After two days and 20 one-hour levels, the field of 1,058 entries in Event #25: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha has been whittled down to the last 11 hopefuls. All are guaranteed at least $10,129 for their efforts, however all eyes are set on the first-place payout of $179,126 and the gold bracelet that comes along with it.
Leading the finalists by a wide margin is Igor Sharaskin with 1,470,000, who holds more than two times as many chips as nearest challenger Casey Carroll (667,000), while Tyler Groth (577,000) completes the overnight podium. Sharaskin finished third in Event #18: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha for $102,045 out of a massive field of 3,186 players to reach back-to-back final tables in PLO events here in Las Vegas.
One of the 11 remaining players already knows how to lift a bracelet in the air for winner pictures: Allan Le won the $1,500 Mixed PLO/8; Omaha/8; and Big O in 2016 for $189,223 and sits in fourth place overall with 504,000. Other notables still in contention include UK's Darren Taylor (350,000), Jonathan Zarin (333,000) and 888 Ambassador Bruno "Foster" Politano (135,000). Zarin finished 21st for $7,443 in the very same $565 PLO Event as Sharaskin less than one week ago.
The action will resume at noon local time with blinds of 6,000/12,000 and spectators can watch over in the Brasilia room on the last two tables and feature table. The PokerNews live reporting team will be there to provide all the action from the floor until a winner is crowned.
Day 3 Seat Assignments
|Brasilia||1||5||Casey Carroll||United States||667,000|
|Brasilia||1||6||Daniel Spencer||United States||399,000|
|Brasilia||1||7||Jonathan Zarin||United States||333,000|
|Brasilia||1||8||Adam Brown||United States||292,000|
|Brasilia||1||9||Allan Le||United States||504,000|
|Brasilia||2||1||Tyler Groth||United States||577,000|
|Brasilia||2||2||Mark Zullo||United States||289,000|
|Brasilia||2||8||Darren Taylor||United Kingdom||350,000|
|Brasilia||2||9||Jesse Chinni||United States||277,000|