WSOP Day 15: Kazuki Ikeuchi Leads Final Six in the Millionaire Maker
Table Of Contents
- Event #19: Millionaire Maker - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
- Event #19: Millionaire Maker - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Seat Draw
- Event #19: Millionaire Maker - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Payouts
- Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix
- Event #25: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack
- Event #25: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack Final Day Seat Draw
- Event #26: $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em Marathon
- Event #27: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
- Event #27: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Day 3 Seat Draw
- Event #28: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
- Event #29: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
- Event #30: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
- Event #31: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
It will be an action-packed day on Day 15 of the 2019 World Series of Poker with the Rio Convention Center housing nine events.
All eyes will be on who wins the Millionaire Maker. The event is down to just six players with Japan's Kazuki Ikeuchi in the lead in hopes for his first WSOP bracelet along with the $1,344,930 top prize.
Meanwhile, Rami Boukai is in the hunt for his second WSOP bracelet with three-times as many chips as his opponent John Evans in the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. event that's down to the heads-up stage but needed an extra day.
Here's what's on tap today, in the daily What to Watch For on PokerNews, sponsored by 888poker.
The Millionaire Maker will make someone a millionaire today with just six players remaining out of the massive field of 8,809 entrants. The action kicks off at noon PDT with a live stream at PokerGO beginning at 1 p.m. to poker fans around the world.
The final six players are each guaranteed already a healthy payout of $266,771 with the winner taking home $1,344,930 and the coveted bracelet.
Japan's Kazuki Ikeuchi enters the final day in the lead with 60,750,000 in chips. Four Americans are next in the chip counts with Cory Albertson (57,475,000), Lokesh Garg (28,000,000), Joshua Thibodaux (26,975,000), and John Gorsush (23,450,000) all in contention.
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Event #19: Millionaire Maker - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Seat Draw
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Cory Albertson||United States||57,475,000||48|
|2||Lokesh Garg||United States||28,800,000||24|
|4||John Gorsush||United States||23,450,000||20|
|5||Joshua Thibodaux||United States||26,975,000||22|
Event #19: Millionaire Maker - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Final Table Payouts
|7||Bob Shao||United States||$204,306|
|9||Josh Reichard||United States||$122,375|
28 players returned yesterday out of an original field of 612 entrants but now the event is down to the heads-up. Rami Boukai (4,565,000) is in the driver's seat for his second WSOP bracelet with three times as many chips as his opponent John Evans (1,545,000) on the added extra day of play.
The action will rotate between all of the games of H.O.R.S.E. along with No-Limit Hold'em, Pot-Limit Omaha, and 2-7 Triple Draw.
This new event on the schedule kicked off two days ago with 2,577 entrants and was scheduled to play down to a winner yesterday. Instead, festival organizers added a new day after 12 long hours of play with a dozen hopefuls coming back today at noon PDT to battle it out for the $205,605 top prize.
Corey Wright emerged as the chip leader for a second straight day with a stack of 16,025,000 in chips. On his tail are Florian Fuchs (12,800,000), WSOP bracelet winner "Captain| Tom Franklin (9,150,000), Andrew Donabedian (7,450,000), and Alexandru Ivan (5,750,000).
The tournament will play down to a winner starting at noon PDT with 40-minute blind levels starting at 250,000/500,000.
Event #25: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack Final Day Seat Draw
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||410||5||Alexander Condon||United States||4,300,000||9|
|Amazon||410||7||Robert Valden||United States||3,500,000||7|
|Amazon||410||8||Alexandru Ivan||United States||5,575,000||11|
|Amazon||410||9||Tom Franklin||United States||9,150,000||18|
|Amazon||411||3||Todd Dreyer||United States||3,050,000||6|
|Amazon||411||4||Corey Wright||United States||16,025,000||32|
|Amazon||411||6||Eric Sain||United States||4,950,000||10|
|Amazon||411||7||Andrew Donabedian||United States||7,450,000||15|
The field grew from 941 to 1,083 entrants on yesterday's Day 2 of this event with late registration closing midway through the day to create a $2,218,878 prize pool. After six long blind levels of 100 minutes each yesterday, the field dwindled down to 188 players.
Today features another six long blind levels of play starting at noon PDT and will play well past the money bubble with 163 players guaranteed at least a min-cash of $3,928.
David Coleman enters the action with 651,000 in chips with a sizeable lead against his nearest opponent Timothy Miles with 483,400 in chips. Others with top five chip stacks entering today are Morten Mortensen (424,000), Yu Dong (407,500), and Joseph Liberta (386,300).
Meanwhile, both David Pham (178,000) and Adrian Mateos (139,300) are in the hunt for their fourth career bracelet.
Surviving players in today's action could be in for a long tournament with a winner not scheduled to be crowned until June 15 with the final six battling it out on a live stream at CBS All Access in Australia, Canada, and the United States, and at PokerGO in the rest of the world.
Two days down and two more to go in this event with the field trimmed down from 460 entrants to just 22 players. Today's action will begin at 2 p.m. PDT and is scheduled to end when just six players remain.
