WSOP 2011 – $1,500 Pot Limit Hold ‘em Day 1 completed

WSOP 2011 – $1,500 Pot Limit Hold ‘em Day 1 completed

Friday, 10 June 2011

The first four-figure Pot Limit Hold ‘em event of the World Series of Poker kicked off with a huge 765-strong field turning out to give us a seven-figure prize pool and a first place cash of $227,232 plus the gold. Leading the field with 88 remaining and heading into the money is WSOPE 2010 third-place finisher Ronald Lee.

We were very impressed with Lee’s play during the WSOPE final eventually won by Britain’s very own James Bord and are not surprised to see him making waves on his own side of the Atlantic. He leads the way with 122,700 – more than thirty big blinds ahead of his nearest competitor.

In the top ten chip counts alone he has stiff competition, though – November Niners John Racener and John Dolan sit fourth and sixth in the counts while online tournament God Christian “charder30” Harder is in third place. Also in the top ten is Ali Eslami, whose run-good this year rivals Erik Seidel’s.

UK hopes currently rest on James Dempsey – “flushy” has 40,000 chips, enough to put him in 11th place of the remaining 88. Of the 88 returning for Day 2, 72 will be paid with the final table guaranteeing $17,298 and awarding $277,232 to the winner.

Tags: WSOP 2011, event #15 $1, 500 Pot-Limit Hold'em, Ronald Lee, James Dempsey, John Racener, John Dolan