Jour 3 terminé
Jour 3 terminé
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.
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!
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||446||1||Ralph Massey||United States||4,350,000||44|
|Amazon||446||2||Justin Liberto||United States||3,370,000||34|
|Amazon||446||3||Sam Razavi||United Kingdom||2,935,000||29|
|Amazon||446||4||Barny Boatman||United Kingdom||1,150,000||12|
|Amazon||446||6||Sean Marshall||United States||6,160,000||62|
|Amazon||446||7||Aaron Messmer||United States||1,295,000||13|
|Amazon||446||8||Jared Narzem||United States||1,340,000||13|
|Amazon||447||2||Kelly Wolfe||United States||1,515,000||15|
|Amazon||447||3||Michael Souza||United States||4,400,000||44|
|Amazon||447||5||Michael Finstein||United States||2,450,000||25|
|Amazon||447||6||Joe McKeehen||United States||4,210,000||42|
|Amazon||447||7||Chad Hahn||United States||6,525,000||65|
|Amazon||447||8||Richard Dixon||United States||1,615,000||16|
Day 3 play has concluded. A recap of the day's action will be posted shortly.
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.
Dixon was racing for his tournament life and Souza needed to improve in order to stack him. The board ran out which was no help to Souza and Dixon's deuces were good enough to win the pot for the double-up.
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.
Finstein had the preflop advantage with the better ace and McKeehen needed to improve in order to stack him. The board ran out and Finstein took the pot to double up.
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 but would need to improve against the of Kern. The dealer fanned the flop and Kern paired his ace to take control of the hand. The turn left Mackey drawing dead and the meaningless 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.
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.
Mackey had a huge lead with his aces and Hahn needed a lot of help from the deck to survive. The flop kept Mackey in the lead, but the fell on the turn to give Hahn a set and leave Mackey drawing thin. The river was no help to either player and Hahn took the pot to double up, leaving Mackey extremely short.
There were about 800,000 chips in the middle and the board read 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.