MicroMillions 7: TomaszPB makes it four wins for Poland in Event #60 ($1+R NLHE 3x-Turbo)
Just last night, we remarked that when it comes to the MicroMillions 7, Poland is playing with the big dogs on the tournament leader board. Less than 24 hours ago, alchemikPL won Poland's third bracelet iand tonight, TomaszPB captured the fourth, topping a field of nearly 17,000 in a wild $1 turbo rebuy. Seizing the chip lead during five-handed play, TomaszPB survived the swings of steep blinds and stiff coolers, and came from behind in heads-up play vs. the U.K.'s Spartansneak to take down the title and a $10,464.53 score. With four victories in the MicroMillions 7, Poland is currently behind only Canada (5) and Russia (7) in events won.
Event #60's 16,973 players fired a total of 89,729 rebuys and 9,229 add-ons, resulting in a $105.497.21 prize pool. 2,250 places were paid with first place set to earn $12,354.42. Team Online's Tyler "frosty012" Frost was the lone Red Spade in the field but finished out of the money.
Instead of the typical 30-minute rebuy period in a turbo event, this one was three times as long. Unlimited rebuys were available throughout the first 90 minutes, at the end of which players could opt to take a 30,000-chip add-on. Only five and a half hours after cards went in the air, the field was down to it's last ten players. Blinds were up to 1.4M/2.8M and doggosu open-shoved for 12.8 million from the cutoff. S1gheddli called from the big blind, his A♦Q♣ dominating doggosu's A♠9♥. Doggosu didn't get any help on the K♠6♦4♥8♣Q♦ board and was eliminated just short of the final table.
Final table chip counts
Seat 1: vasilias1988 (57,943,214 in chips)
Seat 2: Spartasneak (39,519,519 in chips)
Seat 3: vetal 236 (23,257,577 in chips)
Seat 4: SirTlol (109,196,582 in chips)
Seat 5: Kunduraci (102,742,148 in chips)
Seat 6: TomaszPB (119,390,807 in chips)
Seat 7: Andr_Pro14 (21,169,588 in chips)
Seat 8: S1gheddii (72,280,989 in chips)
Seat 9: pappasparked (51,475,576 in chips)
Two down in five hands
The final table lost its first player on only the second hand. Pappasparked limped in for 2.8 million from early position and vetal 236 shoved for his last eight big blinds from the cutoff. Pappasparked looked him up, his A♣J♣ in great shape vs. vetal 236's 4♥7♥. Pappasparked flopped a jack and rivered two pair, sending vetal 236 to the rail in ninth place ($632.98).
Pappasparked moved up to 97 million in chips and three hands later, he called Kunduraci's 9.6 million raise out of the big blind. Pappasparked led out for 3.2 million on the J♥4♥3♣ flop and Kunduraci called. When the 3♦ turned, pappasparked shoved for 55.4 million and Kunduraci quickly called, revealing K♦K♣. Pappasparked was on the ropes with A♣J♦ and missed the 8♣ river to end his run in eighth place ($949.47).
SirTlol slays Andr_Pro14
WIth the blinds up to 1.8M/3.6M, the action folded to SirTlol, who opened for 7.4 million. Andr_Pro14 shoved for 10.4 million from the small blind, S1gheddii cold-called from the big, and SirTlol called as well. S1gheddi and SirTlol checked down the Q♣T♦2♦J♥2♠ board and the cards went on their backs.
SirTlol raked in the 33.6 million pot with jacks and deuces, eliminating Andr_Pro14 in seventh place ($1,793.45).
Kunduraci KOs vasilias1988, takes the chip lead
Six-handed play went on for about fifteen minutes, the blinds rising to 2.25M/4.5M. Two of those six had stacks below the ten big blind mark and vasilias1988 was the first to put it at risk, open-shoving for 39.8 million from the cutoff with A♠8♥. Unfortunately, vailias1988 ran into Kunduraci's A♣T♦ in the big blind. Kunduraci four-flushed on the 9♦7♠2♦7♦8♦ board and sent vailias1988 to the rail in sixth place, good for a $2,637.43 score.
TomaszPB doubles through Kunduraci, S1gheddii busts in fifth
The pot gave Kunduraci the chip lead with 209.6 million, but his stint at the top of the counts was unfortunately short-lived. TomaszPB flat-called his 4x button raise and flopped a set of nines, milking two streets of value from his opponent. TomaszPB seized the chip lead with 247.6 million while Kunduraci dropped to 140.6 million.
TomaszPB climbed to 272 million in chips before Spartasneak open-shoved for 41.4 million and he called from the big blind. TomaszPB's A♥J♥ was dominated by Spartasneak's A♦K♠ and did not improve on the 8♣6♣3♦9♥4♠ board. Spartasneak doubled to 88.3 million and TomaszPB fell to 230 million, but retained the chip lead.
