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2024 55th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Thursday, May 30, 2024 to Saturday, June 01, 2024

Event #5: $1,000 Mystery Millions No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $16,199,920
  • Entries: 18,409
  • Remaining: 0

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Tuesday, June 4, 2024 8:58 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 12 hours ago)
Malcolm Trayner Captures First WSOP Bracelet in Event #5: $1,000 Mystery Millions for $1,000,000

Malcolm Trayner

Malcolm Trayner has captured his first WSOP bracelet after taking down Event #5: $1,000 Mystery Millions for a staggering first prize of $1,000,000 as the Australian player was the last man standing from a monstrous field of 18,409. Trayner got the better of Carson Richards in an entertaining heads-up duel that saw the American player pick up $536,080 for his runner-up finish.

A huge prize pool of $16,199,920 was generated with this Mystery Millions Event being the biggest-yet with its field size.

"A bit of mix, everything. Lots of excitement. Overwhelmed. I just I can't believe what's happened. A lot of happiness as well," remarked a jubilant Trayner after his momentous win.

Trayner was asked how he managed to keep his cool at such a young age of 24 and remain focused on the game.

"I mean, not gonna lie, I was a bit nervous going in, like, I made a few mistakes earlier on with falling out of turn and things like that," replied Trayner.

"But once I got used to it and settled, then it was just a matter of doing what I've done a few times or many times before, online and live as well. Just playing final table and just try to disassociate from the money and just think about the chips you have in front of you and just trying to win everyone else's chips. That was my goal,"

Finally, Trayner was asked what the first thing he would do with the money.

"Have a nice dinner. Get out all the boys. A really nice treat and I have no idea what to do next. Apart from a nice dinner and maybe fly my girlfriend to business class or something."

With this victory, Trayner climbs from 170th up to 35th on Australia's All-Time Money List and more than doubles his lifetime tournament cashes. Unbelievably, this is Trayner's first-ever WSOP tournament that he played and he managed to overcome the field and take it down — not many people can say they have a bracelet after just playing just one WSOP event.

2024 WSOP Event #5: $1,000 Mystery Millions Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryCash Prize (USD)
1Malcolm TraynerAustralia$1,000,000
2Carson RichardsUnited States$536,080
3Eugene TitoUnited States$407,970
4Junho SongUnited States$312,250
5Oshri AzranUnited States$240,350
6Amir MirrasouliUnited States$186,080
7Michael MillerUnited States$144,900
8Christopher CastellanUnited States$113,490
9Jake BrownUnited States$89,411

The Mystery Millions event at the WSOP is always a spectacle and this year was no exception as two mega $1,000,000 bounties were up for grabs. Ukraine's Valentyn Shabelnyk bagged the first of the top prizes during Day 2 and was surprisingly unphased after landing the seven-figure payout as he seemed more concerned about missing a hand. The second of the jackpot bounties was also pulled on Day 2 and went the way of DJ Buckley who had an ecstatic reaction that was clearly visible by the gigantic smile on his face.

Day 3 of the tournament started with 18 hopefuls who were all looking to ladder up the payouts and find their way to the final table. Former bracelet winners Alex Ziskin and China's Pei Li were still in contention at the start of the final day but were stopped in their tracks and ultimately finished 18th & 15th, respectively.

The unofficial final table of ten saw the remaining players condense onto one table during Level 42 as Paul W Lee was eliminated in eleventh at the hands of Christopher Castellan. Not long after, Jefferson James made his way to the exit in tenth which prompted the remaining nine players to move to the feature table where the action would be streamed live on PokerGO.

Jeff James
Jeff James

When the final table got underway, it was Trayner who held the chip lead, but Richards made early progress after getting off to a flying start when he flopped top pair holding king-queen and got all the chips into the middle against Jake Brown, who held king-four. Brown never managed to recover after that hand and was soon eliminated in ninth when his ten-nine couldn't catch up to the king-ten of Junho Song. Brown picked up $89,411 for ninth but also managed to bag one of the top bounties of $250,000 on Day 2 which softened the blow of being the first player eliminated from the final table.

Moments later, Castellan would join Brown on the rail after he lost a crucial flip to Richards despite being a big favorite after the flop. Castellan had pocket eights and flopped a flush draw to leave the ace-king of Richards drawing to just four outs on the river, but a devastating offsuit ace meant Castellan had to make the walk to the payout desk to collect his $113,490 for eighth place.

Level 44 was certainly the level of knockouts as Michael Miller became the third player to be eliminated in a short space of time. Miller shoved from under the gun with just five big blinds holding eight-five but ran head-first into the pocket kings of Song. No help from the board meant Miller was out in seventh and he collected $144,900 for his efforts.

Michael Miller
Michael Miller

Amir Mirrasouli had been quietly going about his business on the final table but lost a vital flip with ace-ten against the pocket sixes of Trayner. A fantastic effort from Mirrasouli who picked up $186,080 for sixth.

