Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Pierre-Paul Paulin Leads Headed into Final Day of partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America CA$10,300 High Roller
Day 2 of the 2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America CA$10,300 High Roller is now in the books after ten grueling hours of play. The late registration/Re-Entry period was still open for another four hours to begin the day and by the completion of that period, there were a total of 102 slips sold. By nights end it was Pierre-Paul Paulin leading the way with an impressive 21,425,000 in chips.
Paulin started the day just slightly above average in chips but instantly catapulted to the top of the food chain. He was the first player to reach the ten million mark and he did so by eliminating the start of the day chipleader James Romero. The two found themselves in a flipping situation with Paulin holding big slick against Romero's pair of sixes. Romero flopped a six and seemed to have the hand all but locked up. Paulin managed to hit a runner-runner full house, taking down the pot and eliminating Romero from the tournament.
The New Brunswick, Canada native continued to run hot and it seems like a standard for him here in the Playground Poker Club as he finished seventh in the partypoker Main Event held in October of last year for his first six-figure cash. Paulin will be looking to surpass that personal best and add another six-figure cash to his resume.
Right behind the chipleader is Brian Yoon with a healthy 15,525,000 stack. Yoon started the day around average and just like Paulin, he started to climb quickly. Yoon played an aggressive style of poker but always seemed to have a hand when the cards were turned over. He is a competitor with enough experience to take over during Day 3 so be sure to keep an eye out for him as the action unfolds on the final day.
The tournament started the day with 52 runners and by the end of late registration, a total of 102 had joined, gathering $989,400 for the prize pool. A total that came up just shy of the one million guarantee that was set. Only 16 found a bag at the end of play and those who did will be returning tomorrow to battle it out. The money bubble is lingering around the corner with only 11 receiving a payday. A min-cash will be worth CA$25,000 and the eventual winner will be pulling in an immense CA$300,000.
Many familiar faces will be returning tomorrow for that top prize but two, in particular, stand out. partypoker pro's Anatoly Filatov and Bertran Grospellier are two people that everyone will have their eyes on tomorrow. Filitov is starting the day third in chips and always brings excitement to the table whenever he plays. Grospellier is starting at the bottom of the pack but knows his way around a short stack and will look to prove that once again.
A lot of pros took a shot, or in some cases, several, and failed to make it to Day 3, including Germanies Rainer Kempe, Lauren Roberts, Artem Metalidi, Javier Gomez, Alan Schein, Kitty Kuo, and Ryan Riess.
The action will restart on at 1 p.m. EST with the blinds resuming at 60,000/120,000 and a 120,000 big blind ante. There will be a 15-minute break after every two levels of play and the levels will remain at 60-minutes in length. A winner will be crowned tomorrow and the tournament will not stop until someone takes down first place for that cool $300,000 cash prize.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you all the action throughout the rest of the tournament so be sure to stay tuned.
Day 2 of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America CA$10,300 High Roller Concludes with Pierre-Paul Paulin in the Lead
The second day of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America CA$10,300 High Roller has come to an end. There were a total of 102 to join the event over the first 12 levels of play and just 16 players found a bag by the end Day 2.
Pierre-Paul Paulin started the day off with a couple of big hands and completely took over after he found a chip lead. Paulin used his massive stack to apply an enormous amount of pressure on his opponents and lucky luck proved to favor the backbone today as he also got lucky when needed. The New Brunswick native will be starting Day 3 with 21,425,000 in chips and all the momentum in the world.
Behind the chipleader is Brian Yoon who has 15,525,000 and enough experience to take over the tournament at any given moment. Look for Yoon to make a lot of aggressive moves early tomorrow to try and overtake the lead. A couple of partypoker pro's made it through in Anatoly Filatov (13,300,000) and Bertrand Grospellier (1,405,000). Grospellier sat around average the most of the day and is headed into Day 3 on the shorter side of things. Filatov, on the other hand, took off like a rocket and jumped near the top of the list shortly after dinner break, he will be someone to watch for on the third day.
A full recap of the day, along with a list of chip counts will be posted shortly.
Anatoly Filatov opened to 200,000 from early position, Maria Ho called on the button and the dealer fanned out as a flop.
Action checked to Ho, she bet 225,000, Filatov check-called and the peeled off on the turn. Both players checked, the landed on the river and Filatov pushed in 1,700,000.
Ho thought for a couple of moments but in the end, she threw her hand into the muck and Filatov scooped in the pot with his heavy river bet.
Aleksandr Merzhinskii opened to 110,000, John Hewgill moved all in for 1,190,000 and Merzhinskii called, players turned over their hands with Hewgill at risk.
The board ran out and Hewgill's cowboys held on for the pot, securing himself a double.
Brian Yoon opened to 215,000 from the hijack, Manig Loeser moved all in for 2,415,000 in the small blind and Yoon called, players turned over their hand with Loeser at risk.
The board runs out and Loeser's rivered flush takes down the set of Yoon for a double up.
|59||6||Maria Ho||United States||5,400,000|
|59||8||Charles La Boissonniere||Canada||4,000,000|
|60||7||Brian Yoon||United States||19,100,000|
Lauren Roberts opened from the hijack, Bartlomiej Machon moved all in and Roberts called for just a bit less, the two turned over their hands.
The flop came down and Machon had Roberts drawing to runner-runner. A on the turn would seal the deal as Machon took down the pot, sending Roberts out in 17th place.