Day 6 will most likely be remembered for Event #7, the $1,500 Seven-Card Razz, and the fact that Phil Hellmuth did not capture his 14th bracelet today, but ended runner-up to six-time bracelet winner Ted Forrest. But there was also other stories to be told.
EVENT #8: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER NO-LIMIT HOLD’EM
In day 2 of the Millionaire Maker that attracted massive 7977entries, 1,466 players returned to take their seats. This field was cut down to only 178 players when day 2 ended. A lot of female players were still in contention when the day began, but within a few hours of play notable names such as Loni Harwood, Maria Ho and Jamie Kerstetter were sent to the payout desk. Team PartyPoker pro Jamie Kerstetter tweeded:
Out 551st 99<AK for last 11bbs. Cashed for $3984. Time to watch some hockey and try again tmrw
— Jamie Kerstetter (@Chippupotamus) June 2, 2014
With only Lauren Billings and Diane Roznik left in the field, there’s not much hope of a female millionaire this year as they are both very short with respectively 54,000 and 33,000 in chips, average is 201,666.
EVENT #10: $10,000 LIMIT OMAHA HI-LOW CHAMPIONSHIP
Fortunately it looks much better in the $10K Limit Omaha Hi-Low. The event attracted 178 players, and as expected it was a very competent and though field. Only 111 players will return to play day 2 later today.
On Twitter high stakes mixed games pro Melissa Burr asked her followers if she should play the Millionaire Maker or wait to play Event #10 the next day:
Ok what should I do? Milli maker is today.. but I want to play 10k omaha8 tomorrow. I can reg 10k omaha til 1am tomorrow. Do I hop in MM?
— Melissa Burr (@burrrrrberry) June 1, 2014
Matt Glantz, among others, advised her to wait, and Burr decided to rest until the next day. It seemed to be a great decision as Burr ended the day in 8th place with 110,000 in chips.
Shirley Rosario is also returning for day 2 with 75,000 in chips together with three-time bracelet winner Vanessa Selbst and two-time bracelet winner Jennifer Harman. The two bracelet winners have a lot of work in front of them as they are both trailing behind with 35,000 (Selbst) and 32,800 (Harman).
Ended the day with 32,800. Up 2800 for the day guess I'll start building tomorrow. Good night. #bedtime
— Jennifer Harman (@REALJenHarman) June 2, 2014