Event #6: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

Tough Tables


Over on table 20 we find Joe Sebok, Scott Clements, Gavin Griffin and David Ulliott seated together while on table 25 we find Eric Froehlich, Bill Chen, Amnon Filippi and Daniel Negreanu battling it out.

Table 20 features Jonathan Aguiar, Phil Ivey, Kiril Gerasimov and Rob Hollink while over on table 9 we find Greg Raymer, Jason Potter, Greg Mueller, Justin Bonomo and Faraz Jaka.

Who's Here?


Michael 'SirWatts' Watson, Gavin Smith, Dan Kelly, Issac Haxton, John Duthie, Jeff Lisandro, Justin 'Boosted J' Smith and Sorel Mizzi have all just taken their seats in the tournament.

Cards In The Air


Jack Effel has given us the go, and the cards are in the air.

Shootouts work a little different than normal tournaments. Each table will play down to a winner and then the surviving players will redraw for Round 2. We have been corrected though, we are only playing one round today.

There are 36 ten-handed tables, tomorrow there will be 6 six-handed tables and Day 3 there will be 1 six-handed final table.

The players have 15,000 in starting chips and with the blinds starting at 50-100 there will be plenty of room for play.

Guns Up


Welcome back to the Rio for the 2010 World Series of Poker, it's time for Event #6: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout!

Last year this event attracted 280 runners and Peter Traply ousted Andrew Lichtenberger heads-up for the bracelet and $348,728.

This is the first of five $5,000 events this year, and we anticipate the field to be stellar. So far we've spotted George Lind, Brent Hanks, Jeffrey Lisandro, Sorel Mizzi, Greg Raymer, Barry Greenstein, Erik Lindgren and Rafe Furst floating around the Pavilion Room.

We are set to start at noon Vegas time, and the plan is to play two heats today. Keep it locked to PokerNews for all your live updates from this and every event at the 2010 WSOP!