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WSOP Millionaire Maker Final Table Set at GGPoker; Dvoress Leads
The Millionaire Maker has become one of the most popular events on the WSOP schedule since its creation. It gives players the chance to play for massive prizes, including a top prize worth at least $1 million.
A staggering 8,809 players bought into the Millionaire Maker at the 2019 WSOP in Las Vegas. John Gorsuch won on that occasion and banked $1,344,930 of the $11,892,150 prize pool. GGPoker is hosting this year’s Millionaire Maker due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and it is fair to say the online edition is just as massive.
Some 6,299 players bought in for $1,500 online at GGPoker and created an $8,976,075 prize pool! Only nine of those players remain in the hunt for a gold WSOP bracelet. Everyone is guaranteed $107,671 when the final table kicks off, but the top two finishers win seven-figure prizes!
Millionaire Maker Final Table Chip Counts
|2||Alejandro “pepealas” Caridad||Argentina||64,001,642||21.3|
|3||Neville “NevSlater” Endo Costa||Brazil||43,132,236||14.4|
|4||Michael “MrFabulous” Nugent||Canada||37,076,246||12.4|
|5||Anatoly “Mr_Deer” Filatov||Russia||22,480,138||7.58|
|6||Tomasz “SushiJanushi” Cybulski||Poland||16,604,499||6.2|
|7||Aneris “TaiwanNumba1” Adomkevicius||Lithuania||13,452,228||4.5|
|8||Caio “Ez4ENCE” De Almeida||Brazil||12,558,546||4.2|
Daniel Dvoress is the man to catch when the final table shuffles up and deals on August 8. Dvoress is an incredible player with more than $15.6 million in live tournament cashes. A bracelet has so far eluded him, but he’s the hot favorite going into the final.
The ball is firmly in Dvoress’ court at the Millionaire Maker final table. He returns with 30.8 big blinds in his stack while four others have less than eight big blinds. It is safe to say the final table will be something of a crapshoot.
Argentina’s Alejandro “pepealas” Caridad is the only other player not considered a short stack. Caridad sits back down with 64,001,642 chips in his arsenal, which is the equivalent of only 21.3 big blinds.
Short Stacked In The Millionaire Maker
Two of the shorter stacks at the table are found in front of two of the game’s top players.
partypoker-sponsored pro Anatoly “Mr_Deer” Filatov finds himself fifth in chips at the restart. Filatov has plenty of work in front of him if he wants to win this bracelet. His 22,480,138 stack sounds large, but it’s only worth 7.58 big blinds!
Filatov is the man to turn matters around if anyone can. The Russian star has almost $5.2 million in live MTT winnings and an additional $5.8 million from online poker. Turning this around could be a stretch too far for Filatov, but he won’t give up.
Ronny Kaiser is the shortest stack at the table with only 3.5 big blinds. Kaiser is one of the best poker players you’ve never heard of. The Swiss grinder removed his data from all tracking sites, but we definitely know of him.
Kaiser won the European Poker Tour Tallin Main Event in 2011 for €275,000 ($395,740) but the Swiss player prefers cash games. He’s well known for playing the highest stakes PLO live cash games in and around Europe. Kaiser has been off the radar for a while, but the lure of the WSOP was enough to drag him back into the spotlight.
What Are They Playing For?
Each of the nine finalists is guaranteed at least $107,671 for their efforts. Finishing sixth or above locks up more than a quarter of a million dollars. Fourth secures more than half a million dollars but the top two each win more than a million.
The Millionaire Maker runner-up banks $1,072,428 with its champion scooping $1,489,289.