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  1. After battling back from a short stack and climbing out of a nearly four-to-one heads-up chip deficit, renowned high-stakes tournament pro Benjamin ‘bencb’ Rolle bested the talent-packed final table of the 34th edition of the $10K GGPoker Super MILLION$ to walk away with this week’s $424,580 first-place prize. This week was Rolle’s 11th time playing the event and it marked his fourth cash and second final table. His previous final table appearance was back on August 9 when he finished in fifth place for $136,479. In total, the Raise Your Edge lead coach had previously earned $276,213, and his victory this week brought his Super MILLION$ total prize money to just over $700,000. At the start of the final table, Rolle was considered one of the long shots to win. He was starting the day eighth in chips (just 6% in play) and, along with Rolle himself, the final table featured some of poker’s brightest minds. Nick Petrangelo was highlighted as the chip leader and joining him at the top of the chip counts was online poker’s former #1-ranked Bert ‘girafganger7’ Stevens and UK high-stakes savant Michael Zhang. Like Rolle, Aliaksei Boika was enjoying his second trip to the final table of the Super MILLION$. In his first appearance Boika finished in ninth place and this time he was hoping for more. Unfortunately for Boika, he got involved in a big hand while holding [poker card="ac"][poker card="td"] against Bert Stevens who held [poker card="ah"][poker card="kd"] on a board that ran out [poker card="as"][poker card="kh"][poker card="3h"][poker card="5s"][poker card="tc"]. When Stevens shoved the river, Boika made the call which left his stack crippled. It was déjà vu for Boika as he was eliminated on the very next hand, in ninth place, for $53,073. With roughly 10 big blinds, Ukraine’s Andrii Novak put in a late position raise with [poker card="ad"][poker card="tc"] to which Nick Petrangelo, in the cutoff, three-bet with his [poker card="9c"][poker card="9h"]. When it folded back to Novak he shipped, Petrangelo quickly called and the pair watched as the board ran out [poker card="jd"][poker card="6c"][poker card="2d"][poker card="qh"][poker card="6s"]. Novak, who started the day sixth in chips, was out in eighth place and collected $68,826. The very next hand, ‘U LOSSER’ opened under the gun with [poker card="td"][poker card="th"] only to be three-bet by Stevens holding [poker card="js"][poker card="jc"]. After Michael Zhang folded [poker card="ad"][poker card="qc"] in the big blind, ‘U LOSSER’ committed the rest of his chips, putting their tournament at risk. The flop came [poker card="8h"][poker card="3h"][poker card="2s"] giving ‘U LOSSER’ a back door flush draw to hope for. The [poker card="ah"] turn made it interesting, but the [poker card="as"] completed the board sending ‘U LOSSER’ out in seventh for $89,257. With six left, Steven put in a raise with the [poker card="kd"][poker card="kh"]. Rolle then three-bet shipped his 15 big blind stack with [poker card="ks"][poker card="6s"]. It folded to the ‘WatWudHaraldSDo’ in the big blind who shipped his 35 big blind stack with [poker card="tc"][poker card="ts"]. Stevens, covering both players, made the call with his kings and the three watched a flop of [poker card="ac"][poker card="9c"][poker card="8c"] providing some flush outs to ‘WatWudHaraldSDo’ but keeping Stevens in the lead. With less than a 2% chance of pulling it out, Rolle was all but out the door. The turn was the [poker card="7d"] giving hope to both Rolle and ‘WatWudHaraldSDo’ who now both had open-ended straight draw outs. The river was the [poker card="5s"] bringing Rolle back from the brink with a straight but sending ‘WatWudHaraldSDo’ out the door in sixth place for $115,752. The final five grinded for over an hour until the next player was eliminated. Petrangelo opened in the cutoff with the [poker card="jc"][poker card="jh"] and, with just 15 big blinds left, Stevens three-bet shoved his [poker card="as"][poker card="9s"] from the small blind. Petrangelo made the call and the board ran out [poker card="qc"][poker card="tc"][poker card="4d"][poker card="6s"][poker card="9h"] giving the pot to Petrangelo’s pocket jacks. Stevens hit the