Jiang Xia He Takes Down Event #1: $25,000 Short Deck for $378,000

Jiang Xia He has won Event #1: $25,000 Short Deck, the first of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Super High Roller Series held at Casino Sochi this week, for $378,000, after seeing off a total field of 42 – his final four opponents within minutes of each other.  His fortunes wavered

John Cynn Finishes Runner-Up ($252,000) as He Spikes Royal Flush

And just like that, it's over.  John Cynn, down to just 550,000, made a preflop stand with [Ks9s], up against the [JsTc] of the final table's late stage steamroller Jiang Xia He. The board ran out [KcAsQcJcAc] - a Royal Flush for He - making this the fastest possible heads up

Katz Doubles Back To Seven Figures

After making that big fold earlier, Cary Katz's stack had dwindled to 445,000, which he moved in when it folded to him on the cutoff with [Ah9c].  Button John Cynn had picked up [KhKs] and swiftly put the man the PokerGo commentary calls "El Jefe" at risk.  An ace arrived

After three-betting all in preflop with [AcQs] for 1,600,000 (and picking up 200,000 from initial raiser Wai Leong Chan who passed [JcTs]), John Cynn lost a pot to Aaron Can Blarcum the very next hand.  Cynn limped for 50,000 with [9s9h], then called Van Blarcum's raise to 225,000 (holding [AcKs])

Cynn Doubles Straight off the Bat

John Cynn moved all in for 920,000 with [AcTc], with cutoff Jiang He re-shoving for 2,770,000 total with an out-kickering [AsJs].  No further interest, and it was down to the board, which ran out [KhQd7dJd9s] making Cynn a straight to give the short stack a new lease of life on

Chidwick & Cynn Headline Event #1 Final Table

The final table of Event #1 of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Super High Roller Series in Sochi is set! Leading the way is Malaysian pro Chan Wai Leong who holds a big chip lead over the other five contenders that include Stephen Chidwick and John Cynn. Watch the final table on

Turn Bet Win for John Cynn

Action folded to John Cynn in the cutoff, and he raised to 15,000. Joshua James called in the big blind, and the flop landed [Th6d4h]. Both players checked, and the turn landed the [Tc]. James checked, Cynn bet 13,000, and James folded.