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

Jonathan_Zaun • Level 3: 50-100, 0 ante

After checking the turn with the board reading {2-Spades}{5-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}, Andy Hwang watched his lone opponent do the same.

When the river came {10-Diamonds} Hwang coolly flicked a single chip forward for a bet of 1,000. The pot contained about 2,000 at that point, and those chips were pushed to Hwang after his opponent beat a hasty retreat.

Andy Hwang us 13,500

Harwood Shoves the Turn

Jonathan_Zaun • Level 3: 50-100, 0 ante

We passed by Loni Harwood's table a moment ago to catch the bracelet winner move all in for about 2,800 on the turn.

The board read {5-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{2-Clubs} when Harwood made her move, and after a long minute to think things through, her opponent elected to fold and fight another day.

Loni Harwood us 5,650 1,150

Tags: Loni Harwood

They're All Here

Jonathan_Zaun • Level 3: 50-100, 0 ante

With players continuing to register for the Millionaire Maker event and the field nearing 5,600, we could spend all day scouting out notable names.

But as pro Alex Rocha correctly notes, if you play poker and you're in Las Vegas, you're most likely in the room:

alex rochaAs a professional tournament poker player currently in Las Vegas, do I really need to tweet that I am playing the Millionaire Maker???
Level:
3
Blinds:
50/100
Ante:

Break Time and a New Record Set

• Level 2: 25-50, 0 ante

Players are now on a 20-minute break. Seth Palansky has confirmed that we have set a record here today at the WSOP via Twitter:

Seth PalanskyToday's Flight A of @WSOP Milly Maker is indeed a record. Largest single-seating field ever in a live poker tournament. #props2theplayers

I Ran So Far Away

• Level 2: 25-50, 0 ante

There are 12 tables adjacent to Buzio's, a good hike from the center of the poker action. A few notables were battling it out. At least they won't have far to go if they get hungry.

Rick Fuller us 6,300
Joe Hebda 4,500 4,500
Alex Rocha us 4,500

Fossilization

Jonathan_Zaun • Level 2: 25-50, 0 ante

After an open to 75 from the player under the gun, action folded around to Greg "Fossil Man" Raymer in the hijack.

The 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event champion decided to apply a little pressure, and Raymer three-bet to 200. The cutoff and the button both flatted the reraise, as did the original bettor, and the flop fell {2-Spades}{k-Hearts}{j-Hearts}.

Three checks to the cutoff prompted a bet of 550, and when the action folded to Raymer the champ tossed out a few chips for a raise to 2,500. Faced with a pressure play from a feared pro, the cutoff dove deep down into the tank to contemplate his options, staring straight ahead and remaining silent for upwards of four minutes.

Finally, one player at the table decided to call the clock on the tanker, and a few seconds after the floor arrived on the scene the hand ended via fold.

As he collected his newly earned chips Raymer delivered a discourse on the increased use of clock-calls, mentioning that in today's game players simply do not have the patience to suffer through extended deliberations over marginal pots.

Greg Raymer us 5,200 700
Level:
2
Blinds:
25/50
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