Day 4 Completed
|Blinds||6,000,000 / 12,000,000|
Day 4 Completed
The partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany festival at Europe's biggest poker arena, the King's Casino in Rozvadov, has come to a fitting end.
Viktor “Isildur1” Blom took down the event in stunning fashion.
Out of 1,022 entries total, only 13 hopefuls remained on the final day of play and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom took down the event in stunning fashion; overcoming a nine-to-one chip disadvantage heads-up, and hero-calling in the final hand.
The 27-year-old online legend from Sweden can usually be found grinding long sessions at the high stakes cash tables online, this time he lifted a live trophy after some 14 hours on the final day.
Final Result partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany €5,300 Main Event
|3||Rickie Silcock||United Kingdom||€400,000|
|6||Ondrej Drozd||Czech Republic||€140,000|
*denotes a deal of the last two players
The highlight of the festival with €12.5 million guaranteed prize pools saw a total of 1,014 entries emerge throughout four starting days. Eight no-shows boosted the field to 1,022 entries.
Action of the final day
The day started with thirteen players remaining and Adrian Mateos was the shortest coming back. He scored an early double up on the outer table while Neil Ryder was unable to do so on the feature table and became the first casualty. Despite doubling up, Mateos got short again and his ace-jack suited found no help against the pocket queens of Ondrej Drozd. Mateos was sent to the rail in twelfth place for €40,000.
Despite doubling up early, Mateos was sent to the rail in twelfth place for €40,000.
Yoann Vu-Van picked up plenty of outs with seven-six suited against the pocket aces of Pavel Plesuv, but the Frenchman failed to get there and bowed out in eleventh place.
Gianluca Speranza then lost most of his stack against the pocket aces of Viktor Blom and had to settle for the tenth place soon after. When the remaining nine hopefuls combined to one table, several double ups followed but Yiannis Liperis eventually saw his aces cracked by the pocket kings of Plesuv to set up the official eight-handed final table.
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|4||Rickie Silcock||United Kingdom||93,400,000||31|
|8||Ondrej Drozd||Czech Republic||258,600,000||86|
Niko Wieland's queen-jack ended up second-best to the pocket aces of Viktor Blom and Ondrej Drozd took a commanding lead when he looked through the bluff of Aristeidis Moschonas to reduce the field to the last seven.
However, the fortune of the Czech all but changed the very next hand when a triple barrel bluff with ten-high went wrong against Pavel Plesuv, and Drozd eventually had to settle for sixth place.
In a battle of the short stacks, Radoslaw Wesierski called the shove of Rickie Silcock with ace-nine of spades and faced the jack-four of diamonds of the partypoker online qualifier. Two diamonds on the flop and a third diamond on the river sealed the fate for the Pole, who had just over $9,000 in cashes prior to this event.
Simao racked up more than €640,000 in cashes during the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany.
Joao Simao endured a roller coaster ride throughout the final day and eventually had to settle for fourth place. In the final hand, his jack-nine suited found no help against the ace-eight of Viktor Blom. Earlier this partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany, Simao had topped his career-best score with a second place in the first €25,500 Super High Roller (€251,250) and followed that up with another strong showing in the second edition in which he finished fourth (€110,000). Simao ended up in the very same place in the Main Event; his €280,000 score saw him rack up more than €640,000 in cashes during the festival at the King's Casino.
Half an hour later, the heads-up duel was set after the elimination of Rockie Silcock. The Brit turned trips fours only for Pavel Plesuv to river a wheel. Silcock had qualified for the event in a $109 satellite on partypoker and turned that into a payday of an astonishing €400,000, his British rail was cheering him on for the duration of the final table.
Blom and Plesuv cut a deal to secure €750,000 each and play for the trophy, bragging rights, and additional €100,000 to the winner.
The fireworks started soon after. Plesuv doubled into a commanding lead when flopping a queen-high straight with Blom holding top set, and the Moldovan established a 9-1 lead. However, Blom fought back and doubled three times in total to even out the stacks once more.
