Steve Foutty limped in from the under-the-gun position and Jonathan Little raised to 34,000 from the cutoff. Action folded back to Foutty. Foutty asked Little how much he still had. Little replied he had about 430,000 left. Foutty three-bet to 137,000. Little called.
The flop came , Foutty shoved all in, and Little called.
The turn brought them the and the on the river completed the board to give Little the higher flush.
An open to 15,000 from Joe Cook and a call on the button from Tim West saw Phachara Wongwichit three-bet from the small blind to 81,000. Cook let it go and then West had a bit of a think before he too folded.
“Big double-up hand,” West said. “Two eights, probably just had to fade.”
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:
Keep following the live updates from start to finish here on PokerNews to find out who will take that bracelet home with them.