Event #8: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em

Chips, Lots of Chips

[user169806] • Level 6: 100-200, 25 ante

Two talented ladies are climbing up the chip counts right now and are poised to make Day 2. Maria Ho is up to around 16,000 chip and is enjoying a shoulder massage, probably as a reward for accumulating such a stack, while Jamie Kerstetter is only 200 chips behind on 15,800.

The UK's Rhys Jones (11,300) and Sebastian Saffari (5,600) are doing OK for themselves, as is Adam Friedman who has 10,200. Freidman was disappointed when we spoke to him as he informed us he had 22,000 chips not so long ago.

Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
us 16,000 7,500
Jamie Kerstetter us
Jamie Kerstetter
us 15,800 -1,200
Rhys Jones gb
Rhys Jones
gb 11,300 -200
Adam Friedman us
Adam Friedman
us 10,200 -2,300
John O'Shea
John O'Shea
8,000 3,500
Chino Rheem us
Chino Rheem
us 7,000 -500
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 6,900 -1,800
Sebastian Saffari GB
Sebastian Saffari
GB 5,600 5,600
Yevgeniy Timoshenko ua
Yevgeniy Timoshenko
ua 5,250 750
Erick Lindgren us
Erick Lindgren
us 4,600 4,600
Brandon Meyers us
Brandon Meyers
us 4,300 -200
Matt Waxman us
Matt Waxman
us 3,900 3,900
Dan Kelly us
Dan Kelly
us 2,200 2,200
Heinz Kamutzki de
Heinz Kamutzki
de 2,075 -2,425
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se Out

Tagovi: Adam FriedmanMaria HoRhys Jones

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Look at That Big Boy

[user38873] • Level 6: 100-200, 25 ante

When I walked by his table the last time, I joked with Aaron Henderson and said that he will likely have added more chips again after his massive turnaround in the levels three and four. It turned out that he was just doing that, the Employees deep runner is already at more than 30,000!

Aaron Henderson us
Aaron Henderson
us 34,000 15,000

Tagovi: Aaron Henderson


Twice On the River

[user38873] • Level 5: 100-200, 0 ante

We only caught the action on the {5-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} where the opponent of Jamie Kerstetter bet 700. Kerstetter made the call with {A-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} and that was good enough to take down the pot, sending her to more than three times the starting stack.

Rhys Jones moved all in for 6,000 to claim a sizable pot on the {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} river, the opponent folded.

Jamie Kerstetter us
Jamie Kerstetter
us 17,000 4,000
Rhys Jones gb
Rhys Jones
gb 11,500

Samet Wants More of the Same

[user169806] • Level 5: 100-200, 0 ante

Larry Samet may not be a household name when it comes to poker, but he could be if he continues to accumulate chips at the rate he has done over the first five levels of the Millionaire Maker.

While on our rounds to find hands of interest, Samet's stack caught our eye, we counted it and found it contained chips worth 49,000.

"Have you been involved in many big hands or are you just running well?" we asked Samet.

"I'm running reeeaaarrrly well," came the reply.

Samet's stack puts him in the top 10 chip counts overall including those who have finished Day 1a, which puts him in a great position for a deep run here in Event #8.

Larry Samet
Larry Samet

Tagovi: Larry Samet

Shorr's Second Effort Was Short and Sweet

[user169806] • Level 5: 100-200, 0 ante

It seems like it was only a few minutes ago that we were telling you that Shannon Shorr had busted Day 1a of the Millionaire Maker and was jumping straight into the Day 1b flight. Well he's now busted from Day 1b, but is heading to register for tomorrow's $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em event.

See you tomorrow Mr Shorr.

Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us Out

Tagovi: Shannon Shorr

Weissman Is Winning

[user169806] • Level 5: 100-200, 0 ante

There may be a long, long way to go in the Millionaire Maker but Joey Weissman has done his chances of progressing to Sunday's Day 2 no harm at all by accumulating a big stack.

Weissman has 16,000 chips at the 100/200 and is cruising right now.

Joey Weissman16k at 100/200 #wsop #MillionaireMaker

Weissman won a WSOP bracelet in 2012 when he took down the $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em event, a victory that netted the man from Florida almost $700,000.

Joey Weissman us
Joey Weissman
us 16,000 11,500

Tagovi: Joey Weissman