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2017 World Series of Poker

Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
Jours 1a
Event Info

2017 World Series of Poker

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Prize Pool
Info Niveau
500,000 / 1,000,000

Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER

Jour 1a terminé

Day 1A of the Millionaire Maker is Complete

Niveau 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Boris Kolev Day 1A Chip Leader (290,700)
Boris Kolev Day 1A Chip Leader (290,700)

Day 1A of Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER is a wrap. The tournament drew 3,438 entires, significantly more then last year's 3,088. The day ended with 509 players who'll return for Day 2.

Boris Kolev (290,700) is the chip leader, however, he has a few other big stacks behind him, including Barry Hutter (259,900), Scott Skirba (207,500), Michael Falson (191,700), Darwin Giles (185,000), Kevin Saul (146,200), and Jonas Wexler (150,000).

Main Event winner Joe Cada finished the day with 66,700 chips, and Elky, the recent runner-up in the $111,000 High Roller for One Drop, finished with 60,200. Garrett Greer who finished as the runner-up in the 2016 Millionaire Maker, finished Day 1A with 54,000.

Many familiar faces entered but did not survive the day. Carlos Mortenson, Liv Boeree, Melanie Weisner, Greg Raymer, Andy Frankenberger, Eddy Sabat, Olivier Busquet, Jeff Madsen, Chris Ferguson, Ari Engel, and Sam Abernathy were some of the well-known players eliminated; they'll have the opportunity to play Day 1B tomorrow at 10 a.m.

All players who advance from both starting fields will combine and play Day 2 on Monday, June 12 at 11 a.m.

To find out who will walk away with the $1,000,000 first-place prize and a WSOP gold bracelet, keep your browser open to PokerNews.

Tags: Andy FrankenbergerAri EngelBarry HutterBoris KolevCarlos MortensonChris FergusonEddy SabatGreg RaymerJeff Madsenjonas wexlerKevin SaulLiv BoereeMelanie WeisnerOlivier Busquetscott skirba

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (complet)

Niveau 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Boris Kolev bg
Boris Kolev
290,700 290,700
WSOP 1X Winner
Barry Hutter us
Barry Hutter
259,900 79,900
WSOP 1X Winner
Scott Skriba us
Scott Skriba
207,500 207,500
Michael Falcon Ravn dk
Michael Falcon Ravn
191,700 191,700
Darwin Giles us
Darwin Giles
185,000 185,000
Frank Stepuchin us
Frank Stepuchin
180,700 180,700
Andre Garcia br
Andre Garcia
169,300 169,300
Rick Jones us
Rick Jones
154,300 154,300
Jonas Wexler us
Jonas Wexler
153,200 153,200
WSOP 1X Winner
Kevin Saul us
Kevin Saul
146,200 47,200
Gary Sewell us
Gary Sewell
138,800 138,800
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
136,200 136,200
WSOP 1X Winner
Dominic Ricciardi us
Dominic Ricciardi
134,300 42,300
Salim Admon us
Salim Admon
133,600 133,600
Chris Johnson us
Chris Johnson
131,400 131,400
Ekrem Bozkurt us
Ekrem Bozkurt
130,700 130,700
Muhammad Abdel Rahim us
Muhammad Abdel Rahim
130,700 130,700
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
127,700 127,700
WSOP 6X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Phung Ngo us
Phung Ngo
122,500 122,500
Ralph Perry us
Ralph Perry
122,500 122,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Stephen Graner us
Stephen Graner
121,700 121,700
Ala Aqel us
Ala Aqel
121,600 121,600
Roy Cohen us
Roy Cohen
117,200 117,200
Igor Yaroshevskyy ua
Igor Yaroshevskyy
116,900 116,900
Kyle Cartwright us
Kyle Cartwright
114,400 114,400
WSOP 1X Winner

Lire Plus

Myung Can't be Bought

Niveau 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Yevgeniy Timoshenko
Yevgeniy Timoshenko

John Myung was on the button and raised to 2,100. Yevgeniy Timoshenko was in the big blind and three-bet to 6,500. Myung called.

The flop was {9-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Spades}, and Timoshenko led for 5,000. Myung immediately moved all in for 27,000 total, sending Timoshenko into the tank. The two players bantered back and forth a couple of times before Timoshenko pulled out his wallet. About 30 seconds later, he folded and tried to get Myung to show what he had for the right price. He offered $10 then $15 and had more, but Myung refused and wouldn't be bought. He asked, "How much is second place?" insinuating that was his price.

The players on the table were all laughing and in good spirits, enjoying a brief moment of levity before they all put their poker faces back on and then next hand was dealt out.

Joueur Jetons Progression
John Myung us
John Myung
46,400 18,400
Yevgeniy Timoshenko ua
Yevgeniy Timoshenko
25,000 -12,000

Tags: John MyungYevgeniy Timoshenko

Niveau: 10

Blinds: 500/1,000

Ante: 100

Mike Sowers Survives and Doubles

Niveau 9 : 400/800, 100 ante

A player in middle position raised to 1,700, the player in the hijack reraised to 4,100, and Mike Sowers moved all in for 20,300. The initial raiser called, and the hijack folded.

Sowers: {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
Opponent: {a-}{k-}

The board ran out {8-}{5-}{2-}{4-}{3-}, and they chopped the pot for Sowers to survive.

A moment later, Sowers raised from early position to 1,600, and the player on the button called, along with the player in the big blind.

The flop came {q-}{9-}{3-}, it was checked to Sowers, who bet 2,000. The player on the button called, and the player in the big blind folded.

Heads-up on the {10-} turn, Sowers checked, and his opponent bet 4,500. Sowers moved all in for 18,500 and was called.

Sowers: {a-}{a-}
Opponent: {j-}{j-}

The river was a {7-}, and Sowers doubled up.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Mike Sowers us
Mike Sowers
50,000 15,500

Tags: Mike Sowers

Updated Counts From the Tan Section

Niveau 9 : 400/800, 100 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Michael Sanders us
Michael Sanders
110,000 42,000
Kathy Liebert us
Kathy Liebert
71,000 2,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Jesse Sylvia us
Jesse Sylvia
70,000 -1,500
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
67,000 45,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Alex Aqel us
Alex Aqel
61,000 34,500
Michael Rocco us
Michael Rocco
60,000 -1,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
46,500 5,500
WSOP 2X Winner
David "ODB" Baker us
David "ODB" Baker
42,000 22,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Federico Butteroni it
Federico Butteroni
40,000 -2,000
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
38,000 28,600
Yevgeniy Timoshenko ua
Yevgeniy Timoshenko
37,000 20,600
Neil Blumenfield us
Neil Blumenfield
33,000 -7,000
Mike Sexton us
Mike Sexton
13,000 -1,300
WSOP 1X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
11,000 -16,500
WSOP 4X Winner

Liv Boeree Eliminated

Niveau 9 : 400/800, 100 ante
Liv Boree Eliminated
Liv Boree Eliminated

Liv Boeree put her last 5,000 chips in preflop and was called by one player.

Boeree: {10-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
Opponent: {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

The board ran out {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}, and Boeree was sent to the rail.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Liv Boeree
Liv Boeree

Tags: Liv Boeree

Niveau: 9

Blinds: 400/800

Ante: 100