Event #41: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
Event #41: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
Day 1 Completed

Day 1 Draws to a Close with Chun Law Leading the Field

BrettC • Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante
Chun Law
Chun Law

Day 1 of Event #41: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha attracted a field of 870 players. The day concluded with 138 players remaining, seven from the money, as the top 131 get paid a minimum of $2,249. First place will be $231,483 accompanied by the prestigious WSOP gold bracelet.

The chip leader going into Day 2 is Chun Law, who bagged 179,100. Law won a massive pot against Jeff Williams towards the end of the day which vaulted him to the top of the leaderboard. Law is followed closely by Kyle Knecht, who bagged 148,400, and Philip Hayes, who bagged 139,000.

Some of the other notables and big stacks remaining are Toby Lewis (125,200), David Williams (71,700), TJ Cloutier (52,500), Thomas Taylor (45,100), Joe Cada (29,900), Jeff Lisandro (25,000) and defending champion Jiaqi Xu (10,200).

Phil Hellmuth, John Racener, Benny Glaser, Anthony Zinno, Michael Mizrachi, Barry Greenstein, Brandon Shack-Harris, Jonathan Duhamel, Joe Serock and Jason Mercier all played and busted on the day.

The players will return Thursday at noon local time and continue to play another 10 60-minute levels. The Day 2 survivors will return for Day 3 when they will play until a champion has been crowned.

The full table draw and full player lists will be posted as soon as available. Continue to follow along with us at PokerNews for all of the remaining coverage and action from the 2017 WSOP.

