$250 Mystery Bounty Main Event ($500,000 GTD)
Days:
3

Event Info

Prize Pool $500,000
Players 1,734

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Entries 1,734
$250 Mystery Bounty Main Event ($500,000 GTD)
Day 3 Completed

"quvai" Caps Off Improbable Run in the $250 888poker Mystery Bounty Main Event

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quvai Wins the Mystery Bounty Main Event
quvai Wins the Mystery Bounty Main Event

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

RankPlayerCountryPrizeBountiesTotal Earnings
1quvaiGermany$36,525$4,088.23$40,613.23
2overbet13Malta$26,700$1,029.41$27,729.41
3UndeadCretinUnited Kingdom$19,625$12,372.55$31,997.55
4Jordan "BanfieldJ" BanfieldCanada$14,425$2,901.96$17,326.96
5_UpToNoG00D_Romania$10,675$1,529.41$12,204.41
6Max "DragoDanzig" RotkoFinland$7,950$1,186.27$9,136.27
7"swnov"Romania$5,975$2,901.95$8,876.95
8wowkitBrazil$4,525$4,431.35$8,956.35
9Niklas "tutten7" AstedtSweden$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.

quvai Doubles Into the Lead
quvai Doubles Into the Lead

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.

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"overbet13" Eliminated in 2nd Place ($26,700)

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overbet13 Eliminated in 2nd
overbet13 Eliminated in 2nd

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 {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts} and was ahead of "overbet13"'s {k-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}.

The flop came {7-Spades}{10-Spades}{9-Diamonds}, followed by the {a-Spades} on the turn as "quvai" made top pair. Needing to complete a straight on the river, "overbet13" instead saw the {4-Hearts} fall that spelt the end of their tournament as "quvai" won the pot and $36,525 first prize.

Stay tuned for a full recap of the day's action.

quvai DE
quvai
DE 19,240,000 5,846,364
overbet13 mt
overbet13
mt Busted

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"overbet13" Narrows the Gap

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overbet13 Narrows the Gap
overbet13 Narrows the Gap

"overbet13" limped in and "quvai" checked their option as the flop came {4-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{q-Spades}.

Both players checked to the {a-Spades} turn, when "overbet13" bet 250,000. "quvai called" and the {7-Hearts} fell on the river.

"overbet13" bet another 350,625 before "quvai" moved all in. "overbet13" called for 2,041,307 with {7-Spades}{q-Clubs} for two pair, beating {2-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} to earn a double up and draw closer in this heads-up match.

quvai DE
quvai
DE 13,393,636 -3,454,432
overbet13 mt
overbet13
mt 5,846,364 3,454,432

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"UndeadCretin" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($19,625)

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UndeadCretin Eliminated in 3rd
UndeadCretin Eliminated in 3rd

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 {9-Spades}{k-Diamonds} against {7-Clubs}{6-Clubs} as the flop came {k-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}. "UndeadCretin" made top pair, but "quvai" turned the nut straight with the {8-Diamonds} and left their opponent drawing dead.

The river came the {a-Spades} and "UndeadCretin," chip leader for most of the final table, had to settle for third place.

quvai DE
quvai
DE 16,848,068 3,434,024
overbet13 mt
overbet13
mt 2,391,932 -3,175,750
UndeadCretin GB
UndeadCretin
GB Busted

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"quvai" Doubles Into Massive Chip Lead

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quvai Doubles Into the Lead
quvai Doubles Into the Lead

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 {9-Hearts}{9-Spades} and was a big favorite against {k-Clubs}{5-Clubs}. The board ran out {3-Spades}{a-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{8-Clubs} 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.

quvai DE
quvai
DE 13,414,044 7,213,516
UndeadCretin GB
UndeadCretin
GB 1,234,024 -6,162,766

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"quvai" Makes a Flush to Double

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quvai Doubles With Nut Flush
quvai Doubles With Nut Flush

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 {10-Spades}{9-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop before "UndeadCretin" led out for 640,000 on the {9-Spades} turn.

"quvai" called to see the {8-Spades} on the river, when "UndeadCretin" moved all in. "quvai" called for their last 1,790,264 with {6-Spades}{a-Spades} for the rivered nut flush as "UndeadCretin" flashed {q-Spades}{10-Diamonds} before handing over the double up.

UndeadCretin GB
UndeadCretin
GB 7,396,790 -1,592,264
quvai DE
quvai
DE 6,200,528 1,672,264

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Jordan "BanfieldJ" Banfield Eliminated in 4th Place ($14,425)

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Jordan Banfield Eliminated in 4th
Jordan Banfield Eliminated in 4th

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 {6-Clubs}{a-Hearts} and "UndeadCretin" showed {3-Spades}{j-Clubs}. "UndeadCretin" rivered a pair on the {9-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} board and sent the 888poker Stream Team Pro to the rail in fourth place.

UndeadCretin GB
UndeadCretin
GB 8,989,054 152,655
Jordan "BanfieldJ" Banfield ca
Jordan "BanfieldJ" Banfield
ca Busted

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Banfield Runs Into "quvai"'s Full House

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Banfield Runs Into a Boat
Banfield Runs Into a Boat

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 {k-Spades}{7-Hearts}{k-Hearts} and "quvai" continued for 336,000. Banfield shoved all in and "quvai" called for 1,448,132 with {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}.

Banfield had the nut flush draw with {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}, but was left drawing dead as the {10-Clubs} turn gave "quvai" a full house. The meaningless {6-Diamonds} fell on the river and Banfield took another big hit.

quvai DE
quvai
DE 4,528,264 2,324,132
Jordan "BanfieldJ" Banfield ca
Jordan "BanfieldJ" Banfield
ca 852,655 -1,621,632

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"overbet13" Holds On Against Banfield

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overbet13 Doubles Thru Banfield
overbet13 Doubles Thru Banfield

Jordan "BanfieldJ" Banfield shoved from the small blind to put "overbet13" all in, and they called for their last 2,608,841.

Banfield had {8-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} and needed to improve against {10-Spades}{a-Diamonds}. "overbet13" made a pair of aces on the {5-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} board, while Banfield needed to complete a straight draw. Instead, he got the {9-Clubs} on the river and handed over a double up.

overbet13 mt
overbet13
mt 5,567,682 2,783,841
Jordan "BanfieldJ" Banfield ca
Jordan "BanfieldJ" Banfield
ca 2,474,287 -2,941,341

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