Event #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT
Day 1 Completed
Event #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT
Day 1 Completed
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.
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.
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.
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|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|405||1||Taylor Wilson||United States||104,300||130|
|405||2||Matt Stout||United States||117,000||146|
|405||3||Jacob Snider||United States||103,700||130|
|405||4||James Hughes||United States||116,700||146|
|405||5||Adam Owen||United Kingdom||104,800||131|
|406||1||Sam Phillips||United States||117,900||147|
|406||2||Tim Reilly||United States||115,800||145|
|406||3||Scott Stewart||United States||104,000||130|
|406||4||John Andress||United States||104,600||131|
|406||5||Chris Moorman||United Kingdom||104,200||130|
|407||2||Chad Wassmuth||United States||117,500||147|
|407||3||Bryce Yockey||United States||104,600||131|
|407||4||Joe Cada||United States||104,100||130|
|413||1||Eli Elezra||United States||104,200||130|
|413||2||Taylor Paur||United States||104,600||131|
|413||3||Phil Hellmuth||United States||113,800||142|
|413||4||Chris Bell||United States||104,600||131|
|414||1||Joshua Turner||United States||104,200||130|
|414||4||Andrew Kelsall||United States||104,600||131|
|414||5||Joanne Liu||United States||117,500||147|
|415||1||Christian Pham||United States||103,900||130|
|415||3||Anthony Reategui||United States||117,200||147|
|415||5||Jiacong Zhang||United States||118,100||148|
|420||1||Harry Lodge||United Kingdom||104,400||131|
|420||2||Lee Markholt||United States||104,200||130|
|420||3||Lior Orel||United States||104,000||130|
|420||4||Patrick Eskandar||United States||103,800||130|
|420||5||Arkadiy Tsinis||United States||104,200||130|
|421||1||Jimmy D'Ambrosio||United States||103,300||129|
|421||2||Jack Maskill||United Kingdom||103,500||129|
|421||4||Giuseppe Pantaleo||United States||116,800||146|
|421||5||Frank Williams||United States||104,100||130|
|422||2||Brandon Meyers||United States||104,000||130|
|422||3||Mao Qui||United States||104,100||130|
|422||4||Jeffrey Trudeau||United States||104,600||131|
|422||5||John Reading||United States||117,100||146|
|423||2||Myung Shin||United States||104,500||131|
|423||3||Joe McKeehen||United States||104,500||131|
|423||4||Orson Young||United States||103,800||130|
|423||5||Jon Gogola||United States||104,600||131|
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.
The flop came down and Gogola was still ahead. The turn came the and the river fell the , changing nothing and securing the pot for Gogola who moved on to Day 2, while Makhija was eliminated.
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With the win of Arkadiy Tsinis over Georgios Sotiropoulos, one table is left with the heads-up between Amit Makhija and Jon Gogola.
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.
The board ran out - no help for Gordon as he was eliminated.
"It was a pleasure to play with you." Ruge said to Gordon while they shook hands.
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.
The board ran out and Gogola got the double up with his queens full.
Jan-Eric Schwippert limped in and [Removed:14] shoved. Schwippert called immediately.
The board ran out - no help for Harroch and Schwippert gets the honor of bagging all the chips for Day 2 tomorrow.