Live Events 1
Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $1,237,950
Players 917

Level Info

Level 46
Blinds 200,000 / 400,000
Ante 400,000

Highlights

Highlights

Scarpa Folds to Maher

SandraBarbour • Level 32: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

Marko Maher opened to 28,000 from early position. Adrian Scarpa, in middle position, three-bet to 88,000, and Cary Katz, on the cutoff called. Action folded back to Maher who added the remainder to call as well.

The flop came {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}, and Maher checked it to Scarpa who fired 90,000. Catz folded, and Maher check-raised to 275,000. Scarpa stuck around with a call.

The {j-Diamonds} filled up the river and Maher threw in a bet of 325,000. Scarpa thought for a long while, but opted to give up his hand.

Marko Maher si
Marko Maher
si 2,600,000 420,000
Adrian Scarpa us
Adrian Scarpa
us 650,000 -600,000

Tags: Adrian ScarpaCary KatzMarko Maher

Level:
32
Blinds:
6,000/12,000
Ante:
12,000

James Doubles With Set Over Set

KaleGozer • Level 31: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Kenna James
Kenna James

Anatolii Zyrin raised to 25,000 and Adrian Scarpa called. Kenna James made it 70,000 on the button, Zyrin called, and Scarpa called as well. On the {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} flop, Zyrin and Scarpa checked to James who bet 80,000. The Russian folded, Scarpa called.

On the {8-Hearts} turn, Scarpa checked, James bet 275,000 and Scarpa check-raised to 700,000. James chuckled, took around twenty seconds, then stacked all his chips and slid them forward for a total shove of 1,003,000. Scarpa quickly flicked in a calling chip.

Kenna James: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}
Adrian Scarpa: {3-Spades}{3-Clubs}

There was only one out in the deck left for Scarpa to knock James out but the {j-Diamonds} wasn't the case trey. Just like that, James got his earlier lost chips back.

"What happened?" James' rail inquired.

"I got lucky with set over set," he explained.

"Wooo!" the rail cheered.

Kenna James us
Kenna James
us 2,570,000 1,520,000
Adrian Scarpa us
Adrian Scarpa
us 1,250,000 -1,036,000

Tags: Adrian ScarpaAnatolii ZyrinKenna James

Ruivo Takes From James

SandraBarbour • Level 31: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Manuel Ruivo
Manuel Ruivo

Kenna James opened to 23,000 from early position. Manuel Ruivo, in middle position, three-bet to 75,000. Action folded back to James who four-bet to 223,000. Ruivo stuck around with a call.

A flop reading {j-Spades}{6-Hearts}{2-Clubs} was dealt. James threw in a bet of 300,000 and Ruivo called.

The turn came the {2-Hearts}, and James continued with another bet of 500,000 that Ruivo called once more.

The {a-Hearts} filled up the board and this time, James opted to check. Ruivo fired 500,000. James went deep into the tank for a few minutes, but eventually let it go.

Manuel Ruivo pt
Manuel Ruivo
pt 3,320,000 1,075,000
Kenna James us
Kenna James
us 1,050,000 -1,050,000

Tags: Kenna JamesManuel Ruivo

One for Katz

KaleGozer • Level 31: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

Marko Maher raised to 25,000 from middle position and got calls from Kenna James and Cary Katz in the blinds. James led out 30,000 on a {q-Spades}{9-Clubs}{7-Clubs} flop and both Katz and Maher called.

On the {4-Clubs} turn, James checked, Katz bet 104,000, Maher folded, and James folded as well.

Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 2,400,000 134,000
Marko Maher si
Marko Maher
si 2,180,000 -60,000
Kenna James us
Kenna James
us 2,100,000 -103,000

Tags: Cary KatzKenna JamesMarko Maher

Zyrin Takes it on the Turn

SandraBarbour • Level 31: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

Cary Katz opened to 22,000 from early position and Tommy Nguyen, in mid-position, called. Anatolii Zyrin, on the cutoff, three-bet to 85,000. Katz folded and Nguyen added the remainder to call.

The dealer spread a flop of {a-Spades}{9-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and Nguyen check-called a bet of 65,000 from Zyrin.

The turn brought the {6-Spades} and Nguyen checked once more. Zyrin fired another bet of 155,000, that was enough for him to claim the pot.

Anatolii Zyrin ru
Anatolii Zyrin
ru 2,400,000 94,000
Tommy Nguyen ca
Tommy Nguyen
ca 2,130,000 -83,000

Tags: Anatolii ZyrinCary KatzTommy Nguyen

Level:
31
Blinds:
5,000/10,000
Ante:
10,000

The Final Table is Set for Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

KaleGozer
Two years, two bracelets for Tommy Nguyen?
Two years, two bracelets for Tommy Nguyen?

It looks so deceptively simple. Win your table and you advance to the next round. Win it again? You've made it to a World Series of Poker final table. Win that one? Congratulations, you're a WSOP gold bracelet winner! Three wins in a row, that's all it takes to win Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout, and ten players have accomplished the first two goals. They each have at least $15,331 locked up for making it this far, but their sights are set on the first place prize of $238,824 that awaits the winner at the end of the night.

The beauty of the Shootout format is in its equality, as every single one of the ten final table players starts with more or less the same amount in chips. It's a level playing field — no chip leaders, no short stacks — and after what's likely to be a very long day, one of them will be able to call himself a WSOP champion.

As winning to advance twice was requisite to make it to the final table, it comes to no surprise that a table chock-full of talent will be duking it out on the Amazon Secondary feature table throughout the day. 2018 Monster Stack winner Tommy Nguyen, Cary Katz, Anatolii Zyrin, Manuel Ruivo, Kenna James, and Brett Apter are some of the familiar faces to take a seat. For Katz, the man behind PokerGO, a win here would be the perfect addition to s mouth-watering poker resumé consisting of nearly $20 million in lifetime winnings.

For Marko Maher and Shintaro Baba, however, this is their first taste of WSOP-success and they're looking to make a big splash right away. Rounding out the top ten are Adrian Scarpa and Michael O'Grady, who also conquered their two first tables to advance to the final ten.

Final Table Lineup

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Brett ApterUnited States2,258,000226 bb
2Anatolii ZyrinRussia2,306,000231 bb
3Marko MaherSlovenia2,240,000224 bb
4Shintaro BabaJapan2,237,000224 bb
5Adrian ScarpaUnited States2,286,000229 bb
6Michael O'GradyUnited States2,298,000230 bb
7Kenna JamesUnited States2,203,000220 bb
8Cary KatzUnited States2,266,000227 bb
9Manuel RuivoPortugal2,245,000225 bb
10Tommy NguyenCanada2,213,000221 bb

The blinds will kick off with 5,000/10,000 and a 10,000 big blind ante, giving players plenty of room to play as the day progresses. Levels will be 40 minutes throughout the final table and play will continue until the winner has been crowned. Follow along with PokerNews in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino throughout the day as a new champion is crowned at the 2019 World Series of Poker.

Cary Katz
PokerGO's Cary Katz is looking for his first bracelet

Tags: Adrian ScarpaAnatolii ZyrinBrett ApterCary KatzKenna JamesManuel RuivoMarko MaherMichael O'GradyShintaro BabaTommy Nguyen

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