Event #51: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Event #51: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Day 1 Completed

Dario Sammartino Chips Up Quickly to Start Strong in First $10K PLO8

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante
Dario Sammartino
Dario Sammartino

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.

RoomTaleSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Brasilia7151Joe TehanUnited States200,300
Brasilia7152Stephen LadowskyCanada19,600
Brasilia7153Jeremy JosephUnited States183,400
Brasilia7154Marco JohnsonUnited States140,700
Brasilia7155Chris FergusonUnited States57,100
Brasilia7156Mike WattelUnited States20,200
Brasilia7158Shaun DeebUnited States97,400
Brasilia7161Joshua MammonCanada33,700
Brasilia7162James BurnsUnited States161,200
Brasilia7163Trevor ReaderUnited States58,500
Brasilia7165David BenyamineUnited States86,200
Brasilia7166Igor SharaskinRussia73,200
Brasilia7167Josh AriehUnited States212,500
Brasilia7168Andrew KelsallUnited States29,400
Brasilia7171James DaniloffUnited States58,100
Brasilia7174Fabrice SoulierFrance159,800
Brasilia7173Alex MininghamUnited States96,800
Brasilia7175David HuntUnited StatesDNR
Brasilia7176Shane DouglasUnited States166,000
Brasilia7177Edward HanUnited States151,400
Brasilia7178Joel EttedgiUnited Kingdom71,000
Brasilia7181Dario SammartinoItaly294,300
Brasilia7182Robert CampbellAustralia148,000
Brasilia7183Ryan LenaghanUnited States116,200
Brasilia7184Calvin AndersonUnited States141,200
Brasilia7185Benjamin EilersUnited States20,900
Brasilia7186Bryce YockeyUnited States147,900
Brasilia7187Robert CowenUnited Kingdom88,000
Brasilia7188Joshua TiemanUnited States149,200
Brasilia7191Christopher KingUnited States124,800
Brasilia7192Tim SeidenstickerUnited States46,200
Brasilia7193Robert DanielUnited States22,800
Brasilia7194Scott BohlmanUnited States26,200
Brasilia7195Jose VaughanBrazil29,900
Brasilia7196Randen HonigmanUnited States62,900
Brasilia7197David BachUnited States60,300
Brasilia7198Christopher RothUnited States94,000
Brasilia7201Kate HoangUnited States55,400
Brasilia7202Cody CrouchUnited States43,600
Brasilia7203Gregory WryUnited States90,900
Brasilia7204Tommy ChenUnited States209,200
Brasilia7205James ObstAustralia49,900
Brasilia7206Richard AshbyUnited Kingdom15,300
Brasilia7207Viacheslav ZhukovRussia101,100
Brasilia7208Timothy VuksonCanada20,400
Brasilia7211Ari EngelUnited States50,500
Brasilia7212Paul JaniakUnited States42,900
Brasilia7213Ryan MillerUnited States228,700
Brasilia7214Bart HansonUnited States40,600
Brasilia7215Yuval BronshteinIsrael75,000
Brasilia7216Magnus EdengrenSweden53,800
Brasilia7217Kyle BowkerUnited States83,000
Brasilia7218John MonnetteUnited States160,100
Brasilia7221Dylan WilkersonUnited States30,100
Brasilia7222Mike SextonUnited States50,000
Brasilia7223Gary BensonAustralia66,200
Brasilia7224Warren SheavesUnited States51,700
Brasilia7225Roland IsraelashviliUnited States25,700
Brasilia7226David "ODB" BakerUnited States167,500
Brasilia7227Court HarringtonUnited States45,200
Brasilia7228Cary KatzUnited States39,400
Brasilia7231Gary BoldenUnited States103,200
Brasilia7232Steve JelinekUnited Kingdom108,200
Brasilia7233John RacenerUnited States31,900
Brasilia7234Jarred GrahamAustralia143,000
Brasilia7235Damjan RadanovUnited States119,500
Brasilia7236Joe HachemAustralia43,000
Brasilia7237Tony CousineauUnited States51,000
Brasilia7238Michael KongUnited States49,000
Brasilia7241Ben LambUnited States68,700
Brasilia7242Raymond HensonUnited States169,200
Brasilia7243Noah BronsteinUnited States88,300
Brasilia7244Nisim CohenUnited States50,500
Brasilia7245Victor ChangUnited States89,200
Brasilia7246Ben YuUnited States65,000
Brasilia7247David McnallyUnited States94,700
Brasilia7248Alan EmersonUnited States34,100
Brasilia7251Sean RemzUnited States224,700
Brasilia7252Bruce YamronUnited States67,500
Brasilia7253Joshua PenderUnited States40,000
Brasilia7254Timothy FlandersUnited Kingdom50,200
Brasilia7255Felipe RamosBrasil74,700
Brasilia7256Andreas KlattUnited States130,800
Brasilia7257Tyler GrothUnited States105,000
Brasilia7258Cai ZhenUnited States110,600
Brasilia7261Brett MaistriUnited States62,700
Brasilia7262Quentin KruegerCanada143,200
Brasilia7263James ChenTaichung, TW62,100
Brasilia7264Daniel ZackUnited States34,900
Brasilia7265S OrtynskiyRussia152,700
Brasilia7266Phillip HuiUnited States157,700
Brasilia7267Darryll FishUnited States61,400
Brasilia7268Mike LeahCanada119,700
Brasilia7271Dylan LindeUnited States82,900
Brasilia7272Bernardo Da Silveira DiasBrasil32,000
Brasilia7273Andrey ZaichenkoRussia98,700
Brasilia7274Michael RossUnited States104,500
Brasilia7275Chase SteelyUnited States127,100
Brasilia7277Marc PerlmanUnited States73,000
Brasilia7278Ryan HughesUnited States141,900
Brasilia7281Abdel HamidUnited States22,800
Brasilia7282Chris BellUnited States12,800
Brasilia7283David NowakowskiUnited States94,900
Brasilia7284Karen LongfellowUnited States65,300
Brasilia7285Lawrence BergUnited States84,800
Brasilia7286Owais AhmedUnited States52,500
Brasilia7287Jason MercierUnited States67,300
Brasilia7288Millard HaleUnited States44,100
Brasilia7291Jason GoochUnited States136,300
Brasilia7292Mark HermUnited States44,500
Brasilia7293Michel AbecassisFrance70,100
Brasilia7294Ben TangUnited States118,900
Brasilia7295Eric DawsonUnited States47,500
Brasilia7296Scott ClementsUnited States193,600
Brasilia7297Jonathan DuhamelCanada132,600
Brasilia7298Dominik BaudSwitzerland39,600

