After 10 levels of play, Day 1 of Event #64: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship just wrapped up, and two players have distanced themselves from the pack: Chance Kornuth bagged 338,200 to take the chip lead into Day 2 in a photo finish over Ruslan Dykshteyn (338,000). Kornuth already has a bracelet to show for his PLO prowess, as he topped a $5,000 event in 2010 for more than $500,000.
The 418-player pool for the event was a significant jump over the 386 who registered for this event last year, when it had a triple chance format and was won by Daniel Alaei. That's an impressive feat in a time when many are questioning the long-term health of the game. A total of 132 players made it through to Day 2.
Tom Marchese (300,100), David Williams (225,200), JC Tran (214,900), Sam Trickett (214,000), Sergey Rybachenko (178,900), Jans-Peter Jachtmann (150,200), Matt Stout (149,800), and Daniel Negreanu (149,700) were among the notables bagging well-above average stacks in the star-studded field. Among the fallen: Dan Cates, Alaei, Jason Koon, Ole Schemion, Jason Somerville, Brian Rast, Scott Seiver, Mike Gorodinsky, Brian Hastings, and many more.
Day 2 begins at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, so be sure to return to PokerNews for more coverage of this event.