Millionaire Maker Sees 3,546 Entrants First Day

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Ace King
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Flight A of the Millionaire Maker saw 3,546 entries battle it out with 738 players remaining.  Day 1B will kick off on Saturday.  This World Series of Poker event goes through Tuesday and features a $1500 buy-in.


History of the Millionaire Maker

This event began in 2013 with restaurant manager and amateur player Benny Chen bagging the $1.1 million prize along with a WSOP bracelet.

It was the largest non-main event in live tournament history at the time, attracting 6,343 players.

Likewise, no live tournament ever had ever registered and dealt in as many players in a single day as the inaugural “Millionaire Maker.”

This event also featured the biggest payout on a $1500 buy-in.

It was also the largest number of payouts for any non-Main Event in History at 648.


Shannon Shorr Among Big Names to Progress on Day 1a

Shannon Shorr was among the big name pros participating in this year's Millionaire Maker event.  Shorr has won $10,569,550 in career live tournaments to date, though he's yet to win a bracelet.

Ricardo Alvarado sat atop the leaderboard.  He's earned just over $2 million in live tournament play over his career. 

Cards go in the air for Day 1b at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and will feature 11 one-hour levels. Surviving players from both flights will return for Day 2 on Sunday, June 19 at 10:00 a.m.

- Ace King,