WSOP Day 22: Phil Hellmuth Advances in $1,500 NLHE Shootout
After three weeks the 2018 World Series of Poker marches onward. Today Event #39: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout reaches Day 2 with Phil Hellmuth one of those returning and hoping to make the final table. Meanwhile in Event #37: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em, Aaron Massey returns with only 20 players remaining.
In other action today, Event #36: $1,000 Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em returns for a fourth day with Robert Beach and Farhintaj Bonyadi battling heads-up for the title. Event #38: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship resumes with Yaniv Birman the chip leader to start Day 3. And several big names also advanced in Event #40: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet including Mike Matusow and Eli Elezra.
After three days of double stacking, only 20 remain to return on Wednesday in this gigantic 5,700-player field event. That field created a prize pool of $5,130,000 and a huge first-place payout of $644,224.
Keith Ferrera returns as the top stack of 7,550,000, and he'll be looking for his first WSOP tournament win.
Following Ferrera in the counts currently are Tomas Teran Paredes (5,050,000) and Robert Peacock (4,500,000).
Others remaining include Matt Stout (3,920,000), six-time World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner Joshua Turner (3,905,000), Pfizer Jordan (2,450,000), Pablo Fernandez (1,760,000), Ramin Hajiyev (1,420,000) and bracelet winner Andrey Zaichenko (1,205,000).
Check back to PokerNews starting at 12 p.m. today to follow the fun they play down to a champion. Click here to follow along.
An extra fourth day was added in this event as Robert Beach and Farhintaj Bonyadi return to battle heads-up. Beach comes back to a commanding chip lead with 9,010,000 versus Bonyadi's 1,975,000 — that despite Beach starting the day with just nine big blinds. Each player hopes to claim the $311,451 and a bracelet.
A total of 2,191 entered this event for a $1,971,900 prize pool. The final two players return to the tables at 11 a.m., and PokerNews will be there for the heads-up battle. Click here for the live updates.
Just 20 players remain from the 236 who began yesterday's Day 2 in Event #37. When players return today, Aaron Massey will lead the field with 1,198,000, followed by 2013 WSOP Main Event runner-up Jay Farber (1,093,000), Ian Steinman (1,080,000), Michael Finstein (938,000), and Ryan Goindoo (654,000).
Others still in the field include Stephen Song (623,000), JC Tran (480,000), Eric Baldwin (469,000), Jason Wheeler (430,000), and Ryan Laplante (176,000).
The tournament attracted 1,330 entries for a prize pool of $1,795,500 and a top prize of $319,580. The tournament restarts at 12 noon and should reach a winner on Wednesday.
With only eight players remaining from the 83-entry $10K Stud field, Yaniv Birman is chip leader after bagging 958,000 last night.
Following him is multiple-bracelet winner Jesse Martin (916,000), with Ben Yu (559,000), Matt Grapenthien (507,000), Lee Salem (473,000), Joseph Cappello (360,000), James Obst (216,000), and Lars Gronning (168,000) also still in the hunt.
The Seven Stud action resumes on Wednesday for the third day at 2 p.m. and PokerNews will be there to report how the majority of the $780,200 prize pool gets divided and tell who claims the bracelet and $236,238 top prize. Click here to follow the live updates. Note: PokerGO will also be streaming this final table.
After the first day in the shootout only 100 players remain out of a field that drew 908 to create a $1,225,800 prize pool. Each of those advancing will be hoping to be the last person standing to win the bracelet and $236,498 first prize.
Some of those left include Phil Hellmuth, 2017 WSOP Main Event Champion Scott Blumstein, 2017 shootout runner-up Thomas Boivin, Steven Wolansky, Rep Porter, 888Poker Ambassador and 2014 Main Event Champion Martin Jacobson, Matthew Waxman, Georgios Sotiropoulos, Arkadiy Tsinis, Justin Liberto, and William Kakon.
The Poker Brat was happy to be moving on with his fourth cash of the WSOP.
Won my table in the @WSOP shootout in record time, for my 4th cash of the WSOP! Sending out THREE "Good beat" (sup… https://t.co/DQkgBfNbLq— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth)
Players will return with 10 tables left and the winner of each to advance to the final table on Day 3. PokerNews will be there when players return to the tables at 12 noon. Click here to follow along.
Mixed games fans were out in force for this one with Naoya Kihara ending the day leading the pack with 119,700 chips and hopes for his second bracelet. Kihara won a bracelet in 2012 in a $5,000 buy-in PLO event.
The event attracted a field of 205 and just 51 players remain for Day 2. When play starts back today, Kihara will be followed by Dario Sammartino (117,000), Scott Bohlman (114,000), John Hennigan (111,850), and Daniel Harmetz (100,000).
Others remaining include Andrew Kelsall (66,200) as well as Mike Matusow (72,300), Eli Elezra (70,000), David "ODB" Baker (41,075), Barry Greenstein (27,375), and Brian Rast (23,150).
Players were allowed one re-entry and played a rotation including Big O, No-Limit Hold'em, No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw, Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, No-Limit 5-Card Draw High, Pot-Limit Omaha, and Pot-Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw, with the game changing every six hands.
The winner will take home $120,000. Day 2 gets underway at 2 p.m. and PokerNews will be there throughout today to tell you who remains in the mixed big bet mix. Click here to follow along.
Event #41: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
Another lower buy-in hold'em event should pack in plenty of rounders looking for a nice score. The three-day event gives players 7,500 starting chips with levels lasting 60 minutes.
Last year's champion was Shane Buchwald, who walked away with a bracelet and $177,985, his first bracelet and first WSOP cash.
