Event #14: $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low
Event #14: $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low
Day 1 completed

Raichura Finishes With Top Stack; Defending Champ McNeil Bags

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Kal Raichura leads the way into Day 2.
Kal Raichura leads the way into Day 2.

Kal Raichura bagged up 68,100 to notch a slim chip lead over Konstantin Puchkov (65,800) here at the conclusion of Day 1 of Event #14: $1,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Low. Puchkov already has a World Series of Poker bracelet and more than $2 million in live cashes to his name, while the Canadian has $122,000 in cashes.

The winner of this one will take home $283,275 for outlasting a total field of 1,036 runners, a very slight increase over last year's field of 1,014, topped by Calen McNeil. McNeil returned to defend his title, and he had a very swingy day, ultimately gasping to the finish and bagging just 7,400. He'll certainly have his work cut out for him tomorrow.

Other notables bagging stacks included Eric Baldwin (43,000), George Danzer (39,300), Allen Cunningham (36,200), the legendary Phil Ivey (33,500), Stephen Chidwick (32,100), former WSOP Player of the Year Frank Kassela (31,600), Erik Seidel (29,600), David "Gunslinger" Bach (20,300), and former Main Event champion Greg Raymer (10,800).

A total of 220 survivors made it through the 10-level grind today, and they'll return for Day 2 tomorrow at 1 p.m. in the Amazon Room. Be sure to tune back in to PokerNews as we let you know what happens as the field is pared down and the money starts flowing.

Tags: Allen CunninghamCalen McNeilDavid BachEric BaldwinErik SeidelFrank KasselaGeorge DanzerGreg RaymerKal RaichuraKonstantin PuchkovPhil IveyStephen Chidwick

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

[user249920] • Level 10: 400-800, 0 ante
Kal Raichura ca 68,100 -5,900
Konstantin Puchkov ru 65,800 65,800
Brian Margettes us 63,000 63,000
Alexander Kuzmin ru 51,900 51,900
Donald Dablaing 51,500 51,500
Michael Roeseler 50,700 50,700
Nicholas Kost US 48,600 48,600
Lance Dodd US 48,100 48,100
James Richburg us 47,500 47,500
Salim Hanna 45,800 45,800
Chris Viox us 45,500 45,500
Guillaume Rivet CA 45,000 45,000
Kyle Miaso us 43,200 43,200
Eric Baldwin us 43,000
Robert Mizrachi us 43,000 17,000
Adam Stone 42,800 42,800
Gary Benson au 42,200 42,200
Jordan Cossette 41,900 41,900
Susan Genard us 41,000 41,000
Saul Becher 40,300 40,300
Grzegorz Trelski (Greg Trelski) 39,800 39,800
Andrei Kaigorodtcev ru 39,800 39,800
Joshua Pender us 39,500 39,500
George Danzer de 39,300 10,500
Marc Durand 38,600 38,600

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Danzer Stacks Guo, Quarters Another

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George Danzer won a pot that had his tablemates laughing.
George Danzer won a pot that had his tablemates laughing.

Yuebin Guo got his last 3,000 all in before the flop against a player who was under the gun and George Danzer in the big blind.

By fourth street, the board read {9-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}, and Danzer got the rest of his live opponent's stack in the middle.

Danzer: {7-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{4-Clubs}
Guo: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{10-Spades}{9-Diamonds}
Under the gun: {a-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}

"I've got the freeroll," Danzer said, since he and the under-the-gun player both had wheels but Danzer had a higher straight draw. Guo, meanwhile, held the nut flush draw.

The dealer burned and turned the {6-Clubs} to give Danzer the nut straight to go with his nut low, quartering the under-the-gun player.

"Don't write that he played that hand," one of the players at the table joked of the sponsored pro. "He'll lose his sponsorship. Next time we see him, he'll be a free agent!"

The table erupted with laughter as Danzer stacked his chips.

George Danzer de 28,800 16,500
Yuebin Guo us Busted

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Raichura Felts One

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We found Kal Raichura considering a preflop raise from an opponent who was short-stacked.

"You can fold now," Raichura's opponent joked. "I would not be mad if you folded now."

Raichura called though, and the flop came {j-Spades}{10-Clubs}{6-Hearts}. Raichura's opponent bet, and Raichura raised. His opponent called off the remainder of his stack.

Raichura: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{7-Spades}
Opponent: {a-}{2-}{4-}{5-}

Raichura's opponent had seen one of the worst possible flops for his baby-filled hand, and the {6-Clubs} turn and {4-Diamonds} river did not bring enough improvement to overtake Raichura. Raichura appears to be the chip leader with about 30 minutes left.

Kal Raichura ca 74,000 20,200

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