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Top Quality WSOPE PLO Field led by Shannon Shorr

Posted by Anthony on October 11, 2011 at 4:44 GMT

Shannon ShorrA top quality field of international poker stars are chasing the World Series of Poker Europe Pot Limit Omaha bracelet – but the man they all have to catch is American Shannon Shorr.  Shorr holds a narrow lead ahead of Italian Michele di Lauro at the end of Day 1 and tops a leaderboard which contains three WSOP bracelet winners from this year´s series of events in Las Vegas.

Players Looking for a Deep Run

Oleksii Kovalchuk, Sam Stein and Jason Mercier are all still in contention for the €147,171 first prize, along with Phil Hellmuth, Eoghan O´Dea, Sam Trickett and Mike McDonald, as 49 of the original 180 entries return for Day 2. Phil Hellmuth in particular will be looking for a deep run to earn valuable points in the WSOP Player of the Year rankings and add a twelfth bracelet to his collection – a feat he was cruelly denied on three occasions at this summer´s WSOP.

A Tough Tournament to Beat

Whoever emerges as the victor in this event will certainly have earned his prize. Among those players to have already been eliminated from the tournament are last year´s WSOPE Main Event winner James Bord, recent WPT Main Event winners Will Failla and Matt Waxman, November Niner Ben Lamb, British Poker Awards Mixed Poker Player of the Year Richard Ashby and the man who last won an open PLO tournament in 2003 (so you wonder why he bothers) – Daniel Negreanu.

Day 2 Plays Ten Levels

Unlike Day 1, in which eight levels were played, Day 2 is scheduled to last for ten gruelling one hour levels unless a final table of nine is reached. With only 18 players assured of cashing in the event, the period approaching the bubble is going to be tense. The 180 buy-ins of €5,300 created a prize pool of €882,000 – and there is a big difference between finishing eighteenth and collecting €11,828 and finishing nineteenth for nought.

Leading Chip Counts for WSOPE 3

When play starts today the blinds will be 400/800, so very few of the chip leaders will be in trouble in the early stages (hopefully). It promises to be an exciting day´s action, so make sure to keep visiting this site for the latest poker news.

Place

Name

Chips

1

Shannon Shorr

166,400

2

Michele Di Lauro

159,100

3

Jerome Bradpiece

128,500

4

Dmitry Motorov

122,600

5

Erich Kollmann

118,500

6

Shawn Buchanan

113,800

7

Oleksii Kovalchuk

94,000

8

Sam Chartier

86,200

9

Randy Dorfman

84,200

10

Alfredo Vega

83,000

11

Elie Payan

71,300

12

Niall Charlton

70,100