Some players are taking a 90-minute dinner break now, while some players will continue to play through level 7 and then only take a 30-minute dinner break. We'll stick around and give you updates from those who play through the break
Steve O'Dwyer's fortunes have reversed since we last checked in on his heads-up battle with Matt Salsberg. We came to the table on the river, with the board showing . O'Dwyer had bet 1600 on the button, but Salsberg had check-raised, and O'Dwyer went deep into the tank deciding whether to call for his last 7,000. After thinking for about 3 minutes, he reluctantly folded his hand.
O'Dwyer shoved all-in on the very next hand, and Salsberg snap-called with . O'Dwyer turned over and was in bad shape. The board ran out , giving Salsberg the pot. O'Dwyer has been eliminated and Salsberg will continue play in round 2 tomorrow.
Many top players, including Daniel Negreanu, believe that shootouts required more skill than traditional tournaments because they encompass many poker skills throughout the event. PokerNews' Pamela Maldonado spoke with Steve O'Dwyer, Dario Minieri and David "Doc" Sands about their strategical approach to the $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout.
Steve O'Dwyer and Matthew Salsberg were among the first in the room to get heads up at their table. While a lot of other tables have been completed, O'Dwyer and Salsberg are still going at it. A while ago Salsberg had a substantial lead, but O'Dwyer has chipped away at it and has almost pulled even.