Event #57: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better

The Setup

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The Pavilion Room is at full capacity today, with the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event field taking up most of the room; however, the tournaments staff has cleared a little area in the Yellow Section for the $5K PLO8 tournaments. Add cash-games action and satellites to the mix, and it is essentially a zoo in here!

Notables in the Field

Chino Rheem us
Chino Rheem
us 15,000
Allen Kessler us
Allen Kessler
us 15,000
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
it 15,000
David Williams us
David Williams
us 15,000
Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
us 15,000
Daniel Shak
Daniel Shak
Vitaly Lunkin ru
Vitaly Lunkin
ru 15,000
Mike Sexton us
Mike Sexton
us 15,000
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr 15,000
John Racener us
John Racener
us 15,000
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 15,000
David Chiu us
David Chiu
us 15,000
Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
ua 15,000
Justin Young us
Justin Young
us 15,000
Ali Eslami us
Ali Eslami
us 15,000
Will Failla us
Will Failla
us 15,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 15,000
John Cernuto us
John Cernuto
us 15,000
Nenad Medic us
Nenad Medic
us 15,000
Lee Watkinson us
Lee Watkinson
us 15,000
Joe Tehan us
Joe Tehan
us 15,000
Mitch Schock us
Mitch Schock
us 15,000
Roland Isra
Roland Isra
Erick Lindgren us
Erick Lindgren
us 15,000
Alexander Kravchenko ru
Alexander Kravchenko
ru 15,000

Aaaaaaand They're Off!

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We've found a cozy little corner of the Pavilion with some tables open, and Day 1 is off and running.


The Last of the Prelims

The defending champ, Chris Bell
The defending champ, Chris Bell

Good afternoon from the Pavilion, and a very warm welcome to Event #57, the last of the bracelet events before the Main Event takes center stage on Thursday. This one is a $5,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha hi-lo event. Last year, Chris Bell bested the field of 284 players to win his first gold bracelet and more than $325,000. We'd expect to see a similar field size this year, possibly bolstered a bit by the fact it's been slid down to the tail end of the calendar where competing events are a bit more sparse. This is also a Triple Chance event, meaning the players will start with three 5,000-chip bullets at their disposal.

We were scheduled to start in about a half hour, but that's not going to be the case. The Pavilion is completely full of players from the noon tournament today, and the spillover Yellow section only has one or two vacant tables set up for us. There were two rows available in the Black section, but dealers were quickly assembled for the last late-reg tables of the $1,500 event. We've just heard the announcement that we're going to be delayed until 5:30 P.M., and we're less than surprised.

So, 5:30 is it. We'll keep you posted if that changes again -- and don't be surprised if it does. But if not, we'll see you back here in less than an hour to kick off the final preliminary event of the 2011 WSOP!

Taguri: Chris Bell

Event #57: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better
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