2017 World Series of Poker

Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
Jours 2
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 2 terminé

Senovio Ramirez III Leads the Millionaire Maker at the End of Day 2

Niveau 20 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
Senovio Ramirez III
Senovio Ramirez III

The clock is paused and ten more levels are in the books at the end of Day 2 of the Millionaire Maker. Just two more days remain before the 2017 World Series of Poker crowns yet another millionaire, and 136 players are still in contention.

Senovio Ramirez III is the clear chip leader at the end of the night, finishing with a whopping 1,570,000 chips, good for 130 big blinds coming back to blinds at 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante. The second spot on the leader board belongs to Lucas Blanco (1,339,000), with Daniel Lee rounding out the top three stacks with 1,196,000 chips. Of the remaining players, just nine of them have stacks over a million, from the 7,500-chip starting stack on Day 1.

The day began with 1,187 players from a total of 7,761 entries between the two starting days, making this the second-biggest Millionaire Maker event in WSOP's history. The tournament director also announced that this tournament has the second-largest number of payouts in WSOP history.

Within the first 15 minutes of the first level of the day, the bubble had burst, but not before Frank Kassela had Jordan Knackstedt on the ropes and in the tank for about 13 minutes. Knackstedt eventually folded, and it was Todd Taylor who turned a straight and rivered a flush to eliminate Robert Bourkney on the stone bubble. Bourkney held two pair and couldn't fill up to save his tournament life.

Some of the notables who are still in the running for the elusive WSOP gold bracelet and first-place prize of $1,221,407 include Brian Altman (1,112,000), Mark Dube (951,000), Jessica Dawley (650,000), Stanley Lee (575,000), Thomas Taylor (526,000), Kenny Hallaert (523,000), Joe Cada (508,000), Arkadiy Tsinis (483,000), Bertrand 'Elky' Grospellier (451,000), Brian Rast (357,000), Bryan Piccioli (318,000), Shawn Buchanan (266,000), Jacob Bazeley (208,000), Matt Affleck (207,000), Farah Galfond (190,000), and Jordan Cristos (105,000).

With such a massive field, it's no surprise that a ton of familiar faces made it deep in the money today, including Humberto Brenes (180th place - $6,948), Nacho Barbero (209th place - $6,948), David Peters (212th place - $6,943), Upeshka De Silva (224th place - $6,943), David Pham (225th place - $6,943), Garrett Greer (336th place - $5,298), Maria Ho (397th place - $4,683), and Antonio Esfandiari (736th place - $2,861).

Day 3 begins at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, and players will battle it out for another ten levels. The remaining field will advance to Day 4 on Wednesday, and a winner will be crowned.

Keep following along as PokerNews brings all of the action on the way to crowning yet another millionaire!

Day 3 Seat Draw

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Brasilia7141Gerald CunniffUnited States504,000
Brasilia7142Thomas TaylorCanada526,000
Brasilia7143Ronald McGinnityUnited States131,000
Brasilia7144Bertrand GrospellierFrance451,000
Brasilia7145Brent RobertsUnited States422,000
Brasilia7146Scott SkribaUnited States152,000
Brasilia7147Sumit SapraIndia210,000
Brasilia7148Brayden GazlayUnited States1,101,000
Brasilia7151Mstr LynchUnited States346,000
Brasilia7152Gary SewellUnited States444,000
Brasilia7154Farah GalfondUnited States190,000
Brasilia7155Kurt LichtmanUnited States102,000
Brasilia7156Ryan BuckholtzUnited States275,000
Brasilia7157Martin MatrancaUnited States483,000
Brasilia7158Harsukhpaul SanghaCanada980,000
Brasilia7159Brent NoklebyUnited States215,000
Brasilia7161Daniel LeeKorea1,196,000
Brasilia7162Aaron JohnsonUnited States416,000
Brasilia7164Ihar SoikaBelarus197,000
Brasilia7165Jessica DawleyUnited States650,000
Brasilia7166Jeremy DreschUnited States610,000
Brasilia7167Chad J BrownUnited States726,000
Brasilia7168Idan RavivIsrael94,000
Brasilia7169Daniel ChanUnited States384,000
Brasilia7171Thu TranUnited States164,000
Brasilia7172Muhammad Abdel RahimUnited States825,000
Brasilia7173Yervand BoyadjianUnited States1,023,000
Brasilia7174In Sun GeoumUnited States387,000
Brasilia7175Thomas BradyUnited States169,000
Brasilia7176Ralph PerryUnited States643,000
Brasilia7177James BuckleyUnited States291,000
Brasilia7178Victor WanUnited States1,101,100
Brasilia7179Harald SammerAustria345,000
Brasilia7181Ekrem BozkurtUnited States134,000
Brasilia7182Joe CadaUnited States508,000
Brasilia7183Maxim SemisoshenkoRussia175,000
Brasilia7184Martin VegaUS759,000
Brasilia7185Scott BaumsteinUnited States1,187,000
Brasilia7186Jonathan LevyUnited States296,000
Brasilia7188Thanh HoaUnited States303,000
Brasilia7189Kevin HoUnited States253,000
Brasilia7191Bradley WebertUnited States35,000
Brasilia7192Martin CarneroUnited States659,000
Brasilia7193Marc MacDonnellIreland873,000
Brasilia7194Andras KoroknaiHungary275,000
Brasilia7195Shawn HeckermanUnited States603,000
Brasilia7196Aharon ShabtayAustralia134,000
Brasilia7197Scott VenerUnited States150,000
Brasilia7198Boris KolevBulgaria420,000
Brasilia7199Scott MargeresonUnited Kingdom144,000
Brasilia7201Andy PhanUnited States100,000
Brasilia7202Patrick RuthUnited States772,000
Brasilia7203Kyung LeeUnited States143,000
Brasilia7204Harvey AlegadoUnited States609,000
Brasilia7205Kenny HallaertBelgium523,000
Brasilia7206Joshua MountainUnited States182,000
Brasilia7207Anthony FungUnited States189,000
Brasilia7208Binh NguyenUnited States170,000
Brasilia7209Joshua GibsonUnited States616,000
Brasilia7211Georgios KapalasGreece206,000
Brasilia7212Kyle KnechtUnited States278,000
Brasilia7213Mark DubeUnited States951,000
Brasilia7214Joseph HebertUnited States246,000
Brasilia7215Leonardo PatacconiUnited States738,000
Brasilia7216Lucas BlancoSpain1,339,000
Brasilia7217Asi MosheIsrael724,000
Brasilia7219Dejuante AlexanderUnited States411,000
Brasilia7222Mike VanierUnited States164,000
Brasilia7223David HubbardUnited States169,000
Brasilia7224Brian RastUnited States357,000
Brasilia7225Ronald GesmundoCanada33,000
Brasilia7226Kyle CartwrightUnited States326,000
Brasilia7227Matt AffleckUnited States207,000
Brasilia7228Dominic RicciardiUnited States404,000
Brasilia7229Andrew HollandUnited States214,000
Brasilia7231Senovio Ramirez IIIUnited States1,570,000
Brasilia7232Shawn BuchananCanada266,000
Brasilia7233Thomas DoussanUnited States433,000
Brasilia7234Brian AltmanUnited States1,112,000
Brasilia7236Farzad BonyadiUnited States356,000
Brasilia7237John MyungUnited States440,000
Brasilia7238Eric RappaportUnited States404,000
Brasilia7239Alexander FarahiUnited States782,000
Brasilia7241Josep Maria Galindo LopezSpain246,000
Brasilia7242Paul MichaelisGermany155,000
Brasilia7243Brian GormanUnited States271,000
Brasilia7244Vincent IndrizzoUnited States174,000
Brasilia7245Frederick FerrellUnited States238,000
Brasilia7246Jimmy TranUnited States103,000
Brasilia7247Michael Delvecchio IiiUnited States572,000
Brasilia7248Jonathan KaramalikisAustralia345,000
Brasilia7251Warren SheavesUnited States730,000
Brasilia7252Thomas LefortCanada530,000
Brasilia7253Daniel KruseUnited States174,000
Brasilia7254Navid Mohabaty-DoostCanada178,000
Brasilia7255John LealUnited States127,000
Brasilia7256Adrian AttenboroughAustralia61,000
Brasilia7257Lester JoslinUnited States490,000
Brasilia7258Hector MartinUnited States550,000
Brasilia7259Kevin O'DonnellUnited States650,000
Brasilia7261Leo KaplinUnited States158,000
Brasilia7262Aaron OvertonUnited States276,000
Brasilia7263Krzysztof TarapataCanada163,000
Brasilia7264Alexander MiedlGermany365,000
Brasilia7265Bob BounahraBelize417,000
Brasilia7266Jacob BazeleyUnited States208,000
Brasilia7267Vic PeppeUnited States266,000
Brasilia7268Arkadiy TsinisUnited States483,000
Brasilia7269TM WilliamsUnited States930,000
Brasilia7271Thiago GrigolettiBrazil371,000
Brasilia7272Jordan CristosUnited States105,000
Brasilia7273Bryce YockeyUnited States962,000
Brasilia7274Mitch SchockUnited States495,000
Brasilia7275Jonathan GrayUnited States758,000
Brasilia7276Phung NgoUnited States280,000
Brasilia7277Kevin DegrooteUnited States517,000
Brasilia7278Robert ChowUnited States380,000
Brasilia7279Richard AlsupUnited States329,000
Brasilia7281Lucas OrsatelliFrance460,000
Brasilia7282Michael Falcon RavnDenmark1,135,000
Brasilia7283Kevin SchulzUnited States327,000
Brasilia7284Jason StrasserUnited States386,000
Brasilia7285Yuriy BoykoIreland523,000
Brasilia7286Gregory KatayamaCanada119,000
Brasilia7287Moritz DietrichAustria79,000
Brasilia7288Chen Yu HungUnited States201,000
Brasilia7289Yossi KrispinUnited States475,000
Brasilia7291Allan SannierFrance385,000
Brasilia7292Pablo MarizCanada424,000
Brasilia7293Timothy VanceUnited States95,000
Brasilia7294Bryan PiccioliUnited States318,000
Brasilia7295Rumen NanevBulgaria889,000
Brasilia7296Dustin LeeUnited States130,000
Brasilia7297Igor ZektserUnited States293,000
Brasilia7298Lisa HamiltonUnited States456,000
Brasilia7299Stanley LeeUnited States575,000

Tags: Antonio EsfandiariArkadiy TsinisBertrand GrospellierBrian AltmanBrian RastDavid PetersDavid PhamFrank KasselaGarrett GreerHumberto BrenesJacob BazeleyJessica DawleyJoe CadaJordan CristosJordan KnackstedtKenny HallaertMaria

End-of-Day Chip Counts (complet)

Niveau 20 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Senovio Ramirez III us
Senovio Ramirez III
1,570,000 190,000
Lucas Blanco es
Lucas Blanco
1,339,000 1,297,300
Daniel Lee us
Daniel Lee
1,196,000 -74,000
Scott Baumstein us
Scott Baumstein
1,187,000 1,125,300
Michael Falcon Ravn dk
Michael Falcon Ravn
1,135,000 943,300
Brian Altman us
Brian Altman
1,112,000 -248,000
Victor Wan us
Victor Wan
1,101,100 1,010,700
Brayden Gazlay us
Brayden Gazlay
1,101,000 1,038,100
Yervand Boyadjian am
Yervand Boyadjian
1,023,000 930,300
Harsukhpaul Sangha ca
Harsukhpaul Sangha
980,000 930,200
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
962,000 825,800
WSOP 1X Winner
Mark Dube us
Mark Dube
951,000 676,000
TM Williams us
TM Williams
930,000 879,000
Rumen Nanev bg
Rumen Nanev
889,000 853,200
Marc MacDonnell ie
Marc MacDonnell
Muhammad Abdel Rahim us
Muhammad Abdel Rahim
825,000 694,300
Alexander Farahi us
Alexander Farahi
782,000 703,700
Patrick Ruth us
Patrick Ruth
772,000 707,100
Martin Vega us
Martin Vega
759,000 736,500
Jonathan Gray us
Jonathan Gray
758,000 706,600
Leonardo Patacconi it
Leonardo Patacconi
738,000 718,800
Warren Sheaves us
Warren Sheaves
730,000 50,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Chad J Brown us
Chad J Brown
726,000 416,000
Asi Moshe il
Asi Moshe
724,000 701,300
WSOP 4X Winner
Martin Carnero pe
Martin Carnero
659,000 629,900

Lire Plus

Four More Hands

Niveau 20 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante

The tournament director has paused the clock, and the remaining players will battle it out for four more hands before bagging their chips for the night.

Play will restart tomorrow for Day 3 at 11:00 a.m.

Blanco Wins the Race

Niveau 20 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante

Lucas Blanco has been cruising through the day and it shows with the number of chips he has in front of him. Blanco recently got involved in a hand with an opponent where they got all the chips in the middle preflop. His opponent looked to be all-in for roughly 210,000 and held {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} vs Blanco's {J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}.

The flop came {A-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} and his opponent took the lead in the hand. The turn was the {7-Hearts} and the river landed the {J-Hearts} giving Blanco a set. His opponent let out a big "Nooooo!" loud enough for the whole room to hear and making some people jump out of their seats. Blanco quietly stacked his chips and went about his business.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Brian Altman us
Brian Altman
1,360,000 645,000

Notable Chip Counts; Senovio Ramirez III Leads

Niveau 20 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante

A last look around the room at some of the notable stacks before the action ends for the evening, with Senovio Ramirez III leading the way.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Senovio Ramirez III us
Senovio Ramirez III
1,380,000 1,272,000
Daniel Lee us
Daniel Lee
1,270,000 1,238,300
Jessica Dawley us
Jessica Dawley
735,000 210,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
635,000 30,000
Joe Cada us
Joe Cada
620,000 100,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 4X Winner
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
480,000 205,000
WSOP 2X Winner

Last Level of the Night

Niveau 20 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante

Level 20 has begun, meaning just 60 minutes remain before the end of the night.

The remaining players will bag and tag their chips and return for Day 3 tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.

Niveau: 20

Blinds: 5,000/10,000

Ante: 1,000

Eliminations; Pay Jump to $6,043

Niveau 19 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante

The following notable players were eliminated within the next pay jump to $6,043: Jeremy Ausmus, Simon Deadman, Shankar Pillai, Timothy Ulmer, Rex Clinkscales, Barry Schultz, Justin Zaki, Bradley Lubetkin, Ravi Raghavan, and Tim West.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Nicholas Rocha us
Nicholas Rocha
Anatoly Filatov ru
Anatoly Filatov
Derek Wakamiya us
Derek Wakamiya
Matt Vengrin us
Matt Vengrin
Jeremy Ausmus us
Jeremy Ausmus
WSOP 6X Winner
Christopher Kay us
Christopher Kay
Thomas Lutz us
Thomas Lutz
Eric Maikranz us
Eric Maikranz
Frederick Li us
Frederick Li
Peter Cho us
Peter Cho
Pete Vilandos us
Pete Vilandos
Raad Farida us
Raad Farida
Travis Lutes us
Travis Lutes
George Hill us
George Hill
Timothy Miles us
Timothy Miles
Sameer Aljanedi us
Sameer Aljanedi
Simon Deadman gb
Simon Deadman
Shankar Pillai us
Shankar Pillai
WSOP 2X Winner
Rodrigo Portaleoni br
Rodrigo Portaleoni
Anthony Niznik us
Anthony Niznik
Lachezar Petkov bg
Lachezar Petkov
Ervin Cruz at
Ervin Cruz
Stephen Woodhead gb
Stephen Woodhead
Jeosafat Cruz us
Jeosafat Cruz
Johnny Ngo us
Johnny Ngo

Lire Plus

Brian Rast Sends Two to the Rail

Niveau 19 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante
Brian Rast
Brian Rast

There was some commotion over on Brian Rast's table, and two players were on their feet.

The board read {q-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{j-Clubs}, and Rast had {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} in front of him for the nut straight, along with the fact that he had flopped a Royal Flush draw. According to a player at the table, all of the chips went in the middle with a total of three players. One held two black sevens, and the other held ace-queen offsuit.

Rast had both players covered and graciously shook their hands as they were sent to the rail near the end of Day 2.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
600,000 450,000
WSOP 6X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer

Tags: Brian Rast