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2017 World Series of Poker

Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT
Dias: 3
Event Info

2017 World Series of Poker

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Prize Pool
Informações sobre o nível
40,000 / 80,000

Welcome back to Day 3 of Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT

Alex Rocha
Alex Rocha

Day 3 of Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT at the World Series of Poker starts today at noon local time. Twelve out of 1,025 players that started on Tuesday will return to play.

Tim West is leading the field but the stacks are all pretty close to each other due to the shootout format. West already has two WSOP Circuit rings but will be looking to add his first bracelet to his achievements. Matas Dilpsas is the player with the shortest stack with a difference of only four big blinds less. This will be his highest WSOP cash up till now and he’ll be looking to bag the win in the end.

Other notable players remaining are multiple WSOP Circuit ring winners like Steve Foutty, Alex Rocha, Robert Kuhn, and bracelet winner Paul Michaelis. They are all guaranteed a minimum cash of $16,844, but they will be aiming for that WSOP gold bracelet, $257,764 for first, and bragging rights.

The blinds will begin at 3,000/6,000 with an ante of 1,000 and they will continue playing until a winner has been crowned. The levels will be 40 minutes long with a 15-minute break every three levels and an hour-long dinner break around 6:30 p.m.

This is what the final 12 players are playing for:

FinishPrize (USD)

Keep following the live updates from start to finish here on PokerNews to find out who will take that bracelet home with them.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Brasilia11Matas DilpsasLithuania617,000103
Brasilia12Thomas BoivinBelgium621,000104
Brasilia13Joe CookUnited States627,000105
Brasilia14Alex RochaUnited States622,000104
Brasilia15Tim WestUnited States641,000107
Brasilia16Pharhara WongwichitAustralia637,000106
Brasilia21Paul MichaelisGermany621,000104
Brasilia22Ben MayaUnited States622,000104
Brasilia23Steve FouttyUnited States627,000105
Brasilia24Robert KuhnUnited States636,000106
Brasilia25Jonathan LittleUnited States628,000105
Brasilia26Ross WardUnited States619,000103

Tags: Alex RochaMatas DilpsasPaul MichaelisRobert KuhnSteve FouttyTim West

Ross Ward Eliminated in 12th Place ($16,844)

Nível 2 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante
Ross Ward
Ross Ward

Steve Foutty raised to 17,000 from the cutoff and was called by Ross Ward in the big blind.

The flop came {8-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}, Ward checked, and Foutty opened to 15,000. Ward raised to 40,000 and Foutty called.

The turn was the {K-Diamonds}, Ward bet 80,000, Foutty shoved all in, and Ward snap-called.

Foutty: {A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Ward: {10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}

Foutty had the nut flush so Ward was drawing dead. The {5-Diamonds} on the river didn't matter any more and Ward was eliminated in 12th place.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Steve Foutty us
Steve Foutty
970,000 445,000
Ross Ward us
Ross Ward

Tags: Ross WardSteve Foutty

Jonathan Little Eliminated in 9th Place ($21,360)

Nível 5 : 8,000/16,000, 2,000 ante
Jonathan Little
Jonathan Little

Hand #1: Jonathan Little shoved all in from the under-the-gun position. Action folded to Tim West in the big blind who called.

West: {A-Spades}{8-Hearts}
Little: {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}

The board ran out {7-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} to give West aces and eliminate Little in ninth place.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Tim West us
Tim West
780,000 159,000
Jonathan Little us
Jonathan Little

Tags: Jonathan LittleTim West

Paul Michaelis Eliminated in 8th Place ($27,431)

Nível 6 : 10,000/20,000, 3,000 ante
Paul Michaelis - 8th Place
Paul Michaelis - 8th Place

Hand #17: Action folded to Paul Michaelis in the small blind who limped. Tim West in the big blind raised to 120,000 and quick as a flash Michaelis shoved and West called.

Michaelis: {a-Diamonds}{7-Spades}
West: {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}

The board ran out [5dtst6c9sqh] and West won a huge pot to bust the talented German Michaelis in eighth spot.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Tim West us
Tim West
1,500,000 720,000
Paul Michaelis de
Paul Michaelis

Tags: Paul MichaelisTim West

Steve Foutty Eliminated in 6th Place ($46,969); Joe Cook Eliminated in 7th Place ($35,673)

Nível 6 : 10,000/20,000, 3,000 ante
Joe Cook - 7th Place
Joe Cook - 7th Place

Hand #26: Thomas Boivin opened and got no action taking antes and blinds and showing {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}.

Hand #27: Boivin opened under the gun and Steve Foutty moved all in and then Joe Cook moved all in and Boivin called.

Foutty: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}
Cook: {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
Boivin: {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

The board ran out {9-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{5-Diamonds}.

