Event #18: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha
Days:
1a1b23

Highlights

Highlights

Event #18: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha
Day 1b Completed

Adam Owen Rides Multiple Double KOs to Chip Lead for Day 1b

Brentharrington • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
Adam Owen
Adam Owen

Adam Owen bagged the chip lead for Day 1b of Event #18: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha with 410,000. Owen will lead the way for 45 other players when they start Day 2 tomorrow at 2 p.m. tomorrow.

Day 1a drew 1,711 players and 1b drew 1,479 and 107 total players will return for Day 2.

This year's event saw 707 more entries that last year. Of course this year's field was bolstered by the second flight, but it still leaves the "PLO-lossus" as the biggest live PLO tournament in the world. The defending champion Ryan Laplante failed to bag, so there will be a new champion in this event.

Kyle Bowker, Dylan Linde, Mike Dentale, Felipe Ramos, Nacho Barbero, and the newest three-time WSOP bracelet winner Frank Kassela could not make Day 2.

Some old school faces managed to find a bag, with Chris Ferguson and Erick Lindgren each bagging in Day 1b. JC Tran (147,000) doubled up two times late and also bagged for Day 2 in search of his third WSOP bracelet.

Avi Lam, Tomas Gelezuinas, Rep Porter and Darren Taylor round out the top five stacks from Day 1b. Porter had an early move to Jason Mercier's (272,000) and spent the early part of the day holding a shorter stack, before exploding late and competing for the chip lead. Mercier managed to jump way in front early, hitting the 100,000 mark early in the day.

The players return tomorrow at 2 p.m. to take their shot at the second-ever $565 PLO bracelet at the WSOP.

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Day 2 Seat Draw

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Brasilia7151Danny SchultzGermany96,000
Brasilia7152Eric DoerrUnited States136,000
Brasilia7153Jason StockfishUnited States224,000
Brasilia7154Joshua ReichardUnited States270,000
Brasilia7155Rene HochmuthGermany75,500
Brasilia7156Filippos StavrakisUnited States165,000
Brasilia7157Igor SharaskinRussian Federation173,000
Brasilia7158Hassan TahsildarUnited States425,000
Brasilia7159Thomas ZanotUnited States52,000
      
Brasilia7161Maxx ColemanUnited States238,000
Brasilia7162Jeff SluzinskiUnited States122,000
Brasilia7163Erick LindgrenUnited States99,000
Brasilia7164Ankush MandaviaUnited States299,000
Brasilia7165Michel LeibgorinFrance222,000
Brasilia7166Yashuo ChinUnited States222,000
Brasilia7167Andre NyffelerUnited States85,000
Brasilia7168Ryan WinceUnited States180,000
      
Brasilia7171Nicholas SeikenUnited States126,000
Brasilia7172Kevin PionkowskiUnited States77,000
Brasilia7173James RayUnited States135,000
Brasilia7174Hunter CichyUnited States133,000
Brasilia7175Douglas SpicerUnited States50,000
Brasilia7176Martin KozlovAustralia153,000
Brasilia7177Brent RobertsUnited States93,000
Brasilia7178Chris FergusonUnited States96,000
Brasilia7179Paresh DoshiUnited States42,000
      
Brasilia7181Pierce MckellarUnited States200,000
Brasilia7182Lee WatkinsonUnited States46,000
Brasilia7183Yves KupfermunzBelgium136,000
Brasilia7184A-Vi LamCanada309,000
Brasilia7185Bariz SudhanshuUnited States43,000
Brasilia7186Cody SlaubaughUnited States726,000
Brasilia7187Kevin NapadowUnited States96,000
Brasilia7188Shady BadranUnited States159,000
Brasilia7189Dien LeUnited States64,000
      
Brasilia7191Jae LimUnited States28,000
Brasilia7192Rep PorterUnited States337,000
Brasilia7193James ChenUnited States116,000
Brasilia7194Juan TejedaUnited States181,000
Brasilia7195Joey IngramUnited States40,000
Brasilia7196Riley FullerUnited States42,000
Brasilia7197Wing WongUnited States106,000
Brasilia7198Nathan GambleUnited States180,000
Brasilia7199Dermot BlainIreland44,000
      
Brasilia7201Andreas KrauseGermany33,000
Brasilia7202John DallaireUnited States231,000
Brasilia7203Matthew ColvinUnited States31,000
Brasilia7204Shiva DudaniUnited States55,000
Brasilia7205Frank BonacciUnited States86,000
Brasilia7206Andrew WhitakerUnited States183,000
Brasilia7207Adam GoldbergUnited States76,000
Brasilia7208Patrick RuthUnited States68,000
Brasilia7209Scott DaviesUnited States110,000
      
