2008 Event 11 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

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Event 11 -- No-Limit Hold'em Shootout Day 1

There were 360 players who wanted to take a shot at poker glory by winning a WSOP gold bracelet for their wrist. The event was capped at this number of entrants by the WSOP. Just like the sit and go tourneys on the Internet poker sites, play continues until there is a winner and that is the person who will go on to the next level. Lots of big names were here including Phil Hellmuth Jr., Mike Wattel, Bill Chen, Victor Ramdin, Bill Edler, Clonie Gowan, Dewey Tomko, Ram Vaswani, Humberto Brenes, Mike Matusow, Anna Wroblewski, Vanessa Selbst, Mark Seif and Jerry Yang.

Killer action did take place with all these pros present. Phil Ivey was busted by an opponent who made a King high flush. Daniel Negreanu also had a rough day when his last few chips supported an all-in move with A 6 that met an opponents A 9 with no help from the felt, resulting in Daniel's exit from the table. Bill Chen also left the building when his A 7 was outdone by someone else who had A 10.

The list of survivors include Joe Sebok, Michael Gracz, John Juanda, Issac Haxton, Erik Seidel, Eric Froehlich and Burt Boutin. When the day ended, there were 36 left that will be divided into 6 tables that will move on to tomorrow's bout for a final table seat.

  • No top 9 list due to all 36 players having the same amount of chips.

Event 11 -- No-Limit Hold'em Shootout Day 2

Today is going to be a rough one for these top players. With 6 tables of 6 players, each winner will gain a seat to the final table. We still do not know the payout structure of the tournament, but the top 36 will be in the money. Prize pool reached $1,692,000 with the winner receiving $477,990 and a gold WSOP bracelet.

Some of the eliminated were Tony G., Erik Seidel, Burt Boutin, Gabe Costner, Adam Levy and Eric Froelich. Tim West won the heads up verses John Juanda to advance to the final table. Juanda had been crippled in a a prior hand with West, leaving him with just 20,000 chips. West went all-in dark with his chips of which Juanda called. West had A 10 to Juanda who had A 9, and both saw a flop of 10 10 6 with the turn and river card meaningless, sending Juanda to the sidelines. Sirous Jamshidi advanced after making four of a kind 7's to win the heads up against Elton Beebe. Philip Tom had luck on his side when fortune turned his way to where he ended up beating Richard Kirsch with a pair of Jacks to advance, where Kirsch was beating the chips out of Tom earlier in today's round.

Play will resume at 2:00 p.m. and continue until another champion is born.

  1. Greg Mueller 1,000,000
  2. Thomas Roupe 1,000,000
  3. Philip Tom 1,000,000
  4. Leo Wolpert 1,000,000
  5. Timothy West 1,000,000
  6. Sirous Jamshidi 1,000,000

Event 11 -- No-Limit Hold'em Shootout Final Table

The Final Table play began at 2 pm and ended at 9:40 pm. A total of 176 hands were dealt. On Day Three, the final table was dealt out on the ESPN stage, also known as the �feature table�, so you can count on seeing this event being shown on ESPN later on. Competition is expected to be hot. Blinds began at 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante.

After a crippling previous hand with Greg Muller that left Thomas Roupe with just less than 40,000 in the second hour of play, Thomas went out in 6th place after his all-in move with 10s 7s was overcome by Leo Wolpert who won holding Ah Kh with no help from the table. Wolpert also sent Tim West to the sidelines when his pocket K's met with the pocket 9's of West, leaving West to a 5th place finish. Sirous Jamshidi took his remaining chips and went all-in with pocket J's, only to meet the pocket A's of Phillip Tom, resulting in Jamshidi grabbing a six figure paycheck for 4th place.

With blinds up to 25,000/50,000 and a 5,000 ante, Wolpert went all-in with 425,000 holding K 3 and was called by Mueller who had K 2. Muller received another 2 on the river to send Wolpert to the cashier cage for the 3rd place payout.

Heads up began with Philip Tom having 3,600,000 and Greg Mueller with 2,400,000. Mueller was taking hits to his stack and was in the position of having to make a move or have the blinds grind his stack away. After a flop and turn card of J 9 3 5, both players raised and re-raised until they were all-in. Mueller turns over J 8 and Tom had A J. After seeing a river card of K, Tom knew he had become the champion of this event and went to pick up the gold WSOP bracelet worn by all winners.

  1. Philip Tom $477,990
  2. Greg Mueller $298,638
  3. Leo Wolpert $187,812
  4. Sirous Jamshidi $118,440
  5. Timothy West $63,450
  6. Thomas Roupe $38,070

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