Event 14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Event 14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Day 1 Completed

The $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout Sees 120 Players Progress to Day 2

MarcC • Level 9: 600-1,200, 200 ante
Phil Ivey has his first cash of the series locked up
Phil Ivey has his first cash of the series locked up

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 {q-Clubs}{10-Spades} and was called by Cousineau and his {a-Spades}{7-Diamonds}. 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.

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Philipp Salewski us
Philipp Salewski
us 45,000
Will Jaffe us
Will Jaffe
us 45,000
Senovio Ramirez Iii us
Senovio Ramirez Iii
us 45,000
Joseph Urgo US
Joseph Urgo
US 45,000
Andrew Rosskamm us
Andrew Rosskamm
us 45,000
Priyan De Mel
Priyan De Mel
Jose Serratos us
Jose Serratos
us 44,950
Martino Bakri us
Martino Bakri
us 44,950
Padraig Parkinson ie
Padraig Parkinson
ie 44,950
John Eames gb
John Eames
gb 44,950
Kevin Boudreau us
Kevin Boudreau
us 44,950
Joshua Pollock us
Joshua Pollock
us 44,950
John Kim us
John Kim
us 44,950
Joe Cada us
Joe Cada
us 44,950
Tyler Smith us
Tyler Smith
us 44,950
Jeff Joseph US
Jeff Joseph
US 44,950
Konstantin Puchkov ru
Konstantin Puchkov
ru 44,925
Mark Seif us
Mark Seif
us 44,925
John Reading us
John Reading
us 44,900
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 44,900
Micheal Corson
Micheal Corson
Ryan Austin US
Ryan Austin
US 44,900
David Chase us
David Chase
us 44,900
Adrian Flores US
Adrian Flores
US 44,900
Ben Jenkins gb
Ben Jenkins
gb 44,900

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Boutin Fumes as Alson Progresses


Burton Boutin was fuming at himself after he busted to Peter Alson.

The two made it to the turn of a {q-Spades}{4-Hearts}{8-Spades}{8-Diamonds} board before all the chips went it. Both men had very even stacks and it took a count down at the end.

Boutin opened {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts} but he was behind to Alson's {8-Clubs}{5-Hearts} for trips. The river came {10-Diamonds} and after the count Boutin was confirmed out. A lot of swearing (at himself) ensued and then Boutin stormed off.

Peter Alson US
Peter Alson
US 40,450
Burton Boutin
Burton Boutin

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Cards Back in the Air

MarcC • Level 9: 600-1,200, 200 ante

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.

And Then There Were Two


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 {9-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} board. It was then that each player took turns flipping over one card. Carci first flipped the {q-Diamonds} while his opponent showed a {9-Hearts}. Carci held the lead with the his queens. Carci flipped over the {j-Clubs} for a straight and his opponent couldn't counter as he squeezed out a {10-Clubs}. Both players graciously wished each other good luck and parted ways.

Maatt Carci
Maatt Carci

Final Four Tables

MarcC • Level 8: 400-800, 100 ante

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.