Welcome to PokerNews' coverage of Event 25: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout! For those unfamiliar with the shootout structure, the shootout events are always interesting, as they are regarded by most as like winning a sit'n'go. Each player has one simple task: win their table. Each table will play until one person at the table has all of the chips and that person will advance to Day 2. So essentially, all one has to do is win three tables and a bracelet is in their hands.
Sound easy? It's much easier said than done. Last year this event attracted 538 entries. Justin Pechie was able to do what 537 others could not and conquer three straight tables. He was awarded $167,060 and his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet for his efforts.
Since this is a limit shootout, we expect action to start out fairly slow and pick up exponentially throughout the day. We will keep you posted as the blinds grow higher and each action becomes more and more crucial. Also, be sure to check in on our coverage of Event 21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em, as the final 17 players will play down to a champion today.