Jon Kristian Kyte has been crowned the 2017 partypoker LIVE Nordic Poker Championships Main Event champion after he topped a star-studded field of 396 entrants to scoop the €240,000 first place prize.
Nordic Poker Championships Main Event Final Table Results
|1||Jon Kristian Kyte||Norway||€240,000|
The money bubble burst on Day 3 when three Finnish players clashed on Table 4. Jukka Parvianen opened the betting with a raise, Heikki Piira three-bet all-in and Joni Jouhkimainen flat-called the all-in bet. The action folded back to Parvianen and he moved all-in. Joukimainen instantly called.
Joukimainen turned over pocket aces, Piira turned over a pair of kings and Parvianen showed ace-king. The aces held, which meant both Piira and Parvianen bust and the money bubble burst, locking up at least €4,000 for the surviving players.
The likes of Peter Eichhardt, Henrik Hecklen, Kimmo Kurko, Jannick Wrang, Team partypoker’s Johnny Lodden, and Dennis Berglin all finished in the money and by the time the nine-handed final table was reached, everyone had locked up €15,000.
Norway’s Kayhan Roshanfekr was the first player to bust from the final table and he was joined on the sidelines by his fellow countryman Espen Jorstad.
Seventh-place and €27,000 went to Rasmus Larsen of Denmark who moved all-in with on the button and Johan Creutz called in the big blind with the dominating . Creutz paired his ten on the flop and it proved too much for Larsen to come from behind from.
Thomas Soderstrom then bust in sixth-place at the hands of Kyte. The eventual champion opened from late position, Jouhkimainen three-bet to 1,500,000 from the small blind, Soderstrom moved all-in for 100,000 more chips and both Kyte and Jouhkimainen called. Kyte led out on the flop and Jouhkimainen folded.
Kyte turned over for middle pair and Soderstrong . The turn and river were bricks and Soderstrom’s tournament ended.
Christopher Andler crashed out of the Main Event in fifth-place after losing back-to-back hands. Andler lost the majority of his chips to Creutz when he check-raised all-in with on a flop and was called by Creutz with . The on the turn all but bust Andler; he bust with to Nicoali Voreland’s .
The tournament became less shark-infested when Jouhkimainen called an all-in bet from Kyte on a flop with and lost when Kyte’s improved to a straight on the turn. That hand gave Kyte a massive 26,000,000 chip stack and he became the hot favourite for the title.
The first six-figure score of the tournament was awarded to Creutz who got his chips into the middle with and was in decent shape against Kyte’s . The flop kept Creutz ahead but the turn gifted Kyte a straight. Creutz neeed the river to pair the board to stay in the tournament, but it was the .
Kyte was the chip leader going into heads-up with Voreland until a massive hand went Voreland’s way and evened up the stacks. The final hand, like many in tournament poker, was a coinflip. Kyte had Voreland slightly covered and his was against Voreland’s . Voreland paired both his king and jack on the flop, but Kyte spiked a six to improve to a set. Neither the turn or river were of help to Voreland and he was resigned to second-place, a finish worth €150,000.
With Voreland out of the way, Kyte was announced as the Nordic Poker Championships Main Event champion and a cool €240,000 is now winging its way to Kyte’s bankroll just in time for the festive period.
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