Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino and the 2013 World Series of Poker for the final day of Event #36: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout!
Three days ago 1,194 players sat down knowing that there were just three sit-n-go wins away from a gold bracelet and $326,440 first prize. The first day saw players that defeated their table survive into day two and the guaranteed $5,556 payout while winning their second table would see them arrive here today with at least $18,407 in their pockets and a chance at claiming gold if they could outlast the final 12 players.
Pros, amateurs and online mega-stars came as a mix of players were left with PokerStars Team Pro Nacho Barbero headlining the field along with Kevin "Civel" Vandersmissen and Mike "Sir Watts" Watson as the final 12 will start the day as follows.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand from 1:00 p.m. local time for the entire day providing continuous live updates of every double up, three-outer and elimination until we crown the next 2013 World Series of Poker Champion!