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Thursday, July 09, 2020 to Thursday, July 09, 2020 Event #9: No Limit Hold'em 6-Max

  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $974,700
  • Entries: 1,026
  • Remaining: 1


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Friday, July 10, 2020 1:20 AM Local Time
Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen Wins 2020 WSOP Online Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max ($188,214)

"MacDaddy15" Turns the Flush to Eliminate "Im.Sorry" in 2nd Place

On Thursday night, the 2020 WSOP Online Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max drew 658 runners who rebought 368 times.

The 1,026-entry field resulted in a $974,700 prize pool, and after 10 hours of play, it was 70-year-old Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen coming out on top to win a $188,214 top prize and a WSOP gold bracelet.

While he's got plenty of live experience, the tournament marked his first time ever playing online poker. He navigated a field of young, online crushers to show that even a live player can succeed online.

McMillen, a regular on the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT), actually came fairly close to winning a bracelet in the past on a couple of occasions. In 2014, he finished 12th in Event #19: $1,500 NLH for $29,709, and a year later placed 10th in the 2015 WSOP Event #6: $1,000 NLH Hyper-Turbo for $14,255.

It was clearly a special moment for McMillen and his friends cheering him on.

2020 WSOP Event #9 Final Table Results

1Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen$188,214
2Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen$116,379
3Wade "WillowG23" Griffith$81,972
4Ruth "crazeelf666" Ruffman$58,482
5Chris "moodeez" Moody$42,301
6Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman$30,995

After Ray "Raytrg" Vilaman bubbled the tournament in 144th place, the eliminations came at a rapid pace. Among the notables to cash were Chris "Robotbob47" Moorman (141st - $1,656.99), Alan "mossadshark" Sternberg (109th - $1,754.46), Daniel "DNegs" Negreanu (96th - $1,851.93), Tara "bertperton" Cain (79th - $2,241.81), Yong Keun "LuckySpewy1" Kwon (56th - $2,729.16), Nick "cashUSklay" Schulman (43rd - $3,703.86), Anthony "heheh" Zinno (22nd - $5,360.25), Ryan "Adopt_aDogg0" Leng (10th - $10,331.82) and Aram "X69Podheiser" Zobian (8th - $17,447.13).

Final Table Action

This was Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman's second final table appearance this series but unfortunately, it was short-lived once again after he lost a flip holding ace-nine suited to McMillen's pair of ducks.

Chris "moodeez" Moody was the next to go after they three-bet jammed holding a suited jack-ten but was dominated by Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen holding king-jack. Moody flopped a broadway draw but the board finished with running fives ending their tournament in fifth place.

The final table eliminations continued in a flurry after Ruth "crazeelf666" Ruffman got her remaining chips in the middle holding a made hand of tens but ran into the pocket queens of Torgersen ending her night in fourth place.

After Wade "WillowG23" Griffith bowed out in third place – the result of getting it in on the river holding top-pair only to see Torgersen table a flush – the heads-up match was set with Torgersen holding almost a 2:1 chip lead over McMillen.

The Turning Point

Despite the disparity, it proved to be a back-and-forth affair until McMillen won a flip holding pocket tens against Torgersen's ace-queen. There wasn't much of a sweat as a ten appeared in the window giving McMillen a set to win the hand and from there he held a 19:1 chip advantage.

Torgersen Loses Crucial Race
Torgersen Loses Crucial Race

Ron McMillen
Ron McMillen

It only took two short hands after when Torgersen was eliminated in second place after they flopped top-pair holding king-four only to be flushed out on the turn by McMillen's ten-five of diamonds.

Immediately after the victory, McMillen and his friends headed to ARIA to celebrate with a bottle of Dom Pérignon.

Tomorrow's Action

The next tournament on the schedule – Event #10: $600 No-Limit Hold'em MonsterStack – will take place at 3 p.m. PDT on Friday. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will once again be reporting all the action, so be sure to tune in then to see who captures the fourth bracelet of the 2020 WSOP!

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Friday, July 10, 2020 1:10 AM Local Time
Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen Eliminated in 2nd Place (116,379.700)

Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen was all in preflop for 1,752,560 and Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen called.

Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen:   
Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen:   

Torgersen was ahead and connected with the     flop but it also gave McMillen the diamond flush draw.

The sweat didn't last long as the   turn completed McMillen's flush and the meaningless   completed the board on the river eliminating Torgersen in second place.

Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen20,520,0001,592,560
Friday, July 10, 2020 1:07 AM Local Time
McMillen Takes Massive Chip Lead After Doubling Through Torgersen

Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen limped in on the button, and Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen raised to 675,000 in the big blind. McMillen three-bet to 2,057,000, and Torgersen four-bet shoved for 11,040,280. McMillen didn't hesitate long before calling off their 9,447,720 stack.

Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen:   
Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen:   

It was a coin flip for nearly all of the chips in play, and McMillen found a dream     flop, giving them top set and leaving Torgersen looking for running cards to win the bracelet. The   turn and   river were safe for McMillen, and they took down the massive pot.

Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen18,927,4408,495,720
Friday, July 10, 2020 1:03 AM Local Time
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Friday, July 10, 2020 12:56 AM Local Time
Break Time

The final two players are off on a five-minute break.

Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen10,431,7202,815,000
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Friday, July 10, 2020 12:50 AM Local Time
Wade "WillowG23" Griffith Eliminated in 3rd Place ($81,972.27)

Ryan "Im.sorry" Torgersen limped in on the button, Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen folded in the small blind, and Wade "WillowG23" Griffith, who doubled up "MacDaddy15" a few hands prior, checked their option in the big blind.

Griffith check-called a bet of 160,000 from Torgersen on the     flop, and the   fell on the turn. Griffith checked again, and Torgersen bet 225,000. Griffith called.

