Day 3 completed
|Blinds||1,000,000 / 2,000,000|
Day 3 completed
Adrian Mateos emerged victorious in the $5,300 MILLIONS Finale at the Caribbean Poker Party Festival, besting a field of 215 total entries to claim the $250,000 first prize.
Mateos came out on top of a stacked final table that included the likes of Manig Loeser, Kenny Hallaert, and the eventual runner-up, partypoker Sponsored Pro Anatoly Filatov.
Final Table Results
|4||Tom Waters||United Kingdom||$87,600|
|8||James Walker||United Kingdom||$45,000|
Although several other familiar faces including Koray Aldemir, Barny Boatman, Tony Cousineau, Day 1 chip leader and MILLIONS Super High Roller Winner Chris Hunichen, and partypoker Sponsored Pro Kristen Bicknell all took chips out of the bag at the start of the final day, all of them missed the final table. Bicknell ended up finishing on the stone bubble, while Aldemir took 11th ($22,500), Boatman finished 15th ($15,000), Cousineau took 17th ($12,500), and Hunichen took home $10,000 for his 20th place finish.
Once the official final table was reached, James Walker was the first to depart. He finished in eighth place when he got his stack in preflop with ace-seven and failed to improve against Mateos who held ace-nine. Polish player Bartlomiej Machon finished in seventh shortly thereafter when he flopped top pair only to run into Kenny Hallaert's aces. Marc-Oliver Carpentier-Perrault was eliminated in sixth place when his ace-eight didn't get there against partypoker Head of Poker Tom Waters who held pocket eights.
German grinder Manig Loeser was the next go to in fifth place when his kings got cracked by Mateos's ace-queen. Just a few minutes later, Tom Waters busted in fourth place when he got his stack in with ace-seven and got no help from the deck against Filatov's pocket nines. Kenny Hallaert departed in third place when he got his stack in with two overcards to the board and a gutshot but ran into Filatov's top two pair.
Heads-up play between Filatov and Mateos lasted just over an hour. The two were close to even in chips for quite some time and traded a thin lead back and forth repeatedly over the course of many relatively small pots. Mateos got a big double-up approximately 50 minutes into the match when he shoved the river with aces and Filatov called with top pair. Although Filatov doubled up once thereafter when he turned top two pair against Mateos's top pair, the match didn't last much longer. Mateos won a key hand when he rivered a king-high flush to take the chip lead by a substantial margin, and several minutes later, it all ended when Filatov got his short stack in preflop with six-five suited and got no help from the board against Mateos's ace-jack off-suit.
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Anatoly Filatov got his stack in the middle before the flop from the big blind and Adrian Mateos, who was on the button, had him covered by a wide margin.
Mateos had the preflop advantage and Filatov needed help in order to survive. The board ran out which was no help to Filatov, so Mateos took the pot to end the tournament.
A full recap will be posted shortly.
With about 10 million already in the middle and the board reading Adrian Mateos checked from the big blind and Anatoly Filatov bet 4.5 million from the button. Mateos called.
The river was the and Mateos checked. Filatov bet 13 million and Mateos check-raised to 50 million. Filatov called and Mateos tabled for a king-high flush. Filatov mucked and Mateos took the pot.
"You could have had it all," Filatov said.
With about 14 million already in the middle and the board reading Anatoly Filatov checked from the big blind and Adrian Mateos bet 14 million from the button. Filatov check-raised all-in for 42.8 million and Mateos called to put Filatov at risk.
Filatov had the lead with queens up and Mateos needed help on the river in order to win the pot and end the tournament. The changed nothing and Filatov took the pot to double up.
Anatoly Filatov raised to 4 million from the button, Adrian Mateos three-bet to 12.6 million from the big blind, Filatov four-bet to 24 million, and Mateos called.
The flop came and both players checked.
The turn brought the and they both checked again.
The fell on the river and Mateos shoved for 56.1 million, sending Filatov into the tank. He ultimately called and Mateos quickly tabled , which was best against Filatov's , so Mateos took the pot to double up.
Adrian Mateos raised to 4 million from the button and Anatoly Filatov called from the big blind.
The flop came and Filatov checked. Mateos bet 2.5 million and Filatov called.
The turn brought the and both players checked.
The fell on the river, Filatov bet 9 million, Mateos folded, and Filatov took the pot.
Anatoly Filatov raised to 4 million from the button and Adrian Mateos called from the big blind.
The flop came and Mateos checked. Filatov bet 3 million, Mateos folded, and Filatov took the pot.