MicroMillions II: Seanallin99 steamrolls the final table in Event #71 ($11 NLHE Turbo, SuperKnockout)

micromillions-thumb-blog.pngKnock out a player, get half your buy-in back. Knock out two and you're freerolling. Knock out more than that, and you're in the black before the tournament has even made the money. Welcome to the third SuperKnockout event of the MicroMillions II, where the action moved blindingly fast, the final table lasted all of 15 minutes, and a Canadian chap called Seanallin99 went wire-to-wire, riding his chip lead to a first-place finish.

6,406 players bought into Event #71 for $11 apiece, $5.25 going to the prize pool and $5.25 to the bounty pool. 810 places were paid with the top spot set to earn $7,820.00 in addition to any bounties collected along the way. The lone Red Spade in tonight's field was Team Online's uber-grinder Andre Coimbra, who finished in 564th place for his 16th cash of the MicroMillions.

After four and a half hours of play, blinds were up to 200,000/400,000 and ten players remained. The action folded to Seanallin99 in the small blind. He shoved for 5.8 million into an obviously-committed $Kamilla$122, who called off her last 692,000 in the big blind. Although $Kamilla$122 had the preflop advantage with K♦6♣ against J♣9♠, a nine hit the flop, sending $Kamilla$122 to the rail on the final table bubble.

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Final table chip counts:

Seat 1: THENNT (4,253,634 in chips)
Seat 2: 0odbo0 (4,977,478 in chips)
Seat 3: 8Multa8 (1,738,242 in chips)
Seat 4: Ionutz06 (1,164,812 in chips)
Seat 5: bratbratybra (5,274,004 in chips)
Seat 6: pitdog 13 (3,176,592 in chips)
Seat 7: Seanallin99 (7,118,523 in chips)
Seat 8: sport4ever (2,422,790 in chips)
Seat 9: catolico22ps (1,903,925 in chips)

8Multa8 went out on the third hand of the final table after three-bet shoving his last 1.4 million with A♠6♠. 0odbo0 called with A♣9♠ and the dominating hand held to eliminate 8Multa8 in ninth place ($400.00). Two hands later, pitdog13 open-shoved for 2.25 million with A♣Q♦ and sport4ever called off his last 1.65 million from the big blind. Sport4ever's Q♠T♠ did not improve and he exited in eighth place, earning $625.00.

With only 1.2 million left and the blinds up to 250,000/500,000 catolico22ps had to feel blessed to pick up A♥A♠. He moved all-in from the cutoff and lonutz06 called from the big blind with A♣4♣, only to lay the baddest of beats on our Portuguese friend:


Aces may have led to catolico22ps's sixth-place elimination, but they bought pitdog 13 a few rungs up the pay ladder. Bratbratybra open-shoved for 3.27 million and pitdog 13 reshoved from the small blind, his A♠A♥ up against 2♠2♦. Bratbratybra's deuces sank on the Q♥[Js6♥K♠K♥ board and he departed in sixth place, earning $1,625.00.

Moments later, 0odbo0 moved in for 7.5 million with K♣T♠ and THENNT practically beat him into the pot, calling off his remaining 2 million with A♠J♣ in the big blind. An all-club flop gave 0odbo0 the higher flush draw, a king on the turn made him top pair, and a fourth club on the river finished off THENNT in fifth place.

0odbo0 wasn't long for this final table, however. One orbit later, the pot of the tournament unfolded, Seanallin99 open-shoving for 13 million with A♠J♠. 0odbo0 called all-in for 10.4 million with 3♣3♥, only to lose the 22 million-chip coinflip when an ace hit the flop. For his fourth-place finish, 0odbo0 scored $2,825.00 while Seanallin99 took a dominating chip lead.

Seanallin99 didn't lose another hand. He took out pitdog 13 three hands later, his A♠J♠ holding up against T♠2♣. Pitdog 13 picked up $4,117.50 for third place, while Seanallin99 stacked up every chip in play, save 1.5 small blinds.

Heads-up chip counts:

Seat 4: Ionutz06 (571,049 in chips)
Seat 7: Seanallin99 (31,458,951 in chips)

It was a lopsided heads-up match to say the least, and it was over in one hand, Seanallin99's 4♦7♠ flopping middle pair against lonutz06's bottom pair:


Congratulations to Seanallin99 on a brilliant run. In addition to being the only player to collect his own bounty, he collected $7,820.00 for the win. Lonutz06 earned $5,825.00 for his runner-up performance.

PokerStars MicroMillions II Event #71 ($11 NLHE Turbo, SuperKnockout) results:

1, Seanallin99 (Canada) $7,820.00
2. lonutz06 (Romania) $5,825.00
3. pitdog 13 (United Kingdom) $4,117.50
4. 0odbo0 (Latvia) $2,825.00
5. THENNT (Lithuania) $2,125.00
6. bratbratybra (Russia) $1,625.00
7. catolico22ps (Portugal) $1,125.00
8. sport4ever (Russia) $625.00
9. 8Multa8 (Belgium) $400.00

Kristin Bihr
@PokerStars in MicroMillions