Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

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Official Day 1 Chip Counts

Ben Lamb 169,800
Joseph Ressler 139,300
Paul Volpe 125,200
Mohamad Kowssarie 124,800
Arthur Morris 124,300
Brian Roberts 117,000
Emmanuel Sebag 103,800 16,800
John Patgorski 102,300
Jeffrey Lisandro 94,100
Frank Peelen 91,100
Tex Barch 89,800
Kory Kilpatrick 89,600 6,600
Blaz Svara 87,500
Warren Fund 87,300
Andrew Chen 87,200
Herezel Zalewski 87,000
Christian Harder 84,100 5,100
Austin Scott 78,200
Joshua Gibson 76,000
Preston Lee 75,800
Chris Back 73,600
Ismail Abou Sharkh 73,500
Brian Mogeleffky 70,200
Philip Cordano 69,600
Brett Richey 69,600

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Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Day 1 completed

Day of Pot-Limit Omaha Sees Ben Lamb Seize Lead

[user80015] • Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante

Another day inside the halls of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the 2011 World Series of Poker is over with the chips being bagged in Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha.

685 players started the day in an event that was new to the World Series, and with no previous champion to chase down, plenty of players were expecting that they could be the one to hoist the gold bracelet aloft in just a few days time.

Bracelet winners Vanessa Selbst, Bertrand Grospellier, Mike Matusow, Jason Mercier, Erik Seidel, Phil Hellmuth, Scott Clements, Men Nguyen, David Chiu and Carlos Mortensen all fell throughout the day as notable players and fellow Canadians Jonathan Duhamel and Daniel Negreanu busted in the final level alongside Erica Schoenberg as 138 players remained.

With a $420,802 first prize on the line, it is Ben Lamb sitting atop with an amassed 169,800-chip stack mainly courtesy of a quads-over-quads situation. Paul Volpe (125,200), Arthur Morris (124,300) and Brian Roberts (117,000) round out the leaderboard. Plenty of highly talented players still remain with bracelet winners Jeffrey Lisandro, Tex Barch, Robert Williamson, Eli Elezra, Erick Lindgren and John Juanda all still in contention alongside plenty of others.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be back on the felt tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. PDT to provide the continued coverage of Day 2 of Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha, so make sure to stay tuned to PokerNews.com as we aim to play down till just a final table remains.

Tags: Ben Lamb

The End is Near

• Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante

The clock just hit 10:00 and the tournament directors announced that each table will play six more hands before play ceases for the evening.

Updated Chip Counts

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Tex Barch 110,000 15,000
98,000
Andrew Chen 92,000
Kory Kilpatrick 83,000
Brett Richey 75,000 20,000
Darryll Fish 70,000 10,000
Sam Stein 62,000
Noah Schwartz 57,000 7,000
Chris Oliver 56,000
Rami Boukai 54,000 -1,000
Romik Vartzar 49,000
Bryn Kenney 46,000
Florian Langmann 41,000
Inesa Paberzs 30,000
John Racener 27,000
Rob Hollink 26,000
Pat Pezzin 25,000 5,000
Michael Pesek 24,000
Dan Heimiller 24,000 -11,000
Fabrizio Gonzalez 22,000
Markus Golser 20,000
David Fox 20,000
Andy Seth 20,000
Kevin MacPhee 18,000
Jordan Smith 12,000

The Force is Strong With This One

• Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante

Leif Force went all in for his last 9,000 holding the {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs} but found himself behind to his opponent's {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{8-Spades}. Whether mystical powers were involved or not, the board ran out {4-Hearts}{2-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} giving Force a full house and a double up to 18,000.

Tags: Leif Force

No Big Deal, Just Quads

• Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante

With the board reading {q-Hearts}{9-Spades}{3-Hearts}{3-Spades}, Ben Lamb checked the action to Matt O'Donnell who bet 10,000. Lamb then raised to 22,000 and O'Donnell called. The river brought the {q-Clubs} and Lamb bet out 38,000. O'Donnell called but probably regretted that decision as soon as he saw Lamb flip over his {k-Clubs}{q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} for quad queens.

Lamb's stack was 156,000 after the hand.

Tags: Ben LambMatt O'Donnell

Updated Chip Counts

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Jeffrey Lisandro 85,000 46,000
Darryll Fish 60,000 34,000
Joe Hachem 25,000 3,000
Jim Sachinidis 20,000 5,000
Erick Lindgren 13,000 -9,000
Joseph Serock Busted

Updated Chip Counts

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Andrew Chen 92,000 2,000
Christian Harder 79,000 -3,000
Leif Force 55,000 -11,000
Brock Parker 40,000 -1,000
Bill Chen 40,000 24,000
Dan Heimiller 35,000 5,000
Eli Elezra 33,000 14,000
John Juanda 20,000 3,000
Tony Cousineau 16,000 4,000
David Baker 16,000 -7,000
Roberto Romanello 10,000 -34,000
Eric Froelich 1,800 -14,200
Erica Schoenberg Busted

Froelich Crippled

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Catching the action on the flop of {9-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{2-Hearts} we found Roberto Romanello facing an all in from two players; one of which was Eric Froelich.

Romanello eventually folded to see Froelich table his {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{5-Clubs} to be up against his opponent's {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{8-Spades}{7-Spades}.

The turn of the {6-Hearts} changed little, but when the {8-Diamonds} landed on the river, Froelich was left with just 1,800 in chips.

Tags: Eric FroelichRoberto Romanello