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2017 World Series of Poker

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

Day 1b in the Books

Niveau 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Brian Altman
Brian Altman

Day 1b of Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER is done. Today there were 4,323 entries, which makes the total amount of entries for this event 7,761. The day wrapped up with 678 players who will return for Day 2 tomorrow, together with the survivors from Day 1a.

The end-of-day chip leader is Brian Altman (227,800), but he has other big stacks behind him, including Billy Graybeal (209,200), Scott Skirba (207,500), Adam White (182,000), David Peters (173,200), Dustin Fox (168,600), and Kenny Hallaert (148,500). Recent bracelet winners David Pham (68,500) and John Racener (32,100) have also gone through to tomorrow.

More notable names that will be returning for Day 2 include Antonio Esfandiari (73,900), Joe Elpayaa (91,800), Dan O’Brien (65,300), Ravi Raghavan (108,000), Tristan Wade (19,400), Darryll Fish (63,600), Jeff Gross (9,000), Dutch Boyd (68,500), Johanssy Joseph (62,000), Matt Waxman (46,600), and Jake Bazeley (108,600).

They and the rest of the players will all be competing for a total prize pool of $10,477,350, and a min-cash tomorrow will earn a player $2,249. Everyone will be gunning for that first prize of $1,221,407 and the gold WSOP bracelet, though.

The final 1,187 players will come together tomorrow for Day 2 starting at 11 a.m. As only 1,165 of them will finish in the money, the bubble will probably burst soon after play has started, so make sure to keep your eyes on PokerNews.

Tags: Antonio EsfandiariBilly GraybealBrian AltmanDan O'BrienDarryll FishDavid PetersDavid PhamDutch BoydJacob BazeleyJeff GrossJoe ElpayaaJohn RacenerKenny HallaertMatt WaxmanRavi RaghavanTristan Wade

Play Concludes for the Night

Niveau 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

Those who survived Flight B have bagged and tagged for the night. According to the tournament clock, 711 players have advanced from this flight, and they will join the 509 from Flight A for Day 2 tomorrow at 11 a.m.

A full recap will be posted shortly.

End of Day Chip Counts (complet)

Niveau 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Brian Altman us
Brian Altman
227,800 12,800
Billy Graybeal us
Billy Graybeal
209,200 39,200
Adam White us
Adam White
Peter Lewis us
Peter Lewis
David Peters us
David Peters
173,200 103,200
WSOP 2X Winner
Dustin Fox us
Dustin Fox
168,600 146,600
Patrick Serda ca
Patrick Serda
164,500 164,500
Shawn Moore us
Shawn Moore
John White us
John White
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
148,500 -41,500
Clayton Fletcher us
Clayton Fletcher
134,300 61,200
Yen Chen tw
Yen Chen
Andrew Jernigan us
Andrew Jernigan
Timothy Rutherford ca
Timothy Rutherford
Romain Lewis fr
Romain Lewis
Sumit Sapra in
Sumit Sapra
Sam Nguyen us
Sam Nguyen
Tanner Bibat us
Tanner Bibat
120,900 49,700
WSOP 2X Winner
John Allan Hinds us
John Allan Hinds
Kyle Knecht us
Kyle Knecht
117,400 54,400
Thanh Nguyen au
Thanh Nguyen
Mario Angheleddu it
Mario Angheleddu
Budwey Salhab us
Budwey Salhab
Anatoly Filatov ru
Anatoly Filatov
115,000 89,000
Rodger Johnson us
Rodger Johnson

Lire Plus

Brian Altman Takes Late-Night Chip Lead

Niveau 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

Brian Altman has been chipping up quickly in the late levels of the night, including in these two hands just witnessed.

In the first hand, with the board reading {A-Clubs}{9-Spades}{4-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{K-Spades}, the big blind checked, and Altman bet 8,000 in late position, enough to put his opponent all in. His opponent called, and Altman showed him the bad news: {A-Spades}{8-Spades} for the nut flush.

The next hand, heads-up again, the flop was {Q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{7-Hearts}, and Altman's opponent in the big blind checked. Altman bet 3,500 in middle position, and his opponent check-raised to 8,500. Altman called, and they both checked the {10-Hearts} turn. The river was the {9-Clubs}, and the big blind checked. Altman bet 18,000, about half his opponent's stack, and his opponent tank-called.

Altman had the goods again — this time, it was {Q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for nines full of queens to win that pot, too. He took the chip lead with those two pots and is the only player over 200,000 for the moment.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Brian Altman us
Brian Altman
215,000 215,000

Niveau: 10

Blinds: 500/1,000

Ante: 100

Miguel Use is Out

Niveau 9 : 400/800, 100 ante

Miguel Use moved all in from the under-the-gun position. The player in the small blind went all in, too, and the big blind folded.

Use: {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}
Opponent: {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {7-Clubs}{J-Spades}{J-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}, no help for Use, and he was eliminated.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Miguel Use be
Miguel Use

Tags: Miguel Use

Matt Berkey's Two Pair Good

Niveau 9 : 400/800, 100 ante

A player in middle position raised to 2,200, Matt Berkey called in the small blind, and Aaron Johnson came along in the big blind.

The flop came {8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{2-Clubs}, and it checked to the preflop raiser, who bet 3,800. Berkey called, and Johnson folded. On the {5-Clubs} turn, both players checked, and the river was the {7-Diamonds}. Berkey checked, and his opponent checked back.

Berkey tabled {10-Spades}{8-Spades} for two pair, eights and fives, to win the pot.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Matt Berkey us
Matt Berkey
44,000 32,000

Tags: Matt Berkey

Some Stacks Still Remaining

Niveau 9 : 400/800, 100 ante

Below are some counts with 900 players still remaining in Flight B. Billy Graybeal is vying for the chip lead of this flight.

There is a little more than one level of play left before players bag for the night.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Billy Graybeal us
Billy Graybeal
170,000 170,000
Joe Elpayaa us
Joe Elpayaa
88,000 82,000
David Peters us
David Peters
70,000 -2,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Mark Dube us
Mark Dube
64,000 64,000
Kyle Knecht us
Kyle Knecht
63,000 63,000
Aaron Johnson us
Aaron Johnson
60,000 19,000
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
56,000 -2,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Ryan Pochedly us
Ryan Pochedly
54,000 54,000
Alex Ziskin us
Alex Ziskin
46,500 12,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Robert Cheung ca
Robert Cheung
45,000 -30,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Connor Drinan us
Connor Drinan
45,000 45,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Vincent Moscati us
Vincent Moscati
43,000 30,000
Tyler Patterson us
Tyler Patterson
41,000 32,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jeremy Stein us
Jeremy Stein
40,000 27,000
Ylon Schwartz us
Ylon Schwartz
33,000 24,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Tom Koral us
Tom Koral
28,000 28,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Josh Vizcarra us
Josh Vizcarra
28,000 16,000