rail in fifth place and added another $150,112 to his over $13.3 million in career online earnings. In his 32nd appearance in the GGPoker Super MILLION$, Lithuanian pro Laurynas Levinskas was guaranteed his best Super MILLION$ finish once play reached four-handed. From the cutoff, Levinskas shipped his final seven big blinds with [poker card="3s"][poker card="3h"]. Zhang came over the top holding [poker card="ah"][poker card="ts"]. The flop came [poker card="kd"][poker card="qd"][poker card="8s"] keeping Levinskas in front but providing some extra straight outs to Zhang. The turn was the [poker card="4h"] but it was the [poker card="ad"] river that ended Levinskas’ run this week. Levinskas finished in fourth place for $194,671 bringing his Super MILLION$ earnings up over $627,000. With just three left, Zhang held a two-to-one chip advantage on both Rolle and Petrangelo. Petrangelo made his move, looking to do something about that when he opened from the button holding [poker card="qd"][poker card="jd"]. Zhang, from the big blind, made the call with his [poker card="ks"][poker card="tc"]. Zhang hit top pair on the [poker card="kc"][poker card="7s"][poker card="3c"] flop and checked it over to Petrangelo who put in a bet. Zhang called and the [poker card="9d"] peeled off on the turn. Zhang checked again, Petrangelo fired big again. Zhang made the call. Zhang checked for the third time, and with just 13 big blinds left Petrangelo emptied the chip and fired the third barrel, leaving himself less than one big blind behind. Zhang went into his timebank but ultimately found a call taking the hand down with top pair. Petrangelo was left with next-to-nothing but managed to double up over the next few hands. Ultimately, he went broke four hands later when his [poker card="qd"][poker card="5d"] fell to Zhang’s [poker card="ad"][poker card="2h"]. Petrangelo finished in third place for $252,457. With a nearly four-to-one and momentum on his side, it looked like Zhang was about to pull out his first victory in just his third-ever GGPoker Super MILLION$ appearance. But Rolle steadily chipped up, found a double, evened the stacks, and eventually took the lead. Rolle kept the pressure on and while Zhang made some moves of his own, the cards continued to fall Rolle’s way. All the chips made it into the middle when Rolle called on the button with the [poker card="ac"][poker card="6c"] and Zhang moved all-in for roughly 15 big blinds with the [poker card="qd"][poker card="th"]. Rolle called and the [poker card="ad"][poker card="kd"][poker card="8s"] flop put him in the lead right away. Zhang picked up gutshot straight outs along with his backdoor flush possibilities. The [poker card="qc"] killed his flush outs but added two pair possibilities. It was not to be though as the [poker card="kc"] completed the board sending the accomplished Zhang out in second place for $327,396. Super MILLION$ Final Table Results (2/2) 1. Benjamin Rolle - $424,581 2. Michael Zhang - $327,396 3. Nick Petrangelo - $252,457 4. Laurynas Levinskas - $194,671 5. Bert Stevens - $150,112 6. ‘WatWudHaraldSDo’ - $115,752 7. ‘U LOSSER’ - $89,257 8. Andrii Novak - $68,827 9. Aliaksei Boika - $53,073
  2. One of the biggest events on the partypoker POWERFEST schedule played out last night: Event #123 Super High Roller Championship Event: $25,500 No Limit Hold’em and one of poker's brightest minds shined brightest against tough competition. Steve 'eet_smakelijk' O'Dwyer earned an online career-best $896,610 for the win, defeating Orpen 'orpenkk' Kisacikoglu heads-up ($643,500). O'Dwyer's victory came three days after he won a PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker event for what was then a career-best $227,000. Other notables who made the final table include Michael 'mczhang' Zhang, who has been on a tear of late. He added $468,000 to his ever-growing bankroll, while legendary PocketFiver Jon “sordykrd” Van Fleet (aka “apestyles") would also make the final table, busting in fifth for $234,000. 'nipa3p3' finished in sixth for $147,420, bringing his total online earnings up to $3.89 million. Rounding off the finale was partypoker ambassador Jason Koon, who earned an eighth-place finish for $117,000. But what else happened on Thursday night? Well, 'Tightguy66' was very busy indeed. He made an incredible three final tables: 4th in Event #123 High Roller: $530 No Limit Hold’em Progressive Knock-out ($7,078.50 + $967) 5th in Event #125 High Roller: $1,050 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max ($12,060) 4th in Event #125 High: $109 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max ($1,232.50)   We also saw 'GiGioDoNNa99' make multiple finales. He or she finished sixth in Event #123 High Roller: $530 No Limit Hold’em Progressive Knock-out for $3,689.40 (+ $2,649), and finished fourth in Event #123 High: $109 No Limit Hold’em Progressive Knock-out for $3,226.72 (+ $2,232). 'NoOnionsBlud' has been making final tables consistently throughout this POWERFEST, and he added two more last night. First off he locked up a fourth-place cash in Event #121 High: $215 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max for $8,179.60, and followed that up with a sixth-place finish in Event #125 High Roller: $1,050 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max for $8,040. We’ve got to give a shout-out to 'Paul_Folders' too. He won a title and $23,500 on Wednesday, and took down another one on Thursday, winning Event #126 High Roller: $530 No Limit Hold’em Fast Six-Max Progressive Knock-out for a bankroll-boosting $12,157.59, plus $10,390 in bounties. Other winners on the day in High and High Roller tier events include Eder 'KingJamesMVP' Campana, 'TheRepoMan86', 'MisterN411', 'midgedate', 'goran445', 'Iveybluffallin', 'mudlo', 'Dabledore', and 'Nepteidon'. Event #121 High: $215 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max Entries: 572 Prize pool: $114,400 TheRepoMan86 - $21,450.18 redcorvette73 - $15,476.94 OMG_MIGAAA - $11,611.60 NoOnionsBlud - $8,179.60 jaimelaviande - $5,720 PokeyB_RedBaron - $3,432 Event #123 High Roller: $530 No Limit Hold’em Progressive Knock-out Entries: 429 Prize pool: $219,862 MisterN411 - $20,484.90 + $24,210 Fishin234 - $14,693.25 + $4,774 Baniclvan - $10,081.50 + $4,228 Tightguy66 - $7,078.50 + $967 unstoppablemind - $5,062.20 + $1,509 GiGioDoNNa99 - $3,689.40 + $2,649 GewoonBoef - $2,606.17 + $2,477 Drulitooo - $1,898.32 + $3,264 Event #123 High: $109 No Limit Hold’em Progressive Knock-out Entries: 1,204 Prize pool: $125,216 midgedate - $10,264.10 + $8,207 d5t6y7 - $7,344.10 + $2,268 Graftekkel - $4,822.02 + $917.16 GiGioDoNNa99 - $3,226.72 + $2,232 eurochild - $2,287.60 + $320 Batdog666 - $1,613.36 + $1,327 flipeta94 - 1,131.76 + $1,327 Fenryr03 - $758.52 + $1,126 Event #123 Super High Roller Championship Event: $25,500 No Limit Hold’em Entries: 156 Prize pool: $3,900,000 eet_smakelijk - $896,610 orpenkk - $643,500 mczhang - $468,000 shlongoperator - $331,500 sordykrd - $234,000 jizonhisniz - $185,250 nipa3p3 - $147,420 Jason_Koon - $117,000 Event #124 High Roller: $1,050 No Limit Hold’em Mix-Max Progressive Knock-out Entries: 332 Prize pool: $338,640 goran445 - $37,876.92 + $24,780 Tartaruga13 - $25,315 + $4,517 CASHEEEGAMEEE - $18,260 + $10,320 slayerv1fan - $13,280 + $4,960 VamosSuarez - $9,130 + $1,779 AmorEnLaBoca - $6,640 + $3,965 Event #124 High: $215 No Limit Hold’em Mix-Max Progressive Knock-out Entries: 941 Prize pool: $200,000 Iveybluffallin - $16,793.22 + $15,640 Riverixxx - $12,351.75 + $1,596 AWi10 - $9,273.49 + $3,504 RirriMcRirri - $6,366.12 + $1,448 Malapisk - $4,1260.54 + $2,256 WnrWnrPaROkDnr - $2,570.91 + $1,273 Event #125 High Roller: $1,050 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max Entries: 201 Prize pool: $201,000 KingJamesMVP - $50,062.32 Omicron_ - $32,160 Iveybluffallin - $22,612.50 ChanceSeeYou - $16,381.50 Tightguy66 - $12,060 NoOnionsBlud - $8,040 Event #125 High: $109 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max Entries: 145 Prize pool: $14,500 mudlo - $3,652.64 NeLeSi - $2,465 OBV_NUTS - $1,740 Tightguy66 - $1,232.50 petdet3ctive - $906.25 xsibi - $601.75 Event #126 High Roller: $530 No Limit Hold’em Fast Six-Max Progressive Knock-out Entries: 195 Prize pool: $100,000 Paul_Folders - $12,157.59 + $10,390 GamblingCabin - $7,810 + $2,614 GRANTHAMMAN - $5,491.40 + $2,538 xkgdrds1 - $3,978.21 + $2,321 ymbzjhhbllib - $2,928.75 + $1,894 jo1ntheparty - $1,952.50 + $1,812 Event #126 High: $109 No Limit Hold’em Fast Six-Max Progressive Knock-out Entries: 608 Prize pool: $63,232 Dabledore - $5,168.06 + $3,803 crushyourmind - $3,952 + $3,040 ThePokerMonk10 - $2,970.80 + $1,531 goldencosty - $2,128 + $371 Doyle_B - $1,489.60 + $275 iBetUfoldPLZ - $912 + $300 Event #127 High: $109 No Limit Hold’em Mix-Max Turbo Entries: 292 Prize pool: $30,000 Nepteidon - $6,845.22 muchofkingusto - $4,575 futomako1 - $3,300 rohdiiin - $2,400 ikbenlen - $1,650 StariMorskiVuk - $1,200
