After a rather short day of poker, fifty players were able to conquer their tables and move on to Day 2 of Event 25: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout. Each player to move on to play tomorrow is guaranteed to win at least $3,088. If the players can best their table tomorrow, they will make the final table of ten and be guaranteed even more money.
Today's play saw a slew of notable players enter only to hit the rail a few levels later. Among those to try their best but come up short today were Daniel Negreanu, Jennifer Harman, Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Hellmuth, Brandon Cantu, Marcel Luske, and Joseph Cheong.
While those players busted from their tables while there were still a few players left, several notable players made it to heads up only to end their tournament life one spot from the money. Barry Greenstein, Bryan Devonshire, McLean Karr, Maria Ho and Viktor Blom are some of the players who were able to make it to heads up but were unable to seal the deal.
While only fifty players progressed through Day 1, many notable names still survived. Those coming back for round two tomorrow include Victor Ramdin, Mike Leah, Justin Bonomo, JJ Liu, Ari Engel, Brock Parker, and many more.
Also to return tomorrow is Matt Matros. Matros recently won his third World Series of Poker bracelet when he defeated Mark Radoja heads up in Event 16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed. This marks the third consecutive year that Matros has won a gold bracelet, and tomorrow he will return to try his hand at bracelet number four.
Rounding out the notable names to return to the felt tomorrow are Greg "FBT" Mueller and Scott Seiver. Mueller and Seiver both made a deep run earlier in the series during Event 9: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry. Seiver finished a modest 17th place while Mueller was able to make the final table, ultimately finishing in seventh.
Tomorrow players will return to play 10 five-handed tables. The winner of each table will go on to the final table where the final ten will be guaranteed a cash prize of at least $7,164. Cards will be in the air at 1:00 PM local time and we'll be here to provide you with all of the latest coverage. Until tomorrow!
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