Pablo Silva only had $41,776 in live poker tournament winnings before entering the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS South America Main Event but he’s now a millionaire after being crowned the tournament’s champion.
Silva defeated fellow countryman Fabio Colonese heads-up to bank the $1 million top prize, which resigned Colonese to $640,000 consolation prize.
2020 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS South America Main Event
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The money bubble burst on Day 2 of 4 when Brazilian superstar Yuri Dzivielevski fell in 66th place. The Brazilian known as “theNERDguy” in online poker circles was down to a single big blind and his queen-three couldn’t get there against Jack Sinclair’s aces.
Dzivielevski’s untimely demise locked up at least $20,000 for the surviving players.
Players including Tatyana Barausova, Jack Sinclair, Ivan Luca, Mihai Manole, David “Chino” Rheem, and Rainer Kempe all cashed. As did Team partypoker pros Day Kotoviezy, Roberto Romanello, and Richard Dubini.
The final day began with only nine players in the hunt for the $1 million top prize. Those nine became eight rather quickly when Rafael Caiaffa busted early into proceedings.
Urbanovich Busts to Quad Nines!
Pedro Madeira followed Caiaffa to the cashier’s desk before the last standing member of Team partypoker, Dzmitry Urbanovich, crashed out. Urbanovich’s exit hand saw him in a coinflip with ace-king against the pocket nines of Daniel Rezaei. That flip was soon lost when Rezaei flopped quads!
Sergio Luis Di Pega and Andres Viola were the next casualties of the final table leaving four players to battle it out for the title.
Those four became three when Germany’s Fabian Gumz three-bet all-in over a Rezaei opening raise with ace-queen. Gumz’ Austrian opponent snapped him off with the dominating ace-king, which held, to send Gumz to the showers.
Rezaei couldn’t put those chips to good use and he fell in third-place, his eights no match for Silva’s pocket nines.
This left Silva with a monstrous chip lead over Colonese and it proved too much of a gap for Colonese to bridge.
Colonese had taken to moving al-in or folding so Silva laid a trap. He limped with pocket jacks and instantly called when Colonese jammed with what turned out to be eight-six offsuit. Silva flopped a full house and became the latest millionaire created on the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS tour.
Next Up On the partypoker MILLIONS Tour
There’s not long to wait until the MILLIONS tour hosts it’s next event, although you need a chunky bankroll to enjoy it fully. MILLIONS Super High Roller Series Sochi runs from March 6-15 in Sochi, Russia, before the tour jets off to sunny Cyprus for the first-ever time from May 3-11th.
MILLIONS Vegas follows throughout June before MILLIONS London sees the tour head closer to home from July 29th to August 13th. Online grinders can enjoy the latest edition of MILLIONS Online during September.