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Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
Jour 3 terminé

17 Left in MILLIONAIRE MAKER; McKeehen, Loeser, Boatman in Contention as Hahn Leads

KaleGozer • Niveau 30: 40,000-80,000, 1,000 ante
2015 WSOP Main Event winner Joe McKeehen made it to Day 4
2015 WSOP Main Event winner Joe McKeehen made it to Day 4

After attracting a whopping 7,361 entries over the course of two starting flights, only 155 returned on Day 3 of Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER at the 2018 World Series of Poker. It took ten levels of 60-minutes each to whittle the field down to their last 17 hopefuls, who will return on Wednesday, June 13 at 11 a.m. local time at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Each of the remaining players is guaranteed $51,188, but only one player will be able to call themselves a millionaire after collecting the jaw-dropping first place prize of $1,173,223 that awaits the champion.

Chad Hahn is at the head of the pack with 6,525,000 chips. Already boasting $101,809 total in live tournament earnings, this will be Hahn's second WSOP cash, and he's in prime position to make it one to remember. Close behind are Sean Marshall (6,160,000), who already cashed the MILLIONAIRE MAKER last year (813th, $2,659) and Manuel Ruivo (5,900,000)

With the seven-figure first-place prize, this event attracted plenty of notables from across the globe. The biggest standout left is none other than 2015 Main Event winner Joe McKeehen (4,210,000). If McKeehen would go on to make the final table, he'd be the first player ever to final table the Main Event (2015), the Monster Stack (2014), the $100,000 One Drop (2016), and the Millionaire Maker.

Although Manig Loeser (3,040,000) may usually be spotted in tournaments that sport at least one more zero in the buy-in, the German high roller added the MILLIONAIRE MAKER to his schedule and nimbly navigated the minefield to join the final 17. Poker icon Barny Boatman is also amongst the last standing competitors as well. Sporting the smallest stack of 1,150,000, the Brit has his work cut out for him if he's to win a third bracelet.

Manig Loeser
German high roller Manig Loeser is among the final 17 players in the MILLIONAIRE MAKER

The eliminations were fast and furious today as many famous faces and bracelet winners fell along the way. Joseph Cheong (23th, $40,898), Kyle Hartree (25th, $40,898), Rob Brown (36th, $32,927), JC Tran (42th, $26,713), Eddy Sabat (49th, $21,839), Steve Sung (59th, $17,995), James Calderaro (74th, 12,508), Elio Fox (92th, $8,976), and Greg Merson (94th, $8,976) were among those that made a sizable cash, but failed to advance to Day 4.

Play will resume on Wednesday, June 13 at 11 A.M. local time. The 17 remaining will be playing down to a winner with 15-minute breaks scheduled after every two levels and a one-hour dinner break after the sixth level (approximately 5:30 P.M.).

Make sure to check back at PokerNews for continued coverage of the MILLIONAIRE MAKER as we crown a new millionaire!

Chad Hahn
Chad Hahn starts Day 4 as the chipleader

Tags: Barny BoatmanChad HanJoe McKeehenManuel RuivoSean Marshall

Day 4 Seating and Chip Counts

• Niveau 30: 40,000-80,000, 1,000 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4461Ralph MasseyUnited States4,350,00044
Amazon4462Justin LibertoUnited States3,370,00034
Amazon4463Sam RazaviUnited Kingdom2,935,00029
Amazon4464Barny BoatmanUnited Kingdom1,150,00012
Amazon4465Manig LoeserGermany3,040,00030
Amazon4466Sean MarshallUnited States6,160,00062
Amazon4467Aaron MessmerUnited States1,295,00013
Amazon4468Jared NarzemUnited States1,340,00013
Amazon4469Manuel RuivoPortugal5,930,00059
Amazon4471Arne KernGermany2,440,00024
Amazon4472Kelly WolfeUnited States1,515,00015
Amazon4473Michael SouzaUnited States4,400,00044
Amazon4474Enio BozzanoBrazil2,255,00023
Amazon4475Michael FinsteinUnited States2,450,00025
Amazon4476Joe McKeehenUnited States4,210,00042
Amazon4477Chad HahnUnited States6,525,00065
Amazon4478Richard DixonUnited States1,615,00016

End of Day Chip Counts (complet)

