Day 1 completed
Day 1 completed
Day 1 of Event #4: €3,250 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout has come to a close, and a long day it was. From the original starting field of 141 players, an extremely stacked field of 20 remain. Due to the shootout format of this event, all of the advancing players will take approximately the same amount of chips into Day 2. The one player that stands out, though, is Phil Hellmuth. The 12-time WSOP gold bracelet winner bagged up 71,775 due to his table having an extra player to start the day.
Numbers were down a lot for this event, but the WSOP staff was quick on its feet with making an alteration to the structure. Instead of a three-day event, this event will now end tomorrow on Day 2. The 20 players that have advanced will play a regular, multi-table tournament format down to a winner. As it stands right now, everyone left is in the money, earning at least €5,428.
Some of the names moving on to join Hellmuth are Matt Stout, Chance Kornuth, Dan O'Brien, Daniel Negreanu, John Monnette, Faraz Jaka, Mohsin Charania, Oleksii Kovalchuk and Dominik Nitsche. That's quite an amazing field that's left, which should set things up for one outstanding final table.
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Shortly after John Duthie won his table to advance, Michael Ferrel from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA defeated Robert Buckenmayer and became the last player through to Day 2. It was a long day on the felt, but Ferrell is relieved to have moved on. He'll be taking 63,375 in chips to Day 2.
On the button, Charles Sklar raised to 8,000. John Duthie reraised all in from the big blind, and Sklar made the call.
The flop, turn and river ran out and Duthie's two pair won the hand. Sklar was eliminated after a long, hard-fought match while Duthie will move into the money and onto Day 2 with 63,825 in chips.
Every time John Duthie seems like he's on the verge of winning the match against Charles Sklar, Sklar finds a double up to stay in it. Guess what? It just happened again.
Sklar was all in preflop with around 11,000 with the . Duthie held the . When the board ran out , Sklar's hand was best and he doubled up.
With around 15,000 chips already in the middle, Charles Sklar was all in for 8,450 on the flop of against John Duthie. Duthie made the call with the , but Sklar had flopped the goods with the . The turn was the and river the to complete the board and double up Sklar.
Back to even.