Turkey has a partypoker LIVE MILLIONS champion after Mustafa Ercan came out on top in the $10,500 High Roller event. Ercan’s impressive victory comes with a bankroll-boosting price weighing in at $377,115.
partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North Cyprus $10K High Roller Final Table Results
|5||James Romero||United States||$93,020|
Bulgaria’s Boris Kolev was the first of the nine finalists heading to the cashier’s cage. Kolev was all-in with against the of Halil Kezer in a huge coinflip. The flop was safe for Kezer’s queens, but the turn gave Kolev outs to a diamond flush. The river missed Kolev, and he bowed out in ninth, a finish good for $37,120.
Askar Bekbayev was the next player out of the door. Kezer raised to 160,000 with , Tobias Duthweiler called with , and Bekbayev moved all-in for only 170,000 with . Both active players called before checking down the board.
Seventh place an $61,820 went to Kezer in a relative cooler of a hand. All the chips went into the middle of the felt with the five community cards reading . Kezer checked on the river with having hit two pair. However, Duthweiler was sat there with and had turned a straight. Duthweiler moved all-in and Kezer called off his pot-sized stack.
Duthweiler made another straight when he eliminated Iakov Onuchin in sixth. Duthweiler bet 100,000 into 550,000 on the flop, Onuchin responded with a 515,000 shove, which his German opponent called. Onuchin showed for top pair and an open-ended straight draw, but Duthweiler was sat there with a Broadway straight with a royal flush redraw courtesy of holding . An ace-high flush came in on the turn, rendering the river meaningless.
James Romero, a talented American with almost $4.9 million in live poker tournament earnings, suffered a bad beat to bust in fifth. Romero was all-in for 1,485,000 chips with and looked set to double through Fahredin Mustafov who held the dominated . A flop turned the tables on the hand and propelled Mustafov into the lead. The turn and river were not what Romero needed, and his tournament ended.
The first six-figure prize of the tournament, $124,075, went to Mustafov who could not put Romero’s stack to optimal use. Mustafov found himself all-in preflop with for 1,830,000 chips and against the superior of Duthweiler. By the river the board read and play became three-handed.
Three became two when start of the day chip leader Christophe Panetti ran out of steam. Again, the chips went in preflop, Panetti holding and Ercan . An ace on the flop of the board proved enough to bust Panetti, who banked $173,120.
The final hand of the tournament saw a preflop raising war that resulted in Duthweiler being all-in for 5,680,000 chips with , and Ercan holding . The five community cards ran which melted Duthweiler’s snowmen, and handed the title to Turkey’s Ercan.
O’Dwyer Wins $25K Super High Roller
Steve O’Dwyer increased his live poker tournament winnings to $30,788,478 and added yet another title to his already impressive poker CV when he triumphed in the $25K Super High Roller event at the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North Cyprus festival.
Only four players received prize money due to the compact field, Frenchman Johan Guilbert being the first of that quartet to scoop some cash. Guilbert banked $109,480, capping off a superb month that saw him win more than $1.06 million in Cyprus events run by our friends, PokerGO.
Laszlo Bujtas locked in the sixth six-figure score of his live career when he fell in third for $140,760. The Hungarian’s untimely demise left O’Dwyer heads-up with Viktor Ustimov. The heads-up duo did not strike a deal despite there being a $93,840 difference in prize money. This meant O’Dwyer got his hands on $312,800 when he defeated his Russian opponent, leaving Ustiov to console himself with a still very respectable $218,960.
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