Event #10: $10,000 Limit Omaha Hi-Low Championship
Event #10: $10,000 Limit Omaha Hi-Low Championship
Day 1 completed

Day 1 Concludes; Dan Kelly Finishes On Top

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Dan Kelly Bags Chip Lead
Dan Kelly Bags Chip Lead

After playing into the wee hours of the morning, the first day of Event #10: $10,000 Limit Omaha Hi-Low Championship has come to a close! Ten full levels of play are in the books and by the end of the day it was World Series of Poker bracelet winner Dan Kelly who bagged up the largest stack. Kelly will return as the Day 2 chip lead with 146,700 in chips.

Kelly was a steady climber throughout the day and really hit his stride during the last few levels. While he bagged up the biggest stack in the room, other notable players are right on his heels and ready to compete heading into Day 2. Jeff "yellowsub" Williams bagged up what looked to be the second largest stack with 144,700 - just 2,000 chips less than Kelly. Late in the day we found Williams play a pot against Michael Mizrachi and Phil Hui where he rivered the nut flush to scoop and add a significant amount to his stack. Rounding out the top three is Abdyl Konjuhi who bagged up 137,1000.

The day began with 178 players putting up $10,000 with the hope of winning the next WSOP Championship event. By the end of the day, just 111 players remained in contention for that title. As expected, the field is stack to the brim with poker's elite. Just some of the players returning for Day 2 include Ismael Bojang (135,100), Eli Elezra (123,100), Marco Johnson (113,000), Richard Ashby (112,000), Daniel Negreanu (99,100), Nick Schulman (90,200), Matthew Ashton (64,600), Alexandre Luneau (63,700), Stephen Chidwick (50,700), Chris George (50,500), recent Event #2: $25,000 Mixed Max No-Limit Hold'em bracelet winner Vanessa Selbst (33,200), and Frank Kassela (23,800).

While all of the aforementioned players advanced onto Day 2, others were not so fortunate. Mike Matusow, Max Pescatori, Phil Ivey, Dan Shak, Matt Glantz, Chris Tryba, Alex Kravchenko, Jeff Madsen, George Danzer, and David Benyamine are just a handful of the players to hit the rail before bagging and tagging.

Play resumes on Monday at 2 p.m. in the Amazon room where the field will attempt to play down to the final table. Be sure to return to PokerNews for all of the latest updates from this tournament and all others throughout the 2014 WSOP. Until tomorrow!

The Day 2 table and seat draw can be found here.

Tags: Dan KellyJeff Williams

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Dan Kelly us 146,700 36,700
Jeff Williams us 144,700 19,700
Abdyl Konjuhi US 137,100 137,100
Ismael Bojang at 135,100 43,100
Eli Elezra us 123,100 3,100
Douglas Polk (Doug Polk) US 116,400 116,400
Marco Johnson us 113,000 54,000
Richard Ashby gb 112,000 65,000
Melissa Burr us 110,700 5,700
Perry Friedman us 100,300 68,300
Daniel Negreanu ca 99,100 39,100
Larry Wright us 95,600 10,600
Andrew Brown us 90,300 11,300
Nick Schulman us 90,200 41,200
Robert Slezak us 90,100 90,100
William Oneil US 85,300 85,300
Scott Clements us 83,800 9,800
Elie Doft US 80,700 15,700
Don Nguyen us 76,500 26,500
Shirley Rosario us 75,000 18,000
Tom Schneider us 74,300 34,300
Viatcheslav Ortynskiy ru 71,900 71,900
Erik Seidel us 65,200 37,200
Matthew Ashton gb 64,600 14,600
Alexandre Luneau fr 63,700 -7,300

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Six More Hands

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Tournament staff has announced six more hands before bagging and tagging for the evening.

Williams Has Spades

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Jeff Williams
Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams opened the action with an under-the-gun raise and Michael Mizrachi called from middle position. It folded around to Phil Hui in the big blind and he tagged along as well.

