Day 1 of the World Series of Poker Europe (sponsored by Betfair) event No. 3, the £5,000 pot-limit Omaha tournament, kicked off with 154 wannabe bracelet winners. Among the many Internet phenomenons, live poker gods, and exciting newcomers in the field were Irish Open champion Christer Johansson , Michael Binger , Barny Boatman, Anthony Lellouche, Sorel Mizzi , David “Devilfish” Ulliott, Chris Ferguson, Barry Greenstein [pictured right] , and Tom “Durrrr” Dwan.The day ended with 35 players remaining, and an interesting bunch, at that. 18 players will get paid from a total prize pool of £770,000, with the champion taking home the £204,048 top prize and, of course, a bracelet.Here are some big bust out hands from the day:Shaun Deeb got rid of his neighbor, and one of the biggest threats to the field, Phil Ivey . Deeb raised from the button with A Q 10 7 , and Ivey, in the small blind, made the call. The flop was Q 9 2 , and Ivey bet the pot. Deeb moved all in, and Ivey called. Ivey revealed J-9-9-3 for the middle set, and Deeb was in need of a diamond, unless the board paired to give Ivey a full house. The turn gave Deeb his diamond, the river was a brick, and Ivey hit the rail.James Akenhead [pictured left] was another November Niner who failed to make the cut. He raised to 1,500 from under the gun plus one with K Q J J , only to be reraised to 4,000 from the button. Akenhead called, and the flop fell A J 3 . Akenhead check-raised all in and was called. His opponent turned over A A 7 6 , and Akenhead saw no improvement as the turn was dealt the 4 and the river was the 5 .Sami Kelopuro found himself all in preflop for around 9,000 with A K 8 7 versus A Q 10 2 . The board was dealt 7 5 5 Q 4 , and his opponent hit a flush to put Kelopuro on the other side of the rail.Bracelet holder Vitaly Lunkin also made his exit early at the hands of Michael Greco.Other casualties included Jason Mercier , Jeff Madsen , Jeff Lisandro, Andy Bloch , Julian Gardner , Bruno Fitoussi , David Ulliott , William Thorson , Peter Jepsen , Mike Matusow , and Nenad Medic .The top 10 in chips at end of play were:Jani Vilmunen — 304,100 Ashton Griffin — 184,100 Sorel Mizzi — 153,700 Howard Lederer — 151,800 Andrey Zaichenko — 151,300 Jeffrey Kimber — 134,900 Niall Chalton — 122,200 Aarno Kiveilo — 114,500 Tony Bloom — 114,500 Noah Boeken — 112,600Among the 36 players still in the mix are Howard Lederer , Barry Greenstein, Shaun Deeb, Jeff Kimber , John O’Shea, Theo Jorgensen , and Dave Callaghan. Day 2 begins today at 2 p.m. ( GMT + 1).
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