Trayner picked up another bounty just a few hands later after he eliminated Oshri Azran, but had to come from behind in order to do so. Australia's Trayner started to apply maximum pressure to the shorter stacks around him and shoved with jack-eight but Azran took a stand with ace-queen. An eight on the turn gave Trayner the pot which meant Azran had to settle for fifth and the $240,350 payday that came with it.

The three shorter stacks at the table were blinding away as Trayner continued to add chips to his stack and it was Song who eventually succumbed to the pressure after he was priced into a pot with jack-eight but couldn't improve against the ace-king of Richards. Song bagged $312,250 for his run.

Junho Song
Junho Song

Richards then got a full double-up with pocket aces at the expense of Eugene Tito who held ace-six. Tito was left severely short-stacked and despite winning a pot to claw back some chips, he couldn't gain any momentum and was eliminated in third place by Trayner for a career-best score of $407,970.

Trayner started heads-up play with an almost four-to-one chip advantage and was on the brink of bagging his first bracelet in the first hand of heads-up play after he called the three-bet shove of Richards holding ace-king. Richards held seven-six suited and managed to find a double-up when he completed his flush on the river, which evened out the stacks and put Trayner's celebrations on hold.

The two battled during the two-level-long heads-up match and Richards did take the chip lead after four-bet shoving with jack-seven.

Carson Richards
Carson Richards

As the match played out, the edge seemed to be in Trayner's favor as he continually chipped away at his opponent's stack and once again found himself with a four-to-one chip lead.

In the last hand of the tournament, Trayner limped in with king-jack and called the sixteen-big-blind shove of Richards who held queen-ten. It was all over by the turn as a king gave Trayner an unbeatable top pair which clinched his first bracelet. A brilliant effort from both players but it was Richards that had to settle for second and the hefty $536,080 payout that was attached to it.

Malcolm Trayner
Malcolm Trayner

Congratulations to Trayner on his first bracelet in what was his very first WSOP event.

As always, PokerNews will be providing real-time updates in all 99 bracelet events over the summer so keep it here to stay in the loop with the latest action throughout the series.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 7:45 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 14 hours ago)
Malcolm Trayner Wins Event #5: $1,000 Mystery Millions for $1,000,000

Malcolm Trayner

Malcolm Trayner has won Event #5: $1,000 Mystery Millions for $1,000,000 after defeating Carson Richards heads-up.

A full tournament recap will follow shortly.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 7:40 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 14 hours ago)
Carson Richards Eliminated in 2nd Place ($536,080)

Carson Richards

Malcolm Trayner limped in from the button and Carson Richards shoved all in for around 160,000,000. Trayner took his time but he eventually made the call to put Richards at risk.

Carson Richards:    [allin]
Malcolm Trayner:   

Trayner had Richards all in and behind once again during heads-up play but this time wanted a different outcome to the first occasion.

As the room locked their eyes onto the table and screens around the Horseshoe and Paris Casino, the dealer fanned a flop of    .

The players had to wait a long time before the turn was dealt but it was worth the wait for Trayner as the   rolled off to give him top pair which left Richards drawing dead. An   completed the board as Trayner embraced his friends and family who were watching on.

Malcolm Trayner736,000,000276,000,000
Carson Richards0-275,000,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 7:39 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 14 hours ago)
Australia Snags Its 34th Bracelet in History
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 7:28 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 14 hours ago)
Trayner Turns a Straight

Carson Richards limped from the button and Malcolm Trayner checked from the big blind.

On the     flop, Trayner checked, Richards bet 10,000,000, and Trayner raised to 35,000,000. Richards called.

When the   landed on the turn, Trayner bet 45,000,000, and Richards wasted no time in making the call.

The   completed the board and Trayner thought for a few moments before he slid out a small bet of 14,000,000. Richards quickly called.

Trayner tabled    for a turned straight and Richards tossed his    into the muck.

Malcolm Trayner460,000,00080,000,000
Carson Richards275,000,000-75,000,000
Gorilla Gaming
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 7:23 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 14 hours ago)
Level 47 started
Level: 47
Blinds: 5,000,000/10,000,000
Ante: 10,000,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 7:20 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 14 hours ago)
Richards Claws Some Back

Malcolm Trayner raised to 18,000,000 with    and Carson Richards three-bet to 54,000,000 holding   . Trayner put in the chips and made the call.

Richards led out for 20,000,000 on the monotone     flop and Trayner folded.

Malcolm Trayner380,000,000-40,000,000
Carson Richards350,000,00030,000,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 7:18 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 14 hours ago)
Trayner Gets Value on All Three Streets and Regains the Lead

Malcolm Trayner

Carson Richards limped the button with    and Malcolm Trayner raised to 32,000,000 from the big blind with   . Richards made the call.

A flop of     was spread across the table and Trayner continued with a sizing of 24,000,000, and Richards announced a call.

The turn brought a   which saw Trayner fire a second barrel of 52,000,000, and Richards announced a call for a second time.

When the   completed the board, Trayner bet a small amount of 26,000,000, and Richards paid it off.

