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Event #27: $1,500 Shootout No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $1,335,000
Players 1,000

Level Info

Level 34
Blinds 125,000 / 250,000
Ante 250,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Entries 10

Highlights

Highlights

Event #27: $1,500 Shootout No-Limit Hold'em
Day 3 completed

Michael Simhai Hits the Mark for First Gold Bracelet in Event #27: Shootout NLH ($240,480)

• Level 34: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Michael Simhai
Michael Simhai

At the end of three days of play, Michael Simhai was the last man standing in the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #27: Shootout No-Limit Hold'em. The event hit the 1,000-player cap and Simhai won his table three consecutive days to take home a $240,480 first-place prize.

Simhai, who lives in Beverly Hills, California, took home his maiden gold bracelet for his impressive performance. His previous best live cash was $99,271 according to The Hendon Mob.

Throughout the tournament, Simhai played fast, made quick decisions, and put his opponents in tough spots. Playing a shootout format, Simhai had to beat the nine opponents with whom he shared the table to survive and advance each day. His fast decision-making and aggressive betting kept his opponents on their toes.

Event #27: $1,500 Shoutout NLH Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Michael SimhaiUnited States$240,480
2David DowdyUnited States$148,618
3Anant PatelUnited States$111,226
4Ravi RaghavanUnited States$84,047
5Timothy McDermottUnited States$64,129
6Roongsak GriffithUnited States$49,414
7Austin PeckUnited States$38,455
8David YonnottiUnited States$30,227
9Kevin SongUnited States$24,001
10Derek SudellUnited States$19,253

Key Moments

On Day 2, Simhai found himself locked in a long heads-up battle with Ryan Ramsdell. The two players battled back and forth over small pots until a massive cooler would settle the match. Ramsdell had pocket kings against Simhai's ace-queen. All in preflop, Simhai found an ace on the river to propel him to the final table.

It was there during three-handed play that Simhai called a raise from Anant Patel. Patel flopped top pair on the jack-high board, but Simhai flopped two pair that held up for a massive pot.

David "The Assassin" Dowdy found himself heads up with Simhai at the end of the day. Dowdy started the final table hot, eliminating Derek Sudell when he ran ace-king into Dowdy's aces. Dowdy amassed a large stack early that carried him down to three-handed play neck-and-neck with Simhai. He stumbled when he doubled up Patel and went into heads-up play as a 4:1 underdog.

"He's the nicest guy, one of the nicest guys I've ever played against in a poker room," Simhai said about Dowdy. "I kind of feel bad."

Much like the gracious winner, the final table was full of goodwill among the players. Simhai would often show his hands and other players were returning the favor.

Congratulations to Michael Simhai, the newest champion and bracelet winner at the World Series of Poker at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas. Click here to see what other tournaments are currently taking place at the 2022 WSOP!

Michael Simhai
Michael Simhai

Tags: Michael Simhai

David Dowdy Eliminated in 2nd Place ($148,618)

mattohalloran • Level 34: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
David Dowdy
David Dowdy

"Good luck," David Dowdy wished Michael Simhai as the pair began heads-up play.

"You too. I'm glad it's you and nobody else at this table" Simhai told him, "seriously."

Just a few hands later, Dowdy moved all in. Simhai knew he had a difficult decision to make. He initially had a big grin on his face, before letting out an exasperated "oh god." He leaned back in his seat, stretching his arms. He knocked over his drink on the table beside him, picked it up, and took a sip. "I gotta get rid of you but I don't want to double you up."

After a brief moment, Simhai made the call.

David Dowdy: {7-Hearts}{7-Spades}
Michael Simhai: {a-Hearts}{5-Clubs}

Simhai was behind, but had an overcard. The flop came {q-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}, providing no help to Simhai. The {4-Hearts} turn changed nothing as well. Then, the {q-Spades} arrived on the river, pairing the board for a second time, counterfeiting Dowdy's pocket sevens. Simhai's ace kicker played, giving him the pot, and sending Dowdy to the rail in second place, where he'll take home a cash of $148,618.

The two shook hands and embraced following the conclusion of the tournament.

Michael Simhai us
Michael Simhai
us 25,000,000 23,005,000
David Dowdy us
David Dowdy
us Busted

Tags: David DowdyMichael Simhai

Anant Patel Eliminated in 3rd Place ($111,226)

• Level 34: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Anant Patel
Anant Patel

Anant Patel raised to 500,000 from the button and only Michael Simhai called from the big blind.

The flop brought {7-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}. Simhai checked and Patel continued for 300,000. Simhai immediately slid a stack of chip worth 2,000,000 into the pot.

Patel thought for about 30 seconds and moved all in for about 6,500,000 total. Simhai called quickly.

"You got me?" asked Patel, as he flipped over his hand.

