Day 1 completed
Day 1 completed
Official Day 1 Winners
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!
Luke Staudenmaier became our last winner of the night when he moved all in preflop from the button with and his opponent called with .
The flop came . Staudenmaier flopped a straight but his opponent had spades for outs. Unfortunately for his opponent, the turn and river came and and Luke Staudenmaier became our final player to advance to tomorrow's play.
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.
Diaz flopped a set of aces, and once the full board was spread, Frankenberger was forced to hit the rail.
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.
The final two tables are going on a ten-minute break and returning to finish play.
Nicholas Mitchell became the next player to advance when his hit two pair against his opponent on a board of .
Jason Young advanced to the final round after his bested his opponent's on a board of .
Also, Adam Junglen defeated David Singer after his bested Singer's on a board of .