Welcome to the final day of Event #48: $1,500 Shootout.
On Day 1 there was a total of 800 entrants dispersed over 80 ten-handed tables for Round 1. There were many recognizable players in the field to kick things off such as Tony Dunst, Jeff Gross, Adrian Mateos, Kelly Minkin, James Woods, Cary Katz, and many more.
The total prize pool is $1,068,000 making the first-place prize $204,063 paired with the coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet.
Only 80 players defeated their respective tables to advance to Day 2. A handful of WSOP champions advanced to Round 2 including Jared Jaffee, Taylor Paur, Brian Yoon, Joseph Cheong, and Ron McMillen. There were ten eight-handed tables to start the day, but only ten players would advance the final round.
The players advancing to the final round are two-time WSOP bracelet winner Ari Engel (1,965,000), Orson Young (1,975,000), AP Garza (1,975,000), David Tran (1,970,000), Jonathan Betancur (1,970,000), Sohale Kalili (1,970,000), Gershon Distenfeld (1,970,0000), Craig Trost (1,965,000),Thomas Boivin (1,965,000), and Johan Schumacher (1,980,000) making this his second final table of the 2021 WSOP.
All remaining players have had relatively successful tournament poker careers with the exception of Jonathan Betancur with this being his first WSOP event ever.
Day 3 will resume today October 27 at 12 p.m. local time. Each player will begin the day with roughly the same starting stack having just over 60 big blinds. Play will pick up at 15,000/30,000 blinds with a 30,000 big blind ante. The levels will last 40-minutes with a 15-minute break every three levels. They will play down to a winner.
Final Table Seat Draw and Chip Counts
|1||Sohale Khalili||United States||1,970,000|
|3||Ap Garza||United States||1,975,000|
|4||Orson Young||United States||1,975,000|
|5||Craig Trost||United States||1,965,000|
|6||Hiep Tran||United States||1,970,000|
|7||Ari Engel||United States||1,965,000|
|8||Gershon Distenfeld||United States||1,970,000|
|10||Jonathan Betancur||United States||1,970,000|
Today's final table will undoubtedly be an epic battle so stay tuned for more coverage of this event and the entire 2021 World Series of Poker from the PokerNews live reporting team.