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CA$10,300 Main Event
Day 4 Completed

Rabichow Leads the Final Six in the CA$10,000 Main Event

ajlamers • Level 33: 700,000-1,400,000, 1,400,000 ante
Kevin Rabichow
Kevin Rabichow

The final six players have been reached in the CA$10,000 Main Event at the 2019 partypoker MILLIONS LIVE North America in Montreal, Canada. It took 12 hours on Day 4 to dwindle the field down from 16 players and Kevin Rabichow has once again claimed the chip lead.

Rabichow bagged the Day 2 chip lead and coasted through Day 3 to finish second in the counts behind a surging Danick Landriault. However, the tides turned today and Rabichow was on the receiving end of a couple of bluffs gone bad from Landriault. Heading into the final day, Rabichow will return with 156,150,000 chips, more than a quarter of the chips in play.

Francois Billard, the hometown favorite, is not far behind with 126,250,000. Billard made a late rally that all stemmed from a lucky double up when he spiked a three-outer on the river. He topped that off by picking up a couple of key pots toward the end of the night to finish second in chips, the only other player in the nine-figure range.

Francois Billard
Francois Billard

Paul Fontan (87,975,000), partypoker pro Joni Jouhkimainen (79,050,000), Alexandros Kolonias (40,550,000), and Danick Landriault (33,150,000) round out the remaining players. They will all return with CA$250,000 locked up but there is a cool $1,000,000 awaiting the winner.

Final Table Seating Assignments

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Paul FontanSpain87,975,00063
2Danick LandriaultCanada33,150,00024
3Kevin RabichowUnited States156,150,000112
4Joni JouhkimainenFinland79,050,00056
5Francois BillardCanada126,250,00090
6Alexandros KoloniasGreece40,550,00029

With only 16 players returning for the penultimate day and the blinds being increased to 90 minutes after a couple of levels, the action was expected to be much slower than the previous days. It took a while for the first elimination to occur but when it did, they seemed to come in bunches. Senthuran Vijayaratnam was the first to fall by the wayside and was quickly followed by Josue Sauvageau and Seyedrohollah Ettehadi. Before the first break of the day, John Cayley was also sent to the rail leaving just 12 players.

There were no eliminations in the next level of play but Erik Lemarquand was grinding a short stack. He eventually got his chips in with king-jack suited but was dominated by the ace-king of Upeshka De Silva. He found no help on the runout and hit the rail. Those chips didn't stay with De Silva for long as he was the next to be ousted. De Silva turned two pair against Fontan's pocket aces but the river counterfeit De Silva as he bowed out in 11th place.

Upeshka De Silva
Upeshka De Silva

It was about 90 minutes later when the next bustout would finally occur. Chips were tossed back and forth and multiple players grabbed a hold of the chip lead and Jason James was forced to watch it all happen in front of him. His flopped two pair was no match for Fontan's turned set of deuces and all of the chips got in the middle on the river.

The unofficial final table of nine players lasted nearly three hours as everyone started with a stack of over 30 big blinds. Armin Rezaei was the casualty of bluff gone wrong against Rabichow and quickly became one of the shorter stacks. He eventually found himself at risk with pocket fives against the pocket kings of Kolonias and was unable to improve.

As the schedule dictated, two more eliminations were required before the action would conclude for the day. Ruben Perceval put up a strong fight for quite some time but also ran a small pocket pair into a premium hand of Rabichow. In the last hand of the night, Ben Heath found himself on the wrong side of the river again. Both players turned a pair but Kolonias rivered two pair to bring an end to Day 4.

2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (CAD)Prize(USD)
1st----$1,000,000$744,138
2nd----$650,000$483,690
3rd----$473,700$352,498
4th----$370,000$275,331
5th----$300,000$223,241
6th----$250,000$186,035
7thBen HeathUnited Kingdom$200,000$148,828
8thRuben PercevalCanada$150,000$111,621
9thArmin RezaeiAustria$100,000$74,414

The final six will return tomorrow for the last day of the 2019 partypoker MILLIONS LIVE North America at the Playground Poker Club. The action will resume at 12 p.m. EST with 26:17 remaining in level 33. The blinds will be 700,000/1,400,000 with a 1,400,000 big blind ante. The levels will continue to be 90 minutes in length and will be reduced to 45 minutes when heads-up begins.

Continue to follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team as we bring you all of the coverage until a winner is crowned.

Tags: Alexandros KoloniasArmin RezaeiBen HeathDanick LandriaultErik LemarquandFrancois BillardJason JamesJohn CayleyJoni JouhkimainenJosue SauvageauKevin RabichowPaul FontanRuben PercevalSenthuran VijayaratnamSeyedrohollah EttehadiUpeshka De Silva

Ben Heath Eliminated in 7th Place (CA$200,000)

tRaMSt0p • Level 33: 700,000-1,400,000, 1,400,000 ante
Ben Heath
Ben Heath

From the button, Ben Heath shoved all in for 7,375,000 and Alexandros Kolonias called in the big blind.

