Putting in a stellar performance on the final day in the Super High Roller Bowl Online Series on partypoker, Russian pro Artur Martirosian has claimed the overall series victory! Making a total of six final tables across 27 events, Martirosian cashed for $1,795,395, narrowly edging out Viktor Blom who lead
Three-handed play is over almost before it got going. Down to just 10 big blinds, Mikita Badziakouski picked up [AcQh] in the big blind. Timothy Adams folded, and small blind (chip leader) Christoph Vogelsang paused, still and silent, for around 20 seconds, before setting his opponent all in with [Jh3s].
Having lost a pot of over a million chips to Timothy Adams (calling pre and on a [4sad7s] flop with [kh7h] before giving up on a [6c] turn when Adams bet 600,000 (with [As9d], as it happened)), Mikita Badziakouski has dropped in chips to 13 big blinds.
The final four players are oscillating between being bunched tightly in chips and having one player stretch a slim lead; they're evenly matched in experience, skill and, so far, help from the deck. With the blinds creeping up, however, it would only take one big match-up to end the dreams
First to act, Christoph Vogelsang raised to 175,000 with [Ahkd]. Button Mikita Badziakouski flatted with [Jd9d]. Heads up to a [KcTh4d] flop, though it was Vogelsang who'd hit top pair, it was Badziakouski who took over betting. Vogelsang called his 175,000 flop bet, and his 525,000 bet on the [7s] turn,
Timothy Adams took a sizeable pot from Mikita Badziakouski (along with a few smaller pots), seeing a [4cAc6h] flop from the big blind with [Ah8h]; Badziakouski on the button had raised preflop with [Kc3c] to 130,000. Something for both of them: Adams check-called a 100,000 bet from Badziakouski here to
Christoph Vogelsang raised his button with [KdJs] to 130,000, called by both blinds. Small blind Ben Heath, with [thjh], and big blind Timothy Adams, with [4c4h], checked the [Kh6dad] flop to Vogelsang, who bet 120,000, Heath alone calling. The turn paired the board with the [6s], no bet. The [4s] on
Mikita Badziakouski raised in the cutoff to 135,000 with [7c7s], called by small blind Ben Heath with [Adts], flopping sevens full of eights. He led out for 125,000 and Heath made the call. After the turn, the board stood [7h8s8h3d]. Badziakouski bet out 375,000 and the hand went no further.