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

Loren Klein Bags Wide Chip Lead in Event #3

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Loren Klein leads the remaining 106 players.
Loren Klein leads the remaining 106 players.

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).

Players busting today included Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Huck Seed, Dan Smith, Phil Hellmuth, Erick Lindgren, Michael Mizrachi, Christian Harder, Dan Kelly, and Jason Mercier.

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.

Tags: Loren KleinAshton GriffinChristian HarderDan KellyDan SmithDaniel NegreanuDoug PolkErick LindgrenGreg MersonHuck SeedJason MercierJason SomervilleMichael MizrachiPhil HellmuthPhil IveyPhil LaakStephen ChidwickSteve Billirakis

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Loren Klein us
Loren Klein
us 133,900 133,900
John O'Shea IE
John O'Shea
IE 89,000 -1,000
Allan Le us
Allan Le
us 88,200 88,200
Iori Yogo jp
Iori Yogo
jp 79,900 79,900
Steve Billirakis us
Steve Billirakis
us 75,800 24,800
John Gordon us
John Gordon
us 73,100 73,100
Joe Monro
Joe Monro
65,900
Phil Laak us
Phil Laak
us 65,700
Paul Phillips
Paul Phillips
65,700
Steve Brown
Steve Brown
59,200
Matthew Ryan
Matthew Ryan
59,100
Leif Force us
Leif Force
us 58,100 27,100
Morgan Popham us
Morgan Popham
us 56,580
James Morris gb
James Morris
gb 56,200
Mark Johnson us
Mark Johnson
us 51,600
Ashton Griffin us
Ashton Griffin
us 51,500 8,500
Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
us 51,000
Mark Thoennes
Mark Thoennes
50,700 -16,300
Erik Gorman us
Erik Gorman
us 49,400
Philip Siegel
Philip Siegel
46,900 -11,600
Scott Stanko us
Scott Stanko
us 46,800
Scott Simon
Scott Simon
46,700
Yves Kupfermunz be
Yves Kupfermunz
be 46,100
Jorg Perleberg
Jorg Perleberg
45,700
Sean Remz us
Sean Remz
us 45,500

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Seed Hits the Rail

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Huck Seed just busted out with {k-Hearts}{q-Spades}{10-Spades}{10-Hearts} on a queen-high board against a player who held aces. We didn't see when the money went in.

Tags: Huck Seed

Three More

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Three more hands will be played before stacks are bagged for the night.

Griffin Takes a Hit

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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.

Griffin: {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{3-Spades}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{7-Clubs}

The {2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} flop gave Griffin a flush draw and a pair, increasing his equity, but the {8-Clubs} and {9-Diamonds} were blanks.

The former online grinder known as "theASHMAN103" lost a chunk, but he still has a well above-average stack.

Ashton Griffin us
Ashton Griffin
us 43,000 15,000

Tags: Ashton Griffin

Smith Notches the Min-Cash

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Dan Smith, pictured in Event #2.
Dan Smith, pictured in Event #2.

We found Dan Smith all in on an {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{2-Spades} flop, only to be called by an opponent holding {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}. Smith's {k-}{k-}{10-}{9-} was well behind and he didn't improve on the {j-Diamonds} turn and {4-Spades} river.

Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us Busted

Tags: Dan Smith

In the Money

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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.

Usher 'Em Out

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The tournament area is being cleared of bystanders as we near the money.