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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $1,363,635
Entrants: 1000

Event 22 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

  • Jun 10, '09 - Jun 12, '09


Updates on Final Day (Jun 12, 09)


Level 8 Update: Jeff Carris Wins Event No. 22

Blinds: 20,000-40,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 1 out of 1,000

Chip Counts:

1. Jeffrey Carris – 4,500,000
2. Jason Somerville – 0


2. Jason Somerville – $194,004

Average Chip Count: 4,500,000

Big Hands:

Jason Somerville

Jeffrey Carris Wins Event No.22, Jason Somerville Eliminated In 2nd ($194,004)

Jason Somerville was short stacked when he moved all-in from the small blind with QSpade Suit6Diamond Suit and was called quickly by the KClub Suit5Diamond Suit of Jeffrey Carris. The board ran out ASpade Suit7Diamond Suit8Club Suit3Spade SuitJClub Suit, making king-high the best hand and giving Carris the bracelet and $313,673.

Player Tags: Jason Somerville

Level 7 Update: Chris Moore Eliminated

Blinds: 15,000-30,000 with a 4,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 1,000

Chip Counts:

1. Jeffrey Carris – 3,400,000
2. Jason Somerville – 1,100,000


4. Chris Moore – $82,322
3. Andrew Margolis – $124,158

Average Chip Count: 1,040,000

Big Hands:

Chris Moore

Christopher Moore Eliminated In 4th Place ($82,322)

Chris Moore moved all-in under the gun with the KClub SuitJDiamond Suit and was called by the ASpade Suit9Spade Suit of Jeffrey Carris. The flop was ugly for Moore as it came ADiamond SuitKSpade Suit7Spade Suit. The turn brought the JSpade Suit, giving Carris the flush, but leaving Moore with four outs to make a full house. There was no miracle as the 4Heart Suit hit the river, eliminating Moore.

Andrew Margolis Eliminated in 3rd Place ($124,158)

Jeffrey Carris raised on the button and Andrew Margolis moved all-in from the small blind. Carris called quickly and tabled the AClub SuitQDiamond Suit. Margolis was behind but had two live cards with the KSpade Suit8Spade Suit. The board was no help for him as it ran out 9Diamond Suit3Heart Suit2Diamond SuitASpade Suit10Heart Suit, eliminating him in third place and giving Carris a 3-1 chip lead going into heads up play.


Level 6 Update: Brandon Wong, Joseph Cutler Eliminated

Blinds: 12,000-24,000 with a 3,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 1,000

Chip Counts:

1. Andrew Margolis – 1,460,000
2. Jeffrey Carris – 1,300,000
3. Jason Somerville – 1,040,000
4. Chris Moore – 360,000

Average Chip Count: 1,040,000

Notable Eliminations:

6. Brandon Wong – ($39,968)
5. Joseph Cutler – ($56,440)

Big Hands:

Joseph Cutler Eliminated In 5th Place ($56,440)

Cutler moved all-in preflop and was called by Andrew Margolis. Cutler exposed the KHeart SuitQHeart Suit, but was dominated by the AClub SuitQClub Suit of Margolis. The flop was all bricks for Cutler, however the turn gave him a heart flush draw. The excitement was short lived as Cutler failed to improve and was eliminated.

Brandon Wong Eliminated In 6th Place ($39,968)

Brandon Wong moved all-in preflop and Andrew Margolis went into the tank. He eventually made the call with the AHeart SuitJDiamond Suit, but was well behind the AClub SuitQHeart Suit of Wong. The flop was a disaster for Wong as the door card was the JHeart Suit, also bringing the 7Club Suit6Club Suit. The 3Diamond Suit hit the turn and the 7Diamond Suit fell on the river, eliminated Wong in heartbreaking fashion.

Left In The Deck:

The players are on a 20 minute break.


Final Table Update: Michael Mcneil Eliminated In 8th Place, Eugene Katchalov 7th

Blinds: 8,000-16,000 with a 2,000 ante

Players Remaining: 6 out of 1,000

NOTE: The final table players went on a 60-minute dinner break at 6:40 p.m. PDT and cards will get back into the air at 7:40.

