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

Philip Verel Bags Millionaire Maker Day 3 Chip Lead; Michael Gathy Among Top Stacks

NicholasBaltz • Level 30: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
Philip Verel
Philip Verel

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

RankPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
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

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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Tags: Daniel LazrusDarryl RonconiLuis ZedanMichael GathyPhilip VerelStephen Song

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

KaleGozer • Level 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 (full)

jeffmcmillan • Level 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 mx
Ignacio Moron
mx 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)

NicholasBaltz • Level 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 Busted

Tags: Stephen SongThomas Eychenne

Verel Shoves Out Ronconi

jeffmcmillan • Level 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)

jeffmcmillan • Level 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 Busted

Tags: Daniel LazrusFaraz Jaka

Cardoso Back From the Brink

jeffmcmillan • Level 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