The flop fell {6-Spades}{K-Hearts}{3-Clubs}. Hui checked, Williams continued, and Mizrachi called. Hui came over the top with a raise and both players called. The {Q-Spades} hit the turn and Hui fired out a bet. Both of his opponents called and the {J-Spades} finished off the board. Hui slowed down and tapped the table. Williams tossed out a bet and Mizrachi called. Hui let out a sigh and dropped his cards into the muck.

Williams fanned {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{8-Spades}{5-Diamonds} for the nut flush. Mizrachi showed {A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} for a Broadway straight before his cards were picked up and dropped into the muck. Williams raked the pot and now sits on about 125,000 in chips.

Jeff Williams us 125,000 66,500
Michael Mizrachi us 14,000 -74,000
Phil Hui us 5,500 1,500

Tags: Jeff WilliamsMichael MizrachiPhil Hui

Ohel Ships the Triple

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After a series of raises before the flop, Randy Ohel was all in for his last 3,800 against the still active Jon Turner and Larry Wright. The flop came down {Q-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{7-Spades} and Turner led out into the side pot. Wright called and the {j-Clubs} dropped down on the turn. Turner bet again and this time Wright opted to kick in his cards. Turner picked up the side pot and his and Ohel's hands were tabled.

Ohel: {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}
Turner: {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{2-Spades}

The board completed with the {8-Spades}, allowing Ohel's two pair of kings and queens to earn him the scoop. He's now sitting on 9,400. Turner, on the other hand, has dropped to 34,000.

Larry Wright us 85,000 11,000
Jon Turner us 34,000 -3,000
Randy Ohel us 9,400 6,400

Tags: Jon TurnerLarry WrightRandy Ohel


Updated Chip Counts

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Dan Kelly us 110,000 12,000
Ismael Bojang at 92,000 -8,000
Andrew Brown us 79,000 -21,000
Alexandre Luneau fr 71,000 3,000
Andy Frankenberger us 55,000 17,000
Jeff Lisandro au 55,000 12,000
Abe Mosseri us 52,000 -11,000
Don Nguyen us 50,000 5,000
Matthew Ashton gb 50,000 12,000
Robert Mizrachi us 48,000 19,000
Mike Leah ca 44,000 -13,000
David Steicke au 43,000 -7,000
Mike Wattel us 42,000 7,000
Daniel Alaei us 41,000 10,000
Barry Greenstein us 41,000 -1,000
Phil Galfond us 36,000 20,000
Jason Mercier us 34,000
Calvin Anderson us 33,000 -8,000
Todd Brunson us 31,000 -13,000
Shaun Deeb us 30,000 2,000
Owais Ahmed us 29,000 -6,000
David Baker us 27,000 -13,000
Frank Kassela us 22,000 -16,000
Mark Gregorich us 10,000 -21,000
Alex Kravchenko ru Busted

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Doft Takes Half, Laak Gets Quartered

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Elie Doft raised from under the gun and middle position player made it three bets to go. Phil Laak four-bet from the next seat over and both Doft and the middle position player called.

The trio took a monotone flop of {8-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and action checked around to the short-stacked Laak. He led out and Doft instantly raised the action. The middle position player called, Laak three-bet, Doft four-bet, and was called by both players. Laak called all in heading to the turn.

The turn was the {5-Hearts} and Doft led out. His opponent called in a side pot and the {3-Spades} finished the board. Doft bet and his opponent called once more.

Doft rolled over {7-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{2-Clubs} which was good enough to win him the high with a club flush. The middle position player showed {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} for the nut low and Laak tabled {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{2-Spades} for the same low. Doft took the high and his two opponents chopped the low.

Doft now has about 65,000 while Laak is still representing the short stack with 6,300 in chips.

Elie Doft US 65,000 5,000
Phil Laak us 6,300 -1,700

Tags: Phil LaakElie Doft