Day 1 completed
Day 1 completed
Day 1 of Event 36, $3,000 No Limit Hold’em Shootout, of the World Series of Poker has come to a close. There were 587 entrants across 60 tables in the Brasilia Room, 13 of them nine-handed and 47 ten-handed. The shootout format allows the winners to advance with the chips they collected from their table, so we have 47 players tied for the chip lead.
Kidding aside, there will be some small variation in the counts when the field returns for Day 2. The stacks will range from 81,000 to 90,000 and each returning player will have made the money. Each player is guaranteed at least $9,086 but they’re all gunning for the $368,593 first place prize.
Fresh of his $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship win the night prior, David “Bakes” Baker returned to the felt today. He cashed for the second day in a row by winning his table, although it may not compare to the $451,779 he won last night.
Jean-Robert Bellande also moved on just minutes after we heard him announce, “I’m going to open up my calling range.” The next hand saw him call and lose with , but he two hands later his made a flush and won him the table.
Two of Great Britain’s best players, James Akenhead and Liv Boeree, played heads up for the better part of two levels before their match was decided. Akenhead held on the final against Boeree’s . The board ran and Akenhead moved on.
One of the lightest moments occurred at Chris Moneymaker’s table today. We came upon his table and he confirmed the hand he just lost he, “played really bad.” He moved all in the next hand and doubled up and said, “I run so bad at the WSOP.”
“You won the Main Event, shut up.” Eric Baldwin and his tablemates said giving the 2003 champ a needle.
“I meant this year’s WSOP,” Moneymaker had to clarify with a smile.
Steve Billirakis, Justin Bonomo, Antonio Esfandiari, Chance Kornuth, Christian Harder, Ryan D’Angelo, Jonathan Tamayo, Jason Koon, Melanie Weisner, Joe Tehan and Huy Nguyen are just a handful of those that will be playing on Day 2.
Many came and many fell during Day 1 including: Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Tristan Wade, Moneymaker, Jake Cody, Chris Moorman, Galen Hall, Isaac Haxton, John Juanda, Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu and Eugene Kacthalov.
Day 2 will see ten six-handed tables and they will play down to a final table of ten. Cards will hit the air promptly at 1:00 p.m. in Blue Section of the Amazon Room. Follow all the WSOP action live on PokerNews.com.
|Heather Sue Mercer||89,900|
|David Bakes Baker||89,800|
Alessandro Longobardi has defeated Shane Douglas after a four hour heads up match.
The next hand Shane Douglas moved all in and Alessandro Longobardi called.
The board ran and Longobardi doubled up to over 20,000.
"How about shuffling those cards?" an onlooker teased the dealer.
Alessandro Longobardi moved his short stack all in and Shane Douglas called.
The board ran and Longobardi doubled up to over 10,000 with his Broadway straight.
Alessandro Longobardi got called Shane Douglas' preflop all in.
The board ran and Longobardi was nearly felted.
Rober Georato punched his ticket to Day 2. One match remains in play.
Jonathan Driscoll has won his heads up match and will go through to Day 2.