Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
The $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout event is always a popular tournament at the World Series of Poker. The players look at the structure and see that you only have to win three tables to win a bracelet. That is easier said than done, but there is the possibility of spending less hours at the table in winning a bracelet in this event than it takes to get through some day ones of other events.
A total of 1,138 turned up to play today and they were spread across 120 tables spilling into a second room. There is no outright chip leader heading into tomorrow as this was a shootout format. All 120 remaining players will bring back roughly the same stack tomorrow where they will shootout one more time. For a complete of who’s through click on the chip count tab or click here.
Some of the notable players who won their tables to advance included: Phil Ivey, Joe Cada, Blair Hinkle, David “Doc” Sands, Scott Clements, Erik Seidel, Terrence Chan, Gavin Smith, Jeff Madsen, Melanie Weisner and John Eames.
Eames had a table of “grinders” and was one of the last ten tables to finish. He had to overcome the sturdy force of Tony Cousineau in a long heads up battle. The final hand came when Eames pushed with and was called by Cousineau and his . The board ran out to give Eames a straight and Cousineau was gracious in defeat.
Others who failed to make it through the day included: Liv Boeree, Viktor Blom, Joeseph Cheong, Jonathan Duhamel, Chris Moorman, Jake Cody, Steve O’Dwyer, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Jose “Nacho” Barbero, Daniel Negreanu, and a whole load more we could mention in this class.
The restart for tomorrow is scheduled for 1pm in the Amazon room. The remaining 120 players will be spread over 12 tables of ten players each. Each table will play to a winner and the remaining 12 players will return on Friday. There they will play on two tables of six until the remaining ten play on one table down to a winner.
It’ll be no surprise to you by now that the PokerNews reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the action as we work towards our 14th bracelet winner of the summer.
|Senovio Ramirez Iii||45,000|
|Priyan De Mel||45,000|
As Burton Boutin was noisily busting on one side of the room, Hal Lubarsky was quietly busting to Seth Fischer on the other side of the room. Fischer will take 40,500 through with him to tomorrow's round.
Burton Boutin was fuming at himself after he busted to Peter Alson.
The two made it to the turn of a board before all the chips went it. Both men had very even stacks and it took a count down at the end.
Boutin opened but he was behind to Alson's for trips. The river came and after the count Boutin was confirmed out. A lot of swearing (at himself) ensued and then Boutin stormed off.
The level will not go up again as the two remaining tables took their 90-minute dinner break earlier, and are therefore a level behind. We're still at 600/1,200 with a 200 running ante.
The remaining two tables are on a short break.
Matt Carci just won his match, after both players agreed to go all in blind. Before both players looked at their hole cards the dealer spread a board. It was then that each player took turns flipping over one card. Carci first flipped the while his opponent showed a . Carci held the lead with the his queens. Carci flipped over the for a straight and his opponent couldn't counter as he squeezed out a . Both players graciously wished each other good luck and parted ways.
Only three more tables left playing.
There are just four tables left to complete, spread across the entire 90-table strong Brasilia room. It feels like the Amazon room when the World Series of Poker Main Event is down to its final few tables.
All remaining matches are at the heads-up stage so we don't expect the matched to last too much longer.