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2019 50th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, June 07, 2019 to Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $11,892,150
  • Entries: 8,809
  • Remaining: 0

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Monday, June 10, 2019 1:29 AM Local Time
Sam Cosby Leads the Millionaire Maker

Sam Cosby

As the Millionaire Maker's massive field was cut down to size on Day 2, a few big names were left heading into Day 3 with a chipstack to match their ambitions of becoming the latest 2019 WSOP millionaire and claiming one of the marquee bracelets of the summer. Among those players hunting the $1 million-plus payday include Sam Cosby, the tournament reporter who took a summer off to play at the WSOP, after he emerged at the end of the day with a massive stack of 3,023,000. Cosby looks to be the only player above the 3 million mark but is followed in the early chip counts by Nathan Russler (2,443,000), 2015 Main Event champion Joe McKeehen (2,416,000), Kathy Liebert (1,375,00) and three-time bracelet winner Dutch Boyd (491,000).

A field of 2,268 began play in Monday's restart hoping for a share of the $11,892,150 prize pool. The winner will take home a first-place prize of $1,344,930. The first two flights brought in 8,809 entries in the multi-entry format, and only 309 players remain for Day 3.

The Day 2 action was fast from the off, with players flying out of the door and others, of course, making strides towards the top of the chipcounts. Cosby, however, left some of his success until very late in the day after winning a massive pot during the last level when he reraised all-in for 1,316,000 on a flop of    , against Richard Tuhrim who made the call after a long think.

Holding   , Cosby had to hit the board, but had two overs and the nut flush draw, facing Tuhrim's   . The   fell on the turn but the   river completed the board, giving the flush to Cosby to claim the pot and take over the chip lead.

End of Day Recap

The money bubble burst in the middle of the day with 1,322 players making a minimum payout of $2,246, and thereafter, plenty of bracelets winner were busted, such as Phil Hellmuth ($2324) whose aces fell against jack-nine when his opponent found two pair on the board. He was followed by Michael Addamo ($2,421), John Racener ($2,545), Phillip Hui ($2,545), Adrian Mateos ($2,421), David Pham ($2,699), Justin Liberto ($2,545), Kyle Julius ($2,699) and the 2017 Player of the Year Chris Ferguson ($3, 713) .

Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

Often among the biggest stacks of the tournament and the first player to reach a million chips, the Brazilian pro Joao Simao lost a huge part of his stack before the last break of the day when he pushed all in with ace-high and was called by his opponent with a pair of nines. He ended up bagging a comfortable stack of 1,891,000 for Day 3, but might be left thinking it could have been more.

A few other notables still alive at the end of the day include Kenny Hallaert (526,000), Steven van Zadelhoff (1,400,000), Calvin Anderson (1,674,00), Ramon Colillas (928,000), Arthur Conan (875,000), Matt Berkey (717,000), Ana Marquez (372,000) and current WSOP Player of the Year frontrunner Daniel Zack (338,000).

One of the last bustouts of the day was Maria Lampropulos who lost her last 37 big blinds four-bet shoving preflop with    against her opponent, who held    who turned the nut flush.

Day 3 of this four-day event picks up on Monday at 12 noon with 10 more levels of play and a 15-minute break every two levels. Stay tuned on PokerNews for all the live updates.

