MicroMillions 5: Gizmey.777 gets top spot in Event #3 ($3.30 NLHE 6-Max)
It was an odd final table for a six-max tournament since only five players made it.
It's not uncommon to see two players bust on the money bubble of a large tournament, but it's not every day that you see two players bust on the final table bubble.
But that's what happened in Event #03 as both We.Sweet and deGario_star were eliminated during hand-for-hand play.
While both players missed out on playing in the final table, deGario_star won final table money and finished 6th for #971.53. We.Sweet got 7th place and went down on paper as the final table bubble for $694.26
While five players made it to the final table, 36,387 players put up $3.30 to take a shot at Evnet #03. Together, they created a $109,161 prize pool, destroying the $50K guarantee.
Players duked it out for 10 hours before we got down to our final table. Our five-handed six-max final table.
The final table
Seat 1: cov30 -- 37,417,285
Seat 2: Gizmey.777 -- 57,705,284
Seat 3: WhyFromYou -- 23,717,261
Seat 4: AreOut -- 21,250,000
Seat 5: sticky28 -- 41,845,170
Due to the nature of six-max fury and the fact that we started the final table a bit short, play went quick.
Blinds were 600K/1.2M with a 150K ante and cov30 raised to 2.64 million from the cutoff. WhyFromYou called from the small blind and the flop came 5♦2♠6♣. WhyFromYou checked and cov30 bet 360K.
WhyFromYou raised to 960K and cov30 moved all-in for 24.6 million. WhyFromYou called and showed K♣K♠ to cov30's 7♣5♣.
The turn brought a 5♥ and a 7♠ fell on the river to give cov30 a full house.
WhyFromYou's kings got cracked and the Hungarian player finished 5th for $1,523.88.
Up and down
cov30 was up to 54.9 million, just behind sticky28's 56.4 million.
But then cov30 was the next to go. cov30 got chipped down to 31.7 million and blinds were up 800K/1.6M with a 200K ante.
sticky28 raised to 480K from the button and cov30 moved all-in for 31.5 million from the small blind.
sticky28 called and showed A♦Q♣ to cov30's 6♣6♦.
The board came 8♣K♦2♠Q♦3♣ and cov30 finished 4th. For the final table performance, cov30 earned $2,654.79.
cov30 was gone and in just a few the final table was three-handed. sticky28 was in the lead with 68.2 million while Gizmey.777 was in second with 62.3 million and AreOut was at 51.3 million.
We had another fall from grace for our next elimination.
sticky28 went from chip leader to 3rd place finisher after a few big hands. First sticky slowly chipped down to about 50 million while AreOut took the lead. Then AreOut took an even bigger lead after taking a large pot off of sticky28.
sticky28 raised to 3.2 million from the button and AreOut called from the big blind.
There was a 3♣J♥Q♣ flop and sticky28 bet another 3.2 million. AreOut called and a 6♦ came on the turn.
sticky28 bet 4.8 million when checked to and AreOut called. The [10d] completed the board and sticky28 bet 9.6 million. AreOut called again and took down the pot after showing K♣J♦ to sticky28's A♣7♣.
sticky28 was down to 27.2 million and lost another 10 million before making his final move. Gizmey.777 raised to 4 million from the button and sticky28 moved all-in for 18.6 million.
Gizmey.777 called and showed J♦J♠ to sticky28's A♣Q♦.
The board ran 2♠5♣2♥3♣9♦ and sticky28 finished 3rd for $5,103.27.
They switched the lead a bit, but after a few double ups, Gizmey.777 ended the tournament:
AreOut was out in second and earned $7,672.92. This made Gizmey.777 our newest MicroMillions champion, a title worth $10,560.53.
PokerStars MicroMillions 5 Event #03 ($3.30 NLHE 6-max) results:
Prize pool: $109,161.00
Places paid: 4,800
1. Gizmey.777 (Russia) -- $10,560.53
2. AreOut (Montenegro) -- $7,672.92
3. sticky28 (Ireland) -- $5,103.27
4. cov30 (Colombia) -- $2,654.79
5. WhyFromYou (Hungary) -- $1,523.88
6. deGario_star (Russia) -- $971.53
That's it for Event #03. That means that there's still plenty of MicroMillions action left. Check out the MicroMillions homepage for more details.
Alexander Villegas is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.