Event #36: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Event #36: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
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Obst, Bonomo, Bicknell, and Kaverman All Survive Day 1 of Event #36: $3,000 NLHE Shootout

[user341276] • Nivo 12: 1,200-2,400, 2,400 ante
James Obst
James Obst

The first round of Event #36: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’Em Shootout is over after twelve levels of 40 minutes saw 40 players progress to the next day of action. There were 313 players who bought in at the start of the day, spread out over 40 different tables, and each table winner would make it through to the second round and be in the money for at least $6,099. The winner at the end of the three rounds will walk away with $207,193 out of the $845,100 total prize pool.

Claiming the chip lead (even though most stacks are pretty even due to the shootout format) is Pavel Plesuv with 159,000 in chips. As expected, some of the most well-known players in the poker world flocked to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino today for one of their favorite formats during the 50th Annual World Series of Poker. Previous bracelet winners Byron Kaverman, Taylor Paur, Alexandru Papazian, Justin Bonomo, Andrew Lichtenberger, Kristen Bicknell, James Obst, Eric Froehlich, and Jeremy Wien all made it through.

Ryan Leng
Ryan Leng beats Phil Ivey heads-up to make it through to Day 2

Another previous bracelet winner can be found in Ryan Leng who was the first player of the day to make it through by defeating the poker legend that is Phil Ivey heads-up. Leng rivered a straight against Ivey’s flopped top pair when Leng put Ivey all-in on the river after he had check-called on the flop and turn. Ivey called again and quickly left when he saw he wasn’t going through to the second round. Leng being drawn on the same four-handed table as all-time money list leader Justing Bonomo on Day 2 is just one of several intriguing match-ups.

Elsewhere, Ludovic Riehl’s table was the first to go heads-up yet one of the last to finish.Dario Sammartino hit quads on the river when the chips all went in preflop against Tomas Jozonis. Harry Lodge held with pocket nines against the ace-jack of his opponent to win the table. Jesse Sylvia beat James Romero heads-up with ace-deuce while Romero held king-nine. Romero flopped kings but Sylvia rivered a pair of aces to make it through. Johan Guilbert’s ace-king found a full house on the flop and there were many more success stories throughout the day.

Not everyone was lucky enough to survive Day 1, however, with players like John Monnette, Tom Cannuli, Georgios Sotiropoulos, Erik Seidel, Brian Yoon, Daniel Negreanu, Phill Hellmuth, Preston Lee, John Racener, Paul Volpe, Ben Heath, Anthony Zinno, Ankush Mandavia, and a bunch of other bracelet winners all failing to overcome their table draw.

The 40 remaining players will return at 2 p.m. local time to the Miranda Room and are spread out over ten different tables with four players each. They will all compete to make it through to the final table of ten players on Monday, June 17. When they return, they will start with the first level of the second round which features a small blind of 1,000, big blind of 2,000, and a big blind ante of 2,000. The levels will last 40 minutes again with a 15-minute break after every three levels. Play will continue until each table has a winner and the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the Shootout again so make sure to return.

Oznake: Alexandru PapazianAndrew LichtenbergerAnkush MandaviaAnthony ZinnoBen HeathBrian YoonByron KavermanDaniel NegreanuDario SammartinoEric FroehlichErik SeidelGeorgios SotiropoulosHarry LodgeJames ObstJames RomeroJeremy WienJesse SylviaJohn MonnetteJohn RacenerJustin BonomoKristen BicknellPaul VolpePavel PlesuvPhil IveyPreston LeeRyan LengTaylor PaurTom CannuliTomas Jozonis

Day 2 Seat Draw

[user341276] • Nivo 12: 1,200-2,400, 2,400 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
6001Jeremy WienUnited States159,00080
6002Jesse SmithUnited States147,00074
6003Andrew LichtenbergerUnited States156,00078
6004Andrey PateychukRussia152,00076
6011Pavel PlesuvMoldova159,00080
6012Adrien DelmasFrance157,00079
6013Donald HittUnited States139,00070
6014Mike Del VecchioUnited States154,00077
6021Ludovic RiehlFrance153,00077
6022Arthur ConanFrance156,00078
6023Kristen BicknellCanada155,00078
6024Martin ZamaniUnited States137,00069
6031Harry LodgeUnited Kingdom153,00077
6032Yang ZhangChina156,00078
6033David LambardUnited States155,00078
6034Rainer KempeGermany157,00079
6041Juan PardoSpain154,00077
6042Jan LakotaSlovenia157,00079
6043Byron KavermanUnited States157,00079
6044James ObstUnited States151,00076
6051Weiyi ZhangChina154,00077
6052Benjamin ChalotFrance156,00078
6053Erik LemarquandCanada138,00069
6054Jonas MackoffCanada155,00078
6061Taylor PaurUnited States157,00079
6062Maurice HawkinsUnited States156,00078
6063Eric FroehlichUnited States139,00070
6064Alexandru PapazianRomania157,00079
6071Justin BonomoUnited States157,00079
6072Nicholas RialiUnited States156,00078
6073Ryan LengUnited States139,00070
6074Mateusz RypulakPoland139,00070
6081Ben FarrellUnited Kingdom157,00079
6082Dario SammartinoItaly151,00076
6083Dejan PustoslemsekSlovenia156,00078
6084Bryon LachanceUnited States157,00079
6091Johan GuilbertFrance154,00077
6092Jesse SylviaUnited States152,00076
6093Louis HelmUnited States155,00078
6094Dong ChenChina138,00069

