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

Shootout Set to Start

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.

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