Event #24: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Event #24: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Day 1 completed

Official Day 1 Winners (full)

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Official Day 1 Winners

James Dempsey 150,000
Jeff Williams 150,000
Joseph Elpayaa 150,000
Christopher DeMaci 150,000
Adam Junglen 150,000
Nicolas Fierrogottner 150,000
Marc Inizan 150,000
Matthew Berkey 150,000
Orson Young 150,000
Jeffrey Gross 150,000
James Akenhead 150,000
Kyle Frey 150,000
Chris Klodnicki 150,000
Dan O'Brien 150,000
Jordan Young 150,000
Todd Terry 150,000
JP Kelly 150,000
Ben Tollerene 150,000
Jeanfrancois Talbot 150,000
Justin Bonomo 150,000
Thorsten Schafer 150,000
Alan Goehring 150,000
Gavin Smith 150,000
Sean Getzwiller 150,000
Maxim Lykov 150,000

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Day One Bagged; 40 Players Remain

• Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Erik Seidel ... gunning for bracelet nine!
Erik Seidel ... gunning for bracelet nine!

Another day inside the halls of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino has been wrapped up with Day 1 of Event #24: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout of the 2011 World Series of Poker coming to a conclusion.

387 players were spread over forty tables today which bested last year's number of 358 as everyone eyed the $436,568 first prize - which surprisingly sat a few thousand short of the amount Joshua Tieman collected when he snagged his first bracelet.

Unfortunately for Tieman, there would be no back-to-back run as he was bundled out late in the day. However it wasn't just because it wasn't Tieman's day, but his starting table - along with every other one - was littered with notable poker professionals, online giants and tournament veterans, making this one of the toughest fields assembled so far this World Series.

Only forty players managed to best their table to ensure not only a $13,368 payday but also a chance of collecting a WSOP final table appearance and a potential six-figure payday and gold coveted bracelet. Waving the flag for USA includes Erik Seidel, Gavin Smith, Tommy Vedes, Dan Smith, Jordan "Jymaster11" Young, Justin Bonomo, Tom Marchese and recent bracelet winner Sean Getzwiller. However the Brits are still putting on a strong showing here as James Akenhead, JP Kelly, James Dempsey and Toby Lewis are still about as well as other internationals Maxim Lykov and Darren Kramer.

Tomorrow will see the remaining players play down to a final table of ten, and the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be here providing extensive live coverage from 2:30 p.m. PDT as we continue writing the story of the Event #24: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout Champion!

Final Winner of the Evening

• Level 11: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Luke Staudenmaier became our last winner of the night when he moved all in preflop from the button with {5-Spades}{4-Diamonds} and his opponent called with {A-Spades}{J-Spades}.

The flop came {3-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Clubs}. Staudenmaier flopped a straight but his opponent had spades for outs. Unfortunately for his opponent, the turn and river came {K-Clubs} and {2-Diamonds} and Luke Staudenmaier became our final player to advance to tomorrow's play.

Tags: Luke Staudenmaier

Frankenberger Falls, Diaz Advances

• Level 11: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Gilbert Diaz limped in from the button and Andrew Frankenberger shipped it in from the big blind. Diaz instantly made the call and the cards were tabled.

Frankenberger: {Q-}{10-}
Diaz: {A-}{A-}

Diaz flopped a set of aces, and once the full board was spread, Frankenberger was forced to hit the rail.

Tags: Andrew Frankenburger

Breaking News!

• Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

The World Series of Poker has pushed hard the enforcement of the 10-hour hard-stop time rule ... but it seems as though here in Event #24, it is about to get broken for the first time!

With two shootout tables remaining and both heads-up, they are playing through until a winner is decided.

Level:
11
Blinds:
2,000/4,000
Ante:
500

Break Time

• Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

The final two tables are going on a ten-minute break and returning to finish play.