Event #64: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
Event #64: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
Day 1 completed

Kornuth Edges Dykshteyn for Lead After Day 1

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 0 ante
Chance Kornuth has a slim lead.
Chance Kornuth has a slim lead.

After 10 levels of play, Day 1 of Event #64: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship just wrapped up, and two players have distanced themselves from the pack: Chance Kornuth bagged 338,200 to take the chip lead into Day 2 in a photo finish over Ruslan Dykshteyn (338,000). Kornuth already has a bracelet to show for his PLO prowess, as he topped a $5,000 event in 2010 for more than $500,000.

The 418-player pool for the event was a significant jump over the 386 who registered for this event last year, when it had a triple chance format and was won by Daniel Alaei. That's an impressive feat in a time when many are questioning the long-term health of the game. A total of 132 players made it through to Day 2.

Tom Marchese (300,100), David Williams (225,200), JC Tran (214,900), Sam Trickett (214,000), Sergey Rybachenko (178,900), Jans-Peter Jachtmann (150,200), Matt Stout (149,800), and Daniel Negreanu (149,700) were among the notables bagging well-above average stacks in the star-studded field. Among the fallen: Dan Cates, Alaei, Jason Koon, Ole Schemion, Jason Somerville, Brian Rast, Scott Seiver, Mike Gorodinsky, Brian Hastings, and many more.

Day 2 begins at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, so be sure to return to PokerNews for more coverage of this event.

Tags: Brian HastingsBrian RastChance KornuthDan CatesDaniel AlaeiDaniel NegreanuDavid WilliamsJan-Peter JachtmannJason KoonJason SomervilleJC TranMatthew StoutMike GorodinskyOle SchemionRuslan DykshteynSam TrickettScott SeiverSergey Rybachenko

End of Day 1 Chip Counts

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 0 ante
Chance Kornuth us 338,200 13,200
Ruslan Dykshteyn us 338,000 -3,000
Tom Marchese us 300,100 249,100
Will Durkee us 248,100 248,100
Michal Maryška cz 241,900
David Williams us 225,200 85,200
JC Tran us 214,900 13,900
Sam Trickett gb 214,000 92,000
Sean Winter us 179,900 179,900
Sergey Rybachenko ru 178,900 56,900
Jan-Peter Jachtmann de 150,200 80,200
Matt Stout us 149,800 -8,200
Daniel Negreanu ca 149,700 20,700
Jared Bleznick us 91,200 35,200
Chris Lee us 85,300 15,300
Scotty Nguyen us 60,600 -400
Sorel Mizzi ca 51,500 -23,500
Dan Kelly us 49,100 -11,900
David Benefield us 44,400 13,400
Jesse Martin us 21,400 -1,600

Stout Pots the Turn

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 0 ante

A player opened for 2,500 in the hijack, and Matt Stout potted to 9,300 on the button. JC Tran called out of the blinds, and the opener called. On the {2-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} flop, Tran checked, the hijack bet 13,500, and Stout was the only caller. An {a-Clubs} caused the hijack to pat the table, and he quickly folded when Stout potted.

Matt Stout us 158,000 18,800

Tags: JC TranMatt Stout

Four More

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 0 ante

The tournament director announced that four more hands will be played at each table.

Dykshteyn Gets There to Take Biggest Pot of Tournament

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 0 ante
Ruslan Dykshteyn
Ruslan Dykshteyn

We found Ruslan Dykshteyn potting it over a bet of about 20,000 from Ryan Goindoo on an {a-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} flop. Goindoo shoved all in for well over 100,000, and Dykshteyn called.

Dykshteyn: {9-Clubs}{6-Spades}{8-Hearts}{5-Hearts}
Goindoo: {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}{5-Clubs}{x-Spades}

Dykshteyn had a gutter and a flush draw, but Goindoo had a set of aces and the lead. The {3-Spades} changed nothing on the turn, but the {7-Clubs} filled Dykshteyn's straight and caused Goindoo to let out an exclamation of disappointment, having gotten it in with the nuts for a massive pot and come up short.

Ruslan Dykshteyn us 341,000 265,000
Ryan Goindoo tt Busted

Tags: Ryan GoindooRuslan Dykshteyn