All eyes are on four-time WSOP bracelet winner Michael Mizrachi, who enters the penultimate day with a chip leading stack of 643,000. Mizrachi and his opponents have all locked up at least $3,977 with their eyes on the $142,801 top prize.
Others advancing with big stacks include Robert Gray (510,000), Jason Daly (483,000), Michael Sopko (391,000), and Cory Chaput (374,000).
Another big story is that Yuval Bronshtein is in contention for his second bracelet after earlier winning Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw for $96,278. Bronshtein has his work cut out for him as he enters the actions as one of the short stacks with just 70,000 in chips.
Event #27: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Day 3 Seat Draw
|Amazon||401||1||Elias Hourani||United States||329,000|
|Amazon||401||3||Eric Rodawig||United States||55,000|
|Amazon||401||4||Michael Sopko||United States||391,000|
|Amazon||401||6||Jon Turner||United States||172,000|
|Amazon||401||7||Matthew Kelly||United States||76,000|
|Amazon||401||8||Matthew Schultz||United States||98,000|
|Amazon||402||1||Robert Isakson||United States||59,000|
|Amazon||402||2||Robert Gray||United States||510,000|
|Amazon||402||3||Martin Sawtell||United States||164,000|
|Amazon||402||4||Alejandro Torres||United States||143,000|
|Amazon||402||5||James Davis||United States||104,000|
|Amazon||402||8||Cory Chaput||United States||374,000|
|Amazon||403||1||Anna Wroblewski||United States||189,000|
|Amazon||403||2||Michael Mizrachi||United States||643,000|
|Amazon||403||3||Jason Daly||United States||485,000|
|Amazon||403||5||Jan Stein||United States||154,000|
|Amazon||403||6||Joseph Santagata||United States||202,000|
|Amazon||403||7||Patricia Yannuzzi||United States||41,000|
|Amazon||403||8||Bryan Pimlott||United States||45,000|
The turnout for yesterday's Day 1 of this new three-day event was huge with 2,479 entrants creating a $2,229,300 prize pool. Today's penultimate day kicks off a noon PDT with the 350 remaining players all in the money and guaranteed at least a payout of $1,500 with the eventual winner going home with the $341,854 top prize.
The action will begin with blinds at 2,500/5,000 and a 5,000 big blind ante and is scheduled to continue until just six players remain.
Giuseppe Pantaleo was the overnight chip leader with 498,000 in chips with Steve McNally his nearest challenger with 442,500. Other players kicking off today with big stacks include Yang Zhang (418,500), Iaron Lightbourne (398,000), Jacob Naumann (370,500), and Phong Nguyen (333,000).
Others returning on Day 2 include WSOP bracelet winner Ryan Laplante (321,000), four-time bracelet winner and 2018 WSOP Player of the Year Shaun Deeb, (252,000), Tim West, (231,000), 15-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, (160,500), and four-time bracelet winner Jeff Madsen, (84,000).
This four-day Championship kicked off yesterday with a field of 163 entrants. This number could grow past the 166 that entered last year when John Hennigan shipped the event for his fifth career bracelet since late registration remains open until the start of today's Day 2 at 2 p.m. PDT.
The H.O.R.S.E. Championship pits some of the biggest names of poker battling it out against the following rotation of games: Limit Hold'em, Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Razz, Seven Card Stud, and Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better.
Daniel Ospina, Colombia's first-ever bracelet winner, bagged the overnight chip lead with a stack of 255,000. He is closely followed by Randy Ohel (253,000), Brian Hastings (250,500), Scott Clements (244,500), and last year's champ John Hennigan (235,500).
Today's action will feature seven 90-minute blind levels starting at 4,000/8,000. Surviving players will play for two more days on June 13 and 14 until a winner is crowned.
This three-day event kicks off with an early 11 a.m. PDT start with players beginning with 20,000 in chips and ten hour-long blind levels are scheduled for the day. Players can late register up until the conclusion of Level 8 at approximately 9:15 p.m. PDT.
Filippos Stavrakis found gold in this event last year and banked $169,842 along with a WSOP gold bracelet. The year before, in 2017, it was Tyler Groth claiming the bracelet and the $179,126 top prize.
Short-handed players are in for a treat with this six-max event kicking off the first of its four days today at 3 p.m. PDT. Players will start off with 20,000 in chips and play for ten hour-long blind levels starting at 100/100. Late registration will remain open for this event until after the conclusion of the eighth blind level, which should occur at approximately midnight.
Gal Yifrach claimed his first WSOP bracelet in this event last year after finishing on top of a field of 868 entrants to win the $461,798 top prize.
