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2024 World Series of Poker

Giorni 5
Event Info

2024 World Series of Poker

Risultati finali
Vincitore
Mano Vincente
a10
Premio
$1,250,125
Event Info
Buy-in
$1,500
Montepremi
$14,603,565
Entries
10,939
Informazioni livello
Livello
44
Bui
2,000,000 / 4,000,000
Ante
4,000,000
Informazioni Giocatori - Giorno 5
Entries
6
Giocatori Rimasti
1

Event #54: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em

Giorno 5 completo

Franco Spitale Sails to Victory in $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em

Livello 44 : Blinds 2,000,000/4,000,000, 4,000,000 ante
Franco Spitale
Franco Spitale

Argentina’s Franco Spitale has emerged victorious in Event #54: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em at the 2024 World Series of Poker at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas for $1,250,125 and his first gold bracelet. He defeated Justin Carey in a heads-up battle that spanned more than two levels. Moments after achieving millionaire status, PokerNews asked Spitale how he felt about joining such an exclusive club:

“It's still, it's hard for me to believe it. You know, it's too much. Really? I dreamed about this all my life. I promised my little girl, I have a daughter called Emma that the next trophy would be for her, so this trophy is for her.”

Spitale topped a record-breaking field of 10,939 entrants to secure the lion’s share of the $14,603,565 prize pool. Before this score, Spitale had earned over $680,000 in live tournament winnings, with his largest cash of $102,944 occurring just a year ago. This seven-figure score marked Spitale’s first cash at this year’s WSOP. When asked about his plans for other events this summer:

"The main event, of course, I am qualified, so maybe that, maybe not. Let's see tomorrow. I want to know when I wake up.”


Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Franco SpitaleArgentina$1,250,125
2Justin CareyUnited States$1,001,169
3Stephen DauphinaisUnited States$651,039
4Paul SasoUnited States$500,109
5Harvey JacksonUnited States$376,469
6Charles KerseyUnited States$289,630
7Jason HickeyUnited States$224,270
8Alex KimUnited States$174,800
9Owen SavirUnited States$137,150
10Adam CroffutUnited States$108,320

Final Table

The final table of ten was reached yesterday, with Spitale as the commanding chip leader. Adam Croffut was the first to fall when his ace-jack suited failed to improve against Alex Kim’s cowboys. Croffut earned $108,320 for his tenth-place finish.

Owen Savir was the next to be eliminated just an orbit later. As the table short stack, he put in the last of his chips with ace-ten, but ran into Carey’s pocket nines. Carey hit a set of nines on the flop, ending Savir’s run. Savir collected $137,150 for his efforts.

Carey caused the next final table casualty, eliminating Kim in eighth place after his pocket sixes held up against Kim's ace-queen. Although Kim was understandably disappointed at his exit, a career-best score of $174,800 softened the blow.

Alex Kim
Alex Kim

Jason Hickey started the final table last in chips with just one big blind. He dug in, battled hard, and maneuvered his way up the pay ladder until his ace-king failed to win against Stephen Dauphinais' jack-ten, ending his deep run in seventh place for $224,270.


Day 5 Action

When the day started, just six players remained, all of whom were guaranteed at least $289,630. The top two spots on the podium locked up a seven-figure score, hence why the tournament was named the Millionaire-Maker.

Charles Kersey started the day with just nine big blinds, knowing he needed the cards to go his way to make a surge up the leaderboard. After just one orbit of play, Kersey went all-in from the button with ace-jack, only to find himself in a flip against Dauphinais' pocket tens. The board provided no help for Kersey, and he took home $289,630 for his sixth-place finish.

Harvey Jackson
Harvey Jackson

Dauphinais had looked to be the most aggressive at the table, regularly raising and three-betting in the first few orbits. His aggression paid off when he three-bet over a Spitale open with queen-seven of hearts and then felt compelled to call a shove from Harvey Jackson. Dauphinais continued his sun run in this event by flopping a flush against Jackson's Big-Slick. Unfortunately for Jackson, no miracle runner-runner boat appeared, leading to his exit in fifth place with $376,470 for his accomplishment.

The remaining four players had locked up at least half a million dollars. They were only three more eliminations away from more than doubling that sum and winning the prestigious bracelet.


Paul Saso entered the final day second from the bottom with just eleven big blinds. Today, he boosted his earnings by almost a quarter of a million dollars. Unfortunately, the cards didn’t fall favorably for Saso when he shoved his last two big blinds into the middle with ace-eight against Carey's ten-eight. A ten in the window spelled the end for Saso, leaving him shy of a podium finish in fourth place, taking home a cool $500,110.


Stephen Dauphinais
Stephen Dauphinais

When three-handed play began, less than one big blind separated the remaining players. Dauphinais was the first to gain a noticeable chip lead over his opponents after his aggressive style earned him many small pots. However, a few untimely bluffs saw him go from first to last on the leaderboard, losing a significant portion of his chips when his two pair fell to Spitale's turned straight. Dauphinais' end came at the hands of the eventual champion Spitale, as his king-jack suited was unable to improve against Spitale's ace-queen, taking home $651,040 for his third place finish

Justin Carey
Justin Carey

Carey started heads-up play with a slight chip lead, but Spitale quickly gained momentum and regained the pole position. Spitale continued to chip away at Carey's stack, steadily extending his lead. Spitale's sharp focus was evident despite the rowdy crowd, especially when he correctly value bet deuces over two streets, persuading Carey to call him down with just king-high.

