Event 11: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
Event 11: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
Day 1 completed

Tonne Leads Field to Day 2, Field Made the Money

• Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante
Chuck Tonne holds a near 60,000 lead over Zhao.
Chuck Tonne holds a near 60,000 lead over Zhao.

The first day of Event 11, $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha, of the World Series of Poker is in the books after ten levels play. Some 970 players decided to play the event and we’re ending with 117. Chuck Tonne leads the field with 191,700.

Forming the chase pack are Susi Zhao (134,000) and Vincent Van Der Fluit (115,000). Also moving on to Day 2 are Tristan Wade (84,700), Michael Binger (66,400), Noah Boeken (60,300), AP Phahurat (52,000), Sorel Mizzi (39,200), JP Kelly (17,500) and Jonathan Aguiar (12,800).

When Level 10 closed out the field was in hand-for-hand play. The players took a quick break and came back to play five hands. Zhao snuck into the top of the counts on the last hand when she eliminated the bubble boy..

The players that didn’t bag any chips reads like a who’s who of poker players. Phil Ivey, Barry Greenstein, Daniel Negreanu, Vanessa Selbst, Eli Elizra, Scotty Nguyen, Andy Frankenberger, Mohsin Charania, Leif Force, Scott Clements, Josh Arieh and Annette Obrestad are just a few that busted today.

Force was one of two 2012 WSOP bracelet winners in the field. Force won Event 3 , $3,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha. Nick Jickov was the other player trying of a second bracelet, he won Event 5, $1,500 Pot Limit Hold’em. Jickov is still alive however with 37,500.

One of today’s signature hands occurred between Phil Hellmuth and Chris Tryba. We arrived on the scene to find Hellmuth saying, “I don’t remember you from Adam, buddy,” and leaving the table. Tryba was all smiles and said he’d been waiting eight years to put a bad beat on Hellmuth.

Tryba’s history with Hellmuth apparently occurred way back in 2004 when Hellmuth put a bad beat on Tryba and then added insult to injury with some needling. Hellmuth held {A-} {A-} {A-} {9-} and Tryba had {K-} {K-} {Q-} {9-} and spiked a king on the flop. Hellmuth never caught up and the two exchanged some words as were arriving.

Arieh began the day with high spirits; he was double dipping for the first time in the WSOP. He had made Day 2 in Event 11 ($5,000 Seven Card Stud) and had two hours of play before his restart began. Sadly, he busted in Event 10 after about 15 minutes and then returned and busted this tournament about 10 minutes later.

Day 2 will have cards in the air for the restart promptly at 1 p.m. PST. The schedule calls for them to play down to a final table or ten levels, whichever should happen first. Follow all the WSOP action live on PokerNews.com

Top Ten Chip Counts

PlayerChips
Chuck Tonne191,700
Susie Zhao134,000
Vincent Van Der Fluit115,000
Sholom Lipszyc102,300
Matt Maggard96,000
Dustin Dobrilovic86,000
Tristan Wade84,700
Michael Binger66,400
Jiaqi Xu61,000
Noah Boeken61,000

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Charles Tonne 191,700
Susie Zhao 134,000
Vincent Vanderfluit 115,900
Matthew Maggard us 111,900
Sholom Lipszyc 102,300
Senovio Ramirez Iii us 93,300
James Morgan us 90,200
Steven Gorder 90,200
Dustin Dobrilovic us 86,100
Stephen Wolfe 85,100
Tristan Wade us 84,700
Tristan Clemencon fr 82,700
Matthew Warn 70,000
Michael Binger us 66,400 62,400
Alex Dovzhenko ua 65,300
Martin Leclerc 64,800
Rodney Brown us 64,300
Mark Mitchener 60,500
Daniel Sindelar us 60,500
Noah Boeken nl 60,300
Milad Jorshari 59,000
Tim Ryan 58,900
Joe Poole 58,000
Stephen Su 56,700 50,100
Chris Viox us 56,200

We have our Bubble Boy

• Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante

Susie Zhao and Colin WIckersheim played the last hand of the night. We missed the action of the hand, but we have what matters.

Zhao: {K-Clubs} {Q-Clubs} {A-Spades} {Q-Hearts}
Wickersheim: {K-Diamonds} {Q-Diamonds} {10-Hearts} {6-Hearts}

The board ran {J-Hearts} {J-Diamonds} {A-Clubs} {10-Clubs} {3-Clubs} and Wickersheim was our bubble boy.

Play has ceased for the evening.

Ten Minute Break

• Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante

We're taking a ten minute break and then coming back for hand-for--hand until we burst the bubble.

Getting Real Tight

• Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante

We have less than five minutes to lose two more players to avoid playing into Level 11.

Four From The Money

• Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante

It will be a tight race here. We have 15 minutes to lose four people, or else play will continue past the scheduled 10 levels. The money bubble looms.