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2021 52nd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, October 08, 2021 to Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Event #17: MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $7,110,210
  • Entries: 5,326
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, October 10, 2021 11:41 PM Local Time
Darryl Ronconi Bags Millionaire Maker Day 2 Chip Lead; Vanessa Kade Among Top Stacks

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Day 2 of Event #17: $1,500 Millionaire Maker has concluded. A total of 1,174 players had made it to Day 2 out of a field of 5,330 across two starting flights. By the end of the night, the 1,174 hopefuls were whittled down to a mere 170 players remain, all looking to win the gold bracelet and a cool $1,000,000 in cash that awaits the eventual winner of this event.

Darryl Ronconi bagged 2,545,000 chips and is the chip leader going into Day 3. He was on the stone bubble with less than ten big blinds but managed to spin it up to end the day with the chip lead. His biggest career cash was a second-place finish in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Triple Chance event at the 2011 WSOP, which netted him $510,053.

A few former bracelet winners that move on to Day 3 include Ryan Hagerty (1,100,000), Tristan Wade (1,900,000),
Craig Varnell (765,000) and Brett Apter (360,000). Other notables such as Day 1a chip leader Yiming Li (595,000), Day 1b chip leader Stephen Song (1,300,000), and Vanessa Kade (1,590,000) will also move onwards to Day 3.

Day 3 starts at 12 p.m. local time on October 11 in the Amazon Room of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The tournament resumes at level 22 with blinds of 25,000/50,000/50,000.

Stay tuned for more coverage of this event and the entire 2021 World Series of Poker from the PokerNews Live Reporting Team.

