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

Stewart Newman Eliminated in 16th Place ($63,321)

LaneAnderson • Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Stewart Newman - 16th Place
Stewart Newman - 16th Place

Stephen Graner raised to 100,000 preflop under the gun and Stewart Newman three-bet all in from the small blind with his remaining 550,000 chips. Graner spent some time deciding if he wanted to risk doubling up the short stack, but eventually called with the inferior {A-Spades}{5-Spades} to Newman's {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}. The board ran out {7-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{5-Hearts}{K-Clubs}, giving Graner the pair on the turn, and Newman exited the tournament in 16th place for $63,321. The remaining players have all jumped a pay level now; they're guaranteed $79,582.

Stephen Graner us 7,250,000 475,000
Stewart Newman Busted

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Graner Plays it Slow

[user249920] • Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

A player opened for a raise in early position to 105,000, and Andrew Oh three-bet to 250,000 in the cutoff. On the button, Stephen Graner made it a cold four-bet to 450,000, and action folded to Oh, who called immediately.

Both players checked it down to fifth street, with the community having come {a-Spades}{9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{k-Spades}. Oh checked once more, and he called a bet of 325,000. Graner quickly flipped {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs} for aces full, and Oh mucked his hand.

Stephen Graner us 6,775,000 1,225,000
Andrew Oh US 800,000 -425,000

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Orez Mokedi Eliminated in 17th Place ($63,321)

LaneAnderson • Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Orez Mokedi was eliminated in 17th place.
Orez Mokedi was eliminated in 17th place.

Orez Mokedi raised it up preflop from the hijack to 130,000 and Bradley Anderson three-bet to 260,000 on his left in the cutoff. Mokedi proceeded to four-bet shove and Anderson took little time calling him.

Mokedi: {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}
Anderson: {J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}

The board ran out {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{3-Clubs} and Mokedi wasn't able to connect, giving Anderson the pot. Mokedi finished in 17th place and earned $63,321 for his effort.

Bradley Anderson US 3,750,000 3,050,000
Orez Mokedi Busted

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Livingston Backdoors Teng to Survive

[user249920] • Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

Matt Livingston shoved all in for 660,000 after Andrew Teng opened on the button. Andrew Dick folded his big blind, and Teng called.

Teng: {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}
Livingston: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}

Livingston let out a disappointed sound after {q-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{6-Diamonds} flopped, but the {9-Spades} turn kept things interesting. The {5-Spades} river completed Livingston's flush, and he doubled through.

Andrew Teng gb 3,080,000 -820,000
Matthew Livingston us 1,300,000 650,000

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Christopher Keller Eliminated in 18th Place ($63,321)

• Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Christopher Keller - 18th Place
Christopher Keller - 18th Place

Micheal Stembera moved all in for his last 680,000 and it was folded to Christopher Keller in the big blind who made the call. Stembera had {K-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} and Keller {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}. The flop and turn were good for Keller as it came {Q-Spades}{10-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} and only a jack or king would save Stembera from being eliminated. The river was the {K-Spades} and Stembera scored the double up and Keller was left with 140,000.

Those chips would go all in the next hand and Keller's {5-Diamonds}{4-Spades} would fall to Jason Johnson's {K-Clubs}{8-Clubs} when a king would flop.

Michael Stembera us 1,450,000 1,150,000
Jason Johnson us 800,000 195,000
Christopher Keller Busted


[user249920] • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Players are on a 20-minute break.

Final 18 Redraw and Counts

[user249920] • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Table 440

1Orez Mokedi
2Bradley Anderson
3John Moore
4Stewart Newman
5Andrew Oh
6Stephen Graner
7Patrick Chan
8Jeffrey Coburn
9James Duke

Table 445

1Matt Livingston
2Andrew Dick
3Carter Kessler
4Maurice Hawkins
5Christopher Keller
6Jason Johnson
7Jonathan Dimmig
8Michael Sembera
9Andrew Teng
Andrew Dick US 6,000,000 -2,690,000
Stephen Graner us 5,550,000 2,200,000
Andrew Teng gb 3,900,000 2,110,000
Jonathan Dimmig us 3,250,000 1,550,000
Maurice Hawkins us 2,360,000 -2,010,000
Orez Mokedi 2,325,000 1,700,000
John Moore us 1,750,000 425,000
Jeffrey Coburn us 1,650,000 150,000
Andrew Oh US 1,225,000 650,000
Carter Kessler 1,200,000 150,000
Patrick Chan us 1,200,000 160,000
James Duke us 1,100,000 375,000
Stewart Newman 915,000 -425,000
Christopher Keller 800,000 -220,000
Bradley Anderson US 700,000 -3,000,000
Matthew Livingston us 650,000 -600,000
Jason Johnson us 605,000 -85,000

Larry Samet Eliminated in 19th Place ($50,614)

[user249920] • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Larry Samet
Larry Samet

Patrick Chan shipped all in under the gun, and Larry Samet shoved for less after Maurice Hawkins folded. Everyone else mucked.

Chan: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
Samet: {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

"That's not what I wanted to see," Samet said.

Probably also what he didn't want to hear: Hawkins said he mucked king-queen as well.

No help arrived on the {10-Spades}{5-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{k-Spades} community, and the final 18 runners are redrawing.

Larry Samet Busted

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