WSOP 2018
2018 World Series of Poker

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

Buonocore Claims Overall Day 1 Chip Lead in MILLIONAIRE MAKER; Dedusha, Jaffee, Spinella Also Bag

[user341276] • Niveau 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Artan Dedusha
Artan Dedusha

On Day 1b of Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER, no less than 4,315 entries showed up at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino for their shot at a life-changing seven-figure prize. In total, there were 7,361 entries spread over Day 1a and 1b and 1,104 of them made it through to Day 2, each of them already guaranteed a money finish of at least $2,249.

Taking the honor of the chip lead for Day 1b is Andrea Buonocore with 209,900 in chips, which also takes him into Day 2 as the overall chip leader. This will give him a bit of a head start in chasing that mouth-watering first-place prize of $1,173,223 and the coveted WSOP bracelet.

Buonocore had the following to say about collecting all these chips: “I just found them all over the room. There was a hand with queens against fives somewhere.”

Trailing Buonocore in the chip counts is Thanh Nguyen with 199,500 and Artan Dedusha with 191,600. Dedusha finished in 52nd place in the 2017 WSOP Main Event and will be looking to improve that result by grabbing the title in this event.

Other notable players through to Day 2 include WSOP bracelet winners Jared Jaffee (171,900) and Anthony Spinella (162,500), two-time WSOP Circuit Ring winner Thomas Taylor (169,600), Walter Treccarichi (150,900), and former November Niner Joseph Cheong with 133,700 in chips. Taylor took some chips away from Shaun Deeb (18,200) when he made a backdoor flush.

Jared Jaffee
WSOP bracelet winner Jared Jaffee had a strong showing on Day 1b

Many notables took their seats at the tables today, and players like Taylor Black (129,500), Georgios Vrakas (96,600), Marc Macdonnell (75,500), Bart Hanson (74,400), Rainer Kempe (49,500), Ryan Laplante (33,000), Aaron Massey (28,400), Allen Kessler (25,500) and Maria Lampropulos (12,000) found a bag at the end of the day.

As some notables bagged and cashed, others fell along the wayside, including 888poker ambassador Vivian Saliba, Maurice Hawkins, Kitty Kuo, Kristen Bicknell, Adrian Mateos, Vlad Darie, Ari Engel, Dutch Boyd, Loren Klein, Matt Affleck, Martin Finger, Bryn Kenney, Kenny Hallaert, Brandon Cantu, Marcel Vonk, David Urban and Brandon Ageloff

The 1,104 remaining players will return tomorrow, Monday, June 11, at 11 a.m. local time to continue playing the remaining 24 minutes and 10 seconds in level 11, with has a small blind of 500, big blind of 1,000, and a running ante of 100. Make sure to come back as the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide you with all the action!

Tags: Aaron MasseyAllen KesslerAndrea BuonocoreArtan DedushaBart HansonGeorgios VrakasJoseph CheongMarc MacDonnellMaria LampropulosRainer KempeRyan LaplanteShaun DeebTaylor BlackThanh NguyenThomas TaylorWalter Treccarichi

End-of-day Chip Counts (complet)

[user341276] • Niveau 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Andrea Buonocore it 209,900 69,900
Thanh Nguyen 199,500 199,500
Artan Dedusha gb 191,600 4,600
Jared Jaffee us 171,900 -5,100
Thomas Taylor ca 169,600 13,600
Ryan Rivers ca 169,000 -15,000
David Eldridge us 165,000 3,000
Anthony Spinella us 162,500 40,500
Viktor Lavi 159,200 159,200
Sorel Mizzi ca 158,300 57,300
Shane Schleger us 156,500 -23,500
Aaron Kupin 154,000 -2,000
Anthony Profeta 153,300 153,300
Matthew McEwan 152,100 152,100
Walter Treccarichi it 150,500 10,500
Mel Wiener us 150,000 150,000
Ravi Raghavan us 145,700 145,700
Shahin Shojaeyan 145,200 145,200
Matthew Paplyk 144,500 144,500
Ryan Goindoo tt 144,000 144,000
Ping Liu us 139,200 139,200
Alessio Isaia it 137,000 137,000
Victor Teixeira br 134,400 134,400
Joseph Cheong us 133,700 2,700
Samuel Vizza us 133,500 133,500

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Bagging Time

[user341276] • Niveau 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

With 1,106 players left, the tournament lost two players before hand-for-hand play could commence and they will be splitting the min-cash of $2,249.