Chip Counts:

1. Andrew Margolis – 1,350,000
2. Jeff Carris – 760,000
3. Joseph Cutler – 750,000
4. Brandon Wong – 620,000
5. Jason Somerville – 470,000
6. Christopher Moore – 410,000

Average Chip Count: 750,000

Notable Eliminations:

8. Michael Mcneil — $21,981
7. Eugene Katchalov — $29,195

Big Hands:

Michael Mcneil Eliminated In 8th Place

Joseph Cutler raised to 32,000 preflop and Mcneil made the call from the button. Andrew Margolis also called and the flop came QHeart Suit6Club Suit4Club Suit and the action was checked to Mcneil. He moved all in and Margolis made the call while Cutler mucked.

Mcneil: QDiamond Suit10Spade Suit
Margolis: 6Spade Suit6Diamond Suit

Margolis flopped the number of the beast with a set of sixes and Mcneil was in deep trouble. The turn was the 7Spade Suit and the river sealed his doom as the AHeart Suit fell and Mcneil was eliminated in 8th place.

Eugene KatchalovEugene Katchalov Eliminated In 7th Place($29,195)

Katchalov moved all in for his final 57,000 preflop and Jeff Carris made the call from the big blind.

Katchalov: QClub SuitQDiamond Suit
Carris: KHeart Suit9Diamond Suit
Board: JHeart Suit10Diamond Suit2Heart Suit7Club SuitQHeart Suit

Katchalov was well ahead with his pair of ladies but the flop gave Carris a gutshot straight draw to go with his over card to Katchalov’s pair. The turn was a blank and Katchalov was in great position to double up. But Katchalov made an unwanted set on the river that made Carris’ straight and Katchalov was eliminated in 7th place.


Final Table Update: Josh Tieman Eliminated In 9th Place

Blinds: 6,000-12,000 with a 2,000 ante

Players Remaining: 8 out of 1,000

Chip Counts:

1. Andrew Margolis – 871,000
2. Jeffrey Carris – 787,000
3. Jason Somerville – 700,000
4. Joseph Cutler – 548,000
5. Eugene Katchalov – 487,000
6. Michael Mcneil – 478,000
7. Brandon Wong – 357,000
8. Christopher Moore – 286,000

Average Chip Count: 562,500

Notable Eliminations:

9. Josh Tieman — $17,045

Big Hands:

Jason SomervilleJason Somerville Knocks Josh Tieman Out In 9th Place($17,045)

Tieman raised to 31,000 from early position and action folded around to Somerville in the cutoff. He repopped it to 256,000 and Tieman made the call, putting himself at risk.

Tieman: AHeart SuitKClub Suit
Somerville: 10Spade Suit10Club Suit
Board: 8Diamond Suit6Club Suit4Club Suit7Heart Suit8Spade Suit

It was the classic race situation but Tieman could not catch and he was eliminated in 9th place.

Player Tags: Jason Somerville

Final Table Update: Mike Shannon Eliminated In 10th Place

Blinds: 4,000-8,000 with a 1,000 ante

Players Remaining: 9 out of 1,000

Chip Counts:

1. Andrew Margolis – 845,000
2. Jeffrey Carris – 810,000
3. Michael Mcneil – 535,000
4. Jason Somerville – 470,000
5. Joseph Cutler – 430,000
6. Brandon Wong – 370,000
7. Eugene Katchalov – 340,000
8. Christopher Moore – 306,000
9. Josh Tieman – 220,000

Average Chip Count: 500,000

Notable Eliminations:

10. Mike Shannon — $13,609

Big Hands:

Mike Shannon Eliminated In 10th Place($13,609)

Shannon raised all in for his last 117,000 preflop. Action folded around to Jeffrey Carris in the small blind and he made the call.

Carris: KHeart SuitKDiamond Suit
Shannon: KSpade SuitQHeart Suit
Board: JHeart Suit8Diamond Suit7Club Suit6Spade SuitJSpade Suit

Shannon was in deep trouble from the word go and the board never gave him any chance to suck out on Carris and Shannon was eliminated in 10th place, taking home $13,609.

Player Tags: Mike Shannon,   Jeff Carris

Final Table Chip Update

Blinds: 4,000-8,000 with 1,000 ante

Players Remaining: 10 out of 1,000

Chip Counts:

1. Jeffrey Carris – 650,000
2. Jason Somerville – 635,000
3. Joseph Cutler – 570,000
4. Andrew Margolis – 520,000
5. Eugene Katchalov – 460,000
6. Michael Mcneil – 410,000
7. Brandon Wong – 370,000
8. Christopher Moore – 330,000
9. Mike Shannon – 320,000
10. Joshua Tieman – 225,000

Average Chip Count: 450,000

Notable Eliminations:


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