2022 World Series of Poker

Event #37: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 2
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 2
Players Left

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

Day 2 Completed

Final 232 Entrants Bag After Thrilling Day 2 in Event #37 $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em

Level 21 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
Tom Thomas
Tom Thomas

Excitement was in the air at The 2022 WSOP at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas for Day 2 of Event #37 $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em, as the battle for the guaranteed million-dollar prize resumed. When the dust settled, American Tom Thomas was atop the chip count to lead the remaining field of 232.

Thomas sits ahead of several well-known names heading into Monday's action, such as Seamus Cahill, Matt Affleck, Rafael Reis, Kenny Hallaert, and Elio Fox. Raul Martinez is also among the chip leaders after vaulting up the count following a double knockout.

Other familiar faces in contention heading into Day 3 include Michael Mizrachi, Alex Keating, Ryan Leng, Anatoly Filatov and Lukas Robinson.

Event #37: $1,500 Millionaire Maker Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Tom ThomasUnited States2,875,000115
2Paul AhnUnited States2,650,000106
3Seamus CahillIreland2,560,000100
4Raul MartinezSpain2,370,00095
5Maxime ChilaudFrance2,250,00090
6Harsukhpaul SanghaUnited States2,200,00090
7Chen-An LinTaiwan2,145,00088
8Tyler GastonUnited States2,140,00086
9Thibault RenardFrance1,990,00080
10Alain BauerFrance1,950,00078

Some 1,700 players continued their journey after the fields from Day 1a and 1b were combined, with many notable names making a deep run. The total of 7,962 entries created a prize pool of $10,627,935, and the top 1,195 spots earning a minimum payout of $2,400. The champion will earn the coveted WSOP gold bracelet along with the top prize of $1,125,189.

The 2016 WSOP Main Event champion Qui Nguyen was eliminated late in the night, as were Veronica Brill and Faraz Jaka after they were knocked out on the same hand by Cahill. Jerod Smith bagged a healthy stack after hitting a three-outer to save his tournament life.

The bubble burst early in the day, and the knockouts came at a furious pace immediately. Among the notables to find their way into the money were Ryan Laplante, Landon Tice, Dylan Linde, Vanessa Kade, Alex Foxen, Nadya Magnus and Jessica Teusl.

Day 3 begins Monday at 10:00 a.m. local time with ten 60-minute levels to be played, including a 60-minute dinner break after Level 27.

As always, the PokerNews live reporting team will be there every step of the way on the road to crowning the WSOP’s newest millionaire.

Tags: Alex FoxenAlex KeatingAnatoly FilatovDylan LindeElio FoxFaraz JakaJessica TeuslKenny HallaertLandon TiceLukas RobinsonMatt AffleckMichael MizrachiNadya MagnusQui NguyenRaul MartinezRyan LaplanteRyan LengVanessa KadeVeronica Brill

Seat Draw For Day 3

Level 21 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Bally's6461Henry LiangUnited States1,395,00056
Bally's6462Orlando SolorzanoMexico1,040,00042
Bally's6463Matt BondUnited States645,00026
Bally's6464David Van ReykUnited Kingdom635,00025
Bally's6465Tauan NavesBrazil880,00035
Bally's6466John SharouUnited States640,00026
Bally's6467Alain BauerFrance1,950,00078
Bally's6468Sohale KhaliliUnited States310,00012
Bally's6469Jair BeltranCanada1,125,00045
Bally's6471Henry TranCanada450,00018
Bally's6472Justin KushiUnited States570,00023
Bally's6473Kent RomanUnited States695,00028
Bally's6474Kuenwai LoChina480,00019
Bally's6475Gabriel NastasaIsrael265,00011
Bally's6476Ziad AlameddineUnited States455,00018
Bally's6477Tyler GastonUnited States2,140,00086
Bally's6478Marshall ValentineUnited States630,00025
Bally's6479Raj VohraUnited States104,0004
Bally's6481David MeagherUnited States845,00034
Bally's6482DJ BuckleyUnited States350,00014
Bally's6483Raul MartinezSpain2,370,00095
Bally's6484Dionysios PerdikoyiannisAustralia705,00028
Bally's6485Jorge MartinezUnited States575,00023
Bally's6486Brad SailorUnited States590,00024
Bally's6487Ihar SoikaBelarus645,00026
Bally's6488Charles MitchellUnited States655,00026
Bally's6489Anthony HarbUnited States1,405,00056
Bally's6491Eric Von GuttenbergUnited States650,00026
Bally's6492Manas GandhiUnited States1,255,00050
Bally's6493Maykol Trujillo GarciaUnited States1,300,00052
Bally's6494Mircea IonescuUnited States375,00015
Bally's6495Aaron KlausmanUnited States495,00020
Bally's6496Julian CordobaUnited States1,290,00052
Bally's6497Maxime ChilaudFrance2,250,00090
Bally's6498Viliyan PetleshkovBulgaria465,00019
Bally's6499Matija DobricCroatia655,00026
Bally's6501Vi DoUnited States565,00023
Bally's6502Yashveen MudireddyUnited States260,00010
Bally's6503Isai Coello LedezmaUnited States685,00027
Bally's6504Stanley WengUnited States795,00032
Bally's6505Punnat PunsriThailand845,00034
Bally's6506Jeffrey MoweryUnited States420,00017
Bally's6507David MooreUnited States580,00023
Bally's6508Steve YeaSouth Korea635,00025
Bally's6509Tom ThomasUnited States2,875,000115
Bally's6511Fabrice BigotFrance965,00039
Bally's6512Rui BouquetPortugal750,00030
Bally's6513Tom KunzeGermany710,00028
Bally's6514Jonas LauckGermany940,00038
Bally's6515Matthew BrayUnited States945,00038
Bally's6516Kristen DeardorffUnited States255,00010
Bally's6517Valdemar KwaysserHungary345,00014
Bally's6518Garett MayberryCanada625,00025
Bally's6519Ronald EllisUnited States780,00031
Bally's6521James CalderaroUnited States470,00019
Bally's6522Justin FawcettUnited States1,055,00042
Bally's6523Matt AffleckUnited States1,855,00074
Bally's6524Timothy DixUnited States680,00027
Bally's6525Craig MasonUnited States585,00023
Bally's6526Dalibor DulaCzech Republic605,00024
Bally's6527Lukas RobinsonUnited Kingdom345,00014
Bally's6528Jerod SmithUnited States775,00031
Bally's6529John WalkerCanada1,175,00047
Bally's6531Patrick WhiteUnited States580,00023
Bally's6532Thomas LavianoUnited States1,150,00046
Bally's6533Ye YuanChina455,00018
Bally's6534Shane SchlegerUnited States1,555,00062
Bally's6535Mitchell CollinsUnited States530,00021
Bally's6536Robert MorinUnited States980,00039
Bally's6537Khang NguyenUnited States1,075,00043
Bally's6538Alex KeatingUnited States835,00033
Bally's6539Onofre VegaUnited States970,00039
Bally's6541David GoniaUnited States610,00024
Bally's6542Brad BrownUnited States1,710,00068
Bally's6543Dimitrios AnastasakisGreece1,640,00066
Bally's6544Jose OrozcogomezMexico1,140,00046
Bally's6545Xiang LinUnited States1,610,00064
Bally's6546Georgios KapalasGreece930,00037
Bally's6547Lion LeeUnited States1,280,00051
Bally's6548Federico OttenioUnited States280,00011
Bally's6549Kevin WhiteUnited States860,00034
Bally's6551Alen TenorioBrazil1,290,00052
Bally's6552Ryan StokerUnited States925,00037
Bally's6553Benjamin AminoffUnited States405,00016
Bally's6554Daniel PearlmanUnited States555,00022
Bally's6555Marcy Jo PhillipsUnited States450,00018
Bally's6556Omer SharidaIsrael870,00035
Bally's6557Daniel RezaeiAustria1,675,00067
Bally's6558Jacob NaumannUnited States180,0007
Bally's6559Matthias AuerArgentina1,155,00046
Bally's6561Cy WilliamsUnited States255,00010
Bally's6562Paul AhnUnited States2,650,000106
Bally's6563Tristen BarnesUnited States385,00015
Bally's6564Edgar VarasUnited States925,00037
Bally's6565Jorge AristizabalUnited States860,00034
Bally's6566James EdministerUnited States270,00011
Bally's6567Jinho HongSouth Korea710,00028
Bally's6568Derrick ContrerasUnited States605,00024
Bally's6569Christophe PanettiUnited States1,000,00040
Bally's6571Nick PalmaUnited States750,00030
Bally's6572Sijie YeCanada250,00010
Bally's6573Jonathan DoklerUnited States940,00038
Bally's6574Timothy McDermottUnited States420,00017
Bally's6575Santiago Moises TrujilloArgentina435,00017
Bally's6576Ryan Jones (NC)United States665,00027
Bally's6577Achille SamaranFrance490,00020
Bally's6578Chen-An LinTaiwan2,145,00086
Bally's6579Mitchell MantinUnited States500,00020
Bally's6581John SovaUnited States1,600,00064
Bally's6582Joseph ElpayaaUnited States295,00012
Bally's6583Jason DarlandUnited States470,00019
Bally's6584Yita ChoongUnited States800,00032
Bally's6585Dominic CoombeAustralia1,265,00051
Bally's6586Raul GarzaUnited States1,340,00054
Bally's6587Eugenio GiordanoUnited States1,385,00055
