Day 3 completed
|Blinds||7,000,000 / 14,000,000|
Players Info - Day 3
Day 3 completed
After almost six hours, the PokerStars Blowout Series: $109 NLHE – The Big Blowout! has crowned a winner in "pilaa" from the Netherlands who collected $381,174 after agreeing to a four-way deal with "n3kt", "leonardoc01", and Jack "JBHInfinity" Hardcastle. The tournament attracted 37,673 entries on Day 1 to not surpass the $5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.
The Dutchman's previous best result on PokerStars hails from a win in the Winter Series 45-L: $22 NLHE [6-Max], $150K Gtd at the start of the year for $21,247, and with this result here today, they are closing the year off with an amazing new record. "n3kt" also achieved a new personal best as their previous best score was for $8,565.
PokerStars Blowout Series: $109 NLHE – The Big Blowout! Final Table Results
|4||Jack "JBHInfinity" Hardcastle||United Kingdom||$270,764*|
|8||Andreas "derbegott" Ponath||Germany||$45,436|
* denotes a four-way deal
Race to the Final Table
"x_GusHansen_" started the day as the shortest stack and would also become the first player to bust today when they ran their ace-five into the tens of Andreas "derbegott" Ponath. "Cecaka15" followed immediately after but it would then take almost 25 minutes before Rodrigo "rodrigorpv" Valente would fall to "leonardoc01".
This would be the start of a slew of eliminations with "CoolBadBeat", "NessV", "Dvp92", "madiite", and "FAT3333" falling before the first break of the day. Forty minutes later, Day 2 chip leader, Patrick "pads1161" Leonard was eliminated by "pilaa" for a chip lead pot when he four-bet shoved with ace-king and was looked up by the latter who held pocket queens. The two queens on the flop immediately dashed any hopes Leonard held to double up and to see him bust in fifteenth place.
Egor "Egor699" Boriskin fell to "cram66" before Cesar "cautiioN" Antenore was eliminated by "gab0120". In the end, it would be "Dannywilbier" who would bubble the final table when they put their tournament life at risk with ace-eight and was called by by Ponath who held pocket eights.
From Nine Players to One Winner
"pilaa" started the final table with the chip lead and held on for the most part. "gurgleberry2" was on the other side of the counts and was also first to leave the final table stage. The chips kept going back and forth for a while before Ponath was pushed out of the tournament by "n3kt". Ten minutes later, "Eldarion90" also fell to the hand of "n3kt".
"cram66" was halted by Hardcastle with "gab0120" following after thanks to "pilaa". The four remaining players discussed a deal in the chat before opting to pause the tournament and canceling the deal as they couldn't adjust the ICM numbers. They continued play for a bit and then looked at the numbers again before agreeing to things. $50,000 was set aside for the eventual winner with "leonardoc01" with a small chip lead at that point.
"pilaa" doubled up to a huge chip lead through "leonardoc01" with several more double-ups following. In the end, it would take 30 minutes before Hardcastle was taken out by "leonardoc01". But they couldn't keep the good run going as they busted in the very next hand to "pilaa".
Heads-up play would end up lasting an hour with "n3kt" doubling up once for the chip lead but "pilaa" recovered easily before putting more pressure on their opponent. At the end of the day, "n3kt" called the shove of "pilaa" for their last nine big blinds with ace-nine. They were ahead against the four-trey of "pilaa" but the jack-four-trey flop didn't help "n3kt". The king on the turn meant "n3kt" was drawing dead as the king on the river completed the board to formalize things.
This concludes the PokerNews coverage of this event but the live reporting team will be back on Sunday, January 3 to bring you all the action of the Blowout Series: $215 NLHE [8-Max, The Big Blowout!], $5M Gtd. so make sure to return then.
"pilaa" shoved from the button for "n3kt" to make the call for the 128,024,268 they had behind.
"n3kt" was ahead with the higher hole cards but the on the flop gave "pilaa" two pair immediately.
The turn was the for "n3kt" to be left drawing dead as the completed the board to finalize things.
"n3kt" collected $260,165 for finishing as the runner-up after having agreed to a four-way deal while "pilaa" won the $50,000 on top of the already agreed prize to get to a total of $381,174 for winning the tournament.
A recap is to follow.
"n3kt" raised to 24,000 from the button and "pilaa" called. The flop came , "pilaa" check-raised the 15,300,000 continuation-bet of "n3kt" to 60,000,000 and got a fold.
On the next hand, "pilaa" limped in on the button and "n3kt" opted to check. The flop came , "n3kt" check-raised the 14,850,000 bet to 48,000,000 and was called. The turn brought them the and "n3kt" check-folded to the 44,800,000 bet of "pilaa".
"n3kt" raised to 24,000,000 from the button and "pilaa" opted to defend.
The flop came , "n3kt" bet 15,300,000 which "pilaa" check-raised to 51,800,000 and was called.
The turn was the , "pilaa" checked again. This time, "n3kt" bet 84,000,000 and was called again.
The river completed the board with the and they both checked. "pilaa" tabled the for the full house for "n3kt" to muck.
"pilaa" raised to 24,000,000 from the button and "n3kt" three-bet to 84,000,000 which "pilaa" called.
The flop came , they both checked to the on the turn. They both checked for the to complete the board. "n3kt" bet 51,300,000 for "pilaa" to fold.
"n3kt" limped in on the button and "pilaa" opted to check.
The flop came , they both checked to the on the turn. "pilaa" check-called the 20,250,000 bet of "n3kt".
The river completed the board with the , "n3kt" bet 50,625,000 and was check-called by "pilaa" who mucked when "n3kt" showed the [6hj6c] for the rivered full house.
"n3kt" raised to 20,000,000 from the button and "pilaa" three-bet to 65,000,000 which "n3kt" called.
The flop came , they both checked to the on the turn. "pilaa" bet 35,775,000 for "n3kt" to fold.