Day 2 Seat Draw

RoomTableSeatPlayersCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Brasilia7001Michael SandersUnited States12,50010
Brasilia7002Timothy BatowUnited States85,60071
Brasilia7003Andrii NadieliaievUkraine52,60044
Brasilia7004Gerhard SchleicherGermany10
Brasilia7005Toby LewisUnited Kingdom125,200104
Brasilia7006William Foster JrUnited States39,90033
Brasilia7007Joshua ReichardUnited States29,60025
Brasilia7008Jeff LisandroAustralia25,00021
Brasilia7009David WilliamsUnited States71,10059
Brasilia7011Judah BolserUnited States137,800115
Brasilia7012Benjamin JuhaszHungary56,10047
Brasilia7013Vincent MoscatiUnited States29,60025
Brasilia7014James FitzsimmonsUnited States16,60014
Brasilia7015Takuma SasaliJapan47,90040
Brasilia7016Jordan SpurlinUnited States48,70041
Brasilia7017Kyle BowkerUnited States49,00041
Brasilia7018Danny WongUnited States50,20042
Brasilia7019Robert DukesUnited States19,90017
Brasilia7021Mark WahbaUnited States42,40035
Brasilia7022Kyle KloecknerUnited States19,00016
Brasilia7023Rumen NanevBulgaria32,10027
Brasilia7024Dien LeUnited States51,50043
Brasilia7025Loren KleinUnited States49,30041
Brasilia7026Alexander FreundAustria81,90068
Brasilia7027Markov SofiaBulgaria68,50057
Brasilia7028Ashton GriffinUnited States83,40070
Brasilia7029Samuel GolbuffUnited States18,70016
Brasilia7031Jens KruuseSweden60,10050
Brasilia7032Philip HayesUnited States139,000116
Brasilia7033TJ CloutierUnited States52,50044
Brasilia7034Raymond WaltonUnited States31,50026
Brasilia7035Matt GiannettiUnited States35,10029
Brasilia7036Shiva DudaniUnited States62,90052
Brasilia7037Chris RubyUnited States42,60036
Brasilia7038Michael GygerUnited States95,90080
Brasilia7039John O'SheaIreland20,00017
Brasilia7041Robert PaddockUnited States98,50082
Brasilia7042Dennis BenavidesUnited States58,90049
Brasilia7043Paul FowlerUnited Kingdom69,20058
Brasilia7044Adam MonaghanAustralia15,50013
Brasilia7045Gregory KoloUnited States57,00048
Brasilia7046Matt WaxmanUnited States21,10018
Brasilia7047Robert ParkUnited States71,60060
Brasilia7048Tyler PattersonUnited States41,00034
Brasilia7049Stephen MoreschiUnited States29,00024
Brasilia7051Joshua TiemanUnited States26,60022
Brasilia7052Robert SlezakUnited States6,6006
Brasilia7053Rod FaniUnited States16,20014
Brasilia7055Sergej BarbarezGermany97,80082
Brasilia7056James St HilaireUnited States28,10023
Brasilia7057Andrew KlivanUnited States10,7009
Brasilia7058William StrongUnited States91,20076
Brasilia7059Jean Marc ThomasFrance34,20029
Brasilia7061Horacio Chaves CortesParaguay52,90044
Brasilia7062Andrew TengUnited Kingdom20,90017
Brasilia7063Jan ColladoGermany98,60082
Brasilia7064Kenneth PoUnited States75,20063
Brasilia7065Willy DingCanada105,20088
Brasilia7066Ted LevaUnited States77,30064
Brasilia7067Thiago GrigolettiBrazil66,90056
Brasilia7068William BlackUnited States15,50013
Brasilia7069Jason StockfishUnited States105,10088
Brasilia7071George LinkenbackUnited States15,30013
Brasilia7072Tim SeidenstickerUnited States29,30024
Brasilia7073Pallas AidinianUnited States19,80017
Brasilia7074Mohsin ViraniUnited States44,30037
Brasilia7075Robert MatuszewskiUnited States16,10013
Brasilia7076Brant HaleUnited States18,90016
Brasilia7077Brad RubenUnited States21,50018
Brasilia7078Zeik TuitIreland18,00015
Brasilia7079Zachary HirstUnited States42,20035
Brasilia7081Joshua GilkersonUnited States9,8008
Brasilia7082Tom MarcheseUnited States30,70026
Brasilia7083Dong SuhUnited States49,60041
Brasilia7084Terence GillettUnited States1,1001
Brasilia7085Thomas TaylorCanada45,10038
Brasilia7086Christopher DelgrandeUnited States101,00084
Brasilia7087Hoyt CorkinsUnited States13,30011
Brasilia7088Chun LawUnited States179,100149
Brasilia7091Jordan SimoneauUnited States12,80011
Brasilia7092Eric LescotBelgium32,80027
Brasilia7093Joon ParkCanada57,70048
Brasilia7094Joe CadaUnited States29,90025
Brasilia7095William KnightUnited States28,60024
Brasilia7096Rory Rees BrennanIreland47,40040
Brasilia7097Lance HowardUnited States42,60036
Brasilia7098James AnzalduaUnited States23,80020
Brasilia7099Jordan PolkUnited States95,90080
Brasilia7101Jeff WilliamsUnited States34,60029
Brasilia7102Kyle KnechtUnited States148,400124
Brasilia7103Chris BromleyUnited States10,1008
Brasilia7104Anthony HallumUnited States15,30013
Brasilia7105Filippos StavrakisUnited States53,20044
Brasilia7106Peter ClarkUnited States22,00018
Brasilia7107Tan NguyenUnited States35,00029
Brasilia7108Brian BorovayUnited States43,70036
Brasilia7109Sebastian LangrockAustria47,50040
Brasilia7111Fabian SchoneckGermany67,20056
Brasilia7112Nick SchwarmannUnited States11,0009
Brasilia7113Ben NirIsrael49,40041
Brasilia7114Maxx ColemanUnited States18,30015
Brasilia7115Andrew MoserUnited States10,4009
Brasilia7116Yevgeniy TimoshenkoUnited States6,7006
Brasilia7117Roussos KoliakoudakisGreece57,30048
Brasilia7118Senovio Ramirez IIIUnited States61,00051
Brasilia7119Mark HermUnited States66,40055
Brasilia7121Matt SterlingUnited States10,8009
Brasilia7122Tony CousineauUnited States22,00018
Brasilia7123Apoorva GoelIndia65,20054
Brasilia7124Angelos PettasGreece36,30030
Brasilia7125Yang LuChina17,40015
Brasilia7126Dan HeimillerUnited States6,9006
Brasilia7127George AbdallahUnited States34,60029
Brasilia7128Isaac MalcaPanama62,50052
Brasilia7129Yang GuoCanada18,30015
Brasilia7131Bernardo DiasBrazil13,30011
Brasilia7132Ville MattilaFinland21,50018
Brasilia7133Cesar GarciaSpain100,30084
Brasilia7134Shankar PillaiUnited States120,400100
Brasilia7136Steven LoubeUnited States39,10033
Brasilia7137Jonas VanbaelenGermany72,00060
Brasilia7138Jiaqi XuUnited States10,2009
Brasilia7139Shane AbbottUnited States73,10061
Brasilia7141Alex VenovskiUnited States29,40025
Brasilia7142Robert CowenUnited Kingdom29,40025
Brasilia7143James MorganCanada35,40030
Brasilia7144Ludovic LacayFrance90,00075
Brasilia7145Oskar SilowCanada89,70075
Brasilia7146Jeremy HarkinUnited States29,10024
Brasilia7147Frank PiocosUnited States15,20013
Brasilia7148Tom ChambersUnited States42,90036
Brasilia7149David ParedesUnited States70,00058
Brasilia7151Nghia LeUnited States77,70065
Brasilia7152Kevin PionkowskiUnited States22,20019
Brasilia7153Pablo BaiUnited States30,50025
Brasilia7154Kyle HoCanada20,10017
Brasilia7155Aaron OvertonUnited States69,90058
Brasilia7156Andreas KlattGermany36,00030

