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Event #36: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
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Highlights

Event #36: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Day 1 Completed

Official Chip Counts (full)

Matthew • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Scott Vener us
Scott Vener
us 46,700 2,000
Simeon Naydenov bg
Simeon Naydenov
bg 45,000 45,000
Brandon Marz us
Brandon Marz
us 44,950 44,950
Jake Schwartz us
Jake Schwartz
us 44,950
David Peters us
David Peters
us 44,950
Rellie Sigua us
Rellie Sigua
us 44,950
David Belfiore US
David Belfiore
US 44,950
Gal Yifrach us
Gal Yifrach
us 44,950
Peter Jetten ca
Peter Jetten
ca 44,950
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 44,950
John Orr
John Orr
44,950 44,950
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr 44,950 -50
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 44,925 44,925
Travis Roseberry US
Travis Roseberry
US 44,925
Sumanth Reddy us
Sumanth Reddy
us 44,900 44,900
Jan Kropacek CZ
Jan Kropacek
CZ 44,900
Huicun Qiao us
Huicun Qiao
us 44,900
Aaron Jones us
Aaron Jones
us 44,900
David Paredes us
David Paredes
us 44,900 44,900
Matthew Meyers US
Matthew Meyers
US 44,900
Allen Kessler us
Allen Kessler
us 44,900
Dylan Wilkerson us
Dylan Wilkerson
us 44,900 44,900
Matthew Schwarmann
Matthew Schwarmann
44,900 44,900
Kosaku Akashi JP
Kosaku Akashi
JP 44,900
Jeff Carris
Jeff Carris
44,900 44,900

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Grospellier, Seidel Amongst Final 120

tayke2 • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Erik Seidel
Erik Seidel

Today was one of the shorter days on the calendar here at the WSOP as we have just completed Day 1 of Event #36 $1,500 shootout. As opposed to your traditional MTT, this tournament plays out in sit-n-go formats. All of the 120 players who have advanced to Day 2 won their table of either nine or ten players, and will be moving on to tomorrow to try and do the same.

We had a handful of notables who emerged with all the chips at their table. Some of them were Bertrand Grospellier, Amanda Musumeci, Taylor Paur, Nacho Barbero, Peter Jetten, Gavin Smith, Andy Seth, Ari Engel, Ray Henson, Matt Berkey, Eric Baldwin, Brent Hanks, Erik Seidel, Allen Kessler, and Maxim Lykov, amongst others.

This of course is a popular event, so there were a ton of big names that weren’t able to make it through, including Chris Moneymaker, Greg Raymer, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, David “Bakes” and “ODB” Baker, and Eugene Katchalov, Michael Mizrachi, Tristan Wade, Jason Mercier, Randy Lew, Matt Salsberg, and Tommy Vedes were amongst the players who just missed out, losing their heads up matches.

The 120 players who moved on will come back tomorrow at 1 PM and play in the Amazon room. Once again, the tables will be 10-handed, and only 12 players will make it to Day 3. Be sure to come back to Pokernews.com for all of the live coverage, and good night from Las Vegas!

Qiao Wins!

tayke2 • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

And we are finally done. Martin Malone shoved all in holding {a-Diamonds}{6-Spades}, and he was in rough shape against the {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts} of Huicun Qiao. The board ran down {8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{k-Spades}, and Qiao took down the match.

Huicun Qiao us
Huicun Qiao
us 44,900 12,900
Martin Malone gb
Martin Malone
gb Busted

Qiao Finds a Double

tayke2 • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Huicun Qiao has held the lead for most of this match, but he recent was trailing, until he got a key double up. He was all in preflop holding {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}, and was in great shape against Martin Malone's {k-Spades}{10-Clubs}. The board ran down {3-Hearts}{7-Spades}{a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{4-Clubs}, and Qiao doubled up to 31,000. And around and around we go.

Huicun Qiao us
Huicun Qiao
us 32,000 7,000
Martin Malone gb
Martin Malone
gb 13,000

One Table Remains

pokerblogette • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

After battling back from a deficit at least four times that we saw, Fred Berger eliminated James Miller to secure his seat in Day 2.

While a second in this event on Day 1 is disappointing, Miller has still had a pretty incredible week with a 7th-place finish in Event #26 and a 16th-place finish in Event #32.

Fred Berger us
Fred Berger
us 44,750
James Miller us
James Miller
us Busted

Blinds are up

tayke2 • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

James Miller and his opponent are now play 1000-2000 with a 300 ante, while Huicun Qiao and his opponent are playing 800-1600 with a 200 ante since they took the full dinner break.

It's Ok to Gamble Guys!

tayke2 • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Both the remaining matches are moving at a snail's pace, with the players mostly trading blinds back and forth. To lighten up the mode a bit, the floor shouted "Does everyone know it's legal to gamble in the state of Nevada?" This got a laugh from the players, who are still playing it fairly snug after the announcement.

Final Two Matchups

tayke2 • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

On one table, James Miller holds a slight edge on his opponent, and in the other matchup, Huicun Qiao has a 25,000 to 20,000 lead.

Huicun Qiao us
Huicun Qiao
us 25,000
James Miller us
James Miller
us 23,000