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

Highlights

Highlights

Philip Verel Eliminated In 10th Place ($66,480)

• Niveau 34: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Philip Verel
Philip Verel

Things escalated quickly on the {k-Spades}{a-Hearts}{5-Spades}{8-Spades} turn. Michael Gathy bet before Verel instantly moved all-in and Gathy put the chips in just as fast.

Philip Verel: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}
Michael Gathy: {q-Spades}{9-Spades}

Verel held a set of aces, but Gathy had turned the queen-high flush. Verel was looking for the board to pair or another spade, but it was not to be as the river fell the {4-Hearts}, and the Day 3 chip leader was eliminated.

It was a fantastic run for Verel, who was a relative unknown at the WSOP. He collects a nice payday for his efforts.

Meanwhile, four-time bracelet winner Michael Gathy moves into the chip lead.

Michael Gathy be
Michael Gathy
be 28,550,000 9,675,000
Philip Verel US
Philip Verel
US Eliminé

Tags: Michael GathyPhilip Verel

Unofficial Final Table Seat Draw

BrandonBloom • Niveau 34: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
SeatPlayerChip Count
1Todd Saffron5,900,000
2Jeffrey Gencarelli17,025,000
3Sertac Turker4,250,000
4Adam Sherman13,400,000
5Michael Gathy18,875,000
6Daniel Lazrus25,500,000
7Darryl Ronconi10,500,000
8Ignacio Moron17,600,000
9Philip Verel9,800,000
10Kevin Palmer9,350,000

Stephen Song Eliminated In 11th Place ($66,480)

• Niveau 34: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Stephen Song
Stephen Song

Action folded to Stephen Song in the small blind and he ripped it in for his last 5,600,000.

Michael Gathy called in the big blind and Song was at risk.

Stephen Song: {k-Diamonds}{j-Spades}
Michael Gathy: {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}

The board ran out {10-Spades}{2-Spades}{2-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{4-Spades}, no help for Song as he was eliminated.

Song picks up more than $60,000 for his great run.

Michael Gathy be
Michael Gathy
be 18,875,000 3,500,000
Stephen Song us
Stephen Song
us Eliminé

Tags: Michael GathyStephen Song

Updated Chip Counts (complet)

• Niveau 34: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Daniel Lazrus us
Daniel Lazrus
us 25,500,000 2,500,000
Ignacio Moron es
Ignacio Moron
es 17,600,000 -225,000
Jeffrey Gencarelli US
Jeffrey Gencarelli
US 17,025,000 2,225,000
Michael Gathy be
Michael Gathy
be 15,375,000 2,100,000
Adam Sherman us
Adam Sherman
us 13,400,000 -800,000
Darryl Ronconi us
Darryl Ronconi
us 10,500,000 -1,775,000
Philip Verel US
Philip Verel
US 9,800,000 -2,865,000
Kevin Palmer us
Kevin Palmer
us 9,350,000 1,850,000
Todd Saffron us
Todd Saffron
us 5,900,000 -4,400,000
Stephen Song us
Stephen Song
us 5,520,000 -80,000
Sertac Turker TR
Sertac Turker
TR 4,250,000 -310,000
Niveau:
34
Blinds:
200,000/400,000
Ante:
400,000

Break Time

• Niveau 33: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Players are now on a 15-minute break as the whirlwind of nine eliminations in the first two hours comes to an end.

Arie Kliper Eliminated in 12th Place ($53,245)

• Niveau 33: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Arie Kliper
Arie Kliper

Arie Kliper moved all-in preflop and he was snapped by Daniel Lazrus.

Arie Kliper: {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Daniel Lazrus: {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

The board ran {5-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{q-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{j-Clubs} as Lazrus smashed a set of queens on the flop. Kilper needed a king for broadway but the board paired instead, giving Lazrus the full house and the knockout.

Lazrus takes over the chip lead with more than 20 million in his stack.

Daniel Lazrus us
Daniel Lazrus
us 23,000,000 5,575,000
Arie Kliper il
Arie Kliper
il Eliminé

Tags: Arie KliperDaniel Lazrus

Lazrus Check Raises the Flop

• Niveau 33: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Daniel Lazrus
Daniel Lazrus

Ignacio Moron opened to 600,000 and Daniel Lazrus defend his big blind.

On the {10-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{q-Clubs} flop, Lazrus checked-raised Moron's bet of 375,000 to 875,000.

Moron called and the turn was the {5-Clubs}. Lazrus bet 2,300,000 and Moron let it go.

Ignacio Moron es
Ignacio Moron
es 17,825,000 -1,475,000
Daniel Lazrus us
Daniel Lazrus
us 17,425,000 1,625,000

Tags: Daniel LazrusIgnacio Moron

Richard Gress Eliminated in 13th Place ($53,245)

BrandonBloom • Niveau 33: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Richard Gress
Richard Gress

Richard Gress jammed from the button and Kevin Palmer called off his stack of 3.5 million from the small blind.

Kevin Palmer: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
Richard Gress: {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

Palmer had Gress pipped and Gress needed help. The board ran out {9-Spades}{7-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{3-Hearts} and Palmer doubled and left Gress short.

Soon after, Gress got his remaining 600,000 in preflop against Ignacio Moron and Daniel Lazrus. Moron and Lazrus checked it to the river on the {q-Spades}{7-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} board before Lazrus bet 1 million. Moron folded and the other hands were shown.

Richard Gress: {a-Spades}{2-Spades}
Daniel Lazrus: {k-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

Lazrus hit a king on the river to knock out Gress.

Ignacio Moron es
Ignacio Moron
es 19,300,000 4,060,000
Daniel Lazrus us
Daniel Lazrus
us 15,800,000 280,000
Kevin Palmer us
Kevin Palmer
us 7,500,000 3,390,000
Richard Gress US
Richard Gress
US Eliminé