Ercan wins partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North Cyprus $ 10K High Roller
Mustafa Timur Ercan warmed up for the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Main Event North Cyprus in style by disassembling the $ 10,500 High Roller event for $ 377,115. The Turkish grinder sat down to the nine-man final table in seventh place with 26 big blinds, but still managed to come out on top and become a MILLIONS champion.
partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Northern Cyprus $ 10,000 High Roller Final Table
|1||Mustafa Ercan||Turkey||$ 377,115|
|2||Tobias Duthweiler||Germany||$ 265,995|
|3||Christophe Panetti||Switzerland||$ 173,120|
|4||Fahredin Mustafov||Bulgaria||$ 124,075|
|5||James romero||United States||$ 93,020|
|6||Yakov Onuchin||Russia||$ 74,385|
|7||Halil kezer||Turkey||$ 61,820|
|8||Askar Bekbayev||Kazakhstan||$ 49,545|
|9||Boris Kolev||Bulgaria||$ 37,120|
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Old WPT Vienna champion Boris Kolev was the first casualty at the final table. He lost a crucial coinflip with ace-king against pocket ladies of Halil kezer to bow out in ninth place, valued at $ 37,120.
A very short stack Askar Bekbayev fell to eighth place before Kezer crashed at the hands of Tobias Duthweiler. Kezer hit two pair, queens and seven, on the river, but Duthweiler had turned a straight of nine.
Sixth place went to Yakov Onuchin, who became another victim of Duthweiler. Onuchin raised all-in with top pair and an endless straight draw only to find Duthweiler sitting there with a Broadway straight and a royal flush draw. Duthweiler improved with an Ace flush on the turn, leaving Onuchin a draw.
Bad Beat eliminates Romero
pro american James romero crashed in fifth and pocketed the final five-figure prize of the tournament, $ 93,020. Romero may consider himself unlucky to have lost what he did because he got some good ace-king chips against the dominated ace-queen of Fahredin Mustafov. A queen on the flop proved enough to send Romero home sooner than he expected.
Mustafov fell in third despite winning Romero’s chips. Mustafov got his stack with Queen Seven and lost to Duthweiler’s Queen Ten. A ten on the flop sealed Mustafov’s fate; the Bulgarian walked away with $ 124,075.
Heads-up was established when the chip leader at the start of the day Christophe Panetti saw his tournament come to an abrupt end. Hoping to steal the blinds and antes, Panetti pushed with king-seven, and Ercan sought him with ace-queen. An ace on the flop solidified Ercan’s lead, although Panetti got a straight draw on the turn. Ercan was holding hands and Panetti walked over to the cashier’s office to collect $ 173,120.
Ercan did the job against Duthweiler in the head-to-head battle when the pair got their chips preflop, Ercan holding a pair of nines and Duthweiler a pair of eights. The board did not provide any help to Duthweiler and he had to settle for the second place prize of $ 265,995, leaving Ercan for a salary of $ 377,115.
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O’Dwyer crowned Super High Roller champion at $ 25,000
Steve o’dwyer added the MILLION North Cyprus $ 25K Super High Roller title to his long list of poker accomplishments after dominating a compact but talented field.
Only four players got their hands on a share of the $ 782,000 prize pool. Johan guilbert continued his Cypriot form by finishing fourth in this event for $ 109,400. Guilbert was in Cyprus for the Super High Roller Bowl Europe festival where he won one event for $ 506,250 and finished third in another for $ 560,000.
Hungarian mill Laszlo Bujtas was the next player to fall by the wayside. His last deep run increased his bankroll by $ 140,760.
The exit of Bujtas on the left Viktor Ustimov and O’Dwyer one-on-one for the lion’s share of the prize pool. It was O’Dwyer who emerged victorious, with $ 312,800 to be delighted with. Ustimov’s bridesmaid finish resulted in a payout of $ 218,960.
partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Northern Cyprus $ 25,000 Super High Roller Results
|1||Steve o’dwyer||Ireland||$ 312,800|
|2||Viktor Usimov||Russia||$ 218,960|
|3||Laszlo Bujtas||Hungary||$ 140,760|
|4||Johan guilbert||France||$ 109,480|
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