Sunday, October 10, 2021 11:33 PM Local Time
Day 3 Seat Draw - Event #17: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4241Dien LeUnited States1,300,00052
Amazon4242Tri DaoUnited States1,045,00042
Amazon4243Leonard SandeUnited States415,00017
Amazon4244Philip JacksonUnited States870,00035
Amazon4245Adam ReynoldsUnited Kingdom1,390,00056
Amazon4246Bart LybaertBelgium1,270,00051
Amazon4247Adrien DelmasUnited Kingdom130,0005
Amazon4248Ryan WinceUnited States925,00037
Amazon4249Jose MontesUnited States1,380,00055
Amazon4251Kevin PalmerUnited States655,00026
Amazon4252Ian CramptonUnited States570,00023
Amazon4253Daniel LipszycUnited States10
Amazon4254Joey SpanneUnited States330,00013
Amazon4255Justin ArnwineUnited States410,00016
Amazon4256Benjamin ThomasUnited States1,050,00042
Amazon4257Balakrish PaturUnited States630,00025
Amazon4258Rich WuUnited States490,00020
Amazon4259Blaise HomUnited States515,00021
Amazon4261Bryan NgoUnited States435,00017
Amazon4262Robert LenhartUnited States985,00039
Amazon4263Luis ZedanUnited States1,570,00063
Amazon4264Sanjay MayekarUnited States550,00022
Amazon4265Jeffery WakamiyaUnited States1,555,00062
Amazon4266Bruce HermanUnited States360,00014
Amazon4267Thomas EychenneFrance2,275,00091
Amazon4268Landen LucasUnited States1,140,00046
Amazon4269Michael WangUnited States1,310,00052
Amazon4271Johnson NguyenUnited States735,00029
Amazon4272Zachary PeayUnited States760,00030
Amazon4273Ignacio MoronMexico1,320,00053
Amazon4274Christopher ConradUnited States790,00032
Amazon4275Clement RichezFrance1,110,00044
Amazon4276Antoine GoutardFrance735,00029
Amazon4277Yong KimUnited States630,00025
Amazon4278Brian MetterUnited States870,00035
Amazon4279Peter CrossUnited States1,350,00054
Amazon4281Joseph SteurUnited States470,00019
Amazon4282Sejin ParkSouth Korea825,00033
Amazon4283Anthony DenoveUnited States855,00034
Amazon4284Robert LeeUnited States880,00035
Amazon4285Abraham SaksUnited States855,00034
Amazon4286Christian DresslerGermany1,340,00054
Amazon4287Apolinario LuisUnited States2,345,00094
Amazon4288Gabriel NastasaUnited States300,00012
Amazon4289Paul NettoUnited States565,00023
Amazon4291Aleks DimitrovBulgaria600,00024
Amazon4292Jacob BaumgartnerUnited States550,00022
Amazon4293Aleksandras RusinovasLithuania720,00029
Amazon4294Daniel SepiolUnited States670,00027
Amazon4295Orson YoungUnited States280,00011
Amazon4296Ryan JonesUnited States540,00022
Amazon4297Kristy BeckerUnited States755,00030
Amazon4298Shmuel HadaUnited States1,200,00048
Amazon4299Steven JonesUnited States835,00033
Amazon4301Ryan D'AngeloUnited States370,00015
Amazon4302Richard GressUnited States495,00020
Amazon4303Ren LinUnited States555,00022
Amazon4304Craig VarnellUnited States765,00031
Amazon4305Paul PurmanUnited States820,00033
Amazon4306Sergio MartinezUnited States395,00016
Amazon4307David KasubowskiUnited States400,00016
Amazon4308Brad AndersonUnited States455,00018
Amazon4309Philip VerelUnited States295,00012
Amazon4341Alexander FernandezUnited States320,00013
Amazon4342George DietzUnited States1,300,00052
Amazon4343David PhamUnited States655,00026
Amazon4344Vanessa KadeCanada1,520,00061
Amazon4345Steven SheinfieldUnited States340,00014
Amazon4346Ray Medlin Jr.United States405,00016
Amazon4347Rishi MakkarCanada185,0007
Amazon4348Anuj KwatraUnited States575,00023
Amazon4349Justin ZagarUnited States365,00015
Amazon4351Sergio BensoItaly645,00026
Amazon4352Sonny FrancoFrance460,00018
Amazon4353Nicholas HowardUnited States410,00016
Amazon4354Todd RiversUnited States540,00022
Amazon4355Peter CharalambousSUFFOLK, , GB395,00016
Amazon4356William NguyenUnited States830,00033
Amazon4357Jeremy PekarekUnited States325,00013
Amazon4358Patrick EskandarUnited States1,035,00041
Amazon4359Sammy LafleurCanada390,00016
Amazon4361Benjamin LudlowUnited States595,00024
Amazon4363Andrew JenkinsUnited States565,00023
Amazon4364Austin ReillyUnited States1,325,00053
Amazon4365Kyle CartwrightUnited States450,00018
Amazon4366Cody WiegmannUnited States745,00030
Amazon4367Young Sik EumUnited States1,100,00044
Amazon4368David SiegelUnited States670,00027
Amazon4369Shahar LeviIsrael1,955,00078
Amazon4371Tristan WadeUnited States1,500,00060
Amazon4372Ryan HaasUnited States390,00016
