Live Events 2
Event #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT
Days:
123

Highlights

Highlights

Event #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT
Day 1 Completed

Phil Hellmuth Chasing 15th Bracelet in Event #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT

MartianNews • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

The first round of matches are complete in Event #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT, which saw 363 entrants battle it out at the tournament tables of the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. A total of 50 players won their table and moved on to Day 2. Phil Hellmuth is headlining the remaining field and is in the hunt for bracelet number 15.

Hellmuth already boasts 131 WSOP cashes for winnings of $14,046,072 and will be adding one more at the end of this event. Hellmuth had a tough table draw but managed to eliminate Brandon Cantu and Tony Dunst to move on to Day 2. The "Poker Brat" got heads up with Dunst, making short work of him when the latter pushed all in with an open-ended straight and flush draw and ran into Hellmuth's two pair.

The field had many notable players that advanced onto Day 2 such as Joe McKeehen, Eli Elezra, Chris Moorman, Adam Owen, Alexander Lynskey, and Jan-Eric Schwippert. Notable players that did not make it through include last year's champion Upeshka De Silva, Georgios Sotiropoulos, Niall Farrell, Maurice Hawkins, Shaun Deeb, Danny Wong, Rainer Kempe, and Kristen Bicknell.

Elezra played very conservatively to start the day and it was not until he was heads-up with Dylan Linde that he started to really throw his chips around. Linde was the favorite after just busting Michael Cooper with his pocket nines, giving him a commanding chip lead going into heads-up play. Elezra took control of the tempo of play, overcoming Lynds chip lead and securing his seat on Day 2.

Lynskey was the second player to take down his table and it was not at ease as he was heads-up against 2016 Wsop Main Event Champion Qui Nguyen. The two would battle it out for just over one round of play before Lynskey made a great call with his queens on a king high board and eliminated Nguyen from the tournament.

Qui Nguyen
2016 Main Event champion Qui Nguyen lost heads-up

Prizepool and Payouts

When the action resumes for Day 2 all players will be guaranteed $6,302 and those that move on will see a pay increase on Day 3.

PlacePrize
1$226,218
2$139,804
3$101,766
4$74,782
5$55,480
6$41,559
7$31,435
8$24,013
9$18,526
10$14,437
11-50$6,302

The action will resume with ten tables of five, playing down to a final table of ten. The blinds will resume at 400/800 with a 100 ante and will be restarting at 12 p.m. There will be a 15-minute break after every three rounds of play and an added 60-minute dinner break after the ninth level.

ThePokerNews team will be bringing you coverage of all events of the WSOP throughout the summer.

Tags: Adam OwenAlexander LynskeyAndre Alves Da SilvaBrandon CantuChris MoormanEli ElezraJan SchwippertJoseph McKeehenKristen BicknellMaurice HawkinsNiall FarrellPhil HellmuthRainer KempeShaun DeebTony Dunst

Seat Draw Day 2

poolshir • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
4051Taylor WilsonUnited States104,300130
4052Matt StoutUnited States117,000146
4053Jacob SniderUnited States103,700130
4054James HughesUnited States116,700146
4055Adam OwenUnited Kingdom104,800131
      
4061Sam PhillipsUnited States117,900147
4062Tim ReillyUnited States115,800145
4063Scott StewartUnited States104,000130
4064John AndressUnited States104,600131
4065Chris MoormanUnited Kingdom104,200130
      
4071Alexander LynskeyAustralia104,000130
4072Chad WassmuthUnited States117,500147
4073Bryce YockeyUnited States104,600131
4074Joe CadaUnited States104,100130
4075Arne RugeGermany118,100148
      
4131Eli ElezraUnited States104,200130
4132Taylor PaurUnited States104,600131
4133Phil HellmuthUnited States113,800142
4134Chris BellUnited States104,600131
4135Ihar SoikaBelarus104,200130
      
4141Joshua TurnerUnited States104,200130
4142Ismael BojangAustria103,300129
4143Jan-Eric SchwippertAustria103,900130
4144Andrew KelsallUnited States104,600131
4145Joanne LiuUnited States117,500147
      
4151Christian PhamUnited States103,900130
4152Fahredin MustafovBulgaria101,200127
4153Anthony ReateguiUnited States117,200147
4154Maxime HerouxCanada104,100130
4155Jiacong ZhangUnited States118,100148
      