Blom shook his head, looked at the board again, and then decided to call with second-pair and no kicker.
The final hand of the tournament was a special one. Blom opened king-six off, and Plesuv called with queen-seven suited. Plesuv check-called a bet with second pair on queen-nine-king with two hearts and one diamons. The ace of diamonds on the turn gave Plesuv a flush draw, and he check-called a bet again. The river came the five of hearts, making for three hearts on the table. Plesuv, stuck with what was now third pair and a missed flush draw, shoved as a bluff. Blom considered all his options, shook his head, looked at the board again, counted his chips, tanked, and then decided to call with second-pair and no kicker.
The chip stacks needed to be verified and once they were counted, the tournament was determined to be over. Plesuv finished in 2nd place for €750,000 and shook Blom's hand to congratulate him.
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Hand #242: Blom raised to 35,000,000 with and Plesuv called with .
The flop came , Plesuv checked, Blom bet 45,000,000. Plesuv asked how much it was and then called.
The turn brought them the , Plesuv checked again and Blom bet 105,000,000. Plesuv called.
The river completed the board with the , Plesuv shoved and Blom asked for how much it was. Blom considered all his options, shook his head, looked at the board again, counted his chips, tanked and then decided to call. Blom saw that he had won the hand with a pair of kings.
The chip stacks needed to be verified and once they were counted, the tournament was determined to be over. Plesuv finished in 2nd place for €750,000 (after the deal) and shook Blom's hand to congratulate him.
A full recap is to follow.
Hand #239: Pavel Plesuv limped in with and Viktor Blom opted to check with . The flop came and they both checked to the on the turn which they also checked. The river completed the board with the so Plesuv hit two pair, sixes and fours. Plesuv checked and so did Blom, Blom showed his hand and Plesuv wrongly mucked his hand even though he had the better hand.
Hand #240: Blom limped in with , Plesuv opted to check with . The flop came , Blom bet 20,000,000 and Plesuv called. They both checked through the on the turn and the on the river. The pot was sent Blom's way.
Hand #241: Plesuv limped from the button with and Blom raised with . Plesuv folded.
Hand #230: Viktor Blom limped in with the and Pavel Plesuv checked his option with the . The flop fell and Plesuv check-raised from 20 million to 80 million in order to force a fold.
Hand #231: Plesuv limped with and Blom raised to 42 million with , a quick fold from Plesuv followed.
Hand #232: Blom limped and Plesuv checked with . The flop brought a check by Plesuv, a bet of 20 million by Blom and a call. On the turn, Plesuv checked once more and a bet of 85 million by Blom resulted in the fold of Plesuv.
Hand #233: Plesuv limped with and Blom checked with . Both players checked the flop and the turn gave Plesuv a flush. He bet 15 million and Blom snap-folded.
Hand #234: Blom raised to 35 million with the and Plesuv shoved the to force a quick fold.
Hand #235: Plesuv limped in, holding the , and Blom raised to 42 million with . Plesuv moved all in and Blom mucked his cards in a heart beat.
Hand #236: Blom limped with and Plesuv checked with . With no hole card higher than a six, the flop came and Plesuv checked, Blom bet 20 million and claimed the pot right there.
Hand #237: A walk for Blom.
Hand #238: Blom raised to 35 million and Plesuv moved all in, Blom called.
The flop was of no help for Blom but he got there on the turn, the river almost evened out the stacks again.
Hand #222:Viktor Blom raised to 30,000,000 with and Pavel Plesuv called with . They both checked through the on the flop to the , Plesuv bet 30,000,000 and Blom called. The river completed the board with the , Plesuv bet 85,000,000 and Blom folded.
Hand #223: Plesuv found and limped in. Blom checked with . The flop came , Plesuv bet and Blom folded.
Hand #224: Blom limped in with , Plesuv opted to checked with . The flop came , Plesuv check-called the 15,000,000 bet of Blom. They both checked through the on the turn to the on the river on which they also checked. The pot was sent to Plesuv.
