Originally from South Korea, but now residing in Stow, Ohio, Adam Junglen is a 23-year-old professional poker player.
Wtih over $70,000 in WSOP tournament winnings, today's event marks Junglen's biggest cash in ever in the WSOP. He also has had several big live cashes including a 6th place finish at the 2007 EPT Barcelona Open ($268,622) and a 6th place finish at the 2008 Caesar's Palace Classic Championship Event ($147,818).
Junglen also has several notable online cashes and wins.
Originally hailing from Tucson, Arizona, Sean Getzwiller is without doubt the most in-form player heading into today's final table.
He may not be the most well-known player of the final ten, but his victory in Event #8: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em earlier in the series for over $600,000 is sending his notoriety skyward. Getzwiller however isn't just a one-hit wonder either, as he has logged results over the past few years including nine previous WSOP cashes.
Living here in Las Vegas at the Panaroma Towers like many fellow professional poker pros, Getzwiller has a great opportunity to become the first double- bracelet winner of 2011 if he can best this final table.
Mark Radoja had one of the most intense and epic heads-up battles to ensure his spot here on the final table.
Battling with Japanese player Yasuhiro Waki, both players rode a roller-coaster as the chips were pushed back-and-forth while the emotions between players and railbirds rode just as high; as seen in this hand between the two.
A professional player from Ontario, Canada, Radoja has eight previous WSOP cashes to his name including a third-placing in a $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed event as well as a tenth placing in this very event in 2009.
Unfortunately for Radoja, a title still eludes him, and if he can capture a win here (or a second place) he will snag his biggest career win to date.
Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the 2011 World Series of Poker for the final table of Event #24: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout!
Just a few days ago 387 of the most skilled and talented players assembled in the halls of the Rio to battle it out for yet another WSOP bracelet in a format of poker that has been around well before online poker graced the virtual felt.
The shootout format has always been popular with online players as it is the major way new players make the transition into online poker; and with that, it was no surprise to see the majority of table victors being well accustomed to the virtual felt. James Dempsey (39th), Maxim Lykov (38th), Tommy Vedes (37th), Jeff Williams (32nd), Dan O'Brien (29th), Jason Young (28th), Toby Lewis (23rd), Justin Bonomo (21st), JP Kelly (18th), Erik Seidel (17th), Gavin Smith (16th), James Akenhead (15th) and Jordan Young (14th) all bested their first round table, but were unable to defeat their second four-handed one as the following players all reached the final table of ten.
With a bracelet winner, notable online stars and some wildcards, this is truly anyone's bracelet to win as each of the ten players eye the $436,568 first prize.
The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be here from 2:30 p.m. PDT providing extensive live updates of the Event #24: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout final table, so make sure to stay tuned into PokerNews.com as we update you on every rivered flush, turned straight and flopped set live from the 2011 World Series of Poker!
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