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2022 53rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, June 17, 2022 to Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Event #37: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold’em

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $10,627,935
  • Entries: 7,961
  • Remaining: 0


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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 8:04 PM Local Time
Tyler Gaston Leads Final Five into the Day 5 Finale of the Millionaire Maker

Tyler Gaston

Day 4 of Event #37: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em saw 24 players start the day and only five players make it to the fifth and final day. Action will resume on Wednesday at 4 p.m. local time and although the five remaining players have locked up $301,346, they will all be looking to win the WSOP gold bracelet and the $1,125,141 first-place prize that awaits one of them.

Leading the charge is Tyler Gaston, who is searching for his first career bracelet win and is in great position to do so with 64,000,000 chips. Right on his heels is Yuliyan Kolev, a 2021 Online WSOP bracelet winner, who will be looking for his second as he bagged 58,300,000 chips.

Day 4 Millionaire Maker Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountDay 5 Big Blinds
1Tyler GastonUnited States64,000,00053
2Yuliyan KolevBulgaria58,300,00049
3Oren RosenIsrael43,000,00036
4Yita ChoongAustralia22,900,00019
5Dominic BrazierUnited States10,200,0009

There was tons of action Day 4 as the 24 remaining players duked it out to make it through the day. The first to be eliminated was Tri Dao when he ran his pocket eights into Kevin Houghton's queen-ten and was rivered by a ten. Vito DiStefano also had a great run, especially when he cracked Linus Richter's pocket aces with king-ten when he hit a full house for a big pot.

Ironically, he was knocked out in 17th place when he ran seven-eight into Kolev's king-ten and the board favored the Bulgarian player with a king. But none of the action can compare to the number of knockouts Gaston acquired. He ended the day with six eliminations, and at one point he had three times that of the second-place chip leader.

Play resumes at 4 p.m. local time Wednesday, June 22nd, and will be streamed on PokerGO on a one-hour delay. Play will start with about 26 minutes left in Level 36 with blinds at 600,000/1,200,000.

Be sure to keep up with the PokerNews team as they will be bringing you all the updates from the floor of the 2022 World Series of Poker in its new home at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 7:20 PM Local Time
End of Day

Action has concluded for the day with the elimination of Stanley Weng as the remaining five will return tomorrow for the streamed final table at 4 p.m. local time. Stay tuned for a full recap and final chip counts for the day.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 7:17 PM Local Time
Stanley Weng Eliminated in 6th Place ($231,145)

Stanley Weng

Yuliyan Kolev raised to 2,500,000 from under the gun. Action folded around to Stanley Weng in the big blind who moved all in for 26,000,000. Kolev snap called covering Weng.

Stanley Weng:   
Yuliyan Kolev:   

Weng was in trouble as it was a cooler with Kolev's aces dominating his queens. The queen didn't come as the board ran out       which eliminated Weng in 6th place for nearly a quarter of a million dollars.

Yuliyan Kolev58,300,00044,700,000
Stanley Weng0-51,000,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 6:53 PM Local Time
Alen Tenorio Eliminated in 7th Place ($178,515)

Alen Tenerio

Alen Tenorio moved all in from early position for 5,100,000. It folded around to Tyler Gaston in the big blind was made the call.

Alen Tenorio:   
Tyler Gaston:   

The board ran out       eliminating the Day 3 chip leader in 8th place.

Tyler Gaston100,000,00020,000,000
Alen Tenorio0-9,500,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 6:50 PM Local Time
Level 39 started
Level: 39
Blinds: 600,000/1,200,000
Ante: 1,200,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 6:47 PM Local Time
Bastien Joly Eliminated in 8th Place ($138,821)

Bastien Joly

Bastien joly open-shoved preflop and it was immediately reshoved by Stanley Weng. All other players folded and the two tabled their cards, with Joly at risk.

Bastien Joly :   
Stanley Weng :   

The board ran out       which gave Weng the victory. Bastien Joly was eliminated in eighth place for a nice payout of $138,821.

Stanley Weng51,000,0005,000,000
Bastien Joly0-15,400,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 6:32 PM Local Time
Nick Marchington Eliminated in 9th Place ($108,704)

Nick Marchington

Nick Marchington raised from early position to 3,000,000. Dominant chip leader Tyler Gaston raised in the cutoff to 10,000,000. Marchington called off for his tournament life.

Nick Marchington:   
Tyler Gaston:   

The board ran out       as Marchington was eliminated in 9th place.

Tyler Gaston80,000,00015,000,000
Nick Marchington0-8,000,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 6:28 PM Local Time
Tenorio Doubles Through Gaston

Alen Tenorio moved all in from early position for 4,000,000 and was called by Tyler Gaston in the big blind.

Alen Tenorio:   
Tyler Gaston:   

The board ran out       giving Tenorio the much needed double up.

Tyler Gaston65,000,000-7,000,000
Alen Tenorio9,500,0005,200,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 6:25 PM Local Time
Marchington Triples Up

In a four-way limped pot, the flop came    . Action checked to Nick Marchington who bet the last of his chips, a humble 900,000. he was then snapped off by Dominic Brazier. After a few moments, Oren Rosen also decided to go along. There were now three players going to a turn, with Marchington at risk.

