Event #6: €1,650 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha
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Highlights

Highlights

Event #6: €1,650 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha
Day 1 Completed

Jacob Dahl Leads The Way With 26 Remaining

Happy_Freaked • Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante
David Benyamine is one of the chip leaders
David Benyamine is one of the chip leaders

After the €5,300 Pot-Limit Omaha event crowned a winner on Wednesday night, there was already another chance for everyone unable to satisfy their four-card needs. A total of 206 players registered for the €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-max and just 26 remain after eight level of play. Jacob Dahl leads the way as they will play down to a final table tomorrow.

Like in any Pot-Limit Omaha tournament the action was also fast paced in the Majestic Barriere poker room. Andrew Lichtenberger got off to a great start, but that couldn't be said for players like defending champ Philippe Boucher, Fabrice Soulier and Antonio Esfandiari. All were eliminated in the first level, and many would follow suit.

John Monnette took care off Vanessa Selbst in the early levels as he took the chip lead going into the first break. Justin Bonomo trending in the same direction, but later in the day he could not get anything going. Monnette on the other hand managed to survive and will return tomorrow with 32,300 for his chance of cashing a third event at this year's World Series of Poker Europe.

One of the most entertaining hands of the day took place between four players. The numbers one and two of the 2005 WSOP Main Event, Joe Hachem and Steve Dannenmann, were both involved, just like Scott Seiver and Micah Smith. The latter took out all three players when he managed to hit runner-runner full house. Hachem was in front all the way to the turn, on which he had a full house, but his hand would not hold up. Smith survived Day 1 with 38,500.

Phil Ivey showed up very briefly for this event, and on the second hand after entering the tournament he busted to McLean Karr. Karr was looking very good at that point, but he would not make it to Day 2. Many other players entered late, among which a big contention of players who made it into the Sweet Sixteen in the €10,000 Mix Max. Nobody will have to worry about multi-tabling tomorrow, since none of them survived the first day of play.

Towards the end of the day pots grew bigger, and Daniel Negreanu got caught up in a very serious one. He could not beat John Eames' set, and eventually survived the day with 22,200. Eames bagged 43,100. Other notable survivors are Ana Marquez (58,200), Andrew Lichtenberger (63,900) and Dan Shak (24,800).

Twenty-one places will get paid, and that will be the first goal. Make sure to tune back into PokerNews tomorrow at 4:00 PM GMT when the remaining players will play down to six.

Tags: Andrew LichtenbergerAntonio EsfandiariDan SmithDaniel NegreanuJoe HachemJohn EamesJohn MonnetteJustin BonomoMcLean KarrPhil IveyPhilippe Boucher

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

donpeters
Jacob Dahl
Jacob Dahl
74,200
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr 67,700
Aku Joentausta fi
Aku Joentausta
fi 66,400
Andrew Lichtenberger us
Andrew Lichtenberger
us 63,900
Ana Marquez es
Ana Marquez
es 58,200
Nikolay Volper us
Nikolay Volper
us 52,400
Antoine Pacaud FR
Antoine Pacaud
FR 48,500
Raul Paez es
Raul Paez
es 45,500
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 45,400
John Eames gb
John Eames
gb 43,100
Francisco Da Costa Santos pt
Francisco Da Costa Santos
pt 39,100
Micah Smith us
Micah Smith
us 38,500
John Monnette us
John Monnette
us 32,300
Petteri Kalenius FI
Petteri Kalenius
FI 27,000 -600
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 26,800
Fabien Perrot fr
Fabien Perrot
fr 26,100
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 24,800
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 22,200
Arvin Golrang SE
Arvin Golrang
SE 20,200
Jamie Pickering au
Jamie Pickering
au 18,300
Brandon Crawford US
Brandon Crawford
US 17,600
Andy Frankenberger us
Andy Frankenberger
us 17,600
Narendra Banwari US
Narendra Banwari
US 16,200
Dries Goyens BE
Dries Goyens
BE 16,100
Christophe Lesage FR
Christophe Lesage
FR 15,900 15,900

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Four More Hands

Happy_Freaked • Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante

Only four more hands before the day is done.

Frankenberger Doubles Through Benyamine

Happy_Freaked

Dan Shak raised to 1,600 and David Benyamine called. Andy Frankenberger was in the small blind and he raised to 7,000. Shak folded, and Benyamine called after some hesitation.

Frankenberger threw his final 1,600 chips into the pot blind, and the flop brought out {3-Spades}{J-Spades}{6-Hearts}, and Benyamine called.

Showdown:
Andy Frankenberger: {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}
David Benyamine: {9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}

On the turn the {J-Clubs} hit, and the river was the {Q-Diamonds}. Frankenberger doubled up, and some chatter erupted about the hands.

"You called that a rundown, right?" Frankenberger asked Dries Goyens. The Belgian player frowned, and seemed to wonder if the $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em winner was being serious. Apparently he was, and it seems like Frankenberger has learned a bit of PLO lingo here today.

Andy Frankenberger us
Andy Frankenberger
us 19,500 9,500

Tags: Andy FrankenbergerDavid BenyamineDan ShakDries Boyens

Smith Takes Another Hit

Chad_Holloway

Mike "Timex" McDonald got his last 15,100 in on a board reading {2-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{J-Clubs} and was at risk against Dan Smith, who said he misread his cards and wished he hadn't made the call.

Showdown
Smith: {J-Spades}{6-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}
McDonald: {Q-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}

The {K-Clubs} peeled off on the river and a solemn-looking Smith sent over about half his chips to McDonald.

Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 34,000 7,600
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 16,000 -19,000

Tags: Mike McDonaldDan Smith

Joentausta vs. Negreanu

Chad_Holloway

Action folded around to Daniel Negreanu on the button and he min-raised to 1,200. Aku Joentausta defended from the big blind and then check-called a bet of 1,500 on the {3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{8-Spades} flop. Both players proceeded to check the {2-Hearts} turn, and then Joentausta checked for a third time on the {2-Spades} river. Negreanu returned to betting, this time 2,800, and it was enough to take down the pot as Joentausta sent his cards to the muck.

Aku Joentausta fi
Aku Joentausta
fi 46,500 -3,500
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 26,000 4,000

Tags: Aku JoentaustaDaniel Negreanu

Some Eliminations from the Last Level

Chad_Holloway
Sam Chartier ca
Sam Chartier
ca Busted
Jerome Bradpiece gb
Jerome Bradpiece
gb Busted
Etienne Bargibant
Etienne Bargibant
Busted
Vladimir Troyanovski ru
Vladimir Troyanovski
ru Busted
Dror Elyahu
Dror Elyahu
Busted
Sean Jazayeri us
Sean Jazayeri
us Busted
Joe Kuether us
Joe Kuether
us Busted
Ilan Boujenah il
Ilan Boujenah
il Busted
Petri Heinanen
Petri Heinanen
Busted
Romain Derenemesnil
Romain Derenemesnil
Busted
Osman Topcu
Osman Topcu
Busted
Carl Doyon
Carl Doyon
Busted
Vyacheslav Potemkin
Vyacheslav Potemkin
Busted
Jennifer Tilly us
Jennifer Tilly
us Busted
Jan-Peter Jachtmann de
Jan-Peter Jachtmann
de Busted
Matthew Sanner fr
Matthew Sanner
fr Busted
Mark Teltscher gb
Mark Teltscher
gb Busted
JC Tran us
JC Tran
us Busted
Marvin Rettenmaier de
Marvin Rettenmaier
de Busted