Day 3 Completed
|Blinds||40,000 / 80,000|
Day 3 Completed
What time is it? The clock has just ticked past 5:30 am here in Cyprus and the $25,000 High Roller Freeze-Out has finally ended. Perica Bukara is your champion and he walks away with a cool $373,207 in first-place prize money.
Bukara began the day leading the pack by a large margin. He never really stumbled all day and had his tournament in cruise control for the entire final day of play. There were only two small instances where Bukara didn't hold the chip lead and other than that, this was all about him finishing what he began yesterday.
Ori Miller put up a valiant effort to fight his way to second place, but in the end the two final competitors gave way to the long, stressful hours they spent at the table. They both looked extremely exhausted when things ended. Bukara did have enough energy, but only barely, to raise his hands above his head in victory.
That wraps up our coverage of the $25,000 High Roller Freeze-Out, but things aren't over for us here in Cyprus. We've still got the Main Event going on and that continues play tomorrow. We'll see you back here for that event right here on PokerNews starting at 2:00 pm.
Ori Miller raised to 180,000 on the button and Perica Bukara re-raised all in, having Miller slightly covered. Miller called and the hands were revealed to be...
The flop fell , safe for Miller. However, the turn put Bukara in the lead. The hit the river and that was it for Miller, out in 2nd place.
The players just discussed a change in level. They are now playing 40,000-80,000 and the level will last only 15 minutes. They both seem not to care much anymore other than just to finish this very soon.
Perica Bukara raised to 155,000 preflop from the button and Ori Miller reraised to 400,000 from the big blind. Bukara moved all in and Miller went into the tank. Eventually, Miller mucked his hand and Bukara showed pocket queens. The two are now back to dead even.
Ori Miller raised to 90,000 on the button and Perica Bukara called to see the flop come . Bukara led for 110,000 and Miller called, bringing them to the turn where the fell. Both players checked and the dealer placed the out on the river. Bukara fired 170,000 and Miller made the call.
Miller tabled the winner with the and Bukara mucked. Miller moved to 2.2 million and Bukara down to 1.4 million.
On the flop of , Perica Bukara and Ori Miller both checked to see the fall on the turn. Bukara checked the turn and Miller fired 110,000. Bukara made the call.
The river completed the board with the and Bukara check-called again. This time Miller's bet was worth 150,000.
Miller tabled the for eights and threes to win the pot. Bukara showed only the .
Bukara dropped back to 1.5 million while Miller moved to 2.1 million.
Perica Bukara raised from the button to 100,000 and Ori Miller called. The flop came down and Miller check-called a bet of 150,000 from Bukara.
The turn card was the and Miller checked. Bukara fired 250,000 and Miller mucked his hand, allowing Bukara to chip back to 1.45 million.