"I got you right now," said Simhai, tabling his own.

Michael Simhai: {j-Spades}{3-Spades}
Anant Patel {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

The board ran out a clean {5-Clubs} turn and {2-Diamonds} river to eliminated Patel and bring the match to heads-up play.

David Dowdy us
David Dowdy
us 5,050,000 -1,250,000
Michael Simhai us
Michael Simhai
us 1,995,000 -8,780,000
Anant Patel us
Anant Patel
us Busted

Tags: Anant PatelMichael Simhai

Patel and Simhai Trading Pots

mattohalloran • Level 34: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante

After limping preflop, the {3-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{9-Clubs} flop was checked through before the {10-Clubs} turn. Michael Simhai fired for 650,000. Anant Patel made the call. After the {8-Clubs} river was checked as well, Simhai announced "Seven high," before Patel turned over {6-Spades}{10-Diamonds}, good for two pair with the paired board, and Patel scooped the pot.

A hand or two later, Patel opened to 500,000 from the button. Simhai made the call after David Dowdy got out of the way.

On the {8-Spades}{9-Clubs}{q-Hearts} flop, Patel fired for another 450,000. Simhai made another call.

After checking through the {6-Clubs} turn, Patel sized up and fired one final barrel at the {8-Hearts} river. This time, Simhai made the laydown, giving the pot to Patel.

The very next saw Simhai lead out for 600,000, getting a call from Patel as Dowdy got out of the way. The {k-Spades}{10-Spades}{9-Hearts} flop was checked through before Patel fired for 500,000 on the {7-Clubs} turn. Simhai made the call.

The {4-Clubs} river was checked through, after which Simhai turned over {k-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}, giving him top pair, and Patel tossed his hand into the muck.

Michael Simhai us
Michael Simhai
us 10,775,000 -100,000
Anant Patel us
Anant Patel
us 6,800,000 -800,000
David Dowdy us
David Dowdy
us 6,300,000 2,300,000

Tags: David DowdyAnant PatelMichael Simhai

Level:
34
Blinds:
125,000/250,000
Ante:
250,000

Patel Doubles Through Dowdy

• Level 33: 100,000-200,000, 200,000 ante
Anant Patel
Anant Patel

Anant Patel moved all in from the button for 3,500,000. David Dowdy decided to make the call from the small blind. Patel at risk, cards were turned over.

Anant Patel: {2-Hearts}{a-Spades}
David Dowdy: {k-Hearts}{j-Spades}

Patel found a flop of dreams when the {2-Spades}{2-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} hit the board. The {5-Spades} turn and {10-Clubs} river ended the hand and Patel locked up the full double.

Anant Patel us
Anant Patel
us 7,600,000 4,200,000
David Dowdy us
David Dowdy
us 4,000,000 -6,200,000

Tags: Anant PatelDavid Dowdy

Simhai and Dowdy Continue to Banter

mattohalloran • Level 33: 100,000-200,000, 200,000 ante

Michael Simhai led out for 800,000 from the button. Anant Patel got out of the way before David Dowdy put in the call.

The {9-Spades}{3-Spades}{a-Clubs} flop got checked through before Dowdy fired for 800,000 on the {a-Spades} turn. Simhai made the call. The {6-Diamonds} river was checked through. Simhai showed {k-Spades}{q-Diamonds} as Dowdy turned over {6-Hearts}{8-Hearts}, good for a pair and the pot.

"You are sick," Simhai kept repeating, as Dowdy bet the turn with eight high, looking for a fold, only to get there on the river.

"Didn't expect to see that, did you?" Dowdy replied, as he added to his chip stack, pulling nearly even with Simhai for the chip lead.

Michael Simhai us
Michael Simhai
us 10,875,000 -125,000
David Dowdy us
David Dowdy
us 10,200,000 3,150,000
Anant Patel us
Anant Patel
us 3,400,000 -3,300,000

Tags: Anant PatelDavid DowdyMichael Simhai

Ravi Raghavan Eliminated in 4th Place ($84,047)

• Level 33: 100,000-200,000, 200,000 ante
Ravi Raghavan
Ravi Raghavan

Michael Simhai opened to 1,200,000 from the cutoff. Action folded to Ravi Raghavan who moved all in for about 2,100,000. Simhai made the call and cards were on their backs.

Ravi Raghavan: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Michael Simhai: {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}

At risk, Raghavan saw the board run out {j-Clubs}{k-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{3-Spades}, and he couldn't improve. Simhai added to his stack and Raghavan was eliminated.

Michael Simhai us
Michael Simhai
us 11,000,000 2,400,000
Ravi Raghavan us
Ravi Raghavan
us Busted

Tags: Michael SimhaiRavi Raghavan

Level:
33
Blinds:
100,000/200,000
Ante:
200,000