Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
After thirteen levels, Event #39: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT, which saw 908 entrants take their seats at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, has concluded. Each player needed to win their table in order to advance to the next round and be in with a chance of winning their share of the $1,225,800 prize pool. No doubt all eyes will be on the $236,498 first prize.
There were 100 tables, stretching across two rooms, at the start but by the end of play this had been reduced to just 10. Phil Hellmuth was one of the first to make it through, coming out on top on a table that included Heidi May and Maurice Hawkins. The 14-time bracelet winner will come back for Day 2 to continue his campaign to win his 15th WSOP title. Hellmuth got it in with two pair heads-up and he stayed the favorite all the way to the river.
Other big names that will be back are reigning WSOP Main Event Champion Scott Blumstein, last year's runner-up in this event, Thomas Boivin, Steven Wolansky, Rep Porter, 888poker ambassador and 2014 Main Event Champion Martin Jacobson, Matthew Waxman, Georgios Sotiropoulos, Arkadiy Tsinis, Justin Liberto, and William Kakon.
Some of those who didn't make it through included WSOP Champions Ryan Riess, Qui Nguyen, Joe Cada, Erik Seidel, Joe McKeehen, Brian Yoon, Mark Radoja, Michael Gagliano, Barny Boatman, Humberto Brenes, Annette Obrestad, Niall Farrell, Taylor Paur, 888poker ambassador Chris Moorman, John Racener, Brian Hastings, David Peters, Calvin Anderson, Frank Kassela, Jennifer Tilly and Jeff Madsen.
Day 2 will resume tomorrow, Wednesday, June 20, at noon local time, where those 10 tables will become one, with the winner of each going through to play the final table on Day 3. The players will come back to play the first level of Round 2 which features a small blind of 300, big blind of 600 and a running ante of 100. A 15-minute break is scheduled after every two levels with a 60-minute dinner break after Level 9.
PokerNews will be there from the "Shuffle up and Deal" until the last chips have been bagged for the final day. So make sure to follow all the live updates.
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Chip Count||Country||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||401||2||Scott Blumstein||66,300||United States||111|
|Amazon||401||3||Royce Matheson||66,000||United States||110|
|Amazon||401||4||Jon Cohen||66,700||United States||111|
|Amazon||401||5||Dillon Ott||66,100||United States||110|
|Amazon||401||6||Christopher Audrain||66,000||United States||110|
|Amazon||401||7||Artur Rudziankov||65,900||Czech Republic||110|
|Amazon||401||9||Casey Carroll||66,500||United States||111|
|Amazon||401||10||Steven Wolansky||71,900||United States||120|
|Amazon||402||1||Ayman Jalloul||65,900||United States||110|
|Amazon||402||4||James Glick||65,500||United States||109|
|Amazon||402||5||Michael Horchoff||66,300||United States||111|
|Amazon||402||6||Caleb Clarke||66,100||United States||110|
|Amazon||402||8||Daniel Santoro||65,900||United States||110|
|Amazon||402||9||Preston Lee||65,800||United States||110|
|Amazon||403||1||Alfredo Pacheco||71,700||United States||120|
|Amazon||403||2||Young Phan||65,900||United States||110|
|Amazon||403||3||Jan Bednar||65,500||Czech Republic||109|
|Amazon||403||5||Justin Newton||66,800||United States||111|
|Amazon||403||6||John Gravagna||63,800||United States||106|
|Amazon||403||8||Andrew Thompson||72,600||United States||121|
|Amazon||403||9||Jesse Sylvia||66,600||United States||111|
|Amazon||403||10||Matthew Waxman||66,200||United States||110|
|Amazon||404||2||Arthur Morris||65,200||United States||109|
|Amazon||404||3||Isaac Hagerling||66,600||United States||111|
|Amazon||404||4||Mark McGovern||66,500||United Kingdom||111|
|Amazon||404||5||Josh Sullivan||66,100||United States||110|
|Amazon||404||6||Jesse Kertland||66,500||United States||111|
|Amazon||404||7||Dennis Owen||66,300||United States||111|
|Amazon||404||8||Mark Darner||66,500||United States||111|
|Amazon||404||9||Tom Hall||66,300||United Kingdom||111|
|Amazon||404||10||Alex Barill||65,900||United States||110|
|Amazon||409||1||Bas de Laat||66,300||Netherlands||111|
|Amazon||409||2||Philip Tom||64,800||United States||108|
|Amazon||409||4||Shannon Shorr||64,100||United States||107|
|Amazon||409||5||Tim Burt||65,100||United States||109|
|Amazon||409||6||Matthew Wantman||65,500||United States||109|
|Amazon||409||7||Cole Jackson||65,800||United States||110|
