Micromillions 4: Drew M Scott climbs to victory in Event #62 ($4.40+R 6-Max PLO)

Drew M Scott overcame a massive chip leader, constant table bickering and non-stop 6-max PLO madness to become the champion of Event #62.

There was a $15,000 guarantee that players quickly surpassed. The tournament saw 1,778 entries, 2,524 re-buys and 1,125 add-ons. At $4.40 a piece, all this entering, re-buying and adding-on created a prize pool of $21,708.

While PokerStars Team Online Tyler "frosty012" Frost -- who's aspiring to become the Micromillions Player of the Series -- failed to cash, 228 others did. A min-cash here was worth $21.70, there was a grand prize of $3,474.40 and making the final table would guarantee $512.30. We reached this spot when puska_zg burst the final table bubble.


With three tables to go, puska_zg was already a massive chip leader. puska_zg then went on a rampage. He won pots, busted players and tripled his stack up to 12 million.

Then, with 40,000/80,000 blinds, goodiepoker called from the button and puska_zg raised to 320,000 from the small blind. 777foruna folded and goodiepoker called, bringing a 7♥2♠[10c] flop.

puska_zg bet 720,000 and goodiepoker moved all-in for 906,063. puska_zg called and the final table was two cards away.

goodiepoker: A♠3♠Q♥[10h]

puska_zg: K♠K♦[10d]4♠

The turn was a 4♦ and a 6♥ came on the river. puska_zg's stack grew to 15,147,736 and goodiepoker was eliminated in 7th place, earning $325.62.

The Final Table


Seat 1: Philipendul -- 2,701,278
Seat 2: puska_zg -- 15,147,736
Seat 3: stefanoy -- 4,271,136
Seat 4: geleiAA -- 2,631,894
Seat 5: Drew M Scott -- 2,944,985
Seat 6: 777foruna -- 2,250,471

Dealing with issues

As soon as the final table started, stefanoy suggested a deal and Philipendul agreed. Philipendul told other players, in all caps, how to pause play for a deal, but some people weren't interested.

Drew M Scott: no deal
puska_zg: just play
Philipendul: ok u monkey

Tournament staff reminded players to be respectful of those who didn't want a deal but the banter continued.

stefanoy: he wont deal
stefanoy: so balanced the stacks....
Drew M Scott: just be careful not to go out quick
stefanoy: i will cheer up when u bust out]
stefanoy: i promiss
Philipendul: +1
Drew M Scott: i will be sad when you bust

Self-induced sadness

While Philipendul doubed-up to 7.4 million and saved Drew M Scott from any grievances, stefanoy would not.

With 60,000/120,000 blinds, Drew M Scott raised to 240,000 from UTG and Philipendul called from the cutoff. stefanoy had been chipped down to 2.1 million and three-bet to 1,080,000 from the small blind.

Drew M Scott made it 3.6 million and stefanoy called all-in:

stefanoy: J♦J♠K♠5♦
Drew M Scott: A♥A♦J♣6♣

The board came 6♦8♣[10h]4♣2♣ and Drew M Scott eliminated stefanoy in 6th place. stefanoy earned $868.32 and Drew M Scott try to mask his sadness:

Drew M Scott: gg bro

Then Philipendul chimed in:

Philipendul: lol wtf)
Philipendul: no fold fish table, why bluff squeeze?
Drew M Scott: and i told him to be careful
Philipendul: lol

The harder they fall

puska_zg started the final table with nearly 50 percent of the chips in play, but would lose them fairly quickly. After doubling Philipendul up early on and falling to 12 million, puska_zg still had a healthy lead.

Then puska_zg nearly doubled Philipendul up again.

Philipendul raised to 240,000 from the button and both blinds -- puska_zg on the small and geleiAA on the big -- called. The flop came 5♣8♦3♣ and action was checked to Philipendul.

Philipendul bet 360,000 and puska_zg raised to 1.8 million. Philipendul called and a J♣ fell on the turn. puska_zg check-called Philipendul's 2,777,777 bet and the [10h] came on the river.

Philipendul bet another 2.28 million, leaving only 1.1 million behind. puska_zg called and mucked when Philipendul showed A♣K♣6♣5♠.

While observers couldn't see what puska_zg folded, Philipendul could:

Philipendul: lol omg
Philipendul: cooler and cooler again
Philipendul: sorry bro

Philipendul's stack went up to 15.6 million while puska_zg was down to 4.9 million. puska_zg managed to hang on for a bit longer before Philipendul finished him off.

With 80,000/160,000 blinds, puska_zg raised to 560,000 from UTG. Philipendul called and there was a 3♠3♥5♦ flop. puska_zg bet 744,000 and Philipendul bet enough to put puska_zg all-in.

puska_zg called:

puska_zg: K♣K♠Q♣7♠
Philipendul: 6♦5♠9♠8♥

puska_zg was in the lead and a J♣ on the turn kept him there. But then a 4♦ fell on the river and Philipendul hit a straight.

puska_zg was eliminated in 5th and won $868.32.

