Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Larry Tull Leading After Day 1 in Event #57: $2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Mix
There were 405 players who came out to play today in Event #57: $2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better. At the end of the night defending champions had fallen, streaks were broken, and Larry Tull was leading the way with just 126 players remaining. Tull is looking to make his fifth World Series of Poker cash and if things go well, possibly his first World Series of Poker final table as well.
Defending champion Hani Awad made an appearance today. He shared a table with Andrew Barber and the two exchanged several pots throughout the day. But despite winning last year, and coming in second the year before that, Awad didn’t make it past level seven today. Similarly, Julie Schneider had cashed in this even for the last four years running, with one final table in that mix as well. Today Schneider also fell before the end of level seven, breaking her streak as well.
Several big name players fell alongside Awad and Schneider, such as Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier, Scotty Nguyen, Greg Raymer, Mel Judah, Max Pescatori, and John Monnette.
But even with that massive list of pros who didn’t make it through the day, there were still plenty who did. Phil Hellmuth is still alive and kicking. He finished the night with 24,200 chips. Also still in the field and bracelet hunting is Alex Luneau. Luneau finished the night as one of the chip leaders, bagging up 94,000. Also coming back for Day 2 are Chris George (63,600), Jared Bleznick (71,000), David Bach (64,000), Esther Taylor (61,800), Mike Ross (53,800) and Mike Matusow (31,400), to name a few.
Players will return Friday at 2 p.m. PDT and will play 10 more levels. PokerNews will be here following all the action so make sure to tune back in.
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||49||1||Dan Heimiller||United States||3,700|
|Amazon||49||2||Jeremiah Callahan||United States||95,400|
|Amazon||49||4||Allen Kessler||United States||34,400|
|Amazon||49||5||Michael Noori||United States||30,400|
|Amazon||49||6||Frank Kassela||United States||30,900|
|Amazon||57||1||Jerry Wong||United States||19,400|
|Amazon||57||3||Noah Bronstein||United States||44,000|
|Amazon||57||4||Ryan Paluf||United States||54,600|
|Amazon||57||5||Matthew Smith||United States||32,500|
|Amazon||57||6||Samoeun Mon||United States||68,400|
|Amazon||57||7||Brandon Shack-Harris||United States||16,700|
|Amazon||57||8||Jameson Painter||United States||29,100|
|Amazon||58||1||Michael Huguenot||United States||41,400|
|Amazon||58||2||Phil Hellmuth||United States||24,200|
|Amazon||58||3||Robert Gray||United States||34,400|
|Amazon||58||4||Wendy Freedman||United States||66,900|
|Amazon||58||5||Valentin Lita||United States||57,000|
|Amazon||58||6||Smith Sirisakorn||United States||19,900|
|Amazon||58||8||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||10,900|
|Amazon||59||1||Steve Hohn||United States||24,300|
|Amazon||59||2||Benjamin Zamani||United States||20,000|
|Amazon||59||3||Matt Glantz||United States||49,500|
|Amazon||59||4||David Matsumoto||United States||124,900|
|Amazon||59||5||Matt Grapenthien||United States||68,700|
|Amazon||59||6||Jesse Martin||United States||38,900|
|Amazon||59||7||Alex Rocha||United States||16,700|
|Amazon||59||8||Ronald Schiffman||United States||33,000|
|Amazon||65||1||Joe Aronesty||United States||19,100|
|Amazon||65||2||Richard Ashby||United Kingdom||21,100|
|Amazon||65||5||Robert Slezak||United States||16,000|
|Amazon||65||7||Prince Docnes||United States||17,400|
|Amazon||65||8||Robin Ylitalo||United States||24,200|
|Amazon||66||2||John Sorgen||United States||50,500|
|Amazon||66||3||Jan Stein||United States||12,900|
|Amazon||66||5||David Levi||United States||3,300|
|Amazon||66||6||Timothy Frazin||United States||35,900|
|Amazon||66||7||Kent Novick||United States||12,900|
|Amazon||66||8||Mike Krescanko||United States||32,700|
|Amazon||67||1||Jeffrey Duvall||United Kingdom||34,100|
|Amazon||67||2||Ryan Himes||United States||33,300|
|Amazon||67||3||Jim Collopy||United States||41,600|
|Amazon||67||4||Jared Bleznick||United States||71,000|
|Amazon||67||5||Walter Twardus||United States||67,800|
|Amazon||67||6||Trai Dang||United States||26,000|
|Amazon||67||7||Patrick Gunn||United States||21,300|
|Amazon||67||8||Brian Brubaker||United States||64,900|
|Amazon||73||1||David Tarbet||United Kingdom||38,000|
|Amazon||73||3||John Holley||United States||69,800|
|Amazon||73||4||Shaun Deeb||United States||50,200|
|Amazon||73||5||Jake Schwartz||United States||52,500|
|Amazon||73||8||Frankie O'Dell||United States||27,500|
|Amazon||74||1||William Klevitz||United States||58,900|
|Amazon||74||3||Ashton Griffin||United States||32,100|
