Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $1,383,750
Players 1,025

Level Info

Level 12
Blinds 40,000 / 80,000
Ante 10,000

Phachara Wongwichit Continues Aggression

Yardley • Level 1: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

An open to 15,000 from Joe Cook and a call on the button from Tim West saw Phachara Wongwichit three-bet from the small blind to 81,000. Cook let it go and then West had a bit of a think before he too folded.

“Big double-up hand,” West said. “Two eights, probably just had to fade.”

“Maybe,” replied Wongwichit

Tags: Joe CookPhachara WongwichitTim West

Phachara Wongwichit Takes First Big Pot at Table 1

Yardley • Level 1: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Pharhara Wongwichit
Pharhara Wongwichit

Phachara Wongwichit opened the action and got calls from Thomas Boivin in the small blind and Joe Cook in the big blind.

The flop was {4-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} and a continuation bet of 24,000 from Wongwichit got a call from Cook.

The turn card {3-Clubs} was checked around and, on the river {6-Clubs}, Cook led for 33,000. Wongwichit raised to 100,000 and Cook called.

Wongwichit showed {a-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for the flush while Cook tabled {5-Hearts}{2-Hearts} for the losing straight.

Phachara Wongwichit th
Phachara Wongwichit
th 767,000 130,000
Joe Cook us
Joe Cook
us 497,000 -130,000

Tags: Joe CookPhachara Wongwichit

Steve Foutty vs. Paul Michaelis

poolshir • Level 1: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Paul Michaelis raised to 15,000 from the cutoff. Ben Maya, in the cutoff, and Steve Foutty and Robert Kuhn in the blinds all called.

The flop came {8-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}. Foutty and Kuhn checked, Michaelis opened to 38,000. Maya folded, Foutty, called and Kuhn folded too.

They both checked through the {5-Spades} on the turn. The {J-Diamonds} on the river completed the board. Foutty bet 50,000 and Michaelis called. Foutty showed {Q-Clubs}{J-Clubs} for queens and jacks. Michaelis mucked.

Paul Michaelis de
Paul Michaelis
de 860,000 239,000
Steve Foutty us
Steve Foutty
us 750,000 123,000

Tags: Ben MayaPaul MichaelisRobert KuhnSteve Foutty

Cards Are In the Air

Yardley • Level 1: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Play is underway with 12 players remaining. When they reach the final 10, there will be a redraw for the final table.

Stacks are an average of 100 big blinds at the start of play, so it could take some time before they lose a player.

Level:
1
Blinds:
3,000/6,000
Ante:
1,000

Welcome back to Day 3 of Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT

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Alex Rocha
Alex Rocha

Day 3 of Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT at the World Series of Poker starts today at noon local time. Twelve out of 1,025 players that started on Tuesday will return to play.

Tim West is leading the field but the stacks are all pretty close to each other due to the shootout format. West already has two WSOP Circuit rings but will be looking to add his first bracelet to his achievements. Matas Dilpsas is the player with the shortest stack with a difference of only four big blinds less. This will be his highest WSOP cash up till now and he’ll be looking to bag the win in the end.

Other notable players remaining are multiple WSOP Circuit ring winners like Steve Foutty, Alex Rocha, Robert Kuhn, and bracelet winner Paul Michaelis. They are all guaranteed a minimum cash of $16,844, but they will be aiming for that WSOP gold bracelet, $257,764 for first, and bragging rights.

The blinds will begin at 3,000/6,000 with an ante of 1,000 and they will continue playing until a winner has been crowned. The levels will be 40 minutes long with a 15-minute break every three levels and an hour-long dinner break around 6:30 p.m.

This is what the final 12 players are playing for:

FinishPrize (USD)
1$257,764
2$159,273
3$115,297
4$84,453
5$62,602
6$46,969
7$35,673
8$27,431
9$21,360
10$16,844
11$16,844
12$16,844

Keep following the live updates from start to finish here on PokerNews to find out who will take that bracelet home with them.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Brasilia11Matas DilpsasLithuania617,000103
Brasilia12Thomas BoivinBelgium621,000104
Brasilia13Joe CookUnited States627,000105
Brasilia14Alex RochaUnited States622,000104
Brasilia15Tim WestUnited States641,000107
Brasilia16Pharhara WongwichitAustralia637,000106
       
Brasilia21Paul MichaelisGermany621,000104
Brasilia22Ben MayaUnited States622,000104
Brasilia23Steve FouttyUnited States627,000105
Brasilia24Robert KuhnUnited States636,000106
Brasilia25Jonathan LittleUnited States628,000105
Brasilia26Ross WardUnited States619,000103

Tags: Alex RochaMatas DilpsasPaul MichaelisRobert KuhnSteve FouttyTim West

Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT
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