  3. Just days after winning the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK £25,000 Super High Roller for £450,000, Steve 'MrTimCaum' O'Dwyer won first place in the series’ £10,000 High Roller. In this one, O'Dwyer bested a field of 105 entries and took home a first-place payday of £314,000. The combined haul from the two events saw O’Dwyer win £764,000. Final Table Payouts 1. Steve 'MrTimCaum' O'Dwyer - £314,000 2. Gianluca Speranza - £193,000 3. Preben Stokkan - £129,000 4. Dominik Nitsche - £95,000 5. Michael Zhang - £75,000 6. Chris Brammer - £60,000 7. Joao Vieira - £45,000 8. Anthony Elliott - £35,000 9. Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez - £27,500 The three-day partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK High Roller began Friday and entering Sunday’s final day of action, 13 remained with O’Dwyer atop them all. Anton Wigg was the first player to bust on the final day, falling in 13th placard putting the tournament on the money bubble. Shortly thereafter, Mustapha Kanit was eliminated at the hands of Dominik Nitsche to send the remaining 11 players into the money. Juan Pardo Dominguez busted first in the money in 11th place, then Adrian Mateos went out 10th. The final nine then joined to one table before Fabrizio ‘SixthSenSe19’ Gonzalez, the players O'Dwyer defeated in heads-up play in the £25,000 Super High Roller, busted in ninth. Anthony Elliott went out to Nitsche in eighth place, Joao Vieira and Chris Brammer busted to Michael Zhang in seventh and sixth places, respectively, and then Zhang went out in fifth. On Zhang's bust, he ran the [poker card="As"][poker card="Js"] into the pocket kings of O'Dwyer and couldn't pull out the win. O'Dwyer kept his foot on the gas in four-handed play before he knocked out Nitshce in fourth. This time it was pocket aces doing the trick for O’Dwyer, as he sent Nitshce packing with the [poker card="As"][poker card="2d"]. In the clash that saw third-place finisher Preben Stokkan hit the rail, O'Dwyer held another big hand -- the [poker card="Ad"][poker card="Kh"]. He was up against Stokkan's [poker card="Js"][poker card="Jc"] but turned a king to score the elimination. That left O'Dwyer and Speranza to battle for the £314,000 top prize and the title. Both had already locked up £193,000 in prize money, and O’Dwyer took the lead into the final duel with 69.575 million in chips to Speranza's 35.45 million. O'Dwyer chipped away early and had Speranza on the ropes with less than 10 big blinds. Eventually, O'Dwyer moved all in and Speranza felt he had no choice but to take a stand. Speranza didn’t have much with the [poker card="7s"][poker card="3c"], but things only looked grimmer when O'Dwyer tabled pocket aces once again. Speranza flopped a pair of threes, but it wasn’t enough as the board ran out [poker card="5s"][poker card="3d"][poker card="2d"][poker card="8c"][poker card="Qs"]. The victory was another impressive score for O'Dwyer in 2018, who now has more than $4.5 million in live tournament earnings won on the year. The result was also his ninth six-figure live score of the year. As if his 2018 live tournament results aren’t enough jaw-dropping figures for your next great bar debate, O'Dwyer recently won his first PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker title for $227,101 and took down Event #123 Super High Roller Championship Event: $25,500 No Limit Hold’em in the partypoker POWERFEST series for $896,610. Photo courtesy of My partypoker LIVE.
