The action was still in progress late Thursday night after event 53 – the $1,500 buy-in Limit Hold'em Shootout went into Day 2 that afternoon with 63 players following a disqualification on which no information was made available. 548 players registered for the field originally.
 
The objective – to reduce the field to just 8 on a final table.
 
By late night Thursday all but one of the final table positions had been decided, with the list as follows:
 
1 Michael Schneider 
2 Jonathan Little 
3 Terrence Chan 
4 Sijbrand Maal 
5 Ben Yu 
6 Brendan Taylor 
7 Joseph Mcgowan 
 
Vying for the final place were  Brian Tate on  200,000 and Feming Chan on 160,000
 
One of the two will go home while the other will advance to the final table