After 99 amazing events, the MicroMillions III series came to an end yesterday with the $1 million guaranteed Main Event. PokerStars guaranteed that the winner would get at least $150,000, but that number was broken as 61,072 players entered the tournament and created a $1,221,400 prize pool with the winner set to pocket a massive $165,789.31!
Not less than 7,920 players received a piece of the prize pool and the final three players agreed to a deal (axel397 120k, numeromis $125k & Senter268 $105k) that left $20k, and the title, to play for.
numeromis, who had more than half of the chips in play when play resumed, didn't have the poker gods on his side. After losing several small pots, he was all in pre-flop with KJ against axel397's 59. The board ran out 691053 and axel397 won the 445 million pot with 2 pair. numeromis was left with 45 million after that and found AK a few hands later to get the last four big blinds into the middle and was in good shape for a double up against Senter268's JA. But the 62A2J saw a jack fall on the river to eliminate him in 3rd place.
The tournament came to an end just a few hands after numeromis hit the rail. Both players checked to see the flop 10610. Senter268 bet 8 million and axel397 made it 18 million. Senter268 called. The turn card was the 8 and axel397 bet 56 million. Senter268 pushed his remaining chips to the centre of the table and axel397 made the call.
axel397 (102) could start celebrating straight away since Senter268 had 62 and was drawing dead. The river card was the A and axel397 scooped the pot of about 300 million chips, the title and the $140k first-place prize!
MicroMillions III Main Event Results
Prize pool: $1,221,440
Places paid: 7,920
1st axel397 (Russia) - $140,062.92*
2nd Senter268 (Czech Republic) - $105,000*
3rd numeromis (Czech Republic) - $125,000*
4th supersimu (Switzerland) - $55,233.51
5th Keiruja (Portugal) - $35,898.12
6th Royal-Pusher (Germany) - $22,083.63
7th davaman (Portugal) - $13,802.27
8th IvanLiberman (Ukraine) - $8,293.57
9th PSG96 (United Kingdom) - $5,520.90
* denotes three-way deal