Amazon4373John GorsuchUnited States465,00019
Amazon4374Yiming LiChina595,00024
Amazon4375Li ZhouUnited States610,00024
Amazon4376Artem SloitsevRussia195,0008
Amazon4377Daman OrestadUnited States220,0009
Amazon4378Raul MartinezUnited Kingdom1,270,00051
Amazon4379Matthew WantmanUnited States760,00030
Amazon4381Jeffrey GencarelliUnited States460,00018
Amazon4382Francois PiraultFrance640,00026
Amazon4383Sonia ShashikhinaRussia1,275,00051
Amazon4384Boris KolevBulgaria1,275,00051
Amazon4385Tom McCormickUnited States980,00039
Amazon4386Krempler ZacharyUnited States330,00013
Amazon4387Daniel NguyenUnited States535,00021
Amazon4388Cody DragooUnited States555,00022
Amazon4389Raymond SingsonUnited States895,00036
Amazon4391Ye YuanChina450,00018
Amazon4392Evan CutlerUnited States775,00031
Amazon4393Matthew IsherwoodUnited States535,00021
Amazon4394Michael McnicholasUnited States1,670,00067
Amazon4395Donovan DeanUnited States450,00018
Amazon4396Amos WalshUnited States450,00018
Amazon4397Mark SmithUnited States440,00018
Amazon4398Arin YoussefianUnited States180,0007
Amazon4399Stephen SongUnited States1,385,00055
Amazon4431Vijay ParaUnited States1,335,00053
Amazon4432Maksim PisarenkoRussia650,00026
Amazon4433Kip JonesUnited States505,00020
Amazon4434Brett ApterUnited States360,00014
Amazon4435Tsz ShingUnited States810,00032
Amazon4436Jonathan SandersUnited States365,00015
Amazon4437Darryl RonconiUnited States2,545,000102
Amazon4438Dan DumontUnited States295,00012
Amazon4439Anne BuiUnited States860,00034
Amazon4441Jared LawrenceUnited States555,00022
Amazon4442Sherwin BastiUnited States1,100,00044
Amazon4443Mats UllerengNorway355,00014
Amazon4444Arman GaladzhyanUnited States915,00037
Amazon4445Kenny HallaertBelgium640,00026
Amazon4446Travis Cochran-KilmanUnited States1,180,00047
Amazon4447Christian RobertsUnited States1,290,00052
Amazon4448Jeremiah BolahoodUnited States460,00018
Amazon4449Gregory FishbergUnited States1,500,00060
Amazon4451Xiang LinUnited States520,00021
Amazon4452Manuel RuivoPortugal955,00038
Amazon4453Michael GathyUnited States745,00030
Amazon4454Ryan HagertyUnited States1,170,00047
Amazon4455Andrew CooperUnited States985,00039
Amazon4456Matthew StoneUnited States760,00030
Amazon4457Robert MorenoUnited States600,00024
Amazon4458Daniel LazrusUnited States600,00024
Amazon4459John FaggUnited States1,970,00079
Amazon4461Alexandru MasekUnited States395,00016
Amazon4462Justin LeedsUnited States350,00014
Amazon4463Manas GandhiUnited States570,00023
Amazon4464Gytis BernataviciusUnited States545,00022
Amazon4465Dennis RodriguezUnited States760,00030
Amazon4466James RomeroUnited States700,00028
Amazon4467Kao SaechaoUnited States300,00012
Amazon4468Atanas PavlovUnited Kingdom95,0004
Amazon4469Everett CarltonUnited States700,00028
Amazon4471Faraz JakaUnited States1,625,00065
Amazon4472Todd SaffronUnited States380,00015
Amazon4473Michael PearsonUnited States570,00023
Amazon4474Nabil CardosoSpain1,160,00046
Amazon4475Jerry UtkeUnited States700,00028
Amazon4476Jacek PustulaPoland1,085,00043
Amazon4477Cole FerraroUnited States430,00017
Amazon4478Eric BlairUnited States710,00028
Amazon4479Terrence SchehenUnited States455,00018
Amazon4481Preston RobertsUnited States510,00020
Amazon4482Adam ShermanUnited States590,00024
Amazon4483Roee ShalomIsrael505,00020
Amazon4484Arie KliperIsrael1,615,00065
Amazon4485Richard PetersonUnited States310,00012
Amazon4486Rahul DeevaraUnited States1,005,00040
Amazon4487Sertac TurkerTurkey870,00035
Amazon4488Ryan RiessUnited States540,00022
Amazon4489Jonathan Wil PardyCanada770,00031
Sunday, October 10, 2021 11:30 PM Local Time
Official End of Day Chip Counts
Darryl Ronconi2,545,0000
Apolinario Luis2,345,0002,280,500
Thomas Eychenne2,275,000125,000
John Fagg1,970,0001,896,000
Shahar Levi1,955,0001,275,000
Michael Mcnicholas1,670,0001,566,000
Faraz Jaka1,625,0001,050,000
Arie Kliper1,615,0001,421,500
Luis Zedan1,570,000840,000
Jeffery Wakamiya1,555,0001,355,000
Vanessa Kade1,520,000-105,000
Gregory Fishberg1,500,0001,357,500
Tristan Wade1,500,0001,462,000
Adam Reynolds1,390,0001,292,500
Stephen Song1,385,000-140,000
Jose Montes1,380,0001,304,000
Peter Cross1,350,0001,206,500
Christian Dressler1,340,0001,211,000
Vijay Para1,335,0001,090,000
Austin Reilly1,325,000590,000
