Day 1 of Event #24: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack at the 2021 World Series of Poker is officially over with Shen Liang and Ahmad Shiraz leading the pack as the only two players to bag with more than two million chips.
Liang and Shiraz will be joined on Day 2 by 66 other players who bagged and tagged, with popular poker vlogger Andrew Neeme being one of them.
Event #24 Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Shen Liang||United States||2,285,000||76|
|2||Ahmad Shiraz||United States||2,165,000||72|
|3||Michael Prendergast||United States||1,890,000||63|
|4||Eric Polirer||United States||1,515,000||51|
|5||Donnie Phan||United States||1,515,000||51|
|6||Bosu Avunoori||United States||1,445,000||48|
|7||Daniel Wasserberg||United States||1,420,000||47|
|8||Maxx Coleman||United States||1,355,000||45|
|9||Emanuel Santiago||United States||1,350,000||45|
|10||Anthony Plotner||United States||1,295,000||43|
Day 1 of the PLO tournament lasted for 11 hours and began with 1,572 runners, 236 of whom made the money and locked up a cash of at least $936. Over a dozen players ended the day with more than a million chips, among them Michael Prendergast, Eric Polirer, Donnie Phan, and Bosu Avunoori.
2004 WSOP Main Event champion Greg Raymer made a deep run but was ultimately eliminated in 125th place for $1,294. Fellow bracelet winners David Williams and Michael Wang joined "Fossilman" in making the money but also didn't make it to Day 2.
Other players in the field who didn't make it through Day 1 included Maria Ho, Shaun Deeb, Barry Greenstein, Ryan Laplante, Brandon Shack-Harris, Lexi Gavin, and Ethan "Rampage Poker" Yau.
The second and final day of the PLO tournament will commence on Oct. 13 at noon local time and will play down to a winner — who will earn a coveted bracelet and $127,428 in cash.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be back tomorrow to cover the Day 2 action, so stay tuned.