The remaining players will bag and tag their chips.

A selection of chip counts is to follow with a recap of today's action.

Vellrath Eliminates an Opponent Close to the Bubble

• Niveau 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The player in middle position opened to 2,500. Thorben Vellrath called from one seat over, a player in the hijack called and the big blind called as well.

The flop came {2-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{6-Spades}. The big blind checked, the original raiser bet 4,500 and Vellrath called. The hijack raised to 11,700, the big blind folded along with the original raiser. Vellrath was the only caller.

The turn was the {4-Spades}. Vellrath moved all in for 68,000. The hijack went deep into the tank for a few minutes, then threw in chips signifying a call.

Thorben Vellrath: {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}
Opponent: {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}

The {10-Diamonds} river completed the board and Vellrath took down the pot with his set of sixes, eliminated his opponent.

Thorben Vellrath de 100,000 100,000

Tags: Thorben Vellrath

Big Stacks

[user341276] • Niveau 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Ryan Rivers ca 184,000 184,000
Shane Schleger us 180,000 180,000
Jared Jaffee us 177,000 177,000
David Eldridge us 162,000 162,000
Aaron Kupin 156,000 156,000
Thomas Taylor ca 156,000 1,000
Daniel Colpoys us 150,000 150,000
Walter Treccarichi it 140,000 2,000
Tony Profeta 140,000 140,000
Ramachandra Nagaraja us 138,000 138,000
Liran Friedman 135,000 135,000
Thayer Rasmussen us 123,000 123,000
Tony Miles us 114,000 53,500

Praamstra Takes Cantu Out

[user341276] • Niveau 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Luuk Praamstra has just eliminated Brandon Cantu.

Brandon Cantu: {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}
Luuk Praamstra: {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}

The board ran out {9-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{9-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{3-Spades} to not provide any help to Cantu as he was sent to the rail in one of the later stages of the tournament as there are currently 1,138 players left showing on the tournament clock. With 1,105 being paid, the bubble is expected to come up soon.

Luuk Praamstra 51,000
Brandon Cantu us Eliminé

Tags: Brandon CantuLuuk Praamstra

Latest Chip Counts

[user341276] • Niveau 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Matthew Schreiber us 135,000
Joseph Cheong us 131,000 131,000
Anthony Spinella us 122,000 93,000
Jason Wheeler us 120,000 60,000
Qui Nguyen us 115,000 61,000
Bernard Lee us 73,000
Vladimir Burstein cz 70,000 26,000
Hugo Perez us 65,000
Tony Miles us 60,500 -66,500
Alexandre Viard fr 37,000
Bryan Piccioli us 35,000 3,000
Pavel Plesuv md 32,000 -6,000
Keven Stammen us 15,000
Rainer Kempe de 4,500 -43,500
Kristen Bicknell ca Eliminé

Taylor Makes Backdoor Flush, Takes From Deeb

• Niveau 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Shaun Deeb opened to 2,200 from middle position. The player in the small blind called. Thomas Taylor, in the big blind, called as well. On the {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} flop, the small blind checked. Taylor checked. Deeb bet 3,000, the small blind called and Taylor stuck around with a call.

The turn was the {8-Diamonds}. The small blind checked. Taylor bet 7,500. Shaun called and the small blind folded.

The river was the {3-Diamonds}. Taylor continued for 17,500. Deeb went deep into the tank, then proceeded to call. Taylor tabled {4-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} for a flopped top pair that backdoored into a flush, and Deeb shook his head and mucked.

Thomas Taylor ca 155,000 155,000
Shaun Deeb us 34,000 -46,000

Tags: Shaun DeebThomas Taylor