Ignacio Moron1,320,000-230,000
Michael Wang1,310,000920,000
Dien Le1,300,0001,143,000
George Dietz1,300,0001,175,000
Christian Roberts1,290,0001,213,500
Sonia Shashikhina1,275,0001,044,000
Boris Kolev1,275,000-25,000
Raul Martinez1,270,0001,225,500
Bart Lybaert1,270,000570,000
Shmuel Hada1,200,0000
Travis Cochran-Kilman1,180,0001,100,500
Ryan Hagerty1,170,000-330,000
Nabil Cardoso1,160,000823,000
Landen Lucas1,140,000-10,000
Clement Richez1,110,000870,000
Sherwin Basti1,100,000300,000
Young Sik Eum1,100,000866,000
Jacek Pustula1,085,0000
Benjamin Thomas1,050,000901,000
Tri Dao1,045,000565,000
Patrick Eskandar1,035,000766,500
Rahul Deevara1,005,000851,000
Andrew Cooper985,0000
Robert Lenhart985,000888,000
Tom McCormick980,000916,000
Manuel Ruivo955,000819,500
Ryan Wince925,000768,500
Arman Galadzhyan915,000690,000
Raymond Singson895,000715,000
Robert Lee880,000827,500
Sertac Turker870,000-80,000
Philip Jackson870,000769,000
Brian Metter870,000765,000
Anne Bui860,000693,000
Anthony Denove855,000698,000
Abraham Saks855,000661,000
Steven Jones835,000574,500
William Nguyen830,000489,000
Sejin Park825,000776,500
Paul Purman820,000721,500
Tsz Shing810,000726,500
Christopher Conrad790,000525,500
Evan Cutler775,000608,000
Jonathan Wil Pardy770,000
Craig Varnell765,000-5,000
Matthew Wantman760,000380,000
Zachary Peay760,000693,500
Dennis Rodriguez760,000670,500
Matthew Stone760,000663,500
Kristy Becker755,000715,000
Michael Gathy745,000602,000
Cody Wiegmann745,000495,000
Antoine Goutard735,000670,000
Johnson Nguyen735,000553,000
Aleksandras Rusinovas720,000656,000
Eric Blair710,000570,000
Everett Carlton700,000410,500
Jerry Utke700,000359,500
James Romero700,000-400,000
David Siegel670,000307,000
Daniel Sepiol670,000200,000
Kevin Palmer655,000186,000
David Pham655,00055,000
Maksim Pisarenko650,000492,000
Sergio Benso645,000620,000
Francois Pirault640,000113,000
Kenny Hallaert640,00090,000
Balakrish Patur630,000435,000
Yong Kim630,000512,000
Li Zhou610,000557,000
Robert Moreno600,000547,500
Aleks Dimitrov600,000529,500
Daniel Lazrus600,000479,000
Yiming Li595,00095,000
Benjamin Ludlow595,00065,000
Adam Sherman590,000331,000
Anuj Kwatra575,000493,000
Ian Crampton570,000439,000
Michael Pearson570,000375,000
Manas Gandhi570,000317,500
Paul Netto565,000418,000
Andrew Jenkins565,000454,000
Jared Lawrence555,000405,000
Cody Dragoo555,000346,000
Ren Lin555,000479,000
Sanjay Mayekar550,000357,000
Jacob Baumgartner550,000173,000
Gytis Bernatavicius545,000342,500
Ryan Jones540,000384,500
Ryan Riess540,00090,000
Todd Rivers540,000-90,000
Matthew Isherwood535,000449,000
Daniel Nguyen535,000275,000
Xiang Lin520,000291,500
Blaise Hom515,000293,500
Preston Roberts510,000430,000
Kip Jones505,000341,000
Roee Shalom505,000350,000
Richard Gress495,000441,000
Rich Wu490,000305,000
Joseph Steur470,000335,000
John Gorsuch465,000341,500
Jeremiah Bolahood460,000-130,000
Jeffrey Gencarelli460,000326,500
Sonny Franco460,000-25,000
Brad Anderson455,000190,000
Terrence Schehen455,000191,000
Ye Yuan450,000259,000
Donovan Dean450,000-400,000
Amos Walsh450,000342,500
Kyle Cartwright450,000-150,000
Mark Smith440,000264,500
Bryan Ngo435,000310,000
Cole Ferraro430,000-160,000
Leonard Sande415,000269,500
Justin Arnwine410,000-70,000
Nicholas Howard410,000341,500
Ray Medlin Jr.405,000308,000
David Kasubowski400,000305,000
Peter Charalambous395,000264,000
Alexandru Masek395,000-465,000
Sergio Martinez395,000395,000
Ryan Haas390,0000
Sammy Lafleur390,000341,000
Todd Saffron380,00030,000
Ryan D'Angelo370,000-277,000
Justin Zagar365,000216,000
Jonathan Sanders365,00066,000
Bruce Herman360,000244,500
Brett Apter360,000-365,000
Mats Ullereng355,000100,000
Justin Leeds350,000293,000
Steven Sheinfield340,000230,000
Krempler Zachary330,000208,000
Joey Spanne330,000242,000
Jeremy Pekarek325,00087,000
Alexander Fernandez320,000140,000
Richard Peterson310,000309,999
Kao Saechao300,000229,500
Gabriel Nastasa300,00027,500
Philip Verel295,000102,000
Dan Dumont295,000248,500
Orson Young280,000204,000
Daman Orestad220,000-190,000
Artem Sloitsev195,000-45,000
Rishi Makkar185,00064,500
Arin Youssefian180,000141,500
Adrien Delmas130,000-164,000
Atanas Pavlov95,000-500
Daniel Lipszyc1-479,999
Sunday, October 10, 2021 10:28 PM Local Time
Play Has Ended

