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

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

• Niveau 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 (complet)

DegenOnTour • Niveau 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Kyle Hartree ca 208,500 208,500
James Dempsey gb 167,400 167,400
Nick Schwarmann us 165,800 165,800
Aliaksei Boika by 164,400
Scott Baumstein us 160,100
Chad Hahn us 150,400
Shannon Petluck us 147,000
Igor Zektser 145,500
Iaron Lightbourne gb 143,000
JC Tran us 140,200 140,200
Kristopher Tate us 136,800
Joshua Gordon us 131,500
Renato Kaneoya br 131,500
Clyde Shimp us 130,100
Justin Carey 125,500
Blair Hinkle us 124,400 113,400
Cheang Kit Yoo 124,100
Alberto Meran do 123,800
Ricky Guan us 122,400
Conlan Ma 122,200
James Anderson us 120,000
Orez Mokedi 117,000
Jim Collopy us 116,800
Jacob Daniels us 116,400
Nan Li us 115,300

Lire Plus

End of the Day

• Niveau 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

• Niveau 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.

Maria Lampropulos ar Eliminé

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Lampropulos Triples Up

• Niveau 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.

Maria Lampropulos ar 20,000 8,000

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Soverel Triples Up

DegenOnTour • Niveau 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.

Sam Soverel us 15,000

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Last break of the day

gaellej • Niveau 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.