The final day of the $10K MILLIONS High Roller was a roller coaster ride for Anatoly Filatov. The partypoker pro opened Day 3 as one of the top stacks, but as the final table approached he found himself near the bottom half of the leaderboard.
Filatov then entered the final table as the shortest of nine stacks before chipping up early and never looking back. The Russian won pots in every way possible – bluffing the big stack, bluffing fellow partypoker pro Joni Joukimainen, calling bluffs – and Filatov scored knockout, after knockout to open the Caribbean Poker Party with a $280,000 win.
That CPP victory comes after a career-best score in the World Series of Poker Europe €100,000 Diamond High Roller – as well as two MILLIONS High Roller podium finishes over the last nine months. Filatov finished 2nd in Brazil this past March and then 3rd in Montreal in May.
Just three days into another massive partypoker LIVE MILLIONS series, Filatov proved that the third time might be the charm. He added a MILLIONS High Roller title to his growing partypoker trophy case and with bigger events on the horizon, Filatov could be hard to stop after his Bahamas breakthrough.
Relive coverage of the $10K MILLIONS High Roller here and stay tuned for more from the partypoker Caribbean Poker Party. The Live Reporting team returns Tuesday for Day 1A of the MILLIONS World Bahamas Main Event and final table coverage of the $25K MILLIONS Super High Roller.