MicroMillions 6: Loyalray13 tops the action in Event #88 ($4.40+R 6-Max, Action Hour)

Action hour.

It was a wild 60-minute period that saw massive amounts of re-buys and culminated in massive stacks. These large stacks transitioned over to the final table where Loyalray13 fought his way to victory from the bottom.

But back before the final table, when things were just getting underway, blinds started at 50/100. Then, after six levels of play, they reset back to 15/30 and created monster stacks and deep play.

The prospect of deep play also sparked several re-buys and created a massive prize pool. The $60K guarantee was shattered as 10,322 players bought in, then re-bought 19,272 times and purchased 5,669 add-ons.

This created a $141,052.00 prize pool, $12,200 of which went to our champion, Loyalray13. Hailing from Canada, Loyalray13 found himself at the short end of a four-handed deal but then came back to claim victory.

It all went down on the final piece of virtual felt.

The final table

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Seat 1: gayuflo - 5,257,640
Seat 2: Loyalray13 - 38,027,833
Seat 3: KorW1n22 - 12,224,188
Seat 4: jack130502 - 4,383,853
Seat 5: MrDonkytoyou - 23,164,332
Seat 6: pAYtAXiSnICE - 34,069,154

It was a quick first elimination.

On the third hand of play, KorW1n22 raised to 800,000 from the cutoff and jack130502 moved all-in for 3.63 million.

Action folded back to the initial aggressor, who called.

jack130502 showed A♦5♦ and was dominated by KorW1n22's A♠Q♦. jack130502 was in need of some help, but the Q♥[10d]Q♠ crushed those hopes. Then a 6♠ came on the turn and a 6♣ fell on the river to give KorW1n22 a full house.

KorW1n22 was up to 16.41 million while jack130502 finished 6th for $1,977.54.

Flip and a deal

gayuflo was the other short stack at the final table and he didn't last long. Blinds crept up to 250K/500K and gayuflo had less than 5 million.

gayuflo was on the small blind and moved all-in for 4.66 million. Loyalray13 was the only player left to act and called from the big blind.

The short stack was flipping for his tournament life after he turned over 4♠4♦ to Loyalray13's Q♦J♣. The 8♦9♦9♠[10h]7♠ board gave Loyalray13 a straight and eliminated gayuflo in 5th place, a finish worth $2,821.04.

Play went on for a few more hands and then the final four players decided to cut a deal.

At the time of the deal, counts were:

Loyalray13 - 24,155,473
KorW1n22 - 23,148,041
MrDonkytoyou - 17,564,332
pAYtAXiSnICE - 52,259,154

Players asked for numbers based on chip chop and ICM. After calculating the numbers in the PokerStars UltraDeal Computer 10000, the payouts were:

HostJoshuaC (Administrator): ok players. The chip chop figures are as follows:
HostJoshuaC (Administrator): pAYtAXiSnICE:$17,381.86
HostJoshuaC (Administrator): Loyalray13:$11,068.50
HostJoshuaC (Administrator): KorW1n22:$10,842.18
HostJoshuaC (Administrator): MrDonkytoyou:$9,587.83
HostJoshuaC (Administrator): Left To Play for place 1: $1,200.00

HostJoshuaC (Administrator): sure. I will now provide the ICM figures
HostJoshuaC (Administrator): They are as follows:
HostJoshuaC (Administrator): pAYtAXiSnICE:$15,047.36
HostJoshuaC (Administrator): Loyalray13:$11,780.89
HostJoshuaC (Administrator): KorW1n22:$11,600.09
HostJoshuaC (Administrator): MrDonkytoyou:$10,452.03
HostJoshuaC (Administrator): Left To Play for place 1: $1,200.00

Loyalray13, KorW1n22 and MrDonkytoyou agreed on the ICM figures, but pAYtAXiSnICE wanted at least $16,000.

MrDonkytoyou refused to give up any cash and suggested an alternative:

MrDonkytoyou: loyal 11.3, korwin 11.1
MrDonkytoyou: play For rest
KorW1n22: vice versa
MrDonkytoyou: you guys wanna do that?

Then KorW1n22 offered another alternative:

KorW1n22: 11.5 me 11 loyal
KorW1n22: for 16k paytax
KorW1n22: and play

The host plugged in the numbers and offered the following payouts:

HostJoshuaC (Administrator): pAYtAXiSnICE:$16,000.00
HostJoshuaC (Administrator): KorW1n22:$11,500.00
HostJoshuaC (Administrator): Loyalray13:$11,000.00
HostJoshuaC (Administrator): MrDonkytoyou:$10,300.00
HostJoshuaC (Administrator): Left To Play for place 1: $1,280.37

Loyalray13 and MrDonktoyou weren't fully satisfied with the deal, but only one of them got a bit more:

