Day 3 Completed
Players Info - Day 3
Day 3 Completed
German player "quvai" isn't used to battling against the game's best on 888poker. Their highest career score was for just $800 in May. Their average buy-in was less than $2 before they found their way to the final table of the $250 Mystery Bounty Main Event on Tuesday.
"quvai" was the last player standing out of a starting field of 1,734, earning the $36,525 top prize to go with $4,088.23 in bounties for a total payout of $40,613.23. It far eclipsed anything they had accomplished before as they overcame a star-studded final table to take home the title.
Final Table action
Just nine players remained when Day 3 of the $500,000 KO Games Mystery Bounty Main Event began at 7 p.m. GMT. "UndeadCretin" was the chip leader with 3,065,158.
Niklas "tutten7" Astedt began the final table as the short stack and didn't wait long before getting his last 498,629 in the middle with jack-ten. Max "DragoDanzig" Rotko called with king-six and made two pair to bust the Swedish online legend in ninth place.
Rotko gave some of those chips back when he moved all in on the river and "_UpToNoG00D_" called for 1,561,450 with a set of queens, beating pocket nines. Rotko took his turn to double up a few hands later, picking up pocket kings against his nemesis "_UpToNoG00D_" who missed a straight flush draw.
888poker Stream Team pro Jordan "BanfieldJ" Banfield out-flipped "wowkit" with eights against ace-queen to double up for his last 515,490. "wowkit" was knocked down to just over 700,000 and lost another race with fours to the ace-nine of "overbet13," who hit a pair on the river to send "wowkit" to the virtual rail in eighth place.
Final Table results
|4||Jordan "BanfieldJ" Banfield||Canada||$14,425||$2,901.96||$17,326.96|
|6||Max "DragoDanzig" Rotko||Finland||$7,950||$1,186.27||$9,136.27|
|9||Niklas "tutten7" Astedt||Sweden||$3,450||$2,215.70||$5,665.70|
Banfield doubled up again with ace-king against "swnov," who was left with less than a big blind. They tripled up before getting their last 301,108 in the middle. "UndeadCretin" reshoved and big blind Rotko called for 3,108,964, creating a three-way all-in pot worth almost 7,000,000 chips. "UndeadCretin" flopped trips with king-six to bust both players and take a massive chip lead.
Banfield eliminated "_UpToNoG00D_" with ace-king against queen-jack, moving up into second place with 5,538,628. But two double ups left Banfield nursing a short stack once again. First, "overbet13" made a pair of aces to double off Banfield. The Canadian then shoved the flop against "quvai" with the nut flush draw and "quvai" called for 1,448,132 with two tens. The turn gave "quvai" a full house and left Banfield with just 852,655.
A few hands later, Banfield got his last 632,655 in the middle with ace-six against "UndeadCretin," who rivered a pair of threes to eliminate the popular Twitch streamer in fourth place.
"quvai" went runner-runner to make the nut flush and double off "UndeadCretin" to narrow the gap before winning what proved to be the pivotal hand of the tournament. After "quvai" raised to 400,000, "UndeadCretin" moved all in and "quvai" called for 6,534,278 with two nines. "UndeadCretin" had king-five but couldn't connect with the board as "quvai" leapt to the top of the leaderboard after being at the bottom of the counts during four-handed play.
A few hands later, "quvai" turned the nut straight to bust "UndeadCretin" in third, taking a 16,848,068 to 2,391,932 chip lead into heads-up against "overbet13."
"overbet13" managed to double up once with two pair but, on what proved to be the final hand of the tournament, they got their last 1,626,202 in with king-six against ace-queen. "quvai" turned top pair and left "overbet13" needing to complete a straight on the river. They failed to find the miracle and "quvai" collected the last remaining golden mystery bounty envelope.
That concludes PokerNews' coverage of the 888poker KO Games Mystery Bounty Main Event. Stay tuned for more coverage of tournaments from around the world.
Level 45: 150,000-300,000, 37,500 ante
"quvai" limped in from the small blind before "overbet13" moved all in for 1,626,202. "quvai" called with and was ahead of "overbet13"'s .
The flop came , followed by the on the turn as "quvai" made top pair. Needing to complete a straight on the river, "overbet13" instead saw the fall that spelt the end of their tournament as "quvai" won the pot and $36,525 first prize.
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"overbet13" limped in and "quvai" checked their option as the flop came .
Both players checked to the turn, when "overbet13" bet 250,000. "quvai called" and the fell on the river.
"overbet13" bet another 350,625 before "quvai" moved all in. "overbet13" called for 2,041,307 with for two pair, beating to earn a double up and draw closer in this heads-up match.
Level 44: 125,000-250,000, 31,250 ante
"UndeadCretin" doubled up once again against "quvai" while holding pocket tens, but their survival in the tournament proved short-lived.
The next hand, "quvai" raised from the button to 625,000, then called when "UndeadCretin" shoved for 1,355,548.
"UndeadCretin" was ahead with against as the flop came . "UndeadCretin" made top pair, but "quvai" turned the nut straight with the and left their opponent drawing dead.
The river came the and "UndeadCretin," chip leader for most of the final table, had to settle for third place.
Level 43: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante
"quvai" raised from the small blind to 400,000, then called all in for 6,534,278 when big blind "UndeadCretin" shoved.
"quvai" had and was a big favorite against . The board ran out and "quvai"'s two nines stayed in front as they doubled up into the chip lead.
Knocked down to less than 1,000,000, "UndeadCretin" doubled up the next hand also holding two nines.
Level 42: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
"quvai" raised to 560,000 from the button and "UndeadCretin" called in the small blind.
Both players checked the flop before "UndeadCretin" led out for 640,000 on the turn.
"quvai" called to see the on the river, when "UndeadCretin" moved all in. "quvai" called for their last 1,790,264 with for the rivered nut flush as "UndeadCretin" flashed before handing over the double up.
Knocked down to less than 1,000,000 after doubling up "quvai," Jordan "BanfieldJ" Banfield got his last 632,655 in the middle against "UndeadCretin" blind versus blind.
Banfield had and "UndeadCretin" showed . "UndeadCretin" rivered a pair on the board and sent the 888poker Stream Team Pro to the rail in fourth place.
Level 42: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
"quvai" raised to 400,000 from the button and Jordan "BanfieldJ" Banfield defended the big blind.
The flop came and "quvai" continued for 336,000. Banfield shoved all in and "quvai" called for 1,448,132 with .
Banfield had the nut flush draw with , but was left drawing dead as the turn gave "quvai" a full house. The meaningless fell on the river and Banfield took another big hit.
Jordan "BanfieldJ" Banfield shoved from the small blind to put "overbet13" all in, and they called for their last 2,608,841.
Banfield had and needed to improve against . "overbet13" made a pair of aces on the board, while Banfield needed to complete a straight draw. Instead, he got the on the river and handed over a double up.