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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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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 5:44 PM Local Time (about 46 days and 15 hours ago)
Yita Choong Eliminated in 4th Place ($395,545)

Yita Choong

Action folded around to Yuliyan Kolev who moved all in for 14,400,000 effective with   . Yita Choong was in the big blind and the Australian called for his tournament life with   .

Yita Choong:   
Yuliyan Kolev:   

Choong was in good shape pre flop and was ahead when the flop came    . However the turn   put Kolev ahead and had Choong drawing to just two outs as Kolev's rail, with their KFC bucket hats, went crazy. There was no late drama with the   river as Choong was eliminated in 4th place for nearly $400,000.

Yuliyan Kolev96,800,00014,400,000
Yita Choong0-14,400,000
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 5:37 PM Local Time (about 46 days and 16 hours ago)
Round Two Between Kolev and Gaston

Tyler Gaston raised on the button with    for 2,500,000 and Yuliyan Kolev called on the big blind, with    in his hands.

The dealer brought a flop     and Kolev checked to Gaston who continued for 2,300,000. Kolev called. The turn fell the   and brought no betting action.

The   hit the river, giving the straight to Gaston who decided to over bet to 12,500,000 after a last check from Kolev. The latter didn't take long to fold his hand and this time the pot was sent to Gaston.

Yuliyan Kolev82,400,000-6,000,000
Oren Rosen57,700,000-3,000,000
Tyler Gaston44,300,0003,600,000
Yita Choong14,400,0005,400,000
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 5:31 PM Local Time (about 46 days and 16 hours ago)
Dominic Brazier Eliminated in 5th Place ($301,346)

Dominic Brazier

Action folded around to Yuliyan Kolev in the small blind with    who moved all in for 6,200,000 effective covering Dominic Brazier in the big blind. Brazier had    and made the call.

Dominic Brazier:   
Yuliyan Kolev:   

Both players flopped a pair as the board came down     which put Brazier in a dominant position to double up. The turn of the   was a brick and Brazier only needed to avoid a jack or an eight to double up. However his hopes of remaining in the tournament were crushed as the river brought the   eliminating the American in 5th place for over $300,000.

Yuliyan Kolev88,400,0007,400,000
Dominic Brazier0-7,400,000
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 5:25 PM Local Time (about 46 days and 16 hours ago)
Kolev Gets Value on Gaston

On the button, Tyler Gaston opened with    and got a call by Yuliyan Kolev in the big blind holding   .

The flop fanned    , giving a the straight to Kolev, who just check-called Gaston's continuation bet for 2,800,000. On the   turn, Kolev opted to just check-call again, this time for 9,500,000.

The river was the   and Kolev thought about his move for a minute and sent a small bet worth 8,500,000. Gaston tanked for some time and eventually called to see the bad news while Kolev added the chips to his stack.

Yuliyan Kolev81,000,00026,300,000
Oren Rosen60,700,0000
Tyler Gaston40,700,000-23,300,000
Yita Choong9,000,000-600,000
Dominic Brazier7,400,000-2,800,000
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 5:19 PM Local Time (about 46 days and 16 hours ago)
Rosen Moves All In with Top Pair

Oren Rosen raised from under the gun to 2,400,000 with    and was called by Yita Choong in the big blind with   .

The board came     and Rosen bet 3,400,000 when checked to. Choong made the call.

The turn was the   and Choong led out for the minimum with a 1,200,000 bet. Rosen paused before moving all in for 10,000,000 effective. Choong quickly folded as Rosen took down another pot.

Oren Rosen60,700,0008,800,000
Yita Choong9,600,000-8,200,000
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 5:13 PM Local Time (about 46 days and 16 hours ago)
First Pot for Rosen

Yita Choong started the action with a raise to 2,400,000 under the gun, holding   . Oren Rosen on the button joined the hand with    and Yuliyan Kolev called in the big blind with   .

The flop gave     and it checked to Rosen who bet for 2,700,000. Only Choong decided to make the call.

The turn brought the  , giving a straight flush draw for Rosen, who sent another bet for 7,000,000 after Choong checked to him. This was enough for Choong who let it go and Rosen grabbed the pot.

Yuliyan Kolev54,700,000-3,600,000
Oren Rosen51,900,0008,900,000
Yita Choong17,800,000-5,100,000
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 5:02 PM Local Time (about 46 days and 16 hours ago)
Shuffle Up and Deal on the Final Table!

The last five players are now back on their seats and the cards are now underway.

Final Table Seating Chart

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountDay 5 Big Blinds
1Yuliyan KolevBulgaria58,300,00049
2Dominic BrazierUnited States10,200,0009
3Yita ChoongAustralia22,900,00019
4Tyler GastonUnited States64,000,00053
5Oren RosenIsrael43,000,00036
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 5:00 PM Local Time (about 46 days and 16 hours ago)
Level 39 started
Level: 39
Blinds: 600,000/1,200,000
Ante: 1,200,000
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:26 PM Local Time (about 46 days and 21 hours ago)
Who Will be Crowned Champion in Event #37: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold’em?

Tyler Gaston

Just five players will return at Bally's feature table for the final day action in Event #37: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em at at 4 p.m. local time.

Play will start with about 26 minutes left in Level 39 with blinds at 600,000/1,200,000 and will be streamed on PokerGo on a one-hour delay. Each remaining player has locked up a payday of at least $301,346, but all eyes are on the top prize of $1,125,141 and WSOP gold bracelet.

Tyler Gaston sits at the top of the leaderboard with 64,000,000 chips after a brilliant Day 3, in great position to acquire his first ever WSOP gold bracelet. Gaston won key pots late on Day 4 to extend his lead, knocking out six players. Following him in the quest for the trophy is Bulgarian player Yuliyan Kolev who bagged 58,300,000 chips at the conclusion of Day 4 play and is looking to score his second WSOP title.

Furthermore, with Oren Rosen (43,000,000), with a total of $381,012 total live earnings, Yita Choong (22,900,000) and Dominic Brazier (10,200,000) still in the hunt, the path to victory won't be easy for anybody.

Chip Counts for the Final Day

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

With these five players taking back to the felt, it's almost guaranteed that the final day will offer some tremendous battles. PokerNews live reporting team will be on the ground, providing all the key updates so make sure to come back to see the climax of one of the most popular events on the 2022 WSOP schedule!