|Amazon||74||4||Eric Pratt||United States||5,900|
|Amazon||74||5||Michael Ross||United States||53,800|
|Amazon||74||6||Justin Bonomo||United States||25,000|
|Amazon||74||7||Nicholas Kiley||United States||25,800|
|Amazon||74||8||Michael Lemkin||United States||28,400|
|Amazon||75||1||Josh Arieh||United States||84,200|
|Amazon||75||2||Larry Tull||United States||152,500|
|Amazon||75||3||Steven Loube||United States||54,500|
|Amazon||75||4||Kevin Nickell||United States||51,800|
|Amazon||75||5||Timothy Wong||United States||26,100|
|Amazon||75||6||Matthew McDaniel||United States||25,600|
|Amazon||75||7||Todd Brunson||United States||22,900|
|Amazon||75||8||Denis Speights||United States||27,100|
|Amazon||81||1||Neil Yekell||United States||6,500|
|Amazon||81||2||Mark Scacewater||United States||28,000|
|Amazon||81||3||Kyle Montgomery||United States||61,800|
|Amazon||81||4||Bonnie Rossi||United States||14,800|
|Amazon||81||6||Ben Tang||United States||29,000|
|Amazon||81||7||Chad Eveslage||United States||60,300|
|Amazon||81||8||Dale Phillips||United States||4,500|
|Amazon||82||1||Ben Yu||United States||8,700|
|Amazon||82||2||Jack Sinclair||United Kingdom||19,300|
|Amazon||82||3||Yuebin Guo||United States||74,100|
|Amazon||82||4||Timothy Batow||United States||58,300|
|Amazon||82||6||Nick Guagenti||United States||54,000|
|Amazon||82||7||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||26,300|
|Amazon||82||8||Dustin Sitar||United States||21,100|
|Amazon||83||2||Katherine Fleck||United States||32,000|
|Amazon||83||3||Chris George (NY)||United States||63,600|
|Amazon||83||5||Adam Stoller||United States||47,400|
|Amazon||83||6||David Bach||United States||64,000|
|Amazon||83||7||Dominik Baud||Bern, CH||28,800|
|Amazon||83||8||Barry Greenstein||United States||26,700|
|Amazon||89||3||Kyle Bowker||United States||26,000|
|Amazon||89||4||Anthony Zinno||United States||32,800|
|Amazon||89||5||Lawrence Berg||United States||30,600|
|Amazon||89||6||Daniel Ratigan||United States||90,100|
|Amazon||90||2||Abdel Hamid||United States||63,800|
|Amazon||90||3||Jeffrey Mitseff||United States||12,800|
|Amazon||90||4||Lawrence Fujii||United States||61,600|
|Amazon||90||5||Mike Matusow||United States||1|
|Amazon||90||6||Rafael Concepcion||United States||70,200|
|Amazon||90||7||Damon Rein||United States||64,800|
|Amazon||90||8||Eli Elezra||United States||14,400|
|Amazon||91||2||Thao Thiem||United States||18,700|
|Amazon||91||3||Sharukh Shaw||United States||8,600|
|Amazon||91||4||Esther Taylor-Brady||United States||61,800|
|Amazon||91||5||Brian Nadell||United States||23,300|
|Amazon||91||6||Vasu Amarapu||United States||42,000|
|Amazon||91||7||Keith Romanovitz||United States||59,200|
|Amazon||91||8||Matthew Mortensen||United States||73,500|
With a board reading , chip leader Larry Tull had squared off against fellow big stack Alex Luneau. We didn't catch any of the betting action bet a decent sized pot had been built.
Tull tabled , making a straight and with no low possible, scooped the pot to add to his lead and gain some distance from a tough competitor.
Players will play four more hands to end the night.
Mike Huguenot opened with a raise from the lojack position. He was called by Prince of Docness on the button, Mike Matusow in the small blind and Usman Siddique from the big blind.
The flop came down and Matusow and Siddique checked over to Huguenot. He bet and was called by Matusow and Docness before Siddique made it two bets. Huguenot made it three bets. Docness called. Matusow folded. Siddique made it four bets. Huguenot capped the action and Docness and Siddique both called.
On the turn, Siddique bet and Huguenot and Docness both called.
On the river Siddique moved all in for his final 100. Huguenot made it a full bet, and Docness called.
Siddique showed first, for a flush and an eighty-five low. Huguenot showed for a flush and a sixty-five low. Docness showed for the same low. Huguenot took down the high pot and chopped the low with Docness as Siddique was eliminated from the tournament.
On a board, Jeff Lisandro and Jesse Martin had built a sizeable pot with multiple bets. Martin fired again on the river and Lisandro called.
Martin tabled for the nut low and a pair of aces, forcing Lisandro to muck and the pot was pushed Martin's way.
A sizeable pot was brewing between Matt Grapenthien and his heads-up opponent. We didn't catch the action but Grapenthien made a wheel and scooped the pot when his opponent mucked.
The prizepool information for this tournament has now been finalized. With 405 players total, the prizepool capped out at $911,250. Of the 405, there will be 61 players who make it into the money with a mincash being worth $3,764. A final table appearance will earn $17,760 and along with a World Series of Poker Gold Bracelet, the eventual winner of this event will take home $215,902.