The turn   and the river   were both checked through and Brazier and Rosen tabled    and   . respectively, for a busted straight draw. Then Marchington tabled    for a pair and also the outs to his opponents' draws. He was awarded the pot for a much needed triple up.

Oren Rosen15,000,0003,600,000
Dominic Brazier13,000,000-9,500,000
Nick Marchington8,000,0005,900,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 6:07 PM Local Time
Weng Wins Huge Pot

Stanley Weng raised from early position to 2,000,000. Nick Marchington three-bet on the button to 5,000,000. Weng called.

The flop came     and Marchington bet 3,000,000. Weng moved all in for 15,500,000 and Marchington went into the tank. Marchington found the call and cards were on their backs.

Stanley Weng:   
Nick Marchington:   

Marchington was drawing near dead and was left with only two big blind as the turn came the   and  

Stanley Weng46,000,00025,000,000
Nick Marchington2,100,000-18,300,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 5:52 PM Local Time
Level 38 started
Level: 38
Blinds: 500,000/1,000,000
Ante: 1,000,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 4:59 PM Local Time
Chip Counts at Dinner Break
Tyler Gaston72,000,0003,500,000
Dominic Brazier22,500,0006,500,000
Stanley Weng21,000,0005,500,000
Nick Marchington20,400,000-1,400,000
Yita Choong18,200,0005,200,000
Bastien Joly15,400,000-4,600,000
Yuliyan Kolev13,600,000600,000
Oren Rosen11,400,0001,900,000
Alen Tenorio4,300,000-2,900,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 4:52 PM Local Time
Dinner Break

Players will be going on a 60 minute dinner break and will return at 16:45 local time as players play down to a final five.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 4:34 PM Local Time
Kolev Shoves River

Yuliyan Kolev raised to 1,600,000 from early position and was called by Stanley Weng in the big blind.

The flop came     and action checked through.

The   was the turn and Weng led out for 2,100,000. Kolev made the call.

The river was the   and Weng slowed down by checking. Kolev moved all in for 7,000,000 and Weng quickly folded.

Stanley Weng15,500,000800,000
Yuliyan Kolev13,000,000-6,000,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 4:22 PM Local Time
Raul Martinez Eliminated in 10th Place ($85,718)

Raul Martinez

After Tyler Gaston raised to 1,600,000, Raul Martinez decided to go all in for 14,400,000. After a few seconds in the tank, Gaston made the call and the cards were tabled, with Martinez at risk.

Raul Martinez:   
Tyler Gaston:   

Even though he was already ahead with a pocket pair, the board of       gave Gaston a full house to defeat Martinez.

Raul Martinez was eliminated in 10th place and received a payout of ($85,718).

Tyler Gaston68,500,00015,000,000
Raul Martinez0-14,500,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 4:09 PM Local Time
Choong Doubles Through Martinez

Yita Choong moved all in on the button for 5,800,000 and was called in the big blind by Raul Martinez.

Yita Choong:   
Raul Martinez:   

The board ran out       giving Choong the double up.

Raul Martinez14,500,000-3,500,000
Yita Choong13,000,0005,000,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 3:59 PM Local Time
Final Table Seating Chart

Final Table Seating Chart

1Yuliyan KolevUnited States1900000024
2Nick MarchingtonUnited Kingdom2180000027
3Dominic BrazierUnited States1600000020
4Yita ChoongUnited States800000010
5Tyler GastonUnited States5350000067
6Raul MartinezSpain1800000023
7Oren RosenIsrael950000012
8Alen TenorioBrazil72000009
9Bastien JoyUnited States2000000025
10Stanley WengUnited States1470000018
Tyler Gaston53,500,0000
Nick Marchington21,800,0000
Bastien Joly20,000,0000
Yuliyan Kolev19,000,0000
Raul Martinez18,000,0000
Dominic Brazier16,000,0000
Stanley Weng14,700,0000
Oren Rosen9,500,0000
Yita Choong8,000,0000
Alen Tenorio7,200,0000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 3:51 PM Local Time
Level 37 started
Level: 37
Blinds: 400,000/800,000
Ante: 800,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 3:47 PM Local Time
John Corr Eliminated in 11th Place ($85,718)

John Corr

John Corr went all in preflop for 5,300,000 and got one call from Tyler Gaston while everyone else folded. The cards were tabled with Corr at risk of elimination.

John Corr:   
Tyler Gaston:   

The board ran out       which meant Gaston won with his ace-high.

John Corr was eliminated in eleventh place for a payout of $85,718.

John Corr0-6,250,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 3:18 PM Local Time
Linus Richter Eliminated in 12th Place ($68,069)

Linus Richter

After the cooler vs Yuliyan Kolev Linus Richter moved all in and was called by Kolev again.

Linus Richter :   
Yuliyan Kolev :   

The board ran out       eliminating Richter in 12th place.

Yuliyan Kolev13,000,000-400,000
Linus Richter0-1,000,000