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

Burden Claims Day1b Chip Lead in the Millionaire Maker; King, MacPhee, Ausmus, Riess All Make It Through

poolshir • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Kevin MacPhee bagged one of the biggest stacks on Day 1b of the Millionaire Maker
Kevin MacPhee bagged one of the biggest stacks on Day 1b of the Millionaire Maker

After eleven levels of 60 minutes each, Day 1b of Event #19: Millionaire Maker - $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em has come to an end here at the 50th Annual World Series of Poker. The second and last flight of this event attracted 4,887 entries over the first ten levels and 1,300 have made it through to Day 2, which will take place on Sunday, June 9th. Together with the 3,930 entries on Day 1a, this means that there were 8,817 entries in total which is more than all previous six years here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Claiming the Day 1b chip lead is Timothy Burden with a huge 420,000, but he's followed closely in the counts by Kfir Nahum (384,400), Caleb King (371,000), Kevin MacPhee (366,000), David Farah (359,200), Binh Yu (345,600) and Brian Kim (344,500). MacPhee is not the only bracelet winner left in the field, with players like Jeremy Ausmus, Upeshka De Silva, Ryan Leng, Daniel Park, Ryan D’Angelo, Aditya Sushant, Kyle Cartwright, Ronnie Bardah, Kristen Bicknell, Yue Du, Scotty Nguyen, Sam Soverel, Ryan Riess, Jessica Dawley, and Ryan Laplante all still in the hunt for another WSOP bracelet.

Unfortunately, not everyone managed to make it through to Day 2. The day started with two British boxers in their seats but they were knocked out during the day. David Haye and Audley Harrison were not seated at the same table but that could have been an interesting situation as they have squared off before in the ring but never on the felt. Randall Emmett was spotted in the Pavilion room during the third level but couldn’t be found anywhere in the final stages of the day.

Athanasios Polychronopoulos couldn’t run up his short stack in the last levels of the night, Loni Harwood was eliminated by Adam Geyer when he had flopped a set against her top pair. Harwood shoved all in but got no help on the rest of the board. Others to get eliminated included Dan Ott, Jim Petzing, [Removed:139], Arash Ghaneian, Jordan Young, and many others.

The 1,300 remaining players will return on Sunday, June 9, at noon local time, together with the 968 players who survived Day 1a and battle it out to make it through to Day 3. When they return, play will resume with Level 12 which features a small blind of 1,000, big blind of 2,000, and a big blind ante of 2,000. Ten levels of play are scheduled with a 15-minute break after every two levels and a 60-minute dinner break after the sixth level at approximately 6:30 p.m.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you all the action from the floor until a new millionaire has been made so make sure to follow the updates right here!

Tags: Adam GeyerAditya SushantArash GhaneianAthanasios PolychronopoulosAudley HarrisonBrian KimCaleb KingDan OttDaniel ParkDavid FarahDavid HayeJeremy AusmusJessica DawleyJim PetzingJordan YoungKevin MacPheeKfir NahumKristen BicknellKyle CartwrightLoni HarwoodRandall EmmettRonnie BardahRyan LaplanteRyan LengRyan RiessSam SoverelScotty NguyenUpeshka De SilvaYue Du

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Noah Schwartz us
Noah Schwartz
us 1,100,300 1,036,300
Erasmus Morfe us
Erasmus Morfe
us 666,000 666,000
Timothy Burden us
Timothy Burden
us 420,000 420,000
Kfir Nahum il
Kfir Nahum
il 384,400
Caleb King us
Caleb King
us 371,000 166,000
Kevin MacPhee us
Kevin MacPhee
us 366,500 116,500
David Farah us
David Farah
us 359,200 54,200
Binh Ly us
Binh Ly
us 345,600 345,600
Brian Kim us
Brian Kim
us 344,500 -10,500
Steve Yea kr
Steve Yea
kr 331,800 331,800
Thomas Ryan us
Thomas Ryan
us 331,200 331,200
Aaron Johnson us
Aaron Johnson
us 311,500
Abhinav Iyer in
Abhinav Iyer
in 299,900 299,900
JC Tran us
JC Tran
us 296,300 46,300
Yuwen Pan cn
Yuwen Pan
cn 293,400 293,400
Charles Alex Barton us
Charles Alex Barton
us 290,400 290,400
Kevin Gerhart us
Kevin Gerhart
us 285,900 260,900
Chul Bae us
Chul Bae
us 281,300 281,300
Matt Russell us
Matt Russell
us 274,400
David Ortiz us
David Ortiz
us 269,600 269,600
Guoliang Wei cn
Guoliang Wei
cn 268,900 268,900
Romain Lewis fr
Romain Lewis
Winamax Team Pro
fr 264,500 -50,500
Kiryl Radzivonau by
Kiryl Radzivonau
by 260,000 75,000
Claude Ngangacodru us
Claude Ngangacodru
us 259,400 259,400
Haixia Zhang us
Haixia Zhang
us 258,800 258,800

