At 11 a.m. local time, cards will be in the air for Day 1, Flight A of Event #18: $565 Pot Limit Omaha at the 2017 World Series of Poker.
All players will receive 5,000 starting chips and will have 18 30-minute levels to try to accumulate as many more as they can before bagging their stacks at the end of the day. Late registration will be open through the end of Level 6 at approximately 2:20 p.m. and there will be a 20-minute break every four levels. All of the above will also be true for Flight B, which kicks off at 4 p.m. this afternoon, then surviving players from both flights will return tomorrow to play Day 2 at 2 p.m.
Last year in this event, Ryan Laplante triumphed over 2,483 entrants, the largest field in the history of live PLO tournaments, to win his first gold bracelet and $190,328. The defending champion’s summer is already off to a strong start with a seventh-place finish in Event #10: $1,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em that he shared with teammate Samantha Cohen.
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Check back here for coverage of the action in Event #18 from the PokerNews live reporting team.