Day 1 completed
Day 1 completed
It was a frantic and fast-paced day in Event #37: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha that would see the money bubble burst shortly before play ended for the night. When all was said and done, Brandon Paster was our chip leader ending the day with 135,300 in chips. He was followed closely by bracelet winner Fabrice Soulier who bagged an impressive 129,300. Rounding out the top three is Michael Wang who scooped a huge pot near the end of the night and ended with 113,900 in chips. Lurking nearby is the dangerous Erick Lindgren who would finish with a stack of 100,000.
Other notables to move on to the second day were Bryan Micon (16,600), David Paredes (34,200), Mark Gregorich (9,300), Kevin Saul (24,700), Will Durkee (24,300), Joe Stiers (44,200), Vinny Pahuja (12,900), Layne Flack (37,500), Taylor Paur (85,000), Galen Hall (45,500), and Humberto Brenes (11,900). This would be Brenes's eighth cash of the 2014 WSOP.
A total of 967 players entered the tournament and there were a number of notables that would be eliminated over the course of the day including the likes of Jonathan Little, Chris Moorman, Joe Cada, Barry Greenstein, Dominik Nitsche, Scotty Nguyen, Annette Obrestad, Carlos Mortensen, Keven Stammen, Paul Volpe, David Williams, and Jason Mercier.
The remaining 113 players will return at 1 p.m. local time. PokerNews will be here to bring you all the exciting PLO coverage. Tune in to find out who makes it deep and who hits the rail!
We lost several players on the last hand and as such we have made the money and there will be no hand-for-hand bubble. Humberto Brenes has cashed for an amazing 8th time this WSOP.
With a board of , Mike Wang bet 13,000 into a pot of 18,000. Jonas Mackoff raised it to 30,000 and after tanking for over a minute, Wang pushed his stacks of chips forward and announced "I'm all in." Mackoff made the call and the cards were turned face up:
Wang: for kings with a flush draw
Mackoff: for bottom two pair with an open ended straight draw
The turn gave Wang the flush as it was the and Mackoff could only knock him out with a river four or three. The river was the and Wang scooped the 125,000 chip pot to move into the chip lead with 15 minutes of play left in the evening. There are 119 players left, only two away from making the money.
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Here is what looks to be the top five stacks in the room as we near the end of play for the day:
There are 130 players remaining and the tournament pays 117 - it's going to be close so stay tuned!
At some point today the following players were eliminated from action: