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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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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 8:47 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 22 hours ago)
Daniel Lazrus Wins 2021 WSOP $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em for 2nd Bracelet ($1,000,000)

Daniel Lazrus

The 2021 World Series of Poker crowned a new gold bracelet winner at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Wednesday in Event #17: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em, a tournament that attracted 5,330 players and offered up a $3,428,280 prize pool.

The PokerGO live-streamed final table contained two former bracelet winners, despite the huge field. In the end, it was Daniel Lazrus collecting his second WSOP bracelet this year, claiming victory for $1,000,000.

Lazrus won his first bracelet a few months ago online in the WSOP Event #28 $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller Championship ONLINE. For the new two-time champ, winning a live event at the WSOP was even better.

"This one feels much more special," said Lazrus after the win. "It feels more legitimized than online did, just because it was a different atmosphere. This makes me happy with the decision I'm making of putting a lot of time into poker. The first was an achievement, this feels like THE achievement. I didn't realize it yet but this is a much greater feeling, I can't even begin to describe it."

Lazrus, 31, really only started taking poker seriously two years ago.

"I only started playing about four and half years ago, at first just recreationally," he said. "I started winning, met the right guy, who put me in touch with the other right guys, just learned. Starting like two years ago I started raising stakes and studying very very aggressively almost as a priority."

Lazrus gave to credit to his support system for all of his success.

"It's the greatest feeling in the world," said Lazrus. "I owe it all to some of the guys back there, friends that aren't here that I've been playing poker with and talking hands with for years. It couldn't be a better scenario. It would be nice if my wife could have come out but she is a teacher, so getting off wasn't really an option. But this was a great experience, it was amazing."

2021 WSOP Millionaire Maker Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Daniel LazrusUnited States$1,000,000
2Darryl RonconiUnited States$500,125
3Jeffrey GencarelliUnited States$377,125
4Michael GathyBelgium$288,715
5Ignacio MoronSpain$222,430
6Kevin PalmerUnited States$172,455
7Todd SaffronUnited States$124,570
8Adam ShermanUnited States$105,690
9Sertac TurkerTurkey$83,545

Others to cash on the final table were four-time bracelet winner Michael Gathy (4th for $288,715), Ignacio Moron (5th for $222,430), and Darryl Ronconi (2nd for $500,125).

At the start of the day, many eyes were on Gathy, looking for his fifth bracelet. But it was the other bracelet winner at the table Lazrus, who dominated the chip lead through much of the final day.

"Him (Gathy) and Ignacio are both really good players," he said. "I kind of just play my game and just take it with what it is. I tried to stay out of their way but I also know they are going to make the folds that they need to with the ICM considerations, and when it's right, I can take some of the spots."

Final Table Action

Moron was the first one to fall when his ace-nine ran into the pocket kings of Lazrus. Next to go was Gathy, who was left short after a four-bet pot against Ronconi. He was eliminated shortly thereafter and exited in fourth. Jeffrey Gencarelli was the next to go when he shoved his ace-high on the turn into the top pair of Lazrus.

With a 3-1 chip lead going in, heads up became a shove fest. Ronconi managed to chop to survive on one all-in and spike the river to double on another. Lazrus kept his cool, however, and he managed to get it in good when Ronconi bluff-jammed ten-high into the ace-jack of Lazrus. The board came clean for Lazrus and he captured his second WSOP bracelet.

Congratulations to Daniel, winner of the 2021 WSOP Event #17: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em! He joins a club of two-time bracelet winners that includes Michael Addamo, Chance Kornuth, Fedor Holz, and Tony Dunst, to name a few.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 7:28 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 24 hours ago)
Daniel Lazrus Wins Event #17: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em for $1,000,000

Daniel Lazrus

Daniel Lazrus has conquered the massive field of 5,330 players to take down $1,000,000 and his second World Series of Poker gold bracelet in Event #17: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em.

Lazrus' first bracelet came in the 2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events when he won the $3,200 NLH High Roller Championship for $205,347.

