Adrian Mateos Triumphs in MILLIONS World Bahamas Main Event
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Adrian Mateos is the 2019 Caribbean Poker Party MILLIONS World Bahamas Main Event champion after triumphing over 947-opponents in the $10,300 buy-in tournament. Mateos scooped a cool $1,162,805 after a three-handed deal involving Aaron Van Blarcum and Chris Hunichen.
2019 MILLIONS World Bahamas Main Event Final Table Results
|2||Aaron Van Blarcum||United States||$970,000*|
|3||Chris Hunichen||United States||$1,097,195*|
|8||Gregory Baird||United States||$180,000|
*reflects a three-handed deal
The final day began with Team partypoker’s Ludovic Geilich leading 24 hopefuls back into battle. A strong of eliminations, including those of Scott Margereson, Alexandru Papazian, Andras Nemeth, and Martin Zamani, reduced the player count.
Geilich was still going strong at this stage but then his world fell apart. After losing a sizeable pot when William Blais check-raised all-in on the flop in a three-bet pot and he had to fold, Gelich got his stack in with aces against Alex Foxen’s king-jack. Foxen won the hand thanks to the board running out all hearts and he held the jack of hearts. This left Geilich with four big blinds and he busted soon after in 14th place for $65,000.
The likes of former WSOP Main Event champion Ryan Riess, the aforementioned Foxen, Jonathan Kozel, and Oskar Prehm crashed out to set the final table.
Philipp Gruissem was the first casualty of the final table, committing his stack with pocket aces and losing to Hunichen’s sixes thanks to a six on the turn. Gregory Baird then fell at the hands of Hunichen who again hit a set of sixes.
Canada’s Peter Jetten’s shove with king-ten lost to Scott Wellenbach’s pocket queens before Oleg Mandzjuk made a move with suited five-four and lost to the suited ace-eight of Wellenbach with both players improving to a flush.
Blais the busted in fifth-place for $500,000. Blais’ ace-eight was ahead of Hunichen’s queen-ten until a queen landed on the river. This left three players in the Main Event and the trio struck a deal while on an official break. The deal left $100,000 and the trophy for the eventual champion.
Hunichen fell in third when he shoved with ace-three and Van Blarcum called with ace-king. Both players flopped an ace and the board counterfeited Hunichen’s hand and he crashed out in third for $1,097,195.
The chip counts were almost level going into heads-up but Mateos soon started turning the screw. By the time the final hand took place, Van Blarcum held 134,000,000 chips to Mateos’ colossal stack of 814,000,000. Those 134,000,000 chips went into the middle with ten-deuce and Mateos called with jack-nine. A nine on the flop was enough to seal the deal for Mateos who now has $19,423,996 in live tournament winnings thanks in part to the $1,162,805 he locked up in this tournament and the $520,464 he collected for winning the $25,500 MILLIONS Super High Roller a couple of days ago.
Two other tournaments crowned their champions as the 2019 Caribbean Poker Party began drawing to a close.
The $10,300 MILLIONS High Roller Finale, a tournament that saw 205 players buy in, was won by Norbert Szecsi who collected $400,000. Szecsi defeated Ralph Wong heads-up to secure the title, resigning the runner-up to a $260,000 consolation prize.
Others who reached the final table were Matthias Eibinger, Garik Tamasian, Marques De Miranda, Julien Martini, Stephen Chidwick, Jamie Sequeira, and 2019 Poker Masters champion Sam Soverel.
MILLIONS High Roller Finale Final Table Results
|2||Ralph Wong||United States||$260,000|
|5||Marques De Miranda||Portugal||$110,000|
|7||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||$75,000|
|9||Sam Soverel||United States||$50,000|
Wai Leong Chan Wins MILLION Super High Roller Finale
Team partypoker pros made up three of the seven in-the-money finishers in the MILLIONS Super High Roller Finale but it was Wai Leong Chan who was the last player standing.
Kristen Bicknell was awarded $75,000 for her seventh-place finish and was joined on the rail by Netherlands’ Rob Hollink whose sixth-place finish yielded $95,000.
Jason Koon crashed out in fifth for $120,000 before Ali Imsirovic ran out of steam in fourth-place and walked away with $150,000. Sean Winter’s third-place finish saw him pad his bankroll with $191,000.
Winter’s exit set up a heads-up battle between Chan and Isaac Haxton and it was the former who took down the tournament. Haxton consoled himself with the $250,000 runner-up prize while Chan banked a cool $380,000.
MILLIONS Super High Roller Finale Final Table Results
|1||Wai Leong Chan||Malaysia||$380,000|
|2||Isaac Haxton||United States||$250,000|
|3||Sean Winter||United States||$191,000|
|4||Ali Imsirovic||United States||$150,000|
|5||Jason Koon||United States||$120,000|
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