Brasilia7211Marek OhniskoCzech Republic243,000
Brasilia7212Robert WestUnited States187,000
Brasilia7213Darius TamuleviciusLithuania142,000
Brasilia7214Victa ParkUnited States248,000
Brasilia7215Ruslan DykshteynUnited States277,000
Brasilia7216Joe BeeversUnited Kingdom168,000
Brasilia7217Mark DavisIreland143,000
Brasilia7218Jason MercierUnited States272,000
Brasilia7219Will FaillaUnited States111,000
      
Brasilia7221Renier GonzalezUnited States97,000
Brasilia7222Jessie BryantUnited States167,000
Brasilia7223Brock ParkerUnited States125,000
Brasilia7224Andrew BarberUnited States63,000
Brasilia7225Jonathan ZarinUnited States143,000
Brasilia7226Jim HademenosUnited States290,000
Brasilia7227Matt RepinskiUnited States130,000
Brasilia7228Daniel PearlmanUnited States60,000
Brasilia7229Lars NickolaiGermany160,000
      
Brasilia7231Ronald GesmundoCanada220,000
Brasilia7232Adam OwenUnited Kingdom410,000
Brasilia7233Senovio Ramirez IIIUnited States56,000
Brasilia7234Santiago TorresSpain66,000
Brasilia7235Alexander PetersonUnited States57,000
Brasilia7236Daniel HarmetzUnited States150,000
Brasilia7237Christopher PhoelUnited States31,000
Brasilia7238Thi NgoCanada190,000
Brasilia7239Joseph SandersUnited States154,000
      
Brasilia7241Sean LegendreUnited States61,000
Brasilia7242Tomas GeleziunasLithuania368,000
Brasilia7243Tyler CoatesUnited States76,000
Brasilia7244Eric FroehlichUnited States242,000
Brasilia7245Mark RadojaCanada109,000
Brasilia7246JC TranUnited States147,000
Brasilia7247Jie GaoCanada59,000
Brasilia7248Andrew BulliardUnited States147,000
Brasilia7249Richard EllermanUnited States23,000
      
Brasilia7261Foster HearnUnited States162,000
Brasilia7262Jeffrey TrudeauUnited States218,000
Brasilia7263Adam SwanUnited States92,000
Brasilia7264Eli LoewenthalUnited States148,000
Brasilia7265Marco PalaciosUnited States113,000
Brasilia7266Tyler SmithUnited States171,000
Brasilia7267Thai TranUnited States66,000
Brasilia7268Alan SternbergUnited States112,000
Brasilia7269Daniel RuizUnited States117,000
      
Brasilia7271Steven LoneyUnited States78,000
Brasilia7272Darren TaylorUnited Kingdom323,000
Brasilia7273Ricardo AlvaradoUnited States269,000
Brasilia7274Lucas FordAustralia78,000
Brasilia7275Ryan D'AngeloUnited States216,000
Brasilia7276Timothy WoodsonUnited States72,000
Brasilia7277Florian StrasserAustria33,000
Brasilia7278David DiiorioUnited States133,000
Brasilia7279Kyle MontgomeryUnited States233,000
Adam Owen gb
Adam Owen
gb 410,000
Avi Lam CA
Avi Lam
CA 389,000 389,000
Tomas Geleziunas ch
Tomas Geleziunas
ch 368,000
Rep Porter us
Rep Porter
us 332,000 -5,000
Darren Taylor us
Darren Taylor
us 323,000

Tags: Adam OwenChris FergusonErick LindgrenFelipe RamosFrank KasselaJason MercierJC TranJose Ignacio BarberoKyle BowkerMike DentaleRep PorterRyan Laplante

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
Adam Owen gb
Adam Owen
gb 410,000 5,000
Tomas Geleziunas ch
Tomas Geleziunas
ch 368,000 368,000
Rep Porter us
Rep Porter
us 337,000 -42,000
Darren Taylor us
Darren Taylor
us 323,000 323,000
A-Vi Lam CA
A-Vi Lam
CA 309,000
Jim Hademenos US
Jim Hademenos
US 290,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 272,000 109,000
Joshua Reichard us
Joshua Reichard
us 270,000
Victa Park US
Victa Park
US 248,000
Marek Ohnisko cz
Marek Ohnisko
cz 243,000
Kyle Montgomery us
Kyle Montgomery
us 233,000 -65,000
Yashuo Chin us
Yashuo Chin
us 222,000
Michel Leibgorin fr
Michel Leibgorin
fr 222,000
Pierce McKellar us
Pierce McKellar
us 200,000 -43,000
Andrew Whitaker us
Andrew Whitaker
us 183,000
Juan Tejeda US
Juan Tejeda
US 181,000
Igor Sharaskin ru
Igor Sharaskin
ru 173,000
Foster Hearn US
Foster Hearn
US 162,000
Lars Nickolai de
Lars Nickolai
de 160,000
Shady Badran US
Shady Badran
US 159,000
Daniel Harmetz us
Daniel Harmetz
us 150,000 -140,000
Andrew Bulliard us
Andrew Bulliard
us 147,000
JC Tran us
JC Tran
us 147,000 87,000
Jonathan Zarin us
Jonathan Zarin
us 143,000 94,225
Eric Doerr us
Eric Doerr
us 136,000

