Event #17: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em
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Event #17: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em
Jour 3 terminé

Philip Verel chipleader; Michael Gathy & François Pirault à 20 left

• Niveau 30: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
Philip Verel
Philip Verel

170 joueurs ont participé au Day 3 du Millionaire Maker à 1500$ l'entrée et ils ne sont que 20 en lice après une nuit de poker au Rio de Las Vegas. Leader du clan français en début de journée, Thomas Eychenne a été l'ultime éliminé de la soirée, laissant seul François Pirault à la poursuite du bracelet et du premier prix d'un million de dollars!

Avec 5 millions et 25 blindes à la reprise, François Pirault peut rêver d'une finale et d'un exploit. Il fait partie des 20 rescapés d'un field de 5 330 entrants et s'est assuré un gain de 28 480$. Un deep-run qui prouve que le Top Shark n'est pas là par hasard!

Originaire de Floride, Philip Verel fa lui emballé 12,6 millions et 63 blindes, de quoi s'offrir la tête du classement provisoire. L'Américain n'avait commencé la journée qu'avec une dizaine de blindes, il a signé un comeback fracassant. Dans le bas du classement avec 5 blindes à la reprise, l'ancien Top Shark Adrien Delmas a eu lui moins de chance et a sauté en dix minutes...

Trois anciens vainqueurs WSOP seront au Jour 4 parmi lesquels le quadruple vainqueur Michael Gathy (9,800,000). Le Belge est accompagné par Luis Zedan (5,835,000,) et Daniel Lazrus (11,795,000), deux joueurs qui ont déjà triomphé pour un bracelet.

Le Top 10

RangJoueurPaysChipsBlindes
1Philip VerelUnited States12,665,00063
2Daniel LazrusUnited States11,795,00059
3Adam ShermanUnited States10,875,00054
4Michael GathyBelgium9,800,00049
5Ignacio MoronSpain9,585,00048
6Arie KliperIsrael9,580,00048
7Jeffrey GencarelliUnited States8,980,00045
8Stephen SongUnited States7,650,00038
9Todd SaffronUnited States6,400,00032
10Luis ZedanUnited States5,835,00029

Chipleader à l'issue du Jour 2, Darryl Ronconi (4,800,000) est toujours toujours dans le coup tout comme le patron du Day 1B, Stephen Song (7,650,000). Les Français n'auront de l'attention que pour François Pirault, la nuit prochaine à partir de 21 heures... Il faudra se glisser dans le Top 8 pour ramener un gain à 6 chiffres!

A noter aussi le deep-run de Faraz Jaka (22e) ou de Bart Lybaert (53e) ainsi que des tricolores Clément Richez, Antoine Goutard (64e) et Sonny Franco... le tenant du titre John Gorsuch a lui sauté en début de Jour 3 tout comme l'joueuse Vanessa Kade (75e), éliminée un peu plus tard sur un badbeat.

Tags: Daniel LazrusDarryl RonconiLuis ZedanMichael GathyPhilip VerelStephen Song

Day 3 Seat Draw - Event #17: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em

KaleGozer • Niveau 30: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4063Philip VerelUnited States12,665,00063
Amazon4064Darryl RonconiUnited States4,800,00024
Amazon4065Adam ShermanUnited States10,875,00054
Amazon4066Dien LeUnited States5,655,00028
Amazon4067Daniel LazrusUnited States11,850,00059
Amazon4068Peter CrossUnited States4,275,00021
Amazon4069Ignacio MoronMexico9,585,00048
       
Amazon4141Jeffrey GencarelliUnited States8,980,00045
Amazon4143Stephen SongUnited States7,650,00038
Amazon4146Nabil CardosoSpain3,475,00017
Amazon4147Li ZhouUnited States2,240,00011
Amazon4148Todd SaffronUnited States6,410,00032
Amazon4149Michael GathyUnited States9,800,00049
       
Amazon4212Luis ZedanUnited States5,835,00029
Amazon4213Ryan JonesUnited States5,160,00026
Amazon4214Francois PiraultFrance4,955,00025
Amazon4215Richard GressUnited States3,015,00015
Amazon4216Arie KliperIsrael9,580,00048
Amazon4217Sertac TurkerTurkey3,120,00016
Amazon4219Kevin PalmerUnited States4,110,00021

End of Day 3 Chip Counts (complet)

