Las Vegas is the place to be when it comes to poker events at the moment since the gambling hub is hosting the 49th edition of the World Series of Poker and every poker tournament coming with it. One of the events which enjoys quite the popularity at the moment is Event #67: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty which managed to attract a total of 833 entries over the span of its first day of poker action. With a prize pool of $78,050 this comes as no surprise to anyone.
WSOP is the poker festival which is currently in progress at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino bringing more and more cash payouts to the skillful players registering for participation. Poker players have about a week left to take part in one or many of the remaining poker tournaments and they appear to be making a good use of the events they have on offer. The 67th one of them promises generous payouts for the players who make it all the way to the top, as well as for those who manage to burst the money bubble.
A total of 833 entries were registered for participation until the window for registration was still open, which gave as many players as possible the chance to enter the event. This is a considerable number of players willing to make their way to the top positions on the official leader board. Over the span of the next two days they will have the opportunity to put their skills to the test, with the official Final Table taking place this Sunday.
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Only the top 125 players on the official leader board will be in for some cash prizes, reserved now for the best among the entries. The lucky winner at the end of the poker tournament is set to bag a total of $141,161 for their excellent run in the poker event whereas the minimum cash prize that could be won amounts to some $1,421.
A total of 10 hours of poker actions including ten one-hour levels were needed in order for the overall player pool to be reduced to only 125 surviving participants. They are going to progress ahead towards Day 2 which is set to take place this Saturday. The chip leader at the end of the day was Robert Oxenberg who made it all the way to the end of the day with some 210,200 leading the field towards the second day of action.
He is going to welcome the remaining players as the chip leader and potentially make it all the way to the top if he manages to amass an even larger chip stack. Following him closely on the unofficial leader board is Georgios Karavokyris who has a total of 207,000 in chips to his name following the ten levels of action on Day 1.
Not far behind him is Haibo Chu who managed to generate some 190,800 in chips which help him progress ahead in the structure of this tournament. Among the renown players who could not make it further then the first day in the 67 poker tournament were big names to the liking of Daniel Negreanu, NHL player Phil Kessel, Dominik Nitsche and Scott Bohlman.