MicroMillions 8: nana9dmnd binks Event #69 ($3.30 NL Single Draw 2-7)
Old School. It's a term that gets thrown around a lot more than it should, but when it comes to Single Draw Deuce to Seven, I can't think of more of an "Old School" game. It's really a throwback to the earliest days of tournament poker in Las Vegas, when low-ball games were hip and you could easily identify the sharks because they were the hustlers wearing cowboy hats.
Yet, fifty years later, Single Draw 2-7 has spread to the farthest corners of the world to become an international game. Want proof? Six different countries were represented at the final table of MircoMillions 8 Event #69. When the proverbial dust settled, Russia's nana9dmnd emerged from the ruble as the newest MicroMillions 8 champion.
MicroMillions 8 Event #69 $3.30 NL Single Draw 2-7 attracted 3,609 runners. The prize pool was $10,827.00, or more than double the initial guarantee. The top 462 places paid out with $1,247.00 set aside to the eventual champion.
MicroMillions-069 - Final Table Chip Counts:
Seat 1: lacivorinka (2,666,438)
Seat 2: nana9dmnd (5,349,396)
Seat 3: 24magus24 (1,801,530)
Seat 4: fishing966 (1,703,711)
Seat 5: HappyBrrro) (306,561)
Seat 6: Kashmir_uzi (3,167,996)
Seat 7: 2_TheRetard (3,049,368)
The final table commenced during Level 41 with blinds at 60K/120K and a 30K ante. Russia's nana9dmnd began the final table as the overall leader with 5.3M, while HappyBrrro) was the shorty with 306K.
24magus24 eliminated in 7th place
On the first hand of the final table, we saw a bustout. Big-stacked nana9dmnd raised to 300,000, 24magus24 shoved for 1,741,530, and nana9dmnd called. nana9dmnd discarded a single card, while 24magus24 stood pat. At showdown...
nana9dmnd won with a 10-8-7-6-4 low versus 24magus24's J-10-8-7-2 low. 24magus24 became the first player to exit the final table. Ninth place paid out $148.32.
HappyBrrro) eliminated in 6th place
Short-stacked HappyBrrro) was all-in for 68,122, 2_TheRetard raised to 284,240, nana9dmnd and fishing966 both called. Four-handed. Each player discarded a single card. nana9dmnd checked, fishing966 fired out 280,000, 2_TheRetard called, but nana9dmnd folded. At showdown, both 2_TheRetard and HappyBrrro) mucked their losing hands. fishing966 tabled 7♥3♦4♠2♣5♠ for the nuts and 7-5-4-3-2 low. fishing966 won both the side pot and the main pot. For sixth place, HappyBrrro) took home $200.29.
With five remaining, nana9dmnd was out in front with 8.5M and Kashmir_uzi brought up the rear with 1.5M.
lacivorinka eliminated in 5th place
After getting crippled in a previous hand, lacivorinka bombed it all-in for 253,442 and big-stacked nana9dmnd called. lacivorinka discarded two cards, while nana9dmnd discarded one. At showdown...
lacivorinka had a pair of nines, while nana9dmnd dragged the pot with a J-9-6-5-2 low. For fifth place, lacivorinka earned $265.26.
With four remaining, nana9dmnd held approximately 50% of the chips in play with 8.8M, while fishing966 was the shorty with 2.8M.
2_TheRetard eliminated in 4th place
Kashmir_uzi min-raised to 320,000, 2_TheRetard bombed it all-in for 1,329,596, and Kashmir_uzi called. Kashmir_uzi discarded a single card, but 2_TheRetard stood pat. At showdown...
Kashmir_uzi won the pot with a 10-9-5-3-2 low versus 2_TheRetard's J-8-7-5-2 low. 2_TheRetard was knocked out in fourth place, which paid out $378.40.
With three to go, Kashmir_uzi seized the lead with 7.7M, nana9dmnd slipped to second with 5.5M, and fishing966 as last with 4.7M.
fishing966 eliminated in 3rd place
Three-handed went on for a couple of levels before someone finally busted. fishing966 min-raised to 500,000, Kashmir_uzi bumped it up to 1,129,375, fishing966 four-bet shoved for 2,194,573, and Kashmir_uzi called. Both fishing966 and Kashmir_uzi stood pat.
Kashmir_uzi won the pot with an 8-7-4-3-2 low versus fishing966 10-9-8-3-2. Germany's fishing966 busted in third place, which paid out $601.87.
HEADS-UP: nana9dmnd (Russia) vs. Kashmir_uzi (United Kingdom)
Seat 2: nana9dmnd (9,107,987)
Seat 6: Kashmir_uzi (8,937,013)
Nearly even in chips with two to go. nana9dmnd opened up a lead as the two traded blows back and forth for a couple of levels.
Kashmir_uzi eliminated in 2nd place; nana9dmnd wins MicroMillions Event #69!
Going into the final hand, nana9dmnd was ahead by a sizable lead 11.1M to 6.8M.
Kashmir_uzi min-raised to 600,000, nana9dmnd made it 1.5M to go, and Kashmir_uzi smooth called. nana9dmnd stood pat, while Kashmir_uzi discarded one. nana9dmnd fired out 1,575,000, Kashmir_uzi shoved all-in for 5,284,052, and nana9dmnd called. At showdown...
Kashmir_uzi lost with a K-8-7-4-2 low against nana9dmnd's 10-9-6-4-3 low. Kashmir_uzi was knocked out in second place, which paid out $879.69.
Congrats to Russia's nana9dmnd, who won Event #69 and a first-place payday worth $1,247.00.
MicroMillions-069: $3.30 NL Single Draw 2-7
Prize Pool: $10,827.00
Places Paid: 462
1. nana9dmnd (Russia) $1,247.00
2. Kashmir_uzi (United Kingdom) $879.69
3. fishing966 (Germany) $601.87
4. 2_TheRetard (Slovenia) $378.40
5. lacivorinka (Ukraine) $265.26
6. HappyBrrro) (Ukraine) $200.29
7. 24magus24 (Hungary) $148.32
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Pauly McGuire is an author and freelance contributor to PokerStars Blog.