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

Maurice Hawkins and Dwyte Pilgrim Taking Control of Table 440

• Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Maurice Hawkins

Two of the more talkative players in the game find themselves seated next to one another at Table 440. Maurice Hawkins is sitting in Seat 1 and Dwyte Pilgrim is to his left in Seat 2. Hawkins found himself with a near triple-up early on, then would add a few more chips to his stack shortly thereafter.

Hawkins opened the action to 17,000 then called an all-in reraise of a short stack. Hawkins had {10-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and his opponent held {K-Spades}{J-Diamonds}, but Hawkins took the lead when the flop came {10-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}. The {J-Clubs} on the turn would give Hawkins's opponent more outs, but the river was the {9-Spades} to give Hawkins a full house.

The hand before that saw Scott O'Reilly open the action for 17,000 and Hawkins call. Pilgrim raised it to 73,000 and O'Reilly moved all in. Hawkins joked "am I even here. Do these two see me here?" before folding. Pilgrim quickly called tabling {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}. O'Reilly held {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}. The board ran out {J-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{5-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{4-Spades} and Hawkins gave Pilgrim a congratulatory high-five as Pilgrim let out a deep breath and said "they musta forgot! they musta forgot!"

Pilgrim was down to just 3,000 late last night and now has moved over the half-million mark in chips.

Player Chips Progress
Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
us 695,000 441,000
Dwyte Pilgrim us
Dwyte Pilgrim
us 510,000 236,000
Scott O'Reilly GB
Scott O'Reilly
GB Busted

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