Day 2 has concluded stay tuned for a full recap.

Sunday, October 10, 2021 10:04 PM Local Time
The Final Four (Hands)

Tournament officials have just announced that four more hands will be played before players bag for the evening.

Sunday, October 10, 2021 10:02 PM Local Time
Moron Wins Big Stack Battle With Lucas

A pair of one-million chip stacks just did battle as the night winds to a close.

With about 250,000 in the pot already on a board of      , Landen Lucas fired out a bet of 150,000 into Ignacio Moron who called. Lucas showed   , which fell to Moron's   .

Moron is now among the chip leaders with under 200 players left in the field.

Ignacio Moron1,550,0001,448,000
Landen Lucas1,150,000-468,000
Sunday, October 10, 2021 9:57 PM Local Time
Assorted Chip Counts
Ryan Hagerty1,500,0001,216,500
Michael McDaniel1,500,0001,412,000
Boris Kolev1,300,000620,000
Shmuel Hada1,200,000
Donovan Dean850,000458,500
Sunday, October 10, 2021 9:42 PM Local Time
Varnell Doubles a Short Stack

Craig Varnell called an all-in bet in late position from a short-stacked Daniel Dumont under the gun.

Daniel Dumont:   
Craig Varnell:   

The board ran out      , and Dumont got a step closer to surviving to Day 3.

Craig Varnell770,000-10,000
Daniel Dumont300,000300,000
Sunday, October 10, 2021 9:18 PM Local Time
Level 21 started
Level: 21
Blinds: 10,000/20,000
Ante: 20,000
Sunday, October 10, 2021 9:17 PM Local Time
Konnikova Eliminated

Maria Konnikova

According to the table Maria Konnikova was all in with    but ran into    and couldn't improve.