Two hands later, the action folded to TomaszPB on the button and he moved all-in, having both blinds covered. S1gheddii called, his A♥K♣ racing with 2♥2♠. The Q♥9♣3♦Q♦7♦ board didn't offer any help and S1gheddii busted in fifth place, earning $3,692.40.
The fall of Kunduraci
As four-handed play commenced, TomaszPB was still out front with 303.7 million, Kunduraci and SirTlol held 106 million apiece and Spartansneak was the short stack with 81.7 million. TomaszPB made good use of his big stack and relentlessly attacked the blinds, growing his stack to 360 million. After opening for a min-raise to 12 million with A♥5♣ in the cutoff, SirTlol three-bet shoved for 62.7 million and Kunduraci reshoved for 63.6 million. TomaszPB called, setting up a three-way showdown.
The T♦7♣3♣3♦T♥ board double-paired on the river and both SirTlol and TomaszPB's ace kickers played. They split the 190 million main pot and TomaszPB picked up an extra 1.85 million from the side pot, while Kunduraci was eliminated in fourth place ($4,747.37).
SirTlol yields in third
Two hands later, TomaszPB min-raised the button to 12 million and Spartansneak shoved for 103.2 million from the small blind. TomaszPB called, his pocket fives racing with A♥Q♠. TomaszPB was good through the turn, but an ace spiked on the river to double Spartaspeak to 214 million.
SirTlol was still overing around 100 million in chips when he check-raised all-in on a K♥9♦5♦ flop. TomaszPB called, his nut flush draw with A♦J♦ up against 8♠9♣ SirTlol's second pair held up, the turn and river falling the 2♣ and the 6♠ to double his stack to 214.6 million.
With the blinds a stratospheric 3.5M/7M and the chip counts as even as they'd been, the final three agreed to pause the action and discuss a potential deal. Here's how they stacked up at the time:
SirTlol - 222,365,000
TomaszPB - 207,172,924
Spartasneak - 167,438,076
The trio quickly agreed to an ICM chop that locked up each of them between $8,600 and $9,000 in prize money. With $1,500 and the title still to play for, cards went back in the air.
It wasn't long before Spartasneak three-bet pre flop to 29 million and went heads-up to a A♦T♦7♦ flop vs. SirTlol. Spartasneak led out for 49 million, SirTlol shoved for 144 million and Spartasneak called, revealing T♣T♠ for a set. SirTlol's A♣5♣ didn't get a runner-runner miracle and he departed in third place with a $9,070.24 score.
Heads-up chip counts
Seat 2: Spartasneak (386,303,076 in chips) - 48 BB
Seat 6: TomaszPB (210,672,924 in chips) - 26 BB
Spartasneak lost the chip lead when TomaszPB bet-shoved a T♥9♣2♠ flop after three-betting to 40 million pre. Spartasneak folded and dropped to 242 million. However, only three hands later, Spartasneak rebounded with a double-up to 535 million, his top pair holding up vs. TomaszPB's flush draw.
TomaszPB was left with only 62 million with the blinds up to 4M/8M. He got it in the middle five hands later with A♣K♥ and busted Spartansneak's 4♥8♥ to double to 124 million. Then, two hands after that, he three-bet shoved with A♣J♦ only to find himself up against Q♣Q♦. TomaszPB flopped an ace and dodged another bullet, doubling to 265 million.
TomaszPB regained the chip lead when he check-raised the flop, bet the turn, and shoved the river on a K♣4♣3♦6♠J♦ board. Spartasneak surrendered his hand and TomaszPB moved up to 337 million. TomaszPB went on to win 11 of the final 13 hands before closing out the win:
Congratulations to TomaszPB on earning his first MicroMillions title and the fourth for Poland this series. He banked $10,464.53 thanks to the three-way deal, while runner-up Spartasneak collected $8,644.22.
MicroMillions-060: $1+R NL Hold'em 3x-Turbo
Prize pool: $105,497.21
Places paid: 2,250
1. TomaszPB (Poland) $10,464.53*
2. Spartasneak (United Kingdom) $8,644.22*
3. SirTlol (Sweden) $9,070.24*
4. Kunduraci (Germany) $4,747.37
5. S1gheddii (Latvia) $3,692.40
6. vasilias1988 (Germany) $2,637.43
7. Andr_Pro14 (Ukraine) $1.793.45
8. pappasparked (United Kingdom) $949.47
9. vetal 236 (Ukraine) $632.98
*= reflects the results of a three-way deal that left $1,500 in play for the winner
Kristin Bihr is a freelance contributor to the PokerStars Blog.