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Event #24: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

Prizepool Information

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With 387 players taking to the felt, a prizepool of $1,818,900 has been formed with each player currently guaranteed a $13,368 payday.

Here is how the final table will be paid.


Play Underway

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The cards are now in the air!

As a reminder, today we will be playing down to a final table of ten. The remaining forty players have been split amongst ten tables, and each winner will progress through to the final table.


Day Two Table and Seat Draw

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2751Gareth Teatum150,000
2752Nicolas Fierrogottner150,000
2753Justin Bonomo150,000
2754Thorsten Schafer150,000
2761Matthew Berkey150,000
2762Ben Tollerene150,000
2763Sean Getzwiller150,000
2764Darren Kramer150,000
2771Orson Young150,000
2772Nikita Lebedev150,000
2773Erik Seidel150,000
2774Kyle Frey150,000
2811James Dempsey150,000
2812Yasuhiro Waki150,000
2813Mark Radoja150,000
2814Marc Inizan150,000
2821Adam Junglen150,000
2822Alan Goehring150,000
2823Maxim Lykov150,000
2824Christopher DeMaci150,000
2831Joseph Elpayaa150,000
2832Jean Francois Talbot150,000
2833Gavin Smith150,000
2834Dan Smith150,000
2871Gilbert Diaz150,000
2872Scott Baumstein150,000
2873Tommy Vedes150,000
2874Nicholas Mitchell150,000
2881Tom Marchese150,000
2882Chris Klodnicki150,000
2883JP Kelly150,000
2884Jeff Williams150,000
2891James Akenhead150,000
2892Toby Lewis150,000
2893Jeffrey Gross150,000
2894Jason Young150,000
2941Luke Staudenmaier150,000
2942Dan O'Brien150,000
2943Toddy Terry150,000
2944Jordan Young150,000

Plenty of Gold Still Alive in this One


Not everyone in the world of poker can be so fortunate as to win a World Series of Poker gold bracelet. From the starting field of 387 in this Event #24: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout, 40 of them still remain to contend for the title and to get their hands on the bracelet. For a select few of them, it will be familiar territory having won WSOP gold previously.

The most decorated player to make it through to the second round of play is Erik Seidel. He holds eight bracelets from the WSOP and holds the number one spot on the all-time money list with nearly $16 million in live tournament earnings. Seidel's first bracelet came in 1992 when he won the $2,500 Limit Hold'em event for $168,000. The following two years, Seidel won his second and third bracelets after winning the 1993 $2,500 Omaha 8-or-Better event and the 1994 $5,000 Limit Hold'em event. Sedeil has also won bracelets in 1998, 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2007. His largest bracelet score was in 2005 when he won the $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em event for a whopping $611,795.

The other player left that holds multiple WSOP bracelets is Team PokerStars UK Pro JP Kelly. Kelly won both of his bracelets in the same year, 2009, but on different continents. First, Kelly won the $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em event here in Las Vegas for $194,434. Later that same year, he won the £1,000 No-Limit Hold'em at the WSOP Europe for £136,803.

Another Brit with a bracelet still remaining in this event is James Dempsey. The man they call "Flushy" or "The Doctor" etched his name in the poker history books with a win in the $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em event in 2010, backing up what Kelly did the year before and keeping that title in England.

Prior to 2010, Gavin Smith was always included in the talks of "best player without a bracelet" around the poker world. He was able to get the monkey off his back last year when he won the $2,500 Mixed Hold'em event for $268,238 and his first WSOP gold bracelet. Smith has plenty of other accolades to his name, but a bracelet was something he kept missing. Things are different now and now it's time for Smith to make a run at number two.

Sean Getzwiller isn't only making a run at his second bracelet, but it's a run at his second bracelet this year and a chance to move further up the Player of the Year leader board. Getzwiller won one of the $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em events for $611,185 just a few days ago and his confidence is high, which is always an extremely important factor in poker. Prior to this year, Getzwiller had eight WSOP cashes, but no final tables. Minus his bracelet win, this cash here is his second largest in his career at the WSOP.

Last, but no least among the bracelet winners still in this event is Jason Young. Out of all 14 bracelets won by these six players mentioned here, Young is the only one with a title in a shootout event, which could make him a favorite here today. In 2008, Young was taking his last shot at the WSOP and would be heading back to the real world if he couldn't make it work. Cue the fairytale-ending music because Young walked out of the 2008 Series with a piece of gold jewelry and $335,565 in his pocket from his win. Since then, the New York native has recorded up three more WSOP cashes, including a fifth-place finish in a 2010 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event for $142,346.

Will any of these six bracelets winners make another final table for a run at another piece of gold? You'll have to stay glued to PokerNews all day to find out!

Tags: Erik SeidelGavin SmithJames DempseyJason YoungJP KellySean Getzwiller

Guns Blazing; Time to Shootout Here in Event #24

Come get me!
Come get me!

Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the 2011 World Series of Poker for Day 2 of the Event #24: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout!

387 players took to the felt yesterday, and although the field consisted of some of the best players located currently in Las Vegas, only 40 of them managed to survive for a day two berth while simultaneously receiving a guaranteed $13,368 payday.

However it is a chance to make an elusive WSOP final table that will be the goal of the remaining players, and with the likes of Erik Seidel, Gavin Smith, Tommy Vedes, Dan Smith, Jordan "Jymaster11" Young, Justin Bonomo, Tom Marchese and recent bracelet winner Sean Getzwiller, as well as the overseas invasion James Akenhead, JP Kelly, James Dempsey, Toby Lewis, Maxim Lykov and Darren Kramer, whoever makes it will guarantee the viewers a great showing.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will again be on the floor providing extensive live coverage from 2:30 p.m. PDT as we aim to play down to just a final table of ten.

Event #24: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
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