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

Loren Klein Leads to Start Final Day But Two Six-Time Champs Linger

Loren Klein

Two six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winners will be part of the field for the third and final day of Event #41: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha. One — TJ Cloutier — is sitting near the top of the chip counts, while the other-- Jeff Lisandro is all the way at the bottom.

Just 18 players remain as to battle for the bracelet this afternoon. Cloutier begins the day with 449,000 — sitting sixth of 18 — while Lisandro comes in with the shortest stack, wielding 121,000. Loren Klein, however, has a WSOP bracelet of his own as well and comes into Day 3 with the chip lead.

Klein bagged 719,000 when the clock was paused on Day 2. Holding a slight lead over Chun Law with 638,000, Klein has the experience and skill set to conquer another WSOP final table. With over $1.2M in career WSOP cashes, Klein has made six final tables including two runner-up finishes in pot-limit Omaha events, not to mention his bracelet which he captured last year in a mixed no-limit hold’em/pot-limit Omaha event.

Sergej Barbarez (570,000), Jeff Williams (553,000) and Mark Wahba (462,000) currently round out the top five in the counts, with notables Danny Wong (299,000), Shankar Pillai (200,000) and Benjamin Juhasz (172,000) in the mix as well.

Pillai also holds a WSOP bracelet, capturing his back in 2007 in a $3,000 no-limit hold’em event. At least a third-place finish in this event will put Pillai over the $1 million mark in career WSOP earnings, as he currently rests at $925,596.

Other than the bracelet waiting for the eventual champ, so is a top prize of $231,483. By the end of the night, somebody will own both.

Keep it locked to PokerNews as we bring you all the action with live coverage until the final card is dealt.

Day 3 Seat Draw

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Brasilia7001Mark WahbaUnited States462,00039
Brasilia7002Jeff WilliamsUnited States553,00046
Brasilia7003Benjamin JuhaszHungary172,00014
Brasilia7004TJ CloutierUnited States449,00037
Brasilia7005Oskar SilowSweden421,00010
Brasilia7006Jonas VanbaelenGermany350,00029
Brasilia7007Danny WongUnited States299,00025
Brasilia7008Jordan SpurlinUnited States415,00035
Brasilia7009Raymond WaltonUnited States177,00015
Brasilia7011Lance HowardUnited States409,00034
Brasilia7012Jeff LisandroAustralia121,00010
Brasilia7013Sergej BarbarezUnited States570,00048
Brasilia7014Timothy BatowUnited States295,00025
Brasilia7015Chun LawUnited States638,00053
Brasilia7016Fabian SchoneckGermany124,00010
Brasilia7017Shankar PillaiUnited States200,00017
Brasilia7018Loren KleinUnited States719,00060
Brasilia7019Robert ParkUnited States150,00013

Tags: Benjamin JuhaszChun LawFabian SchoneckJeff LisandroJonas VanbaelenLoren KleinShankar PillaiTJ Cloutier