Paul Phua has already made three final tables at the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Super High Roller Series this week in Sochi, but a title has proven elusive – until today. Returning as the shortest-stacked player from nine finalists, he started the day with a double up and never looked back.
Webster Lim just put Paul Phua to a big flop decision, which, in the end, led to his elimination from the final table. Preflop, Phua on the button raised to 250,000 with [Ac5d], called by big blind Lim with [7c5c] (with 1,200,000 behind). On the [4h3d3s] flop, Lim check-raised all
The chips four-handed had become very unevenly split, with Adrian Mateos shortest on 445,000, Paul Phua with 895,000 and Lim and Eibinger on 2.5 million and 4.5 million apiece. A hand occurred that wasn't raised preflop by either of these two: small blind Mateos took his chances moving all in
It folded to Michael Addamo in the cutoff, who looked down at [Ks8s] and shipped it in (1,140,000). Webster Lim on the button picked up a hand stronger than any he'd jammed with in the level so far - [AhAd] - and they saw a heads up runout of [3s7c7h5sJc].
Five handed play is a quiet, fast-paced, affair. There have been no flops for the last six hands, and every chip has been won by either Matthias Eibinger or Webster Lim. Eibinger has been setting his short-stacked opponents all in repeatedly with no hands found to call so far. Recently he
Matthias Eibinger raised in the hijack to 120,000 with [TsTh], and Webster Lim, second in chips, three-bet him to 340,000 with [AdKh]. Eibinger made the call. The flop was [9s8c2d]; Eibinger checked his overpair, Lim bet 240,000 and Eibinger jammed for 2,210,000. Lim folded, and the Austrian extended his chip
Mid position, Webster Lim picked up [AsAd] and raised to 80,000. It folded to small blind Ben Heath, who considered his 685,000 remaining chips and the [QhJh] he'd been dealt, then announced "all in." He could not, of course, have been called faster. Drama ensued as Heath flopped a flush: [AhTh6h].
Short stack Cary Katz moved all in preflop on the button with [AcJh] for 500,000, called by Webster Lim in the big blind with [8c8d]. The board was paint-free: [9d7s4s5h2s] and Katz leaves his fourth final table this week without a payday.
Michael Addamo returns with the chip lead for the final table of Event #6 $100,000 No Limit Hold’em today, in search of another high roller title and the $1,512,000 that accompanies this one. Still three off the money, the final nine players will start on the live stream and play