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Event #3: €5,300 Pot-Limit Omaha

Kollmann Leads Stacked Field After Day 1

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Vanessa Selbst fights for her second bracelet of 2012

A total of 97 players signed up for the big Pot-Limit Omaha event of this year's World Series of Poker Europe. After eight levels of play just 25 remain with Austrian Erich Kollmann in the lead. Kollmann amassed 127,500 chips and holds a big lead over Bruno Fitoussi who's in second place with 108,600.

The day started just like you would expect a Pot-Limit Omaha tournament to start. The action was fast paced and quickly we saw the likes of David Baker, Greg Merson and Brandon Adams hit the rail. Meanwhile Michael Mizrachi was building a castle of chips in the early levels.

It took the two-time $50,000 Players Championship winner just three levels to have six starting stacks in front of him. Mizrachi kept winning pots left and right, and his only challenger ended up being Ran Azor. In the following levels Mizrachi and Azor kept battling with big swings as a result. Both players ended up surviving the day, but their stacks weren't nearly as impressive as during the dinner break. Mizrachi bagged up 47,100 while Azor returns with 40,500.

The most successful Omaha player of this year's WSOP also managed to survive the day. German pro Jan-Peter Jachtmann did not have it easy, but he will return tomorrow with 42,200. Other notable pros that will try to make a run tomorrow are Jason Mercier (25,800), Vanessa Selbst (42,400), Sam Chartier (59,100) and Roger Hairabedian (59,800)

Play will resume tomorrow at 2:00 PM local time as we will play down to a final table of nine. Make sure to tune in to PokerNews as we bring you all the acton!

Tags: Brandon AdamsBruno FitoussiDavid "ODB" BakerErich KollmannGreg MersonJan-Peter JachtmannJason MercierMichael MizrachiRan AzorRoger HairabedianSam ChartierVanessa Selbst