Day 1 of the Event #19: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller at the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) has wrapped up after ten hours of play with New York's Jared Bleznick bagging the chip lead with a stack of 601,500 over the 124 players left standing at the end of the day.
Close on the tail of Bleznick, who is after his first bracelet, is one-time bracelet winner Ben Lamb, who bagged a stack 540,500 on his second bullet.
Other big stacks who will join Lamb and Bleznick on Day 2 include Chris DeMaci (586,000), Sean Winter (578,000), two-time bracelet winner Scott Ball (403,500), three-time bracelet winner Chance Kornuth (333,000) and Poker Hall of Famer and ten-time bracelet winner Phil Ivey (360,500).
End of Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Jared Bleznick||United States||601,500||201|
|2||Chris DeMaci||United States||586,000||195|
|3||Sean Winter||United States||578,000||193|
|4||Frank Crivello||United States||575,000||192|
|5||James Chen||United States||553,000||184|
|6||Ben Lamb||United States||540,500||180|
|7||Dmitrii Perfilev||United States||536,500||179|
|9||Kristopher Tong||United States||444,500||148|
|10||Conrad De Armas||United States||437,500||146|
The High Roller PLO tournament attracted 196 entrants and many of poker's biggest stars and best players, including Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel, Connor Drinan, Anthony Zinno and Dario Sammartino.
Some of the players who didn't make it through the ten levels of play include Julien Martini, Jesse Lonis, Tommy Le, Gavin Cochrane and Fraser MacIntyre.
Action will pick back up with Day 2 on Friday, June 10 at 2 p.m. local time in the Paris purple section. Like Day 1, Day 2 will play for 10 one-hour levels with 15-minute breaks every two levels and a 60-minute dinner break after Level 16 at around 8:30 p.m.
Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team will be back tomorrow bringing you Day 2 updates of the $25,000 PLO High Roller action.