MicroMillions 8: sattla soars hi, scoops lo in Event #48 ($3.30 PL Omaha Hi/Lo)
Sometimes you have to get low to get high.
In event #48, you needed to both at the same time.
The $3.30 PL Omaha Hi/Lo event drew 5,109 players who created a prize pool of $15,327. A total of 675 players got paid but only 9 made it to the final table and just one took the grand prize of $2,407.37.
That player this event was sattla, who took down $2,407.37 and became our newest MicroMillions champion.
Aside from having to draw lo and hi, sattla faced an uphill battle after reaching the final table eighth in chips.
Things quickly went in sattla's favor though.
The final table
Seat 1: sattla - 1,695,949
Seat 2: Gezave - 2,474,048
Seat 3: For1k - 1,363,888
Seat 4: 1st.Miranka - 2,323,211
Seat 5: dongino1303 - 4,281,888
Seat 6: RichieRichZH - 3,568,352
Seat 7: Sternschnupp - 3,120,401
Seat 8: leokiller - 2,614,587
Seat 9: Dmendel - 4,102,676
The final table got its first elimination on the second hand.
With 80K/160K blinds, sattla raised to 450,000 from the hijack and For1k called from the button. The flop came 5♠3♥7♠ and sattla led out for 1.15 million. For1k called all-in for 508,888 with 6♥5♥3♦2♦ while sattla had A♠K♠Q♣3♣.
sattla scooped the pot with an ace-high flush and a 7-6-5-3-A lo.
For1k won $122.61 for the 9th place finish while sattla chipped up to 2.90 million.
sattla strikes again
A few hands later, sattla hit another flush and eliminated another player.
With 100K/200K blinds, sattla opened to 600,000 from the cutoff and 1st.Miranka moved all-in for 1.56 million from the small blind.
The big blind folded and sattla called.
The board came J♠4♠Q♥A♦Q♠ and sattla won the pot with another ace-high flush.
1st.Miranka earned $191.58 for finishing 8th while sattla's stack grew to 4.36 million.
First, Sternschnupp doubled up RichieRichZh.
RichieRichZH raised to 400,000 from the hijack and Sternschnupp called from the cutoff. Dmendel came along from the small blind and the flop fell 4♦8♦7♠. RichieRichZH bet 800,000 when checked to and only Sternschnupp called.
A [10d] came on the turn and RichieRichZH moved all-in for 1.59 million. Sternschnupp called with A♥J♠6♦5♥ while RichieRichZH had A♣J♦5♦3♠.
RichieRichZH scooped the pot with a flush and an 8-7-4-3-A. RichieRichZH was up to 6.18 million while Sternschnupp dipped to 2.95 million.
Then Sternschnupp lost it all the following hand.
Sternschnupp opened to 500,000 from the hijack and Dmendel called from the button. Gezave re-raised to 2.1 million from the big blind and Sternschnupp moved all-in for 2.95 million. Dmendel folded, Gezave called and there was another showdown.
The board came J♠[10d]8♠5♥K♦ and Gezave took the pot with a set of kings.
Sternschnupp got $344.85 for busting in 7th while Gezave went up to 7.25 million.
Both RichieRichZH and Sternschnupp were from Switzerland, but RichieRichZH had a better two hands than his countryman.
Two hands after Sternschnupp's elimination, Dmendel called from the hijack and Gezave did the same from the button. RichieRichZH checked from the big blind and the flop came 8♦[10h]4♠.
Dmendel bet 875,000 when checked to, Gezave folded and RichieRichZH raised to 3.5 million.
Dmendel called all-in and showed A♦[10d]Q♣[10s] to RichieRichZH's 9♣4♣7♥2♥.
Dmendel was in the lead with a set but the turn brought a 5♣ and the river was a 6♠. RichieRichZH hit a ten-high straight and a 7-6-5-4-2 lo to scoop the pot.
RichieRichZH was up to 9.53 million while Dmendel earned $498.12 for finishing 6th.
RichieRichZH raised to 750,000 from the small blind the following hand and leokiller moved all-in for 1.83 million.
RichieRichZH called and showed J♥[10d]9♠3♥ to leokiller's A♣Q♦[10s]4♠.
The board came 7♦9♦4♥K♦Q♠ and RichieRichZH hit another straight, nine-king. With no lo hand, leokiller was out in 5th and won $651.39.
RichieRichZH had a commanding chiplead with 11.37 million when play got four-handed but sattla evened things out a bit:
sattla then took the lead and brought the tournament down to three players.
Blinds were up to 150K/300K and dongino1303 raised to 1.05 million from the cutoff. sattla made it 1.8 million from the small blind and dongino1303 called all-in.
The board ran 6♣8♣9♥2♣6♠ and sattla took the pot with nines and sixes.
dongino1303 won $865.97 for the 4th place finish while sattla took the lead with 11.11 million.
sattla and Gezave then took a few large pots off of RichiRichZH and the Swiss player was down to just 2.5 million.
With 200K/400K blinds, sattla raised to 800,000 from the button and RichieRichZH called from the big blind.
There was a 4♦7♥Q♠ flop and RichieRichZH check-raised all-in for 2.04 million.
sattla called with A♣J♣8♣6♦ to RichieRichZH's 6♠5♠3♠2♥. The turn was a 4♥ and J♥ completed the board.
RichieRichZH played the board with fours while sattla had jacks and fours.
RichieRichZH won $1,264.47 for finishing 3rd while the tournament went heads-up.
It was a short match. sattla won a 1.6 million pot on the turn the first hand and won the tournament the next.
Gezave got $1,785.59 for the runner-up finish while sattla won the title of MicroMillions champion and $2,407.37.
MicroMillions-048: $3.30 PL Omaha Hi/Lo
Prize pool: $15,327.00
Places paid: 675
1. sattla (Sweden) $2,407.37
2. Gezave (Hungary) $1,785.59
3. RichieRichZH (Switzerland) $1,264.47
4. dongino1303 (Croatia) $865.97
5. leokiller (Switzerland) $651.39
6. Dmendel (Canada) $498.12
7. Sternschnupp (Switzerland) $344.85
8. 1st.Miranka (Ukraine) $191.58
9. For1k (Ukraine) $122.61
No more pots will be awarded in Event #48 but there are thousands more to win in the nearly 50 remaining MicroMillions events. Check out the MicroMillions Homepage for a list of the remaining events and satellites to each one.
Alexander Villegas is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.