Brian Tate was the last winner to make up the final table of event 53 – the $1,500 buy-in Limit Hold'em Shootout, joining Terrence Chan, Jonathan Little, Joseph McGowan, Michael Schneider, Ben Yu, Brendan Taylor and Sijbrand Maal who all won their second table in a row and advanced to the final round.
 
Friday afternoon saw these players start a whole new round of shootout play with the goal of delivering an event winner from an original field three days ago of 548
 
Level 7 had been reached by late night Friday, at which point the elimination in third spot of Jonathan Little had cleared the way for a heads up between roomies Brendan Taylor holding a comfortable lead on 2.46 million, and Ben Yu on 1.14 million.
 
The first prize for this event is $184,950.