Monday, June 10, 2019 1:03 AM Local Time
End-of-Day Chip Counts
Samuel Cosby3,023,000-217,000
Eli Laufer2,521,0002,521,000
Nathan Russler2,443,000-257,000
Joe McKeehen2,416,000456,000
Renato Kaneoya2,351,000551,000
Ryan Leng2,277,0002,117,900
Vincas Tamasauskas2,265,0002,079,900
Ricky Welch1,920,0001,826,700
Joao Simao1,891,0001,431,000
Joshua Reichard1,854,0001,759,000
Jacob Naumann1,808,000620,000
Joshua Turner1,771,000606,000
Kazuki Ikeuchi1,743,0001,605,200
Calvin Anderson1,674,000284,000
Seungmook Jung1,613,0001,372,500
Hunter Frey1,540,0001,035,000
David Goodman1,511,0001,410,900
Michael Matrone1,455,000-61,000
Fabian Gumz1,440,0001,440,000
James Sievers1,430,0001,358,000
Steven van Zadelhoff1,400,000330,000
Joshua Gibson1,390,0001,137,000
Kathy Liebert1,375,000475,000
Seth Fischer1,370,000-80,000
Conor Kelly1,369,0001,281,900
Yoon Cheon1,360,0001,268,400
Mike Vanier1,353,0001,179,800
Daniel Chan1,345,0001,191,200
Frank Bonacci1,343,0001,099,400
Roscoe Light1,343,0001,180,900
Hamza Firdawcy1,340,0001,245,800
Raymond Rice1,319,0001,264,300
Anthony Calabrese1,315,0001,250,600
Luis Pinho1,305,000931,200
Pavlo Veksler1,274,0001,227,400
Yorane Kerignard1,246,0001,166,000
Caleb King1,214,000843,000
Michael Scarborough1,213,0001,112,100
Joshua Thibodaux1,191,000975,800
Jan Christoph Von Halle1,185,0001,056,200
Oleksandr Trokhymenko1,176,000326,000
Stefan Fabian1,164,000918,000
Derek Sudell1,159,0001,010,000
Scott Clements1,155,000-145,000
Joshua Ladines1,155,0001,019,100
Andrew Hinrichsen1,150,000998,000
David Harmon1,149,0001,032,200
Lokesh Garg1,148,0001,043,800
Dianlei Zhang1,136,000885,800
Matthew Zarcadoolas1,135,000-215,000
Taylor Carroll1,134,0000
Niel Mittelman1,134,000886,400
Jeremy Wien1,130,000976,800
Charles Alex Barton1,123,000832,600
Eric Bunch1,101,000922,000
Fahredin Mustafov1,100,000836,000
Yung Hwang1,085,0001,085,000
Michael Hauptman1,080,000889,500
Justin Young1,073,000583,000
Alan Cutler1,071,000922,400
Steven Forman1,054,000877,400
Brian Mancilla1,046,00046,000
Richard Williams1,001,000900,900
Carlos Citara1,000,079872,679
Robert Kuhn1,000,020580,020
John Allan Hinds1,000,000828,200
Ashish Ahuja996,0000
Damon Musgrave988,000857,500
Patrick Stacey982,0000
Keith Lehr976,000651,000
David Chu967,000833,600
Ben Ma964,000834,500
Qasem Jamhour964,000765,400
Jose Trapote962,000792,000
Carlos Lam Wu955,000797,900
Shawn Buchanan953,000872,900
Johann Ibanez953,000789,600
Danny Nguyen948,000880,800
Yuwen Pan932,000638,600
Erez Elchanan929,000832,100
Ramon Colillas928,000568,000
Brekstyn Schutten923,000756,400
Daniel Aviles920,000860,000
Anthony Spinella913,000794,000
Michael Miller911,000911,000
Ronnie Pease903,000716,200
John Erickson902,000852,200
Cory Albertson893,000811,600
Olivier Busquet887,000497,000
JC Tran881,000584,700
Peter Kamaras877,000714,300
Arthur Conan875,000-65,000
Terry Fan869,000767,200
Henry Klitzner868,000811,600
Daniel Hendriks864,000802,500
Aidan Hynes862,000824,600
Bruno Politano861,000686,000
Paul Hizer858,000782,100
Jesse Rockowitz856,000816,200
Evan Sayer838,000685,300
Mason Rosenberg831,000738,900
Scott Sanders830,000769,600
Nick Maimone806,000-174,000
Paul Sexton806,000-80,000
James Czarnecki798,000714,200
Eric Wong790,000503,200
Noah Lauck777,000706,100
Nikolay Bibov776,000608,400
Robert Lipkin776,000615,300
Jan Bednar772,000666,000
Chris Hunichen764,000397,200
Sparrow Cheung761,000761,000
Champie Douglas759,000683,000
Charles Coultas757,000604,900
Jonathan Karamalikis756,000632,500
Daniel Strelitz756,000-244,000
Jonathan Gray747,000627,700
Ben Farrell737,000605,000
Sulabh Choudhury730,000625,000
Ian Remmel726,000636,100
Alexander Villa723,000622,000
Casey Brown717,000570,200
Matt Berkey717,000177,000
Jan Alexander Kurzmeyer708,000652,900
Bob Shao706,000600,100
Cole Jackson703,000597,800
Amirmasoud Babakhani700,000605,200
Armen Kalajian692,000578,900
Anthony Askey692,000645,800
Muhamet Perati690,000690,000
Marcus Gurley690,000543,600
Ezequiel Waigel687,000604,000
Sergei Nikiforov686,000495,000
Ashley Sleeth686,000526,900
Loc Nguyen672,000510,000
Joel Doney670,000533,300
Chen Chen670,000582,700
Jose Reyes662,000-298,000
Ryan Mcknight658,000563,100
Klas Lofberg649,000535,500
Caroline Kert648,000606,700
Ory Hen647,000445,000
David Valden647,000577,300
Damjan Radanov641,000556,300
Mikiyo Aoki635,000-35,000
Viet Vo626,000591,800
Andrew Ostapchenko621,000375,500
Antonio Ferreira616,000362,400
Kiryl Radzivonau615,000355,000
Johnnie Moreno608,000454,500
James Anderson607,000-343,000
