2018 World Series of Poker

Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
Day: 1a
Event Info

2018 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
400,000 / 800,000

Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER

Day 1a Completed

Hartree Takes Chip Lead on Day 1a of Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER

Level 11 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Kyle Hartree
Kyle Hartree

A total of 3,046 entries filled the Brasilia and Pavillion Rooms at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for Day 1a of Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER. Out of all those entries, 458 players have made it through to Day 2, playing out on Monday, 11 June. Taking the chip lead honors for Day 1a is Kyle Hartree from Canada who bagged and tagged 208,500 in chips at the end of the day.

Hartree will be looking to win his first WSOP gold bracelet but there is still a long way, and Day 1b to go. The UK's James Dempsey is second in the chip counts with a stack of 167,400 but is closely followed by Nick Schwarmann who rounds out the top three with 165,800 in chips.

Several multiple bracelet winners anted up for Day 1a and four WSOP Main Event champions are moving to Day 2; Ryan Riess (70,600), 888poker ambassador Martin Jacobson (70,100), Joe Cada (42,400), and Joe McKeehen. The recent winner of the $ 1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (Event #4), Julien Martini, also made his way to Day 2 with a comfortable stack of more than 80,000.

Another 888poker ambassador, Chris Moorman, also made it through with 71,400 in chips. Other notable players that managed to bag six-figure stacks include JC Tran (140,200), Blair Hinkle (124,400), Jack Sinclair (109,400), Faraz Jaka (105,00), and Vinny Pahuja (100,000).

Unfortunately, not everyone was able to make it through to the next day of play. Players like Bryan Piccioli, Dario Sammartino, Mark Radoja, Barry Greenstein, Ana Marquez, Gaelle Baumann, Maurice Hawkins, Chris Ferguson, Sorel Mizzi, Cary Katz, Scotty Nguyen, Ari Engel, Kyle Julius, and Cate Hall fell short today.

But they will all be able to try again on Sunday, 10 June for Day 1b, which starts at 10am local time. The players that manage to survive either of these starting flights will be returning for Day 2 on Monday, 11 June, at 11am local time. The bubble is expected to burst quite soon into the Day 2 action with the field having played down to close to 15% of both starting flights.

Keep following PokerNews for all the live updates to see who is going to become the WSOP's latest millionaire!

Martin Jacobson
Martin Jacobson

Tags: Ana MarquezAri EngelBarry GreensteinBryan PiccioliCary KatzCate HallChris FergusonChris MoormanFaraz JakaGaelle BaumannJoe CadaJoe McKeehenJulien MartiniKyle HartreeKyle JuliusMartin JacobsonScotty NguyenVinny Pahuja

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 11 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Player Chips Progress
Kyle Hartree ca
Kyle Hartree
208,500 208,500
Day 1A Chip Leader
James Dempsey gb
James Dempsey
167,400 167,400
WSOP 1X Winner
Nick Schwarmann us
Nick Schwarmann
165,800 165,800
Aliaksei Boika by
Aliaksei Boika
Scott Baumstein us
Scott Baumstein
Chad Hahn us
Chad Hahn
Day 3 Chip Leader
Shannon Petluck us
Shannon Petluck
Igor Zektser us
Igor Zektser
Iaron Lightbourne gb
Iaron Lightbourne
JC Tran us
JC Tran
140,200 140,200
Kristopher Tate us
Kristopher Tate
Renato Kaneoya br
Renato Kaneoya
Joshua Gordon us
Joshua Gordon
Clyde Shimp us
Clyde Shimp
Justin Carey us
Justin Carey
Blair Hinkle us
Blair Hinkle
124,400 113,400
WSOP 1X Winner
Cheang Kit Yoo us
Cheang Kit Yoo
Alberto Meran do
Alberto Meran
Ricky Guan us
Ricky Guan
Conlan Ma us
Conlan Ma
James Anderson us
James Anderson
WSOP 1X Winner
Orez Mokedi us
Orez Mokedi
Jim Collopy us
Jim Collopy
WSOP 3X Winner
Jacob Daniels us
Jacob Daniels
Nan Li us
Nan Li

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End of the Day

Level 11 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

The 3,046-strong field has been whittled down to 458, meaning just 15% of the total field remains. There will be an end of day recap to follow.

Lampropulos Runs Bad

Level 11 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Mario lampropulos
Mario lampropulos

A few moments after her triple up, Maria Lampropulos busted on an unfortunate hand.

According to the table, with no action before, she completed her small blind with {k-}{k-}. The player in big blind moved all in, putting her tournament at risk. She snap-called and was in good shape to double up as her opponent showed {7-}{7-}.

A {7-} fell on the board and Lampropulos was out a little before the end of day.

Player Chips Progress
Maria Lampropulos ar
Maria Lampropulos

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Lampropulos Triples Up

Level 11 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

A player in middle position opened to 2,200, an opponent on the button called. Maria Lampropulos, sitting in the big blind, thought it over and made the call as well with 4,400 left behind.

The flop came {6-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{7-Spades} and Lampropulos moved all in. Both her opponents called and checked the {k-Clubs} turn and {10-Spades} river.

Lampropulos tabled {4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}, which was enough to make her opponents send their hands into the muck. She's now up to 20,000 chips.

Player Chips Progress
Maria Lampropulos ar
Maria Lampropulos
20,000 8,000

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Soverel Triples Up

Level 11 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

A player raised to 2,300 and Sam Soverel pushed all-in for his last 5,000. He got two calls and one was from the initial raiser.

The flop was {4-Spades}{6-Clubs}{3-Clubs} and the initial raiser checked. The other player in the hand bet 3,500, but the initial raiser put in a raise to 14,700. His opponent folded and he was just left with Soverel.

Sam Soverel: {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}
Initial Raiser: {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

The board ran out {3-Hearts} and {9-Hearts} and that meant that Soverel would triple up.

Player Chips Progress
Sam Soverel us
Sam Soverel
WSOP 2X Winner

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Level: 11

Blinds: 500/1,000

Ante: 100

Last break of the day

Level 10 : 400/800, 100 ante

The players are now on their last break of the day for 20 minutes. The tournament will restart at blinds 500/1,000 ante 100 and will stop when 15% of the field is reached, which will happen when the tournament is down to 470 players remaining.