WSOP 2011 – $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Day 1; 117 in the money

WSOP 2011 – $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Day 1; 117 in the money

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

A field of over a thousand players entered the $1,500 PLO event yesterday and after ten blind levels just 117 remain in contention with the money bubble burst before the end of one day – that’s Omaha variance for you. Two champions of this event – Jason Mercier and Tex Barch – both busted before the bubble.

Mercier was multi-tabling this event and the Stud championship, managing to cash in the latter after busting out of the event he won in 2009. The chip leader of the 117 is Cody Munger, who managed to turn his 4,500 into 128,100 by the end of the 500/1,000 blind level. He’s being chased by some talent, though.

Bill Chen, David Chiu, Tommy Vedes, Michael Binger, Jeff Sarwer, Rob Hollink, David Baker, Ryan D’Angelo, Ted Lawson and Andrew Lichtenberger were just some of the big poker names to make it past Day 1 and into the money.

All 117 players have secured themselves at least $1,247 profit on their $1,500 entry fee with the final table payouts beginning at $20,863 and rising all the way up to a first prize of $292,825 plus the bracelet.

Tags: WSOP 2011, Event #22 $1, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha, Jason Mercier, Bill Chen, Michael Binger, Jason Mercier