The event starts at 11 a.m. and PokerNews will follow all the flops, turns, and rivers.
Event #42: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed High Roller
Break out the big bankroll for this big buy-in PLO event. Players will start 125,000 chips and will be allowed one re-entry. Late registration is allowed through the second level on Day 2 and levels are 60 minutes.
Last year's winner was James Calderaro who took home his first bracelet and a massive payday of $1,289,074.
The cards go in the air at 3 p.m. and PokerNews will be there reporting on all the PLO fun.
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In this Series
- 1 WSOP Day 1: It’s Showtime – with Casino Employees Championship and $10K Super Turbo
- 2 WSOP Day 2: Jodie Sanders Leads Casino Employees Event; Shootout & Omaha Hi/Lo on Tap
- 3 WSOP Day 3: Hellmuth, McKeehen, Cada Advance to Final 50 in Shootout
- 4 WSOP Day 4: Joe's Ready for Shootout Final Table, $100K Day 2 Awaits
- 5 WSOP Day 5: Petrangelo & Fox Lead $100K, Martini & Hoang Chasing Gold
- 6 WSOP Day 6: Vitch leads Triple Draw, Hellmuth Makes Day 2 in Omaha-8
- 7 WSOP Day 7: Elezra Leads $10K Omaha Hi-Lo, Hennigan Ahead in Dealer’s Choice
- 8 WSOP Day 8: Eli Elezra Seeks Fourth Bracelet Today in $10K Omaha Hi-Lo
- 9 WSOP Day 9: Racener, Deeb at Final Tables, Hellmuth Advances in H.O.R.S.E.
- 10 WSOP Day 10: Bonomo Looking for $10K Heads-Up Title, Negreanu Advances
- 11 WSOP Day 11: Bonomo Among Leaders in $5K NLHE, Zinno Leads Dealer's Choice
- 12 WSOP Day 12: Duhamel Looks for 4th Bracelet, Negreanu Advances to Day 2
- 13 WSOP Day 13: Negreanu, Matusow, Racener in Final 16 of 8-Game Mix
- 14 WSOP Day 14: Doyle Brunson Returns Looking for Bracelet #11
- 15 WSOP Day 15: Joe McKeehen Runs Deep in MILLIONAIRE MAKER
- 16 WSOP Day 16: Martin Jacobson, Scotty Nguyen Playing Deep in MARATHON
- 17 WSOP Day 17: Jason Mercier, Martin Jacobson Looking to Add Bracelets
- 18 WSOP Day 18: Glaser, Matusow, Negreanu, Bonomo Advance in PPC
- 19 WSOP Day 19: Michael Mizrachi, Phil Ivey Lead Poker Players Championship
- 20 WSOP Day 20: Mizrachi Leads Final 12 in $50K PPC, Ivey Still in Hunt
- 21 WSOP Day 21: Michael Mizrachi Aims for Third $50K PPC Title, 6 Remain
- 22 WSOP Day 22: Phil Hellmuth Advances in $1,500 NLHE Shootout
- 23 WSOP Day 23: Daniel Negreanu Returns Third in Chips in $25K PLO HR
- 24 WSOP Day 24: Yu Leads Biggest Omaha Tournament of Year, Negreanu Falls
- 25 WSOP Day 25: Scotty Nguyen Leads the $25K PLO
- 26 WSOP Day 26: Ferguson Looks for No. 7; Lamb, Mizrachi Advance in $10K PLO
- 27 WSOP Day 27: Hellmuth Advances in Razz, Big Names in Monster Stack
- 28 WSOP Day 28: Brandon Shack-Harris Leads Final 6 in $10K PLO
- 29 WSOP Day 29: Elezra, Hellmuth, Negreanu Return in $1,500 PLO Hi-Lo
- 30 WSOP Day 30: Gamble, Matusow, Negreanu in $1,500 PLO Hi-Lo Final 20
- 31 WSOP Day 31: John Hennigan Among Chip Leaders in $10,000 Razz Championship
- 32 WSOP Day 32: Anderson and Kassela Return to Battle for RAZZ Bracelet
- 33 WSOP Day 33: Jean-Robert Bellande Leads Final 6 in $5K NLHE 6-Handed
- 34 WSOP Day 34: Main Event Kicks Off, Mizrachi Leads PLO Giant
- 35 WSOP Day 35: Scotty Nguyen, Joe Hachem, Ray Romano Advance in Main Event
- 36 WSOP Day 36: Fireworks Expected on Day 1c of the Main Event
- 37 WSOP Day 37: Galen Hall Looks for 888 Title, Big Names Return in Main Event
- 38 WSOP Day 38: Huge Day 2c in the Main, John Pannucci Leads $1,500 NLH
- 39 WSOP Day 39: Tan Leads $1,500 NLHE; Hellmuth, Ivey Back for Main Day 3
- 40 WSOP Day 40: Hallaert Bags Big in Little One, Ivey Makes Day 4 of ME
- 41 WSOP Day 41: Minkin Making Another Main Event Run, Solomon Leads PLO
- 42 WSOP Day 42: Dyer Leads Main With Cada Still In, Bohlman Goes for Double
- 43 WSOP Day 43: Big Names Left in $5K NLHE, Cada Advances in Main Event
- 44 WSOP Day 44: Three More Bracelets Awarded As Main Event Finale Begins
- 45 WSOP Day 45: Volpe Seeks Bracelet, Dyer Leads Final 6 and Cada in Main
- 46 WSOP Day 46: Main Event Reaches Finale, Eibinger Leads $50K High Roller
- 47 WSOP Day 47: Big One for One Drop Begins, Kessler, ElkY Big Stacks in Closer