Welcome to live coverage of Event #37: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha brought to you by PokerNews.
Today, the start of the second of three PLO tournaments will get underway and after the smashing success of the first one, Event #3: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha, we're expecting a big turnout. Event #3 drew a record for a non-hold'em tournament at the WSOP, attracting 1,128 entrants, and was won by Brandon Shack-Harris. Last year in this same event, Josh Pollock would take top honors and $279,431 after topping a big field of 1,021 players.
Pollock bested a star-studded field including his heads-up opponent Noah Schwartz to win the bracelet. Others who would make deep runs last year included Hoyt Corkins, Marco Johnson, Ana Marquez, Jeremy Ausmus, Nick Binger, Keven Stammen, Paul Volpe, and Joe Cheong.
Players will start with 4,500 in chips and play 60-minute levels. There will be a 90-minute dinner break at the end of Level 6. Play will then continue until the end of Level 10, where the runners still remaining will bag and tag for the evening.
Play kicks off at 12 p.m local time so be sure to stay tuned as PokerNews provides all of the latest from the tournament felt!