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Barry Hutter Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout Event at 2015 World Series of Poker

Hutter Banks $283,546 And First Career Bracelet


Barry HutterA total of 1,000 players turned out for the $1,500 no-limit hold’em shootout event at the World Series of Poker, creating a prize pool of $1,350,000. After three days of what amounted to basically ten-handed sit-n-gos, 29-year-old poker pro Barry Hutter was the last man standing, banking $284,546 and his first career bracelet.

“I think [a bracelet] is what most people play poker for,” Hutter said. “I’m speechless, really. I’ve had a lot of chances to close out some big tournaments and have failed. I finally got one. This will kind of be a landmark of my poker career.”

Each of the 1,000 players in the field were placed at 100, ten-handed tables to start the tournament. As players were eliminated, the field did not consolidate and play continued until each table had a winner. On the second day, those 100 winners, who all made the money, then played at ten, ten-handed tables for a spot at the final table. Once those ten winners were determined, they returned on the final day to play for the title.

This was Hutter’s third cash of the 2015 summer series, having finished 14th in the $5,000 no-limit hold’em event and 13th in the $10,000 heads-up event. The Hollywood, Florida resident now has $1.7 million in career tournament earnings.

Hutter was joined at the final table by other notables such as Grayson Ramage (9th), Daniel Strelitz (8th), Anton Smirnov (7th), Elizabeth Montizanti (5th), Kitty Kuo (4th), Dennis Phillips (3rd) and Ben Zamani (2nd).

The field of 1,000 players featured 30 women, five of whom won their table. In addition to Montizanti and Kuo, Samantha Abernathy, Esther Taylor-Brady and Leena Carriere also made the money.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Finish Player Name Prize POY Points
1 Barry Hutter $283,546 960
2 Benjamin Zamani $174,771 800
3 Dennis Phillips $113,265 640
4 Kitty Kuo $82,890 480
5 Elizabeth Montizanti $61,560 400
6 Orson Young $46,332 320
7 Anton Smirnov $35,302 240
8 Daniel Strelitz $27,216 160
9 Grayson Ramage $21,208 80
10 Randy Pfeifer $16,740 40

For more coverage from the summer series, visit the 2015 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.