MicroMillions II: yolove7 survives six-way deal to win Event #35 ($5.50 NLHE 1R1A)
It's rare to see a tournament where the fifth-place finisher collects the most money, but that's exactly what happened today as a six-way deal delivered nenebr the lion's share of the loot as the title ended with yolove7 on another entertaining MicroMillions II final table.
A total of 4,962 players turned up for MicroMillions II Event #35 $5.50 No Limit Holdem (1R 1A) event. They contributed 3,543 rebuys and 1,534 add-ons to build a prize pool of $50,195 which was well above the $30,000 advertised guarantee.
Adrienne "talonchick" Rowsome was in the field representing Team PokerStars, but fell in the early stages. The top 630 players would finish in the money, with Canadian Bobby444636 the unfortunate bubble, falling in 631st place as the remaining players had locked up a minimum cash of $18.07 for their efforts.
Andre "acoimbra" Coimbra was one of those players as his epic quest to play all 100 MicroMillions II events continued with a deep run in this event. Coimbra eventually bowed out in 105th place for a $57.72 collect which should pay for a few more MicroMillions II events!
When Moniz10 shoved A♥T♦ into the A♣Q♠ of nenebr to fall in 10th place, the final table lineup was set as follows:
Final Table Lineup
Seat 1: thillen19 (2,786,191 in chips)
Seat 2: g3r4rd0x (7,291,866 in chips)
Seat 3: Wil_PipA (7,361,001 in chips)
Seat 4: toninho_f (4,684,742 in chips)
Seat 5: Corahuka (1,255,949 in chips)
Seat 6: ivonettt (7,466,529 in chips)
Seat 7: Pája83 (2,291,852 in chips)
Seat 8: nenebr (14,489,540 in chips)
Seat 9: yolove7 (2,567,330 in chips)
With the final table blinds commencing at 125k/250k with a 31,250-chip ante, it was nenebr who was well in front with four players sitting in dangerous territory on short stacks.
However the shorties made a pay jump when toninho_f was the first to be eliminated.
Wil_PipA raised the button to 580,000 and toninho_f made the call in the small blind as the flop came down K♣5♠8♦. toninho_f decided that flop was good enough to move all in but Wil_PipA made the call with K♥9♦ for top pair. toninho_f tabled A♦J♥ for just ace-high and couldn't improve through the 5♥ turn or 2♠ river. toninho_f had to be content with $401.56 for 9th place.
The very next hand it was thillen19's turn to move all in. thillen19 chose J♣T♣ to make a move but ran smack into the Q♦Q♠ of g3r4rd0x. The community cards fell T♠3♠6♦A♥6♠ to see g3r4rd0x take the pot and eliminate thillen19 in 8th place for $627.43.
Pája83 had been blinded down to under five big blinds but found A♠Q♥ from early position to move all in. g3r4rd0x was again the caller, with another handy pair - this time it was 9♣9♥. The board bricked out 7♦T♠5♥K♥5♣ as Pája83 pocketed $1,129.38 for 7th place.
The short stacks were losing the coinflips, but yolove7 bucked the trend by taking down a big pot with 8♣9♥ rivering a straight to double through g3r4rd0x who had flopped a set with 6♣6♠.
Corahuka joined in the party with 8♠8♥ doubling through ivonettt as 6♥6♠ once again bit the dust, before yolove7 doubled again - this time with A♣K♦ holding against Wil_PipA's A♦Q♦.
At this point, the idea of a six-way deal was thrown out there.
Wil_PipA said, "deal?"
Corahuka said, "we can look at the numbers"
g3r4rd0x said, "ya we can look"
Getting all six players to click the deal checkbox was an effort in itself, but could these six really come up with a six-way deal that everyone was happy with?
You bet they could.
Usually the more players, the tougher it is to strike an agreement, but after looking at chip chop numbers, the players were surprisingly quick to agree.
