 7:30 p.m.
Current Player of the Year leader Ian Matakis bagged 490,500 as he continues to absolutely dominate in this year’s WSOP. Only Tyler Gaston (552,500) finished Day 1 with a larger stack.
End of Day 1 Top Ten Chip Counts
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Tyler Gaston||United States||552,500||184|
|2||Ian Matakis||United States||490,500||164|
|4||Lukas Zaskodny||Czech Republic||481,500||161|
|5||Dylan Weisman||United States||455,500||152|
|7||Austin Apicella||United States||420,000||140|
|9||Michael Whitton||United States||413,500||138|
Some notable names who also found a bag on Day 1, include Player of the Year contender Shaun Deeb (282,000), Mike Gorodinsky (179,000), Daniel Negreanu (144,000), three-time bracelet winner David Baker (143,000), and six-time bracelet winner Brian Rast (44,000).
Those who survive today will return tomorrow for Day 3, where the field will play down to five players.
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