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Play Concludes for Day 1b

Brentharrington • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

Players are bagging their chips for Day 2. A recap of the day's action will be up shortly.

Rep Porter Gets Closer to Adam Owen After Jimmy Ray Folds Aces

Brentharrington • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

Jimmy Ray opened to 20,000 and Rep Porter defended the big blind.

The flop was {10-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} and both players checked. The turn was the {3-Spades} and Porter bet 32,000. Ray called.

The river was the {j-Hearts} and Porter led again, this time making it 60,000. Ray folded aces face up.

"I think I was good on the turn," he said as Porter collected the pot.

Adam Owen is still just ahead of Porter as the final hands are being dealt in level 18.

Adam Owen gb
Adam Owen
gb 405,000 3,000
Rep Porter us
Rep Porter
us 379,000 49,000
Jimmy Ray US
Jimmy Ray
US 133,000 37,000

Tags: Adam OwenRep PorterJimmy Ray

Level:
18
Blinds:
3,000/6,000
Ante:
0

Updated Counts

Brentharrington • Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante
Rep Porter
Rep Porter

Rep Porter is making a run for the chip lead, but Adam Owen is managing to stay ahead of him and is now over 400,000.

Adam Owen gb
Adam Owen
gb 402,000 62,000
Rep Porter us
Rep Porter
us 330,000 70,000
Kyle Montgomery us
Kyle Montgomery
us 298,000 75,000
Daniel Harmetz us
Daniel Harmetz
us 290,000
Josh Reichard us
Josh Reichard
us 255,000
Victor Park US
Victor Park
US 247,000 109,000
Erick Lindgren us
Erick Lindgren
us 102,000 -16,000
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
us 81,000 25,000
JC Tran us
JC Tran
us 60,000 -9,900
Michelle Chin US
Michelle Chin
US 54,000 -76,000

Tags: Rep PorterAdam Owen

Level:
17
Blinds:
2,500/5,000
Ante:
0

What's Going On?

Brentharrington • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

As players near the final two levels of play for Day 1b, the knockouts are happening pretty consistently. Several notable players have been knocked out this level. Adam Owen has extended his lead and Kyle Montgomery has gone from 50,000 to 225,000. Here's what went down.

  • Adam Owen won another three-way all in against two players who both held pocket kings. Owen won the hand with {a-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{q-Spades}{8-Spades} and made aces up to earn another double KO.
  • Michelle Chin elminated former WSOP bracelet winner Lawrence Berg.
  • Kyle Montgomery, who was all in and barely had his opponent covered then pulled a miracle king on the river, has now passed 200,000 chips after knocking out Andy Philachack.
  • Kevin Napadow earned a double knockout with {a-}{a-}{4-}{5-}. He was up against {k-Clubs}{j-Spades}{9-Clubs}{7-Spades} and {k-}{k-}{3-}{3-}. The board ran out {q-Spades}{4-Spades}{4-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} and the player holding kings and threes cheered at making a full house. Napadow showed him the four-three that accompanied his aces and he got back up and headed to the rail.
Adam Owen gb
Adam Owen
gb 340,000 60,000
Rep Porter us
Rep Porter
us 260,000 55,000
Patrick Ruth US
Patrick Ruth
US 252,000 252,000
Pierce McKellar us
Pierce McKellar
us 243,000 28,000
Kyle Montgomery us
Kyle Montgomery
us 223,000 121,000
Alex Wilson us
Alex Wilson
us 169,000 -9,000
Michelle Chin US
Michelle Chin
US 130,000 38,000
Erick Lindgren us
Erick Lindgren
us 118,000 45,000
Kevin Napadow us
Kevin Napadow
us 100,000 100,000
Felipe Ramos br
Felipe Ramos
br Busted
Gregg Merko US
Gregg Merko
US Busted
Lawrence Berg us
Lawrence Berg
us Busted
Andy Philachack us
Andy Philachack
us Busted

Tags: Adam OwenAndy PhilachackKevin NapadowKyle MontgomeryMichelle Chin