Heath: {q-Hearts}{j-Spades}
Kolonias: {q-Spades}{6-Spades}

Heath was a dominating favorite, and when the flop landed {k-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{2-Clubs}, he furthered his advantage.

The dealer burned and turned the {q-Diamonds} to see Heath only needing to fade a six to be eliminate, or a ten or deuce to chop.

The river was the devastating {6-Hearts}, and with Kolonias rivering two pair, Heath was eliminated in 7th place from the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America Main Event for CA$200,000 in prize money.

Alexandros Kolonias gr
Alexandros Kolonias
gr 40,550,000 1,375,000
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
gb Busted

Tags: Alexandros KoloniasBen Heath

Landriault Doubles Through Heath

tRaMSt0p • Level 33: 700,000-1,400,000, 1,400,000 ante

Danick Landriault shoved all in from the cutoff for 14.8 million and Ben Heath called from the big blind.

Heath: {a-Hearts}{7-Clubs}
Landriault: {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}

Landriault was at-risk but held the advantage as the flop landed {4-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} to give Heath additional chop outs.

The turn of the {2-Clubs} would now need Landriault to fade a seven, four, or deuce to double, and when the {5-Diamonds} completed the board on the river, he secured the double.

Danick Landriault ca
Danick Landriault
ca 31,600,000 16,150,000
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
gb 8,075,000 -12,925,000

Tags: Danick LandriaultBen Heath

Rabichow with the Flop Check-Raise

tRaMSt0p • Level 33: 700,000-1,400,000, 1,400,000 ante

Ben Heath opened to 2.8 million from under the gun and both Kevin Rabichow and Joni Jouhkimainen called in the blinds.

The flop landed {4-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and Rabichow checked to Jouhkimainen who led out for 2.6 million. Heath called, but Rabichow elected to check-raise to 8.5 million total.

Jouhkimainen folded, and with the action on Heath, he used a time extension before folding.

Kevin Rabichow us
Kevin Rabichow
us 156,150,000 8,000,000
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
gb 21,000,000 -9,325,000

Tags: Kevin RabichowJoni JouhkimainenBen Heath

Monster Pot for Jouhkimainen

tRaMSt0p • Level 33: 700,000-1,400,000, 1,400,000 ante
Joni Jouhkimainen
Joni Jouhkimainen

Partypoker pro Joni Jouhkimainen raised to 3 million in early position and Danick Landriault defended his big blind to see the {7-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{4-Spades} flop.

Landriault checked to Jouhkimainen, and he continued for 4 million. Landriault called, and the turn landed the repeating {q-Spades}.

Landriault checked again, and Jouhkimainen cut out a bet of 9.5 million. Landriault called, and the {7-Clubs} completed the board on the river.

After using a time extension, Landriault knuckled the action over to Jouhkimainen for a third time. Jouhkimainen used his own time extension before he elected to bet out 20 million.

Landriault now went deep into the tank before eventually deciding upon a call. Jouhkimainen tabled his {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs} for a full house.

Joni Jouhkimainen fi
Joni Jouhkimainen
fi 86,550,000 38,600,000
Danick Landriault ca
Danick Landriault
ca 15,450,000 -37,900,000

Tags: Joni JouhkimainenDanick Landriault

Ruben Perceval Eliminated in 8th Place (CA$150,000)

ajlamers • Level 33: 700,000-1,400,000, 1,400,000 ante
Ruben Perceval
Ruben Perceval

Ruben Perceval was on the short stack among the final eight players and he pushed all in for 21.1 million in early position. Danick Landriault used a time extension before putting his cards in the muck but Kevin Rabichow re-shoved all in from the small blind.

Rabichow: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Perceval: {4-Spades}{4-Hearts}

The flop came {a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{8-Spades} and Perceval was in bad shape looking for just two outs. The turn brought the {3-Diamonds} and the river was the {6-Diamonds} to send Perceval home in eighth place.

Kevin Rabichow us
Kevin Rabichow
us 148,150,000 19,500,000
Ruben Perceval ca
Ruben Perceval
ca Busted

Tags: Danick LandriaultKevin RabichowRuben Perceval

Flush for Landriault

ajlamers • Level 33: 700,000-1,400,000, 1,400,000 ante

Danick Landriault raised to 2.8 million from under the gun and Kevin Rabichow just called directly to his left. The rest of the table folded and the two players went heads-up to a flop of {j-Spades}{3-Spades}{2-Spades}.

Both players checked and the {7-Spades} on the turn put four spades on the board. Both players checked once more and the {j-Hearts} paired the board on the river. Landriault fired out a bet of 5.5 million and Rabichow called. Landriault turned over {a-Clubs}{q-Spades} and Rabichow's cards went to the muck.

Kevin Rabichow us
Kevin Rabichow
us 128,650,000 -8,300,000
Danick Landriault ca
Danick Landriault
ca 53,350,000 5,000,000

Tags: Kevin RabichowDanick Landriault