Toby Joyce raised to 2,800 from under the gun and Jonathan Zarin in the small blind was the only caller.
The flop came and Zarin checked. Joyce bet 3,400 and Zarin called. The turn brought the and Zarin checked again. Joyce bet 7,400 this time, and Zarin called again.
The fell on the river and Zarin checked to Joyce once more. Joyce bet again, 16,600 this time, and Zarin went into the tank. After about half a minute of consideration Zarin folded, and Joyce took the pot.
With a number of short stacks at the tables and fairly narrow pay jumps for a while, there is likely to be a rapid thinning of the field early on today and Jacob Dahl was one of the early eliminations.
All the chips were in the middle after a flop of ...
Jacob Dahl: — was the player at risk
Daniel Spencer: — was the man looking to knock him out
The turn and river completed the board to give Spencer a straight and the remainder of Dahl’s chips.
Welcome to Day 2 of Event #25: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha at the 2017 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. On Day 1 a total of 1,058 players entered, but only 102 will return today when play resumes at 12 p.m. local time. The money bubble burst late on Day 1 after approximately one hour of hand-for-hand play, and all remaining players are guaranteed at least $1,576, but all eyes are on the top prize of $179,126 and the accompanying coveted gold bracelet.
Leading the way is Casey Carroll, who has a massive stack of 210,800 chips. But with many fearsome contenders remaining in the pack, nobody has a clear-cut path to victory. Michael Mizrachi (153,800), Jason Wheeler (92,000), Nadar Kakhmazov (103,100), Juuso Leppanen (58,800), Tony Cousineau (24,000), and Dan Heimiller (16,800) are just a few of the more well-known players who will take their seats for Day 2.
Several familiar faces from last week's Event #18: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha are still in the hunt for WSOP gold in this event, including runner-up Jason Stockfish (69,200), third place finisher Igor Sharaskin, and fourth place finisher and WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event winner Scott Davies (45,900).
Players will play 10 one-hour levels on Day 2 with 15-minute breaks every two levels and a one-hour dinner break after level six at approximately 6:30 p.m. local time.
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