Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Dario Sammartino Chips Up Quickly to Start Strong in First $10K PLO8
Dario Sammartino didn't let a bit of a late entrance slow him down in Event #51: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship. Sammartino arrived a little more than halfway through the 10-level day, and he accumulated chips in fast and furious fashion, turning his 50,000 starting stack into 294,300 by day's end.
The young Italian has had a monstrously successful live tournament career, piling up over $6.5 million in cashes, but he has yet to capture World Series of Poker gold. He came close already this year when he finished third in the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop, and he's shaping up as a strong contender here in the first running of this PLO8 event.
Current WSOP Player of the Year leader Ray Henson also put a big stack in a bag, finishing with 169,200. He's having a fantastic WSOP thus far with a trio of final table finishes, including third place in the $1,500 PLO8.
Others bagging north of 200,000 included Ryan Miller (228,700), Sean Remz (224,700), Josh Arieh (212,500), and Tommy Chen (209,200) and Joe Tehan (200,300).
Overall, 116 players of the 207 total entrants made it through. Payout information was released by the WSOP after the close of registration when Level 9 began, and the impressive turnout resulted in a first-place prize of $511,147.
Some players who are no longer in contention for that half-a-million include Brandon Shack-Harris, Daniel Negreanu, Mike Gorodinsky, Stephen Chidwick, Mike Matusow and Nathan Gamble, who won the $1,500 PLO8 event just days ago.
Those who remain will come back to 1,000/2,000 blinds on Day 2, which gets going at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Come back to PokerNews then for more coverage of this new championship event.
|Brasilia||715||1||Joe Tehan||United States||200,300|
|Brasilia||715||3||Jeremy Joseph||United States||183,400|
|Brasilia||715||4||Marco Johnson||United States||140,700|
|Brasilia||715||5||Chris Ferguson||United States||57,100|
|Brasilia||715||6||Mike Wattel||United States||20,200|
|Brasilia||715||8||Shaun Deeb||United States||97,400|
|Brasilia||716||2||James Burns||United States||161,200|
|Brasilia||716||3||Trevor Reader||United States||58,500|
|Brasilia||716||5||David Benyamine||United States||86,200|
|Brasilia||716||7||Josh Arieh||United States||212,500|
|Brasilia||716||8||Andrew Kelsall||United States||29,400|
|Brasilia||717||1||James Daniloff||United States||58,100|
|Brasilia||717||3||Alex Miningham||United States||96,800|
|Brasilia||717||5||David Hunt||United States||DNR|
|Brasilia||717||6||Shane Douglas||United States||166,000|
|Brasilia||717||7||Edward Han||United States||151,400|
|Brasilia||717||8||Joel Ettedgi||United Kingdom||71,000|
|Brasilia||718||3||Ryan Lenaghan||United States||116,200|
|Brasilia||718||4||Calvin Anderson||United States||141,200|
|Brasilia||718||5||Benjamin Eilers||United States||20,900|
|Brasilia||718||6||Bryce Yockey||United States||147,900|
|Brasilia||718||7||Robert Cowen||United Kingdom||88,000|
|Brasilia||718||8||Joshua Tieman||United States||149,200|
|Brasilia||719||1||Christopher King||United States||124,800|
|Brasilia||719||2||Tim Seidensticker||United States||46,200|
|Brasilia||719||3||Robert Daniel||United States||22,800|
|Brasilia||719||4||Scott Bohlman||United States||26,200|
|Brasilia||719||6||Randen Honigman||United States||62,900|
|Brasilia||719||7||David Bach||United States||60,300|
|Brasilia||719||8||Christopher Roth||United States||94,000|
|Brasilia||720||1||Kate Hoang||United States||55,400|
|Brasilia||720||2||Cody Crouch||United States||43,600|
|Brasilia||720||3||Gregory Wry||United States||90,900|
