Day 2 completed
|Blinds||6,000,000 / 12,000,000|
Day 2 completed
The partypoker MILLIONS North America $1,100 Turbo has come to an end at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal, Canada. David Shao of Canada came out on top and claimed his first major tournament win. Shao's $1,100 Turbo win came with a title and a $180,000 payday.
Shao defeated a table full of some really tough players that included the likes of Playground regular Ruben Perceval, WSOP bracelet winner Shaun Deeb, and of course one of Canada's best Griffin Benger. Benger and Shao played heads-up for just over an hour before there was finally the first all in and showdown.
Final Table Results
|7||Shaun Deeb||United States||$19,000|
The final table was all fireworks when it started and Jordan Saccucci was part of most of it. He found himself on the losing end of a few hands before finally getting all in for his last 9.5 million. Deeb shoved over the top and Saccucci could not connect with the board as Deeb took him out with his ace high.
Richard Berenbaum started to slip down to below average stack and decided to shove his pocket nines. It was unlucky for him that he ran into Benger's set of jacks and Ryan Godman's flush in the same hand. This was in the span of three eliminations in just over one round of blinds. Next was Deeb who pushed all in pre with his kings and got them cracked by Perceval's jacks for a massive pot at the time.
Chi Tsang had a final table full of ups and downs. He grinded what was a short stack into a healthy sized amount of chips to push around. Tsang was getting low After missing a few draws and would get all in with tens against Godson's ace-queen. Godson took Tsang out after flopping a queen and then he really started to turn it up. Godson was on the verge of a chip-lead pot when he got it all in with ace-king against Benger's sixes but could not connect, being eliminated by a six in the window.
Perceval lost his tournament life to Shao with king-high losing to ace-high, but it was a couple of hands prior that took almost all of Perceval's chips when he got his kings cracked by Shao's jacks. Dylan Thibault found himself in the middle of Shao's final table heater when he ran his king-queen into the title winner's aces.
Shao and Benger played some low-ball poker heads-up for over an hour before the two finally got all the chips in the middle. Benger was getting short after an hour and decided to move his ace-seven all in from the button but Shao woke up with ace-jack. Shao flopped his jack and Benger could never catch up.
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David Shao opened to 26 million from the button and Griffin Benger then shoved all in. Shao snap-called and the players then flipped over their hands with Benger at risk of elimination.
The flop came down and Benger would need some help. The turn was the and Shao now needed to dodge a seven or heart. The river fell the and Benger was eliminated.
Griffin Benger limped the button and David Shao checked. The flop came and both players checked to the turn which came the . Shao checked to Benger who then bet 14 million and Shao then check-raised to 35 million.
Benger made the call and the river came the . Shao took a few moments before putting in a massive 125 million bet and Benger took some time before he eventually folded the hand.
David Shao opened to 16 million from the button and Griffin Benger raised to 50 million. Shao thought for several moments before making the fold. It has been a pretty conservative heads-up match so far but the play is starting to go up and so are the blinds.
David Shao opened to 13 million from the button and Dylan thimothy Maille thibault pushed all in for around 115 million. Shao made the call and the players tabled their hands.
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The board ran out and Shao continued his hot streak by eliminating Thibault with his pocket aces.