Event #8: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em
Event #8: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Day 2 of the 2014 Millionaire Maker Event #8 ends with two chip leaders

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
Yuliyan Kolev
Yuliyan Kolev

The second day of the record-breaking Millionaire Maker of the World Series Of Poker 2014 with staggering 7,977 entries saw 1,466 players returning to their seats and after nine levels of one hour each, only 178 would bag up chips. Both Jonathan Dimmig and Yuliyan Kolev claimed 632,000 in chips and slightly edged out Bart Lybaert, who finished with 615,000 in third place.

After the first two levels of play, almost 600 players had already joined the rail and it took just another 30 minutes until the bubble was reached. The hand for hand mode lasted only one hand and two players were eliminated at once and ended up sharing the min cash of $2,692. Anthony Harb, who won a golden bracelet in a $2,000 No Limit Hold'em Event at the WSOP 2009, had his pocket kings cracked by the quad fives of Ping Liu and the jacks of Jeff Dumas got flushed by Hans Winzeler.

Within half an hour 100 players headed to the payout desk and the action continued fast and furious. We lost such familiar faces as Jamie Kerstetter, Maria Jo, Loni Harwood, Mike Sexton, Giacomo Fundaro and Matt Marafioti. Matt Glantz ran with queens into aces, Humberto Brenes scored the fourth in-the-money finish of the 2014 Series but eventually lost the flip with ace king against the {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} of Chris DeMaci. The same also applied for Matthias de Meulder versus Yuliyan Kolev and in the very last level, Tony Gregg tried to bluff but ran into the aces of Sean Prendiville.

Day 3 resumes at 1 p.m. Vegas time and all remaining players have $7,430 guaranteed, level 19 restarts with blinds at 4,000-8,000 / ante 1,000 and an average of 201,666 chips. Hot on the heels of the three close chip leaders are Andrew Oh (593,000), Sean Prendiville (520,000), James Mackey (387,000) and Andrew Teng (351,000). Other notables include start-of-the-day chip leader Andrew Seidman (229,000), John Racener (218,000), Allan Kessler (183,000), Rhys Jones (163,000) and Greg Mueller (107,000). Tune back into the PokerNews live coverage as we bring you all the key hands and determine the winner of yet another golden bracelet as well as the stunning first place payout of $1,319,587.

Tags: Allen KesslerAndrew OhAndrew SeidmanAndrew TengAnthony HarbBart LybaertChris DeMaciChristophe de MeulderGiacomo FundaroGreg MuellerHans WinzelerHumberto BrenesJames MackeyJohn RacenerLoni HarwoodMatt SextonMatthias De MeulderSean PrendivilleYuliyan Kolev

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
Yuliyan Kolev bg 632,000
Jonathan Dimmig us 632,000
Bart Lybaert be 615,000
593,000
Ron Jenkins us 584,000
Steven Moseley US 568,000 228,000
Sean Prendiville ie 520,000
Carmen Evola 425,000 425,000
Nathaniel Falber 417,000 417,000
Christoph Csik 402,000 402,000
Chris DeMaci us 396,000 201,000
David Fong US 393,000 -67,000
Daniel Jones us 388,000 30,000
James Mackey us 387,000 27,000
Christopher Gaddi 380,000 380,000
Ronald Mcginnity us 378,000 378,000
Curt Kohlberg us 372,000
Tleuzhan Jumakov 367,000 367,000
Idris Gencoglu CA 354,000
Andrew Teng gb 351,000 -9,000
Bassel Assi 342,000 342,000
Stewart Newman 340,000 340,000
Griffin Paul us 336,000 336,000
Thomas Couture 333,000 333,000
Diane Roznik US 329,000 296,000

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Busted During Level 18

YorkshirePud • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

Final list of Day 2 casualties.

Ryan Baybayan US Busted
Theo Tran us Busted
Matthew Donaldson us Busted
Ian Bey US Busted
Farid Jattin co Busted
Dan O'Brien us Busted
Julie Dang US Busted
Taylor Vanmeer US Busted
Louis Lynch Busted
Tuong Le Busted
Michael Goetsch us Busted
Harshit Patel Busted
Erle Mankin us Busted
Randy Lew us Busted
Michael Lavoie Busted
Jonathan Varela VE Busted
Raymond Padgett US Busted
Alexander Kuzmin ru Busted

Play Concludes For The Day

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

All tables have finished their five hands and tables are in the process of completing the bag and tag. We'll have some chip counts of remaining notable players shortly.

Clock Stopped, Five More Hands

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

The clock has been stopped with ten minutes left in level 18 and we will be playing five more hands. During that time, the chip leader of each table will also buy off the T-500 chips. The screens show 191 players left.

Trips for Polychronopoulos

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

We only arrived on the {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} turn and Athanasios Polychronopoulos bet 13,500, his opponent raised to 28,000. Polychronopoulos moved all in and the opponent asked for how much more it would be. The dealer took 28,000 from both into the pot and then counted carefully, it was another 64,000 to call.

The call came eventually and the opponent showed {K-Hearts}{J-Clubs} but he ran into the {9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} of the US boy. The {10-Spades} river bricked and just before the end of the day, Polychronopoulos doubled up.

Athanasios Polychronopoulos us 220,000 125,000

Tags: Athanasios Polychronopoulos

We Lose Bernard Lee

• Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

Twitter confirmation from the Poker Pro:

Bernard LeeThanks everyone for support! Unfortunately I was knocked out of @wsop #MillionaireMaker in 213th place (66<JJ) #NiceStartTo2014WSOP #fb
Bernard Lee us Busted

Tags: Bernard Lee