Sunday Warm-Up: rmpvieira's late rush earns $88K and win

Thumbnail image for Sunday Warm-Up logo NEW.PNGRight about the time the $500,000 guaranteed Sunday Warm-Up hit three tables left from a starting cast of 2,815 players all pitching in a $215 buy-in the second edition of the MicroMillions was nearing the end of another successful series. While Event #99 had 17,815 players and five minute blinds due to its turbo format, which tournament would finish first? Poker players are always up for a good prop bet so let's see if the MicroMillions card protector is awarded before the winner of tonight's Sunday Warm-Up grabs the $88,672.50 first place prize.

Sunday Warm-Up players remaining: 27
MicroMillions II Event #99: 17,815

TheLipoFund's name seems like someone who would do the sucking out versus being on the receiving end. Unfortunately, with the blinds at 25K/50K ante 5K TheLipoFund would three-bet a min-raise from MathPok for 222,222 chips as MathPok made the call. TheLipoFund continued with a small 149,833 chip bet on the 9♦7♦9♥ flop as MathPok called again. 2♦ on the turn and TheLipoFund shoved for 807,717 as MathPok insta-called holding trip nines 9♠J♠. Cracked queens Q♠Q♣ were dead to a two-outer, and with a deuce on the river 2♥ TheLipoFund failed to re-suck ending the night in 19th place ($1,548.25).

Sunday Warm-Up players remaining: 18
MicroMillions II Event #99: 8,042

Olorionek would help trim the field to 13 players remaining making a min-raise with blinds at 40K/80K ante 8K as MADSAMx found A♥J♣ three-bet shoved for 497,774 at the wrong time. Holding four million chips Olorionek easily made the call with pocket queens Q♦Q♥ and was rewarded with a flopped set J♠ 2♦ Q♣ 3♦ 9♦ and the 1.1 million chip pot as MADSAMx took home $2,674.25 in 14th place.

Olorionek would continue to add chips up until hand-for-hand play just before the ninth hourly break including eliminating nikas3274 for a 2.5 million chip pot in 11th place ($3,518.75). Then, two hands later with the blinds still at 40K/80K ante 8K Olorionek would face a stiff three-bet 1.1 million chip shove over the top of a min-raise. Holding A♦9♠ Olorionek made the call, correctly as AliStatus33 flipped up J♥Q♥. No face-cards on the board and two hearts on the flop would give AliStatus33 a sweat going to the river, but the third heart never showed 2♣ 4♥ 2♥ 8♦ 5♠ starting up the final table below:


Seat 1: Olorionek (6816326 in chips)
Seat 2: Tomascibak (2721738 in chips)
Seat 3: JohnyK91 (1907522 in chips)
Seat 4: VandaVanda (2349500 in chips)
Seat 5: MathPok (5273428 in chips)
Seat 6: rmpvieira (3506935 in chips)
Seat 7: ADRIANOARHS (1223282 in chips)
Seat 8: yadio (2040178 in chips)
Seat 9: Showtime43 (2311091 in chips)

Sunday Warm-Up players remaining: 9
MicroMillions II Event #99: 5,601

Freezer set to extra cold

Three-way all-in for the first elimination from the Sunday Warm-Up final table and all three sitting on premium hands, who survived? Check out the video below for the answer:

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JohnyK91: A♠ A♦
yadio: A♣ K♠

ADRIANOARHS covered both players by 877K but would need a one-outer or a board full of hearts to pull off the double elimination. It did not come. A clean 5♥ 3♠ 9♠ J♠ T♣ board for the aces of JohnyK91 as yadio's big slick was too overmatched taking home $4,785.50 in ninth place. Definitely not yadio's first trip to a big final table having won the Sunday Tuesday in November for $76K.

Sunday Warm-Up players remaining: 8
MicroMillions II Event #99: 4,433

Showtime is over

After watching JohnyK91nearly triple up on the last hand, MathPok and Showtime43decided more adrenaline was needed by flipping for a 3.2 million chip pot. With the blinds at 50K/100K ante 10K MathPok would min-raise from UTG+1 as Showtime43shoved from the cutoff for 1.5 million holding pocket jacks J♠J♣. MathPok sitting on 4.6 million behind made the call with Q♥A♣. Jacks cleared the [6h ] 7♥ K♣ flop but failed to get by the turned ace A♠. 7♣ on the river dropped the curtains on Showtime43's eighth place performance in the Sunday Warm-Up ($7,611.76). Showtime43 also made a Sunday Million final table back in 2010, finishing ninth for $11K

Sunday Warm-Up players remaining: 7
MicroMillions II Event #99: 4,233

Tomas is not coming back

After two very quick eliminations, our final table settled down a bit nearly going through the 65K/130K ante 13K level without losing anyone. Then Tomascibak was faced with a big decision after min-raising and being three-bet by JohnyK91. A call and loss would knock the Supernova down to 544,516 chips . After a few ticks off the time clock, Tomascibak called with A♠J♦. JohnyK91 was not bluffing and showed big slick K♦A♥ which cleared the 8♥ 5♥ 7♠ 6♠ 6♦ board with ease. Two hands later, Tomascibak found Q♠A♠ in the small blind facing a min-raise from MathPok. An easy call as MathPok showed pocket fives 5♦5♠ for the race. Nothing over a nine showed up 8♥ 2♦ T♣ 9♦ 7♠ and Tomascibak would not be coming back, leaving in seventh place ($13,250.50). This was the third trip to the Sunday Warm-Up main stage for Tomascibak, earning a fourth place finish in February for $41K and $14K in April after placing seventh.