Hand #225: Blom got a walk.
Hand #226: Blom raised with to 30,000,000 and Plesuv three-bet with . Blom folded.
Hand #227: Plesuv limped with and Blom raised with and Plesuv folded.
Hand #228: Blom raised to 30,000,000 with and Plesuv called with . The flop came , Plesuv check-called the 35,000,000 bet of Blom. The turn brought them the , Plesuv check-called the 80,000,000 bet of Blom again. The river completed the board with the and they both checked.
Hand #229: Plesuv limped with , Blom raised to 36,000,000 with , Plesuv called. The flop came and they both checked. The turn brought them the and they checked to the on the river which they also checked.
Hand #212: Viktor Blom limped in with the and Pavel Plesuv raised to 45 million with to force a fold.
Hand #213: Plesuv limped the and Blom raised to 36 million with , Plesuv let go.
Hand #214: Blom raised it up with the and Plesuv folded.
Hand #215: Plesuv limped with and Blom checked . On a flop of both players opted to check and did so again on the turn and river to award the pot to Plesuv with king-high.
Hand #216: Blom limped and Plesuv checked with the . The flop was checked by Plesuv, Blom bet 15 million and forced a fold.
Hand #217: Plesuv limped , Blom checked the . Blom flipped best on and check-raised from 15 million to 45 million. Plesuv called and the turn saw Blom bet 75 million to shut down all further action.
Hand #218: Blom raised to 30 million with and Plesuv three-bet to 105 million with . That was enough to win the pot right there, as Blom folded.
Hand #219: A walk for Blom with .
Hand #220: Blom raised to 30 million with and scooped the big blind of Plesuv.
Hand #221: Plesuv limped in with the and Blom checked the . On the flop, Blom checked and Plesuv's bet of 15 million claimed the pot.
Hand #206: Viktor Blom limped in with , Pavel Plesuv raised to 50,000,000 and Blom folded.
Hand #207: Plesuv limped with , Blom raised to 36,000,00 with . Plesuv called. The flop came and they both checked. The turn brought them the , Blom checked once more and so did Plesuv. The river completed the board with the , Blom now bet 45,000,000 and Plesuv called. The pot was pushed Blom's way as he had hit two pair, kings and deuces.
Hand #208: Blom found and raised to 30,000,000 and Plesuv folded.
Hand #209: Plesuv limped in with and Blom opted to check with . The flop came and they both checked. The turn brought them the and they both checked again to the on the river which they checked once more for a split pot.
Hand #210: Blom raised to 30,000,000 with and Plesuv called with . They both checked through the board. Plesuv bet 30,000,00 and Blom called.
Hand #211: Plesuv limped with , Blom raised to 36,000,000 with and Plesuv folded.
Hand #195: Pavel Plesuv raised to 20 million with the and Viktor Blom called with the . The flop fell and both players checked. On the turn, both players checked and the river saw Blom bet 30 million. Plesuv called and saw the bad news, while Blom climbed up some more.
Hand #196: A walk for Plesuv.
Hand #197: Plesuv min-raised to 20 million with and Blom three-bet to 75 million with , forcing a fold from Plesuv.
Hand #198: Blom limped the and Plesuv checked the . On the flop, Plesuv checked and called a bet of 10 million. Onm the turn, both players checked and the river brought another check by Plesuv. Blom bet 65 million with just seven-high and Plesuv folded.
Hand #199: Blom received a walk.
Hand #200: Blom raised to 25 million with the and Plesuv called with . The flop came and Plesuv check-called a bet of 30 million. The turn saw another check by Plesuv and Blom bet 85 million to force a fold.
Hand #201: A walk for Blom.
Hand #202: Blom limped with the and Plesuv checked the . The flop brought no action and the turn brought a bet of 15 million by Plesuv, a quick fold by Blom followed.
Hand #203: A walk for Blom.
Hand #204 Plesuv received a walk.
Hand #205: Plesuv was not willing to play the and Blom received a walk with .