Event #6: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Event #6: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Day 2 completed

Two-Time Bracelet Winner Josh Arieh Headlines Final 12

• Level 8: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante
Josh Arieh headlines the Day 3 field.
Josh Arieh headlines the Day 3 field.

After 10 hours of play, twelve players advanced to Day 3 of Event #6: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout. The most well-known of the bunch is Josh Arieh, two-time bracelet winner and former third-place finisher in the Main Event, who has over $6 million in live cashes.

Arieh isn't the only poker millionaire to win his table today, though. Fellow bracelet winners Shawn Busse ($1 million in cashes) and Alex Bolotin ($2.2 million) also advanced, as did well-respected players like Dimitar Danchev ($3.2 million) and Jared Jaffee ($1.6 million). The final 12 will draw seats into two tables of six, combining when 10 players remain. Everyone brings 346,000 to 361,000 into Day 3, with variance due to imbalances in Day 1 tables.

A slew of notable players who failed to take down their tables today: Josh Pollock, Greg Merson, Dutch Boyd, Jordan Cristos, Steve Gross, Christian Harder, Isaac Baron, Mike Matusow, Eugene Katchalov, Jon Aguiar, Joseph Cheong, David "Bakes" Baker, Shannon Shorr, and Allen "Chainsaw" Kessler.

Players will resume the tournament at 1 p.m. tomorrow, so be sure to tune back in to PokerNews for the conclusion of Event #6.

Here is the Day 3 table and seat draw:

TableSeatPlayerChips
4461Shawn Busse354,000
4462Alex Bolotin353,000
4463Colin York353,000
4464Dimitar Danchev352,000
4465Maxx Coleman354,000
4466Josh Arieh358,000
    
4501Jon Lane350,000
4502Steven Loube361,000
4503Jared Jaffee354,000
4504David Trager354,000
4505Douglas Foster358,000
4506Steven Geralis346,000

Tags: Alex BolotinAllen KesslerChristian HarderDavid "Bakes" BakerDimitar DanchevEugene KatchalovGreg MersonIsaac BaronJared JaffeeJeff GrossJonathan AguiarJordan CristosJoseph CheongJosh AriehJosh PollockMike MatusowRussell BoydShannon ShorrShawn BusseSteve Gross

David Trager Wins Table 445

• Level 8: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

David Malka limped into the pot, and David Trager checked his option. He also checked the {7-Spades}{3-Hearts}{8-Spades} flop, and Malka bet 5,000. Trager came back with 14,000, prompting Malka to put in another 30,000 or so. Trager pushed all in, and Malka called.

Malka: {4-Spades}{3-Spades}
Trager: {k-Spades}{8-Hearts}

Malka had a pair an a flush draw, and he grabbed the lead on the {a-Spades} turn. The {5-Spades} river gave Trager the nut flush though, and the heads-up match was over.

David Trager US 354,000 82,000
David Malka US Busted

Tags: David MalkaDavid Trager

Douglas Foster Wins Table 440

• Level 8: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

Ismail Abousharkh opened for 10,500 and was called by Douglas Foster. The flop came {10-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and fireworks ensued when Abousharkh continuation bet for 17,000 and was raised by Foster to 42,000. Abousharkh insta-shoved and was called with no hesitation by Foster. The hands:

Abousharkh: {J-Clubs}{3-Clubs}
Foster: {Q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

Abousharkh was ahead with his pair of 3's but Foster had plenty of outs and he said out loud what they were, "Queen, Nine, or a club."

The turn was the {K-Hearts} giving Foster a few more outs and he said those out loud as well, "Jack."

The river was one of those outs, the {2-Clubs} giving Foster a flush that was one notch better than Abousharkh's. "Yes," an excited Baker said. "I win!" Abousharkh slammed the table lightly, disappointed in the outcome.

Douglas Foster US 358,000 159,000
Ismail Abousharkh US Busted

Dimitar Danchev Wins Table 441

• Level 8: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

Dimitar Danchev opened for the minimum and Robert Tepper moved all in for his last 51,000. Danchev made the call with [Ah{7-Hearts} and was ahead of Tepper's {J-Hearts}{8-Spades}. The board would blank out and Danchev's ace was good enough to take the pot and secure the victory.

Dimitar Danchev bg 352,000 152,000
Robert Tepper US Busted