Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
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Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
Jour 3 terminé

Perry Paces Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER with 14 Coming Back for Final Day

Jan_Kores • Niveau 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante
Ralph Perry
Ralph Perry

Wednesday will reach the summit of Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER when a new champion will earn the lion's share of the $10,477,350 prize pool, becoming another millionaire through a single World Series of Poker event. There are 14 players still keeping their hopes alive, vying the whopping $1,221,407 first prize and the shiny bracelet.

Raphael Perry is pacing the remaining field with 7,765,000. Perry, who has a bracelet from the 2006 $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Event, stormed through the first half of the day, earning a giant lead. However, he didn't look to be a favorite to bag the lead at the end of the day. Perry gave up the pole position to Bryce Yockey at the end of Level 27 when he shoved all in with a bottom pair and a flush draw.

Yockey called with a top pair and survived his elimination to ascend to the top. "I haven't folded a pair at all this tournament, and I'm not starting now," he smiled after the hand which had catapulted him to the top.

Yockey then kept grinding and nobody could stop his rise until the penultimate hand of the day when he raced with ace-king against ace-king of spades of Kevin O'Donnell and Yuriy Boyko's queens. Boyko's hand remained the winner, sealing Boyko a huge pot to eliminate O'Donnell and hurt Yockey, who dropped his chip lead.

Meanwhile, Perry soared back atop the leaderboard as he knocked out Farzad Bonyadi in 15th place to wrap the day with 7,765,000, sneaking just ahead of Daniel Chan who has 7,585,000.

Despite losing the aforementioned big hand, Yockey remains in strong shape with 6,315,000, good for third place. Renowned for his mixed games skills, Yockey is a WSOP regular whose résumé boasts 26 cashes from the World Series. His 27th would be his biggest if he makes it to the top seven. Yockey has three WSOP final tables to his name so far, notching third, fourth and fifth places. His bronze medal from the 2011 WSOP $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo worth $180,180 stands as his career-best result.

Boyko is in fourth place with 5,300,000 in his bag after the amazing triple and Alexander Farahi rounds out the top five with 5,295,000. Jonathan Gray is on their heels with 5,160,000.

Chen Yu Hung, who sits in seventh, continues with his fabulous debut to the world poker stage. "This is my first WSOP event," he said during bagging, earning congratulations from his remaining opponents. Hung has 4,550,000.

Much more experienced WSOP grinder Kenny Hallaert was aiming for a remarkable hat-trick, looking for his third major final table at World Series of Poker. Hallaert had made it to the 2015 Colossus I finale and followed it with last year's appearance in the November Nine. "The money is obviously nice, but to make final tables of these three big tournaments would be something special," he said during the redraw for the last two tables. Hallaert eventually couldn't claim the hat-trick, falling shy of another WSOP final table. He exited in 17th place, banking $53,962.

Lisa Hamilton was the last woman standing in the field, leaving the tournament in 26th place for a $43,123 payday. Hamilton outlasted Jessica Dawley, who departed in 30th place worth $34,718. Matt Affleck was eliminated right before Dawley, earning the same prize. Other notables who finished their deep run during Day 3 were Joe Cada (42nd for $28,160), Bryan Piccioli (43rd for $28,160), Kevin Schulz (51st for $23,013), Brian Rast (75th for $13,147), Jonathan Karamalikis (78th for $13,147), Bertrand Grospellier (100th for $8,054), Andras Koroknai (106th for $8,054), Shawn Buchanan (125th for $8,054), Scott Margereson (128th for $8,054) and Tim Vance (136th for $8,054).

The final day will kick off Wednesday at 11 a.m. PDT. Tune to PokerNews for live updates from one of the largest tournaments of the summer as the MILLIONAIRE MAKER culminates on Wednesday.

Final Day seat draw and chip counts:

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Brasilia11Dejuante AlexanderUnited States2,440,000
Brasilia12Marc MacDonnellIreland2,357,000
Brasilia13Empty--
Brasilia14Ralph PerryUnited States7,765,000
Brasilia15Thiago GrigolettiBrazil1,855,000
Brasilia16Daniel ChanUnited States7,585,000
Brasilia17Empty--
Brasilia18Hector MartinUnited States2,910,000
Brasilia19Senovio Ramirez IIIUnited States3,520,000
      
Brasilia21Empty--
Brasilia22Empty--
Brasilia23Bryce YockeyUnited States6,315,000
Brasilia24Alexander FarahiUnited States5,295,000
Brasilia25Brian AltmanUnited States1,015,000
Brasilia26Chen Yu HungUnited States4,550,000
Brasilia27Jonathan GrayUnited States5,160,000
Brasilia28Yuriy BoykoIreland5,300,000
Brasilia29Pablo MarizCanada2,050,000

Tags: Alexander FarahiBryce YockeyChen Yu HungDaniel ChanJessica DawleyJoe CadaJonathan GrayKenny HallaertLisa HamiltonMatt AffleckRalph PerryYuriy Boyko

End of Day 3 Chip Counts (complet)

Jan_Kores • Niveau 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante
Ralph Perry us
Ralph Perry
us 7,765,000 365,000
Daniel Chan us
Daniel Chan
us 7,585,000 805,000
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
us 6,315,000 -585,000
Yuriy Boyko ie
Yuriy Boyko
ie 5,300,000 -100,000
Alexander Farahi us
Alexander Farahi
us 5,295,000 -705,000
Jonathan Gray us
Jonathan Gray
us 5,160,000 685,000
Chen Yu Hung us
Chen Yu Hung
us 4,550,000 1,150,000
Senovio Ramirez III us
Senovio Ramirez III
us 3,520,000 620,000
Hector Martin us
Hector Martin
us 2,910,000 310,000
Dejuante Alexander us
Dejuante Alexander
us 2,440,000 -460,000
Marc MacDonnell ie
Marc MacDonnell
ie 2,357,000 277,000
Pablo Mariz ca
Pablo Mariz
ca 2,050,000 -360,000
Thiago Grigoletti BR
Thiago Grigoletti
BR 1,855,000 -445,000
Brian Altman us
Brian Altman
us 1,015,000 -165,000

End of Day

[user340040] • Niveau 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante
Ralph Perry
Ralph Perry

Play has ended for the day with 14 players remaining. The chip leader is Ralph Perry with 7,765,000. A full recap will be posted shortly.

