MicroMillions: Agent Bear limits damage in Event #87 ($3.30 Limit Hold'em 6-Max Turbo)
It takes a special breed of poker player to enjoy Limit Hold'em and more than 5,000 of them signed up for MicroMillions Event #87 Limit Hold'em 6-Max turbo. While the no limit version is the darling of most players, there are still some out there who possess the skills to win this math heavy variant.
5,522 players put up the $3.30 to buy-in to the fast moving, big betting, min-raising MicroMillions event. They created a $16,566 prizepool where 720 would make the money and the winner would take home $2,529.79.
The large turn and river bets, combined with a fast turbo structure, pushed most of those players out the door and the final table was set after just four hours. Even the final table was quicker than usual as two players were eliminated at separate tables before hand-for-hand action could even kick in.
Deep Pit was eliminated quickly on the first table and the event paused to wait out the other table while Mehanik445 was tanking for the last of the stack. There was an eventual call and high-card Ten was no good against a set of fives. Both were eliminated, with Mehanik445's big stack earning 6th place money, and the official final table was underway.
Final Table Chip Counts:
Seat 1: Lechi1984 (7,087,627 in chips)
Seat 2: Open
Seat 3: yonutz19 (4,364,659 in chips)
Seat 4: kolyan280 (8,937,858 in chips)
Seat 5: Agent Bear (4,073,630 in chips)
Seat 6: Lilita88 (3,146,226 in chips)
Lechi1984 blinded down, eliminated in 5th
The high cost of big bet poker caught up to Lechi1984 in a hurry at the final table. A few folds through the blinds and Lechi1984 was finally all-in for less than the big blind. kolyan280 called in the big blind with the better hand.
Lechi1984 was behind early but caught the Q♦9♣2♠ flop to storm ahead for the possible double-up, but it came crashing down on the T♦ turn. Lechi1984 was looking for an eight, nine, or king on the river but it instead came Q♦ and Lechi1984 was sent packing in 5th place for $469.64.
kolyan280 loses big pot, eliminated in 4th
kolyan280 was the next player to be forced to make a move with the limits chasing them down. Agent Bear took a 8,000,000 pot from kolyan280 a few hands earlier before being forced all-in from the big blind.
yonutz19 was tasked with attempting the knockout from the small blind with A♥2♣ and was behind kolyan280's A♣4♠.
That was a short lived issue when yonutz19 got lucky on the A♠5♥2♥ flop. kolyan280 was alive to hit a four for bigger two pair or a three for a wheel. The T♥ turn and 9♦ provided neither and former chipleader kolyan280 was the next out of the tournament in 4th place for $768.88.
Lilita88 gets the chips in ahead, eliminated in 3rd
Lilita88 avoided most of the big hands at the final table and found a spot for a great shot at a double-up, starting with a raise from the small blind.
yonutz19 called in the big blind to see the 7♣5♣K♠ flop. Lilita88 stayed agressive and fired out a bet, yonutz19 raised, enough to put Lilita88 all-in with the call.
Lilita88 was ahead with 8♠8♦ and yonutz19 needed a ten or a five to improve for the knockout. The 5♠ turn provided one of them and the T♣ was overkill to get the win. Lilita88 was ahead when the chips went in the middle, but was sent to the rail in 3rd place for $1,283.86
Agent Bear comes from behind to win MicroMillions Event #87
Agent Bear began the final table with the second shortest stack but hung around picking up pots when necessary. The heads-up battle with yonutz19 was virtually even with neither having more than 12 big bets. A tough go in Limit Hold'em.
yonutz19 - 14,132,596
Agent Bear - 13,477,404
yonutz19 had the small chiplead at the start but it only took five hands for the first major swing. yonutz19 raised from the button and Agent Bear called before the 7♥J♦7♦ flop.
Agent Bear check-called a bet from yonutz19 and the 5♦ hit the turn. This time Agent Bear check-raised a big bet from yonutz19 before another raise and Agent Bear put in the fourth and final bet.
Agent Bear led out after the A♣ river and yonutz19 called then mucked when Agent Bear showed 7♣J♠ for the flopped full house and a 15,600,000 pot.
yonutz19 hung in there with several small double-ups but was unlucky in the end. Agent Bear called a raise in the big blind and the flop came Q♦9♥8♣. yonutz19 was then check-raised all-in and called when ahead.
Agent Bear: J♥7♥
Agent Bear had a boatload of outs and popped one right on the J♠ turn and it was over after the K♣ river. yonutz19 battled tough but was the runner-up in 2nd place for $1,780.84. Agent Bear took the hand and the title for $2,529.79.
MicroMillions 5 Event #87: $3.30 Limit Hold'em (6-Max, Turbo):
$16,566 prize pool
720 places paid
1. Agent Bear (United Kingdom) $2,529.79
2. yonutz19 (Romania) $1,780.84
3. Lilita88 (Bulgaria) $1,283.86
4. kolyan280 (Russia) $786.88
5. Lechi1984 (Austria) $469.64
6. Mehanik445 (Ukraine) $248.49