Event #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT

Welcome to Day 1 of Event #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT

2016 $3,000 Shootout Champion Phillip McAllister

Sit & go players rejoice as today is the start of Event #3: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em SHOOTOUT.

For those of you unfamiliar with the shootout format, all you have to do is win your table to advance to the next round.

Last summer, Phillip McAllister bested a field of 400 players in this event to take home $267,720 and capture his first World Series of Poker bracelet. McAllister was able to outlast Christopher Kruk, Maria Ho, Ryhs Jones, Faraz Jaka and Stephen Chidwick at the final table.

The plan for today is to play until each table has a winner who'll be in the money and advance to Day 2.

Cards will be in the air at 11 a.m. with late registration opened through the first three 40-minute levels.

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Stay tuned for coverage throughout the day and the entire series from PokerNews.

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