KorW1n22: nice
Loyalray13: k what i want a lil more now
Loyalray13: like that bull
KorW1n22: pfff
KorW1n22: u make Final tables alot?
Loyalray13: yesss
Loyalray13: all the time
Loyalray13: jk
KorW1n22: u could win 1.2k 1st)
Loyalray13: lol
Loyalray13: but i split that 500 be fair
MrDonkytoyou: i want 10.38
KorW1n22: omg... guys
MrDonkytoyou: take it oFF the 1200

And Loyalray13 finally consented:

Loyalray13: lol
Loyalray13: i just want my money
KorW1n22: ok
Loyalray13: keep that 500
KorW1n22: dea
MrDonkytoyou: k
Loyalray13: deal
Loyalray13: deal
Loyalray13: deal
Loyalray13: deal

But this still left MrDonkytoyou. There was $1,280.37 left for the champion but that number only needed to be $1,200. MrDonkytoyou said he wouldn't accept until he got the extra $80.37.

Players finally agreed to give MrDonkytoyou the $80.37 and they struck a deal. The final numbers were:

pAYtAXiSnICE:$16,000.00
KorW1n22:$11,500.00
Loyalray13:$11,000.00
MrDonkytoyou:$10,380.37

This also left $1,200.00 to the eventual champion.

Plummeting

pAYtAXiSnICE was guaranteed the biggest payout of the tournament and then finished 4th.

First, pAYtAXiSnICE doubled up MrDonktoyou. pAYtAXiSnICE raised to 1.2 million from under-the-gun and MrDonkytoyou re-raised to 3 million from the big blind. pAYtAXiSnICE moved all-in and MrDonkytoyou called.

MrDonkytoyou showed A♦J♥ and was ahead of pAYtAXiSnICE's K♥4♣.

The board came 8♣6♠2♦2♣7♣ and MrDonkytoyou doubled up to 35.27 million while pAYtAXiSnICE fell to 35.59 million.

Then pAYtAXiSnICE is nice doubled up KorW1n22's pocket kings with A♦J♦. The board brought all low cards and KorW1n22's pocket kings doubled him up to 47.20 million while pAYtAXiSnICE fell to 14.52 million.

pAYtAXiSnICE then had one more all-in.

MrDonkytoyou raised to 1.6 million and pAYtAXiSnICE move all-in for 15.75 million. MrDonkytoyou called and had pAYtAXiSnICE's A♥2♥ dominated with A♦Q♣.

The board ran 6♦9♠3♠Q♦Q♥ and MrDonkytoyou took the lead with 53.79 million while pAYtAXiSnICE finished 4th and took home $16,000.

Rising up

Loyalray13 started three-handed play with just 12.81 million while both his opponents had more than 50 million. But, once again, the chip leader would fall first.

First, Loyalray13 doubled up with A♥7♦ to MrDonkytoyou's [10c][10h]. An A♠ came on the flop and LoyalRay13 was up to 31.13 million while MrDonkytoyou dipped to 38.68 million.

Then Loyalray13 doubled up through MrDonkytoyou again. This time Loyalray13 was dominating MrDonkytoyou's A♠7♠ with A♦Q♦.

MrDonkytoyou got a flush draw on the 5♥6♠[10s] flop, but a [10c] and a 4♣ completed the board and Loyalray13 doubled up to 64.36 million while MrDonkytoyou was left with just 8.45 million.

Then Loyalray13 finished MrDonkytoyou off.

MrDonkytoyou moved all-in for 9.75 million from the small blind with A♥3♠ and Loyalray13 called from the big blind with J♣J♦.

The board bricked for MrDonkytoyou and the Dutch player won $10,380.37 for finishing 3rd.

Heads up

Loyalray13 - 73,405,918
KorW1n22 - 43,721,082

Loyalray13 was on a streak and KorW1n22 didn't stand a chance.

After giving a few small pots to Loyalray13, KorW1n22 made the final move of the tournament:

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KorW1n22 finished 2nd for $11,500 while Loyalray13 became the champion of Event #88 and took home $12,200.

MicroMillions-88: $4.40+R NL Hold'em [6-Max, Action Hour]
Entrants: 10,322 (19,272 re-buys, 5,669 add-ons)
Prize pool: $141,052.00
Places paid: 1,350

1. Loyalray13 (Canada) *12,200.00
2. KorW1n22 (Ukraine) *11,500.00
3. MrDonkytoyou (Netherlands) *10,380.37
4. pAYtAXiSnICE (Sweden) *16,000.00
5. gayuflo (United Kingdom) $2,821.04
6. jack13052 (United Kingdom) $1,977.54

*Denotes a four-way deal.

The MicroMillions are coming to a close today but you can still get in on the action. Check out the MicroMillions homepage for a schedule of the remaining events and qualifiers to each one.

Alexander Villegas is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.

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