Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Days:
123

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

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Official Day 1 Chip Counts

Ben Lamb
Ben Lamb
169,800
Joseph Ressler
Joseph Ressler
139,300
Paul Volpe
Paul Volpe
125,200
Mohamad Kowssarie
Mohamad Kowssarie
124,800
Arthur Morris
Arthur Morris
124,300
Brian Roberts
Brian Roberts
117,000
Emmanuel Sebag
Emmanuel Sebag
103,800 16,800
John Patgorski
John Patgorski
102,300
Jeffrey Lisandro
Jeffrey Lisandro
94,100
Frank Peelen
Frank Peelen
91,100
Tex Barch
Tex Barch
89,800
Kory Kilpatrick
Kory Kilpatrick
89,600 6,600
Blaz Svara
Blaz Svara
87,500
Warren Fund
Warren Fund
87,300
Andrew Chen
Andrew Chen
87,200
Herezel Zalewski
Herezel Zalewski
87,000
Christian Harder
Christian Harder
84,100 5,100
Austin Scott
Austin Scott
78,200
Joshua Gibson
Joshua Gibson
76,000
Preston Lee
Preston Lee
75,800
Chris Back
Chris Back
73,600
Ismail Abou Sharkh
Ismail Abou Sharkh
73,500
Brian Mogeleffky
Brian Mogeleffky
70,200
Philip Cordano
Philip Cordano
69,600
Brett Richey
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
Tex Barch
110,000 15,000
98,000
Andrew Chen
Andrew Chen
92,000
Kory Kilpatrick
Kory Kilpatrick
83,000
Brett Richey
Brett Richey
75,000 20,000
Darryll Fish
Darryll Fish
70,000 10,000
Sam Stein
Sam Stein
62,000
Noah Schwartz
Noah Schwartz
57,000 7,000
Chris Oliver
Chris Oliver
56,000
Rami Boukai
Rami Boukai
54,000 -1,000
Romik Vartzar
Romik Vartzar
49,000
Bryn Kenney
Bryn Kenney
46,000
Florian Langmann
Florian Langmann
41,000
Inesa Paberzs
Inesa Paberzs
30,000
John Racener
John Racener
27,000
Rob Hollink
Rob Hollink
26,000
Pat Pezzin
Pat Pezzin
25,000 5,000
Michael Pesek
Michael Pesek
24,000
Dan Heimiller
Dan Heimiller
24,000 -11,000
Fabrizio Gonzalez
Fabrizio Gonzalez
22,000
Markus Golser
Markus Golser
20,000
David Fox
David Fox
20,000
Andy Seth
Andy Seth
20,000
Kevin MacPhee
Kevin MacPhee
18,000
Jordan Smith
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
Jeffrey Lisandro
85,000 46,000
Darryll Fish
Darryll Fish
60,000 34,000
Joe Hachem
Joe Hachem
25,000 3,000
Jim Sachinidis
Jim Sachinidis
20,000 5,000
Erick Lindgren
Erick Lindgren
13,000 -9,000
Joseph Serock
Joseph Serock
Busted

Updated Chip Counts

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