Daniel Alaei leads WSOP $10K PLO

The event reaches Day3 with 50 players still in, $1,086,967 up top.

The $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed (Event #52) generated 518 entries, for a prize pool of $4,869,200, with 78 places paid. The remaining field has already reached the money, as only 50 players survived Day2. All of them are already guaranteed a $17,837 payday, but the $1.086 million top prize and the gold bracelet looks slightly better.

The seasoned pro, Daniel Alaei is the current chip leader, after ending the second day with 1,985,000. He's followed by several well-known pros, with the likes of Luke Schwartz (2nd; 1,700,000) who's just won a bracelet in the $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw (EV#49), 2018 POY Shaun Deeb (3rd; 1,586,000) or online high-stakes PLO specialist, David 'danfiu' Mezei (11st; 850,000).

Top 10 chip counts

Daniel Alaei   1,985,000
Luke Schwartz   1,700,000
Shaun Deeb   1,586,000
Adam Hendrix   1,219,000
Dash Dudley   1,199,000
Joel Feldman   1,196,000
Will Jaffe   1,179,000
James Park   1,173,000
Andjelko Andrejevic   1,116,000
Patrick Mahoney   1,024,000
Thomas Hueber   915,000

Many of the household names busted in the money, including David "Bakes" Baker (72nd; $15,549), László "omaha4rollz" Bujtás (67th; $15,549), Ben Lamb (58th; $16,466), and Kahle Burns (53rd; $17,837). Guys like, Phil Galfond, Phil Ivey, Jeff Lisandro, Ben Yu, and Daniel Negreanu all left empty-handed.

The play will resume tomorrow with blinds of 10,000/20,0000 at the Thunderdome room in the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino.