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2013 World Series of Poker

Event #6: $1,500 "Millionaire Maker" No-Limit Hold'em
Dias: 2
Event Info

2013 World Series of Poker

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Informações sobre o nível
200,000 / 400,000

Day 2 of the "Millionaire Maker" Tournament Comes to a Close

Nível 18 : 3,000/6,000, 500 ante
Andy Hwang
Andy Hwang

After ten grueling levels of poker action, a total of 133 runners survived the onslaught of all-ins, giving themselves a legitimate shot at the $1,000,000+ payday. Andy Hwang, who recently captured the 2013 World Poker Tour Borgata Winter Open championship for a score of over $700,000, became the unofficial chip leader late in the night, building a massive stack of 912,000 chips, good for more than four times the average stack.

The 1,481 survivors of yesterday's dual flights, Day 1a and 1b, reconvened this morning, and the work of culling the short stacks began in earnest. Among the notable pros to fall short during Day 2 were Kenna James, Maria Ho, Phil Hellmuth, Darryll Fish, Dennis Phillips, Lee Watkinson, Gavin Griffin, and a slew of other recognizable names from the poker circuit. In a tournament expressly designed to make a millionaire, many players with more than a million in career earnings fell by the wayside.

Eventually the money bubble was reached, and after only a few minutes of hand-for-hand play, an unfortunate player was eliminated in 649th place, assuring minimum cashes of $2,740 for those with chips remaining. As is typical with the lower buy-in events here at the WSOP, the boisterous announcement of "Congratulations players, you have all made the money!" was met with raucous cheers, and rapid fire all-in moves. Just an hour following the bubble bursting, over a hundred players headed to the payout cage, many still ecstatic after accomplishing every amateur player's primary goal.

Despite the exodus of pros that defined Day 2's early stages, a select group of experienced bracelet hunters did manage to bag and tag their chips by the end of the night. Two-time WSOP bracelet winner Scott Clements (294,000), who topped the chip counts after Day 1b, will highlight tomorrow's Day 3 action, along with Australian pro Brendon Rubie (487,000), Ryan Welch (346,000), and circuit grinder Mike Carroll (78,000). Each will return tomorrow trying to emerge from this Main Event-sized field and become the WSOP's first "Millionaire Maker" bracelet winner.

The surviving players will return to the Amazon Room at 1:00pm for a chance to reach the final table of this historic tournament. Below are the payouts awaiting those nine fortunate finalists, and while six-figure scores are nothing to scoff at, everybody will be gunning for the top spot, a gold bracelet, and a cool million bucks.


PokerNews Podcast Episode #154: We Got Outs feat. Bracelet Winner Chad Holloway

Nível 11 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Chad Holloway with his gold bracelet
Chad Holloway with his gold bracelet

PokerNews' own Chad Holloway won the first gold bracelet of the 2013 World Series of Poker, so naturally the crew breaks down the event and the amazing atmosphere in the Mothership. Holloway himself then joins the crew to talk about some key hands before heading to the ceremony to accept his bracelet.

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Day 2 of the Inaugural $1,500 "Millionaire Maker" Tournament Set to Begin

Scott Clements
Scott Clements

The second day of Event # 6 at the 2013 World Series of Poker, the $1,500 "Millionaire Maker" No-Limit Hold'em event, is set to begin shortly, and we welcome you back to PokerNews' continued coverage of this record-breaking tournament. After playing two separate flights yesterday (Day 1a and 1b), eight levels of grueling play whittled the field from 6,343 runners, an unprecedented number in terms of low buy-in WSOP tourneys, to 1,481 players.

After a hectic first day of play, in which the Rio and WSOP staff worked wonders to accommodate the massive field, the remaining players have moved to the Amazon Room, with the "Mothership" final table stage looming large in the background. Along with the thousands of amateurs who came for the chance at a million dollar payday, several notable pros weaved their way through the landmines to bag and tag a stack for moving day.

The first flight yesterday ended with Ryan Welch near the top of the leaderboard, and the former WSOP bracelet winner will hold 68,450 chips when play resumes today. Among the other professionals to advance from flight 1a were John Monnette, Tristan Wade, Timothy Adams and Jake Cody. Micah Raskin, Kenny Nguyen, Dennis Phillips, Dani Stern and Rupert Elder.

The second flight of Day 1 saw a two-time bracelet winner climb to the top of the chip counts, as Scott Clements used his patented aggressive style to mow down amateurs and fellow pros alike. Clements will begin play today with a stack of 66,225 chips, good enough to be considered one of the unofficial chip leaders. The WSOP legend T.J. Cloutier will also take a seat today, as will Phil Hellmuth, Maria Ho, Darryll Fish, Danny “Miami Boss” Suied, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, McLean Karr, 2010 Main Event runner-up John Racener, and a number of other notable names.

Stay tuned to PokerNews throughout the day for continuous live coverage of Day 2, as the remaining players try to navigate the minefield to make the "Millionaire Maker" final table.