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2017 World Series of Poker

Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT
Dias: 2
Event Info

2017 World Series of Poker

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

Final 12 Set for Shootout Final

Tim West
Tim West

Day 2 of Event #43 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout saw 120 players across 12 tables return to battle it out in the winner-take-all shootout format once again. Each of the players had conquered their tables yesterday to lock up $4,837, but only victory over a fresh set of opponents would see them advance to the final day with a new guaranteed minimum cash of $16,844.

Some of the big names who came in today with high hopes but ended disappointed included Vojtech Ruzicka, Martin Staszko, Tom Middleton, Kevin MacPhee and 888Poker’s latest bracelet winner Chris Moorman.

The first table to reach heads-up was Table 726 where Paul Michaelis from Germany battled against Erle Mankin from the United States. Michaelis had dominated his table and began the last leg with a 5 to 1 chip lead. Mankin though battled back valiantly with great reads and a lot of humor while attempting to get in Michaelis’ head. Some huge lay downs by Mankin, including folding trips on the river against what Michaelis later confirmed was a straight, saw Mankin hang in there but ultimately Michaleis emerged victorious.

The first player to actually make it through to the final day was Panchara Wongwichit from Australia who had a big chip lead and a bigger kicker to eliminate Kyle Cartwright when they both hit a top pair king on the flop. A short day for Wongwichit will allow him to return fully rested on Saturday.

Matthew Haugen led his table for much of the early levels but it was Ben Maya who would be the last man standing on Table 723 when he finally defeated Chris Bell heads up at the end of Level 12.

At the start of the next level, Russell Thomas, who had played a tactically astute and aggressive late game, was defeated by Ross Ward when the pocket kings of Thomas fell to Ward’s suited ace-six that turned a straight.

The final three players to advance were Steve Foutty, who beat Josh Kay; Jonathan Little, who beat Alan Spotts; and Matas Dilpsas, who finally got the better of James Gilbert.

The remaining 12 players return Saturday at noon to battle down to a winner. Play begins with two tables of six and progresses like a normal tournament, going to an unofficial final table of 10 and then playing down to a winner.

The PokerNews Live reporting team will bring you all the action on the road to crowning a new shootout champion who will win a gold WSOP bracelet and $257,764.

Day 3 Seat Draw

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count 
Brasilia11Panchara WongwichitAustralia637,000 
Brasilia12Thomas BoivinBelgium621,000 
Brasilia13Joe CookUnited States627,000 
Brasilia14Tim WestUnited States641,000 
Brasilia15Alex RochaUnited States622,000 
Brasilia16Matas DilpsasLithuania617,000 
Brasilia21Robert KuhnUnited States636,000 
Brasilia22Paul MichaelisGermany621,000 
Brasilia23Ben MayaUnited States622,000 
Brasilia24Ross WardUnited States619,000 
Brasilia25Steve FouttyUnited States627,000 
Brasilia26Jonathan LittleUnited States628,000 

Tags: Alan SpottsAlex RochaBen MayaErle MankinJonathan LittleMatas DilpsasMatthew HaugenPanchara WongwichitPaul MichaelisRobert KuhnRussell ThomasTom MiddletonVojtech Ruzicka

Jonathan Little Advances to Day 3

Jonathan Little
Jonathan Little

According to the dealer, the players got it all-in on the flop. The flop was {10-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}.

Jonathan Little: {A-Hearts}{A-Spades}
Alan Spotts: {4-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}

Spotts needed a four or a diamond to stay alive as Little had him covered. The turn was the {8-Spades} and the {7-Clubs} on the river completed the board. No help for Spotts and Little advances through to tomorrow.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Jonathan Little us
Jonathan Little
628,000 278,000
Alan Spotts us
Alan Spotts

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Steve Foutty Advances to Day 3

Steve Foutty
Steve Foutty

We got to the table to see Josh Kay grabbing his bag even though the board wasn't even fully turned yet. Kay was in danger as Steve Foutty had him covered.

Steve Foutty: {K-Hearts}{J-Spades}
Josh Kay: {J-Clubs}{7-Clubs}

The board ran out {6-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{6-Hearts} to give Foutty the higher two pair and he advances through to tomorrow.

