Day 3 Completed
Day 3 Completed
Philip Verel Bags Millionaire Maker Day 3 Chip Lead; Michael Gathy Among Top Stacks
Day 3 of Event #17: $1,500 Millionaire Maker witnessed a total of 170 players entered out of a field of 5,330 across two starting flights whittled down to a mere 20 players, all looking to win the gold bracelet and a cool $1,000,000 in cash that awaits the eventual winner of this event.
Philip Verel from Panama City, Florida, bagged 12,665,000 in chips and is the chip leader going into Day 4. Verel is a complete unknown at the WSOP, he doesn’t even have a recorded cash to be found. He began the day with just a dozen big blinds before managing to spin it up to end the day with the chip lead.
A few former bracelet winners that move on to Day 4 include Michael Gathy (9,800,000), Luis Zedan (5,835,000,) and Daniel Lazrus (11,795,000).
Millionaire Maker Day 3 Top Ten Chip Counts
|1||Philip Verel||United States||12,665,000||63|
|2||Daniel Lazrus||United States||11,795,000||59|
|3||Adam Sherman||United States||10,875,000||54|
|7||Jeffrey Gencarelli||United States||8,980,000||45|
|8||Stephen Song||United States||7,650,000||38|
|9||Todd Saffron||United States||6,400,000||32|
|10||Luis Zedan||United States||5,835,000||29|
Other notables such as Day 2 chip leader Darryl Ronconi (4,800,000) and Day 1b chip leader Stephen Song (7,650,000) will also move onwards to Day 4.
Day 4 starts at 12 p.m. local time on October 12 in the Amazon Room of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The tournament resumes at Level 31 with blinds at 100,000/200,000/200,000.
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Day 3 Seat Draw - Event #17: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||406||3||Philip Verel||United States||12,665,000||63|
|Amazon||406||4||Darryl Ronconi||United States||4,800,000||24|
|Amazon||406||5||Adam Sherman||United States||10,875,000||54|
|Amazon||406||6||Dien Le||United States||5,655,000||28|
|Amazon||406||7||Daniel Lazrus||United States||11,850,000||59|
|Amazon||406||8||Peter Cross||United States||4,275,000||21|
|Amazon||414||1||Jeffrey Gencarelli||United States||8,980,000||45|
|Amazon||414||3||Stephen Song||United States||7,650,000||38|
|Amazon||414||7||Li Zhou||United States||2,240,000||11|
|Amazon||414||8||Todd Saffron||United States||6,410,000||32|
|Amazon||414||9||Michael Gathy||United States||9,800,000||49|
|Amazon||421||2||Luis Zedan||United States||5,835,000||29|
|Amazon||421||3||Ryan Jones||United States||5,160,000||26|
|Amazon||421||5||Richard Gress||United States||3,015,000||15|
|Amazon||421||9||Kevin Palmer||United States||4,110,000||21|
End of Day 3 Chip Counts (full)
Thomas Eychenne Eliminated in 21st Place ($28,480)
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 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 for trip tens and a frustrated Eychenne mucked and walked away as Day 4 comes to an end.
Verel Shoves Out Ronconi
Action was picked up on the turn with the board reading . 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.
Faraz Jaka Eliminated in 22nd Place ($28,480)
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 against the of Lazrus.
The flop came the . The turn was the but the river spelled doom for Jaka as the binked off to give Lazrus the straight in the end.
Cardoso Back From the Brink
Nabil Cardoso was spotted collecting another double up with his showing as the winner on a board of vs the 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.
Apolinario Luis Eliminated in 23rd Place ($28,480)
On the flop, Apolinario Luis moved all-in and Darryl Ronconi snapped him off.
The turn and river were no help to Luis, as he exited the tournament area.
Leonard Sande Eliminated in 24th Place ($28,480)
Leonard Sande was all-in and at risk against Jeffrey Gencarelli.
The board was no help to Sande, as his run comes to an end.
He takes home a nice payday for his efforts.