Bally's6588Robert NealUnited States800,00032
Bally's6589William WendlingUnited States755,00030
Bally's6591John CorrAustralia485,00019
Bally's6592Conrad SimpsonUnited States1,450,00058
Bally's6593Daniel KusnerakUnited States1,305,00052
Bally's6594Rafael MotaBrazil'695,00028
Bally's6595Elio FoxUnited States1,510,00060
Bally's6596Edmund LiuUnited States480,00019
Bally's6597Kenny ShihTaiwan760,00030
Bally's6598Aram ZobianUnited States235,0009
Bally's6599David LuongAustralia1,300,00052
Bally's6601Nicola DiTrapaniUnited States1,135,00045
Bally's6602Jeffrey TanouyeUnited States140,0006
Bally's6603Manfred LeeUnited States295,00012
Bally's6604Matthew SchulteUnited States880,00035
Bally's6605Brett KimesUnited States835,00033
Bally's6606Linus RichterUnited States1,175,00047
Bally's6607Cherish AndrewsUnited States710,00028
Bally's6608Nick MarchingtonUnited Kingdom440,00018
Bally's6609Gennadiy DvosisUnited States435,00017
Bally's6611Nikolaos MastrantonasGreece790,00032
Bally's6612Brian BestUnited States490,00020
Bally's6613Jacek PustulaPoland1,340,00054
Bally's6614Mimi LuuUnited States1,565,00063
Bally's6615Bradley MillerUnited States765,00031
Bally's6616Benjamin DobsonUnited Kingdom765,00031
Bally's6617Peter KamarasHungary480,00019
Bally's6618Peter DykesAustralia650,00026
Bally's6619Phong TruongCanada1,590,00064
Bally's6621Santiago VilaUnited States500,00020
Bally's6622Tszhim PunUnited Kingdom325,00013
Bally's6623Sterling LipscombUnited States720,00029
Bally's6624Vito DiStefanoUnited States990,00040
Bally's6625Joshua PalmerUnited States850,00034
Bally's6626Thibault RenardFrance1,990,00080
Bally's6627James HundtUnited States440,00018
Bally's6628Giuliano LentiniUnited States425,00017
Bally's6629Jesse KertlandUnited States460,00018
Bally's6631Massimo DirienzoUnited States752,00030
Bally's6632Vitor DzivielevskiBrazil840,00034
Bally's6633Oren RosenIsrael1,660,00066
Bally's6634Randy SimUnited States520,00021
Bally's6635George TomescuRomania380,00015
Bally's6636Jesse SolanoUnited States270,00011
Bally's6637Michael MizrachiUnited States850,00034
Bally's6638Victor FigueroaUnited States1,465,00059
Bally's6639Steven SakladUnited States360,00014
Bally's6641Paul HizerUnited Kingdom705,00028
Bally's6642Anatoly FilatovRussia365,00015
Bally's6643Cheng LiuChina490,00020
Bally's6644Brent CatalanoUnited States515,00021
Bally's6645Aoi OyamaJapan170,0007
Bally's6646Jonathan ZarinUnited States815,00033
Bally's6647Ryan WolfsonUnited States975,00039
Bally's6648Nicolas BartheFrance505,00020
Bally's6649Rafael ReisBrazil1,700,00068
Bally's6651Patrick TruongUnited States1,155,00046
Bally's6652Christopher PuetzGermany620,00025
Bally's6653Andrew MackenzieUnited States250,00010
Bally's6654Jonathan BorensteinUnited States965,00039
Bally's6655Parminder KumarUnited States615,00025
Bally's6656Jake DanielsUnited States1,390,00056
Bally's6657Itzhak ChenUnited States1,140,00046
Bally's6658Kyle WatanabeUnited States505,00020
Bally's6659Yong HanUnited States510,00020
Bally's6661John VerdeauxUnited States725,00029
Bally's6662Joseph DulaneyUnited States515,00021
Bally's6663Ryan LengUnited States1,330,00053
Bally's6664Tri DaoUnited States1,520,00061
Bally's6665Yuliyan KolevBulgaria1,230,00049
Bally's6666Leonardo RomeoGermany530,00021
Bally's6667Eduard Garcia FreixaSpain500,00020
Bally's6668James WidjajaUnited States1,050,00042
Bally's6669Amir MirrasouliUnited States310,00012
Bally's6671Luiz DuarteBrazil1,850,00074
Bally's6672Daniel SchausbergerAustria975,00039
Bally's6673Christopher OcksriderUnited States205,0008
Bally's6674Marko GrujicUnited States1,445,00058
Bally's6675Ao ChenUnited States1,350,00054
Bally's6676Scott DaviesCanada420,00017
Bally's6677Casey HatmakerUnited States550,00022
Bally's6678Jonathan LewisUnited States530,00021
Bally's6679Brian HoranUnited States1,280,00051
Bally's6681Harsukhpaul SanghaCanada2,200,00088
Bally's6682Daniel MaorUnited States215,0009
Bally's6683Marshall DaigleUnited States1,450,00058
Bally's6684Roland RokitaAustria530,00021
Bally's6685Jens KerperGermany230,0009
Bally's6686Zachary GrunebergUnited States570,00023
Bally's6687Kevin HoughtonUnited Kingdom1,280,00051
Bally's6688Jampa DotharUnited States440,00018
Bally's6689Dominic BrazierUnited States1,485,00059
Bally's6691Sergio MartinezUnited States675,00027
Bally's6692Ahmed KarrimSouth Africa870,00035
Bally's6693Christopher BowenUnited States250,00010
Bally's6694John HuggettUnited States1,045,00042
Bally's6695Kenny HallaertBelgium1,815,00073
Bally's6696Danny LusherUnited States325,00013
Bally's6697Jaspal BrarCanada355,00014
Bally's6698Thiago PalmieriBrazil385,00015
Bally's6699Nicolas NogueraFrance940,00038
Bally's6701Thomas WilkieUnited States395,00016
Bally's6703Frank KellyUnited States1,175,00047
Bally's6704Seamus CahillIreland2,560,000102
Bally's6705Christopher MarcadetUnited States865,00035
Bally's6706Santiago PlanteCanada1,105,00044
Bally's6707Jose RodriguezMexico300,00012
Bally's6708Bastien JolyFrance915,00037
Bally's6709Scott RobbinsUnited States1,760,00070
Bally's6711Jacob PhillipsUnited States540,00022
Bally's6712Justin HarvellUnited States905,00036
Bally's6713Jean-Paul PasqualiniFrance380,00015
Bally's6714James MillardUnited States1,000,00040
Bally's6715Dae Woong SongSouth Korea780,00031
Bally's6716Jeff LennonUnited States980,00039
Bally's6718Joshua TurnerUnited States895,00036
Bally's6719Gary BlackwoodUnited Kingdom1,095,00044