Staying alive

After puska_zg's elimination, 777foruna was our tournament short stack with just under 800,000. With 80,000/160,000 777foruna managed to hang on for a while before bowing out in 4th.

First, 777foruna got a triple-up against Philipendul and Drew M Scott on a Q♥5♠7♣6♣6♠. 777foruna showed K♠K♣7♥5♥ and the other two players mucked.

777foruna was up to 1.5 million and managed to get up to 3 million. But with 100,000/200,000 blinds, his stack took damage quickly. Then 777foruna scored another double-up:

777foruna's series of double-ups would come to an end though. With 125,000/250,000 blinds, Drew M Scott raised to 500,000 and 777foruna called. Drew M Scott bet another 500,000 on the 5♥5♦[10s] flop and 777foruna moved all-in for 1,290,826.

Drew M Scott: 6♦5♠4♥3♦
777foruna: K♠K♦J♣2♠

The 3♥ came on the turn and the river was a 9♠. Drew M Scott's full house took the pot and 777foruna was eliminated in 4th, earning $1,302.48.

The final three

Philipendul was still in the lead with 13 million and Drew M Scott was in a close second with 12 million. geleiAA held 4.6 million and was the tournament short stack.

This prompted a question from Philipendul:

Philipendul: deal maybe?
Drew M Scott: you called me a money
Drew M Scott: monkey
Philipendul: ok, have it your way
Drew M Scott: otherwise i probably would of
Philipendul: LOL

With no deal, play continued. Then our short stack evened things out a bit:

But geleiAA would lose most of his stack by doubling Philipendul up. With 150,000/300,000 blinds, Philipendul raised to 600,000 from the small blind and geleiAA called from the big, bringing a K♠4♥3♠ flop.

Philipendul bet 600,000 and geleiAA raised to 2.1 million. Philipendul called and a 2♦ came on the turn. geleiAA moved all-in and Philipendul called, putting his tournament life at risk.

Philipendul: A♣K♣7♦5♣

geleiAA: K♦J♦[10c]4♦

geleiAA's two-pair was no match for Philipendul's straight and geleiAA was left with 2.4 million while Philipendul was back up to 9 million.

geleiAA lost the rest of his stack a few hands later.

Drew M Scott raised to 1.05 million from the button and geleiAA called from the big blind. The flop came 6♠[10c]K♣ and geleiAA moved all-in for 1,224,944.

Drew M Scott showed a set of 10s with [10d][10h]6♥5♠ while geleiAA turned over straight draws, Q♥J♣9♥5♣. The turn and river brought red 3s and geleiAA was eliminated in 3rd, earning $1,953.72.

Heads up

Drew M Scott -- 21,396,460
Philipendul -- 8,551,040

Philipendul had another question.

Philipendul: well, here i am
Philipendul: no deal? :D

Drew M Scott declined the deal again and won the tournament. It wouldn't be easy though, as Philipendul took the lead early on:

Drew M Scott started pulling away before he took a big pot off Philipendul. With 200,000/400,000 blinds, Philipendul raised to 1.2 million and Drew M Scott three-bet to 3.6 million.

Philipendul called and the flop came 7♥K♦7♦. Drew M Scott bet the pot and Philipendul folded. Drew M Scott was up to 20.6 million while Philipendul was down to 9.3 million.

Philipendul: QJT9 doublesuited what a waste

Drew M Scott then kept the pressure on and chipped Philipendul down to 1.5 million. Philipendul went all-in one hand but players split the pot. Drew M Scott then finished Philipendul off the next hand.

Philipendul raised to 1.2 million and Drew M Scott re-raised to 2 million. Philipendul called all-in and we had the final showdown of the tournament.

Philipendul: J♥9♥8♥6♦
Drew M Scott: A♠A♥9♠5♦

The board came 6♣A♣K♣J♣7♦ and Philipendul was eliminated in 2nd, earning $2,604.96. This made Drew M Scott the Event #62 champion, a title worth $3,474.40.

Micromillions 4 Event #62 ($4.40+R 6-Max PLO) Results:

Entrants: 1,778
Re-buys: 2,524
Add-ons: 1,125
Prize pool: $21,708
Places paid: 228

1st: Drew M Scott (Canada) -- $3,474.40
2nd: Philipendul (Estonia) -- $2,604.96
3rd: geleiAA (Brazil) -- $1,953.72
4th: 777foruna (Latvia) -- $1,302.48
5th: puska_zg (Croatia) -- $868.32
6th: stefanoy (Romania) -- $512.30

Another Micromillions event is done. There are still more than 30 events to go, including the $22 Main Event with a $1 million guarantee. For a full list of the remaining events, satellites and Micromillions leader board, check out the Micromillions homepage.

Alexander Villegas is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.

Alex Villegas
@PokerStars in MicroMillions