Sylvestre Strikes for Canada, Clements Climbs Millionaire Maker

Scott Clements
Scott Clements

Charles Sylvestre won an early bracelet for Canada while Scott Clements had an impressive start to the massive Millionaire Maker yesterday.

Clements, who has two WSOP bracelets in Omaha, amassed 66,225 chips on Day 1b of the Millionaire Maker.

Brendon Rubie (42,900) and Shawn Buchanan (42,250) were also stars on Day 1b.

Thanks to a field that included 6,343 players the first starting day of the Millionaire Maker was actually split into Day 1a and Day 1b, despite both days technically taking place yesterday.

Day 1a started the day while Day 1b wrapped up late in the evening. Over in Day 1b poker pro Ryan Welch was one of the chip leaders with 68,450.

Here’s a rough look at the top 10 chip counts heading into Day 2 according to WSOP.com:

  • 1. Harrison Beach – 76,875
  • 2. Kyle Allen – 71,125
  • 3. Vladimir Geshkenbein – 70,000
  • 4. Teddy Djmal – 68,800
  • 5. Ryan Welch – 68,450
  • 6. Kenny Nguyen – 67,000
  • 7. Scott Clements – 66,225
  • 8. Joe Rutledge – 63,925
  • 9. Derek Chisholm – 62,775
  • 10. Jeremiah Vinsant – 60,625

Day 2 kicks offs off at 1 p.m. today with the 862 surviving players chasing an enormous $1.2 million first-place prize. You can follow along live through PokerListings unique Follow the Chips coverage.

Sylvestre Takes Home Gold in Event 3 $1,500 Re-Entry

Jonathan Duhamel
Jonathan Duhamel was on Charles Sylvestre's rail

Charles Sylvestre beat Seth Berger heads-up to take down Event 3 $1,500 re-entry to earn $491,360 yesterday.

In total the French Canadian outlasted 3,164 players to win his first WSOP bracelet. Former WSOP champ Jonathan Duhamel was on hand to cheer his friend to victory.

Some of the notable players to cash in the tournament included Erick Lindgren, Jake Balsiger, Eric Baldwin, Scott Seiver and Nam Le.

Here are the complete final-table payouts:

  • 1. Charles Sylvestre - $491,360
  • 2. Seth Berger - $303,952
  • 3. William Guerrero - $215,107
  • 4. Michael Cooper - $155,706
  • 5. Binh Ta - $114,017
  • 6. Ryan Olisar - $84,459
  • 7. Darren Rabinowitz - $63,273
  • 8. Ruben Ybarra - $47,925
  • 9. Ping Liu - $36,705

Negreanu, Matusow Make Final 19 of $2,500 Stud/Omaha Hi-Lo

Daniel Negreanu
Kid Poker is at it again.

Famed poker pros Daniel Negreanu and Mike Matusow still have shot at a bracelet in the star-studded Event 5 $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low Eight or Better.

Mike Gorodinsky leads the final 19 players with 330,500 chips.

Negreanu will take 106,500 chips into battle today while Matusow will arrive with a scant 57,500.

The event drew a total of 374 players and first place pays out $216,958.

Some of the other notables still in the contest include COOP-master George Danzer, James Van Alstyne and Owais Ahmed.

Action resumes at 2 p.m. today.

Here are the top 10 chip counts:

  • 1. Mike Gorodinsky – 330,500
  • 2. Kristopher Tong – 319,500
  • 3. Dustin Leary – 254,000
  • 4. Alexander Lakhov – 218,000
  • 5. George Danzer – 187,500
  • 6. Roman Verenko – 158,500
  • 7. Mack Lee – 150,000
  • 8. Andrew Kelsall – 147,500
  • 9. Matthew Ashton – 147,000
  • 10. Randall Pace – 136,500

Cada, Stammen Make $1,500 NLHE 6-Max Final Seven

Joe Cada
Joe Cada

Pros Joe Cada and Keven Stammen are within range of a bracelet in Event 4 $1,500 NLHE 6-Max.

Mike Mustafa is the overwhelming chip leader of the final seven players with 1.2 million chips but Cada will bring 671,000 and Stammen is at 201,000.

Cada, who won the 2009 WSOP Main Event, came close to winning a bracelet last year when he finished runner-up in another $1,500 NLHE event.

It’s been over a decade since a WSOP Main Event winner went on to win another bracelet at the WSOP.

Action picks up again at 3 p.m. PST to play down to a winner.

Here’s a complete look at the chip counts heading into the final day of action:

  • 1. Mike Mustafa – 1,280,000
  • 2. Manig Loeser – 931,000
  • 3. John Beauprez – 796,000
  • 4. Eric Blair – 685,000
  • 5. Joe Cada – 671,000
  • 6. Zohar Spivack – 393,000
  • 7. Keven Stammen – 201,000

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