2022 World Series of Poker

Event #37: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 1a
Event Info

2022 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
1,000,000 / 2,000,000
Players Info - Day 1a
Players Left

Event #37: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em

Day 1a Completed

Shannon Shorr Among Big Names to Progress on Day 1a of Event #37: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em

Level 11 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Shannon Shorr
Shannon Shorr

Shannon Shorr was among the notable names to advance after Day 1a of the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #37: $1,500 Millionaire Maker as he bagged 244,000. Some 738 runners from this flight will return for Day 2 of the 3,546 entries.

Shorr will be chasing his first bracelet and he tops many people's list as one of the "best without a bracelet" having earned over $10 million in live tournament earnings.

Other familiar names who made it through to Day 2 included Maria Ho, Davidi Kitai, Alex Foxen, Niall Farrell, and big stack, Anatoly Filatov.

They will return to Bally's at 10 a.m. on Sunday to battle for what is already a $4,757,940 prize pool with the second flight still to go.

Event 37: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER Day 1A Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Rick AlvaradoUnited States466,500187
2Anatoly FilatovRussia429,500172
3Federico CastaingArgentina427,000171
4Perry JohnstonUnited States413,500165
5Stanislav AngelovUnited States412,500165
6Vu ToUnited States389,000156
7Ian ModderCanada386,000154
8Santiago PlanteCanada375,500150
9Jason WheelerUnited States369,500148
10Cosmin JoldisRomania368,000147

Other players near the top of leaderboard include Mitchell Mantin (349,000), Peter Males (272,000), Elio Fox (275,000) and Anthony Lamps (250,000).

Allen Kessler was eliminated towards the end of the day and, like many others, will have to play in Day 1b if he hopes to make it to Day 2.

Cards go in the air for Day 1b at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and will once again play 11 one-hour levels. Surviving players from both flights will return for Day 2 on Sunday, June 19 at 10:00 a.m.

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Official End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 11 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Rick Alvarado us
Rick Alvarado
466,500 466,500
Anatoly Filatov ru
Anatoly Filatov
429,500 292,500
Federico Castaing ar
Federico Castaing
427,000 427,000
Perry Johnston us
Perry Johnston
413,500 230,500
Stanislav Angelov us
Stanislav Angelov
412,500 412,500
Vu To us
Vu To
389,000 389,000
Ian Modder ca
Ian Modder
386,000 386,000
Santiago Plante ca
Santiago Plante
375,500 375,500
Jason Wheeler us
Jason Wheeler
369,500 369,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Cosmin Joldis ro
Cosmin Joldis
368,000 368,000
Raul Garza us
Raul Garza
352,500 352,500
Mitchell Mantin us
Mitchell Mantin
349,000 303,000
Abdullah Alshanti gb
Abdullah Alshanti
342,000 342,000
Ryan Wolfson us
Ryan Wolfson
341,000 341,000
Amir Mirrasouli us
Amir Mirrasouli
327,000 327,000
Qing Liu us
Qing Liu
325,500 325,500
Sean Hegarty us
Sean Hegarty
319,000 319,000
Steven Abitbol fr
Steven Abitbol
319,000 319,000
Aoi Oyama jp
Aoi Oyama
311,500 -16,500
Gary Blackwood gb
Gary Blackwood
304,500 304,500
Jiawei Mao us
Jiawei Mao
300,500 180,500
Moe Jorbozeh us
Moe Jorbozeh
286,500 286,500
Patrick Truong us
Patrick Truong
285,000 285,000
Peter Mugar us
Peter Mugar
285,000 285,000
David Luong au
David Luong
283,500 283,500

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Day 1a Comes to an End

Level 11 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

Play has come to an end on Day 1a of Event #37: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em.

The first of two starting fights for this event drew 3,546 runners, of which approximately 765 found a bag for Day 2.

The survivors will return at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 19th, where they will combine with those who make it through Day 1b.

Stay tuned for a full recap of the day's play to follow.

Fox Loses Some

Level 11 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Elio Fox
Elio Fox

Elio Fox opened from early position to 4,500 and was called by the button and big blind.

Action checked through on a flop of {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} to the {7-Clubs}. At this point the big blind player led out for 4,000 and both Fox and the player on the button called.

The {3-Diamonds} river saw all three players check once more and the big blind turned over {k-Spades}{q-Hearts}, good enough to win the pot and take some chips from Fox on one of the last hands of the night.

Player Chips Progress
Elio Fox us
Elio Fox
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Elio Fox

Lay Saved By the River

Level 11 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

Shannon Shorr opened to 4,000 from late position and was called by the cutoff as well as Kenny Lay in the big blind.

Action checked to the cutoff player on a flop of {10-Spades}{q-Hearts}{8-Spades}, who fired off a bet of 8,000. Lay responded by moving all in for 26,500. Shorr, seeing such a great deal of action ahead of him, folded and the cutoff player called with the larger stack to put Lay at risk.

Kenny Lay: {k-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}
Cutoff: {q-}{j-}

Lay was behind but did have an open ended straight draw. The {6-Hearts} turn brought no help to Lay but he nailed Barry Greenstein,{a-Spades}, on the river to survive late on Day 1.

Player Chips Progress
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
240,000 240,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Kenny Lay us
Kenny Lay
65,000 65,000

Tags: Kenny LayShannon Shorr

Linde Lets One Go

Level 11 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Dylan Linde
Dylan Linde

A player raised from the cutoff and action folded to Dylan Linde in the small blind, who called. The big blind got out of the way to send the players heads-up to the flop.

On a flop of {10-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{j-Spades} Linde checked and his opponent led out for 3,500. After some consideration, Linde released his hand to put a small dent in his stack.

Player Chips Progress
Dylan Linde us
Dylan Linde
135,000 25,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Dylan Linde

Level: 11

Blinds: 1,000/2,000

Ante: 2,000

Break Time

Level 10 : 1,000/1,500, 1,500 ante

The remaining players have been sent on their final 20-minute break of the day. When they return, they will play out one more 60-minute level with blinds at 1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 big blind ante before bagging for the night.