Tags: Dario Sammartino

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Brentharrington • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it 294,300 -11,700
Ryan Miller us
Ryan Miller
us 228,700 700
Sean Remz us
Sean Remz
us 224,700 47,700
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
us 212,500 72,500
Tommy Chen us
Tommy Chen
us 209,200 53,200
Joe Tehan us
Joe Tehan
us 200,300 89,300
Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
us 193,600 -4,400
Jeremy Joseph us
Jeremy Joseph
us 183,400
Ray Henson us
Ray Henson
us 169,200 -3,800
David "ODB" Baker us
David "ODB" Baker
us 167,500 134,000
Shane Douglas us
Shane Douglas
us 166,000
James Burns us
James Burns
us 161,200
John Monnette us
John Monnette
us 160,100 -24,900
Fabrice Soulier fr
Fabrice Soulier
fr 159,800 44,800
Phil Hui US
Phil Hui
US 157,700
Viatcheslav Ortynskiy RU
Viatcheslav Ortynskiy
RU 152,700
Edward Han us
Edward Han
us 151,400
Joshua Tieman us
Joshua Tieman
us 149,200
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au 148,000 13,000
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
us 147,900 23,400
Quentin Krueger ca
Quentin Krueger
ca 143,200
Jarred Graham au
Jarred Graham
au 143,000
Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
us 141,900 21,900
Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
us 141,200 -13,800
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
us 140,700 22,700

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Bolden Eliminates Kitai

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante

Davidi Kitai just got all his money in on the turn on a board of {4-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{k-Spades}. The river was an {8-Diamonds}, completing an ace-high flush draw for Gary Bolden, who had {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} 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 {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{6-} for aces and a six-low but got none of it.

Gary Bolden us
Gary Bolden
us 99,000 -5,000
Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
Winamax Team Pro
be Busted

Tags: Gary BoldenDavidi Kitai

Table Talk and a Clock

Brentharrington • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante

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, {q-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{q-Spades}, and Hoang bet 15,000. Arieh was the lone caller.

The turn was the {7-Hearts} 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, {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}. 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.

Ryan Miller us
Ryan Miller
us 228,000 228,000
John Monnette us
John Monnette
us 185,000 3,000
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
us 140,000 60,000
Kate Hoang us
Kate Hoang
us 57,000 -3,300
Aaron Katz us
Aaron Katz
us 54,000 -35,000

Tags: Aaron KatzJohn MonnetteJosh AriehKate Hoang

Daniel Negreanu Eliminated; Mike Sexton and Gary Bolden Chop the Pot

Valerie.Cross • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante
Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

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 {9-Clubs}{7-Spades}{6-Hearts}. 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 {A-Spades} and Bolden checked. Negreanu went all in for 11,600 and Sexton and Bolden both called. On the {8-Diamonds} river, Bolden bet the pot and Sexton called for less.

Negreanu: {9-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{4-Hearts}
Sexton: {10-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}
Bolden: {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}

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.

Gary Bolden us
Gary Bolden
us 104,000
Mike Sexton us
Mike Sexton
us 42,500 18,300
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca Busted

Tags: Daniel NegreanuMike SextonGary Bolden

Anderson Doesn't Have it

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante

Calvin Anderson bet 5,000 on a {7-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} 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 {q-Diamonds} and {5-Spades}, and Anderson mucked upon being shown {a-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} for trips.

Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
us 155,000 30,000

Tags: Calvin Anderson

"That's How You Win the Tournament"; Viacheslav Knocks Out Two

Valerie.Cross • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante
Viacheslav Zhukov
Viacheslav Zhukov

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.

Zhukov: {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}
Turner: {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{3-Hearts}
Under the gun player: {A-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}

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 {Q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{5-Spades} {Q-Clubs} {2-Spades}. 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.

Viacheslav Zhukov ru
Viacheslav Zhukov
ru 148,000 65,000
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us Busted

Tags: Jon TurnerScott BohlmanViacheslav Zhukov

Payouts Released

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante
WSOP Chips
WSOP 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.