Griffith checked for a third time on the   river, and Torgersen jammed. Griffith called off their last 1,614,568 with    for a pair of kings, but Torgersen rivered them with the    for a flush. Torgersen takes a nearly 3:2 chip lead into heads-up play with McMillen.

Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen7,616,7202,411,360
Friday, July 10, 2020 12:46 AM Local Time
Level 37 started
Level: 37
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 16,000
Friday, July 10, 2020 12:45 AM Local Time
Ruth "crazeelf666" Ruffman Eliminated in 4th Place ($58,482)

"Im.sorry" raised to 254,000 from the hijack, and Ruth "crazeelf666" Ruffman three-bet to 806,000 from the cutoff. "Im.sorry" four-bet shoved for 4,489,926, and Ruffman called off her last 4,443,786.

Ruth "crazeelf666" Ruffman:   

Ruffman needed to hit a ten to keep her tournament dreams alive, but the       board left "Im.sorry" wielding roughly half the chips in play.

Ruth "crazeelf666" Ruffman0-4,683,786
Friday, July 10, 2020 12:41 AM Local Time
Chris "moodeez" Moody Eliminated in 5th Place ($42,301.98)

Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen opened for 250,000 from the cutoff and then called Chris "moodeez" Moody three-bet jam of 890,486 from the small blind.

Ryan "Im.Sorry" Torgersen:   
Chris "moodeez" Moody:   

Moody was behind and the     flop paired Torgersen's king but it also gave Moody a Broadway draw.

Unfortunately for Moody, the board finished with running cards    ending their tournament in fifth place.

Friday, July 10, 2020 12:30 AM Local Time
Level 36 started
Level: 36
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 12,000
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Friday, July 10, 2020 12:30 AM Local Time
"Moodeez" Gets a Sweat, Still Doubles

Ruth "crazeelf666" Ruffman raised to 250,000 from the cutoff, then quickly called after "Moodeez" three-bet shoved for 489,243 on the button.

Ruth "crazeelf666" Ruffman:   

A bad situation turned great for "Moodeez" when the     flop delivered them a flush. Ruffman hit the case queen on the   turn to gain ten outs to earn the knockout, but the   river sent the double to "Moodeez".

Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen5,205,360-828,000
Ruth "crazeelf666" Ruffman4,683,786-2,124,243
Friday, July 10, 2020 12:25 AM Local Time
Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman Eliminated in 6th Place ($30,995.46)

Ian Steinman

"MacDaddy15" opened for 332,500 on the button and the called Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman's three-bet jam of 1,365,109 from the big blind.

Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman:   

Steinman was racing for his tournament life and he didn't mind the     flop that gave him the nut flush draw.

The   turn gave Steinman more outs drawing to broadway but the board paired with another on the river   ending his tournament in sixth place.

Steinman Loses Race
Steinman Loses Race
Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen6,033,3601,465,109
Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman0-1,375,109
Friday, July 10, 2020 12:19 AM Local Time
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Friday, July 10, 2020 12:18 AM Local Time
Final Table Chip Counts
Ruth "crazeelf666" Ruffman6,808,029115,000
Ron "MacDaddy15" McMillen4,568,251685,000
Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman1,375,10987,919
Friday, July 10, 2020 12:16 AM Local Time
John "PokerBull197" Dombrowski Eliminated in 7th Place ($23,100.39)

John "PokerBull197" Dombrowski open-jammed under the gun for 357,139 and Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman called from the big blind.

Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman:   
John "PokerBull197" Dombrowski:   

Dombrowski was ahead but had a sweat after the     flop gave Steinman the flush draw.

The   turn was safe for Dombrowski but the   river completed Steinman's flush eliminating Dombrowski in seventh place, setting the stage for the final table.

Ian "apokerjoker2" Steinman1,287,19079,219
John "PokerBull197" Dombrowski0-871,138
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Friday, July 10, 2020 12:16 AM Local Time
Level 35 started
Level: 35
Blinds: 50,000/100,000
Ante: 10,000
Friday, July 10, 2020 12:13 AM Local Time
Aram "X69Podheiser" Zobian Eliminated in 8th Place ($17,447.13)

Aram Zobian

Aram "X69Podheiser" Zobian raised to 250,500 from the cutoff, leaving himself just under a big blind behind in his stack. "WillowG23" jammed for 5,393,618 from the small blind. After "Moodeez" folded their big blind, Zobian called off his remaining 50,530.

Aram "X69Podheiser" Zobian:   

Zobian found a set on the     flop, but "WillowG23" turned a flush with the  . The   river failed to fill up Zobian, and he exits two spots shy of the final table.

Aram Zobian's Final Hand
Aram Zobian's Final Hand
Aram "X69Podheiser" Zobian0-1,124,390
Friday, July 10, 2020 12:09 AM Local Time
Dan "FATDAN44" Wach Eliminated in 9th Place ($13,353.39)

Dan "FATDAN44" Wach raised to 168,000 from the cutoff, and "WillowG23" called on the button.

Wach checked the     flop over to "WillowG23", who bet 240,000. Wach check-raised all in for 1,817,409, and "WillowG23" called.

Dan "FATDAN44" Wach:   

Wach's two pair held on the   turn, and he just needed to fade a heart to double up. Fate had other ideas, however, as the   river gave "WillowG23" the nuts and left Wach felted.

Dan "fatdan44" Wach0-2,217,409
Friday, July 10, 2020 12:01 AM Local Time
Level 34 started
Level: 34
Blinds: 40,000/80,000
Ante: 8,000
Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:56 PM Local Time
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The final nine players are off on a five-minute break.

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