Sunday Warm-Up players remaining: 6
MicroMillions II Event #99: 2,522

At the tenth hourly break JohnyK91's 10.9 million chip stack would lead our final table's half-dozen returning with blinds at 100K/200K ante 20K. The MicroMillion's tourney looked like they caught up in a hurry though as the five minute blinds (versus 15 minute blinds in the Warm-Up) and just over 13 big blind average stack started to eliminate players quickly.

Sunday Warm-Up players remaining: 6
MicroMillions II Event #99: 1,149

Swimming safely to the shore

The remainder of the 100K/200K ante 20K blind level passed out much change as JohnyK91 continued with the chip lead going into the 125K/250K ante 25K level. Five minutes before the blinds moved up again, ADRIANOARHS fighting with a short-stack, shoved from the hijack seat for 1.28 million as Olorionek in the cutoff re-shoved for 3.63 million. No one jumped in the middle of the two as Olorionek exposed ducks 2♥2♦. ADRIANOARHS needed to connect with a small ace A♠6♣ and failed to do so on the J♣ 9♦ T♠ 4♣ Q♠ board as Olorionek swam away with 3.09 million chips, leaving ADRIANOARHS on the dock in fifth place ($18,860.50).

Sunday Warm-Up players remaining: 5
MicroMillions II Event #99: 711

5-1 = 4 remaining

Ten hands later VandaVanda, who was keeping afloat much like ADRIANNOARHS was by stealing the blinds each orbit, finally succumbed to having to show cards to win. With the blinds still at 125K/250K ante 25K VandaVanda would open from the small blind for a shove to 1.86 million as MathPok called out of the big blind with Q♦A♥. A queen on the flop fended off rivered seven T♥ Q♣ 3♦ 4♠ 7♦ that matched VandaVanda's 6♣7♣ giving the 3.84 million chip pot to MathPok and $24,490.50 to VandaVanda in fifth place.

Sunday Warm-Up players remaining: 4
MicroMillions II Event #99: 521

Olorionek looking to close this tourney fast

As the blinds moved up to 150K/300K ante Olorionek would first yank the chip lead from JohnyK91 using a pair of deuces again for the 11.4 million chip pot. Then, seven hands later MathPok would shove from the cutoff seat with pocket fives 5♠5♣ as Olorionek found not deuces this time but pocket kings K♥K♠. The kings had no problem with the A♦ 2♣ J♠ 6♦ 9♥ board collecting the 10 million chip pot, sending MathPok off with fourth place ($32,372.50). And Olorionek was looking to add a Sunday Warm-up title next to a WCOOP win last year in Event #30

Sunday Warm-Up players remaining: 3
MicroMillions II Event #99: 327

Role reversal

With the blinds at 200K/400K ante 40K JohnyK91 and rmpvieira would square off for a preflop flip worth 11.1 million chips. Covering by 796,031 chips, rmpvieira clutched on to a pair of threes 3♥3♠ to beat JohnyK91's Q♠A♣. The ace on the turn had other ideas T♣ J♠ 7♥ A♥ T♥ putting rmpvieira in shove-or-die mode. rmpvieira would win the first two all-ins, then after Olorionek took the blinds twice, rmpvieira doubled up again to 4.6 million. A dozen hands later rmpvieira would get caught trying to steal with 6♣3♣ and called by Olorionek's big slick A♥K♠. No matter since a trey on the turn J♣ Q♠ 7♦ 3♠ 5♥ shipped the 12.9 million chip pot to rmpvieira.

Fast forward six minutes and the blinds the same and JohnyK91 now on the short stack with 4.7 million and shoving from the small blind with K♠2♠. Holding Q♠A♦ rmpvieira quickly called and hit two pair on the flop Q♦ K♦ A♥ T♦ 9♣ to eliminate JohnyK91 in third place ($47,292.00) . This was JohnyK91's second third place finish in the Sunday Warm-Up taking home $53K in October.

Sunday Warm-Up players remaining: 2
MicroMillions II Event #99: 199

Two and out

Holding a large heads-up (20.1 million to 8 million) chiplead, rmpvieira would close this one out quickly. After taking the blinds uncontested in the first hand, watch the video below as rmpvieira takes down the Sunday Warm-Up (well before Event #99 reached its final table):

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Flopped top pair T♠7♠ was too tough to get away from for Olorionek as rmpvieira's flopped trips Q♥8♥ on the T♦ 8♣ 8♦ K♣ 3♥ board earned Brazilian the Sunday Warm-Up title and $88,672.50!

Sunday Warm-Up players remaining: 1
MicroMillions II Event #99: 181

$500,000 guaranteed Sunday Warm-Up results (07-22-12)
1. rmpvieira (Brazil) $88,672.50
2. Olorionek (Poland) $66,152.50
3. JohnyK91 (Greece) $47,292.00
4. MathPok (Canada) $32,372.50
5. VandaVanda (Germany) $24,490.50
6. ADRIANOARHS (Greece) $18,860.50
7. Tomascibak (Czech Republic) $13,250.50
8. Showtime43 (Canada) $7,611.76
9. yadio (Canada) $4,785.50

David Aydt
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