Seat 2: g3r4rd0x (11,724,328 in chips)
Seat 3: Wil_PipA (10,342,487 in chips)
Seat 5: Corahuka (3,597,592 in chips)
Seat 6: ivonettt (4,571,733 in chips)
Seat 8: nenebr (12,639,540 in chips)
Seat 9: yolove7 (7,319,320 in chips)
nenebr - $5,176.52
g3r4rd0x - $4,919.81
Wil_PipA - $4,532.23
yolove7 - $4,284.28
ivonettt - $2,913.63
Corahuka - $2,640.39
An additional $600 was kept aside for the eventual champion as the cards were launched back into the air.
The short-stacked Corahuka ended up with a good deal after falling just moments later. Corahuka pushed with Q♣A♥ and was racing with Wil_PipA's J♦J♣ until a third jack hit the flop on the board of J♥6♥2♠3♦Q♠. Corahuka's 6th place netted a nice pay day of $2,640.39.
Very next hand, Wil_PipA picked up pocket jacks again, but interestingly decided to open-muck them when nenebr applied maximum pressure with a four-bet jam.
nenebr continued with the aggression but it came unstuck in a massive hand against yolove7. nenebr shoved A♦9♥ but ran into yolove7's K♠K♦ which improved to a flush to leave nenebr in trouble.
Soon after nenebr's final chips were in the middle, and they were never to return:
nenebr was able to turn a flush with a dominated hand, but it wasn't enough as yolove7 rivered a full house to take the pot. nenebr finished in 5th place but after a favourable deal took home the biggest pay day from this event with $5,176.52 in prize money.
ivonettt landed a big double up with A♦K♥ against g3r4rd0x's A♥Q♠ to leave g3r4rd0x with barely one big blind. A virtually impossible place to recover from as g3r4rd0x's last few chips went into the middle with 6♣K♠. Wil_PipA was committed in the big blind with Q♥8♥ and paired up on the board of 8♠A♣A♥9♦7♠. After also final tabling the Sunday Second Chance, you could say it was a pretty good day for g3r4rd0x as another $4,919.81 was added to the cashier for 4th place.
Things were pretty even three-handed as the chips were moved around the table before ivonettt was all in on a flop of 6♠5♦K♠:
Wil_PipA flopped big with a pair and flush draw, as ivonettt tried to hang on with top pair, but the river was the spade that flushed ivonettt's tournament in 3rd place for $2,913.63.
Heads-up chip counts
Seat 3: Wil_PipA (26,366,623 in chips)
Seat 9: yolove7 (23,828,377 in chips)
Wil_PipA was a previous MicroMillions champion, having won Event #72 of the first series (after a five-way deal), and was looking to become a two-time MM title winner, but on just the second hand of heads-up play, yolove7 landed a huge double up that turned the tournament on its head.
After a min-raise preflop, action got heavy on the flop, before all the chips were in the middle on the turn on the board of 4♣8♦9♠T♠. Wil_PipA showed 8♣9♥ as this time it was yolove7 with the big draw holding 8♠6♠ for a pair with straight and flush outs. The river was the 7♦ to spike the straight for yolove7 and leave Wil_PipA in a world of trouble.
Just moments later Wil_PipA shoved for around five big blinds from the button with K♥A♠ and yolove7 made a gambling call with 7♠9♣. The gamble paid off as the board ran out 9♦J♣4♠9♠6♣ to give yolove7 trip nines for the win! Wil_PipA narrowly misses a second MicroMillions title but takes $4,532.23 for another fine tournament as yolove7 gets the title and $4,284.28 in prize money.
MicroMillions II Event #35 final table results
1st yolove7 (Germany) - $4,284.28*
2nd Wil_PipA (Chile) - $4,532.23*
3rd ivonettt (Brazil) - $2,913.63*
4th g3r4rd0x (Peru) - $4,919.81*
5th nenebr (Brazil) - $5,176.52*
6th Corahuka (Canada) - $2,640.39*
7th Pája83 (Czech Republic) - $1,129.38
8th thillen19 (Canada) - $627.43
9th toninho_f (Brazil) - $401.56
* denotes six-way chip-chop deal
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.