Event 36: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Event 36: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Day 1 completed

60 Players Advance to Day 2

• Level 8: 600-1,200, 200 ante
Antonio Esfandiari is one of 60 that will play Day 2.
Antonio Esfandiari is one of 60 that will play Day 2.

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 {K-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds}, but he two hands later his {J-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds} 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 {A-Clubs} {Q-Diamonds} on the final against Boeree’s {A-Diamonds} {J-Clubs}. The board ran {7-Diamonds} {8-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds} {6-Spades} {5-Spades} 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.

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Niall Farrell gb 90,600
Kyle Julius us 89,900
James Akenhead gb 89,900
Paul Kemp 89,900
Ryan D'Angelo us 89,900
Heather Sue Mercer 89,900
Joe Tehan us 89,900
David Inselberg us 89,900
Craig McCorkell gb 89,900
David Bakes Baker us 89,800
Victor Shuchleis 89,800
Robert Stevanovski us 89,800
Jonathan Driscoll 89,800
Robert Georato us 89,800
Matt Jarvis ca 89,800
Chance Kornuth us 89,800
Nick Grippo us 89,800
Jonathan Lane 89,800
Jeremiah Fitzpatrick us 89,800
Evan Teitelbaum us 89,700
Steven Kerr ca 89,700
Steve Billirakis us 89,700
Hung Tran 89,700
Nicolas Levi fr 89,700
Justin Conley us 89,700

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Longobardi Doubles, Again

• Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

The next hand Shane Douglas moved all in and Alessandro Longobardi called.

Douglas: {8-Hearts} {2-Hearts}
Longobardi: {A-Diamonds} {K-Diamonds}

The board ran {3-Diamonds} {2-Clubs} {6-Spades} {5-Clubs} {K-Clubs} and Longobardi doubled up to over 20,000.

"How about shuffling those cards?" an onlooker teased the dealer.

Longobardi Surviving

• Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Alessandro Longobardi got called Shane Douglas' preflop all in.

Longobardi: {A-Clubs} {7-Spades}
Douglas: {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}

The board ran {2-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds} {10-Hearts} {J-Hearts} {2-Hearts} and Longobardi was nearly felted.

Level:
10
Blinds:
1,000/2,000
Ante:
300