The remaining 8 players are on a 20-minute break.
Masaaki Izushima has advanced after his bested his opponent's on a board. "I'm in the money?" an uncertain Izushima asked the dealer. He smiled from ear to ear when the dealer told him that he was. "That's important. Good." He's guaranteed $4,411 but if he has a good two days he can turn it into much more - up to $259,211 for first place.
Mike Matusow has sent Chad Eveslage to the rail after an epic heads-up battle.
The final hand saw all the chips going into the middle on a flop, Matusow holding and Eveslage . The on the turn gave Matusow a ton more outs, one of which was the that fell on the river.
Matusow congratulated his opponent for being such a formidable opponent and wished him luck for the rest of the series.
Lech Boltryk has reported career tournament earnings of $393. He'll be increasing that number and then some after winning his table today. He's guaranteed $4,411 and has a shot at taking home much more.
Michael Corson has claimed a big scalp in Mclean Karr and has progressed to Day 2.
Corson reached the money in Event #3: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha, finishing 94th for $3,388 and has now locked up at least $4,411 for his efforts in Event #4. Should he beat his table tomorrow, he will guarantee himself a payout of no less than $14,615.
Run Good Gear pro Benjamin Reason has advanced to the next round leaving us with eight tables. One table is three handed and the remainder are heads up.
Mclean Karr has almost $2.5 million in earning from live poker tournaments and is hoping to add to that impressive total by the time Day 1 of this $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout is completed. He currently trails in his heads-up match, holding 11,300 of the circa. 36,000 that are in play.
Things seem to be going Mike Matusow's way again judging by the fact he now has 28,000 of the 36,000 chips in play in front of him. Chad Eveslage isn't one for laying down and letting a player walk all over him so Matusow's victory is far from certain.