Brazil has a World Poker Tour champion after Luiz Constantino triumphed in the WPT Micro Main Event Championship event and boosted his bankroll by $148,985, all for a $109 buy-in!
WPT #07 Micro Main Event Championship Final Table Results
|5||Hamish Crawshaw||New Zealand||$29,770|
|7||Joris De Baas||Netherlands||$13,950|
|8||Patrick Leonard||United Kingdom||$10,450|
The action at the nine-handed table was intense and there were some incredible pots. It’s easy to see why players fall in love with this crazy game we call poker.
One such crazy hand happened during the 3,000,000/6,000,000/750,000a level. Team partypoker’s Patrick Leonard opened to 12,600,000 from under the gun with and Anis Homaidan shoved for 47,800,000 with from the small blind. Philipp Zeckai woke up in the big blind with and he called the all-in bet. Leonard shoved for 288.3 million and Zeckai called.
The board ran , Homaidan busted in ninth-place and Leonard was left nursing a 15 big blind stack.
Leonard never managed to recover and busted in eighth-place when his lost to the dominated courtesy an eight on the river of the board.
Joris De Baas of the Netherlands saw his tournament end abruptly in seventh-place. The Dutch grinder saw his $109 investment turn into $13,950. Andre Figueiro of Brazil joined De Baas on the rail before New Zealand’s Hamish Crawshaw fell by the wayside in fifth-place, the latter collected a cool $29,770.
Germany’s Zeckai was the next player to bust. Yin Zhang open-shoved with to put the blinds to the test for their remaining chips. Zeckai called all-in with and lost courtesy of a jack on the flop.
Heads-up was set when Zhang crashed out in third-place for $66,686, the last prize not to weigh in at six-figures. His lost to the of Kim Heidmann when the five community cards fell . Amazingly, Constantino folded ace-jack and would have busted both players and won the tournament had he called.
Ace-jack reared its head again in what was a sick final hand. With blinds of 8,000,000/16,000,000/2,000,000a, Heidmann raised to 33,400,000 and Constantino three-bet to 104,000,000. Heidmann responded with an all-in bet of 534,800,000 and was called by his Brazilian opponent.
Constantino showed and Heidmann . A chopped pot looked on the cards but that never happened because the board ran to gift Constantino an unlikely spade flush and the title of WPTWOC Micro Main Event champion.
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