Day 1 completed
Day 1 completed
Loren Klein bagged up 133,900 to lead the 106 surviving players here at Event #3: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha. No other player was in shouting distance of Klein, as he was the only player to crack six figures. Klein is no stranger to big-time tournament poker, as the Golden, Colo., native has over $400,000 in live cashes to his credit. His best World Series of Poker finish was a second-place cash for about $195,000 in a $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event in 2010.
Plenty of notable names bagged up stacks tonight, including John O'Shea (89,000), Steve "MrSmokey1" Billirakis (73,800), Phil Laak (65,700), Ashton "theASHMAN103" Griffin (51,500), online cash crusher Doug "WCGRider" Polk (39,500), 2012 Main Event champion Greg Merson (33,200), Stephen Chidwick (21,700), and Jason Somerville (16,400).
We had 1,128 entrants buy in today, and the 106 survivors will return tomorrow at 1 p.m. in the Amazon Room, where they will trim the field for Day 3. Be sure to tune back in tomorrow for all of the live updates here on PokerNews.
Huck Seed just busted out with on a queen-high board against a player who held aces. We didn't see when the money went in.
Three more hands will be played before stacks are bagged for the night.
We found Ashton Griffin with a three-bet in front of him on the button, only to see his opponent who had opened shove for just over 17,000. Griffin made the call.
The flop gave Griffin a flush draw and a pair, increasing his equity, but the and were blanks.
The former online grinder known as "theASHMAN103" lost a chunk, but he still has a well above-average stack.
We found Dan Smith all in on an flop, only to be called by an opponent holding . Smith's was well behind and he didn't improve on the turn and river.
After a couple of quick eliminations around the bubble, Event #3: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha has made the money. The tournament staff paused play for a few brief moments to verify the field count and it was then announced that everyone left has earned a cash.
The tournament area is being cleared of bystanders as we near the money.