Jiang Xia He Wins Event #1 $25,000 Short Deck and $378,000

Jiang Xia He returned from the one and only break on today's $25,000 Short Deck final table to eliminate the player with the only stack close to his, and then take every scalp remaining in less than half an hour to bulldoze his way to the title and $378,000 first

John Cynn Finishes Runner-Up ($252,000) as He Spikes Royal Flush

And just like that, it's over.  John Cynn, down to just 550,000, made a preflop stand with [Ks9s], up against the [JsTc] of the final table's late stage steamroller Jiang Xia He. The board ran out [KcAsQcJcAc] - a Royal Flush for He - making this the fastest possible heads up

Aaron Van Blarcum Eliminated in 3rd ($168,000)

Seconds after Katz exited, we found ourselves heads up in this Short Deck final table, as Aaron Van Blarcum, with little wiggle room in his 500,000 stack, moved in with [JdTc].  Jiang Xia He reshoved, getting it heads up holding [KsTs].  Van Blarcum was drawing dead after the [8sJsQs] flop

Cary Katz Eliminated in 4th Place ($105,000)

Jiang Xia He, in the enviable spot of being the one huge stack vs. three short stacks, has been setting his opponents in preflop with abandon, picking up several uncontested pots.  His most recent jam, with [KcQd], found Cary Katz behind him holding [JcJd]; Katz's last 875,000 was in the

Huge Pot Sends Wai Leong Chan to the Rail in 5th ($84,000)

A giant clash between the chip leaders has sent Wai Leong Chan to the rail in 5th place.  Wai Leong Chan limped for 100,000; over to the only stack that covered him, that of Jiang Xia He, who put him to the full test with [KdJc].  Wai Leong Chan held

He Doubles Through Van Blarcum

Aaron Van Blarcum opened to 380,000 with [TcJc], then called when Jiang Xia He moved in for 2,260,000 holding [AhQd].  The [7c8hQhKc] runout doubled He into a powerful position with over 4.5 million.

He Doubles with River Straight (Short Deck Style)

Aaron Van Blarcum opened to 250,000 in the hijack with [QsQh], finding cutoff Jiang Xie He moving all in over the top holding [AcJs].  Now facing a total bet of 1,250,000, button Wai Leong Chan took a little while to pass his own [AdJc], but did so, leaving Van Blarcum

Cynn Doubles Straight off the Bat

John Cynn moved all in for 920,000 with [AcTc], with cutoff Jiang He re-shoving for 2,770,000 total with an out-kickering [AsJs].  No further interest, and it was down to the board, which ran out [KhQd7dJd9s] making Cynn a straight to give the short stack a new lease of life on

Chidwick & Cynn Headline Event #1 Final Table

The final table of Event #1 of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Super High Roller Series in Sochi is set! Leading the way is Malaysian pro Chan Wai Leong who holds a big chip lead over the other five contenders that include Stephen Chidwick and John Cynn. Watch the final table on