Anton Suarez is the 2020 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK Main Event champion and, therefore, recipient of a massive $1 million. Suarez has $228,821 in live tournament cashes before this huge event but now has a seven-figure prize to his name, plus the shiny MILLIONS UK trophy.
Some 530 players parted company with $10,300 and created a $5,141,000 prize pool that was shared among the top 76 finishers.
Such luminaries as Dara O’Kearney, Joao Vieira, reigning WSOP Main Event champion Hossein Ensan, and Faraz Jaka made it into the money. As did Jack Sinclair, Adrian Mateos, and team partypoker’s Jeff Gross, Roberto Romanello, Patrick Leonard, and Ludovic Geilich.
Geilich went the deepest of our team, making it through to the final day’s action where only 12 players remained in the hunt for the $1 million top prize. Unfortunately for Geilich, he crashed out in 11th place after losing a huge pot to Christian Rudolph. He busted, to Rudolph, soon after.
Two players then busted on the same hand to set the final table. Jaime O’Connor opened to 10,000,000 with on the button, more than half of his stack. Rudolph moved all-in for 42,000,000 with and Alex Lindop called all-in for 16,800,000. O’Connor tossed in calling chips.
Rudolph caught a king on the turn to bust both Lindop and O’Connor.
MILLIONS UK Final Table Set
Maria Lampropulos was the first casualty of the final table. The former MILLIONS UK champion three-bet all-in with ace-queen when Jack Hardcastle opened with pocket nines. Hardcastle called and his nines held true to send Lampropulos to the rail in eighth-place.
Hardcastle couldn’t put those chips to good use and he fell in seventh-place for $100,000, the first six-figure prize of the tournament. Hardcastle got his chips into the middle with a huge pot growing. He held on a flop against Rudolph’s . Hardcastle had a plethora of outs, which all missed as the turn and river came and .
Rudolph then sent Weijie Zheng to the showers. Everyone folded to Zheng in the small blind and he jammed with the lowly . Rudolph tank-called with and won the hand with an ace on the turn.
Fifth-place went to Sweden’s Frederik Andersson who jammed with from the hijack. Suarez called on the button with before James Romero decided to fold his . The board ran to reduce the player count by one.
$85 to $311,000
Then came the success story of the tournament. James “Raggy” Clarke, a popular figure at Dusk Till Dawn, won his seat from an $85 satellite and turned that into $311,000. Clarke got his chips into the middle of a board with and Suarez called with . The river gifted Suarez a flush and broke the heart of Clarke and his legion of fans. Good game.
The final three became two with the elimination of American James Romero. All the chips went into the middle on a flop, Romero holding and Suarez for a set. Romero picked up a flush draw on the turn but missed a myriad of outs on the river to bust in third-place.
Heads-up was played at a frantic pace and was highly entertaining. The battle came to a conclusion with Rudolph short stacked. Suarez limped with and Rudolph jammed with . Suarez called and watched as the dealer fanned the , busting Rudolph and leaving a delighted Suarez to walk away as the tournament’s champion.
2020 MILLIONS UK Main Event Final Table Results
|3||James Romero||United States||$420,000|
|4||James Clarke||United Kingdom||$311,000|
|7||Jack Hardcastle||United Kingdom||$130,000|
|9||Jaime O’Connor||United Kingdom||$80,000|
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