MicroMillions 6: JTDStreet pairs SCOOP title with MicroMillions win in Event #96 ($3.30+R NL Courchevel Hi/Lo [6-Max, 3x-Chance])

JTDStreet first caught our eye last spring, when he won twelve straight heads-up PLO matches in SCOOP Event #13-L, defeating Team Pro Marcin Horecki in the final round to win the title. Tonight, he plowed through an even larger field in the MicroMillions 6, arriving at the final table with a substantial chip lead. JTDStreet picked his spots well and eliminated three of his five final table opponents, riding his big stack all the way to a MicroMillions title.

4,092 players came out to get their Courchevel on in Event #96. They made 12,396 rebuys and 1,772 add-ons for a total prize pol of $54,780. 540 places were paid with first place set to earn $8,356.29. Three Red Spades were in the mix: Adrienne "talonchick" Rosome, Martin Hruby, and Naoya "nkeyno" Kihara, but unfortunately none of them finished in the money.

Blinds were up to 450,000/900,000 with seven players remaining. Four of them were sitting on stacks less than 10 BB deep. Big stack GrayYaGun continued to keep the pressure on his opponents and moved all-in from the cutoff for 27.2 million with the 2♦ on board. Dr.ADZ124 called all-in for 1.6 million from the big blind.

Dr.ADZ124 2♣3♦4♠6♠9♥
GrabYaGun A♣4♥5♠9♣9♦

GrabYaGun added the nut low to his pair of nines on the 7♥6♦2♦ flop while Dr.ADZ124 picked up a pair of sixes and a straight draw. However, the turn and river fell the T♣ and the T♦, making GrabYaGun tens and nines over Dr.ADZ124's tens and sixes. GrabYaGun scooped the pot and Dr.ADZ124 hit the rail on the final table bubble.

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Final table chip counts

Seat 1: jomamoes (6,143,556 in chips)
Seat 2: Slan (4,835,167 in chips)
Seat 3: HABIBI 71 (10,516,006 in chips)
Seat 4: andrez19 (5,629,197 in chips)
Seat 5: GrabYaGun (30,559,171 in chips)
Seat 6: JTDStreet (44,940,903 in chips)

Slan succumbs in sixth place

Short-stack Slan committed the rest of his chips on the second hand of the final table. With the J♠ on board, GrabYaGun opened for a min-raise to 1.8 million, JTDStreet called on the button and Slan called from the big blind. Slan bet his last 2.85 million on the J♠T♣6♠ flop and both opponents called. GrabYaGun check-folded to JTDStreet's shove on the 4♣ turn.

Slan 8♣9♦T♠T♥J♣
JTDStreet A♥6♣J♥J♦Q♣

Slan showed a set of tens and a jack-high flush draw while JTDStreet had a set of jacks and a queen-high flush draw. The river completed both players' flushes, JTDStreet's the higher one. Neither player made a low and JTDStreet scooped the pot, ending Slan's run in sixth place ($942.21).

JTDStreet takes out HABIBI 71 in fifth place

Slan's elimination set of a flurry of double-ups for the remaining short stacks. Andrez19 doubled to 9.6 million when he made an ace-high flush against HABIBI 71's set of jacks. Jomamoes flopped a set of nines against GrabYaGun's pocket jacks to double to 13.2 million. Down to only 3 million HABIBI 71 got his turn when he hit a set of tens and a 7-6 low against JTDStreet's two pair. However, Andrez19 snagged those chips from HABIBI 71 when he made fours full and a 7-4 low when HABIBI 71's wheel draw failed to come in.

HABIBI71 sank to only 5 million in chips, but survived his next six all-ins by splitting the pot. With the J♠ showing, HABIBI 71 moved in for 4.12 million from under-the-gun and JTDStreet looked him up from the small blind.

HABIBI 71 2♣3♦4♥8♠T♠
JTDStreet 3♥4♠T♣Q♥Q♠

Both players flopped an open-ended straight draw, but JTDStreet turned two pair and rivered queens full of jacks to send HABIBI 71 home in fifth place ($1,643.40).

jomamoes eliminated in fourth place

Still hanging on with only four big blinds, jomamoes doubled through GrabYaGun, making a queen-high straight vs. GrabYaGun's queens up. Jomamoes moved up to 17.2 million but lost a huge chunk of his stack to andrez19, who rivered a ten-high straight and an 8-7 low to scoop. Back down to 8.5 million, jomamoes made a small blind shove with the 5♦ showing and andrez19 called.

jomamoes A♦6♥7♠J♥Q♥
andrez19 5♠5♥6♦9♥J♦

Andrez19 had already hit a set of fives and he improved to fives full of queens on the turn, the board running out 5♦9♣Q♦Q♠2♣. Jomamoes hit the rail in fourth place, earning $2,875.95 for his efforts.

GrabYaGun shoots down andrez19 in third place

The field down to three, JTDStreet held a comfortable chip lead with 58.8 million. Andrez19 was second with 31.5 million and GrabYaGun was the short stack with 12.3 million.

Holding 2♦3♠4♥5♣Q♥, GrabYaGun made a move and shoved from the button for 10.8 million with the 4♣ on board. Andrez19 called from the big blind and turned up A♥9♣T♣K♣K♠. GrabYaGun snapped off andrez19's kings on the 5♦4♣3♣ flop and turned a boat with the 4♠, good for a double-up to 23.3 million.

Andrez19 sank to 15 million, the blinds up to 1.05M/2.1M. With the K♠ on board, GrabYaGun moved in for 19.5 million on the button and andrez19 called all-in for 12.7 million from the big blind.

GrabYaGun A♠3♠5♣6♣K♦
andrez19 A♣5♠7♥J♠K♣

GrabYaGun's pair of kings improved to kings and sixes when the flop came K♠6♠3♦, but andrez19 picked up a flush draw. The T♥ turn was a blank for andrez19, as was the 9♦ river. GrabYaGun raked in the 31.4 million pot and andrez19 was eliminated in third place, earning $4,437.18.

Heads-up chip counts

Seat 5: GrabYaGun (36,057,256 in chips)
Seat 6: JTDStreet (66,566,744 in chips)

This heads-up match was decided in one hand. With the 9♥ on board, JTDStreet limped in on the button and GrabYaGun checked his option. The flop finished 9♥K♦5♥ and GrabYaGun checked to JTDStreet, who bet 2.1 million. GrabYaGun raised all-in for 33.7 million and JTDStreet called.

GrabYaGun 3♦8♦T♣J♣Q♣ (wrap draw)
JTDStreet 2♠5♠6♦T♥Q♥ (queen-high flush draw, straight draw, pair of fives)

The 8♣ paired up GrabYaGun, but JTDStreet hit the 2♥ on the river to make his flush and lock up the win.

Congratulations to JTDStreet on pairing his SCOOP watch with a MicroMillions title! He picked up $8,356.29 for the win while runner-up GrabYaGun scored $6,025.80.

MicroMillions-096: $3.30+R NL Courchevel Hi/Lo (6-Max, 3x-Turbo)
Entrants: 4,092 (12,396 rebuys, 1,772 add-ons)
Prize pool: $54,780
Places paid: 540

1. JTDStreet (Slovenia) $8,356.29
2. GrabYaGun (Hungary) $6,025.80
3. andrez19 (Chile) $4,437.18
4. jomamoes (Portugal) $2,875.95
5. HABIBI 71 (Germany) $1,643.40
6. Slan (United Kingdom) $942.21

Kristin Bihr is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.

Kristin Bihr
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