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

More Winners

These players are the newest ones to move on to the second round.

Alex Smith 45,000

Simon Heads Up

• Level 7: 300-600, 75 ante

So far, Simpsons creator Sam Simon has had no reason to go "Doh!" all day. He's been heads up with the chip lead for a while now.

Tags: Sam Simon

Cunningham Loses HU

• Level 7: 300-600, 75 ante
Allen Cunningham
Allen Cunningham

Allen Cunningham was just eliminated after a protracted heads up battle. He was all in with {K-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} but lost out to his opponent's {A-Spades}{9-Spades} on a {4-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{A-Clubs} board.

Tags: Allen Cunningham

A "Thrilling" Victory

• Level 7: 300-600, 75 ante

Will "The Thrill" Failla is our next big winner. We missed the last hand of heads up play, but he told us that he and his opponent got it all in with Failla's {9-}{9-} besting the {6-}{6-} of the other player.

Tags: Will Failla

Back From Dinner

• Level 7: 300-600, 75 ante

All the players remaining in round one of the shootout are back at their tables. The players who took their dinner break are now at level 7 (300/600/75) while the players who played through dinner are now at level 8 (400/800/100).


Break Time

• Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

The players who didn't take a dinner break are now on a 15-minute break.

Benyamine Busto

• Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

David Benyamine started heads up play against Daniel Nicewander at a chip deficit and the two had a back and forth battle that just ended with Nicewander winning. We didn't catch the hand, but Nicewander told us that he had queens and Benyamine had sevens all in pre flop and held. Nicewander is guarenteed a shade under 5k after the win.

Tags: David BenyamineDaniel Nicewander

Still Heads Up

• Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

Of the tables remaining, the following are still heads up and playing through their dinner break:

David Benyamine
Erik Cajelais (a very long HU match this one)
Nam Le
Humberto Brenes
Matt Jarvis
Vitaly Lunkin

Waxman's Chips Melt Away

• Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

Matt Waxman was just eliminated after he went all in holding {2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} against his opponent's {5-Spades}{5-Clubs}. The board ran out {k-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and Waxman's day came to a end.

Tags: Matt Waxman