Event #4: €3,250 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Event #4: €3,250 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Day 1 completed

Stacked Field Advances To Day 2

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Just 19 more players between Hellmuth and bracelet #13
Just 19 more players between Hellmuth and bracelet #13

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.

Play is scheduled to resume at 2:00 PM CET. You can find all the live updates right here on PokerNews, so please be sure to join us then.

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Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Phil Hellmuth us 71,775
John Duthie gb 63,825
Matt Stout us 63,750
Brian Park us 63,750
Trond Aanensen 63,725
Chance Kornuth us 63,700
Adrien Allain fr 63,675 100
Dan O'Brien us 63,650
Dominik Nitsche de 63,650 100
John Monnette us 63,600
Daniel Negreanu ca 63,600
Valentin Messina fr 63,525
Paul Guichard fr 63,525
Faraz Jaka us 63,525
Oleksii Kovalchuk ua 63,375
Michael Ferrell us 63,325 -50
Giovanni Rosadoni fr 63,300
Mohsin Charania us 63,000
Philippe Boucher ca 62,975
Roman Romanovskyi UA 62,850

One Match To Go As Duthie Takes Out Sklar


On the button, Charles Sklar raised to 8,000. John Duthie reraised all in from the big blind, and Sklar made the call.

Sklar: {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}
Duthie: {Q-Clubs}{J-Clubs}

The flop, turn and river ran out {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} 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.

John Duthie gb 63,825 22,825
Charles Sklar Busted

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Sklar Doubles


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 {A-Spades}{J-Clubs}. Duthie held the {K-Spades}{8-Diamonds}. When the board ran out {7-Hearts}{6-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{9-Clubs}, Sklar's hand was best and he doubled up.

John Duthie gb 41,000 9,000
Charles Sklar 22,000 -9,000

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Sklar Flops a Full House and Doubles

John Duthie
John Duthie

With around 15,000 chips already in the middle, Charles Sklar was all in for 8,450 on the flop of {5-Clubs}{4-Spades}{4-Diamonds} against John Duthie. Duthie made the call with the {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}, but Sklar had flopped the goods with the {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}. The turn was the {K-Spades} and river the {3-Clubs} to complete the board and double up Sklar.

Back to even.

John Duthie gb 32,000 -12,000
Charles Sklar 31,000 12,000

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