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Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
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Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
Day 1 completed

Andrew Brown Among Leaders After Day 1 of $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Lawrence Michael Leads

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Day 1 Chipleader Andrew Brown
Day 1 Chipleader Andrew Brown

Day 1 of the first non-Hold'em event of the summer has now come to an end after ten exciting levels of play in Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better. The first day had 853 players walk through the doors of the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino to shoot for a Day 2 seat, with just 373 players bagging chips by the nights end, with Lawrence Michael leading the way with 79,000 in chips.

Andrew Brown is right on his tail with just 1,000 fewer in chips. Brown stayed relatively silent for most of the day, finding most of his stack during the last level of play. He will be starting the second day with 78,000 in chips and has all the experience to continue his dominance, with over one million in cashes and most of them coming in non-Hold'em events. His second biggest cash came in 2008 when he took down the $2,000 Omaha Hi-Lo event for $226,483 for his only WSOP bracelet.

Close behind Brown on the leaderboard is Derek McMaster with a healthy sized stack of 66,700. Some other stacks on the bigger side to make it through include Eric Watkins (61,100), Curtis Phelps (58,200) and three-time bracelet winner Ian Johns (53,800).

There was a star-studded line up in today's field and some bracelet winners to make it out of the field to Day 2 are John Esposito (46,500), David Benyamine (39,600), Allyn Shulman (38,600), John Monnette (23,700), Daniel Negreanu (17,700), and coming in as the short stack is Shaun Deeb (2,000).

A lot of poker players took a shot today, unfortunately not all could make it through when the last chance saloon had closed for business and some to fall short of a Day 2 appearance included Allen Kessler, Layne Flack, Andrey Zhigalov, Perry Friedman, Rex Clinkscales, Barry Greenstein, Max Pescatori and 15-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, who spent much of his day performing as 'MC' at the Gavin Smith Memorial Tournament.

The remaining 373 runners will be coming back tomorrow at 2.00 pm local time and will play another ten 60-minute levels. A total of 245 players will need to take an exit tomorrow in order to hit the money, with 128 players securing a $2,257 min-cash. The eventual winner will be pocketing an immense $228,288 first place cash prize along with a WSOP gold bracelet.

They will be returning to blinds of 500/1,000 and limits of 1,000/2,000. There will be a 15-minute break after every two levels of play and a 60-dinner break will be added at the end of level six.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you all the live coverage throughout the remainder of this event, so stay tuned as all the action unfolds.

Tags: Allen KesslerAllyn ShulmanAndrew BrownAndrey ZhigalovBarry GreensteinCurtis PhelpsDaniel NegreanuDavid BenyamineDerek McMasterIan JohnsJohn EspositoJohn MonnetteLayne FlackMax PescatoriPerry FriedmanPhil HellmuthRex ClinkscalesShaun Deeb

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Lawrence Michael us
Lawrence Michael
us 79,000 79,000
Andrew Brown us
Andrew Brown
us 78,000 -3,000
Derek McMaster us
Derek McMaster
us 66,700 66,700
Clifford Schinkoeth us
Clifford Schinkoeth
us 64,200 64,200
Nathaniel Wachtel us
Nathaniel Wachtel
us 63,100 63,100
Eric Watkins us
Eric Watkins
us 61,100
Andrew Chapman US
Andrew Chapman
US 59,600 59,600
Ryan Turner us
Ryan Turner
us 58,500 58,500
Curtis Phelps us
Curtis Phelps
us 58,200 58,200
Thida Lin us
Thida Lin
us 57,400 57,400
Kevin Gerhart us
Kevin Gerhart
us 56,500 10,500
Benjamin Lazer us
Benjamin Lazer
us 55,900 55,900
Christopher Carney US
Christopher Carney
US 55,500 55,500
William Brock us
William Brock
us 55,100 55,100
Ian Johns us
Ian Johns
us 53,800 53,800
Michael Chow us
Michael Chow
us 51,700 51,700
Michael Gabarick US
Michael Gabarick
US 51,400 51,400
Aleksandr Denisov ru
Aleksandr Denisov
ru 47,500 47,500
Andrey Zaichenko ru
Andrey Zaichenko
ru 47,300 47,300
John Esposito us
John Esposito
us 46,500 22,400
Gina Hecht US
Gina Hecht
US 46,400 46,400
Richard Nilmeier US
Richard Nilmeier
US 46,200 46,200
Jeremy Heartberg us
Jeremy Heartberg
us 45,700 45,700
Mark Cunningham us
Mark Cunningham
us 45,600 45,600
Fu-Bang Huang TW
Fu-Bang Huang
TW 45,300 45,300

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Day 1 Has Come to an End

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Day 1 of Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better saw 853 players join and only 373 remain at the end of the ten levels that were scheduled to play. A recap of the day's action will be posted shortly, along with full chip counts and seating assignments for Day 2.

Shak Survives His All In

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Dan Shak moved all in and found three callers who checked it to showdown. The board ran out {5-Hearts}{10-Spades}{3-Spades}{10-Hearts}{8-Spades} and Shak tabled {a-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{5-Spades}{2-Hearts} for a rivered flush and the nut-low. His opponents mucked and he scooped in the pot.

Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 6,200 -6,800

Tags: Dan Shak

Five More Hands

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The tournament will now be playing the last five hands of the night.

Anderson Pulls Half, Foxen Takes a Quarter

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Calvin Anderson
Calvin Anderson

The board showed {4-Spades}{8-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}, Calvin Anderson moved all in for his remaining stack and two players called, Alex Foxen included.

Anderson tabled {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for a rivered flush, Foxen showed {a-Hearts}{9-Spades}{4-Hearts}{2-Hearts} for the nut-low and their opponent tabled {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{2-Clubs}, giving him the same as Foxen.

Anderson took down half the pot and Foxen had to settle for a quarter of the remaining half.

Alex Foxen us
Alex Foxen
us 9,400
Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
us 8,000

Tags: Alex FoxenCalvin Anderson

Monnette Climbs Through Somerville

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John Monnette
John Monnette

The turned board showed {j-Clubs}{10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{3-Spades}, John Monnette checked to Jason Somerville who bet and Monnette snap-called. The {k-Spades} came on the river and Monnette took over, throwing in a bet.

Somerville thought for a moment but in the end, he pushed in a call. Monette tabled {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} for a flopped full house and Somerville threw his hand into the muck, moving the pot to Monnette.

Jason Somerville us
Jason Somerville
us 23,400 -600
John Monnette us
John Monnette
us 19,200 19,200

Tags: Jason SomervilleJohn Monnette