Malcolm Trayner420,000,000105,000,000
Carson Richards320,000,000-100,000,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 7:13 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 14 hours ago)
Richards Four-Bet Bluffs His Way to the Chip Lead

Carson Richards opened to 18,000,000 with    and Malcolm Trayner three-bet to 64,000,000 with   . Richards then shoved all in for 350,000,000 and Trayner snap-folded.

Carson Richards420,000,00055,000,000
Malcolm Trayner315,000,000-55,000,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 7:11 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 14 hours ago)
Richards Closes the Gap

Carson Richards opened the button to 18,000,000 with    and Malcolm Trayner called with   .

Both checked the     flop and saw a   fall on the turn. Trayner check-called a bet of 15,000,000 from Richards.

The   river went check-check and Richards took it down as his kicker played.

Malcolm Trayner370,000,000-60,000,000
Carson Richards365,000,00065,000,000
Gorilla Gaming
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 7:07 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 14 hours ago)
Trayner Three-Bets Light

Carson Richards raised to 19,000,000 with    and Malcolm Trayner three-bet to 64,000,000 holding   . Richards called.

The flop fell     and Trayner fired out a bet of 52,000,000. Richards folded.

Malcolm Trayner430,000,00010,000,000
Carson Richards300,000,000-16,000,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 6:59 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 14 hours ago)
Richards Doubles in the First Hand of Heads-Up Play

Carson Richards

Malcolm Trayner raised the button to 17,000,000 from the button and Carson Richards shoved for 154,000,000. Trayner snap-called.

Carson Richards:    [allin]
Malcolm Trayner:   

In the very first hand of heads-up play, both player's stacks found their way into the middle of the table and gave Trayner a shot at capturing his first bracelet.

The flop of     couldn't have been more dramatical as Richards picked up a flush draw and Trayner flopped top pair.

Richards added more outs on the   turn as he picked up an open-ended straight draw, but it was the flush draw that came to fruition as the   gave Richards the pot and a path back into the contest.

Malcolm Trayner420,000,000-155,000,000
Carson Richards316,000,000156,000,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 6:37 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 15 hours ago)
Short Break

There will be a short break while the remaining two players prepare for heads-up play.

Malcolm Trayner575,000,000-28,000,000
Carson Richards160,000,00053,000,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 6:35 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 15 hours ago)
Eugene Tito Eliminated in 3rd Place ($407,970)

Eugene Tito

Eugene Tito moved all in from the button for his last 5,000,000 chips. Carson Richards made the call in the small blind before Malcolm Trayner three-bet from the big blind to 26,000,000. Richards made the fold and Tito and Trayner went heads up to a full board.

Eugene Tito:    [allin]
Malcolm Trayner:   

The board ran out       and Trayner eliminated another player.

Malcolm Trayner603,000,00033,000,000
Eugene Tito0-9,000,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 6:31 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 15 hours ago)
Tito Not Out Yet

Carson Richards limped in from the button and Malcolm Trayner called from the small blind. Eugene Tito was already forced all in from the big blind for around 6,000,000.

Both players checked the     flop and Richards led out on the   turn, which got Trayner to fold.

Eugene Tito:    [allin]
Carson Richards:   

Tito and Richards both chopped the pot with a straight as they saw the   complete the board.

Malcolm Trayner570,000,000-30,000,000
Carson Richards107,000,0006,000,000
Eugene Tito9,000,0003,000,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 6:28 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 15 hours ago)
Richards Finds the Dream Spot to Double

Carson Richards

Eugene Tito raised to 40,000,000 from the button. Carson Richards moved all in for his last 43,000,000 and Tito made the call.

Carson Richards:    [allin]
Eugene Tito:   

The board ran out       and Richards found the dream spot to double up.

Carson Richards101,000,00051,000,000
Eugene Tito6,000,000-75,000,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 6:24 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 15 hours ago)
Level 46 started
Level: 46
Blinds: 4,000,000/80,000,000
Ante: 80,000,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 6:24 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 15 hours ago)
Junho Song Eliminated in 4th Place ($312,250)

Junho Song

Carson Richards opened to 12,000,000 from the small blind, and Junho Song shoved from the big blind. Richards made the call which put Song at risk.

Junho Song:    [allin]
Carson Richards:   

Song never found any help on the       runout.

Carson Richards50,000,00020,000,000
Junho Song0-60,000,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 6:17 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 15 hours ago)
Tito Doubles

Eugene Tito

Malcolm Trayner moved all in from the cutoff before Eugene Tito made the call for his tournament life on the button.

Eugene Tito:    [allin]
Malcolm Trayner:   

The board ran out       and Tito's Ace high held on for the winner, asserting himself into second place at the final table.

Malcolm Trayner600,000,0000
Eugene Tito81,000,00031,000,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 6:11 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 15 hours ago)
Updated Chip Counts
Malcolm Trayner600,000,00050,000,000
Junho Song60,000,000-45,000,000
Eugene Tito50,000,000-15,000,000
Carson Richards30,000,000-33,000,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
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