The final day of the $10K MILLIONS High Roller was a roller coaster ride for Anatoly Filatov. The partypoker pro opened Day 3 as one of the top stacks, but as the final table approached he found himself near the bottom half of the leaderboard.
Filatov then entered the final table as the shortest of nine stacks before chipping up early and never looking back. The Russian won pots in every way possible – bluffing the big stack, bluffing fellow partypoker pro Joni Joukimainen, calling bluffs – and Filatov scored knockout, after knockout to open the Caribbean Poker Party with a $280,000 win.
That CPP victory comes after a career-best score in the World Series of Poker Europe €100,000 Diamond High Roller – as well as two MILLIONS High Roller podium finishes over the last nine months. Filatov finished 2nd in Brazil this past March and then 3rd in Montreal in May.
Just three days into another massive partypoker LIVE MILLIONS series, Filatov proved that the third time might be the charm. He added a MILLIONS High Roller title to his growing partypoker trophy case and with bigger events on the horizon, Filatov could be hard to stop after his Bahamas breakthrough.
That concludes Poker Central’s coverage of the $10K MILLIONS High Roller. The Live Reporting team returns Tuesday for Day 1A of the MILLIONS World Bahamas Main Event and final table coverage of the $25K MILLIONS Super High Roller.
Anatoly Filatov limped the button and Fabrizio Gonzalez checked the big blind to see a flop.
Gonzalez then check-called a pot-sized bet to see the fall on the turn and Gonzalez checked again.
Filatov bet 3,500,000 and after Gonzalez check-raised to 8,000,000, the partypoker pro moved all-in.
Gonzalez snap called and Filatov instantly tabled – for the nut straight.
Gonzalez flipped over and stood from his chair when he saw the cooler.
The completed the board and confirmed the victory for Anatoly Filatov.
Gonzalez earns $180,000 – while the partypoker pro opens the Caribbean Poker Party with a MILLIONS High Roller win.
Kristina Holst opened the button to 1,800,000 and Fabrizio Gonzalez three-bet to 4,100,000 from the small blind.
Chip leader Anatoly Filatov then four-bet to 9,500,000 from the big and after Holst used an extension, she shoved for just over 26,000,000.
Gonzalez then used an extension – with just shy of Holst’s stack behind – and after he folded Filatov called.
The partypoker pro needed to fade three outs – holding to .
He did – as the board ran out and Filatov scored another final table knockout to extend his chip lead.
Holst earns $126,000 and we’re now heads up for the MILLIONS High Roller title.
In one of the first hands after the dinner break, Kahle Burns moved all-in from the button for 10,900,000.
Anatoly Filatov folded his small blind and Kristina Holst used an extension before she called – for a majority of her stack – in the big.
Burns held and he was up against .
The flop shot Burns into the lead and he kept that advantage after the came on the turn.
The then completed the board and Burns was rivered to the rail.
The Aussie earns just shy of $100,000 and we’re now three-handed just a few minutes into Level 23.
400,000 / 800,000
Big Blind Ante
The remaining four players are now on a 60-minute dinner break.
Anatoly Filatov still holds a sizable chip lead and he’s increased his advantage since our last update. The partypoker pro now sits with just shy of 63,000,000 – which is more than 50% of the total chips in play.
Play will resume around 10:40 PM local time.
Fabrizio Gonzalez opened the button to 1,600,000 and Scott Margereson three-bet shoved from the big blind for just over 14,000,000.
Gonzalez immediately called and it was a flip for Margereson’s tournament life – as the slightly shorter stack held to .
That flip went Gonzalez’s way after the flop and he held after the and completed the board.
Margereson earns $75,000 and the remaining four players are just under 15 minutes from their dinner break.
Since the MILLIONS High Roller final table started, Anatoly Filatov has done nothing but chip up.
The Russian partypoker pro is now over 50,000,000 – which is good for just over 40% of the total chips in play.
There are just over 20 minutes remaining in Level 22.
Joni Jouhkimainen raised to 3,000,000 off of just shy of ten bigs and Kahle Burns re-shoved from the big blind.
The short stacked partypoker pro called for his remaining stack and needed to hit to stay alive.
Jouhkimainen held against and even though he picked up a draw and a pair on the flop, he couldn’t connect on the end.
The and the completed the board and the Fin’s elimination in 6th place. He’ll earn $60,000 and the remaining five players are now 30 minutes from their dinner break.
Kristina Holst shoved from middle position and Anthony Zinno called with a slightly shorter stack in the big blind.
Zinno held and he was flipping for his final 8,500,000 against .
The board ran out and Holst turned a straight to secure the knockout.
Zinno earns $50,000 and Holst is now near the chip average with six players left.
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