MicroMillions 7: zloy_klown laughing all the way to bank with Ante Up victory in Event #51 [$2.20+R NL, 2x-Turbo]
No clowning around at the final table for Ukraine's zloy_klown. With four remaining at the final table, zloy_klown was the short stack and being mercilessly hunted down by three other players. However, the lack of chips did not deter the Ukrainian. zloy_klown survived numerous assassination attempts on his stack, and managed to stay alive. zloy_klown chipped up and figured out a way to knock out the final two players en route to a miraculous come-from-behind win in one of the Ante Up events in MicoMillions 7.
Ante Up. The blinds stay the same, but the escalation of antes puts a unique twist on the run-of-the-mill NL hold'em tournament, especially with this particular turbo-based format with antes increasing up every five minutes.
MicroMillions 7 Event #51 $2.20+R NL Hold'em [Ante Up, 2x-Turbo] attracted 12,232 runners, who contributed an additional 31,751 rebuys and 6,464 add-ons. They boosted the prize pool to $100,894.00, which smashed the 50K guarantee by doubling it. The top 1,530 places paid out with $14,042.07 set aside to the eventual champion.
PokerStars Team Online Tyler "fronst012" Frost was the only notable who cashed. Frost went deep with a 115th place finish. Frost got it all-in with top pair and T♣6♥ against Heidi253's bottom two and 5♠4♥. Frost picked up an open-ended straight draw on the turn but whiffed on the river.
With ten to go, action went hand-for-hand. Short-stacked kosovo440 was all-in with A♠T♣ and hoping to triple up against two players against teckidtq's A♥9♠ and Ivo jugador's T♥9♦. However, the board finished up 8♣6♥5♥T♠7♠ and both opponents chopped the pot with a ten-high straight. Alas, Belguim's kosovo440 was knocked out and bubbled off the final table in tenth place.
MicroMillions Event #51 - Final Table Chip Counts:
Seat 1: bastet2004 (9,282,110)
Seat 2: micm68 (24,828,510)
Seat 3: Hector_AA777 (15,282,796)
Seat 4: batatttack (30,623,714)
Seat 5: S1monas (6,907,923)
Seat 6: ErvinBurrell (6,472,465)
Seat 7: zloy_klown (29,997,278)
Seat 8: teckidtq (15,738,046)
Seat 9: Ivo jugador (13,473,158)
The final table commenced during Level 60. Blinds were the standard 5/5 but antes were 600K. The U.K.'s batatttack held the lead with 30.6M, while ErvinBurrell sat on the short stack with 6.4M.
ErvinBurrell eliminated in 9th place
teckidtq min-raised to 10, Ivo jugador shoved for 10,141,938, ErvinBurrell called all-in for 1,272,450, and teckidtq folded. Heads-up. ErvinBurrell was in deep trouble with 4♠3♠ against Ivo jugador's Q♦Q♥. The board ran out K♦8♦7♦J♦2♣. Ivo jugado turned a four-flush and won the pot. Sweden's ErvinBurrell became the first player eliminated at the final table. Ninth place paid out $635.63.
teckidtq eliminated in 8th place
zloy_klown raised to 1,830,220, teckidtq shoved for 6,793,923 with K♠J♠, and zloy_klown called with A♠4♠. The board ran out 7♦5♣4♣Q♦5♠. zloy_klown hit the flop with a pair of fours and won the pot with two pair -- fives and fours. Alas, teckidtq failed to improve and was busto. Canada's teckidtq earned $1,008.94 for eighth place.
bastet2004 eliminated in 7th place
bastet2004 open-shoved for 5,504,411 and batatttack called. bastet2004 was in trouble with Q♥7♥ versus batatttack's A♠Q♣. The board ran out 9♣4♦2♠A♣A♥. batatttack dragged the pot with trip Aces. Germany's bastet2004 was knocked out in seventh place, which paid out $2,017.88.
With six to go, Ivo jugador sat atop of the big stack with 47.2M and micm68 brought up the rear with 9.4M.
