The 6th edition of PokerStars MicroMillions concluded yesterday with the $1 million guaranteed Main Event! The tournament ($22 buy-in) saw 65,397 entries that pushed the prize pool up to an incredible $1,307,940. The top 8,505 players were going to get paid and $167,090.74 was set aside for the winner.
However, at the end of the night, the winner ended up taking home "only" $126,000. Due to a three-way deal, the largest chunk of the prize pool ($128,842.57) went to German "ZAR84" who was eliminated in third place.
$20,000 was left to play for after ZAR84's exit. "kabukiboy" from Romania had a 3.4 to 1 chip advantage when heads-up began, and it didn't take long before "TheManM" moved all in with 22 - only to run into the 66 of kabukiboy. The poker gods delivered two twos on the board and a very lucky TheManM doubled up to 294 million.
TheManM played more aggressive after the double up, and it seemed like he took down almost every single big pot on his way to the victory. In the final hand, TheManM had a 2-1 lead and shoved with QJ. kabukiboy must have been tired of being pushed around since he decided to call with A7.
Now, it was't a bad call by kabukiboy given that he was 55.94% favourite of winning the hand. However, for the second time of the heads-up match, the poker gods delivered an incredible flop for TheManM in a massive pot: 10QQ. The turn and the river didn't help kabukiboy either and he received $118,091.75 for his second place finish. TheManM was crowned the champion and received a life-changing $126,000!
MicroMillions-098: [$22 NLHE Main Event]
Prize pool: $1,307,940.00
Places paid: 8,505
1. TheManM (Brazil) $126,000.00*
2. kabukiboy (Romania) $118,091.75*
3. ZAR84 (Germany) $128,842.57*
4. angelcartuja (Colombia) $55,652.84
5. terabyte11 (India) $36,164.54
6. Pozetivchik (Ukraine) $22,248.05
7. Kogel Gees (Netherlands) $13,903.40
8. Sam Einauge (Germany) $8,383.89
9. xuTpblu*25 (Ukraine) $5,584.90
*= reflects the results of a three-way deal that left $20,000 in play for the winner