Two tables are left playing heads-up now.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Steve Foutty us
Steve Foutty
627,000 364,000
Josh Kay us
Josh Kay

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Carlos Mortensen Doubles Up Russell Thomas

Russell Thomas
Russell Thomas

We got to the table to see around 140,000 in the pot already. The flop was {9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{K-Spades}, Russell Thomas opened to 50,000 from the button, and Carlos Mortensen shoved all in from the small blind. Thomas snap-called.

Thomas: {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}
Mortensen: {K-Hearts}{J-Hearts}

They both had kings but Thomas had the ace-kicker. The turn gave them the {K-Diamonds} and the river completed the board with the {7-Spades}.

Table 728 is playing three-handed at the moment.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Russell Thomas us
Russell Thomas
410,000 253,000
Carlos Mortensen es
Carlos Mortensen
100,000 -120,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer

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Robert Kuhn is the Second Player Through

Robert Kuhn
Robert Kuhn

We got to the table to see Chris Brand's chips being pushed to Robert Kuhn and Brand walking away. We could also see their hands and the board:

Brand: {A-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Kuhn: {6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}

We got told by Kuhn that it was an all-in on the {7-Clubs}{8-Spades}{9-Hearts} flop. The turn was the {J-Diamonds} and the {k-Hearts} completed the board on the river.

Kuhn has bagged 636,000 to take with him to tomorrow.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Robert Kuhn us
Robert Kuhn
636,000 126,000
Chris Brand us
Chris Brand

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Action From Table 726, Heads-Up

Paul Michaelis
Paul Michaelis

The two remaining players, Erle Mankin and Paul Michaelis are acting fast while also chatting. Here are some of the hands we've just followed:

Hand #1: The flop was {8-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{5-Spades}, Mankin check-called the 7,000 bet of Michaelis. The turn was the {10-Diamonds} and Mankin check-called the 17,000 bet of Michaelis. The {8-Diamonds} on the river completed the board and they both checked. Mankin showed {Q-Diamonds}{10-Spades} for two pairs with the queen kicker. Michaelis showed {10-Hearts} for the same two pairs but mucked the rest as it was a lower kicker.

Hand #2: Mankin raised to 8,000 and Michaelis called. The flop gave them {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} and Michaelis check-called the 7,000 bet of Mankin. The turn was the {8-Clubs}, Michaelis opened to 10,000, and Mankin called. The {4-Diamonds} on the river completed the board, Michaelis bet 36,000, and Mankin folded.

Hand #3: Michaelis raised to 6,500 and Mankin called. The flop was the {4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and Mankin check-called the 6,000 bet of Michaelis. The {4-Diamonds} came on the turn and Mankin check-called the 12,000 bet of Michaelis. The {Q-Clubs} on the river meant Mankin check-called the 25,000 bet of Michaelis. Michaelis showed {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} for two pairs, sixes and fours. Mankin mucked.

Hand #4: Mankin raised to 6,000 and Michaelis called. The flop came {6-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{K-Spades}, Michaelis checked, Mankin opened to 6,000, Michaelis raised to 16,000, and Mankin went all in. Michaelis stood up, asked for a count, had a think, and then decided to call. Mankin still had 136,500 behind.

Mankin: {K-Clubs}{4-Hearts}
Michaelis: {K-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}

The turn was the {Q-Spades} and the river was the {J-Spades} so Mankin doubled up.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Paul Michaelis de
Paul Michaelis
350,000 -180,000
Erle Mankin us
Erle Mankin
285,000 260,600

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Tom Middleton Eliminated

Tom Middleton
Tom Middleton

Carlos Mortensen opened the action and Tom Middleton three-bet and then called an all-in from Mortensen to put his tournament life at risk.

Mortensen: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
Middleton: {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

The board ran out {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{5-Hearts}.

“Those suited ace-kings are really working out for you,” another player said. The Englishman was sent to the rail and Table 728 became five-handed.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Carlos Mortensen es
Carlos Mortensen
178,000 38,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Tom Middleton gb
Tom Middleton

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