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



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

60 Players Advance to Day 2

Paul_Oresteen • 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

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
gb 90,600
Craig McCorkell gb
Craig McCorkell
gb 89,900
Kyle Julius us
Kyle Julius
us 89,900
James Akenhead gb
James Akenhead
gb 89,900
Paul Kemp EE
Paul Kemp
EE 89,900
Ryan D'Angelo us
Ryan D'Angelo
us 89,900
Heather Sue Mercer US
Heather Sue Mercer
US 89,900
Joe Tehan us
Joe Tehan
us 89,900
David Inselberg us
David Inselberg
us 89,900
Jeremiah Fitzpatrick us
Jeremiah Fitzpatrick
us 89,800
Jonathan Lane US
Jonathan Lane
US 89,800
Nick Grippo us
Nick Grippo
us 89,800
Robert Georato us
Robert Georato
us 89,800
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
us 89,800
Matt Jarvis ca
Matt Jarvis
ca 89,800
David Bakes Baker us
David Bakes Baker
us 89,800
Jonathan Driscoll CA
Jonathan Driscoll
CA 89,800
Robert Stevanovski us
Robert Stevanovski
us 89,800
Victor Shuchleis MX
Victor Shuchleis
MX 89,800
Evan Teitelbaum us
Evan Teitelbaum
us 89,700
Steven Kerr ca
Steven Kerr
ca 89,700
Steve Billirakis us
Steve Billirakis
us 89,700
Hung Tran us
Hung Tran
us 89,700
Nicolas Levi fr
Nicolas Levi
fr 89,700
Justin Conley us
Justin Conley
us 89,700

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Longobardi Doubles, Again

Paul_Oresteen • 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 Doubles

Paul_Oresteen • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Alessandro Longobardi moved his short stack all in and Shane Douglas called.

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

The board ran {10-Hearts} {2-Hearts} {7-Spades} {J-Diamonds} {Q-Spades} and Longobardi doubled up to over 10,000 with his Broadway straight.

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Longobardi Surviving

Paul_Oresteen • 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.