Event #25: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship
Event #25: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship
Day 1 completed

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Eugene Katchalov ua 123,200
Sergey Altbregin ru 112,500
David Benyamine fr 102,500
Sam Farha us 98,500
Alexander Kostritsyn ru 95,900
Tai Nguyen us 94,600
George Danzer de 91,700
Vladimir Shchemelev ru 88,300
Jeff Lisandro au 87,200
Brock Parker us 85,900
Phil Hellmuth us 84,300
Eli Elezra us 84,200
Tony Merksick 83,700
Chino Rheem us 82,700
Jose De Paz 82,200
Daniel Fuhs us 81,400
Perry Friedman us 80,200
Barry Hartheimer 79,200
Alexander Kravchenko ru 78,100
Barry Shulman us 76,200
Toto Leonidas us 75,800
Andrew Yeh us 73,600
John Cernuto us 71,000
Mikael Thuritz se 70,600
Harry Busted

Day 1 Wraps Up

David Benyamine
David Benyamine

Day 1 of the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship has come and gone with the first ten levels of play coming to a conclusion. As it looks right now, Eugene Katchalov with 123,200, David Benyamine with 102,300, Sammy Farha with 98,500 and Alexander Kostritsyn with 96,000 are sitting towards the top of the board with about 145 of the 212 entrants finishing out the day. Vladimir Schmelev also had a good day on the felt, continuing his hot streak with another solid finish round out the day. He finished with 88,300. Chino Rheem also closed out the day in the high eighties.

As expected, the event was filled with plenty of big names. Phil Ivey, Scotty Nguyen, Nick Schulman, Tony G, Mike Sexton and Jen Harman all made it through the day and will return tomorrow to action to keep the quest alive. Some of their peers that failed to make it were Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier, Hoyt Corkins, Doyle Brunson and Michael Mizrachi.

All of the remaining players will return tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. local time here in Las Vegas. PokerNews will be here to bring you all the coverage and don't forget to check out all of the other events throughout the day as well. We'll see you then!

Three More!


With the clock paused with ten minutes left in the night, the tournament staff has announced that each table will play three more hands before bagging up for the night.

Landrum Doubles Up


Sabyl Landrum raised under the gun and then Dario Alioto reraised from middle position. Landrum four-bet and then Alioto five-bet. Landrum called and was all in. She held the {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{4-Hearts} while Alioto held the {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{2-Clubs}.

The flop, turn and river were run out {J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and Landrum was able to double back up to about 12,000 chips.

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Glantz Still Alive


Matt Glantz was all in on the flop of a board that read {10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}. He was able to win the high half of the main pot with the {A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{7-Spades} to get his stack back to a few thousand chips and stay alive in the tournament.

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Middle Cards Not Death for Mizrachi


They say that in a split-pot game like Omaha Hi/Lo, middle cards are death. But Robert Mizrachi must have missed that memo. He made {9-Clubs} {8-Spades} {9-Hearts} {8-Hearts} work in a hand against Chris Ferguson and one other player.

On a flop of {6-Spades} {9-Spades} {q-Clubs}, Mizrachi made middle set and checked. One player bet and Ferguson called before Mizrachi check-raised. Both of his opponents called.

Mizrachi bet the {2-Diamonds} turn and was called by both other players. On the river {10-Hearts}, Ferguson found a fold but the third player did not. Mizrachi's set of 9s was plenty good to take down the pot and increase his count to 76,000.

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