4201Harry LodgeUnited Kingdom104,400131
4202Lee MarkholtUnited States104,200130
4203Lior OrelUnited States104,000130
4204Patrick EskandarUnited States103,800130
4205Arkadiy TsinisUnited States104,200130
      
4211Jimmy D'AmbrosioUnited States103,300129
4212Jack MaskillUnited Kingdom103,500129
4213Ivan GalinecCroatia118,100148
4214Giuseppe PantaleoUnited States116,800146
4215Frank WilliamsUnited States104,100130
      
4221Boris KolevBulgaria104,000130
4222Brandon MeyersUnited States104,000130
4223Mao QuiUnited States104,100130
4224Jeffrey TrudeauUnited States104,600131
4225John ReadingUnited States117,100146
      
4231Kenny HallaertBelgium104,000130
4232Myung ShinUnited States104,500131
4233Joe McKeehenUnited States104,500131
4234Orson YoungUnited States103,800130
4235Jon GogolaUnited States104,600131

Gogola Last to Advance

MartianNews • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

Jon Gogola opened to 5,000 from the button and Amit Makhija moved all in for roughly 25,000. Gogola made the call and both players tabled their hands.

Jon Gogola: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}
Amit Makhija: {q-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

The flop came down {5-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{3-Hearts} and Gogola was still ahead. The turn came the {10-Clubs} and the river fell the {7-Clubs}, changing nothing and securing the pot for Gogola who moved on to Day 2, while Makhija was eliminated.

Jon Gogola US
Jon Gogola
US 104,600 35,900
Amit Makhija us
Amit Makhija
us Busted

Tags: Amit MakhijaJon Gogola

Brandon Shack-Harris: How to Crush Omaha Hi-Lo Tournaments

mavsusc • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

Two-time World Series of Poker Bracelet winner Brandon Shack-Harris joins PokerNews' [Removed:139] to chat about Omaha Hi-Lo tournament strategy.

Their conversation features the biggest mistakes cash game players make when transitioning to tournaments, some advice on how players can manage their stack in the early levels, and how they can take advantage of the money bubble.

Tags: Brandon Shack-HarrisenglishOmaha Hi-LoWorld Series of PokerWSOP

Level:
14
Blinds:
1,200/2,400
Ante:
400

Ruge Breaks Gordon Down

poolshir • Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Arne Ruge
Arne Ruge

The chips had been going back and forth between Arne Ruge and John Gordon but the chip lead stayed with Ruge the whole time. After several levels of heads-up, the final hand eventually played out.

John Gordon: {A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Arne Ruge: {3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}

The board ran out {J-Spades}{J-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{K-Spades} - no help for Gordon as he was eliminated.

"It was a pleasure to play with you." Ruge said to Gordon while they shook hands.

Arne Ruge de
Arne Ruge
de 118,100 26,100
John Gordon us
John Gordon
us Busted

Tags: Arne RugeJohn Gordon

Gogola's Queens Hold

MartianNews • Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Jon Gogola had dropped some chips back to Amit Makhija following his earlier double, but he managed to do it again. Amit Makhija limped the button and Jon Gogola then raised to 8,000. Makhija moved all in and Gogola snap-called. Both players flipped over their hands and Gogola would be at risk.

Jon Gogola: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Amit Makhija: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

The board ran out {j-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{j-Clubs}{q-Clubs} and Gogola got the double up with his queens full.

Jon Gogola US
Jon Gogola
US 68,700 -5,100
Amit Makhija us
Amit Makhija
us 34,500 4,400

Tags: Amit MakhijaJon Gogola

Schwippert Sweeps Up

poolshir • Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Jan-Eric Schwippert
Jan-Eric Schwippert

Jan-Eric Schwippert limped in and [Removed:14] shoved. Schwippert called immediately.

[Removed:14]: {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}
Jan-Eric Schwippert: {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}

The board ran out {8-Spades}{10-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} - no help for Harroch and Schwippert gets the honor of bagging all the chips for Day 2 tomorrow.

Jan-Eric Schwippert de
Jan-Eric Schwippert
de 103,900 75,900
[Removed:14] US
[Removed:14]
US Busted

Tags: Jan-Eric Schwippert