Shiva Dudani of Chicago, Illinois, who has won two WSOP Circuit rings, will be the one to knock. Shiva Dudani lit the tournament, taking the chip top spot and solidifying it to carry 15,650,000 into Tuesday’s Day 4.
Tom Hu, who had the chip lead for most of the late afternoon until he lost a significant pot to Dudani, placed 3rd with 7,330,000, while Michael Duek ranks second with 9,405,000.
The grand prize of $1,246,770 and among the most prestigious World Series of Poker bracelets accessible is on the line for Tuesday’s final 5 players.
The day started with 39 players, but that field was quickly reduced by the first break when nine players were eliminated. Shortly after that, the field had been reduced to three tables after Tommi Lankinen was eliminated by Duek, who had earlier in the day moved up the leaderboard.
Several notable contestants were eliminated in the subsequent round that resulted in dinner, including David Coleman (19th), Jeff Madsen (19th), and Brandon Adams (24th) (17th).
The Paris Ballroom hosted a record-breaking field of 641 participants for Day 1 of WSOP Event #69: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship (8-handed).
The field will keep expanding as long as enrollment opens, breaking the previous 518 entries set in 2019. Scott Seiver (452,000) and defending champion Tommy Le (400,000) will have the largest stacks to progress.
While 2019 champion Dash Dudley (65,000), Bruno Fitoussi (60,000), Matt Glantz (39,000), and 3-time bracelet winner Phillip Hui (26,500) are among those with a few jobs ahead of them on Day 2, Patrick Leonard (342,000), Allan Le (330,000), and Ken Aldridge (312,000) are and many others to grab big.
Due to a large number of participants, many prominent people, including multiple bracelet winners Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Shaun Deeb, and Mike Matusow, to mention a few, did not make it through the day.
Two hundred sixty-four people out of the initial 641 will come back to the Paris Ballroom on Sunday at 2 p.m. Before Sunday’s game begins, quite a few more are likely to join, as mentioned.
The big blind ante is 2,500, and the blinds are 1,000/2,500 to start. The starting stack for late registrants is 24 big blinds.
Before Dudani doubled through him and eliminated Thair Kallabat in a pair of ten million chip pots to end the play before midnight, Hu had amassed a sizable chip lead. With 11:09 left in Level 28 (blinds 60,000 / 120,000 / 120,000 big blind ante), play will resume on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Bally’s Event Center.