Pan leads Final 12 in the $ 2,200 warm-up; Guilbert and Martirosian in conflict | 2021 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Northern Cyprus
On a field of 745 entries in the 2021 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Northern Cyprus $ 2,200 Warm-up, only 12 players remain in contention for the largest share of the $ 1,370,800 prize pool.
The last dozen hopefuls have pocketed $ 18,370 for their efforts so far at the five-star Merit Crystal Cove Hotel Casino & Spa in Girne, Northern Cyprus. However, all eyes are on the trophy and the accompanying top prize of $ 240,265.
Dutch player Jim Sue Pan leads as the lone player over 50 big blinds and claimed 12,750,000 before the last day. Five players are then less than five big blinds including Georges Hanna, Ionel Anton, Mantas Nanartavicius, Fahredin Mustafov and Kush Vinod Kataria.
In ten levels of 60 minutes each, the silver bubble burst and the goal of reaching the final table with nine players was narrowly missed. Also among the final twelve contenders are French online poker streamer Johan “YoH ViraL” Guilbert and rising star Artur Martirosian.
Seat allocation for the last day of the $ 2,200 warm-up
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Number of tokens||Big blinds|
|3||3||Jim Sue Pan||Netherlands||12,750,000||64|
|3||8||Kush Vinod Kataria||United Arab Emirates||7,950,000||40|
The final day is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. local time on Monday, September 20, and the final table will also air with coverage and card commentary on partypoker Twitch and YouTube. The starting blinds will be 100,000-200,000 with a 200,000 big blind ante on two six-player tables.
The action of the day
With 94 returning players and 89 paid places, it didn’t take long for the silver bubble to hit. Lebanese player Elie Hage Youssef finally became the last player to come away empty-handed when he ran with queens against Nicolas Chouity’s aces. From there, the eliminations proceeded at a rapid pace and the first kills in the money included Dmitry Gromov, Wael Sarkis, Eimantas Adomavicius and Chouity among others.
Piotr Sowinski fell victim to Artur Martirosian’s run-good when the Russian hit a full house with a pair of nines. However, the Martirosian pile took a roller coaster ride throughout the day as others raced for the top spot in the standings. On the four final tables, it was the Frenchman Grégoire Auzoux who won after eliminating several opponents in quick succession.
Only 29 players remained on the dinner break after completing six levels, and recent WSOP Online bracelet winner Kacper Pyzara was the first to leave when the action resumed. Zorlu Er won first place for a short time after knocking out Job Greben and Bassel Alanaz, but paid a house full of Kush Vinod Kataria to become a short stack. During this stage Jim Sue Pan took control very aggressively and never really left the top three in chips.
Lachezar Petkov, Kasparas Klezys and Walid Bou Habib fell before the final two tables were fixed and Viktor Ustimov saw his stack shrink in the very last hand before the draw when he over-rejected a six against the ladies of Johan Guilbert. Ustimov never recovered and was part of several quick eliminations. Zorlu Er and Stefan Fabian saw their hopes vanish when a lower suited ace arrived before the dust settled with a dozen suitors still in the mix.
They will be back after a good night’s sleep and take on the role of the winner on September 20. PokerNews The team will be back to provide conclusive live updates until a champion is crowned.