WSOP 2011 – Vanessa Selbst leads $5,000 PLO 6-max

WSOP 2011 – Vanessa Selbst leads $5,000 PLO 6-max

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

The first ever six-handed Omaha event to hit the WSOP (excluding one-tenth of the $2,500 10-Game Mix) carried the same $5,000 buy-in as the full ring event won by Chance Kornuth last year and attracted a field of 507 players. This gave us a prize pool of nearly $2.4m with the winner set to take home $619,575.

In total 48 players will make the money, meaning that of our 110 Day 1 survivors we will have to lose another 72 in order to burst the bubble. Leading our century-and-ten of poker players is none other than PLO specialist-turned-live tournament crusher, Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst. She bagged up 250,300 by the end of the day, a remarkable increase on a 15,000 starting stack over the course of ten levels.

She is trailed by some big names – making up the rest of the top four are Erick Lindgren, Shaun Deeb and Mike “timex” McDonald playing his first World Series of Poker. Other big names in the field include Joseph Cheong, Jason Senti, Layne Flack, Tom “durrrr” Dwan, Hac “trex313” Dang, Jason Mercier, Joe Hachem and Jeff Lisandro. British hopes are well placed in Praz Bansi, Chris Moorman and Omaha expert Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott, who takes nearly double the average stack into Day 2.

Tags: WSOP 2011, $5, 000 PLO six-max, Vanessa Selbst, Erick Lindgren, Shaun Deeb, Dave Ulliott, Chris Moormanm, Praz Bansi