Yuliyan Kolev Earns 2nd Bracelet With 2022 WSOP Millionaire Maker Win

By Craig Klinski
June 29, 2022
2022 Millionaire Maker WSOP gold bracelet

A new millionaire has been crowned at the 2022 World Series of Poker.

On Wednesday night, Bularian Yuliyan Kolev completed his pursuit of the Millionaire Maker bracelet when he won against Oren Rosen heads-up on Wednesday night. The Millionaire Maker, which attracted 7,961 entries for the $1,500 buy-in event, is one of the longer events of the 2022 WSOP at 5 days.

Kolev isn’t a stranger to WSOP gold hardware as he took down the 2021 $777 Lucky 7’s No Limit Hold’em event for $143,163. Unsurprisingly, the win was Kolev’s biggest of his career, with his previous best coming during the $1500 No Limit Hold’em event at the 2018 Wynn Summer Classic.

In comparing the bracelet to the first one, Kolev said this one was a better experience. “The feeling is much stronger because all of your friends are here. The pressure is much more.”

Final table results included nine six-figure winners including Nick Marchington.

  • 1st – Yuliyan Kolev – $1,125,141
  • 2nd – Oren Rosen – $695,390
  • 3rd – Tyler Gaston – $522,705
  • 4th – Yita Choong – $395,545
  • 5th – Dominic Brazier – $301,346
  • 6th – Stanley Weng – $231,145
  • 7th – Alen Tenorio – $178,515
  • 8th – Bastien Joly – $138,821
  • 9th – Nick Marchington – $108,704
  • 10th – Raul Martinez – $85,718

What’s on the schedule for Thursday?

Event #44 – $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship — After three days, the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship is down to the final five with the remaining players are guaranteed at least $108,253 in prizes with $487,129 going to first. Action gets underway at 4 PM PT with Andrew Yeh holding a narrow chip lead over Philip Long. Also still in the hunt are John Racener, Bryce Yockey and Craig Chait.

Event #45 – $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 8 Handed — The $1.5k PLO 8-handed event enters Day 3 with just 10 players remaining hoping to get a share of the prize pool that remains including $311,782 for first. David Prociak holds the chip lead when action begins at noon with Dylan Weisman, David Williams and Phillip Hu among the notables hoping to move up in the pay scales.

Event #46 – $5,000 6-Handed NoLimit Hold’em — Ezequiel Waigel holds a chip lead in the $5k NLHE event with 47 players remaining, down from the 920 entries to start the tournament. Play will pick up at 2 PM PT as Anthony Spinella, Stephen Song, Robert Mizrachi, Joey Weissman and Ryan Riess are among the players are among the notables who are still alive in the event.

Event #47 – $1,000 Seniors Championship — Players 50 years and older gathered on Wednesday for the first of two flights of the $1,000 Senior’s event. The event has already attracted a massive field with 5,121 players already entering before the second flight gets underway on Thursday. After the first round of action, James Kennedy finds himself with the chip lead as Allyn Shulman, Kathy Liebert and Kevin Song are among those who survived the day.

Event #48 – $1,5000 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed — Michael Dobbs leads the $1.5k Eight Game Mix 6-handed event with 200 out of the 695 entries surviving the action on Day 1. When play resumes at 2 PM PT, Dobbs will be joined by a list of players that include Randy Ohel, Scott Bohlman, Scotty Nguyen, Josh Arieh and 2021 winner of the event, Ryan Leng.

Upcoming events

Two new events are on tap for Thursday’s action. In addition to the second flight of the $1,000 Senior’s event, a brand new event, the$2,000 No Limit Hold’em event will begin at 1 PM. Then in the afternoon, the biggest buy-in event of the 2022 WSOP — the $250,000 Super High Roller — gets underway at 3 PM PT.

Watch the WSOP 2022

WSOP viewing action returns on Thursday with the conclusion of the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. championship, which will crown a winner beginning at 4 PM PT. To tune in, you must subscribe to PokerGo for $14.99 per month or $99 per year.

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