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There was a one hour delay in launching event 31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha, but the cards eventually did hit the air late Friday afternoon PDT with some 685 registrations generating a prize pool of $1.87 million.
 
Predictably this was a competition with great appeal for the professionals, and the tables were crowded with too many big names to do everyone justice…it was pretty much a case of you name it, and they were somewhere in the Pavilion Room at the Rio.
 
Bracelet winners alone included Vanessa Selbst, Bertrand Grospellier, Mike Matusow, Jason Mercier, Erik Seidel, Phil Hellmuth, Scott Clements, Men Nguyen, David Chiu and Carlos Mortensen…and they all fell throughout the day, along with Jonathan Duhamel, Daniel Negreanu and Erica Schoenberg.
 
Early eliminations included Matt Glantz, Lex Veldhuis, JP Kelly, Noak Boeken and Jeff Williams.
 
When officials called a halt to the first day's action at level 8 in the early hours of Saturday morning there were still 153 players left in contention, including many big guns. Chip leader Ben Lamb was comfortably ahead of his nearest rival, Paul Volpe, but the competition is still wide open.