|Brasilia||720||4||Tommy Chen||United States||209,200|
|Brasilia||720||6||Richard Ashby||United Kingdom||15,300|
|Brasilia||721||1||Ari Engel||United States||50,500|
|Brasilia||721||2||Paul Janiak||United States||42,900|
|Brasilia||721||3||Ryan Miller||United States||228,700|
|Brasilia||721||4||Bart Hanson||United States||40,600|
|Brasilia||721||7||Kyle Bowker||United States||83,000|
|Brasilia||721||8||John Monnette||United States||160,100|
|Brasilia||722||1||Dylan Wilkerson||United States||30,100|
|Brasilia||722||2||Mike Sexton||United States||50,000|
|Brasilia||722||4||Warren Sheaves||United States||51,700|
|Brasilia||722||5||Roland Israelashvili||United States||25,700|
|Brasilia||722||6||David "ODB" Baker||United States||167,500|
|Brasilia||722||7||Court Harrington||United States||45,200|
|Brasilia||722||8||Cary Katz||United States||39,400|
|Brasilia||723||1||Gary Bolden||United States||103,200|
|Brasilia||723||2||Steve Jelinek||United Kingdom||108,200|
|Brasilia||723||3||John Racener||United States||31,900|
|Brasilia||723||5||Damjan Radanov||United States||119,500|
|Brasilia||723||7||Tony Cousineau||United States||51,000|
|Brasilia||723||8||Michael Kong||United States||49,000|
|Brasilia||724||1||Ben Lamb||United States||68,700|
|Brasilia||724||2||Raymond Henson||United States||169,200|
|Brasilia||724||3||Noah Bronstein||United States||88,300|
|Brasilia||724||4||Nisim Cohen||United States||50,500|
|Brasilia||724||5||Victor Chang||United States||89,200|
|Brasilia||724||6||Ben Yu||United States||65,000|
|Brasilia||724||7||David Mcnally||United States||94,700|
|Brasilia||724||8||Alan Emerson||United States||34,100|
|Brasilia||725||1||Sean Remz||United States||224,700|
|Brasilia||725||2||Bruce Yamron||United States||67,500|
|Brasilia||725||3||Joshua Pender||United States||40,000|
|Brasilia||725||4||Timothy Flanders||United Kingdom||50,200|
|Brasilia||725||6||Andreas Klatt||United States||130,800|
|Brasilia||725||7||Tyler Groth||United States||105,000|
|Brasilia||725||8||Cai Zhen||United States||110,600|
|Brasilia||726||1||Brett Maistri||United States||62,700|
|Brasilia||726||3||James Chen||Taichung, TW||62,100|
|Brasilia||726||4||Daniel Zack||United States||34,900|
|Brasilia||726||6||Phillip Hui||United States||157,700|
|Brasilia||726||7||Darryll Fish||United States||61,400|
|Brasilia||727||1||Dylan Linde||United States||82,900|
|Brasilia||727||2||Bernardo Da Silveira Dias||Brasil||32,000|
|Brasilia||727||4||Michael Ross||United States||104,500|
|Brasilia||727||5||Chase Steely||United States||127,100|
|Brasilia||727||7||Marc Perlman||United States||73,000|
|Brasilia||727||8||Ryan Hughes||United States||141,900|
|Brasilia||728||1||Abdel Hamid||United States||22,800|
|Brasilia||728||2||Chris Bell||United States||12,800|
|Brasilia||728||3||David Nowakowski||United States||94,900|
|Brasilia||728||4||Karen Longfellow||United States||65,300|
|Brasilia||728||5||Lawrence Berg||United States||84,800|
|Brasilia||728||6||Owais Ahmed||United States||52,500|
|Brasilia||728||7||Jason Mercier||United States||67,300|
|Brasilia||728||8||Millard Hale||United States||44,100|
|Brasilia||729||1||Jason Gooch||United States||136,300|
|Brasilia||729||2||Mark Herm||United States||44,500|
|Brasilia||729||4||Ben Tang||United States||118,900|
|Brasilia||729||5||Eric Dawson||United States||47,500|
|Brasilia||729||6||Scott Clements||United States||193,600|
End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)
Bolden Eliminates Kitai
Davidi Kitai just got all his money in on the turn on a board of . The river was an , completing an ace-high flush draw for Gary Bolden, who had in his hand, but we didn't see his other two cards. They must have made a qualifying low better than a six, as Kitai held for aces and a six-low but got none of it.
Table Talk and a Clock
Kate Hoang limped in early position and Josh Arieh called. Ryan Miller bet the pot and Hoang and Arieh both called.
The flop brought two queens, , and Hoang bet 15,000. Arieh was the lone caller.
The turn was the and Hoang checked. Arieh bet 50,000 and Hoang went into the tank. She took a long time and eventually the clock was requested.
Aaron Katz was anxious to get his remaining stack into the mix and double up before the final minutes of Day 1 ticked off. Hoang eventually folded once the floor person started counting down from ten.
John Monnette was trying to get Arieh to show his hand, but all Arieh would reveal was two tens, . Miller was sort of paying attention when Hoang was talking about the contents of her hand and thought she folded what would have been the nuts.
"You folded queen seven?" he asked.
The table pointed out to him that queen seven would have been the nuts. At this, Arieh joked they should play 11 levels today.
"I will play this down to a winner today," Monnette said.
The next hand, Katz got his chance to double and did so through Ryan Miller. Katz had kings with an ace and ended up scooping the pot for a double thanks to the king kicker.
"I gave him all those chips," Katz said repeatedly of Miller's remaining stack.
Bowker Doubles Through Zhukov in Sick Fashion
We came upon a large pot being pushed to Kyle Bowker on a board of . Bowker had gotten in there with but was way behind the held by Viacheslav Zhukov. According to Andrey Zaichenko, they'd gotten it all in preflop and Bowker had run his straight, doubling to 95,000.
Daniel Negreanu Eliminated; Mike Sexton and Gary Bolden Chop the Pot
Mike Sexton filled us in on the action leading up to Negreanu's shove on the turn. According to Sexton, it was a five-way limped pot and the flop came . It checked to Negreanu in early position and he bet. Sexton called in late position and Gary Bolden called from under the gun.
The turn was the and Bolden checked. Negreanu went all in for 11,600 and Sexton and Bolden both called. On the river, Bolden bet the pot and Sexton called for less.
Sexton had the nut straight for the best high and Bolden's low was best. Negreanu was eliminated and Sexton and Bolden chopped the pot.
Anderson Doesn't Have it
Calvin Anderson bet 5,000 on a flop, and an opponent in the cutoff made it 16,000. Anderson came back with 29,000, giving his opponent pause.
"Giving you a chance to hit your low draw on the turn," Anderson said.
"No, I'm way ahead," came the response. "Just deciding if I move in now or not."
Evidently, the answer was not, as he just called. Both checked the and , and Anderson mucked upon being shown for trips.
"That's How You Win the Tournament"; Viacheslav Knocks Out Two
The player under the gun limped and Viacheslav Zhukov raised to 5,000 in the cutoff. Jon Turner raised the pot from the big blind and the initial limper moved all in for 30,800. Zhukov got a count and looked at both of his opponents' stacks. They were around the same amount.
Then he announced, "I'm not the favorite," and put forward a stack of pink chips to put Turner in. Turner called and was all in for 32,200 total. Zhukov had both his opponents at risk.
Under the gun player:
When they turned over their hands, tablemate Scott Bohlman said, "That's how you win the tournament," referring to Zhukov's two WSOP bracelets.
The board ran out . With no low available, Zhukov scooped the whole pot with two pair, queens and fives, eliminating Turner and the other all-in player in the process.
"That's how you win the tournament," Bohlman repeated as Zhukov stacked the chips.
All prize pool information from this event has been released by the WSOP and is available in the "Payout" tab above. The winner of the event will take home $511,147 and a gold WSOP bracelet. In total, 32 places will be paid, with a min-cash being worth $14,786.