The second round of matches have been completed in Event #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT, which started with 50 players spread out over 10 tables at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. A total of 10 players moved onto Day 3, including 2009 Main Event Champion Joe Cada, who will be looking to hold up his third bracelet at the end of the day.
Cada already has two bracelets, 29 cashes, and over $10 million in earnings during the WSOP in his career. He had to go through a tough table of well-known players that included the likes of Arne Ruge, Bryce Yockey, Alexander Lynskey, and Chad Wassmuth. Ruge and Cada got all in when both players flopped a flush draw that resulted in Cada getting a big chip lead right before the second break of the day.
The 2014 EPT Barcelona €10,000 + 300 High Roller 8Max Champion Ihar Soika came out on top of a tough table that included 14-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth and three-time bracelet winner Eli Elezra. Soika overcame a lot of talk about being "young and too aggressive" by Hellmuth and Elezra. He showed patience and well-timed aggression as he eliminated both from his table, moving onto Day 3 and will now be in the hunt for his first WSOP bracelet.
Harry Lodge was the first to advance on Day 1 and would be the last to advance on Day 2 after a long up and down battle with Arkadiy Tsinis. Lodge spent most of the three-handed play as the short stack and showed a lot of patience as he waited for his spots. He hit an eight on the river to complete a set versus Tsinis during heads-up play, leaving his opponent with just under one big blind. He secured his way to Day 3 on the very next hand and will be looking for his first bracelet.
Other notable players include 2015 Main Event Champion Joe McKeehen, 2005 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout Champion Anthony Reategui, 2014 €5,000 + 300 EPT Main Event runner-up Sam Phillips, and Joshua Turner who is a well know grinder that has 58 career cashes in the WSOP.
Day 3 will be starting at 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, and the blind levels will be 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante. There will be a 15-minute break after every three rounds of play and an added 60-minute dinner break after the ninth level.
The PokerNews team will be covering this and every other event during WSOP this summer.
Final Table Seat Draw
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||FT||1||Jeffrey Trudeau||United States||534,000||89|
|Amazon||FT||2||Sam Phillips||United States||547,000||91|
|Amazon||FT||4||Harry Lodge||United Kingdom||521,000||87|
|Amazon||FT||5||Anthony Reategui||United States||548,000||91|
|Amazon||FT||6||Joe McKeehen||United States||522,000||87|
|Amazon||FT||7||Joshua Turner||United States||534,000||89|
|Amazon||FT||8||Taylor Wilson||United States||547,000||91|
|Amazon||FT||9||Jack Maskill||United Kingdom||546,000||91|
|Amazon||FT||10||Joe Cada||United States||549,000||92|
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Arkadiy Tsinis was all in for his last 8,000 after having paid the ante. Harry Lodge called.
The board ran out — no help for Tsinis — and he was eliminated in the end. After finishing his table first, Lodge now was the last one to make it through to the next day.
Harry Lodge was first to advance to Day 2 and Arkadiy Tsinis was second to last to finish his table yesterday.
Lodge limped in and Tsinis shoved all in with a similar stack. Lodge called.
The board ran out . Even though Tsinis flopped top pair, the river gave Lodge a set of eights. After counting the stacks, Tsinis was left with 9,000.
Jan-Eric Schwippert limped the button and Joshua Turner moved all in. Schwippert had around 138,000 behind and thought for a few moments before making the call. Players turned over their hands and Shippert was at risk.
The flop came and Schippert needed some help, but the on the turn had him drawing dead to the on the river.
Turner has now locked up a seat in the final 10 and will be looking for his first WSOP bracelet.
Eli Elezra shoved all in for 116,000 in total and Ihar Soika called.
The board ran out . Even though Elezra picked up a flush draw on the turn, the four on the river meant that Soika hit a straight in the end to complete the story for his win.
The board read and Taylor Wilson checked to Matt Stout who bet 35,000. Wilson check-raised to 85,000 and Stout quickly moved all in for around 205,000. Wilson snap-called and players turned over their cards.
Stout showed for trips and Wilson turned over for a turned straight. The on the river did not change anything and Wilson secured his seat on Day 3.