After playing into the wee hours of the morning, the first day of Event #10: $10,000 Limit Omaha Hi-Low Championship has come to a close! Ten full levels of play are in the books and by the end of the day it was World Series of Poker bracelet winner Dan Kelly who bagged up the largest stack. Kelly will return as the Day 2 chip lead with 146,700 in chips.
Kelly was a steady climber throughout the day and really hit his stride during the last few levels. While he bagged up the biggest stack in the room, other notable players are right on his heels and ready to compete heading into Day 2. Jeff "yellowsub" Williams bagged up what looked to be the second largest stack with 144,700 - just 2,000 chips less than Kelly. Late in the day we found Williams play a pot against Michael Mizrachi and Phil Hui where he rivered the nut flush to scoop and add a significant amount to his stack. Rounding out the top three is Abdyl Konjuhi who bagged up 137,1000.
The day began with 178 players putting up $10,000 with the hope of winning the next WSOP Championship event. By the end of the day, just 111 players remained in contention for that title. As expected, the field is stack to the brim with poker's elite. Just some of the players returning for Day 2 include Ismael Bojang (135,100), Eli Elezra (123,100), Marco Johnson (113,000), Richard Ashby (112,000), Daniel Negreanu (99,100), Nick Schulman (90,200), Matthew Ashton (64,600), Alexandre Luneau (63,700), Stephen Chidwick (50,700), Chris George (50,500), recent Event #2: $25,000 Mixed Max No-Limit Hold'em bracelet winner Vanessa Selbst (33,200), and Frank Kassela (23,800).
While all of the aforementioned players advanced onto Day 2, others were not so fortunate. Mike Matusow, Max Pescatori, Phil Ivey, Dan Shak, Matt Glantz, Chris Tryba, Alex Kravchenko, Jeff Madsen, George Danzer, and David Benyamine are just a handful of the players to hit the rail before bagging and tagging.
Play resumes on Monday at 2 p.m. in the Amazon room where the field will attempt to play down to the final table. Be sure to return to PokerNews for all of the latest updates from this tournament and all others throughout the 2014 WSOP. Until tomorrow!
The Day 2 table and seat draw can be found here.