Team partypoker’s Anatoly Filatov is the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS High Roller champion after outlasting 121-opponents in the $10,300 buy-in event at the 2019 Caribbean Poker Party.
This amazing result is the latest in a long line and ensures Filatov is enjoying his most successful year of his live poker tournament career. Filatov secured a $280,000 payout for his victory in The Bahamas and has now won $1,9989,048 during 2019 and $5,076,957 overall.
$10,300 MILLIONS High Roller Final Table Results
|3||Kristina Hoist||United States||$126,000|
|5||Scott Margereson||United Kingdom||$75,000|
|7||Anthony Zinno||United States||$50,000|
|8||Chin Wei Lim||Malaysia||$45,000|
|9||Chris Hunichen||United States||$40,000|
Twenty-two players returned to the action for the final day of the $10,300 MILLIONS High Roller and only 17 received a slice of the $1,220,000 prize pool. Ema Zajmovic was the first player to cash, locking up $25,000.
Former WPT champion Zajamovic was joined on the sidelines by start-of-day chip leader Michael Zhang, Orpen Kisacikoglu, Norbert Szecsi and John Krpan. Alex Foxen, Markus Prinz and Chance Kornuth followed suit, the latter busting in 10th place and setting the final table.
Chris “Big Huni” Hunichen was the final table’s first casualty. After losing a massive pot to Filatov, Hunichen was left nursing a very short stack. The rest of Hunichen’s chips went into the middle with and Kahle Burns called with . The board ran to bust Hunichen.
Filatov sent Chin Wei Lim home in eighth-place when his prevailed against to leave only seven player in the tournament. Those seven became six when Anthony Zinno looked down at and had a relatively easy call to make when Kristina Holst shoved from middle position. Holst showed and had Zinno slightly covered. Zinno was drawing dead by the turn because Holst hit an unlikely straight.
Jouhkimainen Busts In Sixth-Place For $60,000
Team partypoker’s Joni Jouhkimainen ran out of steam and fell in sixth-place. Jouhkimainen was all-in with against the of Burns. The flop gave Burns two pair and our man a flush draw. Unfortunately, Jouhkimainen couldn’t find a heart on the turn or river and had to make do with a $60,000 haul.
By this stage, Filatov had accumulated slightly more than 40% of the total chips in play and found himself in a dominant position. He took a brief pause from constantly chipping up to watch Fabrizio Gonzalez send the United Kingdom’s Scott Margereson to the cashier’s desk. Again, it was a coinflip that sealed a tournament player’s fate. Margereson was all in with against . A king on the flop was more than enough to end Margereson’s impressive run.
Burns, who won two WSOP bracelets this year, crashed out in fourth-place at the hands of Holst, before Holst herself busted when her proved no match for Filatov’s . This hand sent the tournament into the heads-up stage where Filatov lead Gonzalez by 101,400,000 to 23,600,000 chips.
The final hand saw Filatov limp on the button with and Gonzalez check his option while holding . Gonzalez check-called a pot-sized bet on the flop. The turn saw Gonzalez check again, Filatov fired a 3,500,000 bet and Gonzalez check-raised to 8,000,000. Filatov jammed all-in and Gonzalez snap-called with his straight, but Filatov held the nuts. The completed the board, busted Gonzalez and left Filatov to be crowned the $10,300 MILLIONS High Roller champion.
Koon Cashes in Seventh in Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas
While Filatov has Lady Luck in his corner, she forgot to give teammate Jason Koon a helping hand. Koon went into the final table of the $250,000 Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas second in chips but was the second player to bust.
Koon flopped bottom set against Daniel Dvoress and bet both the flop and turn. Dvoress, holding queen-ten, check-called on both occasions and improved to a flush on the turn. It was a substantial pot to hand for Koon to hand over and he never fully recovered, eventually busting in seventh-place for $637,500.
At least Koon can have some consolation in that his chips went to good use because Dvoress went all the way and took down the massive event, turning his second $250,000 bullet into a career-best score of $4,080,000. Shortly after his victory, Dvoress spoke to the PokerGO team and said, “This is the most prepared I’ve felt for a tournament relative to the rest of the field. I felt really comfortable all day and coasted through it without emotional swings. It all kind of came together in this event.”
$250,000 Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas Final Table Results
|2||Wai Leong Chan||Malaysia||$2,677,500|
|3||Kathy Lehne||United States||$1,785,000|
|4||Erik Seidel||United States||$1,275,000|
|5||Seth Davies||United States||$1,020,000|
|7||Jason Koon||United States||$637,500|
|8||Justin Bonomo||United States||$510,000|
Simunic Sixth in Chips in MILLIONS Mini Main Event
The $1,100 MILLIONS Main Event played out its penultimate day and saw the field reduced to only 23 players, all of whom are in the money.
Canada’s Evgeny Vasilyev is the man to catch with his 95,000,000 stack but it is the man in sixth-place who we have our eyes on. Why? Because it is Team partypoker’s Josip Simunic. Our Austrian pro has 61,000,000 chips and is in a great position to secure the $165,000 top prize.
The returning field is stacked with elite poker players. These include Vlad Darie, Christopher Brammer, former WSOP Main Event champions Joe Cada and Ryan Riess, Guillaume Diaz, Joseph Cheong and our very own Jeff Gross.
Gross headed to The Bahamas after playing Day 1 and 2 of this event online at partypoker. He now has 43,700,000 chips, enough for 14th place at the restart.
We lost a handful of Team partypoker members during Day 3, with several reaching the money. Mike Sexton (144th for $2,000), Renato Nomura (129th for $2,250), Louise Butler (57th for $4,000), Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier (33rd for $4,750) and Day Kotoviezy (29th for $5,000) being those stars to cash.
MILLIONS Mini Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts
|3||Kou Vang||United States||72,000,000|
|7||Christopher Brammer||United Kingdom||58,400,000|
|10||Joe Cada||United States||47,300,000|
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