Abe Mosseri Leads WSOP $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better

Abe Mosseri Leads WSOP $2,500 Omaha / 7 card stud Hi-Low-8 or BetterFlorida’s Abe Mosseri holds the chip lead on 64,200 following day one of the $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better event at this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas.

A total of 450 players registered for event #47 in the chase for the $255,959 top prize and gold bracelet from a prize pool of $1,023,750, but just 201 remain with American Abe Mosseri well ahead of Chicago’s Kevin Iacofano (47,200) in second place and Britain’s Jonathan Spinks (43,600), who holds third spot after the first 10 levels of play at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Some big-name stars have made the cut for day two of an event making its first appearance at the World Series of Poker, including Eric Baldwin, Mike Sexton, David Chiu, Richard Ashby, Josh Arieh, Victor Ramdin, Barny Boatman, Barry Greenstein, Dan Heimiller, Al ‘Sugarbear’ Barbieri and Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan.

But many more failed to last the opening day of the event, with Daniel Negreanu, Jon Turner, John Juanda, Shawn Buchanan, Cyndy Violette, Jason Mercier, George Danzer, Allen Bari and David Steicke all crashing out early.

Top 10 chip leaders after day one of the WSOP 2011 $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better event:

1. Abe Mosseri (USA) – 64,200

2. Kevin Iacofano (USA) – 47,200

3. Jonathan Spinks (UK) – 43,600

4. Thomas Whitehair (USA) – 42,300

5. Matthew Ashton (USA) – 41,300

6. Jim Ferrel (USA) – 40,700

7. John Richardson (USA) – 37,200

8. Dan Heimiller (USA) – 34,900

9. Farzad Rouhani (USA) – 33,700

10. Bryan Micon (USA) – 32,700