MicroMillions 4: gamblerkk hits jackpot with victory in Event #41 $1+R (3x-Turbo)
Although gamblerkk from Austria began the final table in the middle of the pack, a patient strategy paid off early on. When the opportunity finally presented itself, gamblerkk ambushed the chip leader and knocked out four (out of the last seven) players en route to a triumphant win in Event #41's triple turbo re-buy format.
MicroMillions 4 Event #41 $1+R NL 3x-Turbo attracted a monster field comprised of 37,225 runners. They boosted the prize pool to $213,472.35 with 176,619 re-buys and 20,741 add-ons. The top 4,950 places paid out with $18,142 set aside for the eventual champion.
PokerStars Team Online Shaniac and Team PokerStars Pro Max Lykov finished in the top 10,000, but both missed the money.
With ten players to go, action was hand-for-hand. DonAndronSPb made a final stand with A♥T♠ against EnTiL's 8♣8♦. The board ran out J♥8♠7♥J♦5♠. EnTiL flopped a set of eights and it held up. DonAndronSPb hit the rail in tenth place and bubbled off the final table.
Event #41 - Final Table Chip Counts:
Seat 1: kostis8-2-81 (106,016,321)
Seat 2: gamblerKK (171,802,941)
Seat 3: EnTiL (205,620,039)
Seat 4: Frytki (111,091,496)
Seat 5: doggystyl500 (43,588,768)
Seat 6: DonAschi (71,879,317)
Seat 7: SulinderBorq (152,376,808)
Seat 8: adipredator (129,475,230)
Seat 9: MightyDuck24 (271,911,080)
The final table commenced during Level 65 with blinds at 2.75M/5.5M and a 550K ante. MightyDuck24 was the big stack with 271.9 million, while doggystyl500 held the shorty with 43.5 million.
Frytki eliminated in 9th place
It took two levels before someone busted at the final table. gamblerKK opened with a min-raise to 14 million, Frytki shoved for 89,263,960, SulinderBorq raised all-in to 146,776,808, and gamblerKK folded (and flashed the A♥). Frytki bombed it all-in with T♦T♥ but he ran into SulinderBorq's J♠J♣. The board ran out A♣Q♥3♠Q♦8♣. SulinderBorq's Jacks held up. Frytki was the first player to bust at the final table. He earned $949.95 for ninth place.
doggystyl500 eliminated in 8th place
With 8 to go... gamblerKK opened to 81000000 and doggystyl500 called all-in for 49,055,072. Coin flip time with doggystyl500 racing with A♥J♥ against gamblerKK's 6♠6♥. The board ran out 7♥7♦3♠T♣5♥. Doggystyl500's Ace-Jack did not improve and gamblerKK's pocket sixes held up. The Czech Republic's doggystyl500 was eliminated in eighth place and took home $1,613.85
adipredator eliminated in 7th place
SulinderBorq open-shoved for 407,640,768, and adipredator called all-in 85,925,230. Adipredator was head with A♠Q♥ against SulinderBorq's A♦6♥. However, the board ran out Q♦6♦3♦A♣T♦ and SulinderBorq rivered a four-flush to beat adipredator's two pair. Hungary's adipredator finished the tournament in 7th place and received $2,371.67.
kostis8-2-81 eliminated in 6th place
Short-stacked kostis8-2-81 moved all-in for 49,116,321 and EnTiL called with A♦A♠. Alas, kostis8-2-81 was behind with 5♥5♦. The board ran out Q♦Q♥T♦T♠9♦. EnTiL's Aces held up and kostis8-2-81 busted in sixth. Greece's kostis8-2-81 collected $3,415.55 for sixth.
MightyDuck24 eliminated in 5th place
MightyDuck24 insta-shoved for 183,111,580 with A♠K♦ and squared off against gamblerKK's J♥J♠. The board ran out A♣J♦2♥3♦T♣. Although MightyDuck24 flopped an Ace, gamblerKK flopped a set of Jacks, which held up. MightyDuck24 earned $5,123.33 for a fifth-place finish.
DonAschi eliminated in 4th place
EnTiL bombed it all-in for 132,497,092 and DonAschi called all-in for 18,579,317. DonAschi trailed with 3♠2♠ against EnTiL's 6♣4♦. The board ran out K♠4♣3♥8♥A♠. EnTiL won the pot with a pair of fours and DonAschi hit the road in fourth place. DonAschi took home $6,828.98.
EnTiL eliminated in 3rd place
GamblerKK raised to 25 million, EnTiL re-raised to 151,576,409, and gamblerKK called. EnTiL trailed with A♦3♠ while gamblerKK woke up with Q♦Q♥. The board ran out J♦[Jc}8♠K♣3♦ and gamblerKK's Queens held up. EnTiL was knocked out in third place, and won $8,547.43.
HEADS-UP: SulinderBorq (Singapore) vs. gamblerKK (Austria)
Seat 2: gamblerKK (970,896,002)
Seat 7: SulinderBorq (292,865,998)
With heads-up set, gamblerKK was very close to holding 1 BILLION in chips. SulinderBorq trailed by more than three to one.
SulinderBorq eliminated in 2nd place; gamblerKK wins MicroMillions Event #41!
They only played 17 hands of heads-up. SulinderBorq won 12 of the first 16 hands... but they were all smll pots. On the 17th hand, gamblerKK delivered a knock-out blow.
On the final hand... gamblerKK min-raised to 240 million, SulinderBorq shoved for 268,265,998, and gamblerKK called. SulinderBorq led with A♠3♠ against gamblerKK's Q♥7♥. The flop was Q♦J♥T♦ and gamblerKK took the lead with a pair of Queens, but SulinderBorq picked up a Broadway straight draw. The turn was the 9♥ and the river was the Q♣. With trip Queens, gamblerKK won the pot and shipped the tournament. SulinderBorq whiffed on a straight draw and busted out in second place. For a gutsy runner-up performance, SulinderBorq collected $13,081.58.
Congrats to gamblerKK for winning MicroMillions 4 Event #41 and $18,142 in cash.
Check out the final hand in the re-player:
Event #41 $1+R NL 3x-Turbo - Final Table Payouts:
Prize Pool: $213,472.35
1. gamblerkk (Austria) - $18,142
2. SulinderBorq (Singapore) - $13,081.58
3. EnTil (Russia) - $8,547.43
4. DonAschi (Germany) - $6,828.98
5. MightyDuck24 (Germany) - $5,123.33
6. kostis8-2-81 (Greece) - $3,415.55
7. adipredator (Hungary) - $2,371.67
8. doggystyl500 (Czech Republic) - $1,613.85
9. Frytki (Denmark) - $949.95
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