Here's a look at how the final table stacked up:

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Daniel LazrusUnited States$1,000,000
2Darryl RonconiUnited States$500,125
3Jeffrey GencarelliUnited States$377,125
4Michael GathyBelgium$288,715
5Ignacio MoronSpain$222,430
6Kevin PalmerUnited States$172,455
7Todd SaffronUnited States$124,570
8Adam ShermanUnited States$105,690
9Sertac TurkerTurkey$83,545

A full recap will be posted shortly.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 7:26 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 24 hours ago)
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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 7:23 PM Local Time (about 4 days and 24 hours ago)
Darryl Ronconi Eliminated in 2nd Place ($500,125)

Darryl Ronconi

Darryl Ronconi raised to 2.5 million and Daniel Lazrus three-bet to 8.5 million. Ronconi jammed for 42.6 million and Lazrus called.

Darryl Ronconi:   
Daniel Lazrus:   

The flop came     to give Ronconi more outs with an open-ended straight draw. The turn was the  , and with Lazrus one card away from victory, the board completed with the   to officially confirm Lazrus' second bracelet and one million dollar win.

Ronconi, meanwhile, will have to settle for the second-place prize of over half a million dollars for his efforts.

Daniel Lazrus133,600,00044,100,000
Darryl Ronconi0-46,000,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 7:08 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 0 hour ago)
Ronconi Spikes To Survive

Daniel Lazrus - Darryl Ronconi

Daniel Lazus opened to 2,500,000, Darryl Ronconi shoved for 22,800,000 and Lazrus called.

Darryl Ronconi:   
Daniel Lazrus:   

The board came       giving Ronconi a straight on the river to survive.

Daniel Lazrus89,500,000-20,300,000
Darryl Ronconi46,000,00022,700,000
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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 7:07 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 0 hour ago)
Ronconi Chops to Avoid Elimination

Darryl Ronconi raised to 2.5 million and Daniel Lazrus jammed. Ronconi called for his remaining 20.8 million chips.

Darryl Ronconi:   
Daniel Lazrus:   

Lazrus was in a good position to possibly take down the tournament. The flop came     to make a chop more likely. The   turn and   river confirmed the chop and the players took back their chips.

Daniel Lazrus109,800,0005,500,000
Darryl Ronconi23,300,000-6,000,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:52 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 0 hour ago)
Jeffrey Gencarelli Eliminated in 3rd Place ($377,125)

Jeffrey Gencarelli

Jeffrey Gencarelli raised to 3 million in the small blind and Daniel Lazrus called in the big blind.

The flop was    . Gencarelli bet 4 millon and Lazrus called.

The   turn saw Gencarelli jam for his remaining 16.2 million chips and Lazrus called.

Jeffrey Gencarelli:   
Daniel Lazrus:   

Gencarelli needed an ace or king but the   completed the board to eliminate him as the other two players get ready to start heads-up play.

Daniel Lazrus104,300,00023,300,000
Darryl Ronconi29,300,0000
Jeffrey Gencarelli0-22,700,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:45 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 0 hour ago)
Lazrus Pressures Ronconi

Daniel Lazrus raised to 3,200,000 and Darryl Ronconi called.

The flop came     and both players checked to the   turn.

Lazrus bet 4,000,000 and Ronconi laid it down.

Daniel Lazrus81,000,0004,100,000
Darryl Ronconi29,300,000-4,700,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:42 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 0 hour ago)
Updated Counts
Daniel Lazrus76,900,000-4,500,000
Darryl Ronconi34,000,000-3,000,000
Jeffrey Gencarelli22,700,0007,500,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:33 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 1 hour ago)
Lazrus Takes From Ronconi

Daniel Lazrus

Daniel Lazrus raised to 3,200,000 and Darryl Ronconi called from the big blind.

The flop was     and Ronconi called a bet of 1,800,000 from Lazrus.

On the turn  , Lazrus bet 5,000,000 and Ronconi called again.

Both players checked the   river and Lazrus revealed    for top pair and the winner.

Daniel Lazrus81,400,00011,500,000
Darryl Ronconi37,000,000-9,000,000
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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:30 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 1 hour ago)
Lazrus Takes Lead

Darryl Ronconi raised to 3 million on the button and Daniel Lazrus called in the big blind.

The dealer spread out the     flop and both players checked.

The   turn saw Lazrus lead with a 4 million bet, Ronconi raised to 11 million and Lazrus called.

The river saw both players check, Lazrus was holding    for a set while Ronconi was just holding    for ace-high. So Lazrus took down the pot to move into the chip lead.

