2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America

$1,100 Turbo
Day: 2
Event Info

2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America

Final Results
Winning Hand
180,000 CAD
Event Info
1,100 CAD
Level Info
6,000,000 / 12,000,000

$1,100 Turbo

Day 2 Completed

David Shao Wins the partypoker MILLIONS North America $1,100 Turbo

Level 42 : 6,000,000/12,000,000, 0 ante

The partypoker MILLIONS North America $1,100 Turbo has come to an end at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal, Canada. David Shao of Canada came out on top and claimed his first major tournament win. Shao's $1,100 Turbo win came with a title and a $180,000 payday.

Shao defeated a table full of some really tough players that included the likes of Playground regular Ruben Perceval, WSOP bracelet winner Shaun Deeb, and of course one of Canada's best Griffin Benger. Benger and Shao played heads-up for just over an hour before there was finally the first all in and showdown.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (CAD)
1David ChaoCanada$180,000
2Griffin BengerCanada$115,000
3Dylan ThibaultCanada$76,000
4Ruben PercevalCanada$51,250
5Ryan GodsonCanada$36,000
6Chi TsangCanada$26,000
7Shaun DeebUnited States$19,000
8Richard BerenbaumCanada$14,000

The final table was all fireworks when it started and Jordan Saccucci was part of most of it. He found himself on the losing end of a few hands before finally getting all in for his last 9.5 million. Deeb shoved over the top and Saccucci could not connect with the board as Deeb took him out with his ace high.

Richard Berenbaum started to slip down to below average stack and decided to shove his pocket nines. It was unlucky for him that he ran into Benger's set of jacks and Ryan Godman's flush in the same hand. This was in the span of three eliminations in just over one round of blinds. Next was Deeb who pushed all in pre with his kings and got them cracked by Perceval's jacks for a massive pot at the time.

Chi Tsang had a final table full of ups and downs. He grinded what was a short stack into a healthy sized amount of chips to push around. Tsang was getting low After missing a few draws and would get all in with tens against Godson's ace-queen. Godson took Tsang out after flopping a queen and then he really started to turn it up. Godson was on the verge of a chip-lead pot when he got it all in with ace-king against Benger's sixes but could not connect, being eliminated by a six in the window.

Perceval lost his tournament life to Shao with king-high losing to ace-high, but it was a couple of hands prior that took almost all of Perceval's chips when he got his kings cracked by Shao's jacks. Dylan Thibault found himself in the middle of Shao's final table heater when he ran his king-queen into the title winner's aces.

Shao and Benger played some low-ball poker heads-up for over an hour before the two finally got all the chips in the middle. Benger was getting short after an hour and decided to move his ace-seven all in from the button but Shao woke up with ace-jack. Shao flopped his jack and Benger could never catch up.

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Tags: Chi TsangDavid ShaoJordan SaccucciRuben PercevalRyan GriffinShaun Deeb

Griffin Benger Eliminated in 2nd Place ($115,000)

Level 42 : 6,000,000/12,000,000, 0 ante

David Shao opened to 26 million from the button and Griffin Benger then shoved all in. Shao snap-called and the players then flipped over their hands with Benger at risk of elimination.

David Shao: {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
Griffin Benger: {a-Spades}{7-Hearts}

The flop came down {j-Hearts}{7-Spades}{10-Hearts} and Benger would need some help. The turn was the {2-Hearts} and Shao now needed to dodge a seven or heart. The river fell the {2-Diamonds} and Benger was eliminated.

Tags: Griffin BengerDavid Shao

Level: 42

Blinds: 6,000,000/12,000,000

Ante: 0

Level: 41

Blinds: 5,000,000/10,000,000

Ante: 0

Shao Pushing Benger Around

Level 40 : 4,000,000/8,000,000, 0 ante

Griffin Benger limped the button and David Shao checked. The flop came {k-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} and both players checked to the turn which came the {10-Clubs}. Shao checked to Benger who then bet 14 million and Shao then check-raised to 35 million.

Benger made the call and the river came the {6-Diamonds}. Shao took a few moments before putting in a massive 125 million bet and Benger took some time before he eventually folded the hand.

Player Chips Progress
David Shao ca
David Shao
615,000,000 89,000,000
Griffin Benger ca
Griffin Benger
234,000,000 -89,000,000

Level: 40

Blinds: 4,000,000/8,000,000

Ante: 0

Shao Trying to Grind Benger Down

Level 39 : 3,500,000/7,000,000, 0 ante

David Shao opened to 16 million from the button and Griffin Benger raised to 50 million. Shao thought for several moments before making the fold. It has been a pretty conservative heads-up match so far but the play is starting to go up and so are the blinds.

Player Chips Progress
David Shao ca
David Shao
526,000,000 100,500,000
Griffin Benger ca
Griffin Benger
323,000,000 -100,500,000

Tags: David ShaoGriffin Benger

Level: 39

Blinds: 3,500,000/7,000,000

Ante: 0

Dylan Thibault Eliminated in 3rd Place ($76,000)

Level 38 : 3,000,000/6,000,000, 3,000,000 ante

David Shao opened to 13 million from the button and Dylan thimothy Maille thibault pushed all in for around 115 million. Shao made the call and the players tabled their hands.

David Shao: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}
Dylan thimothy Maille thibault: {k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {2-Hearts}{5-Spades}{j-Hearts}{3-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Shao continued his hot streak by eliminating Thibault with his pocket aces.

Player Chips Progress
David Shao ca
David Shao
425,500,000 147,500,000
Dylan thimothy Maille thibault ca
Dylan thimothy Maille thibault

Tags: David ShaoDylan thimothy Maille thibault