Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Day 1 completed

Official Day 1 Winners (full)

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Official Day 1 Winners

Jim Rumptz 45,000
Valdemar Kwaysser 45,000
Mark Weil 45,000
Nam Le 45,000
Sam Stein 45,000
Yosuke Sekiya 45,000
Robert Suer 45,000
Stanislav Barshak 45,000
Ken Weiner 45,000
Joseph Webber 45,000
Ioan Gheorma 45,000
Ross Myers 45,000
Erion Islamay 45,000
Robert Perelman 45,000
Nicholas Ceci 45,000
Payman Arjang 45,000
Jack Ellwood 45,000
Andrew Youngblood 45,000
Andrew St Jean 45,000
Michael Cardosa 45,000
Keith Donovan 45,000
Ryan Leng 45,000
Robbie Verspui 45,000
45,000
Peter Carrillo 45,000

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One Round Done, Two More To Go

• Level 9: 600-1,200, 200 ante
Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

On most Day 1’s at the WSOP, the goal is to survive the first day in hopes that you will either limp your way into the money on Day 2 or build up a giant chip stack and go for the bracelet. But today, the goal was to simply beat everyone at your table, as 1440 players were all spread out at 9 person tables essentially playing a sit-n-go. For the 160 players that remain, they have all guaranteed themselves a payday of $4,998, but all of them have their eyes on that first place prize of $369,371.

Some of the players that were knocked out early in the day were Greg Mueller, Tom Dwan, Barry Greenstein, Justin Bonomo, David Williams, defending champion Steven Kelly, and Eli Elezra, amongst several others. Some players who made it to their heads up battle but fell short included Humberto Brenes, Matt Jarvis, Daniel Alaei, Erick Lindgren, Allen Cunningham, David Benyamine, and Sam Simon, who lost in the second to last match of the night.

Despite all of those big names dropping out, we still have a ton of top pros who managed to win their tabled. Daniel Negreanu heads the list, but he will be joined by an impressive list of players, including Nam Le, Lex Veldhuis, Josh Brikis, Victor Ramdin, Frank Kassela, Scott Seiver, Eric Baldwin, Greg Raymer, Filippo Candio, Bertrand “ElkY” Grosspellier, and several more.

It sure looks like we will have an exciting day tomorrow. There will be 16 ten-handed tables, with 2nd-10th place at every table getting $4,998. The 16 winners will be guaranteed a payday of $13,238, and will come back on day 3 and play down to a winner. Play will begin at 2:30 local time, so make sure to tune in to Pokernews for all of the updates tomorrow.

Final Match Done

• Level 9: 600-1,200, 200 ante

The last match of the night has finally come to an end after hours of heads up play. Mark Weil is the final winner, and he finished off his opponent just a few minutes ago. The critical hand occured when Weil trapped his opponent by limping with {9-Clubs}{9-Spades} then calling when his opponent shoved with {a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}. The board ran out {4-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{6-Spades}. Weil dodged the flush draw and crippled his opponent. On the next hand, Weil and his opponent got all of the money in preflop.

Weil: {10-Hearts}{6-Clubs}
Opponent: {k-Clubs}{3-Spades}

The board ran out {6-Spades}{q-Clubs}{9-Spades}{2-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}, and Weil won the pot and the table to advance to tomorrow!

Tags: Mark Weil

And We're Finished!

• Level 9: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Around eight hours after the first table finished, we're finally done with Day 1 of the Shootout.

Details to follow.

Poker Can Be a Brutal Game

• Level 9: 600-1,200, 200 ante

In the last hour, Sam Simon had his opponent, Micahel Capener, drawing slim going into the river three times, and all three times, Capener got there. On the last hand of the night, the two players got the money in on a flop of {4-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}. Simon had flopped top pair with {j-}{2-} but was drawing dead against Capener, who showed {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}. The meaningless turn and river came the {2-Spades} and {q-Diamonds}, and Simon was eliminated in the second to last match of the night.

Tags: Sam SimonMichael Capener

2011 WSOP Player-of-the-Year Update

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Current 2011 WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

PlayerPointsCashesBraceletsWinnings
Amir Lehavot31511$573,456
Jake Cody30011$851,192
Sean Getzwiller28011$611,185
Allen Bari27011$874,116
Jarred Solomon220.510$354,460
Yevgeniy Timoshenko21010$525,980
Sadan Turker19610$377,411
Francesco Barbaro19011$262,283
Maria Ho18910$540,020
Harrison Wilder17011$205,065
Sam Stein157.510$264,651
Eugene Katchalov15011$122,909

*Standings through Event #9

Simon Still Can't Will

• Level 9: 600-1,200, 200 ante

As benefitting a regular pattern. Sam Simon grinds his opponent down, gets his money in ahead and then loses on the river. Latest example below:

Simon: {A-Hearts}{J-Spades}
Big Blind: {K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}

Board: {8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}

Simon thought he had finally won but the big blind's rivered flush means this match continues.

Tags: Sam Simon

Still 2 Tables Left

• Level 9: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Sam Simon has been by far the more aggressive player at his table, yet he can't seem to finish off the match as his opponent has gotten lucky on more then one all in hand. On the other table, the shorter stack just doubled up after the two players got it all in. The short stack had {a-Spades}{9-Clubs} and it held against his opponents {q-Hearts}{10-Hearts} as the board ran out {4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{6-Clubs}.