Official End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 21 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Tom Thomas us
Tom Thomas
Day 2 Chip Leader
Paul Ahn us
Paul Ahn
2,650,000 2,462,000
Seamus Cahill ie
Seamus Cahill
Raul Martinez es
Raul Martinez
2,370,000 170,000
Maxime Chilaud fr
Maxime Chilaud
Harsukhpaul Sangha ca
Harsukhpaul Sangha
2,200,000 2,058,500
Chen-An Lin tw
Chen-An Lin
2,145,000 1,955,500
Tyler Gaston us
Tyler Gaston
Thibault Renard fr
Thibault Renard
1,990,000 1,835,500
Alain Bauer fr
Alain Bauer
Matt Affleck us
Matt Affleck
Luiz Duarte br
Luiz Duarte
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
Scott Robbins us
Scott Robbins
1,760,000 1,628,000
Brad Brown us
Brad Brown
1,710,000 485,000
Rafael Reis br
Rafael Reis
WSOP 1X Winner
Daniel Rezaei at
Daniel Rezaei
1,675,000 835,000
Oren Rosen il
Oren Rosen
1,660,000 60,000
Dimitrios Anastasakis gr
Dimitrios Anastasakis
1,640,000 1,432,500
Xiang Lin cn
Xiang Lin
1,610,000 1,452,000
John Sova us
John Sova
1,600,000 50,000
Phong Truong us
Phong Truong
1,590,000 1,553,000
Mimi Luu us
Mimi Luu
1,565,000 65,000
Shane Schleger us
Shane Schleger
1,555,000 350,000
Tri Dao us
Tri Dao
1,520,000 545,000

