2021 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #17: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em
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Event #17: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em
Jour 1a terminé

Yiming Li Bags Millionaire Maker Day 1a Chip Lead

• Niveau 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Yiming Li
Yiming Li

Day 1a of Event #17: $1,500 Millionaire Maker has concluded. It attracted a field of 2,564 players to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, and only 567 bagged up chips for Day 2.

Yiming Li shone brightest on the first of two flights, ending Day 1a with a tournament leading stack of 487,000. There us some distance between Li and the chasing pack; Donavan Dean is his nearest rival with 391,500 chips.

Mark Dube finds himself in third place after the first of two Day 1s. Dube came close to winning a bracelet in 2015 when he finished second in the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo event. He has done his chances of securing some poker gold no harm at all by being fastest out of the blocks in this tournament.

Event #17: $1,500 Millionaire Maker Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerChips
1Yiming Li487,000
2Donavan Dean391,500
3Mark Dube375,000
4Shan Jing374,500
5R.A. Villaluna366,000
6David Siegel363,000
7Nicholas Lebherz360,000
8Frank Bonacci352,500
9Keyu Qu347,500
10William Nguyen341,000

Plenty of well-known players were among those survivors, including, Chance Kornuth (324,000), Kitty Kuo (276,500), Asi Moshe (266,500), Anton Wigg (178,500), Shannon Shorr (101,000), Ryan Riess (97,000), and Adrian Mateos (70,000)

Not all players were fortunate to find a bag at the end of the day though, with such luminaries as Vanessa Kade, Shaun Deeb, and Tony Miles falling by the wayside before the curtain came down on proceedings.

Day 1b shuffles up at deals at 10:00 a.m. local time on October 9, and another bumper crowd is expected. Will anyone surpass Li's impressive stack? Stay tuned to PokerNews to find out.

Tags: Chance KornuthJeff PlattKitty KuoMark DubeRyan RiessSergio AidoShaun DeebTony MilesVanessa Kade

Official End of Day Chip Counts (complet)

YorkshirePud • Niveau 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Yiming Li us
Yiming Li
us 487,000 487,000
Donovan Dean US
Donovan Dean
US 391,500 391,500
Mark Dube us
Mark Dube
us 375,000 -10,000
Shan Jing us
Shan Jing
us 374,500 374,500
R.A. Villaluna US
R.A. Villaluna
US 366,000 366,000
David Siegel us
David Siegel
us 363,000
Nicholas Lebherz US
Nicholas Lebherz
US 360,000 360,000
Frank Bonacci us
Frank Bonacci
us 352,500 352,500
Keyu Qu us
Keyu Qu
us 347,500 347,500
William Nguyen au
William Nguyen
au 341,000 1,000
Jerry Utke us
Jerry Utke
us 340,500 340,500
Dominic Coombe au
Dominic Coombe
au 330,000
Daniel Sepiol us
Daniel Sepiol
us 325,500 325,500
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
us 324,000 -16,000
Clement Richez fr
Clement Richez
fr 300,000 300,000
Jeremy Eyer us
Jeremy Eyer
us 278,000 278,000
Kitty Kuo tw
Kitty Kuo
tw 276,500 -38,500
Alex Prok US
Alex Prok
US 274,000 274,000
Ezequiel Waigel ar
Ezequiel Waigel
ar 273,000 273,000
Asi Moshe il
Asi Moshe
il 266,500 227,500
Chander Jain us
Chander Jain
us 266,000 266,000
Craig Varnell us
Craig Varnell
us 265,500 -74,500
James Vales us
James Vales
us 264,000 264,000
Daniel Dayan IL
Daniel Dayan
IL 261,000 261,000
Clifford Huang US
Clifford Huang
US 260,500 260,500

Lire Plus

End Of Play

• Niveau 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

The players have bagged for the night. A day 1a recap and chip count will follow.