Daniel Lazrus69,900,00012,000,000
Darryl Ronconi46,000,000-16,500,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:25 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 1 hour ago)
Michael Gathy Eliminated in 4th Place ($288,715)

Michael Gathy

Michael Gathy moved all-in for his last 1,500,000 and Darryl Ronconi three-bet to 14,200,000. Everyone else folded and the hands were tabled.

Michael Gathy:   
Darryl Ronconi:   

The board came      , giving Ronconi the king-high straight and eliminating Gathy.

It was a great run for the four-time bracelet winner, as he collects more than $280,000 for his efforts.

Darryl Ronconi62,500,0003,500,000
Michael Gathy0-1,500,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:19 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 1 hour ago)
Level 38 started
Level: 38
Blinds: 500,000/1,000,000
Ante: 1,000,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:11 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 1 hour ago)
Break

The players are now on a 15-minute break.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:10 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 1 hour ago)
Ronconi Takes Lead and Leaves Gathy Short

Darryl Ronconi

Jeffrey Gencarelli raised to 1.6 million from the cutoff and Michael Gathy three-bet to 4 million on the button. Darryl Ronconi then cold four-bet to 9 million in the big blind. Gencarelli folded and Gathy called.

The flop came    . Ronconi bet 10 million and Gathy called.

When the   came on the turn, Ronconi jammed for 9.1 million, and Gathy thought about it but ultimately called.

Darryl Ronconi:   
Michael Gathy:   

Gathy needed a river queen but the   completed the board to vault Ronconi into the chip lead and leave Gathy with less than two big blinds.

Darryl Ronconi59,000,00028,100,000
Daniel Lazrus57,900,000-3,600,000
Jeffrey Gencarelli15,200,000-3,600,000
Michael Gathy1,500,000-28,100,000
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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:56 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 1 hour ago)
Lazrus Bombs the River

Daniel Lazrus

Daniel Lazrus opened to 1,600,000 and Michael Gathy called from the big blind.

The flop was     and Gathy check-called a bet of 800,000 from Lazrus.

On the turn  , Gathy check-called again, this time 2,500,000 from Lazrus.

The river fell the  , Gathy checked a third time and Lazrus put out 6,500,000.

Michael Gathy folded after some deliberation and Lazrus extended the lead.

Daniel Lazrus61,500,0009,700,000
Michael Gathy29,600,000-10,900,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:48 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 1 hour ago)
Gencarelli Catches the River to Triple

Jeffrey Gencarelli moved all-in preflop for 6,000,000 and Michael Gathy called.
Daniel Lazrus then three-bet to 38,100,000 and Gathy got out of the way.

Jeffrey Gencarelli:   
Daniel Lazrus:   

The board came       and Gencarelli caught running clubs for the ace-high flush.

Daniel Lazrus51,800,000-4,000,000
Jeffrey Gencarelli18,800,00012,400,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:45 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 1 hour ago)
Lazrus Chips Up

Michael Gathy raised to 1.6 million from the cutoff, Daniel Lazrus raised to 4 million on the button, and Gathy called.

The flop came     and Gathy check-folded to Lazrus' 3.5 million bet.

Daniel Lazrus55,800,0007,600,000
Michael Gathy40,500,000-2,000,000
Darryl Ronconi30,900,000-4,000,000
Jeffrey Gencarelli6,400,000-2,000,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:39 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 2 hours ago)
Ignacio Moron Eliminated in 5th Place ($222,430)

Ignacio Moron

Ignacio Moron shoved for 8,500,000 and Daniel Lazrus called.

Ignacio Moron:   
Daniel Lazrus:   

The board ran       and Lazrus scored the knockout.

Moron takes home more than $220,000 for his efforts.

Daniel Lazrus48,200,0007,300,000
Ignacio Moron0-10,500,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:35 PM Local Time (about 5 days and 2 hours ago)
Gencarelli Hits Turn to Stay Alive

Jeffrey Gencarelli

Daniel Lazrus raised to 1.6 million, Darryl Ronconi called on the button, and Jeffrey Gencarelli defended the big blind.

The flop came    , Gencarelli jammed for 1.2 million, and only Ronconi called.

Jeffrey Gencarelli:   
Darryl Ronconi:   

The   came on the turn to put Gencarelli ahead and the board completed with the   to keep him alive.

Darryl Ronconi34,900,000-3,200,000
Jeffrey Gencarelli8,400,0004,800,000
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