[user339870] • Niveau 30: 40,000-80,000, 1,000 ante
Chad Hahn us 6,525,000 105,000
Sean Marshall us 6,160,000 3,680,000
Manuel Ruivo pt 5,930,000 -2,170,000
Michael Souza us 4,400,000 380,000
Ralph Massey us 4,350,000 -1,050,000
Joe McKeehen us 4,210,000 -1,490,000
Justin Liberto us 3,370,000 -130,000
Manig Loeser de 3,040,000 -360,000
Sam Razavi gb 2,935,000 145,000
Michael Finstein us 2,450,000 -150,000
Arne Kern de 2,440,000 1,465,000
Enio Bozzano br 2,255,000 675,000
Richard Dixon us 1,615,000 -1,085,000
Kelly Wolfe us 1,500,015 -649,985
Jared Narzem 1,340,000 -1,260,000
Aaron Messmer us 1,295,000 -5,000
Barny Boatman gb 1,150,000 486,000

Lire Plus

Dixon Doubles Through Souza

[user339870] • Niveau 30: 40,000-80,000, 1,000 ante

Richard Dixon shoved under the gun for 1,345,000 and Michael Souza called from the hijack to put him at risk. Souza had the larger of the two stacks by a wide margin.

Richard Dixon: {2-Spades}{2-Diamonds}
Michael Souza: {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}

Dixon was racing for his tournament life and Souza needed to improve in order to stack him. The board ran out {9-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{5-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} which was no help to Souza and Dixon's deuces were good enough to win the pot for the double-up.

Michael Souza us 4,020,000 -180,000
Richard Dixon us 2,700,000 470,000

Tags: Michael SouzaRichard Dixon

Finstein Doubles Through McKeehen

[user339870] • Niveau 30: 40,000-80,000, 1,000 ante
Michael Finstein
Michael Finstein

In a battle of the blinds, Michael Finstein got his stack in from the small against Joe McKeehen in the big. McKeehen had the larger of the two stacks by a wide margin.

Michael Finstein: {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}
Joe McKeehen: {A-Diamonds}{10-}

Finstein had the preflop advantage with the better ace and McKeehen needed to improve in order to stack him. The board ran out {A-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{2-Spades}{5-Clubs}{4-Spades} and Finstein took the pot to double up.

Michael Finstein us 2,600,000 1,075,000

Tags: Joe McKeehenMichael Finstein

James Mackey Eliminated in 18th Place ($51,188)

• Niveau 30: 40,000-80,000, 1,000 ante
James Mackey
James Mackey

The action folded around to James Mackey on the button and he moved all in for 275,000. Arne Kern reshoved all in from the small blind for just under 500,000 and the big blind folded.

Mackey showed {q-Hearts}{5-Clubs} but would need to improve against the {a-Hearts}{3-Spades} of Kern. The dealer fanned the {a-Spades}{10-Clubs}{8-Hearts} flop and Kern paired his ace to take control of the hand. The turn {6-Hearts} left Mackey drawing dead and the meaningless {4-Hearts} hit the river.

Mackey wished the rest of his table mates good luck as he headed to the payout line to collect his $51,188 for his 18th place finish.

Arne Kern de 975,000 -1,425,000
James Mackey us Eliminé

Tags: Arne KernJames Mackey

Hahn Doubles Through Mackey

[user339870] • Niveau 30: 40,000-80,000, 1,000 ante
Chad Hahn (right)
Chad Hahn (right)

Chad Hahn was on the button and got into a preflop raising war with James Mackey, who was in the big blind. The two players got all the chips in the middle in fairly short order and tabled their hands.

Chad Hahn: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}
James Mackey: {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}

Mackey had a huge lead with his aces and Hahn needed a lot of help from the deck to survive. The {K-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{4-Spades} flop kept Mackey in the lead, but the {Q-Spades} fell on the turn to give Hahn a set and leave Mackey drawing thin. The {K-Diamonds} river was no help to either player and Hahn took the pot to double up, leaving Mackey extremely short.

Chad Hahn us 6,420,000 3,600,000
James Mackey us 335,000 -3,485,000

Tags: Chad HahnJames Mackey

Ruivo Gets a Fold

[user339870] • Niveau 30: 40,000-80,000, 1,000 ante

There were about 800,000 chips in the middle and the board read {A-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{10-Spades} when we got to the table. Sean Marshall had checked from the big blind and Manuel Ruivo bet 475,000 from middle position.

Marshall went into the tank for over a minute before he ultimately folded and the dealer pushed the pot to Ruivo, putting his stack over the 8 million chip mark.

Manuel Ruivo pt 8,100,000 800,000
Sean Marshall us 2,480,000 -820,000

Tags: Manuel RuivoSean Marshall