Event #6: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

More Chip Counts

• Level 1: 25-25, 0 ante
Maria Ho us 4,500 4,500
Ryan D'Angelo us 4,500 4,500
Ronnie Bardah us 4,500 4,500
James Carroll us 4,500 4,500
Loni Harwood us 4,500
James Mackey us 4,500 4,500
Ronit Chamani il 4,500 4,500
Adam Levy us 4,500 4,500
Jonathan Jaffee 4,500 4,500
Eugene Katchalov ua 4,500 4,500
Brock Parker us 4,500 4,500
Adam Friedman us 4,500 4,500
Dominik Nitsche de 4,500 4,500
Joey Weissman us 4,500 4,500
Erik Seidel us 4,500 4,500
Layne Flack us 4,500 4,500
Jesse Sylvia us 4,500 4,500
Scott Seiver us 4,500 4,500
Jonathan Aguilar 4,500 4,500
Phil Laak us 4,500 4,500
Eric Baldwin us 4,500 4,500
Rep Porter us 4,500 4,500
David "Bakes" Baker us 4,500 4,500
Andy Bloch us 4,500 4,500
Gavin Smith us 4,500 4,500

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Cards are Back in the Air

• Level 1: 25-25, 0 ante

And we're back in action here. Plenty of mumbling and grumbling both live and on Twitter, but now it's back to playing some poker.

Familiar Faces Part One

• Level 1: 25-25, 0 ante

Before the chaos, we went through half the room and noted some of the players who had taken their seat. We'll get to the second half of the room after play resumes.

David "ODB" Baker us 4,500 4,500
Melanie Weisner us 4,500 4,500
Jonathan Little us 4,500 4,500
Dwyte Pilgrim us 4,500 4,500
Matt Stout us 4,500 4,500
Terrence Chan ca 4,500 4,500
Mike Leah ca 4,500 4,500
Tony Cousineau us 4,500 4,500
Brett Richey us 4,500 4,500
Kathy Liebert us 4,500 4,500
Sorel Mizzi ca 4,500 4,500
John Dolan us 4,500 4,500
Greg Mueller ca 4,500 4,500
Joe Serock us 4,500 4,500
Nick Guagenti us 4,500 4,500
Christina Lindley us 4,500 4,500
Victor Ramdin us 4,500 4,500
Kevin Saul us 4,500 4,500
Jake Cody gb 4,500 4,500
Jeff Madsen us 4,500 4,500
David Williams us 4,500 4,500

Confusion and Chaos -- Clock Paused

• Level 1: 25-25, 0 ante

A sea of floor calls from dealers swept the room. After a few moments, they announced that they were pausing the clock until they figure out how to deal with a slight problem. That problem? Many tables are short-handed and there are a ton of stacks that are out of play.

After an explanation of how they are going to proceed to the players in the room, the floor is going to each table in the room and instructing the dealers on what they need to do. Sold seats will remain in play and out of play stacks will be put in the well.

Tournament Director Jack Effel had this to say about the situation on Twitter:

Jack EffelWe made a mistake. Dead stacks (unsold) should blind in well b/c it is not fair for some tables to have them & others to not.

Play should resume within the next five minutes.


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Shootout Set to Start

Simeon Naydenov
Simeon Naydenov

The 2014 World Series of Poker is about to start it's fourth day of action and the first event to get underway will be a $1,500 buy-in no-limit hold'em shootout. If the attendance from the prior events is any indicator, today's turnout should exceed the 1,194 that took part in this event last year. We're already in excess of 700 entrants as players start to file in.

Last year, the winner of this event was Simeon Naydenov from Bulgaria who bested runner-up Jake Schwartz to take home an impressive $326,440. Others making deep runs in this event last year included Nacho Barbero, Mike Watson, Noah Bronstein, and Erik Seidel.

This event has a unique format as it is a series of single-table satellites where the winner advances to the next round. Today they will play until there is a winner at each table. On Day 2, the remaining field will be randomly drawn evenly into 20 tables and they will play down until there is a winner at each table leaving us with two tables for the third and final day.

Cards will be in the air shortly. PokerNews will be here for all the action so check back in often.

Event #6: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
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