Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout.
A total of 1,138 hopefuls came out for the chance at a golden bracelet two days ago, now we are down to 12. These twelve players will play two tables of six until we attain ten players. Once that is reached, we will move to the final table to the secondary final table in the Pavilion room and watch these poker participants battle it out for the ultimate prize in poker, a World Series of Poker bracelet. Seating was done randomly and play looks to resume at 1:00 PM today.
Jeff Madsen came into yesterday with probably the toughest table draw in the tournament. His death table was filled with the likes of David Sands, Joe Cada, and Lauren Kling. In the end though Madsen came out on top and hopes to ride his wave of success. Madsen who won two bracelets in 2006 hasn't had much of an impact in recent years at the WSOP and will look to change that today.
Layne Flack who holds six bracelets won't be intimidated by the pressure of the final table as he has been here plenty of times before. In truth though all players who have managed to get this far possess an incredible amount of talent, and with the chips being relatively even to start the day it is anyone's tournament to win.
We will play down until a winner today so make sure to stay tuned to Pokernews for all the details surrounding Event 14.