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Various Unofficial End-of-Day Chip Counts

Level 21 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Tom Thomas us
Tom Thomas
2,875,000 2,673,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
Seamus Cahill ie
Seamus Cahill
2,560,000 60,000
Maxime Chilaud fr
Maxime Chilaud
2,250,000 800,000
Tyler Gaston us
Tyler Gaston
2,140,000 1,760,500
Alain Bauer fr
Alain Bauer
Matt Affleck us
Matt Affleck
1,855,000 655,000
Luiz Duarte br
Luiz Duarte
1,850,000 1,713,000
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
1,815,000 365,000
Scott Rubbis
Scott Rubbis
1,760,000 1,760,000
Rafael Reis br
Rafael Reis
1,700,000 50,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Xiang Qun Li
Xiang Qun Li
1,610,000 1,610,000
Mimi Luu us
Mimi Luu
1,500,000 50,000
Jake Daniels us
Jake Daniels
1,390,000 -10,000
Jacek Pustula pl
Jacek Pustula
1,340,000 115,000
Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
1,330,000 765,000
WSOP 3X Winner
David Luong au
David Luong
1,300,000 1,016,500
Dominic Coombe au
Dominic Coombe
1,265,000 1,190,000
Nick Palma us
Nick Palma
750,000 -350,000
Eduard Garcia Freixa es
Eduard Garcia Freixa

Day 2 Completed

Level 21 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante

Some 232 players have bagged and tagged for the night. They will be back at 10 a.m. local time to make it through another day. Assorted counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Late Double for McDermott

Level 21 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante

John Sova limped in from under the gun and Timothy McDermott then jammed for 235,000. Eduard Garcia Freixa tanked for a long time in the big blind before folding and Sova then reluctantly called.

Timothy McDermott: {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}
John Sova: {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

The {10-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} board was no threat by any means for McDermott and he locked up the double.

Player Chips Progress
John Sova us
John Sova
1,550,000 900,000
Timothy McDermott us
Timothy McDermott
550,000 110,000
Eduard Garcia Freixa es
Eduard Garcia Freixa
500,000 363,000

Tags: Eduard Garcia FreixaJohn SovaTimothy McDermott

Double Knockout Vaults Cahill to Big Stack

Level 21 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
Seamus Cahill
Seamus Cahill

Towards the end of the night, the eliminations kept on coming as the field was whittled down to fewer than 250 contenders. Among the casualties were also Veronica Brill and Faraz Jaka on an action-packed table and they sent their stacks over to Seamus Cahill.

Brill had been all-in for around 450,000 and Jaka had more at his disposal but both were covered easily by Cahill as one of the big stacks on the table.

Veronica Brill: {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Faraz Jaka: {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
Seamus Cahill: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}

The board ran out {8-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and both Brill as well as Jaka headed to the payout desk.

Player Chips Progress
Seamus Cahill ie
Seamus Cahill
2,500,000 1,400,000
Veronica Brill ca
Veronica Brill
Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Faraz JakaSeamus CahillVeronica Brill