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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 5:31 PM Local Time
Gathy Leaves Gencarelli Short

Jeffrey Gencarelli raised to 1,600,000 and Michael Gathy three-bet to 4,000,000.

Gencarelli went into the tank for a minute before calling.

The flop came     and Gencarelli checked. Gathy bet 1,000,000 and Gencarelli called.

On the turn  , Gencarelli led for 1,000,000 and Gathy called.

The river peeled the  , Gencarelli checked, and Gathy bet 3,600,000 to win the pot.

Michael Gathy42,500,0003,600,000
Jeffrey Gencarelli3,600,000-6,400,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:25 PM Local Time
Moron Folds to Ronconi's Three-Bet

Ignacio Moron raised to 1.6 million in the hijack and Darryl Ronconi three-bet to 4 million in the big blind. Moron folded and Ronconi dragged the pot.

Darryl Ronconi38,100,000100,000
Ignacio Moron10,500,0000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:17 PM Local Time
Moron Gets One Through

Daniel Lazrus raised to 1,900,000 and Ignacio Moron moved all-in for 7,400,000 total.

Lazrus let it go and Moron is back up over 10,000,000.

Daniel Lazrus40,900,000-1,800,000
Ignacio Moron10,500,0004,300,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:09 PM Local Time
Moron Survives For Now

Ignacio Moron jammed his last 2,700,000 from the small blind and Jeffery Gencarelli called from the big.

Ignacio Moron:   
Jeffery Gencarelli:  

The board came       and Moron doubled.

Jeffrey Gencarelli10,000,000-3,500,000
Ignacio Moron6,200,0003,500,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:07 PM Local Time
Moron Running Out of Chips

Jeffrey Gencarelli raised to 1.6 million in the hijack and Ignacio Moron defended the big blind.

The flop was     and Moron check-folded after Gencarelli put him all-in.

Jeffrey Gencarelli13,500,0002,800,000
Ignacio Moron2,700,000-2,400,000
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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:03 PM Local Time
Level 37 started
Level: 37
Blinds: 400,000/800,000
Ante: 800,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:02 PM Local Time
Ronconi's Top Pair Good For Pot

Jeffrey Gencarelli raised to 1.2 million in the cutoff and Darryl Ronconi defended the big blind.

The flop came     and there was a check-call by Ronconi for 1.2 million.

Both players checked the   turn and the   river saw a 3 million bet by Ronconi. Gencarelli called and Ronconi showed    to take the pot.

Darryl Ronconi38,000,0004,800,000
Jeffrey Gencarelli10,700,000-7,200,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 5:00 PM Local Time
Gathy Catches Moron Bluffing

Ignacio Moron made it 1,200,000 to go and Michael Gathy called from the small blind.

The flop was     and Gathy check-called a bet 700,000 from Moron.

On the turn  , Gathy checked again and Moron continued for 1,700,000.

Gathy called to see the   river. Gathy checked for the third time, and Moron bet 2,800,000.

Gathy went into the tank for about a minute and then called.

Ignacio Moron showed    for a busted flush draw and Gathy turned over    for aces-up to win the pot.

Michael Gathy38,900,0007,300,000
Ignacio Moron5,100,000-4,600,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:48 PM Local Time
Gathy Doubles Through Moron

Michael Gathy opened to 1,200,000 and Darryl Ronconi called from the small blind.

Ignacio Moron then moved all-in for 24,600,000 and Gathy called.

Michael Gathy:   

Ignacio Moron:  

The board ran       and Gathy doubled again.

Michael Gathy31,600,00013,200,000
Ignacio Moron9,700,000-20,900,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:48 PM Local Time
Ronconi Takes Some From Lazrus

Darryl Ronconi raised to 1.3 million from the hijack and Daniel Lazrus defended the big blind.

On the     flop, Lazrus check-raised a 2.6 million bet up to 6 million. Ronconi reraised to 10 million and Lazrus folded.

Daniel Lazrus42,700,000-7,900,000
Darryl Ronconi33,200,00011,500,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:43 PM Local Time
Gencarelli Rips the Turn

Jeffrey Gencarelli

Daniel Lazrus opened to 1,200,000 and he was called by Ignacio Moron and Jeffery Gencarelli.

The flop came    , action checked to Lazrus who bet 1,700,000 and Gencarelli called.

On the   turn, Gencarelli check-raised all-in over Lazrus' bet of 2,400,000 and took it down.

Daniel Lazrus50,600,000-5,900,000
Jeffrey Gencarelli17,900,0004,400,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:36 PM Local Time
Gathy Doubles Through Lazrus

Michael Gathy

Michael Gathy jammed in his 7.9 million short stack from the small blind and Daniel Lazrus called in the big blind.

Michael Gathy:   
Daniel Lazrus:   

Gathy needed some help in his quest for his fifth bracelet and found some help on the     flop.

The   turn gave him a straight and the   came on the river to give the pot to Gathy.

