Day 4 completed
|Blinds||4,000,000 / 8,000,000|
Day 4 completed
The €10,300 Main Event at the 2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe is done and Lukas Zaskodny has been crowned the winner. He took home €906,770 for beating the 504-entry field and a heads-up deal with Josef Snejberg. Snejberg settled for €718,230. The podium was completed by Romain Lewis. Lewis took home the bronze for the biggest live cash of his career, €428,000.
The tournament ended with quite shallow stacks and most of the eliminations were in standard situations. Zaskodny addressed this after he won: “We were playing for a lot of money, and the pay jumps were quite huge. Even though the table is quite shallow, I understand that nobody wants to be eliminated.”
Zaskodny also said he is very good friends with Snejberg. “One month ago we had a groundbreaking with my garden. And we were talking and saying that we’ve never played heads-up together, even though we’ve played together many years. So one month after that, we got heads up.”
Final Table Results
|Place||Player||Country||Prize (EUR)||Prize (USD)|
|1||Lucas Zaskodny||Czech Republic||€906,770*||$1,006,000*|
|2||Josef Snejberg||Czech Republic||€718,230*||$797,000|
|5||Sam Grafton||United Kingdom||€220,000||$244,000|
|6||Roberto Romanello||United Kingdom||€170,000||$189,000|
|7||Charlie Carrel||United Kingdom||€130,000||$144,000|
|8||Rastislav Paleta||Czech Republic||€100,000||$111,000|
*= Heads-up deal
Final Table Action
Only eight players remained out of the 504 entries that were made in the Main Event. Charlie Carrel started the day as chip leader after a dominating performance on Day 3 of the tournament. He started off on the same track by immediately busting out Rastislav Paleta in eighth place (€100,000). After that, however, Carrel wasn't able to win a single hand and he ended up losing every single all-in situation to end up in seventh place himself. Carrel took home €130,000 for his efforts, despite having one-third of the chips earlier in the day.
Team partypoker pro Roberto Romanello was one of the players that made his way to Day 3 through the online Day 1+2. Romanello had a stellar start on Day 3 but his run came to an end in sixth place after being one of the players that doubled through Carrel. Romanello took home €170,000. Sam Grafton was one of several players that held the chip lead during the final table but his run came to an end in fifth (€220,000).
Romanello wasn't the only player at the final to make it to the final table after finding his way to Day 3 through the partypoker client. Severin Schleser (4th - €300,000) and Lewis (3rd - €428,000) also set foot in the Kings Resort for the first time during this series on Day 3 of the Main Event. Schleser qualified for the tournament through an online satellite on partypoker with a buy-in about 100 times smaller than the €10,300 most of the players ponied up.
The last non-Czech player in the tournament was Lewis and the heads-up match started with the two players from the Czech Republic after a little break. Zaskodny and Snejberg agreed on a deal and they would finish the tournament playing for €100,000. Snejberg already secured €718,230 and Zaskodny, who held the chip lead going into the heads up, secured €806,770. Snejberg took over the lead during the heads-up but Zaskodny then won two big pots to end the tournament and take home the extra €100,000.
That wraps up the coverage of the 2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.
Lukas Zaskodny went all in for 396,00,000, and Josef Snejberg called off his last 98,000,000.
Snejberg was drawing thin to an ace but it didn't come, and the Czech goes home with €718,230 for second place per the terms of a heads-up deal.
Josef Snejberg, with , arrived at the turn with two pair on a board. Lukas Zaskodny held , good for second pair.
Snejberg put in a turn bet for 46,000,000, and Zaskodny called.
The river brought the , and Snejberg went all in for 222,000,000, having Zaskodny covered. A call would have clinched the tournament for Snejberg, but Zaskodny made the fold.
Josef Snejberg limped with , and Lukas Zaskodny raised to 28,000,000.
Snejberg went all in for his 360,500,000 stack, and Zaskondny called. Zaskondy was at risk going to the showdown.
The on the flop put Zakondny well ahead, but a spade on the turn gave Snejberg hopes of hitting a river flush and ending the tournament. The flush wasn't to be, however, and Zaskodny doubled through and took the chip lead.
Lukas Zaskodny limped from the small blind/button with and big blind Josef Snejberg checked his option with .
The flop was dealt and Zaskodny led out with a min-bet of 8,000,000. That was enough to make Snejberg fold and he picked up a small pot but Snejberg still managed to extend his lead over the last couple of hands.
The first couple of hands have been played and Josef Snejberg took over the chip lead. He won a big 200,000,000 pot to come out on top but the two are taking it slow despite having made a deal.
There is still €100,000 on the line and a spot on the trophy for their name.
Josef Snejberg and Lukas Zaskodny have agreed to a deal. Zaskodny takes the biggest part of the prize pool, for now, with €806,770. Snejberg agreed to €718,230 and they are still playing it out for €100,000.
They will continue heads-up until a winner is crowned.