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.