Giorgiy Skhulukhiya put on a dominant display at the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North Cyprus Main Event final table, eliminating seven of his eight opponents, on his way to securing the title. Skhulukhiya added $683,285 to his lifetime winnings, and can forever call himself a MILLIONS champion.
partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North Cyprus Main Event Final Table Results
It only took for hours from the first cards being pitched to Skhulukhiya accumulating every chip in play, despite it taking almost two hours for the first player to bust.
Hadi Khadra was that player. With blinds at 150,000/300,00/300,000a, Harpreet Gill opened to 725,000 with and called when Khadra three-bet all-in for 1,925,000 with . The flop kept the queens ahead, but the turn flipped the hand on its head. The completed the board and sent Khadra home in ninth for $68,695.
The eliminations came thick and fast after Khadra’s demise. Angelos Michael busted in eighth for $91,470 during the 200,000/400,000/400,000a level. Skhulukhiya raised to 900,000 before calling the 5,850,000 shove from Michael. It was for Michael and for Skhulukhiya. The board ran , sending Michael to the rail.
Halil Baybars became the next Skhulukhiya victim during the same level. Skhulukhiya min-raised to 800,000 with , Baybars three-bet all-in for 2,950,000 with , and Skhulukhiya called. By the river the board read . Baybars banked $115,010 for his seventh-place finish.
Skhulukhiya claimed another scalp when he looked up Majid Kamarei‘s short-stack shove. Skhulukhiya raise-called with after Kamarei re-raised all-in for 4.5 big blinds with . It did not matter that Skhulukhiya was dominated because he spiked a six on the board. Kamarei walked away with $135,940 reasons to be happy with his performance.
Fifth place and $168,745 went to Austria’s Fabian Bernhauser, who lost a coinflip against the seemingly unstoppable Skhulukhiya. Vytautas Semaska raised four-times the big blind to 2,000,000, Skhulukhiya responded with a three-bet to 3,500,000, and Bernhauser four-bet jammed for 10,100,000. Semaska folded, but Skhulukhiya called, turning over . Bernhauser’s was in front but only as far as the flop. The turn and river completed the board, and confirmed Bernhausser’s demise.
Skhulukhiya continued crushing by claiming the tournament life of Semaska. He raised to 1,500,000 with before calling Semaska’s 2,625,000 shove, which he made with . Skhulukhiya stayed behind on the flop but caught a four on the turn, and a king on the river to reduce the player count by one.
A battle of the blinds resulted in Gill bowing out in third and the tournament progressing to the heads-up stage. Gill open-shoved for five big blinds with from the small blind. Skhulukhiya called with from the big blinds, and improved to the best hand on the board. That hand gave Skhulukhiya a 67,900,000 to 15,850,000 chip advantage over Robert Heidorn going into heads-up.
The one-on-one battle lasted less than 20-minutes. Heidorn, down to eight big blinds, ripped it in from the small blind with . Skhulukhiya woke up with , and called. The five community cards ran , sending Heidorn home in second place, a finish worth $494,810, and leaving Skhulukhiya to become the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North Cyprus Main Event champion.
Love poker? Join party!
If you’re ready to jump into the action, then click here to download partypoker and get started!
If you already have an account with us, click here to open partypoker and hit the tables!