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2017 WSOP: Canada's Pablo Mariz Wins Millionaire Maker Championship!

Tags: 2017 WSOP, Millionaire Maker, Pablo Mariz.
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2017 by "T".

This year's $1,500 buy-in Millionaire Maker event drew a field of 7,759 entries to create a $10,477,350 prize pool. The top 1,165 finishing players in this event received a slice of the massive prize pool and Canada's Pablo Mariz earned $1,221,407 as well as his first gold bracelet for the victory!

Mariz, 27, from Montreal, previous WSOP earnings were $64,300, so the money earned was life-changing to him. Now with a healthy bankroll he plans to play the entire series. Mariz hugged his best friend and playing partner after the victory and told reporters, "it was a dream come true. We come here every year, grinding small events hoping to hit something big and we finally did!"


OTHER NOTABLES:
Among those making deep runs and cashing in this year's Millionaire Maker were Farzad Banyadi (15th), Kevin O'Donnell (16th), Kenny Haellert (17th), Bob Bounahra (21st), Lisa Hamilton (26th), Jessica Dawley (30th), Matt Affleck (31st), Arkady Tsinis (35th), Joe Cada (42nd), and Bryan Piccioli (43rd).


Final Table Payouts (earned POY points in parentheses):
1st: Pablo Mariz, $1,221,407 (315.7)
2nd: D.J. Alexander, $754,499 (268.9)
3rd: Alex Farahi, $561,530 (243.7)
4th: Marc MacDonnell, $420,805 (221.3)
5th: Bryce Yockey, $317,544 (201.5)
6th: Yuriy Boyko, $241,303 (183.9)
7th: Jonathan Gray, $184,663 (168.2)
8th: Thiago Grigoletti, $142,323 (154.2)
9th: Hector Martin, $110,476 (141.7)

 


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9 comments for "2017 WSOP: Canada''s Pablo Mariz Wins Millionaire Maker Championship! "

 pochui6/16/2017 7:46:21 AM GMT
well this just again proves that it doesn't take a huge reputation and a star name to win a major tournament in poker, well leicester city kinda proved this is possible in football too, but these sort of things happen once in a million years in sport and it seems on a weekly basis in poker
 doubletop7776/16/2017 7:57:27 AM GMT
Many congratulations to Pablo Mariz on winning his first bracelet and the massive first prize of $1,221,407. This truly is a life changing amount of money and i hope he enjoys his win
 dule-vu6/16/2017 1:48:18 PM GMT
now we have some bigger tournaments,with smaller buy in (like last days we have 10 K buy in-s) and with bigger number players!its nice to see huge prize pool and first place over 1 million!congratulation to him on first place and that he manage to beat 7759 players!
 Gerimantas6/16/2017 5:35:20 PM GMT
Yes like the name say this is a millionaire maker tournament and this time it made another millionaire. Congratulations to oanlo mariz, I am not reading a lot information about poker players so i don't really know him at all, first time i hear his name.
 pajalnick6/16/2017 9:40:57 PM GMT
There was a new owner of the bracelet and a new million as I understood from this news ... it seems to me that it's good ... the competition in poker should be that not play and win only a limited number of great players ... maybe
 Tony_MON7ANA6/17/2017 11:51:21 AM GMT
Wow! Pablo Mariz looks exactly like my cousin in the picture.
Gigantic congratulations go out to Pablo on winning the Millionaire Maker event. I am wishing him all the best for his next adventure.
 pochui6/18/2017 10:31:32 AM GMT
Well tony mon7ana i have a suspicion that pablo mariz and your cousin have this small difference between them that separates the two of themand that is he dorsnt have bank account with a spare million sitting there doing nothong in particular
 Tony_MON7ANA6/18/2017 2:00:57 PM GMT
One of my cousins, who happens to be a former Navy officer, has been living off military retirement pay. I haven't seen him for a long time. The last time I saw him in person was nearly ten years ago.
 Mober6/18/2017 5:54:18 PM GMT
1500 $ buy in to win more than a million.
And as expected, what he is planning to do with his winnings?
To play the rest of the tournaments Smile
He better have some bankroll management, and not invest everything he got.

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