MicroMillions 5: MankeyAnkles wins Event #32 ($11 Sunday Storm Special Edition)

We had an online storm this Sunday.

From all across the world, 39,509 players paid $11 to take part in the MicoMillions NLHE Sunday Storm Special Edition.

MankeyAnkles took the largest part of it after becoming the MicroMillions #32 Champion and earning $33,554.82.

But while MankeyAnkles took the biggest piece of the pie, 4,590 other players got a slice, with a mincash coming in at $19.75.

Several players made a lot more. Nine of them beat enough players to make it to the final table of the tournament.

The final table


Seat 1: Oleg Kova.
Seat 2: Strepsil88
Seat 3: Mr.creatures
Seat 4: kaoullinio
Seat 5: playar85
Seat 6: MankeyAnkles
Seat 8: Billy Ripken
Seat 9: kaizersoze28

The final table was at 35,000/70,000 blinds and a 70,000 ante and MankeyAnkles quickly took the lead while dealing our first elimination. kaoullinio raised to 1.5 million from the button and MankeyAnkles re-raised to 2.4 million from the big blind. Kaoullinio move all-in for 11.3 million and MankeyAnkles called.

kaoullinio: K♣9♠
MankeyAnkles: A♣A♥

The board came Q♣[10h]6♠A♥6♦ and MankeyAnkles hit a full house to eliminate kaoullinio in 9th place. For the finish, kaoullinio earned $1,758.

MankeyAnkles took the lead with 40 million, but playar85 surpassed him after our 8th place elimination.


Blinds were up to 400,000/800,000 with an 80,000 ante and playar85 raised to 2.4 million from under the gun.

BillyRipken moved all-in 11.6 million from the hijack and only playar85 called. BillyRipken showed K♠K♥ for his tournament life while playar85 turne over A♥Q♥. The flop brought an A♦ for playar85 and BilyRipken finished 8th, for $2,986.88.

Then Oleg Kova. fell with the same pocket pair two hands later. Oleg Kova. raised to 1.6 million from the hijack and playar85 re-raised to 3.2 million. Oleg Kova. moved all-in for 5.8 million and playar85 called.

Playar85 showed K♥Q♥ and hit a flush to crack Oleg Kova.'s kings. Oleg Kova. was out in 7th and took $4,389.44.

No Creatures

Then Mr.creatures lost all his chips and brought the tournament down to five players.

Blinds were up to 500,000/1,000,000 with a 100,000 ante and Mr.creatures moved all-in for 9 million from the hijack. Kaizersoze28 called from the big blind and we had another final table showdown.

Kaizersoze28: Q♥[10d]4

Mr.creatures: A♦4♦

The board came K♠[10h]7♠J♠J♦ and Mr.creatures hit the rail in 6th. Mr.creatures earned $6,321.44 while kaizersoze28 jumped to fourth in chips with 40.8 million.

MankeyAnkles was still our leader and increased the lead even more after knocking out Strepsil88. Strepsil88 was down to about 5 million and moved all-in from under the gun.

MankeyAnkles called with 6♠6♦ and was flipping against Strepsil88's Q♦J♣. The board fell in MankeyAngkles favor and he was up to 65.5 million while Strepsil88 finished 5th for $9,842.16.

There were a few double ups before MankeyAnkles dealt another elimination:

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SKOFILD_LEME was out in 4th and earned $2,638.92.

Then the tournament got heads-up. playar85, who held the lead for some time during the final table, raised to 4.8 million and MankeyAnkles moved all-in for 120 milion.

MankeyAnkle had everyone at the table covered and playar85 called all-in.
Playar85 showed J♣[10s] while MankeyAnkles turned over A♥J♦.

MankeyAnkles had the lead and kept it after the 3♣Q♦2♥K♣6♣ board. playar85 was out in 3rd and earned $15,819.40.


MankeyAnkles had a massive lead during the heads-up match and ended things when:

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kaizersoze28 became our runner-up finisher or $24.211.11 while MankeyAnkles became the next MicroMillions champion, earning $33,554.82.

PokerStars MicroMillions 5 Event #32 ($11 NLHE Sunday Storm Special Edition) results:

Players: 39,509
Prize pool: $395,090.00
Places paid: 4,950

1. MankeyAnkles (Ireland) $33,554.82
2. kaizersoze28 (Cyprus) - $24,211.11
3. playar85 (Norway) - $15,819.40
4. SKOFILD_LEME (Greece) - $12,638.92
5. Strepsi88 (Greece) - $9,842.16
6. Mr. creatures (Russia) - $6,321.44
7. Oleg Kova. (Russia) $4,389.44
8. BillyRipken (Canada) - $2,986.88
9. kaoullinio (Greece) - $1,758.15
That's it for event #32, but there's still plenty of MicroMillions action to go. Checkout the MicroMillions homepage for more information.

Alexander Villegas is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.

Alex Villegas
@PokerStars in MicroMillions