Yashveen Mudireddy598,000443,900
Jon Lactaoen597,000395,300
Longsheng Tan593,000541,900
Bradley Hinson589,000348,500
Jason Vanstrom589,000-151,000
Ryan Dodson589,000459,500
Michael Stonehill587,000525,100
Carlos Alberto Alves De Lima584,000500,800
Ely Keysar581,000508,500
Haixia Zhang578,000319,200
Guillaume Latini570,000497,600
Duane Blanchard562,000489,700
Kim Ng550,000471,500
Samuel Welbourne549,000518,500
Marc Seymour542,000484,400
Ronald Nagasako540,000-7,500
Ryan Messick539,00028,000
Wayne Blodwell538,000331,000
Ronald McGinnity536,000450,900
Craig Trost531,000317,000
Connor Drinan530,000-220,000
Joao Manana529,000456,800
Daniel Le529,000371,000
Grant Ellis525,000430,200
Andrey Kotelnikov518,000497,500
Benjamin Thomas518,000424,000
Norberto Santamaria517,000405,000
Ryan Goindoo516,000363,000
Daniel Podheiser511,000447,400
Giuseppe Vassallo511,000391,300
Brian Kim510,000165,500
Manoel Filho508,000413,200
Joey Weissman500,000400,000
Richard Munro500,000321,200
Bastian Fischer497,000414,400
Dutch Boyd491,000-179,000
Ryan Belz480,000-147,000
Samuel Vizza479,000308,200
Petar Kalev476,000407,900
Georgios Kitsios474,000392,800
Alan Spotts466,000357,700
Wadih Kaawar466,000223,700
Charles Dolan464,000399,700
Alain Medesan462,000320,500
Jimmy Kebe462,000283,100
Will Berry461,000389,200
Brock Parker456,000271,800
Chengbei Li454,000404,000
Maurice Costigan453,000394,800
Peyman Luth453,000237,100
Tony Gargano452,000370,500
Larry Wright (TX)449,000389,200
Zackary Estes448,000409,900
Zachery Schneider441,000331,400
Timothy Chung440,000142,000
Daniel Buzgon438,000287,700
Noah Goodwin436,000186,000
Jose Olegario436,000327,300
Cory Waaland433,000359,000
Benjamin Primus424,000362,000
Brandon Blake424,000376,400
Marlon Mandap421,000372,800
Ronald Lemco419,000336,600
Chad Wassmuth417,000314,700
Alexander Kuzmin415,0000
Fawz Bennis413,000354,800
Scott Stewart412,000285,300
Kevin McColgan408,000301,600
DJ MacKinnon404,000218,100
Jason Gola400,000347,900
Kenny Hallaert399,000-81,000
Michael Huang396,000141,200
Adam Harrow396,000305,800
Dave Stefanski391,000121,100
Norberto Lopez387,000287,500
Jose Ferro387,000220,500
Justin Lapka384,000313,200
Todd Duplantis382,000251,700
Abhinav Iyer381,50081,600
Jared Griener379,0009,000
Kevin Andriamahefa377,000-73,000
Augusto Cavazzini373,000306,700
Ana Marquez372,000-28,000
Martino Bakri369,000342,600
Jonathan Bussieres366,000275,000
Nick Jivkov365,000-120,000
Vinny Pahuja363,000363,000
Scott Dobbs362,000238,300
Kevin MacPhee359,000-341,000
William Corvino358,000165,200
Michael Song358,000331,500
Richard Wolf354,000260,400
Mike Heshmati353,000236,700
Artur Koren342,000258,900
Tayfun Akbasli340,000228,800
Lawrence Whyte340,000252,200
Lawrence Brandt338,000257,500
Chad Eveslage337,000134,400
John Gorsuch336,000165,400
Hao Chen336,000147,200
Wook Kim335,000277,300
Manuel Machado333,00012,000
Ivan Ruban329,000230,100
Jack Thai327,000182,200
William Mical325,000232,400
Trevor Keller323,000276,900
Christopher Lee322,000268,800
Bruce Pirie322,000293,900
Asher Conniff316,000131,100
Peter Charalambous311,000208,700
Michael Noori304,000233,600
Hiren Patel302,000237,800
Allen Chang300,000174,000
Dobromir Nikov297,000207,900
Michael Tchong294,000100,200
Vitalijs Zavorotnijs290,000195,300
Zac Vigar290,000234,700
Stephen Nussrallah287,000208,700
Norman Tang285,000164,600
Frank Reichel281,000209,000
Martin Stoyanov273,00047,700
Andrew Jernigan272,000232,600
Adrian Apmann272,00034,500
Rami Rached267,000233,600
Dylan Thomassie264,40090,000
Ryan Brown260,000166,500
Cristian Linse259,000167,300
Igor Dubinsky255,000148,500
Justin Ouimette250,000215,800
Danny Ehrenberger249,00095,000
Sanjay Dulabh249,000173,800
Viliyan Petleshkov241,000183,300
Guido Ziegler238,000163,800
Pete Males236,00093,900
Aaron Massey232,0002,000
Vytautas Semaska224,00029,800
Gary Petrime220,00092,300
Steven Colasurd216,000-35,000
Edward Healy214,000214,000
Carlos Loving208,00045,000
Matthew Stein208,000120,800
Talesh Patel202,000-23,000
Christopher Short201,00054,800
Claude Ngangacodru200,000-59,400
Ioannis Angelou Konstas199,00018,800
Arkadi Bruchis198,000117,600
Kevin Gerhart197,00017,000
Brian Foley196,00091,400
Joao Almeida183,00085,400
Joseph Zeller180,00052,300
Alfonso Amendola160,000100,000
Randy Gil145,00061,600
Jonas Mackoff138,000-118,700
Sarah Lee119,000-87,100
Michael Ma116,000-56,000
John Corning106,00048,000
Di Cicco Virgilio38,700-66,500
Gardi Shlomo1-63,899
Monday, June 10, 2019 1:03 AM Local Time
Play Has Halted for the Day