In this Series
- 1 WSOP Day 1: 50th Annual WSOP Begins with Casino Employees Championship and $10K Super Turbo Bounty
- 2 WSOP Day 2: Daniel Negreanu Hunts Bracelet Number 7 at $10K Bounty Final Table
- 3 WSOP Day 3: WSOP's Own Isaac Hanson Leads Casino Employees FT, $50K Gets Underway
- 4 WSOP Day 4: Ali Imsirovic Leads the $50,000 High Roller
- 5 WSOP Day 5: Ben Heath Leads High Roller; John Esposito Leads Omaha Hi-Lo Final Table
- 6 WSOP Day 6: Gabe Patgorski Leads Modest $10K Short Deck Event
- 7 WSOP Day 7: Chance Kornuth Leads $10K Short Deck Final Seven
- 8 WSOP Day 8: Benny Glaser Leads Dealer's Choice Heading into Final Day
- 9 WSOP Day 9: Cunningham in the Hunt for Bracelet #6 in the BIG 50; Shorr Leads $5K NLHE
- 10 WSOP Day 10: Fashakin Leads Final 7 in BIG 50; Millionaire Maker Begins
- 11 WSOP Day 11: Four Bracelets to be Awarded Today; Lehr, Baron, and Katz in the Hunt
- 12 WSOP Day 12: Robert Mizrachi Hunting for Fifth Bracelet in $10K Omaha Hi-Lo Championship
- 13 WSOP Day 13: Eli Elezra and Anthony Zinno Lead $1,500 Stud Final Table
- 14 WSOP Day 14: Jean-Robert Bellande Leads the Final Seven in the $10K 2-7 Championship
- 15 WSOP Day 15: Kazuki Ikeuchi Leads Final Six in the Millionaire Maker
- 16 WSOP Day 16: Michael Mizrachi Hunts For Fifth Bracelet With the Final Table Lead in the $1,500 Stud Hi/Lo
- 17 WSOP Day 17: Can Dario Sammartino Parlay a Massive Lead Into His First Bracelet?
- 18 WSOP Day 18: Hanh Tran and Benny Glaser Aim for Repeat Bracelets in the $1,500 2-7 TD
- 19 WSOP Day 19: Will Adam Friedman Win Back-to-Back Championships in the $10K Dealers Choice?
- 20 WSOP Day 20: Deeb Leads $10K Dealer's Choice Final Five; Bonomo at Shootout Final Table
- 21 WSOP Day 21: Scott Seiver Leads the $10K Stud Championship
- 22 WSOP Day 22: Can Daniel Negreanu Win His 7th Bracelet in the $10K Stud Championship?
- 23 WSOP Day 23: Will Rainer Kempe Win His First Bracelet?
- 24 WSOP Day 24: Tsang Leads Record-Breaking $25K PLO; Monster Stack Kicks Off
- 25 WSOP Day 25: Chidwick in Prime Position for His First Bracelet in the $25K PLO High Roller
- 26 WSOP Day 26: Ben Lamb Bags Big in $10K Pot Limit Omaha Championship
- 27 WSOP Day 27: Alaei Leads $10K PLO Championship; $50K Poker Players Championship Begins
- 28 WSOP Day 28: Jennifer Tilly Looking for Bracelet #2 in $1,500 Razz
- 29 WSOP Day 29: Benjamin Ector Leads the Final Six in the Monster Stack
- 30 WSOP Day 30: Akkari Leads $10,000 Razz, Givens Looking for Second Bracelet in $600 Deepstack
- 31 WSOP Day 31: Seidel Hunting For Ninth Bracelet at $1,500 PLO8 Final Table
- 32 WSOP Day 32: Seiver Leads Heads-up in the $10,000 Razz Championship
- 33 WSOP Day 33: Can Yueqi Zhu Win Back-to-Back Bracelets in the $1,500 Omaha Mix?
- 34 WSOP Day 34: Nick Schulman Leads the Final Seven in the $10K PLO8 Championship
- 35 WSOP Day 35: 888poker Ambassador Vivian Saliba Bags Big in the Crazy Eights
- 36 WSOP Day 36: Main Event Begins; Saliba Makes Final Day of Crazy Eights
- 37 WSOP Day 37: Day 1b of Main Event Begins; Vieira Leads Final Six of $5k 6-Max
- 38 WSOP Day 38: Day 1c of the Main Event Begins; Carroll Leads SALUTE TO WARRIORS
- 39 WSOP Day 39: Campanello Leads Main Event; Little One for One Drop Begins
- 40 WSOP Day 40: November Niner Cannuli Among Day 2c Big Stacks in the Main Event
- 41 WSOP Day 41: $50,000 Final Fifty High Roller Begins
- 42 WSOP Day 42: Stefan Ivanov Leads the Little One for One Drop; Main Event and Final Fifty Resume
- 43 WSOP Day 43: Shaun Deeb Leads Little One for One Drop
- 44 WSOP Day 44: Dentale Leads Little One for One Drop; Nemeth Leads $3K NLHE
- 45 WSOP Day 45: Tommy Nguyen Leads Final Eight in the Bracelet Winners Only Event
- 46 WSOP Day 46: Ayaz Mahmood Hunting For His Second Bracelet
- 47 WSOP Day 47: Shaun Deeb Bags Big in the Closer; Main Event Final Table Begins
- 48 WSOP Day 48: Brian Hastings Hunting for Back-to-Back Titles in the $3K H.O.R.S.E.
- 49 WSOP Day 49: Hellmuth Aiming for 16th Bracelet in $5,000 Event