After 10 levels of the play at Paris, Las Vegas, the field of 180 in the Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship was cut down to 94 players, with Bryce Yockey (398,000) ending Day 1 as the chip leader.
Rounding out the top three chip stacks are Ray Dehkharghani (350,000) and Jesse Klein (333,000).
The prize pool currently stands at $1,678,500, but that figure could still increase as late registration is open until the beginning of Day 2, which kicks off at 2 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, June 8.
Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Bryce Yockey||United States||398,000|
|2||Ray Dehkharghani||United States||350,000|
|3||Jesse Klein||United States||333,000|
|4||Bart O'Connell||United States||295,000|
|5||Aditya Prasetyo||United States||248,000|
|7||John Esposito||United States||240,000|
|8||Perry Friedman||United States||214,000|
|9||David Prociak||United States||214,000|
A flood of stellar names were on show from the get-go, with Daniel Negreanu, Allen Kessler, David Benyamine and Dragana Mackelprang all taking their seats at the start of play.
More famous faces trickled in as the day progressed. Defending champion Ari Engel made a brief cameo, but his elimination ensured that a new champion will be crowned.
Three-time WSOP bracelet winner Julien Martini was another player fall at the first hurdle, after he was deposed by Aditya Prasetyo. Negreanu was also a Day 1 casualty after Jason Riesenberg cracked his pocket kings.
Notable names such as Mike Matusow, Todd Brunson and Jake Schwartz all managed to pilot a stack over to the second day of festivities. Matusow made a steady climb throughout the day while Schwartz and Brunson were late entries that ran up a stack.
Esther Taylor is currently the only female player in attendance and has a healthy stack of 103,000.
The remaining players will return Wednesday, June 8 at 2 p.m. PT at Paris, Las Vegas to continue on their quest for the coveted gold bracelet. Stay tuned to PokerNews for live updates on all of the action.