Day 1 completed
Day 1 completed
Nathan Gamble Leads with 125 Remaining in Event #60: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Fresh off a deep run just last week in Event #53 and another deep run just a few weeks before that in Event #35, Nathan Gamble is back at it again, bagging up the chip lead in Event #60: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship.
Gamble's one WSOP bracelet came last year in a $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo event so he's making it clear that this is one of his best games. Gamble bagged up 312,800 chips at the end of the day which was good enough for the chip lead. He'll look to continue his streak in Omaha Hi-Lo events this series with another cash here in Event #60.
Others who bagged up on Day 1 include the likes of Scott Bohlman (184,200), Ryan Laplante (165,700), Ari Engel (153,400), Eric Kurtzman (123,000), Carol Fuchs (112,100), Randy Ohel (97,3000, Daniel Negreanu (92,900), Jesse Martin (50,100), and Phil Hellmuth (25,400) to just to name a few.
Of the 218 runners who showed up today, 125 survived. Ohel was one who almost didn't make it through the day. He got his chips in on one of the last hands of the night with a pair, straight draw, and low draw and ended up making a straight and the nut low against his opponent to double up right as play was about to end.
Defending champion Bryce Yockey made it through the day as well, bagging up 93,700 chips. He'll be back on Saturday to continue to defend his title.
There were some who didn't make it through the day, however. Amongst those that didn't survive were Kyle Miaso, Adam Owen, Phil Hui, Darryll Fish, Matt Glantz, Daniel Ospina, Dylan Linde, John Hennigan, David Benyamine, and Kate Hoang to name a few.
Two others notables who didn't survive were Shaun Deeb and Mike Leah. Deeb described the details of his bustout hand to us early in the afternoon. According to Deeb, he and Leah both flopped straight against Talal Shakerchi's set. All three got the chips in and Shakerchi ended up making a full house on the river to scoop the massive pot. That sent Deeb to the rail while Leah was left short and never quite recovered.
Play will pick back up on Saturday, June 30, at 2pm with blinds kicking back off at 1,000/2,000 in level 11. Players will play another ten one-hour levels over the course of the day.
Registration remains open until the start of Day 2 so it's likely that some players will still enter the tournament. Becuase of that, a prize pool will not be announced until Day 2, but when it is, it will be posted right away.
PokerNews will be back to cover all the action on Saturday so be sure to come back so you don't miss a thing.
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||425||3||Assani Fisher||United States||83,500||42|
|Amazon||425||4||David Brookshire||United States||126,700||63|
|Amazon||425||5||Jordan Siegel||United States||47,900||24|
|Amazon||425||6||Cody Crouch||United States||61,000||31|
|Amazon||425||7||Tyler Groth||United States||117,700||59|
|Amazon||425||8||David Levi||United States||90,000||45|
|Amazon||426||2||Nick Guagenti||United States||175,500||88|
|Amazon||426||3||Chad Power||United States||247,000||124|
|Amazon||426||4||Benjamin Eilers||United States||152,300||76|
|Amazon||426||6||Jesse Martin||United States||50,200||25|
|Amazon||426||8||Ben Tang||United States||156,100||78|
|Amazon||427||4||Tony Cousineau||United States||76,000||38|
|Amazon||427||5||Josh Arieh||United States||83,000||42|
|Amazon||427||6||Lars Gronning||United States||65,100||33|
|Amazon||427||8||Scott Bohlman||United States||184,200||92|
|Amazon||428||3||Christopher Conrad||United States||68,000||34|
|Amazon||428||4||Damjan Radanov||United States||36,300||18|
|Amazon||428||5||Marco Johnson||United States||58,200||29|
|Amazon||428||6||Illya Trincher||United States||73,300||37|
|Amazon||428||8||Galen Hall||United States||132,600||66|
