2017 World Series of Poker

Event #51: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Dias: 1

Dario Sammartino Chips Up Quickly to Start Strong in First $10K PLO8

Nível 10 : 800-1,600, 0 ante
Dario Sammartino
Dario Sammartino

Dario Sammartino didn't let a bit of a late entrance slow him down in Event #51: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship. Sammartino arrived a little more than halfway through the 10-level day, and he accumulated chips in fast and furious fashion, turning his 50,000 starting stack into 294,300 by day's end.

The young Italian has had a monstrously successful live tournament career, piling up over $6.5 million in cashes, but he has yet to capture World Series of Poker gold. He came close already this year when he finished third in the $111,111 High Roller for One Drop, and he's shaping up as a strong contender here in the first running of this PLO8 event.

Current WSOP Player of the Year leader Ray Henson also put a big stack in a bag, finishing with 169,200. He's having a fantastic WSOP thus far with a trio of final table finishes, including third place in the $1,500 PLO8.

Others bagging north of 200,000 included Ryan Miller (228,700), Sean Remz (224,700), Josh Arieh (212,500), and Tommy Chen (209,200) and Joe Tehan (200,300).

Overall, 116 players of the 207 total entrants made it through. Payout information was released by the WSOP after the close of registration when Level 9 began, and the impressive turnout resulted in a first-place prize of $511,147.

Some players who are no longer in contention for that half-a-million include Brandon Shack-Harris, Daniel Negreanu, Mike Gorodinsky, Stephen Chidwick, Mike Matusow and Nathan Gamble, who won the $1,500 PLO8 event just days ago.

Those who remain will come back to 1,000/2,000 blinds on Day 2, which gets going at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Come back to PokerNews then for more coverage of this new championship event.

RoomTaleSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Brasilia7151Joe TehanUnited States200,300
Brasilia7152Stephen LadowskyCanada19,600
Brasilia7153Jeremy JosephUnited States183,400
Brasilia7154Marco JohnsonUnited States140,700
Brasilia7155Chris FergusonUnited States57,100
Brasilia7156Mike WattelUnited States20,200
Brasilia7158Shaun DeebUnited States97,400
Brasilia7161Joshua MammonCanada33,700
Brasilia7162James BurnsUnited States161,200
Brasilia7163Trevor ReaderUnited States58,500
Brasilia7165David BenyamineUnited States86,200
Brasilia7166Igor SharaskinRussia73,200
Brasilia7167Josh AriehUnited States212,500
Brasilia7168Andrew KelsallUnited States29,400
Brasilia7171James DaniloffUnited States58,100
Brasilia7174Fabrice SoulierFrance159,800
Brasilia7173Alex MininghamUnited States96,800
Brasilia7175David HuntUnited StatesDNR
Brasilia7176Shane DouglasUnited States166,000
Brasilia7177Edward HanUnited States151,400
Brasilia7178Joel EttedgiUnited Kingdom71,000
Brasilia7181Dario SammartinoItaly294,300
Brasilia7182Robert CampbellAustralia148,000
Brasilia7183Ryan LenaghanUnited States116,200
Brasilia7184Calvin AndersonUnited States141,200
Brasilia7185Benjamin EilersUnited States20,900
Brasilia7186Bryce YockeyUnited States147,900
Brasilia7187Robert CowenUnited Kingdom88,000
Brasilia7188Joshua TiemanUnited States149,200
Brasilia7191Christopher KingUnited States124,800
Brasilia7192Tim SeidenstickerUnited States46,200
Brasilia7193Robert DanielUnited States22,800
Brasilia7194Scott BohlmanUnited States26,200
Brasilia7195Jose VaughanBrazil29,900
Brasilia7196Randen HonigmanUnited States62,900
Brasilia7197David BachUnited States60,300
Brasilia7198Christopher RothUnited States94,000
Brasilia7201Kate HoangUnited States55,400
Brasilia7202Cody CrouchUnited States43,600
Brasilia7203Gregory WryUnited States90,900
Brasilia7204Tommy ChenUnited States209,200
Brasilia7205James ObstAustralia49,900
Brasilia7206Richard AshbyUnited Kingdom15,300
Brasilia7207Viacheslav ZhukovRussia101,100
Brasilia7208Timothy VuksonCanada20,400
Brasilia7211Ari EngelUnited States50,500
Brasilia7212Paul JaniakUnited States42,900
Brasilia7213Ryan MillerUnited States228,700
Brasilia7214Bart HansonUnited States40,600
Brasilia7215Yuval BronshteinIsrael75,000
Brasilia7216Magnus EdengrenSweden53,800
Brasilia7217Kyle BowkerUnited States83,000
Brasilia7218John MonnetteUnited States160,100
Brasilia7221Dylan WilkersonUnited States30,100
Brasilia7222Mike SextonUnited States50,000
Brasilia7223Gary BensonAustralia66,200
Brasilia7224Warren SheavesUnited States51,700
Brasilia7225Roland IsraelashviliUnited States25,700
Brasilia7226David "ODB" BakerUnited States167,500
Brasilia7227Court HarringtonUnited States45,200
Brasilia7228Cary KatzUnited States39,400
Brasilia7231Gary BoldenUnited States103,200
Brasilia7232Steve JelinekUnited Kingdom108,200
Brasilia7233John RacenerUnited States31,900
Brasilia7234Jarred GrahamAustralia143,000
Brasilia7235Damjan RadanovUnited States119,500
Brasilia7236Joe HachemAustralia43,000
Brasilia7237Tony CousineauUnited States51,000
Brasilia7238Michael KongUnited States49,000
Brasilia7241Ben LambUnited States68,700
Brasilia7242Raymond HensonUnited States169,200
Brasilia7243Noah BronsteinUnited States88,300
Brasilia7244Nisim CohenUnited States50,500
Brasilia7245Victor ChangUnited States89,200
Brasilia7246Ben YuUnited States65,000
Brasilia7247David McnallyUnited States94,700
Brasilia7248Alan EmersonUnited States34,100
Brasilia7251Sean RemzUnited States224,700
Brasilia7252Bruce YamronUnited States67,500
Brasilia7253Joshua PenderUnited States40,000
Brasilia7254Timothy FlandersUnited Kingdom50,200
Brasilia7255Felipe RamosBrasil74,700
Brasilia7256Andreas KlattUnited States130,800
Brasilia7257Tyler GrothUnited States105,000
Brasilia7258Cai ZhenUnited States110,600
Brasilia7261Brett MaistriUnited States62,700
Brasilia7262Quentin KruegerCanada143,200
Brasilia7263James ChenTaichung, TW62,100
Brasilia7264Daniel ZackUnited States34,900
Brasilia7265S OrtynskiyRussia152,700
Brasilia7266Phillip HuiUnited States157,700
Brasilia7267Darryll FishUnited States61,400
Brasilia7268Mike LeahCanada119,700
Brasilia7271Dylan LindeUnited States82,900
Brasilia7272Bernardo Da Silveira DiasBrasil32,000
Brasilia7273Andrey ZaichenkoRussia98,700
Brasilia7274Michael RossUnited States104,500
Brasilia7275Chase SteelyUnited States127,100
Brasilia7277Marc PerlmanUnited States73,000
Brasilia7278Ryan HughesUnited States141,900
Brasilia7281Abdel HamidUnited States22,800
Brasilia7282Chris BellUnited States12,800
Brasilia7283David NowakowskiUnited States94,900
Brasilia7284Karen LongfellowUnited States65,300
Brasilia7285Lawrence BergUnited States84,800
Brasilia7286Owais AhmedUnited States52,500
Brasilia7287Jason MercierUnited States67,300
Brasilia7288Millard HaleUnited States44,100
Brasilia7291Jason GoochUnited States136,300
Brasilia7292Mark HermUnited States44,500
Brasilia7293Michel AbecassisFrance70,100
Brasilia7294Ben TangUnited States118,900
Brasilia7295Eric DawsonUnited States47,500
Brasilia7296Scott ClementsUnited States193,600
Brasilia7297Jonathan DuhamelCanada132,600
Brasilia7298Dominik BaudSwitzerland39,600

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