2019 World Series of Poker

Event #19: Millionaire Maker - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Dias: 4
Event Info

2019 World Series of Poker

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Prize Pool
Informações sobre o nível
1,250,000 / 2,500,000

Event #19: Millionaire Maker - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Dia 4 Concluído

Ikeuchi Leads the Final Six in Event #19: Millionaire Maker - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Nível 40 : 600,000/1,200,000, 1,200,000 ante
Kazuki Ikeuchi
Kazuki Ikeuchi

And then there were six. After a busy day's play on Day 4 of Event #19: Millionaire Maker - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em, Kazuki Ikeuchi took the overall chip lead going into the fifth and final day of this very special event, hoping to be made a millionaire tomorrow on the live broadcast final table.

Joining Ikeuchi at the final table will be Cory Albertson, Lokesh Garg, Joshua Thibodaux, John Gorsuch, and [Removed:174], all of whom have already locked up the biggest cash of their poker careers. One player's survival was incredible, as Gorsuch was down to just two big blinds and in the under-the-gun position after losing a big flip with jacks to the ace-king of Garg with seven players remaining. Somehow he made it through to the final and will come into play with a playable stack. While Ikeuchi and Albertson both have 51 and 48 big blinds respectively, the other four players all hover around the 20-big-blind mark.

"I know how to get a bag don't I?" said Joshua Thibodaux about his day at the felt, then, apparently taking inspiration from Cardi B, who will be performing in Las Vegas this weekend, "About his coins like Mario, he runs this like cardio." Like every remaining player, he'll be hoping to bag that $1,344,930 top prize and the much-coveted WSOP bracelet.

The Millionaire Maker event started three days ago when a total 8,809 players began playing two starting flights and took a shot at becoming a guaranteed millionaire. 34 of those players returned on Day 4 with hopes of being in the final six that would go on to play one more day, this time on the big stage, under the bright lights and in the comfortable chairs of the feature table with the poker world watching.

Initially, the action was fast and the bust-outs came quickly with the field losing 13 players in the first two levels of play, but that pace slowed somewhat after the first break due to the deep stacks of the remaining players. Those players included 888 Ambassador Ana Marquez, who had the misfortune of going out one spot shy of the final table, and Joshua Reichard, who started the day as the chip leader, but who was the first elimination of the final table. From there it would take another two and a half hours and 64 hands of play to get down to the final six players when Bob Shao pushed all in with pocket deuces and was called and eliminated by Ikeuchi's pocket tens.

Play will resume at 12 noon local time on Wednesday as the world watches to discover who will become the latest overnight millionaire courtesy of the 50th annual World Series of Poker. You can find out what happens by following the action throughout via Pokernews.

Final Six Lineup

Nível 40 : 600,000/1,200,000, 1,200,000 ante

The final six players will line up as follows when play resumes on the WSOP Main Stage tomorrow at 12 noon local time.

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Cory AlbertsonUnited States57,475,00048 bb
2Lokesh GargUnited States28,800,00024 bb
3Kazuki IkeuchiJapan60,750,00051 bb
4John GorsushUnited States23,450,00020 bb
5Joshua ThibodauxUnited States26,975,00022 bb
6[Removed:174]Lithuania22,600,00019 bb

Bob Shao Eliminated in 7th Place ($204,306)

Nível 40 : 600,000/1,200,000, 1,200,000 ante
Bob Shao
Bob Shao

Hand #76: In the last hand of action on Day 4 Bob Shao moved all in from middle position. When action got to Kazuki Ikeuchi, he asked for a count, and after the dealer confirmed 15,550,000, Ikeuchi made the call.

Bob Shao: {2-Hearts}{2-Spades}
Kazuki Ikeuchi: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

The board ran out {8-Spades}{q-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}, which was no help to Shao and he was eliminated in 7th place, one spot shy of the final table that will be live-streamed tomorrow, but he will be taking home $204,306 for his great run.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Bob Shao us
Bob Shao

Tags: Bob ShaoKazuki Ikeuchi

Hands #69-75: Pushing and Shoving

Nível 40 : 600,000/1,200,000, 1,200,000 ante

Hand #69: Bob Shao moved all in from mid-position for 15,500,000 and got no action.

Hand #70: Cory Albertson raised to 2,700,000 from mid-position and everyone folded.

Hand #71: Joshua Thibodaux moved all in on the button for about 24,000,000 and got no action.

Hand #72: Lokesh Garg raised to 2,800,000 under the gun, and Albertson called in the big blind.
The flop came {8-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{3-Spades} and Garg threw in a bet of 3,500,000, which was enough to claim the pot.

Hand #73: Kazuki Ikeuchi raised to 2,800,000 under the gun and everyone folded.

Hand #74: Thibodaux opened to 3,000,000 from mid-position and got no action.

Hand #75: Thibodaux raised to 2,700,000 under the gun. Garg called from the button.
A flop reading {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{4-Hearts} was dealt and Thibodaux moved all in for about 25,000,000. Garg gave up his hand.

Tags: Cory AlbertsonJoshua ThibodauxKazuki IkeuchiLokesh Garg

Hands #65-68: Shao Shoves Twice

Nível 40 : 600,000/1,200,000, 1,200,000 ante

Hand #65: [Removed:174] went all in on the button and Cory Albertson asked for a count in the big blind. Once the dealer confirmed the amount, Albertson folded {k-Spades}{q-Hearts} face up and Tamasauskas returned the favor by flashing the {a-Diamonds}.

Hand #66: Bob Shao moved all in from the button, and this time It was Lokesh Garg's turn to ask for a count. He then folded when the dealer confirmed 9,525,000 and Shao showed ace-queen.

Hand #67: Shao shoves all in once again and took the blinds and antes for the second hand in a row.

Hand #68: Kazuki Ikeuchi raised to 4,000,000 from under-the-gun, and after it folded around to Garg in his big blind, he thought for a moment and then folded.

Tags: Bob ShaoCory AlbertsonKazuki Ikeuchi

Hands #59-64: Ikeuchi Three-bets for Victory, Gorsuch Folds Out Albertson

Nível 40 : 600,000/1,200,000, 1,200,000 ante

Hand #59: Lokesh Garg got a walk.

Hand #60: [Removed:174] raised to 2,400,000, and Garg called from the small blind. Kazuki Ikeuchi, in the big blind, three-bet to 21,200; Tamasauskas and Garg quickly folded.

Hand #61: Cory Albertson raised to 2,700,000 on the cutoff and Garg called on the button. The flop was {10-Spades}{7-Hearts}{2-Spades} and Albertson fired a bet of 1,700,000, that was enough to win the pot.

Hand #62: Albertson raised to 2,700,000 from the hijack and John Gorsuch in the small blind called.
The dealer fanned a flop of {8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} that was checked through to the {10-Clubs} turn. Gorsuch threw in a bet of 4,500,000 and Albertson let it go.

Hand #63: Tamasauskas got a walk.

Hand #64: Albertson raised to 2,475,000 under the gun and got no action.

Nível: 40

Blinds: 600,000/1,200,000

Ante: 1,200,000