• Niveau 30: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
Philip Verel US
Philip Verel
US 12,665,000 1,115,000
Daniel Lazrus us
Daniel Lazrus
us 11,795,000 4,645,000
Adam Sherman us
Adam Sherman
us 10,875,000 -7,325,000
Michael Gathy be
Michael Gathy
be 9,800,000 4,800,000
Ignacio Moron es
Ignacio Moron
es 9,585,000 -565,000
Arie Kliper il
Arie Kliper
il 9,580,000 2,880,000
Jeffrey Gencarelli US
Jeffrey Gencarelli
US 8,980,000 1,030,000
Stephen Song us
Stephen Song
us 7,650,000 50,000
Todd Saffron us
Todd Saffron
us 6,400,000 700,000
Luis Zedan us
Luis Zedan
us 5,835,000 -3,735,000
Dien Le us
Dien Le
us 5,655,000 -1,945,000
Ryan Jones US
Ryan Jones
US 5,160,000 560,000
Francois Pirault fr
Francois Pirault
Winamax Team Pro
fr 4,955,000 1,555,000
Darryl Ronconi us
Darryl Ronconi
us 4,800,000 -3,100,000
Peter Cross us
Peter Cross
us 4,275,000 575,000
Kevin Palmer us
Kevin Palmer
us 4,110,000 -840,000
Nabil Cardoso es
Nabil Cardoso
es 3,475,000 -75,000
Sertac Turker TR
Sertac Turker
TR 3,120,000 1,920,000
Richard Gress US
Richard Gress
US 3,015,000 -585,000
Li Zhou us
Li Zhou
us 2,240,000 -260,000

Thomas Eychenne Eliminated in 21st Place ($28,480)

• Niveau 30: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
Thomas Eychenne
Thomas Eychenne

As the last five minutes of play was winding down, things were heating up on table 439.

With 1,200,000 already in the pot on the {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{10-Spades}{4-Spades} river, Thomas Eychenne bet 600,000 before Stephen Song moved all-in for 4,000,000 more.

Thomas Eychenne went deep into the tank and studied his opponent.

"I don't see it," said Eychenne. " I don't believe you."

Eychenne continued to think while the tournament clock ran down to the final three minutes of the night.

"Ahh it's tough," he said. "But I don't believe you, ya know?"

Song sat quietly until finally, Eychenne decided on a call.

Song turned over {10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} for trip tens and a frustrated Eychenne mucked and walked away as Day 4 comes to an end.

Stephen Song us
Stephen Song
us 7,600,000 1,260,000
Thomas Eychenne fr
Thomas Eychenne
fr Eliminé

Tags: Stephen SongThomas Eychenne

Verel Shoves Out Ronconi

• Niveau 30: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante

Action was picked up on the turn with the board reading {3-Spades}{2-Spades}{10-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}. Under the gun, Darryl Ronconi bet 1,600,000 into a pot of around the same size. Philip Verel was in the big blind and shoved all in for about 6,750,000.

Ronconi went into the tank and looked pained by the decision before folding his hand and sending a nice boost in chips to Verel.

Philip Verel US
Philip Verel
US 11,550,000 6,950,000
Darryl Ronconi us
Darryl Ronconi
us 7,900,000 -3,450,000

Tags: Darryl RonconiPhilip Verel

Faraz Jaka Eliminated in 22nd Place ($28,480)

• Niveau 30: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
Faraz Jaka
Faraz Jaka

From the cutoff, Daniel Lazrus raised to 400,000. Faraz Jaka jammed for 1,470,000 from the button. It folded back around to Lazrus who called after confirming the count.

Jaka was at risk but ahead with the {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades} against the {8-Hearts}{6-Hearts} of Lazrus.

The flop came the {2-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}. The turn was the {k-Diamonds} but the river spelled doom for Jaka as the {4-Spades} binked off to give Lazrus the straight in the end.

Daniel Lazrus us
Daniel Lazrus
us 7,150,000 3,810,000
Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
us Eliminé

Tags: Daniel LazrusFaraz Jaka

Cardoso Back From the Brink

• Niveau 30: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante

Nabil Cardoso was spotted collecting another double up with his {j-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} showing as the winner on a board of {3-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} vs the {a-Hearts}{4-Hearts} of Jeffrey Gencarelli.

Cardoso gathered in his latest double up to move himself back up a healthy amount after he had been as low as 300,000 (1.5 big blinds) not very long ago following a big hit against Todd Saffron.

Jeffrey Gencarelli US
Jeffrey Gencarelli
US 7,950,000 -1,050,000
Todd Saffron us
Todd Saffron
us 5,700,000 -800,000
Nabil Cardoso es
Nabil Cardoso
es 3,550,000 -1,750,000

Tags: Jeffrey GencarelliNabil CardosoTodd Saffron