Tags: Anthony ZinnoBarry GreensteinBenny GlaserChun LawDavid WilliamsJason MercierJeffrey LisandroJiaqi XuJoe CadaJoe SerockJohn RacenerJonathan DuhamelPhil HellmuthPT HayesThomas TaylorTJ CloutierToby Lewis

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

BrettC • Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante
Chun Law us
Chun Law
us 179,100
Kyle Knecht us
Kyle Knecht
us 148,400
Philip Hayes us
Philip Hayes
us 139,000
Judah Bolser US
Judah Bolser
US 137,800
Toby Lewis gb
Toby Lewis
gb 125,200
Shankar Pillai us
Shankar Pillai
us 120,400
Willy Ding CA
Willy Ding
CA 105,200
Jason Stockfish us
Jason Stockfish
us 105,100
Christopher Del Grande US
Christopher Del Grande
US 101,000
Cesar Garcia es
Cesar Garcia
es 100,300
Jan Collado de
Jan Collado
de 98,600
Robert Paddock ca
Robert Paddock
ca 98,500
Sergej Barbarez de
Sergej Barbarez
de 97,800
Jordan Polk us
Jordan Polk
us 95,900
Michael Gyger US
Michael Gyger
US 95,900
William Strong us
William Strong
us 91,200
Ludovic Lacay fr
Ludovic Lacay
fr 90,000
Oskar Silow se
Oskar Silow
se 89,700
Timothy Batow us
Timothy Batow
us 85,600
Ashton Griffin us
Ashton Griffin
us 83,400
Alexander Freund at
Alexander Freund
at 81,900
Nghia Le us
Nghia Le
us 77,700
Ted Leva US
Ted Leva
US 77,300
Kenneth Po us
Kenneth Po
us 75,200
Shane Abbott US
Shane Abbott
US 73,100

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Will the Bubble Burst Before the Day Ends?

stoffmakers • Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante

The clock has just been paused and the tournament director announced that each table will play three more hands.

If at that point the field has 133 players left and is two players away from the money, all tables will play hand for hand until the bubble has burst.

Law Doubles Through Williams to Jump Into Lead

stoffmakers • Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante

Jeff Williams raised to 2,500 on the button and Chun Law defended from the big blind.

On the {10-Spades}{6-Spades}{2-Diamonds} flop, Law checked to Williams who bet 3,500. Law check-raised to 11,000 total and Williams called.

Law checked again on the {8-Hearts} turn and Williams bet the pot for 27,500 total. Law came back with another check-raise, this time all in for 46,300 more. Williams counted out some chips and eventually made the call.

Law: {J-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{10-Hearts}{2-Spades}
Williams: {Q-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{3-Diamonds}

Law was ahead with two pair but would have to dodge Williams' flush and straight outs.

The river was the {10-Clubs} and Law improved to a full house to double up and win the huge pot.

Chun Law us
Chun Law
us 175,000
Jeff Williams us
Jeff Williams
us 45,000 -111,600

Tags: Jeff WilliamsChun Law


Defending Champ Survives

[user340040] • Level 9: 400-800, 0 ante

Jiaqi Xu was under the gun and potted for 2,800. Marcelo Costa was in middle position and called, as did the big blind.

The flop was {6-Clubs}{j-Spades}{6-Diamonds}, and the big blind checked. Xu moved all in for his remaining 1,800. Costa called, and the big blind folded.

Xu tabled {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{8-Clubs}, and Costa showed {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}.

The turn was the {10-Diamonds}, and the river was the {2-Diamonds}, and Xu's full house was good enough to chip up against Costa's flush.

Jiaqi Xu US
Jiaqi Xu
US 11,600 11,600

Tags: Jiaqi Xu

Timoshenko Takes One

stoffmakers • Level 9: 400-800, 0 ante

It was folded around to the small blind, who limped in, and Yevgeniy Timoshenko checked his option from the big blind.

The small blind led out for 1,600 on the {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{4-Clubs} flop, and Timoshenko called. On the {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{4-Clubs} turn, the small blind bet 4,100. Timoshenko thought for a bit before he went all in for 2,200 more. The small blind folded, and Timoshenko took down the pot.

Yevgeniy Timoshenko ua
Yevgeniy Timoshenko
ua 15,100 5,100

Tags: Yevgeniy Timoshenko

TJ Cloutier Chases Player Away

stoffmakers • Level 9: 400-800, 0 ante
TJ Cloutier
TJ Cloutier

It was folded around to TJ Cloutier in the small blind, who raised to 2,200, and the big blind defended.

On the {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}{7-Spades} flop, Cloutier checked, and his opponent bet 2,000. Cloutier immediately announced, "Pot," for a raise to 10,400 total, and the big blind quickly folded.

Cloutier flashed an ace as he took down the pot.

Tj Cloutier us
Tj Cloutier
us 23,000 1,300

Tags: TJ Cloutier