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partypoker MILLIONS South America Main Event won by Marty Mathis

Tags: Bruno Volkmann, Marty Mathis, Matas Cimbolas, partypoker, South America.
Posted on 26 March 2019 by "T".

This year's partypoker MILLIONS South America Main Event champion has been crowned, and it was Marty Mathis who got it this time after outlasting a player field of 439.

  • partypoker MILLIONS South America Main Event
  • $10,300 buy-in, $5M guaranteed
  • Dates: March 19 to 24, 2019
  • Venue: Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

It took six full days of poker action, but it was all worth it for Marty Mathis as he bagged $894,844 in this event. This amount is the biggest live tournament score so far in his poker career.

The final day started with six players remaining. Brazilian pro Bruno Volkmann is the chip leader with over 146 million, while Mathis at that time was the second shortest stack with only 29.9 million in chips.

He was able to claw his way up, until there were only three of them left. During three-handed play, they all agreed to a deal that redistributed the prize pool a little bit. As the short stack, Lithuanian pro Matas Cimbolas locked up $571,504, Mathis got $681,048, and Bruno Volkmann secured himself $703,625 since he was chip leader. This meant the remaining $218,199 and the title will go to whoever wins in the end.

After the deal was struck, it didn't take long for Matas Cimbolas to hit the rail courtesy of Mathis. He then had about 240 million in chips as he got into heads-up play against Bruno Volkmann who had 199 million.

In the final hand,
Volkmann got Q-2
Mathis had Q-8

The board revealed A-J-3-7-10, and his kicker earned Mathis the pot and the title.

He said after he won, "I've been waiting for this moment for twelve years. It means the world to me."

Watch the winners interview here:

2019 MILLIONS South America Main Event

Final Table Results




Prize (USD)


Marty Mathis




Bruno Volkmann




Matas Cimbolas




Samuel Gagnon




Vlada Stojanovic




Carlos de Lima





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8 comments on "partypoker MILLIONS South America Main Event won by Marty Mathis"

 doubletop77726/03/2019 09:10:50 GMT
Many congratulations to Marty Mathis on winning this huge event and equally big first prize. It must be fantastic to be able to travel the world and play for life changing money, someday someday!!!
 CALICUL26/03/2019 11:20:31 GMT
Sometimes it's worthwhile to wait for 12 years and to win 1st place in a tournament and over 800,000 of dollars your prize. Smile Other players have tried the same thing but they were not so lucky. This poker is much easier for high-caliber players but even so it is very difficult to win 1st place in a big tournament. Blink
 Mober26/03/2019 13:55:21 GMT
Cant even imagine the stress some players may have,
playing for six full days a tournament of poker.
They are professionals most of them, and they can handle such situations, but still...
10k USD buy in, for a win worth 900k USD.
Not bad for six days "work" Smile
 bowie198426/03/2019 19:18:49 GMT
Posted by doubletop777:
It must be fantastic to be able to travel the world and play for life changing money, someday someday!!!

Would be funny if he would end up being abducted (south-america-style) with this much winning in his pockets...
 Gerimantas27/03/2019 15:58:11 GMT
I am Lithuanian but not hear anything about this Lithuanian poker pro matas cimbolas, have to read information about him. Not everyday i read when Lithuanian poker player win more than half million of dollars in one tournament
 dule-vu28/03/2019 10:54:41 GMT
very nice amount for the winner with big buy in!his investment of over 10 K was good and now he got almost 900 K!to enjoy in rio,to be in this kind of hotel and then to win first place is something special!probably we will hear about him again this year!
 bowie198428/03/2019 22:55:53 GMT
I mean I was kinda half-joking, half-seroius about the abduction. If he was to enjoy all these money right down in Rio with all his friends, he is going to need some bodyguards and luck to survive the first night Big Smile Or not.
 dule-vu29/03/2019 11:18:39 GMT
you can imagine what he done in this days and what has happen after his win on this tournament!we can just imagine what was scenario for this!hope that this was with some women party,not only mens Big Smile !this just be big success for him!

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