Event #36: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Event #36: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Day 1 completed

Official Chip Counts (full)

Matthew • Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Scott Vener us 46,700 2,000
Simeon Naydenov bg 45,000 45,000
Brandon Marz us 44,950 44,950
Jake Schwartz us 44,950
David Peters us 44,950
Rellie Sigua us 44,950
David Belfiore US 44,950
Gal Yifrach us 44,950
Peter Jetten ca 44,950
Erik Seidel us 44,950
John Orr 44,950 44,950
Bertrand Grospellier fr 44,950 -50
Mike Watson ca 44,925 44,925
Travis Roseberry US 44,925
Sumanth Reddy us 44,900 44,900
Jan Kropacek CZ 44,900
Huicun Qiao US 44,900
Aaron Jones us 44,900
David Paredes us 44,900 44,900
Matthew Meyers US 44,900
Allen Kessler us 44,900
Dylan Wilkerson us 44,900 44,900
Matthew Schwarmann 44,900 44,900
Kosaku Akashi JP 44,900
Jeff Carris 44,900 44,900

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Grospellier, Seidel Amongst Final 120

• Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Erik Seidel
Erik Seidel

Today was one of the shorter days on the calendar here at the WSOP as we have just completed Day 1 of Event #36 $1,500 shootout. As opposed to your traditional MTT, this tournament plays out in sit-n-go formats. All of the 120 players who have advanced to Day 2 won their table of either nine or ten players, and will be moving on to tomorrow to try and do the same.

We had a handful of notables who emerged with all the chips at their table. Some of them were Bertrand Grospellier, Amanda Musumeci, Taylor Paur, Nacho Barbero, Peter Jetten, Gavin Smith, Andy Seth, Ari Engel, Ray Henson, Matt Berkey, Eric Baldwin, Brent Hanks, Erik Seidel, Allen Kessler, and Maxim Lykov, amongst others.

This of course is a popular event, so there were a ton of big names that weren’t able to make it through, including Chris Moneymaker, Greg Raymer, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, David “Bakes” and “ODB” Baker, and Eugene Katchalov, Michael Mizrachi, Tristan Wade, Jason Mercier, Randy Lew, Matt Salsberg, and Tommy Vedes were amongst the players who just missed out, losing their heads up matches.

The 120 players who moved on will come back tomorrow at 1 PM and play in the Amazon room. Once again, the tables will be 10-handed, and only 12 players will make it to Day 3. Be sure to come back to Pokernews.com for all of the live coverage, and good night from Las Vegas!

Qiao Wins!

• Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

And we are finally done. Martin Malone shoved all in holding {a-Diamonds}{6-Spades}, and he was in rough shape against the {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts} of Huicun Qiao. The board ran down {8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{k-Spades}, and Qiao took down the match.

Huicun Qiao US 44,900 12,900
Martin Malone gb Busted

Qiao Finds a Double

• Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Huicun Qiao has held the lead for most of this match, but he recent was trailing, until he got a key double up. He was all in preflop holding {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}, and was in great shape against Martin Malone's {k-Spades}{10-Clubs}. The board ran down {3-Hearts}{7-Spades}{a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{4-Clubs}, and Qiao doubled up to 31,000. And around and around we go.

Huicun Qiao US 32,000 7,000
Martin Malone gb 13,000

One Table Remains

• Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

After battling back from a deficit at least four times that we saw, Fred Berger eliminated James Miller to secure his seat in Day 2.

While a second in this event on Day 1 is disappointing, Miller has still had a pretty incredible week with a 7th-place finish in Event #26 and a 16th-place finish in Event #32.

Fred Berger us 44,750
James Miller us Busted

Blinds are up

• Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

James Miller and his opponent are now play 1000-2000 with a 300 ante, while Huicun Qiao and his opponent are playing 800-1600 with a 200 ante since they took the full dinner break.

It's Ok to Gamble Guys!

• Level 10: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Both the remaining matches are moving at a snail's pace, with the players mostly trading blinds back and forth. To lighten up the mode a bit, the floor shouted "Does everyone know it's legal to gamble in the state of Nevada?" This got a laugh from the players, who are still playing it fairly snug after the announcement.