The field for day two of Event #9: $3,000 No Limit Holdem Shootout is absolutely loaded. Several WSOP bracelet winners will continue play today, including Team Pokerstars Pro Dario Minieri, two-time bracelet winner John “Johnny World” Hennigan, and last year’s Big One for One Drop winner Antonio Esfandiari.
Also in today’s field are two notable non-poker celebrities: Richard Roeper, film critic and former co-host of Ebert and Roeper won his table yesterday. Matt Salsberg, a producer best known for his work on Weeds and Entourage, won his table after an intense heads up battle with recent EPT Grand Final winner Steve O’Dwyer.
There were 447 players in yesterday’s starting field, 60 of whom will return today. The players will be divided into 10 tables of six players each. The winner of each table will return tomorrow for a 10-handed final table. All remaining players are guaranteed at least $7,384 for their efforts, but everyone is eyeing to top prize of almost $300,000.
In a field this stacked, there are no easy tables, but two table draws look especially difficult. Team Pokerstars Pros Victor Ramdin and Dario Minieri share a table with Max Steinberg and Cherish Andrews. Nearby, another table features Cliff Josephy, Randy Dorfman, Dan O’Brien, and Kyle Julius. It will be fascinating to watch and see who comes out on top at these tables and all the others to advance to tomorrow’s final ten. Action is about to get underway and all the players are seated at their tables. Stay tuned to PokerNews.com for updates throughout the day.