MicroMillions 4: svetlyiy1980 scores in Event #69 ($3.30 Triple Stud)
The MicroMillions has something for everyone and today, stud enthusiasts had their chance to shine. 4,164 of them came out for Event #69, a $3.30 buy-in Triple Stud tournament featuring a three-game rotation of limit Razz, Stud, and Stud Hi/Lo. The prize pool topped out at $12,492 and 560 players earned a share of it, with first place set to earn $2,025.60. Team Online's Tyler "frosty012" Frost was the lone Red Spade in the field and he busted out short of the money.
With nine players remaining, the betting limits were up to 160,000/320,000 and the game was Razz. With the 2♣ up, madcollibri completed to 160,000 on third street and snotenus21 called all-in for 144,668 showing the 8♦.
madcollibri (A♦8♣) 2♣8♥6♥3♣ (2♥)
snotneu21 (5♦6♦) 8♦T♠2♠5♠ (J♥)
Madcollibri made an 8-6-3-2-A low on sixth street, while snotneus21 could only manage a T-8 low. The final table was set as snotneus21 hit the rail in ninth place.
Final table chip counts
Seat 1: Lolu777 (2,854,173 in chips)
Seat 2: OFI-SNAKES (4,440,340 in chips)
Seat 3: svetlyiy1980 (2,944,166 in chips)
Seat 4: fae5597 (2,808,837 in chips)
Seat 5: mitras01 (5,022,699 in chips)
Seat 6: Szadus (823,155 in chips)
Seat 7: madcollibri (971,008 in chips)
Seat 8: fop690 (955,622 in chips)
Mitras01 missteps, then takes out two
Mitras01 arrived at the final table with the chip lead, but quickly ran into trouble. The game switched to Stud Hi/Lo and after mitras01 brought it in for 60,000, fop690 called and they went heads-up to fourth street. Mitras01 check-called a bet, then check-raised on fifth street to set fop690 all-in. Fop690 called off his remaining 183,622, turning up a 6 -5 low and a gutshot straight flush draw. Mitras01 had four to a 6-5 low and ace-king high. While flop690 made a flush on sixth street to go with his low, mitras01 bricked, ending the hand with only a pair of sixes and no low.
mitras01 (5♥6♥) 2♠A♣K♦7♦ (6♠)
fop690 (5♦2♦) 6♦3♦A♠8♦ (K♣)
Fop690 scooped the 2 million-chip pot, and didn't wait another hand to get involved with mitras01 again. This time fop690 led out on fourth, fifth, and sixth streets before checking back on the river. Mitras01 rivered two pair tens and nines, but fop690 had the winner, making kings up on fifth street to rake in another 3 million.
Mitras01 fell to 1.1 million in chips, but nearly doubled up when he eliminated madcollibri. The game now stud high, the last of madcollibri's chips went in on fourth street with a pair of queens. Mitras01 had two overcards and rivered a king to end madcollibri's run in eighth place.
mitras01 (3♥A♦) 2♦K♦2♠4♥ (K♣)
madcollibri (6♦Q♦) Q♥5♠K♥4♦ (T♠)
Next to fall was Lolu777, who completed on third street and put the rest of his chips in on fourth against mitras01. Although mitras01 started off with buried tens vs. Lolu777's buried queens, he improved to tens and fives on the river to send Lolu777 home in seventh place.
OFI-SNAKES slithers off in sixth
One of the larger stacks to start the final table, OFI-SNAKES lost most of his chips to svetlyiy1980 in a Razz hand. OFI-SNAKES completed on third street, then checked behind on fourth when both players bricked. OFI-SNAKES called svetlyiy1980's bets on fifth, sixth, and seventh streets, but couldn't beat his 9-8 low.
OFI-SNAKES (X-X) A♣K♠8♥Q♣ (X)
svetlyiy1980 (9♣5♠) 4♣Q♥2♦K♦ (8♠)
Down to less than a million in chips, OFI-SNAKES put the last of his stack in on fifth street vs. fae5597.
OFI-SNAKES (3♠A♠) Q♠5♥J♦4♥ (3♣)
fae5597 (2♠7♣) 6♣6♥5♦8♦ (5♣)
Although OFI-SNAKES made four to a wheel on sixth, he ended the hand with only a J-5 low. Fae5597 made a 8-7 low and sent OFI-SNAKES to the rail in sixth place.
Svetlyiy1980 sacks mitras01
Fae5597 got a much-needed boost from eliminating OFI-SNAKES and boosted his chip count further by taking a Razz pot off mitras01. Mitras01 swung up and down a bit before committing his last 1.5 million on third street vs. svetlyiy1980 in a stud high pot.
mitras01 (A♣4♣) 4♥8♠T♠9♥ (Q♣)
svetlyiy1980 (Q♥2♦) A♥J♥A♦K♠ (K♣)
Svetlyiy1980 made a pair of aces on fifth and hit running kings on sixth and seventh to make two pair. Mitras01 didn't improve from the split fours he started with and went out in fifth place.
The betting limits up to a staggering 600,000/1,200,000, the final four agreed to pause the action and discuss a potential deal. Here's a look at how they stacked up at the time:
svetlyiy1980 - 7,622,532
fop690 - 7,316,092
Szadus - 3,116,362
fae5597 - 2,765,014
Fae5597 requested ICM numbers, but fop690 made it clear he would only agree to a chip count chop. Both sets of figures were presented and the players ultimately agreed to the slightly steeper chip count chop payouts. With $100 still in play for the winner, cards went back in the air.
fae5597 falls in fourth, Szadus succumbs in third
Fae5597 picked up a little steam when he doubled through svetlyiy1980 in a Razz hand, his 7-6-5-4-A low beating out J-9-8-3-2. However, most of those chips ended up with Szadus, who doubled through fae5597 a short time later, his 8-6 low besting a T-9. Down to 2 million, fae5597 raised on third street, called a bet on fourth, and put the last of his chips in on fifth against Szadus. Fae5597 had the lead with a ten-low, but Szadus made a 9-7 on sixth street and eliminated fae5597 in fourth ($1,117.73).
fae5597 (3♣8♠) A♣T♦3♠Q♠ (3♥)
Szadus (4♥7♥) 9♦6♥K♣A♥ (7♠)
As three-handed play commenced, the chip counts were relatively even. Fop690 held 7.7 million, Szadus was right behind him with 7.5 million and svetlyiy1980 was the short stack with 5.6 million. Svetlyiy1980 didn't stay there for long, though, scooping this Stud Hi/Lo pot to double through Szadus:
Szadus was left on only 1.47 million after the hand and although he doubled through fop690 to get back over 3 million, he couldn't make it two in a row. The game still Stud Hi/Lo, Szadus committed the last of his chips on fifth street with queen high. Svetlyiy1980 called with a pair of fives.
Szadus (4♠6♠) 8♥J♦Q♠2♦ (T♣)
svetlyiy1980 (8♠5♠) 5♥T♥9♠4♥ (9♦)
Szadus had plenty of outs but missed them all. Svetlyiy1980 rivered two pair, nines and fives and Szadus hit the rail in third place, his share of the deal totaling $1,148.64.
Heads-up chip counts
Seat 3: svetlyiy1980 (11,495,632 in chips)
Seat 8: fop690 (9,324,368 in chips)
Svetlyiy1980 had a strong start heads-up, scooping an 11.5 million pot on the second hand with a pair of sevens and a 7-5 low. However, fop690 quickly caught up, winning four hands in a row including this 15 million monster:
Svetlyiy1980, however, wasn't going to give up easily. Still playing Stud Hi/Lo, fop690 capped the betting on fourth street and bet all-in on fifth. Fop690 called, but couldn't beat svetlyiy1980's eights full. With neither player making a low, fop690 scooped the 12 million pot.
svetlyiy1980 (8♣8♥) 5♣A♥A♦K♦ (8♦)
fop690 (6♠K♣) 9♣K♠T♦7♦ (4♦)
Fop 690 was crippled to less than a million in chips. Although he doubled to 2.07 million on the next hand when he made aces up against svetlyiy1980's tens and threes, he couldn't keep the momentum going. The last of fop690's chips went in on third street on the next deal, but he only improved to a pair of sixes, while svetlyiy1980 made aces and kings to lock up the win.
Congratulations to svetlyiy1980 on winning a MicroMillions title. He picked up $1,645.13 thanks to the four-way deal, while runner-up fop690 earned $1,518.17.
PokerStars MicroMillions 4 Event #69 ($3.30 Triple Stud) results
Places paid: 560
1. svetlyiy1980 (Russia) $1,645.13*
2. fop690 (Poland) $1,518.17*
3. Szadus (Poland) $1,148.64*
4. fae5597 (Ukraine) $1,117.73*
5. mitras01 (Lithuania) $624.60
6. OFI-SNAKES (Greece) $374.76
7. Lolu777 (Russia) $168.64
8. madcollibri (Austria) $99.93
*= reflects the results of a four-way deal that left $100 in play for the winner
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Kristin Bihr is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.