Maria Konnikova0-325,000
Sunday, October 10, 2021 9:08 PM Local Time
Chip Counts Before Final Break of the Day
Thomas Eychenne2,150,0002,106,000
Vanessa Kade1,625,000275,000
Stephen Song1,525,000-25,000
Craig Varnell780,000-40,000
Brett Apter725,00062,000
Kenny Hallaert550,000115,000
Jon Pardy530,000-370,000
Yiming Li500,000-15,000
Ryan Riess450,00070,000
Benjamin Ludlow450,000-150,000
Sunday, October 10, 2021 8:58 PM Local Time
Cartwright Chipping Up

Kyle Cartwright

The action started when the player under the gun raised to 30,000 and Cartwright called in the big blind. The flop came    .

The player under the gun bet 30,000 and Cartwright called. The turn was the  .

Under the gun continued and bet 100,000, Cartwright called.

The river was the  , both players checked and Cartwright flipped over    and won the pot with a pair of eights.

Kyle Cartwright600,000488,000
Sunday, October 10, 2021 8:48 PM Local Time
Turker Finishes Off Aldemir

After putting Koray Aldemir on a short stack, Sertac Turker finished the German off shortly after.

Aldemir shoved all-in from the button and Turker called in the big blind.

Koray Aldemir:   
Surtac Turker:   

The board ran out clean for Turker and Aldemir was sent to the exits.

Sertac Turker950,000320,000
Koray Aldemir0-300,000
Sunday, October 10, 2021 8:35 PM Local Time
Magnus Eliminated

Nadya Magnus was just seen leaving the Pavilion room.

According to her former tablemates, she got her last 100,000 chips in prelop in a classic race situation with    versus her opponent's   .

An ace on the flop put her opponent in the lead, and while Magnus turned a flush draw, she couldn't get there on the river.

Nadya Magnus0-130,000
Sunday, October 10, 2021 8:27 PM Local Time
Aldemir Getting Short

Koray Aldemir just lost a significant chunk of his chip stack in a blind battle with Sertac Turker.

From the small blind on a flop of    , Aldemir check-raised Turker's bet of 30,000 in the big blind to 105,000. Turker responded with an all-in bet for over 500,000, which Aldemir quickly folded to.

Sertac Turker630,000492,500
Koray Aldemir300,000-240,000
Sunday, October 10, 2021 8:11 PM Local Time
Level 20 started
Level: 20
Blinds: 10,000/15,000
Ante: 15,000
Sunday, October 10, 2021 8:01 PM Local Time
Selected Chip Counts at Break
Landen Lucas1,618,000678,000
Stephen Song1,550,000150,000
Vanessa Kade1,350,0000
Shmuel Hadad1,240,0001,240,000
Jon Pardy900,000390,000
Bart Lybaert700,000-60,000
Brett Apter663,000-57,000
Francois Pirault527,000-105,000
Yiming Li515,00035,000
Sonny Franco485,000-617,000
Samantha Abernathy280,00030,000
Nadya Magnus130,000-50,000
Sunday, October 10, 2021 7:58 PM Local Time
Palmer Chips Up

The action started when Matthew Wantman made it 25,000 from under the gun, another player called behind and Kevin Palmer went all-in in the big blind for 213,000. Wantman moved all in over the top with a covering stack and the other player behind folded.

Kevin Palmer:   
Matthew Wantman:   

The board ran out       and Palmer won the pot with a pair of aces.

Kevin Palmer469,000-21,000
Matthew Wantman380,000162,000
Sunday, October 10, 2021 7:57 PM Local Time
Hadad Turns Quads

Picking up the action on the river on a board of      . Shmuel Hadad check-raised all in and his opponent went into the tank well into the break.

Finally he called and Hadad tabled    to win a pot over 1,000,000

Shmuel Hadad1,240,0001,240,000
Sunday, October 10, 2021 7:41 PM Local Time
Assorted Chip Counts
Vanessa Kade1,350,000-250,000
Shahar Levi680,000541,000
Boris Kolev680,000539,500
Ryan D'Angelo647,000443,000
Faraz Jaka550,00030,000
Balakrishna Patur520,0000
Kevin Palmer490,000351,000
Justin Arnwine480,000140,000
Alex Green460,000460,000
Jacob Baumgartner377,000278,000
Jonas Mackoff275,000218,000
Clement Richez240,000-60,000