Conan Eliminates Monnette to Make it to Day 2

• Nivo 12: 1,200-2,400, 2,400 ante

Arthur Conan was the last player to make it to Round 2 after eliminating Jon Monette with {q-Spades}{10-Spades} against Monnette's {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} in a post-flop situation.

According to the chatter at the table, the flop was {j-Spades}{8-Hearts}{2-Spades}. The turn blanked but the river brought the {k-Spades} and that was it for Monnette, eliminated from the tournament while Conan bagged for Round 2.

Arthur Conan fr
Arthur Conan
fr 156,000 96,000
John Monnette us
John Monnette
us Izpadel

Oznake: Arthur ConanJohn Monnette

Wien Makes it to Round 2

• Nivo 12: 1,200-2,400, 2,400 ante

According to the chatter at the table, Jeremy Wien raised on the button and Garrett Garvin three-bet shoved for about 60,000. Wien called and the players tabled their hands.

Garrett Garvin: {3-Clubs}{3-Spades}
Jeremy Wien: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}

Wien flopped an ace and Garvin couldn't recover and headed to the rail. Wien will be returning for Day 2 tomorrow.

Jeremy Wien us
Jeremy Wien
us 159,000 99,000
Garrett Gavin US
Garrett Gavin
US Izpadel

Oznake: Garrett GarvinJeremy Wien

Monnette Doubles Through Conan

• Nivo 12: 1,200-2,400, 2,400 ante

Arthur Conan limped from the small blind and John Monnette checked from the big blind.

A flop of {6-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} was dealt and Monnette checked. Conan fired 2,500 and Monnette check-raised all in for 40,700. Conan took a few minutes of reflection then made the call.

John Monnette: {j-Clubs}{6-Spades}
Arthur Conan: {6-Diamonds}{5-Spades}

The {7-Hearts} and {j-Spades} completed the board and Monnette doubled up.

John Monnette us
John Monnette
us 87,000 87,000
Arthur Conan fr
Arthur Conan
fr 60,000 -45,000

Oznake: Arthur ConanJohn Monnette

Lemarquand Makes it Through

[user341276] • Nivo 12: 1,200-2,400, 2,400 ante

Canada's Erik Lemarquand has also made it through which means that there are two tables left who are playing heads-up.

On Table #468, John Monnette and Arthur Conan are battling it out while on Table #473 Jeremy Wien and Garrett Garvin are trying to get through to the second round of the shootout.

Erik Lemarquand ca
Erik Lemarquand
ca 138,000 138,000

Oznake: Arthur ConanErik LemarquandJeremy WienJohn MonnetteRussell Rosenblum

Sylvia Takes Romero Down

[user341276] • Nivo 12: 1,200-2,400, 2,400 ante

James Romero shoved from the button with a pretty even stack to Jesse Sylvia who decided to make the call.

James Romero: {k-Spades}{9-Diamonds}
Jesse Sylvia: {a-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}

The board ran out {4-Spades}{k-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{a-Spades} for Romero to flop a pair of kings but for Sylvia to river the higher pair of aces to finish the heads-up match.

Jesse Sylvia us
Jesse Sylvia
us 152,000 57,000
James Romero us
James Romero
us Izpadel

Oznake: James RomeroJesse Sylvia

Guilbert Tops his Table

• Nivo 12: 1,200-2,400, 2,400 ante

Johan Guilbert moved all in from the small blind and the player in the big blind called, putting at risk his last 28,000.

Opponent: {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Johan Guilbert: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

The runout was {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{7-Spades}{q-Clubs} and Guilbert sent his opponent to the exit with his kings full of aces and made it through to Day 2.

Johan Guilbert fr
Johan Guilbert
fr 154,000 154,000

Oznake: Johan Guilbert