MicroMillions II: akaTomash chops the loot but scoops the title in Event #62 ($4.40+R PL Omaha 6-Max)
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Event #62 of the MicroMillions II was the $4.40 Pot Limit Omaha with Rebuys Event and attracted a field of 2,065 entrants, and combined with 3,404 rebuys and 1,327 add-ons, produced a prize pool of $27,184, nudging past the advertised guarantee.
Andre 'acoimbra' Coimbra was once again among the entrants with a solid run ending in 383rd place and just short of the money for the top 264 players.
Mexican TheLipoFund will have to find another source for funding after bubbling the tournament 264th place as everyone else locked in $23.10 for their efforts.
When nipper89's flopped top pair, top kicker was tripped up by seed89's turned trip tens to fall in 7th place the final table of six was set:
Final Table Lineup
Seat 1: dzikibawol (944,701 in chips)
Seat 2: Luke Swirles (6,633,938 in chips)
Seat 3: staffnutz (7,477,607 in chips)
Seat 4: seed89 (9,193,812 in chips)
Seat 5: akaTomash (8,886,072 in chips)
Seat 6: JOHNJAMES4 (4,161,370 in chips)
With the blinds kicking off at 100k/200k, the short-stacked dzikibawol found an early double up with a king-high flush bettering the two pair of akaTomash. However JOHNJAMES4 was unable to do likewise after moving all in on a flop of Q♣J♦3♥ in a multiway pot. Luke Swirles made the call with J♥T♥9♦Q♠ for two pair and straight draw as JOHNJAMES4 tabled a slightly inferior T♠9♥Q♦7♦ for top pair with the same straight draw. The turn was the 2♣ and the river an equally brick-like 6♠ to see JOHNJAMES4 depart in 6th place for $573.58.
staffnutz landed three streets of value with a full house against akaTomash, before dzikibawol's battle with a short stack came to an end.
After raising preflop, dzikibawol's last chips were in on the flop of Q♥J♠8♦ with Luke Swirles making the call showing 5♠9♣7♥J♣ for a pair of jacks with an inside straight draw. It wasn't a whole lot but it was enough for the lead against dzikibawol's 5♥6♥7♦K♦ for just high-high. dzikibawol couldn't even find a draw, which is a rarity in PLO as the A♠ turn and 3♣ river completed the board to leave the pair of jacks in front. dzikibawol picked up $1,019.40 for 5th place.
Before the chips were even in his stack, Luke Swirles was keen to talk about the possibility of a deal.
Luke Swirles said, "u lot wanna look at the deal? we dont have to accept it just wanna look"
Luke Swirles said, "yes or no to look? we all even"
staffnutz said, "no harm in lookin"
seed89 said, "ok"
akaTomash said, "sure"
With the tournament clock paused, the chip counts were as follows:
Seat 2: Luke Swirles (9,964,710 in chips)
Seat 3: staffnutz (8,722,607 in chips)
Seat 4: seed89 (8,668,812 in chips)
Seat 5: akaTomash (9,941,371 in chips)
With the stacks pretty even, and the players getting pretty tired, it didn't take long for the players to agree to an even chop of $2,729.62 apiece and play for the remaining $500.
It proved to be advantageous for Luke Swirles who was the next to go in a big three-bet pot:
seed89's top pair improved to a better two pair on the turn to eliminate Luke Swirles in 4th place for $2,729.62.
The chips were flying as staffnutz and akaTomash got into a preflop raising war that saw all of the chips in the middle. It was akaTomash's A♦K♠7♠8♦ up against staffnutz's 6♥5♥5♣K♥ as clearly it was time to gamble. The board landed 9♥A♥5♦6♣7♦ to see staffnutz flop a set but akaTomash turned a straight to see staffnutz bust in 3rd place for $2,729.62 in prize money.
Heads-up chip counts
Seat 4: seed89 (17,133,522 in chips)
Seat 5: akaTomash (20,163,978 in chips)
akaTomash held a narrow lead, but seed98 won the first few pots of heads-up play to grab back the advantage. That was extended further when akaTomash fired bets on the turn and river on a board of 4♦2♣5♣9♥T♥ with just a rivered pair of tens as seed98 picked it off with two pair with fives and deuces.
seed98 was in control, but akaTomash won 12 of the next 13 pots to even things up before the biggest pot of the tournament went down.
The action flop was A♥9♦7♦ as the players went to war in a series of raises that saw all of the chips in the middle. seed89 showed 5♠A♦Q♦T♠ for top pair with the nut flush draw as akaTomash opened 9♠3♥A♠9♣ for a set of nines. The turn brought the Q♠ to give seed89 two pair and a few additional outs, but the river bricked the 3♠.
seed89 was crippled and despite one double up, it was all over moments later.
With the chips in preflop, seed89 was all in with A♦Q♦K♣6♥ as akaTomash flipped the coin with 9♦T♠T♥4♠. The board ran out A♣8♥7♠J♦6♣ to give seed89 two pair, but akaTomash made a jack-high straight to end the tournament for seed89 in 2nd place for $2,729.62. Congratulations to akaTomash who collected the extra $500 from the deal to end up with $3,229.62 and the title of MicroMillions II Event #62 champion!
MicroMillions II Event #62 final table results
1st akaTomash (Canada) - $3,229.62*
2nd seed89 (Poland) - $2,729.62*
3rd staffnutz (Australia) - $2,729.62*
4th Luke Swirles (United Kingdom) - $2,729.62*
5th dzikibawol (Poland) - $1,019.40
6th JOHNJAMES4 (Australia) - $573.58
* denotes four-way chop with $500 for the winner
With 100 events on the schedule there are plenty more chances to turn a few measly coins into wads of cold, hard cash in the MicroMillions II series. For a complete rundown of the schedule, as well as results, statistics and more, head over to the MicroMillions II Main Page.