Play has halted for the day and the remaining players have bagged their chips. End-of-day chip counts and a recap will follow shortly.

Monday, June 10, 2019 12:41 AM Local Time
Four More Hands

Four more hands will be played at each table before the remaining players bag and tag for the night.

Monday, June 10, 2019 12:37 AM Local Time
Lampropulos Out

Maria Lampropulos

According to Maria Lampropulos, the cutoff player raised to 35,000 and she three-bet to 100,000 with 35 big blinds left. Her opponent shoved all in and she made the call with   .

Her opponent, holding   , was in a flip situation and the board fell      , giving him the nut flush on the turn and eliminating Lampropulos before the end of the day.

Maria Lampropulos0-690,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 12:32 AM Local Time
Fischer Keeps Adding to His Stack

On a raised four-way pot and a flop    , the big blind player, Renato Kaneoya and a third player checked. Seth Fischer bet 50,000 in the cutoff position and the small blind shoved all in for a stack around 380,000. Kaneoya and the third player folded to create the following showdown:

Seth Fischer:   
The small blind player:   

The rest of the board fell    and Fischer eliminated his opponent.

Renato Kaneoya1,800,000720,000
Seth Fischer1,450,0001,352,600
Monday, June 10, 2019 12:24 AM Local Time
Cosby Wins Massive Pot; Takes Over Chip Lead

Sam Cosby

Richard Tuhrim opened to 32,000 from middle position and Samuel Cosby, on the cutoff, three-bet to 105,000. Action folded back to Tuhrim who four-bet to 300,000. Cosby stuck around with a call.

The flop came    , and Tuhrim fired 220,000. Cosby raised all-in for 1,316,000. Tuhrim went deep into the tank for a few minutes, and eventually a player called the clock on him. As soon, as the floor started the countdown, Tuhrim threw in chips, signifying a call.