|Amazon||429||1||Jeff Williams||United States||17,200||9|
|Amazon||429||2||Gregory Wry||United States||22,300||11|
|Amazon||429||3||Corey Hochman||United States||76,500||38|
|Amazon||429||4||Mike Wattel||United States||36,300||18|
|Amazon||429||6||Leif Force||United States||70,800||35|
|Amazon||430||1||Jason Gooch||United States||36,000||18|
|Amazon||430||2||Kwang Lee||United States||43,300||22|
|Amazon||430||6||Jordan Spurlin||United States||73,800||37|
|Amazon||430||7||Michael Thompson||United States||76,400||38|
|Amazon||430||8||Ali Davoudi||United States||216,000||108|
|Amazon||431||1||Eric Kurtzman||United States||123,000||62|
|Amazon||431||2||Shiva Dudani||United States||126,600||63|
|Amazon||431||4||Randy Ohel||United States||97,300||49|
|Amazon||431||7||Carol Fuchs||United States||112,100||56|
|Amazon||433||1||John Monnette||United States||67,800||34|
|Amazon||433||3||Dylan Wilkerson||United States||21,200||11|
|Amazon||433||4||Matthew Woodward||United States||90,200||45|
|Amazon||433||5||Andrew Kelsall||United States||146,200||73|
|Amazon||433||6||Robert Mizrachi||United States||51,200||26|
|Amazon||433||7||Noah Bronstein||United States||162,100||81|
|Amazon||434||1||Joshua Pender||United States||83,100||42|
|Amazon||434||4||Ari Engel||United States||153,400||77|
|Amazon||434||6||Nathan Gamble||United States||312,800||156|
|Amazon||434||7||Michael Kong||United States||117,800||59|
|Amazon||434||8||Abdel Hamid||United States||72,500||36|
|Amazon||435||1||Stuart Rutter||United Kingdom||31,500||16|
|Amazon||435||3||Veerachai Vongxaiburana||United States||33,400||17|
|Amazon||435||4||David Shane||United States||20,000||10|
|Amazon||435||6||Angela Jordison||United States||47,600||24|
|Amazon||435||7||Zack Freeman||United States||65,200||33|
|Amazon||435||8||Nick Schulman||United States||44,700||22|
|Amazon||436||2||John Racener||United States||68,800||34|
|Amazon||436||4||Jason Berilgen||United States||263,700||132|
|Amazon||436||6||Michael Mckenna||United States||82,300||41|
|Amazon||436||7||Mike Matusow||United States||46,100||23|
|Amazon||436||8||Joseph Michael||United States||62,600||31|
|Amazon||437||1||Phil Hellmuth||United States||25,400||13|
|Amazon||437||2||Senovio Ramirez III||United States||48,100||24|
|Amazon||437||3||Jeffrey Palarino||United States||124,000||62|
|Amazon||437||4||Bart Hanson||United States||56,400||28|
|Amazon||437||6||Stephen Deutsch||United States||66,900||33|
|Amazon||437||8||Richard Gryko||United Kingdom||139,700||70|
|Amazon||438||2||Rep Porter||United States||85,100||43|
|Amazon||438||3||David "ODB" Baker||United States||64,500||32|
|Amazon||438||5||Eli Elezra||United States||195,100||98|
|Amazon||438||7||Brandon Ageloff||United States||42,400||21|
|Amazon||438||8||Dustin Pattinson||United States||22,800||11|
|Amazon||439||2||Peter Brooks||United States||52,800||26|
|Amazon||439||4||Cliff Josephy||United States||295,100||148|
|Amazon||439||6||Adam Coats||United States||12,000||6|
|Amazon||439||8||Michael Gross||United States||73,700||37|
|Amazon||441||2||Brian Rast||United States||131,900||66|
|Amazon||441||3||Tom Koral||United States||46,700||23|
|Amazon||441||6||Connor Drinan||United States||31,900||16|
|Amazon||441||7||Peter Bercovich||United States||112,700||56|
|Amazon||442||1||Timothy Burt||United States||101,500||51|
|Amazon||442||2||Brandon Shack-Harris||United States||109,000||55|
|Amazon||442||3||Dustin Dirksen||United States||54,100||27|
|Amazon||442||4||Eric Avriette||United States||113,300||57|
|Amazon||442||5||Talal Shakerchi||United Kingdom||77,900||39|
|Amazon||442||8||Eric Rodawig||United States||198,700||99|
|Amazon||443||1||Ryan Laplante||United States||165,700||83|
|Amazon||443||2||Kyle Bowker||United States||39,000||20|
|Amazon||443||6||Ian O'Hara||United States||72,500||36|
|Amazon||443||8||Thomas Cazayous||United Kingdom||91,300||46|
|Amazon||444||1||Stephen Johnson||United States||10,400||5|
