Michal Mrakes of the Czech Republic is the latest player to take down a partypoker LIVE Million event after he topped a field of 820 entrants in the Million Germany Main Event at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov.
2017 partypoker LIVE Million Germany Main Event Final table Results
|6||Natalia Breviglieri||United Kingdom||€32,500|
Mrakes’ is a familiar face in the Czech live poker community and has so far amassed more than $816,188 in live tournament winnings. The €200,000 ($224,572) he won for taking down the partypoker LIVE Million Germany Main Event is by far his largest scoring, besting the €46,220 he was awarded for finishing third in a €1,200 buy-in event in Brussels in February 2017.
Twenty-six players returned to the fray for the final day of the €1 million guaranteed event, each having locked up €5,750 for their efforts as the money bubble had long burst. Some of the stellar names who bust inside the money places included Kuljinder Sidhu (64th for €3,200), Phil Huxley (61st for €3,600), Jan Bendik (46th for €4,000), and James Akenhead (40th for €4,500).
It didn’t take too long for the first elimination of the final day to occur. Dorde Jovanovic moved all-in with jack-ten of clubs and ran into the red queens of partypoker qualifier Grzegorz Gosk. The ladies held and the head count reduced by one.
A steady stream of eliminations happened during the next three hours and when Nicolas Le Floch’s pocket eights lost to the ace-king of partypoker pro Natalia Breviglieri to bust in 10th place, the final table was set.
Almost three hours passed by before the first casualty of the final table was confirmed. Eddy Scharf moved all-in for 11 big blinds with a pair of eights and Frederic Femont called off his last remaining four big blinds with ace-six. The five community cards fell kindly for the pocket eights and Femot’s tournament ended.
Next to fall was the player calling himself “Sliverer.” Breviglieri opened to 825,000 with pocket deuces during the 200,000/400,000/50,000a level, Sandro Pitzano three-bet to 2,500,000 with a pair of nines and Sliverer called all-in with ace-queen. Breviglieri folded and the dealer began dealing the community cards. The flop contained an ace for Sliverer but also a nine for Pitzani, the latter improving to a set. Sliverer was drawing dead on the four of hearts turn.
A double elimination sent Sonay Kehya and Breviglieri to the rail. Breviglieri, who won a charity event during the Million Germany festival, opened to 825,000 with king-jack of clubs, Mrakes smooth-called with a pair of red kings before Kehya moved all-in for 5,150,000 with ace-nine of hearts. Breviglieri moved all-in over the top of Kehya’s shove for 11,450,000 only to see Mrakes snap call. Mrakes’ kings held on an eight-high board, Kehya fell in seventh-place with Breviglieri claiming sixth-place.
Almost immediately after the two exits above, Raul Cuc fell by the wayside. Cuc raised to 1,000,000 from the small blind with a pair of red jacks and Pitzani called from the big blind with ace-six. Pitzani made a 1,200,000 continuation bet on the ace-high flop and Pitzani called with his top pair. Cuc then moved all-in for 4,725,000 on the eight of clubs turn, Pitzani called and when the three of clubs appeared on the river Cuc’s tournament came to an abrupt end.
Fourth place went to Eddy Scharf, a two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner. Scharf raised to 900,000 with a pair of jacks and Mrakes called with suited jack-nine. All of the chips went into the middle on a seven-queen-ten flop and when Mrakes improved to a straight on the river, courtesy of a king landing, the player count was reduced to only three.
Those three became two with the exit of Gosk in third-place. Gosk moved all-in for 19 big blinds from the small blind with ace-five and Mrakes called from the big blind with king-nine. The nine of diamonds on the flop was enough to send Gosk to the cashier’s cage and left Mrakes with a 7:1 chip lead over Pitzani.
It didn’t take long for Mrakes to win the rest of the chips in play. Pitzani raised to 1,250,000 at the 250,000/500,000/50,000a level and Mrakes set his opponent all-in. Pitzani called off his stack with queen-ten of diamonds, Mrakes showed a pair of eights, which improved to a set on the flop. Mrakes’ hand held, busting Pitzani in second-place and winning him the partypoker LIVE Million Germany Main Event.
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