Event #54: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low
Event #54: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low
Day 1 completed

Shaffer and Langmann Lead After Day 1

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Can two-time bracelet winner Brett Shaffer capture a third?
Can two-time bracelet winner Brett Shaffer capture a third?

Day 1 of Event #54: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low is in the books, and leading the remaining 152 players is Brett Shaffer. Shaffer bagged 97,900 chips, and is two weeks removed from winning his second career bracelet and $418,435 in Event #31. The Kansas native has over $1.3 million in career live tournament earnings and will be eying a return visit to the final table on Day 2.

Florian Langmann also bagged over 90,000 chips, finishing Day 1 with 94,000. He won a massive pot during the final level of the evening, getting it all in with an opponent holding two pair and the nut low draw on the flop. His opponent had an identical low draw to go along with a flush draw, but neither the turn nor the river completed the player's flush, and he was eliminated.

Fellow German and two-time 2014 WSOP bracelet winner George Danzer also survived the day, bagging 75,400, and joining those three on Day 2 will be Robert Mizrachi, David Bach, Paul Volpe, Scott Abrams, and Melissa Burr.

Not everyone was fortunate enough to survive the day, and there were a host of notable eliminations, including Sergey Rybachenko, Barry Greenstein, Chris Bell, James Obst, Frank Kassela, Todd Brunson, and Calen "Wheel" McNeil.

Event #54 attracted a total of 474 players - 40 more than 2013 - and the top 54 players will earn a minimum of $5,007 from the $1,294,020 prize pool. Each member of the final table is guaranteed $23,641, and the winner will walk away with $297,650.

Be sure to check back on Saturday at 2 p.m. for continuing coverage of this event, as we bring you coverage of every bracelet event at the 2014 World Series of Poker!

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Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

[user101598] • Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante
Brett Shaffer us 97,900 97,900
Florian Langmann de 94,000 11,000
Richard Gryko gb 75,800 75,800
George Danzer de 75,400 28,400
Andy Bloch us 72,600 55,600
Ruben Vera us 62,500 62,500
Leonard Talerico 60,300
Robert Mizrachi us 60,100 47,000
Benjamin Miner us 60,000 60,000
Iddo Feinberg IL 58,100 58,100
Dylan Wilkerson us 57,900 -3,100
Colin York us 57,800 57,800
Brandon Del Nano US 57,200 57,200
Lee Markholt us 54,400 28,400
Amnon Filippi us 54,000 20,000
Stuart Rutter gb 53,700 700
Shiva Dudani us 53,300 53,300
Marc Perlman us 52,100 10,100
Scott Abrams us 51,500 15,500
Alex Miningham US 50,900 50,900
John Kabbaj gb 49,500 15,800
Aleksey Filatov us 48,500 48,500
Toby Hausen DE 46,800 46,800
Randen Honigman US 46,700 46,700
Bart Hanson us 44,600 3,600

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Massive Hand Sends Langmann Into Chip Lead

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After a series of bets and raises on a flop of {5-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{6-Clubs}, an opponent was all in and at risk for around 30,000 against Florian Langmann.

Langmann: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{2-}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{2-}{x-}

Both players had identical low draws, Langmann had two pair, and his opponent had a flush draw. The turn was black, but the {j-Spades} changed nothing. The {k-Hearts} completed the board, giving Langmann a full house and the entire pot.

He now has what looks like 80,000 chips, while his opponent was cussing and kicking as he exited the Amazon Room.

Florian Langmann de 83,000 33,000

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Eriksen Gets it All

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George Danzer raised to 1,500 in early position, Morten Eriksen called on the button, and the flop fell {2-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{8-Spades}. Danzer checked, Eriksen bet 2,700, and Danzer raised the pot. Eriksen moved all in for 11,150, and Danzer called.

Eriksen: {q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{8-Hearts}
Danzer: {a-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}

The turn and river came {7-Hearts}, {9-Diamonds} respectively, and Eriksen doubled through.

George Danzer de 47,000 -1,000
Morten Eriksen 27,000 15,000

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Lenny Talerico checked to Anthony Zinno on a flop of {6-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{10-Spades}, and the recent WPT winner fired out 1,500. Talerico called.

The turn was the {j-Diamonds}, Talerico checked again, and Zinno bet 8,000. Talerico check-raised the pot, Zinno moved all in, and Talerico called.

Talerico: {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{4-Spades}
Zinno: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}

The suicide king ({k-Hearts}) completed the board, and Talerico made a straight.

"That's me!" he said. "Ship it!"

Talerico, who made a deep run in the eight-game, is now up to 64,500 chips.

Lenny Talerico 64,500
Anthony Zinno us Busted

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"I Get the Low???"

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Dylan Linde checked to a player on his left on a flop of {4-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}, and he fired out a bet. Eddy Blumenthal moved all in, Linde called all in, and the player called as well.

Linde: {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{9-Spades}
Blumenthal: {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}
Opponent: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{2-Spades}

Linde held a wrap and a flush draw - a royal flush draw at that - but the turn and river bricked out {2-Hearts}, {5-Spades} respectively.

"I get the low???" Blumenthal shouted.

Indeed he won the low for both the main with an eight five, and the third players' aces were good enough for the high.

Eddy Blumenthal 19,000 -12,000
Dylan Linde us 13,800 -2,000

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8
Blinds:
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Ante:
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Counts

[user101598] • Level 7: 250-500, 0 ante
Dylan Wilkerson us 61,000 13,000
Stuart Rutter gb 53,000
Florian Langmann de 50,000 32,500
George Danzer de 48,000 19,600
Marc Perlman us 42,000 2,000
Scott Abrams us 36,000 17,300
Larry Wright us 32,000 3,000
Daniel Idema ca 32,000 11,600
Tony Cousineau us 32,000 18,000
Rep Porter us 31,000
Cuu Hoang 24,000 4,000
Philip Sternheimer us 21,000 9,200
Kevin MacPhee us 19,000
Andy Bloch us 17,000 12,200
David Bach us 16,000 1,000
Melissa Burr us 11,000 300