Big Stacks And Notables At The End Of the Night

• Niveau 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Donavan Dean US
Donavan Dean
US 389,000 389,000
Mark Dube us
Mark Dube
us 385,000 385,000
David Siegel us
David Siegel
us 363,000 363,000
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
us 340,000 130,000
William Nguyen au
William Nguyen
au 340,000 340,000
Dominic Coombe au
Dominic Coombe
au 330,000
Kitty Kuo tw
Kitty Kuo
tw 315,000 -10,000
Dan Sepiol us
Dan Sepiol
us 305,000 16,000
Jason Wheeler us
Jason Wheeler
us 250,000 10,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 247,000 -3,000
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 170,000 107,000
James Romero us
James Romero
us 167,000 119,000
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 86,000 14,000
Jamie Kerstetter us
Jamie Kerstetter
us 76,000 76,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 65,000 9,000
Jeff Platt us
Jeff Platt
us 65,000 -48,000
Kenneth Cleeton us
Kenneth Cleeton
us 65,000 12,000

Kuo Check Raised River

• Niveau 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Kitty Kuo
Kitty Kuo

Picking up action on the river with the board reading {8-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{j-Spades}. Kitty Kuo checked to her opponent and he put out a bet of 11,000 into a pot of 38,000. Kuo raised to 46,000 and the player tank called. Kuo tabled {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for the nuts.

Kitty Kuo tw
Kitty Kuo
tw 325,000 183,000

Tags: Kitty Kuo

McCormick Eliminated By Sepiol

• Niveau 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Tom McCormick
Tom McCormick

Tom McCormick raised to 4,000 in middle position and got three callers including Dan Sepiol in later position.

The flop came down {j-Spades}{6-Spades}{9-Diamonds} and McCormick bet 7,000 when the action got checked to him. Sepiol raised, which folded out the players behind him. McCormick went all in for 75,000. Sepiol called and the cards were tabled.

Tom McCormick: {a-Spades}{5-Spades}
Dan Sepiol: {j-Hearts}{9-Hearts}

The board ran out {3-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} and McCormick left the tournament area.

Dan Sepiol us
Dan Sepiol
us 289,000 75,000
Tom McCormick us
Tom McCormick
us Eliminé

Shaun Deeb Runs Into Aces

• Niveau 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Shaun Deeb
Shaun Deeb

Jason Wheeler recapped the action. Wheeler opened the action to 4,500, and Shaun Deeb three-bet to 13,500. The player behind Deeb went all-in with the covering stack, Wheeler folded, and Deeb called.

Shaun Deeb: {a-}{k-}
Opponent: {a-}{a-}

The board ran out {9-}{7-}{3-}{7-}{2-} and Shaun Deeb was eliminated.

At another table, Matt Berkey's seat was empty and he has left the tournament.

Jason Wheeler us
Jason Wheeler
us 240,000 219,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us Eliminé
Matt Berkey us
Matt Berkey
us Eliminé

Park's Kicker Good

• Niveau 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

Sejin Park had flatted an under the gun to 6,000 open from early position and two more players flatted behind.

The flop came down {j-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{5-Spades} and Park called a bet of 12,000 from the under the gun player while the other two players folded.

The turn of {j-Spades} was checked through, and the river came a {7-Clubs} and the under the gun player checked. Park bet 9,000, and the opponent called. Park turned over {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}, and the under-the-gun player said "kicker good" before tossing his hands into the muck.

Sejin Park kr
Sejin Park
kr 135,000 135,000

Tags: Sejin Park

PokerNews Podcast: Koon Gets WSOP Monkey Off His Back, Engel & Bronshtein Win Big

Chad_Holloway • Niveau 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
PokerNews Podcast
PokerNews Podcast

On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Jeff Platt and Chad Holloway come to you from the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

They bring you up to speed on all the big stories and winners from the series including recent GGPoker Ambassador Jason Koon getting the bracelet money off his back and a former WSOP Main Event champ claiming the Mixed Game Festival $30,000 Platinum Pass.

They also chat about early champs bolstered by behind-the-scenes interviews with winners including Koon, Ari Engel, and Yuval Bronshtein. Plus, they chat with online crusher Henri 'buttonclickr' Puustinen, who is considered one of the best heads-up players in the world.

Click here to listen to the new PN Podcast!