Farid Jattin’s 2020 is off to a blazing start.
After a couple of six-figure scores Down Under, Jattin added another at partypoker MILLIONS South America with a win in the $10,300 High Roller. Jattin conquered a field of 84 entries for a $200,000 first-place prize.
That win comes after he chopped the A$25,000 Challenge at Aussie Millions last month for $680,000, which he followed by winning an Australia Poker Open event for about $200,000.
Final Table Results
|4||Roberto José Sagra||Argentina||$75,000|
|6||Mike Del Vecchio||United States||$50,000|
|7||Jack Sinclair||United Kingdom||$45,000|
Just 12 players would make the money, and after the bubble burst, a short-stacked Kevin MacPhee would bubble the official final table with a ninth-place finish.
Jattin Finds Aces Early
Jattin sat with a solid stack above 12 million at 125,000/250,000/250,000 but was well behind leader Rodrigo Seiji, who had almost 100 big blinds with 24 million according to the live updates.
Jattin’s aggressive nature earned him a huge pot when he doubled through Mike Del Vecchio at the final table. Del Vecchio put in a three-bet in the small blind and called a cold four-bet from Jattin. On a flop, Jattin bet tiny and then called when Del Vecchio check-shoved with . Jattin had the aces and they held on the turn and river to move him to almost 30 million, while Del Vecchio soon hit the rail in sixth, following Jack Sinclair, who lost a flip with ace-king against jacks.
Another regular making the final table was Marvin Rettenmaier, who got unlucky when he woke up with ace-king and couldn’t hold against the of Seiji blind versus blind.
Short Heads Up
Seiji and Jattin took turns scoring the next two eliminations with aces to set up a heads-up match where both players had a little over 40 million at 200,000/500,000/500,000.
What looked like it could be a long battle turned into a short one. It’s not apparent from the live updates what exactly happened, but it seems Seiji lost a monster pot to be crippled down to 3.4 million. While he managed two doubles, he’d get his short stack in with queen-two and lose to ace-six all in preflop.
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