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Pablo Mariz Wins 2017 World Series of Poker Millionaire Maker

Canadian Poker Pro Earns First Bracelet and $1,221,407 First-Place Prize

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The fourth annual Millionaire Maker at the 2017 World Series of Poker attracted a field of 7,761, which represented a substantial increase over the 7,190 that ponied up the $1,500 buy-in in last year.

The prize pool swelled to $10,477,350, which was paid out to 1,165 players, the second most in WSOP history. The $1,221,407 first-place prize ultimately went to Canadian poker pro Pablo Mariz, who has had quite a summer.

The 27-year-old from Montreal has already cashed four times this series, including a runner-up finish in the $1,000 Tag Team event for $46,537. His prize for taking down the Millionaire Maker, however, far exceeds anything else on his tournament resume.

“We come here every year, grinding small events hoping to hit something big and we finally did,” said an excited Mariz after the win.

Despite the massive field, a number of notable professional poker players were able to make a deep run, including Bryce Yockey (5th), Senovio Ramirez (10th), Ralph Perry (12th), Brain Altman (14th), Farzad Bonyadi (15th), Kevin O’Donnell (16th), Kenny Hallaert (17th), Lisa Hamilton (26th), Jessica Dawley (30th) and Matt Affleck (31st).

Here’s a look at the final table results.

Finish Player Name Payout POY Points
1 Pablo Mariz $1,221,407 1320
2 Dejuante Alexander $754,499 1100
3 Alex Farahi $561,530 880
4 Marc MacDonnell $420,805 660
5 Bryce Yockey $317,544 550
6 Yuriy Boyko $241,303 440
7 Jonathan Gray $184,663 330
8 Thiago Grigoletti $142,323 220
9 Hector Martin $110,476 110

For more coverage from the summer series, visit the 2017 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.

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