Pablo Silva has won the partypoker MILLIONS South America Main Event for $1,000,000 after a great week at the felt, beating his fellow Brazilian Fabio Colonese to win the title and in doing so gaining his biggest poker result ever.
With only nine players coming back to the felt at the Punta del Este resort on Sunday in Uruguay, only eight would fulfil the official final table images and the player to miss out on their flashbulb moment looked like they were destined to be partypoker Team Pro Dzmitry Urbanovich, who started with just four big blinds to his name.
However, instead Urbanovich got an early double and which saw Brazilian player Rafael Caiaffa busting first. His own all – in move with queen-ten didn’t come across almost as much fortune as Fabian Gumz called with pocket nines and failed to find enough of the right Broadway cards to conquer.
Urbanovich, possibly inspired by doubling back into contention, was lucky when his all-in ace-jack spiked an as to double once more, this time against pocket jacks. He would then fly even higher up the leaderboard when he won against ace-jack with king-ten to really put his name in the title frame.
Other players apparently had the same spirit of adventure, but Pedro Madeira’s all-in with king-jack saw the player on his left, Andres Viola making the call with ace-queen and that held u to reduce the field to seven players.
Then Dzmitry Urbanovich found real consistency, going all-in with ace-king, but couldn’t hit this time, named by the pocket nines of Daniel Rezaei. For the Polish pro, the end was cruel, with two more nines on the flop sentencing the amateur partypoker to quads’ death in the tournament.
Rezaei on a roll, had pocket nines again in the same orbit. Raising it up against Fabio Colonese, Rezaei made a set of nines on the flop but the flop also gave Colonese a flush draw and when he called Rezaei’s shove, a spade on the turn immediately gave Colonese the flush. There was no pair filling Rezaei up on the river and he was beaten down to just five large blinds. Somehow, thanks to Sergio Luis Di Pego, Rezaei climbed the ladder, who was eliminated with pocket fours when Colonese made the call with queen-eight and hit.
Colonese was the guy with power, and would bust Andres Viola before Fabian Gumz busted to Rezaei, his ace-queen could not catch up with the ace-king of Rezaei. Rezaei had bounced off the ropes, but despite fighting back in a swinging three-handed battle, his eventual bust-out hand saw him moving all – in with pocket eights and Pablo Silva making the call with pocket nines. In the end, nines, who had been good to Rezaei, became his downfall, and he left Silva at the perfect time with the inertia, heads- up.
Silva was very soon all-in and ahead with that vital lead, his pocket jacks against the eight-six of the short-stacked Colonese. A jack-four-four flop saw the title go on the flop to Silva, and he’d always remember a massive million-dollar victory.
There’s lots to look forward to in the coming months as partypoker festival MILLIONS moves on to Cyprus in just three months before it travels to Las Vegas, Nevada for MILLIONS Vegas at the Aria Resort & Casino in June.
MILLIONS South America Main Event Final Day Payouts:
|6th||Sergio Luis Di Pego||Argentina||$170,000|