Event #8: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em
Event #8: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 Completed

Day 2 of the 2014 Millionaire Maker Event #8 ends with two chip leaders

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
Yuliyan Kolev
Yuliyan Kolev

The second day of the record-breaking Millionaire Maker of the World Series Of Poker 2014 with staggering 7,977 entries saw 1,466 players returning to their seats and after nine levels of one hour each, only 178 would bag up chips. Both Jonathan Dimmig and Yuliyan Kolev claimed 632,000 in chips and slightly edged out Bart Lybaert, who finished with 615,000 in third place.

After the first two levels of play, almost 600 players had already joined the rail and it took just another 30 minutes until the bubble was reached. The hand for hand mode lasted only one hand and two players were eliminated at once and ended up sharing the min cash of $2,692. Anthony Harb, who won a golden bracelet in a $2,000 No Limit Hold'em Event at the WSOP 2009, had his pocket kings cracked by the quad fives of Ping Liu and the jacks of Jeff Dumas got flushed by Hans Winzeler.

Within half an hour 100 players headed to the payout desk and the action continued fast and furious. We lost such familiar faces as Jamie Kerstetter, Maria Jo, Loni Harwood, Mike Sexton, Giacomo Fundaro and Matt Marafioti. Matt Glantz ran with queens into aces, Humberto Brenes scored the fourth in-the-money finish of the 2014 Series but eventually lost the flip with ace king against the {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} of Chris DeMaci. The same also applied for Matthias de Meulder versus Yuliyan Kolev and in the very last level, Tony Gregg tried to bluff but ran into the aces of Sean Prendiville.

Day 3 resumes at 1 p.m. Vegas time and all remaining players have $7,430 guaranteed, level 19 restarts with blinds at 4,000-8,000 / ante 1,000 and an average of 201,666 chips. Hot on the heels of the three close chip leaders are Andrew Oh (593,000), Sean Prendiville (520,000), James Mackey (387,000) and Andrew Teng (351,000). Other notables include start-of-the-day chip leader Andrew Seidman (229,000), John Racener (218,000), Allan Kessler (183,000), Rhys Jones (163,000) and Greg Mueller (107,000). Tune back into the PokerNews live coverage as we bring you all the key hands and determine the winner of yet another golden bracelet as well as the stunning first place payout of $1,319,587.

Tags: Allen KesslerAndrew OhAndrew SeidmanAndrew TengAnthony HarbBart LybaertChris DeMaciChristophe de MeulderGiacomo FundaroGreg MuellerHans WinzelerHumberto BrenesJames MackeyJohn RacenerLoni HarwoodMatt SextonMatthias De MeulderSean PrendivilleYuliyan Kolev

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

[user272102] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
Yuliyan Kolev bg
Yuliyan Kolev
bg 632,000
Jonathan Dimmig us
Jonathan Dimmig
us 632,000
Bart Lybaert be
Bart Lybaert
be 615,000
Andrew Oh US
Andrew Oh
US 593,000
Ron Jenkins us
Ron Jenkins
us 584,000
Steven Moseley US
Steven Moseley
US 568,000 228,000
Sean Prendiville ie
Sean Prendiville
ie 520,000
Carmen Evola
Carmen Evola
425,000 425,000
Nathaniel Falber
Nathaniel Falber
417,000 417,000
Christoph Csik
Christoph Csik
402,000 402,000
Chris DeMaci us
Chris DeMaci
us 396,000 201,000
David Fong us
David Fong
us 393,000 -67,000
Daniel Jones us
Daniel Jones
us 388,000 30,000
James Mackey us
James Mackey
us 387,000 27,000
Christopher Gaddi
Christopher Gaddi
380,000 380,000
Ronald Mcginnity us
Ronald Mcginnity
us 378,000 378,000
Curt Kohlberg us
Curt Kohlberg
us 372,000
Tleuzhan Jumakov
Tleuzhan Jumakov
367,000 367,000
Idris Gencoglu CA
Idris Gencoglu
CA 354,000
Andrew Teng gb
Andrew Teng
gb 351,000 -9,000
Bassel Assi
Bassel Assi
342,000 342,000
Stewart Newman
Stewart Newman
340,000 340,000
Griffin Paul us
Griffin Paul
us 336,000 336,000
Thomas Couture
Thomas Couture
333,000 333,000
Diane Roznik US
Diane Roznik
US 329,000 296,000

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Busted During Level 18

YorkshirePud • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

Final list of Day 2 casualties.

Ryan Baybayan US
Ryan Baybayan
US Busted
Tuong Le
Tuong Le
Raymond Padgett US
Raymond Padgett
US Busted
Jonathan Varela VE
Jonathan Varela
VE Busted
Michael Lavoie
Michael Lavoie
Randy Lew us
Randy Lew
us Busted
Erle Mankin us
Erle Mankin
us Busted
Harshit Patel
Harshit Patel
Michael Goetsch us
Michael Goetsch
us Busted
Louis Lynch us
Louis Lynch
us Busted
Theo Tran us
Theo Tran
us Busted
Taylor Vanmeer US
Taylor Vanmeer
US Busted
Julie Dang us
Julie Dang
us Busted
Dan O'Brien us
Dan O'Brien
us Busted
Farid Jattin co
Farid Jattin
co Busted
Ian Bey US
Ian Bey
US Busted
Matthew Donaldson us
Matthew Donaldson
us Busted
Alexander Kuzmin ru
Alexander Kuzmin
ru Busted

Play Concludes For The Day

[user272102] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

All tables have finished their five hands and tables are in the process of completing the bag and tag. We'll have some chip counts of remaining notable players shortly.

Clock Stopped, Five More Hands

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

The clock has been stopped with ten minutes left in level 18 and we will be playing five more hands. During that time, the chip leader of each table will also buy off the T-500 chips. The screens show 191 players left.

Trips for Polychronopoulos

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

We only arrived on the {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} turn and Athanasios Polychronopoulos bet 13,500, his opponent raised to 28,000. Polychronopoulos moved all in and the opponent asked for how much more it would be. The dealer took 28,000 from both into the pot and then counted carefully, it was another 64,000 to call.

The call came eventually and the opponent showed {K-Hearts}{J-Clubs} but he ran into the {9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} of the US boy. The {10-Spades} river bricked and just before the end of the day, Polychronopoulos doubled up.

Athanasios Polychronopoulos us
Athanasios Polychronopoulos
us 220,000 125,000

Tags: Athanasios Polychronopoulos

We Lose Bernard Lee

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

Twitter confirmation from the Poker Pro:

Bernard LeeThanks everyone for support! Unfortunately I was knocked out of @wsop #MillionaireMaker in 213th place (66<JJ) #NiceStartTo2014WSOP #fb
Bernard Lee us
Bernard Lee
us Busted

Tags: Bernard Lee