|Amazon||444||3||Ali Abduljabbar||United States||48,400||24|
|Amazon||444||4||Edward Han||United States||99,800||50|
|Amazon||444||7||Chris Bell||United States||182,500||91|
|Amazon||445||1||Roland Israelashvili||United States||43,900||22|
|Amazon||445||2||Chase Steely||United States||57,000||29|
|Amazon||445||3||Soner Osman||United Kingdom||1||0|
|Amazon||445||4||Ardit Kurshumi||United States||20,800||10|
|Amazon||445||6||DID NOT REPORT 1||United States||1||0|
|Amazon||445||8||Joseph Couden||United States||65,200||33|
|Amazon||446||2||Yan Shing Tsang||Hong Kong||154,500||77|
|Amazon||446||3||Barny Boatman||United Kingdom||49,000||25|
|Amazon||446||4||Bryce Yockey||United States||93,700||47|
|Amazon||446||5||Michael Albert||United States||21,700||11|
|Amazon||446||7||Allen Kessler||United States||6,400||3|
|Amazon||446||8||Craig Chait||United States||129,400||65|
|Amazon||447||2||Zachery Wall||United States||139,800||70|
|Amazon||447||4||Aaron Lasater||United States||17,900||9|
|Amazon||447||5||Trevor Reader||United States||118,400||59|
|Amazon||447||7||Jason Gray||United Kingdom||48,300||24|
|Amazon||447||8||Allan Le||United States||85,600||43|
Players will play three more hands to end the night. A full recap will be available shortly after play ends.
There was a flop of and Randy Ohel had 9,000 worth of bets out in front of him. There was 1,600 in the middle of the table and Ohel was squaring off against one opponent. The player decided to make a pot sized bet of 25,600 and Ohel only thought for a bit before moving all in for the rest of it. His opponent quickly called.
"I don't have much," the player said.
"I don't have much either, but I have a little more than that," Ohel said upon seeing his opponents hand.
Ohel had a pair of threes and a straight draw while his opponent only had a low draw.
The turn was the and that gave Ohel a straight and the nut low and he held on the river, allowing him to double up to over 70,000 chips.
On a flop of Nick Schulman had 8,000 worth of chips in front of him when Robert Mizrachi moved all in for 19,000 total. Schulman dropped into the tank to think it over for a bit before he eventually decided to call.
Mizrachi was in the lead with his kings and sevens while Schulman would need to catch up with just ace high and the sevens on the board.
The turn was the which didn't change anything, and the river was the . This gave Schulman a pair of aces, but Mizrachi made a better pair of aces with his king kicker to scoop the pot and double up.
There was 22,000 in the pot on the flop of and action checked over to Dan Shak, who moved all in for about 10,000. James Calderaro called before the third player in the hand made a raise to 45,000. Calderaro then dropped into the tank.
"I got a hand here," Calderaro said peeping his cards a few times. He eventually settled on a fold and that meant Shak and his opponent would turn up their cards.
Shak was behind as his opponent flopped two pair and a low already but he still had some outs to a flush.
The turn was the which gave Shak a few more outs as he made two pair as well and the river was the . That gave him the flush and earned him half the pot.
Calderaro later said that he had a higher flush draw than Shak and had he called, Shak would've been eliminated.
"Shak, the unkillable," Robert Campbell said after the hand from a few seats over. "You've got dragon's blood."
Phil Hellmuth opened with a raise to 3,200 from middle position and Ian O'Hara called in the big blind.
The flop was and O'Hara checked to Hellmuth who bet 3,000. O'Hara called.
The turn was the and both players checked. The river was the and O'Hara led out with a bet of 6,500 and Hellmuth promptly released his hand and started ranting, saying something about how O'Hara can't be bluffing.
O'Hara collected the pot and moved to around 65,000 while Hellmuth was left with just 36,500.