In the final hand of the tournament, Carey limped-jammed from the button with pocket deuces, only for Spitale to call with ace-ten. Carey seemed poised to reclaim the chip lead after flopping a set on the ten-high board. However, an ace on the turn gave Spitale hope as he improved to two pair. As fate would have it, Spitale hit a boat on the river with the ace of hearts, cementing Spitale's name in the history books as the biggest-ever Millionaire Maker champion. Showing true professionalism, Carey took the beat on the chin and congratulated his opponent, walking away with $1,001,170 for his runner-up finish.

Franco Spitale
Franco Spitale

Spitale was asked about how his rail helped him along the way to becoming a WSOP champion:

"They gave the energy to continue when things didn't went that well, the rail was crazy!"

That concludes PokerNews coverage of the $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em. Stay tuned for more coverage throughout the 2024 WSOP!

Tags: Adam CroffutAlex KimCharles KerseyFranco SpitaleHarvey JacksonJason HickeyJustin CareyOwen SavirPaul SasoStephen Dauphinais

Justin Carey Eliminated in 2nd Place ($1,001,170)

Livello 44 : Blinds 2,000,000/4,000,000, 4,000,000 ante
Justin Carey
Justin Carey

Justin Carey limped in from the button. Franco Spitale raised to 14,000,000 from the big blind. Carey then decided to go all in and Spitale called.

Justin Carey: 22 All in
Franco Spitale: A10

Carey appeared to have a lock on the hand when the dealer fanned a 1025 flop.

Spitale started to catch up on the A turn card.

Spitale's rail was shouting for a ten, but were still overwhelmed with joy when the A fell on the river giving Spitale a full house and a WSOP bracelet. Spitale's rail showered him in beer and began a celebration that will no doubt last for some time.

Giocatore Chip Avanzamento
Franco Spitale ar
Franco Spitale
274,000,000
98,500,000
98,500,000
Day 4 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Justin Carey us
Justin Carey
Eliminato

Tags: Franco SpitaleJustin Carey

Spitale Finds Value With Deuces

Livello 44 : Blinds 2,000,000/4,000,000, 4,000,000 ante

Franco Spitale limped from the button and Justin Carey checked from the big blind.

Both players checked the 466 flop to see the 3 come on the turn. This time Carey check-called a bet of 5,500,000 from Spitale.

The A on the river saw Carey check-call to bet a of 8,500,000 from Spitale. Spitale showed 22 for the winner as Carey mucked K8 for just king-high.

Giocatore Chip Avanzamento
Franco Spitale ar
Franco Spitale
175,500,000
22,000,000
22,000,000
Day 4 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Justin Carey us
Justin Carey
98,000,000
-22,000,000
-22,000,000

Tags: Franco SpitaleJustin Carey

Livello: 44

Bui: 2,000,000/4,000,000

Ante: 4,000,000

Carey Makes the Right Fold

Livello 43 : Blinds 1,500,000/3,000,000, 3,000,000 ante

Justin Carey raised to 6,000,000 on the button with 95 and Franco Spitale defended from the big blind with A5.

Spitale check-called a bet of 5,500,000 from Carey on the A6Q flop to see the 9 come on the turn and the action check through.

The river was the 2 and Spitale led out for 19,000,000. Carey tanked for a while before eventually deciding to fold his hand.

Giocatore Chip Avanzamento
Franco Spitale ar
Franco Spitale
153,500,000
20,500,000
20,500,000
Day 4 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Justin Carey us
Justin Carey
120,000,000
-20,500,000
-20,500,000

Tags: Justin CareyFranco Spitale

The Stacks Are Almost Even

Livello 43 : Blinds 1,500,000/3,000,000, 3,000,000 ante

Justin Carey raised to 6,000,000 from the button with A7 and Franco Spitale defended the big blind with Q10.

The JJ9 flop got checked through for the Q to come on the turn. Spitale led out for 9,000,000 and Carey folded.

Giocatore Chip Avanzamento
Justin Carey us
Justin Carey
140,500,000
-15,000,000
-15,000,000
Franco Spitale ar
Franco Spitale
133,000,000
15,000,000
15,000,000
Day 4 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Justin CareyFranco Spitale

Spitale Shoves the River

Livello 43 : Blinds 1,500,000/3,000,000, 3,000,000 ante
Franco Spitale
Franco Spitale

Franco Spitale called from the button with 102 and Justin Carey checked out of the big blind with K6.

The 292 flop got checked by Carey. Spitale bet 3,000,000 and Carey called.

The 4 came on the turn. After Carey checked, Spitale bet 12,000,000 and Carey called.

The river came the 8 Care check-folded to a bet of 79,000,000 from Spitale.

Giocatore Chip Avanzamento
Justin Carey us
Justin Carey
155,500,000
-21,000,000
-21,000,000
Franco Spitale ar
Franco Spitale
118,000,000
21,000,000
21,000,000
Day 4 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Franco SpitaleJustin Carey

Spitale Overbets

Livello 43 : Blinds 1,500,000/3,000,000, 3,000,000 ante

Justin Carey raised to 6,000,000 from the button and Franco Spitale defended from the big blind.

The flop came 566 and the action checked through to see the 2 come on the turn. Spitale bet 17,500,000 and Carey calls.

The river came the 8 and the action checked through. Carey showed Q5 for a pair of fives, which was good as Spitale had Q4.

Giocatore Chip Avanzamento
Justin Carey us
Justin Carey
176,500,000
31,500,000
31,500,000
Franco Spitale ar
Franco Spitale
97,000,000
-31,500,000
-31,500,000
Day 4 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Franco SpitaleJustin Carey