The biggest turnout outside of the Main Event last year was the Millionaire Maker that saw Benny Chen make his way through 6,343 entrants to win a staggering $1,198,780. With over 4,500 players registered for today's Millionaire Maker another huge prize pool is expected and 1st place is guaranteed to take home seven figures. Others who made a deep run in this event last year include Dan Kelly (5th - $302,104) and Chris Hunichen (6th - $229,575).
There are two separate flights for this event with Day 1a taking place in moments and the second flight, Day 1b, starting at 5 p.m. local time. If players are eliminated in the first flight, they can fire a second bullet in the later session. There are nine levels scheduled for each flight and this event is a three day event. Those that make it through Day 1 will return to play an additional 10 levels tomorrow. On Monday they will play down until we have our millionaire.
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