2012 World Series of Poker

Event 36: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Day: 1
Event Info

2012 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
30,000 / 60,000

Event 36: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

Day 1 Completed

60 Players Advance to Day 2

Level 8 : 600/1,200, 200 ante
Antonio Esfandiari is one of 60 that will play Day 2.
Antonio Esfandiari is one of 60 that will play Day 2.

Day 1 of Event 36, $3,000 No Limit Hold’em Shootout, of the World Series of Poker has come to a close. There were 587 entrants across 60 tables in the Brasilia Room, 13 of them nine-handed and 47 ten-handed. The shootout format allows the winners to advance with the chips they collected from their table, so we have 47 players tied for the chip lead.

Kidding aside, there will be some small variation in the counts when the field returns for Day 2. The stacks will range from 81,000 to 90,000 and each returning player will have made the money. Each player is guaranteed at least $9,086 but they’re all gunning for the $368,593 first place prize.

Fresh of his $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship win the night prior, David “Bakes” Baker returned to the felt today. He cashed for the second day in a row by winning his table, although it may not compare to the $451,779 he won last night.

Jean-Robert Bellande also moved on just minutes after we heard him announce, “I’m going to open up my calling range.” The next hand saw him call and lose with {K-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds}, but he two hands later his {J-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds} made a flush and won him the table.

Two of Great Britain’s best players, James Akenhead and Liv Boeree, played heads up for the better part of two levels before their match was decided. Akenhead held {A-Clubs} {Q-Diamonds} on the final against Boeree’s {A-Diamonds} {J-Clubs}. The board ran {7-Diamonds} {8-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds} {6-Spades} {5-Spades} and Akenhead moved on.

One of the lightest moments occurred at Chris Moneymaker’s table today. We came upon his table and he confirmed the hand he just lost he, “played really bad.” He moved all in the next hand and doubled up and said, “I run so bad at the WSOP.”

“You won the Main Event, shut up.” Eric Baldwin and his tablemates said giving the 2003 champ a needle.

“I meant this year’s WSOP,” Moneymaker had to clarify with a smile.

Steve Billirakis, Justin Bonomo, Antonio Esfandiari, Chance Kornuth, Christian Harder, Ryan D’Angelo, Jonathan Tamayo, Jason Koon, Melanie Weisner, Joe Tehan and Huy Nguyen are just a handful of those that will be playing on Day 2.

Many came and many fell during Day 1 including: Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Tristan Wade, Moneymaker, Jake Cody, Chris Moorman, Galen Hall, Isaac Haxton, John Juanda, Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu and Eugene Kacthalov.

Day 2 will see ten six-handed tables and they will play down to a final table of ten. Cards will hit the air promptly at 1:00 p.m. in Blue Section of the Amazon Room. Follow all the WSOP action live on PokerNews.com.

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Player Chips Progress
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
WSOP 1X Winner
Craig McCorkell gb
Craig McCorkell
WSOP 1X Winner
Kyle Julius us
Kyle Julius
WSOP 1X Winner
James Akenhead gb
James Akenhead
Paul Kemp ee
Paul Kemp
Ryan D'Angelo us
Ryan D'Angelo
WSOP 1X Winner
Heather Sue Mercer us
Heather Sue Mercer
Joe Tehan us
Joe Tehan
David Inselberg us
David Inselberg
Jeremiah Fitzpatrick us
Jeremiah Fitzpatrick
Jonathan Lane us
Jonathan Lane
Nick Grippo us
Nick Grippo
Robert Georato us
Robert Georato
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
WSOP 3X Winner
Matt Jarvis ca
Matt Jarvis
David Bakes Baker us
David Bakes Baker
WSOP 3X Winner
Jonathan Driscoll ca
Jonathan Driscoll
Robert Stevanovski us
Robert Stevanovski
Victor Shuchleis mx
Victor Shuchleis
Evan Teitelbaum us
Evan Teitelbaum
Steven Kerr ca
Steven Kerr
Steve Billirakis us
Steve Billirakis
WSOP 2X Winner
Hung Tran us
Hung Tran
Nicolas Levi fr
Nicolas Levi
Justin Conley us
Justin Conley

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Longobardi Doubles, Again

Level 10 : 1,000/2,000, 300 ante

The next hand Shane Douglas moved all in and Alessandro Longobardi called.

Douglas: {8-Hearts} {2-Hearts}
Longobardi: {A-Diamonds} {K-Diamonds}

The board ran {3-Diamonds} {2-Clubs} {6-Spades} {5-Clubs} {K-Clubs} and Longobardi doubled up to over 20,000.

"How about shuffling those cards?" an onlooker teased the dealer.

Longobardi Surviving

Level 10 : 1,000/2,000, 300 ante

Alessandro Longobardi got called Shane Douglas' preflop all in.

Longobardi: {A-Clubs} {7-Spades}
Douglas: {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}

The board ran {2-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds} {10-Hearts} {J-Hearts} {2-Hearts} and Longobardi was nearly felted.

Level: 10

Blinds: 1,000/2,000

Ante: 300