S1monas eliminated in 6th place
Hector_AA777 limped for 5, batatttack limped, S1monas moved all-in for 4,823,856, zloy_klown called, and everyone else folded. Heads up, and zloy_klown led with A♠Q♦ versus S1monas' Q♠6♣. The board finished up K♠9♠9♣J♥T♦. Both players improved to a straight, but zloy_klown rivered a Broadway straight to win the pot against S1monas's King-high straight. S1monas hit the virtual rail in sixth place, which paid out $3,026.82.
batatttack eliminated in 5th place
Ivo jugador limped for 5, micm68 raised to 6,250,025, Hector_AA777 shoved for 43,552,787, batatttack called all-in for 2,499,892, and everyone else got out of the way. Heads up. batatttack made a final stand with K♠Q♠, but ran into Hector_AA777's A♣K♣. The board ran out K♦T♦7♣4♣6♣. Both players flopped a pair of Kings, but Hector_AA777 caught running clubs to win the pot with an Ace-high flush. The U.K.'s batatttack was knocked out in fifth place, which paid out $4,035.76.
With four to go, Hector_AA777 held the lead with 56.5M, while zloy_klown was the shorty with 22M.
Ivo jugador eliminated in 4th place
zloy_klown limped for 5, Ivo jugador bombed it all-in for 14,543,129, micm68 called, and everyone else bailed. Two players. Ivo jugador was ahead with A♣9♣ against micm68's Q♠J♥. The board ran out K♥8♣7♥J♠6♠. micm68 turned a pair of Jacks and won the pot. Ivo jugador failed to improve and hit the road. Ivo jugador earned $5,044.70 for fourth place.
With three remaining, Hector_AA777 was out in front with 59.8M, micm68 not far behind with 53.3M, and zloy_klown trailed with 39.5M.
Hector_AA777 eliminated in 3rd place
Action did not last three-handed very long before micm68 limped, Hector_AA777 shoved for 13,230,747 with K♣7♣, zloy_klown called with Q♠J♥, and micm68 folded. Heads up. The board ran out A♣T♥4♦K♦A♠ and zloy_klown turned a Broadway straight. Hector_AA777 was knocked out in third place, which paid out $7,062.58.
HEADS-UP: zloy_klown (Ukraine) vs. micm68 (Russia)
Seat 2: micm68 (58,087,600)
Seat 7: zloy_klown (94,518,400)
With two remaining, zloy_klown was ahead with a sizable lead.
micm68 eliminated in 2nd place; zloy_klown wins MicroMillions Event #51!
Heads up lasted 17 hands. On the ninth hand, micm68 seized the lead after winning a pot (without showdown) worth 108M. However, that was as far as micm68 would get before zloy_klown launched a successful counterattack and won five out of the next seven pots. zloy_klow re-gained the lead after doubling up in a fortuitous 81M pot with 5♣2♣ against micm68's J♦2♠. Both players flopped two pair, but zloy_klow rivered a boat to win the pot, avoid elimination, and surge back into the lead. It would be all over one hand later.
On the final hand... zloy_klown checked, micm68 raised to 5,000,015, and zloy_klown called. The flop was J♦T♥5♥ and both players checked. The 8♥ fell on the turn and both players checked. The 7♣ spiked on the river and fireworks ensued. micm68 fired out 7,500,015, zloy_klown bumped it up to 15,000,030, micm68 shoved all-in for 64,069,505, and zloy_klown called.
Both players held a straight, but micm68's eight-high straight was inferior compared to zloy_klown's Jack-high straight, which he had turned. micm68 was knocked out in second place, and zloy_klown won the pot (and the tournament). For a runner-up performance, micm68 collected $10,089.40.
Congrats to Ukraine's zloy_klown for becoming the newest MicroMillions 7 champion and earning a first-place prize worth $14,042.07.
View the final table in the replayer:
MicroMillions-051: $2.20+R NL Hold'em [Ante Up, 2x-Turbo]
Entrants: 12,232 (31,751 rebuys, 6,464 add-ons)
Prize Pool: $100,894.00
Places Paid: 1,530
1. zloy_klown (Ukraine) $14,042.07
2. micm68 (Russia) $10,089.40
3. Hector_AA777 (Greece) $7,062.58
4. Ivo jugador (Mexico) $5,044.70
5. batatttack (United Kingdom) $5,044.70
6. S1monas (Lithuania) $3,026.82
7. bastet2004 (Germany) $2,017.88
8. teckidtq (Canada) $1,008.94
9. ErvinBurrell (Sweden) $635.63
Visit the MicroMillions 7 homepage to view the remaining schedule of events and find out who is in the lead for Player of the Series.
Pauly McGuire is an author and freelance contributor to PokerStars Blog.