Daniel Lazrus56,500,000-8,500,000
Michael Gathy18,400,00010,500,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:35 PM Local Time
2021 WSOP Streaming Exclusively on PokerGO

The 2021 World Series of Poker is in full swing, and PokerGO is live streaming many of the events.

PokerGO has partnered with CBS Sports Network to provide WSOP coverage with the likes of Lon McEachern, Norman Chad, and Jamie Kerstetter returning to the WSOP broadcast booth this year, along with PokerNews Podcast co-host Jeff Platt from time to time.

CBS Sports Network will televise 16 pre-produced and edited episodes of the 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event, after striking a multi-year deal earlier this year. This deal sees coverage of the WSOP Main Event return to its original broadcast partner after featuring on CBS Sports Spectacular in the mid-1970s.

All 16 episodes will be televised following the conclusion of the tournament.

PokerGO will provide live streaming duties of the World Championship event starting on Day 1A (November 4) until the end on November 17, except Day 1B (November 5).

Away from the Main Event, there will be additional coverage of more than two dozen tournaments thru November 23, 2021. They include the $50,000 Poker Players Championship and the $250,000 Super High Roller.

Here's a look at the remaining PokerGO live-stream schedule:

*Dates, times, and specific events of this schedule are subject to change.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:27 PM Local Time
Ronconi Turns A Jack To Double

Darryl Ronconi moved all-in for 10,400,000 and Michael Gathy called.

Darryl Ronconi:   
Michael Gathy:   

The board came       and Ronconi paired his jack to double up.

Gathy meanwhile, is now the short stack at the table.

Darryl Ronconi21,700,00011,300,000
Michael Gathy7,900,000-14,000,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:26 PM Local Time
Lazrus Nears Half the Chips in Play

Daniel Lazrus raised to 1.2 million in the cutoff and Darryl Ronconi called on the button.

Both players checked the     flop.

Lazrus bet 1.5 million on the   turn and Ronconi folded.

Daniel Lazrus65,000,0004,800,000
Darryl Ronconi10,400,000-1,200,000
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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:17 PM Local Time
Ronconi Rips Four Times

Darryl Ronconi

Darryl Ronconi has moved all-in four times to start the day.

He has yet to be called, but all eyes are on the short stack as the final table begins.

Ronconi has nearly doubled up just from taking it down preflop.

Darryl Ronconi11,600,0004,200,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:15 PM Local Time
Level 36 started
Level: 36
Blinds: 300,000/600,000
Ante: 600,000
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:15 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal

Cards are in the air as the final table of the Millionaire Maker begins.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 4:12 PM Local Time
PokerNews Podcast: Hellmuth Loses It, Man in WSOP Ladies Event & Prime Poker Open
PokerNews Podcast
PokerNews Podcast

On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Jeff Platt and Chad Holloway come to you from the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP)!

They talk about Phil Hellmuth making yet another run at bracelet No. 16 but once again coming up short, which may have inspired his most recent "Poker Brat" blow-up, as well as Anthony Zinno's big win in Event #19: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship for $182,872 and his third gold bracelet.

They also chat about early champs bolstered by behind-the-scenes interviews w/ bracelet winners like Zinno and Bradley Jansen. Plus, they touch base on the Golden Nugget's Grand Poker Series, including John Gardner's $100K victory in the $600 Championship Event.

Finally, Chad chats with Justin Hammer of Prime Social in Houston, Texas, who will be hosting the Prime Poker Open from October 29-November 14. That series will culminate in a $1,700 buy-in, $1.5 million GTD Main Event.

Click here to listen to the new PN Podcast!

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:46 PM Local Time
A Winner Will Be Crowned as Five Players Return in Millionaire Maker

Michael Gathy

The fifth and final day of the Millionaire Maker will start soon. Two bracelet winners remain in the field, and one of them is Daniel Lazrus (60,200,000), who comes into the day with around forty-five percent of the chips in play and will be looking to take down his second bracelet.

Four-time bracelet winner Michael Gathy (21,900,000) is hoping five will be the number of the day, as this fifth day of the event starts with five players and he will be trying to win his fifth bracelet.

Ignacio Moron (30,600,000), Jeffrey Gencarelli (13,500,000), and Darryl Ronconi (7,400,000) will all be looking to win their first bracelet, along with the $1,000,000 prize.

Not only will today's event be reported here in the live updates, but those with a subscription to PokerGO can watch the live stream.

Millionaire Maker Starting Day 5 Counts

RankPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Daniel LazrusUnited States60,200,000100
2Ignacio MoronSpain30,600,00051
3Michael GathyBelgium21,900,00036
4Jeffrey GencarelliUnited States13,500,00022
5Darryl RonconiUnited States7,400,00012

Day 5 starts at 4 p.m. local time on October 13 in the Amazon Room of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The tournament resumes at Level 36 with blinds at 300,000/600,000/600,000.

Stay tuned for all the updates from the PokerNews live reporting team as one player will win a bracelet and one million dollars.

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