Tags: Ralph Perry

Farzad Bonyadi Eliminated in 15th Place ($68,022)

ElleSriracha • Niveau 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante
Farzad Bonyadi
Farzad Bonyadi

In the last hand of the night, Farzad Bonyadi was all in for his last 1,200,000 and was called by Ralph Perry.

Bonyadi was at risk with {a-Hearts}{4-Hearts} against the {j-Spades}{j-Clubs} of Perry.

The flop came {6-Hearts}{4-Spades}{2-Spades} and Bonyadi paired his four, giving him some extra outs to survive the night. The turn was the {8-Clubs} and the river was the {6-Clubs}, sending Bonyadi home in 15th place.

Ralph Perry us
Ralph Perry
us 7,400,000 1,150,000
Farzad Bonyadi us
Farzad Bonyadi
us Eliminé

Tags: Farzad BonyadiRalph Perry

Kevin O'Donnell is eliminated in 16th place ($53,962)

[user340040] • Niveau 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante
Kevin O'Donnell
Kevin O'Donnell

In a crazy turn of events on the second last hand of the night, this happened:

Yuriy Boyko was in the cutoff and raised to 225,000. Kevin O'Donnell was in the small blind and moved all in for 1,100,000. Bryce Yockey was in the big blind and also moved all in for roughly 9,000,000 and Boyko announced all in for 2,055,000.

Boyko tabled {q-Clubs}{q-Spades}
Yockey showed {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}
O'Donnell had {a-Spades}{k-Spades}

The flop was {4-Spades}{5-Hearts}{6-Spades} giving O'Donnell a flush draw to go with his overcards. The turn was the {9-Clubs} and the river bricked off with the {2-Clubs} and Boyko wins a monster pot to end the day and vault his stack up the leaderboard while eliminating O'Donnell in the process.

Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
us 6,900,000 -2,200,000
Yuriy Boyko ie
Yuriy Boyko
ie 5,400,000 4,005,000
Kevin O'Donnell us
Kevin O'Donnell
us Eliminé

Tags: Bryce YockeyKevin O'DonnellYuriy Boyko

Chen Yu Hung Gets Paid

ElleSriracha • Niveau 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Bryce Yockey raised to 250,000 from middle position, and Chen Yu Hung called on the button.

The flop came {9-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{7-Clubs}, and Yockey checked. Hung bet 350,000, and Yockey check-raised to two million. Hung called for less, a total of 1,650,000, and Yockey tabled {q-Clubs}{9-Clubs} for top pair with a queen kicker. Hung showed {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds} for a set of sevens and jumped up from his chair in excitement.

The turn was the {10-Diamonds}, and Yockey picked up some outs to chop the pot. The river was the {2-Spades}, and Hung doubled through.

Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
us 9,100,000 -2,100,000
Chen Yu Hung us
Chen Yu Hung
us 3,400,000 1,700,000

Tags: Bryce YockeyChen Yu Hung

Kenny Hallaert Eliminated in 17th place ($53,962)

[user340040] • Niveau 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante
Kenny Hallaert
Kenny Hallaert

Kenny Hallaert was under the gun and moved all in for 1,140,000. Alexander Farahi was in late position and called, putting Hallaert at risk.

Farahi showed {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}, and Hallaert tabled {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}, needing a lot of help.

The board ran out {j-Spades}{7-Hearts}{2-Hearts} {6-Spades} {q-Spades}, and Hallaert could not find enough of it. Last year's November Niner came close to the bracelet once again, but he will have to settle for another very respectable finish and look to get his first one later on in the Series.

Alexander Farahi us
Alexander Farahi
us 6,000,000 600,000
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
be Eliminé

Tags: Alexander FarahiKenny Hallaert

Pablo Mariz Finds a Miracle River

ElleSriracha • Niveau 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Pablo Mariz was all in for his last 1,175,000 and got a call from Chen Yu Hung.

Mariz was at risk with {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}, and Hung had him dominated with {a-}{k-}.

The flop came {7-Clubs}{3-Spades}{2-Diamonds}, and Mariz started to get up from his seat. The turn was the {9-Spades}, but the river was the {q-Spades}, and Mariz let out a sigh of relief and sat back down in his chair.

Hung was left shaking his head and now has one of the shorter stacks at the table.

Pablo Mariz ca
Pablo Mariz
ca 2,410,000 1,345,000
Chen Yu Hung us
Chen Yu Hung
us 1,700,000 300,000

Tags: Chen Yu HungPablo Mariz

Ramirez Doubles Through MacDonnell

ElleSriracha • Niveau 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

On a flop reading {6-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}, Senovio Ramirez III shoved over top of a bet from Marc MacDonnell for a total of 1,305,000, and MacDonnell called.

Ramirez was at risk with {9-Hearts}{6-Hearts}, and MacDonnell held a flush draw with {10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}.

The turn was the {q-Spades}, and the river was the {j-Hearts}, allowing Ramirez to hold on and double through.

Senovio Ramirez III us
Senovio Ramirez III
us 2,900,000 1,350,000
Marc MacDonnell ie
Marc MacDonnell
ie 2,080,000 -1,720,000

Tags: Marc MacDonnellSenovio Ramirez iii