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Play Ended

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

The players have now bagged and tagged their chips. The end-of-day chip counts and a recap of today's action is to follow.

Seven More Hands

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

The tournament clock has been paused and the players need to play seven more hands before they can bag and tag their chips for Day 2.

Bicknell Pushes in a Three-Bet

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

The middle position player opened to 4,600 and an opponent in the cutoff called. Kristen Bicknell pushed in a three-bet of 16,300 and both of her opponents quickly mucked, sending a late in the day pot to the Canadian.

Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
ca 84,000 26,000

Tags: Kristen Bicknell

West More Than Doubles

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

Yue Du raised to 3,600 from under the gun and Tim West shoved from mid-position for 33,400. Action folded to the player in the big blind who also decided to shove for 48,000. Du tanked for a while and hesitated for a bit but then folded showing the {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}.

"No eight!" Du said.

Tim West: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Big Blind: {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

The board ran out {3-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{8-Hearts} for the table to gasp when the river came as West secured the double-up.

Tim West us
Tim West
us 72,600 47,600
Yue Du cn
Yue Du
cn 69,000 3,000

Tags: Tim WestYue Du

Notable Counts

MartianNews • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Brian Kim us
Brian Kim
us 355,000 40,000
Romain Lewis fr
Romain Lewis
Winamax Team Pro
fr 315,000 215,000
David Farah us
David Farah
us 305,000 305,000
Juan Kikodrazen ES
Juan Kikodrazen
ES 280,000 280,000
JC Tran us
JC Tran
us 250,000 202,000
Steven Colasurd us
Steven Colasurd
us 215,000 172,000
Caleb King us
Caleb King
us 205,000 30,000
Dan O'Brien us
Dan O'Brien
us 158,000 101,000
Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
us 105,000 10,000
Kyle Cartwright us
Kyle Cartwright
us 100,000 28,000
Dutch Boyd us
Dutch Boyd
us 75,000 -12,000
Maria Konnikova us
Maria Konnikova
us 68,000 39,000
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
ca 58,000 20,000
Randy Lew us
Randy Lew
us 52,000 -1,000

Brasilia Red Chip Counts

poolshir • Level 11: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Kevin MacPhee us
Kevin MacPhee
us 250,000 100,000
Jonathan Tamayo us
Jonathan Tamayo
us 180,000 180,000
Bruno Politano br
Bruno Politano
br 180,000 120,000
Layne Flack us
Layne Flack
us 143,000 -500
Lucas Braga us
Lucas Braga
us 120,000 120,000
Chad Layne us
Chad Layne
us 105,000 20,000
Robbie Schiffbauer us
Robbie Schiffbauer
us 90,000 57,000
Russell Thomas us
Russell Thomas
us 67,000 67,000
Ben Jones gb
Ben Jones
gb 51,000 23,000
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
be 50,000 50,000
Denis Timofeev ru
Denis Timofeev
ru 47,000 47,000
Yang Zhang cn
Yang Zhang
cn 44,000 44,000
Ben Palmer us
Ben Palmer
us 40,000 40,000
Ahmed Abdella gb
Ahmed Abdella
gb 35,000 35,000
Eric Wasylenko ca
Eric Wasylenko
ca 35,000 35,000
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
Winamax Team Pro
pt 34,000 -10,000
Anson Tsang hk
Anson Tsang
hk 30,000 -40,000
Ryan Laplante us
Ryan Laplante
us 30,000 22,700
David Peters us
David Peters
us 30,000 30,000
Alex Lynskey au
Alex Lynskey
au 28,000 6,000
Igor Yaroshevskyy ua
Igor Yaroshevskyy
ua 27,000 -62,000
Athanasios Polychronopoulos us
Athanasios Polychronopoulos
us 24,000 -98,000