Millionaire Maker Final Table, Brock Parker’s 2nd Final Table

Brock Parker made his second final table of the 2014 WSOP. (Photo by Drew Amato)

Brock Parker made his second final table of the 2014 WSOP. (Photo by Drew Amato)

The 2014 World Series of Poker has a full day on the schedule for Tuesday with two new events kicking off, three final tables in the Amazon Room and a stacked Six Max field returning for Day 2.

The Millionaire Maker unfolded on the ESPN Feature Stage, the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo event took place on the secondary feature table and the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event was relegated to the back of the Amazon Orange section.

$1,500 Pot Limit Hold’em

The noon event tends to be more popular in Europe than in the US and it attracted 526 entrants at the dinner break. A good number WSOP grinders didn’t miss the event with Eric Baldwin, Jeremy Ausmus, Jeff Gross and Antonio Esfandiari played his first WSOP event of the summer.

Top Ten Chip Counts

  1. Alex Queen – 26,000
  2. David “ODB” Baker – 21,000
  3. Nick Jivkov – 17,200
  4. Kenna James – 16,500
  5. Matt Damadeo – 13,300
  6. Kathy Liebert – 13,000
  7. Steven Loube – 12,825
  8. John Kabbaj – 12,700
  9. Kazu Oshima – 12,500

$1,000 No Limit Hold’em

The final 12 players returned for the third and final day of play. In a matter of a level the field was down to nine players and by the dinner break Jeff Smith and Danny Nguyen were heads-up for the bracelet.

Final Table Chip Counts

  1.  Jeff Smith – 3,265,000
  2. Danny Nguyen – 2,100,000

$1,500 Millionaire Maker

The headline event stretched to a fourth day for the final nine players. As the mid-day break approached the table stalled at five players after four early eliminations. Bradley Anderson holds a commanding chip lead with 14 million as second-in-chips James Duke holds 8.4 million.

Maurice Hawkins, Andrew Dick, Jason Johnson and Stephen Graner fell short of their bracelet dreams and were sent to the rail. Graner was the chip leader heading into the final table.

Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Bradley Anderson – 14,090,000
  2. James Duke – 8,425,000
  3. Jonathan Dimmig – 6,435,000
  4. Jeffrey Coburn – 4,315,000
  5. Andrew Teng – 2,630,000

$1,500 Six Max No Limit Hold’em

Day 2 of the event saw 134 players survive to restart at 1 pm PT (4 pm ET) and the field fell fast, leaving 57 players remaining as the dinner break neared. Accomplished pros David Peters, Amnon Filippi, Eddy Sabat, Cary Katz and Justin Bonomo worked their way up the leaderboard as the day progressed.

Those that found the rail during play included Mohsin Charania, Ty Reiman, Max Pescatori, Jason Mercier and Jamie Kerstetter.

Top Ten Chip Counts

  1. Steven Hensley – 414,000
  2. Vincent Moscati – 324,000
  3. David Peters – 272,000
  4. Sebastian Pauli – 260,000
  5. Tanner Millen – 250,000
  6. Viet Vo – 244,000
  7. Diego Dubcovsky – 221,000
  8. Nicholas Immekus – 215,000
  9. Amnon Filippi – 194,000

$10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo

Day 3 of the event had players settle in for a long day on the felt with 18 players remaining, scheduled to play to a finish. Richard Ashby held the chip lead when they reached the final table with 885,000.

Two women, Shirley Rosario and Melissa Burr, were next in the counts followed by Viatcheslav Ortynskiy, Ofir Mor and Dan Kelly. Jason McPherson, Brock Parker and Steve Lustig brought up the bottom of the counts.

Parker made his second final table of the summer with his fifth place finish in the $1,500 Razz event. Parker already has two bracelets, Richary Ashby and Dan Kelly also each have a bracelet.

Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Richard Ashby – 885,000
  2. Shirley Rosario – 858,000
  3. Melissa Burr – 695,000
  4. Viatcheslav Ortynskiy – 641,000
  5. Ofir Mor – 641,000
  6. Dan Kelly – 461,000
  7. Jason McPherson – 459,000
  8. Brock Parker – 393,000
  9. Steve Lustig – 307,000

$10,000 No Limit Deuce to Seven

One of the most volatile forms of poker, with just two betting rounds and one discard, brought out a star-studded field for the $10,000 event. Jason Mercier, Matthew Ashton, Phil Ivey, David “Bakes” Baker and Calvin Anderson were all on-hand for the start of play.

Top Ten Chip Counts

  1. Alexandre Luneau – 47,500
  2. Brandon Cantu – 44,200
  3. Phil Ivey – 40,300
  4. Paul Volpe – 37,500
  5. Mike Watson – 36,200
  6. Daniel Negreanu – 30,000
  7. Eli Elezra – 30,000
  8. Matt Szymaszek – 30,000
  9. Rep Porter – 30,000

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2013 WSOP Main Event winner Ryan Riess is playing Event 12: $1,500 Pot Limit Hold’em. So far he’s doing well.


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Paul Oresteen

Senior Writer: Paul Oresteen originally joined BLUFF in 2008 as an intern. He covered two World Series of Poker’s before leaving to join After a two year hiatus Oresteen returned to BLUFF in November 2012. Since starting as a poker journalist Oresteen has covered the World Series of Poker, WSOP Circuit, World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour. He graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Communications in 2008.
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