|Amazon||409||8||Zachary Smiley||71,700||United States||120|
|Amazon||409||9||Justin Liberto||65,800||United States||110|
|Amazon||409||10||Ryan Messick||66,200||United States||110|
|Amazon||410||2||Dana Buck||66,300||United States||111|
|Amazon||410||3||Phil Hellmuth||65,400||United States||109|
|Amazon||410||4||Jack Shea||65,600||United States||109|
|Amazon||410||5||Thomas Taylor||66,400||United States||111|
|Amazon||410||6||Nicholas Sears||66,500||United States||111|
|Amazon||410||9||Rep Porter||64,900||United States||108|
|Amazon||410||10||Jerry Kleinsasser||65,000||United States||108|
|Amazon||411||1||Curtis Rystadt||65,700||United States||110|
|Amazon||411||2||Russell Thomas||66,100||United States||110|
|Amazon||411||4||Ajay Chabra||66,400||United States||111|
|Amazon||411||5||Connor Drinan||66,300||United States||111|
|Amazon||411||7||Alexandru Masek||72,900||United States||122|
|Amazon||411||8||Richard Alati||72,100||United States||120|
|Amazon||411||9||Anthony Burch-Castro||65,700||United States||110|
|Amazon||411||10||Endrit Geci||57,600||United Kingdom||96|
|Amazon||417||1||Anthony Reategui||66,600||United States||111|
|Amazon||417||2||Nick Schwarmann||64,500||United States||108|
|Amazon||417||3||Marco Iodice||65,700||United States||110|
|Amazon||417||4||Andrew Sandomire||66,000||United States||110|
|Amazon||417||5||James Sileo||66,100||United States||110|
|Amazon||417||6||James Stahl||70,700||United States||118|
|Amazon||417||8||Wayne Harmon||65,600||United States||109|
|Amazon||417||9||Martin Zamani||66,400||United States||111|
|Amazon||417||10||Aaron Henderson||65,500||United States||109|
|Amazon||418||1||Vladimir Burstein||66,500||Czech Republic||111|
|Amazon||418||2||Ryan Milisits||66,200||United States||110|
|Amazon||418||4||Dylan Linde||65,400||United States||109|
|Amazon||418||5||Jacobo Fernandez||65,900||United States||110|
|Amazon||418||7||Phong Nguyen||66,700||United States||111|
|Amazon||418||9||Dave Banerjee||65,900||United States||110|
|Amazon||418||10||Timothy McReynolds||66,600||United States||111|
|Amazon||419||1||Gregory Muzzilo||66,500||United States||111|
|Amazon||419||2||Shane Buchwald||65,700||United States||110|
|Amazon||419||3||Nick Rampone||65,600||United States||109|
|Amazon||419||4||Arkadiy Tsinis||65,900||United States||110|
|Amazon||419||5||Yudhishter Jaswal||66,500||United Kingdom||111|
|Amazon||419||6||Thomas Lutz||66,300||United States||111|
|Amazon||419||7||Corey Dodd||71,300||United States||119|
|Amazon||419||10||Edward Yam||66,700||Hong Kong||111|
Grant Elmer and Edward Yam have been battling it out for quite some time. There have been ups and downs on both sides and right when the stacks had leveled out, they both found a premium hand and there was no way all the chips weren't going into the middle.
Elmer opened to 4,500 and Yam moved all-in for 34,100, which just had Elmer's 32,000 covered.
The flop brought out , which put Elmer well into the lead. The turn was no good to Yam but the river was. It was elation for Yam but huge disappointment for Elmer, with what was a very cruel runout.
Yam is the final player to make it through to Day 2 and he will be taking 66,700 chips with him.
PokerStars Team Pro Maria Konnikova won't let a few (or many) bad beats damper her outlook on this year's World Series of Poker.
Bas de Laat shoved from the button and Peter Neff called for his last eleven big blinds.
Bas de Laat:
The board ran out to give de Laat the higher pair on the flop and Neff in need of a trey. The turn and the river bricked and he was eliminated letting de Laat go through to Day 2 with 66,300 in chips.
Jan Bednar limped in on the button. Tony Hoang raised and Bednar shoved. Hoang snap-called.
The board ran out to give Bednar a set of jacks on the flop, improving to a full house on the river. Bednar made it through to Day 2 with 65,500.
There are still two tables left right now.
Edward Yam would've been hoping it was all over. His opponent Grant Elmer, was down 13,200, which is less than 10 big blinds. After a raise from Yam, Elmer shipped it all-in and Yam couldn't call quick enough.
The flop was , which was looked very much in Yam's favour. The turn brought out an open-ended for Elmer and the river won him the pot.
There are currently three tables left:
Table #9: Jan Bednar is playing heads-up and has around 40,000 against the 26,000 of Tony Hoang.
Table #25: Bas de Laat is playing heads-up against Peter Neff.
Table #57: Grant Elmer is playing heads-up against Edward Yam.