MicroMillions 8: 1Lacky7 destroys them in Event #62 ($4.40+R PL Omaha 6-Max)
I've seen some impressive final table efforts in my time covering poker tournaments around the world, but tonight I witnessed a final table performance that was as dominant as I've ever seen. In just 32 hands, Russia's 1Lacky7 completely and utterly destroyed the opposition. 1Lacky7 won over two-thirds of the pots on the entire final table. 1Lacky7 personally eliminated every single opponent. 1Lacky7 broke their spirit and was never threatened on the way to the MicroMillions title and $3,205.17 in prize money.
A total of 1,603 players took part in Event #62 of the MicroMillions 8 series which was a $4.40 Pot Limit Omaha 6-Max Rebuy Event. They combined for 2,145 rebuys and another 1,107 add-ons to build a total prize pool of $19,420.00 which almost doubled the advertised guarantee.
The top 204 players would finish in the money, with PokerStars Team Online's Tyler Frost getting close to the money before busting out in 232rd place. A min-cash worth $22.33 but that slipped through the fingers of Brazil's jdantonius who bubbled in 205th place.
The players slowly dropped away before play really tightened up through the last two tables. Pot Limit Omaha is said to be an action game, but because it's "a game of the nuts" it often results in some tight play when the going gets tough.
macdog90 fell in ninth place, followed by Japan's Namepo in eighth to leave us on the final table bubble. There would be a couple of double ups before Avodistak would run A♦8♥6♦K♥ into BIGFELLA44's monstrous K♣K♦A♥A♠ to bow out in seventh place and see the final six set as follows:
Final Table Line up
Seat 1: BIGFELLA44 (6,621,880 in chips)
Seat 2: Nikolo5 (474,008 in chips)
Seat 3: fouraces9 (3,754,744 in chips)
Seat 4: 1Lacky7 (10,679,545 in chips)
Seat 5: popo123_ftw (1,616,796 in chips)
Seat 6: Spacebal118 (3,895,527 in chips)
The final table blinds kicked off at 125k/250k with a couple of short stacks and 1Lacky7 holding a healthy chip lead. If 1Lacky7 was already in a dominant position, it was merely a sign of things to come.
We would go from six players to our winner in just 32 hands. 1Lacky7 would win 22 of them.
It was a remarkably powerful, aggressive, dominant performance that started from the moment the final table cards were in the air.
Nikolo5 didn't have any breathing room and was first to feel the wrath of 1Lacky7. A raise from 1Lacky7 from early position with T♠6♦J♥T♦ would see Nikolo5 committed from the big blind with Q♠9♥7♠5♥. The board fell 7♦A♠4♦3♠A♣ to give 1Lacky7 aces and tens to better Nikolo5's aces and sevens to leave Nikolo5 to pick up $485.50 for sixth place.
Two hands later and popo123_ftw three-bet all in with K♠6♣K♦A♣ and looked in good shape against 1Lacky7's J♣T♣J♠6♠. In front or behind, it didn't seem to matter for 1Lacky7 as the board arrived J♦5♦2♦2♣3♣ to give 1Lacky7 a full house for another knockout. popo123_ftw had to be content with $776.80 for fifth place.
BIGFELLA44 could see which way this tournament was heading and tried to come up with a new strategy:
BIGFELLA44 said, "wanna look at deal?"
1Lacky7 said, "no ty"
BIGFELLA44 said, "ur gonna win anyway"
BIGFELLA44 said, "we could share next prizes"
1Lacky7 said, "play"
BIGFELLA44 said, "we giving u 1st lol?"
1Lacky7 said, "play"
1Lacky7 continued to pound away at the other three players before fouraces9 eventually made a stand on a flop of 6♥2♠4♠. 1Lacky7 had called preflop and then went with J♦7♠8♠6♦ for straight and flush combinations as fouraces9 was going to have to hang on with 8♣A♥A♣2♣ for pocket rockets. The turn was the 5♦ to land 1Lacky7 an unbeatable straight before the 4♣ completed the board. Two aces just weren't enough for fouraces9 who boosted the bankroll by $1,165.20 for fourth place.
Spacebal118 would be next to get picked off by 1Lacky7. The action was raised and re-raised preflop before all the chips were in the middle with 1Lacky7's Q♦K♦Q♣Q♠ up against Spacebal118's K♠A♠4♦8♣. The board was a very bricky 7♣4♥7♥2♠9♣ to see 1Lacky7's queens hold to remove Spacebal118 in third place for $1,747.80 in prize money.
Heads-up Chip Counts
Seat 1: BIGFELLA44 (2,621,880 in chips)
Seat 4: 1Lacky7 (24,420,620 in chips)
It was a near ten-to-one chip advantage for 1Lacky7 and an enormous challenge for BIGFELLA44 to somehow stop the momentum of the Russian.
The two exchanged a few small pots before BIGFELLA44 was forced to gamble with 9♥K♥8♣7♠. 1Lacky7 held 8♠2♣A♣J♥ and the board was again kind as it ran out 5♥4♦A♦2♠J♠.
Two pair for 1Lacky7 was good to eliminate BIGFELLA44 in second place for $2,398.37 as 1Lacky7 wins in an utterly dominant performance to take the MicroMillions title and $3,205.17 in prize money. Congratulations!
MicroMillions-062: $4.40+R Pot Limit Omaha (6-Max)
Entrants: 1,603 (2,145 rebuys, 1,107 add-ons)
Prize pool: $19,420.00
Places paid: 204
1. 1Lacky7 (Russia) $3,205.17
2. BIGFELLA44 (United Kingdom) $2,398.37
3. Spacebal118 (Canada) $1,747.80
4. fouraces9 (Canada) $1,165.20
5. popo123_ftw (Canada) $776.80
6. Nikolo5 (Russia) $485.50
There's over $5 million guaranteed across 100 different events during the MicroMillions 8 series which runs through until July 27th. Head to the MicroMillions 8 home page to see the full schedule as well as statistics, coverage, leaderboards and much more.
Heath "TassieDevil" Chick is a Freelance Contributor for the PokerStars Blog.