The final five players in Event #30: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha required a fourth day to determine a winner of the $236,673 and the coveted WSOP gold bracelet. All five players are guaranteed $55,845 when they return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino at 12 noon local time. The 1,526 initial entries have been whittled down to just five players, and Luis Zedan wields almost half of the chips in play with 15,670,000 going into the final day. The next closest player within striking distance is Thida Lin (pictured left) with 6,190,000, an almost ten million chip difference in the top two spots.
The other three players in contention include Ryan Robinson (4,675,000), Ryan Goindoo (2,985,000), and Sam Razavi (1,050,000), who has some work to do in a hurry, as he starts the final day with under seven big blinds. With the volatile nature of PLO, however, any one of the four players chasing Zedan could flip the script and make a run for the bracelet, much like Zedan did to Anton Morganstern in Day 3 play yesterday.
Final Five Chip Counts:
|1||Sam Razavi||United Kingdom||1,050,000|
|2||Luis Zedan||United States||15,670,000|
|3||Thida Lin||United States||6,190,000|
|4||Ryan Goindoo||Trinidad and Tobago||2,985,000|
|5||Ryan Robinson||United States||4,675,000|
Play kicks off today in Level 31 (80,000/160,000) and levels will be 60 minutes in length. There will be a 15 minute break every two levels, and play will continue today until we crown a champion. Stay tuned for all the pots, wraps and double-suited aces as we prepare to report the award another WSOP bracelet!