It drew 1,068 entrants and paid out 114 places with $552,745 going to the winner.
I had a pretty crazy rollercoaster ride for most of day one, which shorthanded tournaments tend to be. I was probably the chip leader at one point with over 80k.
Unfortunately, I frequently have trouble believing re-raises from European players (or anyone under 55 for that matter)...so I ended up hitting the spew button at the end of the day and finished up with 35k going to 600/1200.
Day two began with 135 players left, 21 spots short of the money. On the seventh hand of the day (with FIVE people already busted!), I picked up Q♦ Q♣ and ran head first into 9♣ 9♦ on a 9♦ 7♥ 3♣ flop. Needless to say, I stacked off there for a 75k pot and went busto.
The next day was Event 22, the $1,500 NL Shootout. The tournament started with 1,000 players at 100 tables, and each table plays down to a single winner. Those players return for round 2 on day two, and are all in the money.
The ten players who win their tables make the final table, and all players from 11th to 100th place are paid the same amount ($5,236). First place paid $313,673.
I had a fairly tough table draw for a $1,500 event. Mike "inissint" Glasser (a sit-and-go expert), Matt Stout