Event #4 $50,000 NLH
The partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Super High Roller Series in Sochi has now seen Day 1 of Event #4: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em come to an end on level 13 with 31:31 remaining on the clock. The first $50,000 buy-in event of the series drew 45 players and by night’s end, only seven remained with partypoker pro Mikita Badziakouski sitting on top of the leaderboard with his 1,565,000 in chips.
Badziakouski may have finished atop the chip counts but his day was no walk in the park as he took on multiple hurdles en route to bagging the lead. The Belarus native saw his momentum pick up after a hand with Paul Phua when Badziakouski pushed in a pot-sized bet on the turn and river with his flopped straight. Phua paid him off and Badziakouski began his heater.
The final two tables were set just moments after Badzuakouski took down that pot from Phua and it was not long before the two had it out for each other again. Phua pushed his remaining chips into the middle with big slick and looked excited to get a call from Badziakouski until he turned over a pair of aces. The board came down clean and Phua took an exit, adding the rest of his chips to Badziakouski’s stack who did not waste them as he kept pace throughout the last stages of the night and will be entering the final day as the leader.
Closest behind the partypoker pro on the totem pole is Aaron Var Blarcum with 1,245,000. Blarcum is now playing a back-to-back final table session that saw his first appearance end with a sixth-place finish for $91,500 which brought his total live earnings over the $3.5 million mark. The American will be starting the day in much better shape than his first final table and will be looking to take down his first event of the series.
Rounding out the top three is Cary Katz who undeniably one of the best in the business with a resume that not many can beat, having over $27 million in career earnings. Katz will be coming into Day 2 with 1,170,000 and more than enough high stakes experience to take down this event, adding yet another Super High Roller victory under his belt.
Wiktor Malinowski, otherwise known as “limitless” is an online crusher who climbed from freerolls to the biggest buy-ins that any site had to offer. The Polish pro will be starting the final day with 400,000 which is second last on the leaderboard but will surely be someone to watch for as the action unfolds on the final day.
Filling out the other three seats in this star-studded final table are Artur Martirosyan (1,105,000), Luc Greenwood (920,000), and Sam Greenwood (350,000). Martirosyan is a relatively unknown player to the high roller scene but the Greenwood brothers have been around for block once or twice. Luc will be bumping is live career earnings over $4.4 million tomorrow and Sam will see his resume hit the $21.5 million mark at least. Both are heavy hitters that will make their presence felt tomorrow when Day 2 kicks-off.
Event #4: $50,000 NLH Unofficial Final Table
|Seat||Player||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Aaron Van Blarcum||1,245,000||31|
Play began at 3 p.m. (MSK) with an impressive four tables kicking off the action and by the time late registration had closed there was a total of 45 entry slips sold which accumulated a prize pool of $2,250,000. The top seven were then set to find a payday with a min-cash worth $112,500 and a top prize of $765,000 headed to the eventual winner.
Event #4: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em final table begins at 1 p.m. (MSK) on Tuesday, March 10, with the action continuing until a winner is crowned, taking home the $765,000 first-place money.
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Kahle Burns opened to 400,000 from under the gun and Mikita Badziakouski pushed all in from the big blind. Burns called for his total 440,000 stack and the two tabled their hands.
The flop came down and Burns was drawing to runner-runner. A turn cemented the pot for Badziakouski who then had Burns drawing dead to the river.
Luc Greenwood shoved the button and Jason Koon called his 320,000 stack into the middle.
The dealer spread out on the flop, giving Greenwood the lead with his flopped jack. The turn and river failed to improve Koon’s hand, sending him out of the unofficial final table first.
Big Blind Ante
|Seat||Player||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Aaron Van Blarcum||1,050,000||35|
|Aaron Van Blarcum||1,050,000||460,000|
Artur Martirosyan limped the button and Michael Addamo pushed his 417,000 stack into the middle from the big blind. Martirosyan called, putting Addamo at risk.
The dealer spread out on the flop and Addamo needed some help. A turn card locked the pot up for Martirosyan who hit his flush and Addamo was then drawing dead to the river.
Sam Greenwood raised to 160,000 from the hijack and Luc Greenwood moved all in from the small blind. Sam called for his remaining 3,000 and the two tabled their hands.
The flop rolled out and Sam needed help or he would be the next to go. A turn card was the help he needed, moving him into the lead and an river cemented it, sending a complete double to Sam Greenwood.
Luc Greenwood moved all in for 210,000 from the button and Sam Greenwood called, putting his brother at risk of elimination.
The dealer fanned out on the flop and Luc pulled even further in front with his flopped queen. A turn card brought some straight outs for Sam but the river was not one and Luc secured a complete double through Sam.
Big Blind Ante
Artur Martirosyan completed in the small blind and Mikita Badziakouski checked his option. The flop came down , Martirosyan bet 20,000 and Badziakouski called.
The peeled off on the turn, Martirosyan bet 75,000 and again Badziakouski called. A completed the board and Martirosyan fired in 225,000.
Badziakouski thought about his decision for a moment but in the end, he called the bet and Martirosyan turned over for the nut flush, sending the pot to Martirosyan as Badziakouski chucked his hand into the muck.
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