It’s not very often that the pros get excited for a $1,500 buy in event, but today’s event was an exception, as everyone came out for Event #31 $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight-or-Better. After ten levels of split pots and scoops, 936 players have been whittled down to just 129. The player who bagged the most chips at the end of the night was Eric Rodawig, who amassed an impressive stack of 154,800. Rodawig took the chip lead late in the night after winning a giant hand where he rivered a full house. Not far behind are Joao Simao (132,100), and Leif Force (118,200) .
In a field of nearly 1,000 entrants, we were bound to lose a ton of familiar faces, and that’s exactly what ended up happening. Some of the players who were not part of the final 129 were Joe Kuether, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, Allen Kessler, Greg Raymer, John Monnette, Daniel Alaei, Phil Hellmuth, Joseph Cheong, Scotty Nguyen, both David Bakers, and Dan Kelly, who suffered a rare Day 1 bustout at this year’s WSOP.
Despite losing this laundry list of top notch pros, and many others not listed, we still have a stacked field returning tomorrow, including Allan Le (69,700), Yuval Bronshtein (60,800), Barry Greenstein (53,300), Josh Pollock (52,100), David Sands (48,600), Jason Mercier (37,100), Jonathan Little (30,100), Mike Matusow (25,900), and Owais Ahmed (17,600).
129 players will be returning tomorrow, but only 117 of them will make the money. Play will resume at 1 PM in the Amazon Room with the hopes of playing down to a final table. If the final table isn't reached, play will be stopped after ten levels. We will be here to bring you all the action, so make sure you come back tomorrow! Until then, good night!