The penultimate day of Event #24: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout has wrapped up here at the 2011 World Series of Poker and the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino!
The 387-player field was whittled down to just forty yesterday, and on return to the felt today, those forty players were split amongst ten tables of four-handed play. A win on your table not only meant a guaranteed payday of $28,447, but also a spot on an elusive WSOP final table.
Four-handed play is often accustomed with fast action, and today was no disappointment as chips flew around the tables. Unfortunately there would always be players that suffered as a result, and James Dempsey (39th), Maxim Lykov (38th), Tommy Vedes (37th), Jeff Williams (32nd), Dan O'Brien (29th), Jason Young (28th), Toby Lewis (23rd), Justin Bonomo (21st), JP Kelly (18th), Erik Seidel (17th), Gavin Smith (16th), James Akenhead (15th) and Jordan Young (14th) all fell short of the final table as the following players managed to best their table.
Sean Getzwiller has made his second final table of the series after winning a bracelet in the Event #8: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em, and is in great form to have a crack at another one following his demolition of his table over the past two days. Online phenoms Adam Junglen, Tom Marchese, Dan Smith and Todd Terry are in the mix while Mark Radoja will be riding a high wave of confidence after an epic heads-up match.
The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be returning tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. PDT to provide extensive live coverage of all the Event #24: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout action, so make sure to stay tuned into PokerNews.com as we unearth every rivered flush, turned straight and flopped set live from the 2011 World Series of Poker!