The opening day for Event #42: $600 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em/Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack of the WSOP 2019 was an action-packed as it attracted a total of 2,403 entries and created a massive $1,261,575 in prizepool, which is set to be shared by the top 361st finishers in the brand new event.
Following 20 levels of play, Day 1 of the event ended with the field whittling down to just 195 players. Adam Lamphere emerged as the chip leader with a massive stack of 1,870,000. He secured the largest pot towards the close of the day. The player flopped a straight, while two of his opponents each flopped a set. He was all in for over 630,000 on the flop and held on from there to win a huge pot and take his stack to 1,870,000, over half a million more than anyone else among 195 survivors.
Lamphere is no stranger to the WSOP as he holds multiple cashes over the past few years, including one in the 2018 Main Event. While he has already won two prestigious tournaments, he will be looking for his maiden WSOP bracelet. Following him in chips is Caleb Hershey with a stack of 1,242,000. Some other big stacks for Day 2 include Timothy Finne (1,116,000) and Dustin Goldklang (1,114,000). Jake Schwartz (616,000), Rainer Kempe (586,000) and Jamie Gold (402,000) are some other solid players to be watched out for when the action resumes later tonight.
Yesterday was a big day for Team India as it saw several deep runs from Indian players, with Ashish Ahuja making a deep run Event #34: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em and Sajal Gupta and Aditya Sushant finishing in-the-money in Event #40: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha. Gupta finished 77th for $3,340, while Sushant ended his run in 144th place, taking home $2,357 for his run.
As for Event #42: $600 Mixed NLHE/PLO Deepstack, 8 Indians were seen in action and 4 of them managed to advance to Day 2, along with 191 other survivors. Headlining them was Raghav Bansal who secured the 18th biggest stack with 723,000 chips. Joining Bansal on Day 2 will be Kartik Ved (462,000) and Ashish Ahuja (458,000), who finished 15th in Event #34: $1k Double Stack for $37,421. The 4th Indian player to enter Day 2 was Yudhishter Jaswal and he bagged 302,000 chips.
Romit Advani, Nishant Sharma, Paawan Bansal, and Nipun Java were also seen in action. Advani (223rd for $1,198) and Sharma (299th for $961) finished in the money, the rest failed to cash.
Top 10 Chip Counts At Day 1 End:
- Adam Lamphere – 1,870,000
- Caleb Hershey – 1,242,000
- Dustin Goldklang – 1,114,000
- Tim Finne – 1,110,000
- Ylon Schwartz – 1,105,000
- Hao Chen – 1,000,000
- Andrew Ostapchenko – 915,000
- Qi Luo – 900,000
- Sean Legendre – 886,000
- Henry Tran – 869,000