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

Johnson Flops a Set

• Nivel 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

On a flop of {j-Hearts}{5-}{8-Clubs}, Jason Johnson bet 100,000 and Maurice Hawkins called. The turn {a-Spades} brought checks from both players, and the {a-Diamonds} on the river convinced Johnson to bet 500,000. Hawkins called and mucked after Johnson showed {5-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} for a flopped set.

Jason Johnson us
Jason Johnson
us 2,180,000 930,000
{sponsor}
1,400,000 -750,000

Taguri: Jason JohnsonMaurice Hawkins

Final Table Draw and Counts

• Nivel 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
SeatPlayerStack
1Jonathan Dimmig3,200,000
2Jason Johnson1,250,000
3Jeffrey Coburn2,000,000
4Maurice Hawkins2,150,000
5Andrew Dick6,000,000
6Stephen Graner7,950,000
7Bradley Anderson5,000,000
8James Duke2,500,000
9Michael Stembera900,000
10Andrew Teng4,200,000
Stephen Graner us
Stephen Graner
us 7,950,000 -500,000
Andrew Dick US
Andrew Dick
US 6,000,000 200,000
Bradley Anderson us
Bradley Anderson
us 5,000,000 -1,000,000
Andrew Teng gb
Andrew Teng
gb 4,200,000 -700,000
Jonathan Dimmig us
Jonathan Dimmig
us 3,200,000 1,050,000
James Duke us
James Duke
us 2,500,000 -300,000
{sponsor}
2,150,000 -350,000
Jeffrey Coburn us
Jeffrey Coburn
us 2,000,000 100,000
Jason Johnson us
Jason Johnson
us 1,250,000 150,000
Michael Stembera us
Michael Stembera
us 900,000 -175,000

Taguri: Andrew DickAndrew TengBradley AndersonJames DukeJason JohnsonJeffrey CoburnJonathan DimmigMaurice HawkinsMichael StemberaStephen Graner

Carter Kessler Eliminated in 11th Place ($100,689)

• Nivel 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Carter Kessler - 11th Place
Carter Kessler - 11th Place

It was folded to Carter Kessler in the small blind who moved all in for 1.2 million. Stephen Graner, the big stack, was in the big blind. He looked at his cards and leaned back.

"Did you really just do that?" he asked. "Ripped 1.2 million when I have this hand?"

"Gotta," replied Kessler.

Graner casually tossed a stack of T25,000 chips into the middle as if he wasn't expecting to see them come back to his stack. He was ahead, however, with his {A-Spades}{J-Spades} as Kessler only held {K-Hearts}{4-Clubs}. "That's a buzz saw," said Kessler, adding "you're supposed to have junk."

The board would run out {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{6-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} to give Graner the pot and send Kessler off to collect is six figure payday.

Stephen Graner us
Stephen Graner
us 8,450,000 1,200,000
Carter Kessler
Carter Kessler
Eliminat

Taguri: Carter KesslerStephen Graner

Coburn Doubles Through Duke

• Nivel 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Jeffrey Coburn opened in the cutoff to 175K and James Duke three-bet him on the button. Coburn pushed all in and Duke quickly called.

Coburn: {A-Hearts}{A-Spades}
Duke: {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}

The board hit neither of them, as it fell {q-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{6-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} and Coburn's aces held, giving him a healthy double up late in this tournament.

James Duke us
James Duke
us 2,800,000 800,000
Jeffrey Coburn us
Jeffrey Coburn
us 1,900,000 500,000

Taguri: James DukeJeffrey Coburn

Nivel:
28
Blinduri:
30,000/60,000
Ante:
10,000

Jason Johnson Doubles Through Andrew Teng

• Nivel 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

A short stacked Jason Johnson moved all in first to act and was called by Andrew Teng who was in the big blind. Teng had{2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} and Johnson {K-Clubs}{J-Hearts}. A jack would flop and that would be more than enough to give Johnson a much needed double up.

Andrew Teng gb
Andrew Teng
gb 4,900,000 -500,000
Jason Johnson us
Jason Johnson
us 1,100,000 425,000

Patrick Chan Eliminated in 12th Place ($100,689)

• Nivel 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Patrick Chan - 12th Place
Patrick Chan - 12th Place

Patrick Chan pushed all in for roughly 700,000 and was called by Bradley Anderson.

Anderson: {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Chan: {a-Clubs}{3-Hearts}

Chan was dominated, but he found help in the form of a gutshot on the {5-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} flop. The {6-Spades} turn made his straight draw open-ended, but the {k-Clubs} painted the end for Chan, who will have to console himself with the first six-figure payout of the tournament.

Bradley Anderson us
Bradley Anderson
us 6,000,000 850,000
Patrick Chan us
Patrick Chan
us Eliminat

Taguri: Bradley AndersonPatrick Chan

John Moore Eliminated in 13th Place ($79,582)

• Nivel 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
John Moore was eliminated in 13th place.
John Moore was eliminated in 13th place.

John Moore raised from under the gun and action folded around to Bradley Anderson in the big blind. Anderson pushed all in with his huge stack and Moore spent a minute before he called with {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}, a dog to Anderson's {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}. The board was an uneventful {3-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{k-Spades}{2-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and Moore was sent to the cashier in 13th place to pick up $79,582.

Bradley Anderson us
Bradley Anderson
us 5,150,000 1,350,000
John Moore us
John Moore
us Eliminat

Taguri: Bradley AndersonJohn Moore

Matthew Livingston Eliminated in 14th Place ($79,582)

• Nivel 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Matt Livingston - 14th place
Matt Livingston - 14th place

Andrew Teng opened to 100,000 and Matthew Livingston made it 250,000 to go. Teng three-bet to 510,000 and Livingston did not wait long to announce that he was all in. Teng was even faster to call as he had {A-Hearts}{A-Spades}. Livingston shook his head, knowing he was in bad shape, as he had been coolered with {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades}. An ace on the flop would add insult to injury and just to rub it in a little more a queen would come on the river. Livingston finished in 14th place while Teng creeps closer to the chip lead.

Here are updated chip counts from the rest of the table:

Andrew Dick US
Andrew Dick
US 5,800,000 -200,000
Andrew Teng gb
Andrew Teng
gb 5,400,000 2,320,000
{sponsor}
2,500,000 140,000
Jonathan Dimmig us
Jonathan Dimmig
us 2,150,000 -1,100,000
Carter Kessler
Carter Kessler
1,300,000 100,000
Michael Stembera us
Michael Stembera
us 1,075,000 -375,000
Jason Johnson us
Jason Johnson
us 675,000 -125,000
Matthew Livingston us
Matthew Livingston
us Eliminat

Taguri: Andrew TengMatt Livingston

Andrew Oh Eliminated in 15th Place ($79,582)

• Nivel 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Andrew Oh - 15th Place
Andrew Oh - 15th Place

James Duke pushed all in after a flop of {6-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Spades}, and Andrew Oh called off his last 400,000 or so.

Duke: {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Oh: {3-Spades}{3-Diamonds}

"Deuce of spades," Oh said. "I'll take that..."

The dealer peeled off a spade from the deck, but it was the {k-Spades}, and Oh needed a straight flush on the river. The {a-Clubs} hit on fifth street, and a disappointed Oh was sent packing.

James Duke us
James Duke
us 2,000,000 1,200,000
Andrew Oh US
Andrew Oh
US Eliminat

Taguri: Andrew OhJames Duke