Boivin scored a double knockout to win a huge pot.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Thomas Boivin be
Thomas Boivin
2,245,000 1,475,000
Joe Cook us
Joe Cook
Steve Foutty us
Steve Foutty

Tags: Joe CookThomas BoivinSteve Foutty

Alex Rocha Eliminated in 5th Place ($62,602)

Nível 8 : 15,000/30,000, 4,000 ante
Alex Rocha
Alex Rocha

Hand #42:

Alex Rocha raised to 50,000 from the cutoff, and Tim West three-bet to 180,000 from the button. Ben Maya called from the small blind, and Rocha shoved all in for 932,000 in total. West folded, and Maya asked for the initial raise of 180,00 to be pulled in the pot so he could see how much more he had to put in. The dealer did just that. Maya counted out the chips and some other stacks, and in the end, he called.

Ben Maya: {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}
Alex Rocha: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

The board ran out {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{9-Spades}{A-Spades}. Maya rivered an ace to give him top pair and knock Rocha out of the tournament.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Ben Maya il
Ben Maya
3,600,000 1,800,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Alex Rocha us
Alex Rocha

Tags: Alex RochaBen MayaTim West

Phachara Wongwichit Eliminated in 4th Place ($84,453)

Nível 8 : 15,000/30,000, 4,000 ante
Phachara Wongwichit - 4th Place
Phachara Wongwichit - 4th Place

Hand #50:

Ben Maya opened for 60,000 from the button, Thomas Boivin called from the small blind, and Phachara Wongwichit from the big blind.

The flop of {j-Clubs}{5-Spades}{a-Diamonds} was checked around, and the {2-Diamonds} hit the turn. Boivin bet 145,000, and Wongwichit moved all in. Maya folded, and Boivin called.

Phachara Wongwichit: {a-Spades}{5-Diamonds}
Thomas Boivin: {2-Clubs}{2-Hearts}

The river was the {k-Spades}, and Wongwichit was out.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Ben Maya il
Ben Maya
2,500,000 -1,100,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Phachara Wongwichit th
Phachara Wongwichit

Tags: Ben MayaPanchara WongwichitThomas Boivin

Tim West Eliminated in 3rd Place ($115,297)

Nível 11 : 30,000/60,000, 10,000 ante
Tim West
Tim West

Hand #128: Ben Maya raised to 125,000 from the button, and Tim West shoved all in from the big blind for 1,235,000 in total.

"I'm so tired," Maya said. He took some time to think. He looked at the dealer and the floor and asked for twenty seconds more. "I need to sleep," he muttered. In the end, he called.

Ben Maya: {Q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Tim West: {K-Clubs}{8-Spades}

The board ran out {9-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{9-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}. Maya turned a ten to make tens and nines and knock West out of the tournament.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Tim West us
Tim West

Tags: Ben MayaTim West

Ben Maya, Israeli Realtor, Shocks the Tournament and Himself to Claim Shootout Bracelet

Nível 12 : 40,000/80,000, 10,000 ante
Ben Maya - Shootout Winner
Ben Maya - Shootout Winner

From a total of 1,025 entries, Ben Maya emerged triumphant in Event #43, claiming a World Series of Poker gold bracelet and the first-place prize of $257,764.

Maya, who is a complete unknown in professional poker circles, overcame two tough 10-handed tables over the first two days on his way to this stunning result. On Day 2 at his table, he outlasted such luminaries as November Niner Vojtech Ruzicka and 888Poker Ambassador (and the biggest online tournament winner in history) Chris Moorman.

Maya’s game was aggressive, unpredictable, and ultimately highly effective. He grew in confidence as the tournament progressed, and that belief and a dose of good fortune here and there ultimately saw him victorious.

Speaking to PokerNews immediately after his win, a dazed-looking Maya said, “I’m shocked. All the people I play with will be shocked. I have my own business. I’m a realtor. There is no one following me at home. No one knows.”

He continued: "There is no poker in Israel, so I won’t tell anyone. Maybe my family. I’m here on business, and I fly home tomorrow. I played the $10k six-max and only lasted a few hours, and then I only played this because it is a three-day event and it ends today.”

Maya was planning to fly out tomorrow but now says he will turn up in person for the bracelet ceremony on Monday to bask in the applause of the poker community — but most of all, to hear the Israeli National Anthem being played to celebrate his victory.

Final Table Payouts:

1Ben MayaIsrael$257,764
2Thomas BoivinBelgium$159,273
3Tim WestUnited States$115,297
4Phachara WongwichitUnited States$84,453
5Alex RochaUnited States$62,602
6Steve FouttyUnited States$46,969
7Joe CookUnited States$35,673
8Paul MichaelisGermany$27,431
9Jonathan LittleUnited States$21,360
10Matas DilpsasLithuania$16,844

Tags: Ben MayaVojtech Ruzicka