On Sunday, Ioannis Angelou-Konstas topped won the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK Main Event for a whopping £940,000. Despite entering the final day with the chip lead, the road to the winner’s circle wasn’t an easy one for Angelou-Konstas, who had to defeated a field of 1,015 entries and top a final table that included Alex Foxen, Tom ‘Jabracada’ Hall, and Sam ‘TheSquid’ Grafton, among others.
The victory proved by far the largest of Angelou-Konstas’ career, as previously the Greek player with two WPTDeepStacks titles had $874,921 in live tournament earnings.
Angelou-Konstas defeated Foxen in heads-up play to claim the title. Angelou-Konstas took out Antoine Labat in third place and entered heads-up play with a lead of 880 million in chips to Foxen’s 132 million. After a double up by Foxen, the two struck a deal that saw Angelou-Konstas take £840,000 and Foxen £720,000, with £100,000 left to play for. Shortly thereafter, the two got the money in on what would be the final hand.
According to reporting on partypokerlive.com, Foxen raised and Angelou-Konstas called to see the flop come down . Angelou-Konstas checked, Foxen bet 13 million, and Angelou-Konstas called to see the on the turn. Both players checked and the river was the. Angelou-Konstas checked, Foxen bet 46 million, and then Angelou-Konstas check-raised all in to put Foxen all in. Foxen tanked for a bit, then called. When Angelou-Konstas turned up the , Foxen saw the bad news and was eliminated holding the .
Final Table Payouts
1. Ioannis Angelou-Konstas – £940,000*
2. Alex Foxen – £720,000*
3. Antoine Labat – £440,000
4. Tom ‘Jabracada’ Hall – £300,000
5. Sam ‘TheSquid’ Grafton – £205,850
6. Michael ‘Miw210’ Wang – £140,000
7. John Haigh – £100,000
8. Dara ‘Doke’ O’Kearney – £70,000
9. Ryan Riess – £50,000
*Denotes a heads-up deal.
Ryan Riess, winner of the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event and recent “bubble boy” in the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK £25,000 Super High Roller, busted first at the final table in ninth place.
Dara ‘Doke’ O’Kearney was next out the door in eighth, and then John Haigh was knocked out in seventh. Both O’Kearney and Haigh were eliminated in three-way pots.
Michael ‘Miw210’ Wang went out in sixth place for £140,000. He was busted at the hands of Angelou-Konstas, who shoved the river of an board holding pocket aces. Wang tank-called with the to try and pick off Angelou-Konstas, but he was eliminated instead.
Next out was Grafton in fifth place, who was also busted by Angelou-Konstas.
Angelou-Konstas then sent Hall packing in fourth place when his held up against the for Hall.
Falling in third place was Labat, also busted by Angelou-Konstas, and that set up the heads-up battle between Angelou-Konstas and Foxen. As previously mentioned, the final two players struck a deal before Angelou-Konstas went on to earn the title.
With the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK £5,300 Main Event attracting 1,015 entries, the top 127 places were set to reach the money. A few of the notables to finish in the money included Patrick ‘Pleno1’ Leonard (23rd – £25,000), Max Silver (42nd – £17,500), Maria Lampropulos (53rd – £15,000), and Tom Middleton (79th – £12,500).
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