Adrian Mateos is already widely regarded as one of the best poker tournament players in the world and his stock has risen even higher after he was crowned the 2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS World Bahamas Main Event champion, an accolade that came with a massive $1,162,805 prize.
2019 CPP MILLIONS World Bahamas Main Event Final Table Results
|2||Aaron Van Blarcum||United States||$970,000*|
|3||Chris Hunichen||United States||$1,097,195*|
|8||Gregory Baird||United States||$180,000|
*reflects a three-handed deal
The final day’s action started with only 24 players in contention for the title and with Team partypoker pro Ludovic Geilich in pole position for a seven-figure prize.
Jokin Munoz was the first casualty of the day and he was followed by the likes of Scott Margereson (22nd for $50,000), Alexandru Papazian (21st for $50,000), Andras Nemeth (19th for $50,000), and Martin Zamani (18th for $50,000).
The disaster struck for Geilich. William Blais opened to 7,000,000 and Geilich three-bet to 19,500,000. Blais called. Blais checked the flop, Gelich fired a 17,000,000 continuation bet only to see Blais check-raise all-in for 65,800,000. Geilich used two time extensions before sending his cards into the muck.
Geilich has aces cracked
Shortly after, Geilich had aces cracked. Blais opened to 4,00,000 from the cutoff, Geilich called on the button before Alex Foxen squeezed all-in for 37.8 million in the small blind. Blais folded but Geilich called, showing as he did so. Foxen revealed before the board ran to gift Foxen a flush and to leave Geilich with only four big blinds. Geilich never recovered and fell in 14th for $65,000.
Ryan Riess, Foxen, Jonathan Kozel, and Oskar Prehm busted, the latter having kings cracked to set the final table.
Just as Geilich had aces cracked, his teammate Philipp Gruissem suffered the same fate to bust in ninth. Gruissem open-shove for 33,000,000 with and Chris Hunichen called with . Gruissem stayed ahead on the flop but was all but defeated on the turn. The river was the and Gruissem busted in ninth-place for $140,000.
Gregory Baird crashed out in eighth-place and the hands of Hunichen, who once again came from behind to flop a set of sixes.
Canada’s Peter Jetten’s lost out to Scott Wellenbach’s queens to reduce the player count by one, before Oleg Mandzjuk collected $350,000 for his sixth-place finish, his three-bet shove with losing to the of Wellenbach.
Half a million dollars went to William Blais who got his stack in with and lost to Hunichen’s courtesy of a queen on the river. Aaron Van Blarcum then sent Wellenbach to the showers with against to leave only three players in contention for the title.
Hunichen was in danger of running away with thing but Mateos clipped his wings to claw his way back into contention. The final trio kept doubling each other up and it was anyone’s tournament to win. During a break, the final three players struck a deal that left $100,000 and the trophy for the eventual champion. The player also agreed to cut the levels to 30-minutes.
Mateos put his foot on the gas and began pulling away but it was Van Blarcum who claimed the scalp of Hunichen. Hunichen jammed with and Van Blarcum re-raised all-in with . A final board reading sent Hunichen home with $1,097,195.
Van Blarcum trailed by 452,000,000 to Mateos’ 496,000,000 going into heads-up but Mateos soon pulled away. The final hand saw Mateos hold 814,000,000 chips to Van Blarcum’s 134,000,000. Those 134,000,000 chips went into the middle holding and Mateos called with . A nine on the flop was enough to bust Van Blarcum in second-place and lock up yet another title for the incredibly talented Mateos.
Norbert Szecsi Wins MILLIONS High Roller Finale Final Table
Hungarian pro Norbert Szecsi is the MILLIONS High Roller Finale champion after topping an elite field of 205 entries in the $10,300 buy-in event.
Twenty-nine places were paid and the payout list read like a who’s who of the poker world. Mike Watson, Lucas Greenwood, Cary Katz, and Davidi Kitai cashed. As did Team partypoker’s Jeff Gross and Isaac Haxton. Man of the moment Daniel Dvoress burst the final table bubble, falling in 10th place, for $45,000.
Sam Soverel was the ninth-place finisher when his queen lost to the aces of Matthias Eibinger. Jaime Sequeira followed Soverel to the rail in eighth-place with Stephen Chidwick crashing out in seventh who ran his jacks into Eibinger’s aces, again!
Julien Martini of France and Marques De Miranda were the next pair to fall, the latter’s fifth-place exit locking up a $110,000 score.
Russia’s Garik Tamanian lost his stack to Ralph Wong to leave three players in the hunt for the title, and those three became two when Eibinger’s luck ran out. The Austrian got his chips in with pocket eights against Wong’s ace-seven and the board four-flushed in spades to send Eibinger to the rail.
The tournament was decided on a coinflip, Wong holding jack-eight to Szecsi’s pocket fours. The five community cards were kind to Szecsi and his fours held, sending Wong to the cashier’s desk to collect $260,000 and bagging himself $400,000.
2019 CPP MILLIONS High Roller Finale Final Table Results
|2||Ralph Wong||United States||$260,000|
|5||Marques De Miranda||Portugal||$110,000|
|7||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||$75,000|
|9||Sam Soverel||United States||$50,000|
Chan Wins Super High Roller Finale
Team partypoker dominated the $25,500 Super High Roller Finale with three members reaching the final table, but it was Malaysia’s Wai Leong Chan who emerged victoriously to spoil the party.
Kristen Bicknell busted in seventh-place for $75,000 before Rob Hollink crashed and burned in sixth-place for $95,000. Jason Koon then fell in fifth-place and collected $120,000 with Ali Imsirovic lost his chips and fell in fourth-place for $150,000.
Sean Winter was the penultimate bust-out, his third-place finish securing a $191,000 payout and setting up a heads-up clash between Chan and Isaac Haxton. Unfortunately for Haxton, he fell at the final hurdle and had to make do with the $250,000 consolation prize, leaving Chan to collect the trophy and $380,000.
2019 CPP MILLIONS Super High Roller Finale Final Table Results
|1||Wai Leong Chan||Malaysia||$380,000|
|2||Isaac Haxton||United States||$250,000|
|3||Sean Winter||United States||$191,000|
|4||Ali Imsirovic||Bosnia & Herzagovina||$150,000|
|5||Jason Koon||United States||$120,000|
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