Sam Cosby:   
Richard Tuhrim:   

The   turn and   river completed the board and Cosby rivered a flush to claim the pot, and take over the chip lead.

Samuel Cosby3,240,0001,910,000
Richard Tuhrim10,000-375,000
Monday, June 10, 2019 12:08 AM Local Time
Some Chip Counts
Nathan Russler2,700,000300,000
Joe McKeehen1,960,0001,675,000
Matthew Zarcadoolas1,350,000-100,000
Steven van Zadelhoff1,070,000270,000
Mikiyo Aoki670,000490,000
Daniel Zack460,000245,000
Robert Kuhn420,000-340,000
Jared Griener370,000167,000
Aaron Massey230,00090,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:52 PM Local Time
Level 21 started
Level: 21
Blinds: 8000/16000
Ante: 16000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:52 PM Local Time
Berkey Chipping Down

A player moved all in for 177,000 and Matt Berkey quickly made the call. With    for Berkey versus   , it was a typical flip situation and the board       gave the winning hand to Berkey's opponent.

Matt Berkey540,000-420,000
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Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:52 PM Local Time
Liebert Grabs Some Chips to Hallaert

Kenny Hallaert raised under the gun and it folded to Kathy Liebert who opted to call. The flop came     and both players checked.

On the turn    Liebert bet 25,000 and Halalert quickly folded. Liebert showed him a  .

Kathy Liebert900,000510,000
Kenny Hallaert480,000-70,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:48 PM Local Time
Chip Counts
Scott Clements1,300,000620,000
Daniel Strelitz1,000,000440,000
Maria Lampropulos690,000-30,000
Kenny Hallaert550,000290,000
Ana Marquez400,000-70,000
Kevin Gerhart180,000-190,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:44 PM Local Time
Cosby Gets Paid by Wisdom

Sam Cosby

Andrew Wisdom opened to 25,000 on the cutoff, and Samuel Cosby, in the small blind, three-bet to 105,000. Wisdom added the remainder to call.

The dealer spread a flop of    . Cosby fired 75,000 and Wisdom raised to 250,000. Cosby took a few seconds of reflection, then three-bet shoved for a total of 557,000. Wisdom snap-called, and the cards were tabled.

Samuel Cosby:   
Andrew Wisdom:   

Wisdom had flopped two pair, but Cosby had flopped a set of jacks. The   turn and   river completed the board, and Cosby raked in the pot.

Samuel Cosby1,330,000850,000
Andrew Wisdom3,000-233,500
Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:39 PM Local Time
Boyd Loses One

In a blind versus situation, the flop read     when Dutch Boyd check-called his opponent's bet. Both players checked through the turn   and river  . Boyd revealed    and the pot went to his opponent holding   .

Dutch Boyd670,000254,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:35 PM Local Time
Russler Over the 2 Million Mark

On a flop    , Nathan Russler bet 25,000 in the big blind position and his opponent made the call. Both players checked on the turn  .

The river fell a   and Russler bet 75,000. His opponent considered it for a minute and folded his hand. Russler, who cashed also in the $600 No Limit Hold'em - Deepstack (Event #9) has now a stack over 2,000,000.

Nathan Russler2,400,000900,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:21 PM Local Time
New Round of Chip Counts
Calvin Anderson1,390,000580,000
Renato Kaneoya1,080,0001,022,000
Jared Jaffee1,020,00040,000
Connor Drinan750,000-20,000
Maria Lampropulos720,000230,000
Joao Simao460,00060,000
Kevin Andriamahefa450,000190,000
Olivier Busquet390,000-120,000
Kenny Hallaert260,000-100,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:06 PM Local Time
Some of the Notables Recently Eliminated
Chance Kornuth00
Ankush Mandavia00
Kristen Bicknell00
Upeshka De Silva00
Ben Yu00
Dietrich Fast00
Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:06 PM Local Time
Zarcadoolas Amongst the Big Stacks

The board read      on a raised pot when the big blind player bet 35,000 and Matthew Zarcadoolas made the call.

The river fell a   and both players checked. The big blind showed    for king high but Zarcadoolas revealed    for ace high and earned the pot.

Matthew Zarcadoolas1,450,0001,174,900
Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:53 PM Local Time
Level 20 started
Level: 20
Blinds: 6000/12000
Ante: 12000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:39 PM Local Time
Last Break of the day

The players are now on a 15-minute break.

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