Event #19: Millionaire Maker - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #19: Millionaire Maker - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1a Completed

Anderson Among Top Stacks After Day 1a of Event #19: Millionaire Maker - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em, Greer Leads

jeffmcmillan • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Calvin Anderson
Calvin Anderson

A large total of 3,930 entries filled the Brasilia, Pavilion and Amazon Rooms at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for Day 1a of Event #19: MILLIONAIRE MAKER -$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em. Out of all those entries, 968 players have made it through to Day 2 that will be playing out on Sunday, June 9. Taking the chip lead honors for Day 1a is Garrett Greer with 570,600, closely followed by Calvin Anderson who bagged and tagged 563,600 in chips at the end of the day.

Anderson already had a big stack as the day was winding down but his stack increased exponentially when he eliminated two opponents in a massive pot on the last hand of the day, putting him closely behind Greer in the end-of-day counts.

A few other well known players who bagged large stacks were Keith Lehr (383,000) who ended up playing today’s Day 1a after his participation in the semifinals of the $10,000 NL Hold’em Heads Up Championship was delayed until Saturday, as well as Chris Hunichen (366,800), Michael Dyer (251,100), and Joe McKeehen (204,300).

Several of the biggest names in poker participated in today’s action and among those who bagged a stack were Ben Heath (147,400) who is looking for his 2nd bracelet of the summer, Melanie Weisner (98,500), Chris Ferguson (71,700), Justin Bonomo (28,500) and Phil Hellmuth (122,600) who entered the day late and quickly ran up his stack to a nice number before the day expired.

Not everyone was able to make it through to the next day of play. Players like Allen Cunningham, Toby Lewis, Jamie Gold and Scott Davies saw their stacks run down to zero before the conclusion of play.

But they and others will all be able to try again on Saturday, June 8 for Day 1b, which starts at 10am local time. The players that manage to survive either of these starting flights will be returning to play on Day 2 on Sunday, June 10, at 12 pm local time.

PokerNews will continue to provide live updates for the Millionaire Maker in its entirety as we will see who will realize their dream to become the next poker millionaire and win a WSOP bracelet!

Tags: Calvin AndersonChris HunichenKeith LehrMichael DyerMillionaire MakerPhil Hellmuth

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Jan_Kores • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Garrett Greer us
Garrett Greer
us 570,600 570,600
Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
us 563,600
Eder Murata br
Eder Murata
br 506,000 506,000
Orson Young us
Orson Young
us 417,300 417,300
Soheb Porbandarwala us
Soheb Porbandarwala
us 406,000 406,000
Keith Lehr us
Keith Lehr
us 383,000 43,000
Susannah Altman us
Susannah Altman
us 381,200 311,200
Luis Pinho pt
Luis Pinho
pt 373,800
Jacob Naumann us
Jacob Naumann
us 372,500
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 366,800 366,800
Viacheslav Fentisov ru
Viacheslav Fentisov
ru 360,300
Gabriel Andrade ec
Gabriel Andrade
ec 355,000 355,000
Nathanael Kogel us
Nathanael Kogel
us 327,000
Nick Maimone us
Nick Maimone
us 322,000 -100
Jose Reyes us
Jose Reyes
us 317,500
Arman Tyfekchyan us
Arman Tyfekchyan
us 302,000
Timothy Chung hk
Timothy Chung
hk 298,000 298,000
Brady Seeley us
Brady Seeley
us 295,000
Dotan Kelijman GB
Dotan Kelijman
GB 289,400 289,400
Eric Wong us
Eric Wong
us 286,800 286,800
US 285,000
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
us 281,800 91,800
Bruno Leote pt
Bruno Leote
pt 276,000
Matthew Zarcadoolas us
Matthew Zarcadoolas
us 275,100 275,100
Garett Mayberry CA
Garett Mayberry
CA 271,000

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Calvin Anderson Rises High in Very Last Hand of the Day

jeffmcmillan • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Calvin Anderson
Calvin Anderson

After almost every table had already bagged their chip and headed out of the room, a three-way massive hand was developing.

The flop read {j-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}. After each player thought it over for a while, they ended up all in.

Calvin Anderson had both of his opponents covered as he held the {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}. One of the all in players held {j-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} while Marton Czuczor had a set with {4-}{4-}.

The turn launched Anderson into the lead when it came the {7-Clubs}. And the river did not pair the board and remained diamond free as the {q-Hearts} fell to send two players home busted on the last hand while Anderson amassed their surrendered chips.

Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
us 563,600 458,600

Tags: Calvin Anderson

Lehr Cracks O'Hara's Kings

Jan_Kores • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

Keith Lehr had raised and Ian O'Hara moved all in for under 30,000. Lehr called and the cards were turned up.

Lehr: {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}
O'Hara {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}

O'Hara was ahead but Lehr spiked both of his two outs on the {7-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{8-Spades}{k-Diamonds} board and the king on the river couldn't change anything. Lehr added to his piles and he's likely to finish the day among chip leaders.

Keith Lehr us
Keith Lehr
us 340,000 12,000
Ian O'Hara us
Ian O'Hara
us Busted

Tags: Ian O'HaraKeith Lehr

Berkey Jams on Stoffmaker

Jan_Kores • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

From middle position, Matt Berkey checked to Harley Stoffmaker on a flop of {k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{a-Clubs}. Stoffmaker fired 7,500 from the button, Berkey called, and they continued to the {5-Diamonds} turn.

Berkey checked again and Stoffmaker sized his second barrel at 12,500. Berkey paused for a moment and then he moved all in for about 75,000 or so. Stoffmaker let it go.

Matt Berkey us
Matt Berkey
us 127,000 37,000
Harley Stoffmaker ca
Harley Stoffmaker
ca 87,000 -15,500

Tags: Matt BerkeyHarley Stoffmaker

McKeehen Rivers Straight

Jan_Kores • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

Joe McKeehen was in the big blind, check-calling 8,000 from a player in the middle position when the action was picked up on the {8-Spades}{4-Hearts}{5-Spades}{2-Diamonds} turn.

The river came {a-Spades} and McKeehen opted to lead 16,500. He earned a call and tabled {5-Clubs}{3-Clubs} for a rivered straight, prompting a muck from the other player.

Joe McKeehen us
Joe McKeehen
us 180,000 68,000

Tags: Joe McKeehen

Hellmuth Climbs Further

Jan_Kores • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

With {q-Clubs}{k-Spades}{j-Clubs}{a-Spades}{3-Clubs} on the board, Phil Hellmuth, who was under the gun, had bet around 6,500 and his opponent from middle position raised to 21,000.

Hellmuth didn't spend much time before he verbally announced that he was calling, and the other player rolled over {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts} for two pair. Hellmuth turned up {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades} for a flopped set and scooped the pot, vaulting to 110,000 or so.

Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 110,000 25,000

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Hellmuth Shows Aggression

jeffmcmillan • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

On a flop that read {6-Spades}{3-Clubs}{k-Hearts} Phil Hellmuth check raised his opponent. After thinking for a couple of seconds his opponent called.

The turn was the {3-Diamonds}. Hellmuth quickly announced a bet of 17,000 and cut out the chips, which garnered a fold.

Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 85,000 53,000

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Moorman Under Ten Bigs

Jan_Kores • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

Chris Moorman was in the big blind, betting 4,200 with the board reading {6-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{9-Spades}. He was up against the under-the-gun player who announced he was all in, covering Moorman's 19,400. Moorman let his hand go and continued with 15,200.

Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
gb 15,200 -17,500

Tags: Chris Moorman