Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER



Mackey Eliminates Chaves Cortes

• Level 27: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
James Mackey
James Mackey

Joe McKeehen raised to 85,000 from early position and Horacio Chaves Cortes moved all in for 810,000. With the action on James Mackey in the small blind, he re-shoved all in for about 2,000,000. McKeehen folded and the cards were shown.

James Mackey: {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Horacio Chaves Cortes: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}

The {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{2-Clubs} runout was no help to Chaves Cortes and he was eliminated.

James Mackey us
James Mackey
us 3,100,000 380,000
Horacio Chaves Cortes py
Horacio Chaves Cortes
py Ausgeschieden

Tags: Horacio Chaves CortesJames MackeyJoeJoe McKeehen

Ruivo Chips Up

• Level 27: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

On a flop showing {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{3-Spades}, 200,000 was already in the pot. Manuel Ruivo in the big blind checked, as well as Aaron Messmer in middle position and Kelly Wolfe on the button.

On the {4-Hearts} turn, Ruivo checked once more and Messmer bet 105,000. Both Wolfe and Ruivo called.

The three players checked on the {5-Diamonds} river and Messmer and Wolfe mucked their hands when Ruivo tabled {a-Spades}{6-Clubs}.

Aaron Messmer us
Aaron Messmer
us 3,050,000 -550,000
Manuel Ruivo pt
Manuel Ruivo
pt 2,900,000 1,100,000
Kelly Wolfe us
Kelly Wolfe
us 500,000 -272,000

Tags: Aaron MessmerManuel Ruivo

Souza Doubles Through Bansal Set Over Set

• Level 27: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

There were about 450,000 chips already in the pot and the board read {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} when we got to the table. Michael Souza bet 200,000 from the big blind, Raghav Bansal raised from the cutoff to what looked like 625,000, Souza quickly moved all-in, and Bansal called with a covering stack.

Michael Souza: {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}
Raghav Bansal: {5-Spades}{5-Hearts}

Both players had flopped sets but Souza had the best of it by miles and Bansal needed a lot of help to win the pot. The {3-Hearts} turn and {7-Clubs} river changed nothing and Souza took the pot for a massive double-up.

Michael Souza us
Michael Souza
us 4,300,000 2,220,000
Raghav Bansal in
Raghav Bansal
in 1,500,000 -2,000,000

Tags: Michael SouzaRaghav Bansal

Kern Scoops a Pot with Aces

• Level 27: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Arne Kern raised to 85,000 from under the gun and Anthony Profeta called from the small blind. James Leinenbach called from the big blind. They went three-handed to the {j-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{6-Spades} flop and it checked to Kern who bet 120,000.

Leinenbach called and they went heads up to the {q-Diamonds} turn. Leinenbach checked again to Kern who bet 300,000 and Leinenbach called. The river was the {5-Clubs} and Leinenbach checked to Kern for a third time. Kern tossed out a bet of 380,000 and Leinenbach quickly called.

Kern showed {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} and Leinenbach flashed his {k-Hearts}{j-Clubs} before throwing his cards into the muck.

Arne Kern de
Arne Kern
de 2,400,000 1,200,000
James Leinenbach us
James Leinenbach
us 1,400,000 275,000

Tags: Arne KernJames Leinenbach

Mock Runs Into Kings

• Level 27: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
David Mock
David Mock

David Mock shoved from under the gun for 675,000 and Raghav Bansal called from the small blind to put him at risk.

David Mock: {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}
Raghav Bansal: {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}

Bansal had a big advantage and Mock needed help from the deck to survive. The board ran out {K-Spades}{J-Hearts}{2-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and Bansal took the pot with kings full to end Mock's run in this event.

Raghav Bansal in
Raghav Bansal
in 3,500,000 1,400,000
David Mock us
David Mock
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: David MockRaghav Bansal

McKeenhen Eliminates Augo

• Level 27: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Joe McKeehen
Joe McKeehen

A player in middle position opened to 90,000 and Chris Augo in the cutoff raised it 540,000. Joe McKeenhen on the button reshoved all in and the initial raiser folded.

Augo: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
McKeehen: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}

Augo's hand was dominated, and a board {q-Hearts}{4-Spades}{5-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{9-Hearts} sent him to the rail. McKeehen is now up to 2,000,000 chips after this hand.

Joe McKeehen us
Joe McKeehen
us 2,000,000 950,000
Chris Augo US
Chris Augo
US Ausgeschieden

Tags: Chris AugoJoe McKeehen

Goodwin Doubles Through McKeehen

• Level 27: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

It folded around to Noah Goodwin on the button and he moved all in for 450,000. Joe McKeehen called from the big blind, turning over {k-Spades}{10-Diamonds}, and would need to improve against the {a-Diamonds}{3-Spades} of McKeehen.

The {q-Hearts}{9-Spades}{8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} runout was no help to either player, and Goodwin's ace high was enough to earn him the double-up.

Joe McKeehen us
Joe McKeehen
us 1,050,000 130,000
Noah Goodwin us
Noah Goodwin
us 965,000 285,000

Tags: Joe McKeehenNoah Goodwin

Leinenbach Grabs Chips to Loeser

• Level 27: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Jim Leinenbach
Jim Leinenbach

Jim Leinenbach in middle position opened for 90,000 and Manig Loeser made the call in small blind.

On the flop of {5-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{2-Spades}, Leinenbach continued for 125,000 and Loeser called once more. Both players checked throughout the {9-Diamonds} turn and {4-Clubs} river.

Leinenbach tabled {6-Spades}{6-Clubs} and Loeser tossed his hand into the muck.

Manig Loeser de
Manig Loeser
de 2,780,000 -120,000
Jim Leinenbach US
Jim Leinenbach
US 2,200,000 2,200,000

Tags: Jim LeinenbachManig Loeser

Dixon Eliminates Kerby

• Level 27: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Hillery Kerby moved all in for 680,000 from early position and Richard Dixon re-shoved all in for about 900,000. The rest of the table folded and the hands were shown.

"I folded ace-queen to you last time, but I can't fold two queens," said Dixon, turning over {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} and Kerby showed {a-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}. The board ran out {k-Clubs}{q-Spades}{j-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts} and Dixon improved to middle set to eliminate Kerby.

Richard Dixon us
Richard Dixon
us 1,700,000 610,000
Hillery Kerby us
Hillery Kerby
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Hillery KerbyRichard Dixon