  4. 'Ifkata' took home this Sunday's biggest prize in online poker after coming through an increased 11,863 player-field in the PokerStars $109 Sunday Million. The prize pool was set at $1,186,300, which showed a turnaround after last week's missed guarantee, and when just the final three remained, a money-deal was agreed to. 'platin32' then hit the rail with their share worth $74,784, before Croatia's '5 banki' lost out in heads-up and exited with $84,327 as runner-up. 'Ifkata' was left to claim the title and took away $109,996 as the victor. 'Negriin' defeated Johannes 'Greenstone25' Korsar heads-up to win the PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller. The 69 entrants meant the prize pool just crept over the guarantee, with $138,000 collected, and the top eight places paid. 'skippy109641' received the bronze medal worth $21,525 before Sweden's Korstar fell at the final hurdle and banked $28,315 as runner-up, with Argentina's 'Negriin' adding their name to the winner's list and picked up the $37,247 top-prize. Jerry 'Perrymejsen' Ödeen topped a 910 player-field to bank over $69,000 in the PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller. The Swedish pro, who has over $5.7m in online earnings, defeated 'AAmichiAA' heads-up to win $37,487 + $32,479 in bounty prizes. 'AAmichiAA' exited with $27,477 + $4,859 in second place, with Norway's 'Tinas21' awarded the bronze medal for $20,141 + $10,925. The UK's 'ImRichAreU?' increased their bankroll by another $23,988 after they topped a 767 player-field in the PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up. Canada's three-time SCOOP champion 'D PitcherAK' just missed out on a podium spot and took away $9,960 in fourth place before Lithuania's 'parednis' collected the bronze for $13,725. The final two players then agree to a money deal, but with an extra $3,000 left to play for they battled on before 'tikidiii' fell as runner-up for $20,988, and 'ImRichAreU?' took the title. This week's partypoker $1,050 Sunday High Roller Terminator title went to 'LornaDoom' following a heads-up battle against 'KONY2012'. Former world ranked #2 Michael 'mczhang' Zhang took fourth place for $5,362 + $2,900 in bounties, before 'UhlenPoker' hit the rail in third place for $10,720 + $4,172. With the final bounty prizes on the line, 'LornaDoom' prevailed and banked $10,731 + $14,247, with 'KONY2012' awarded $10,720 + $4,172 in second. The familiar name of Austria's #1 ranked 'onehundredeyes' once again appeared at the top of the partypoker prize ladder after victory in the $2,100 Sunday High Gladiator. After 'NoisiaRadio' departed in third place from the 79 player-field for $11,719 and no bounty prizes, the final battle saw 'z-boooo's deep run come to an end for $16,920 + $11,615, with 'onehundredeyes' adding another gold medal to their collection. Below are this week's results: PokerStars $109 Sunday Million $1M Guaranteed 11,863 entrants, $1,186,300 prize pool Ifkata - $109,996* 5 banki - $84,327* platin32 - $74,784* Dil.rus57 - $45,661 SlyderS1 - $33,136 Kennethmedh - $24,047 woody1234321 - $17,451 DanielLUCKY - $12,664 U_MoeFugger - $9,190 PokerStars $2,100 Sunday High Roller, $135k Gtd 69 entrants, $138,000 prize pool Negriin - $37,247 Greenstone25 - $28,315 skippy109641 - $21,525 prebz - $16,363 WushuTM - $12,439 ROFLshove - $9,456 SsicK_OnE - $7,188 Sphinx87 - $5,464 PokerStars $530 Bounty Builder High Roller, $325k Gtd 910 entrants, $455,000 prize pool Perrymejsen - $37,487 + $32,479 AAmichiAA - $27,477 + $4,859 Tinas21 - $20,141 + $10,925 gardze_wami - $14,763 + $1,734 hellzito - $10,821 + $2,968 prebz - $7,932 + $6,597 capotinha - $5,814 + $3,132 SmOkeY686 - $4,261 + $500 Squa1l - $3,123 + $6,459 PokerStars $215 Sunday Warm-Up $150k Gtd 767 entrants, $153,400 prize pool ImRichAreU? - $23,988* tikidiii - $20,988* parednis - $13,725 D PitcherAK - $9,960 NationalPPP - $7,228 sonmonedas - $5,245 peterwhooo - $3,806 ladybug1330 - $2,762 tp_raichu - $2,004 partypoker $1,050 Sunday High Roller Terminator $100k Gtd 114 entrants, $116,280 prize pool LornaDoom - $10,731 + $14,247 KONY2012 - $10,720 + $4,172 UhlenPoker - $7,661 + $3,445 mczhang - $5,362 + $2,900 PhileasFogg - $3,983 + $2,721 Garikbk - $3,064 + $455 georgeza - $2,451 + $2,583 iamrebuhlegov - $1,991 + $3,607 partypoker $320 Sunday Gladiator - $150k Gtd 649 entrants, $199,892 prize pool zpok86 - $13,929 + $14,386 Schattenlux - $13,910 + $5,732 SantaClaiMEer - $9,394 + $4,862 u3MeHa - $6,423 + $2,574 Frdaa - $4,482 + $1,125 ABCpoker911 - $3,260 + $335 D0nt_DO-iT - $2,359 + $2,007 Jafooliee - $1,651 + $730 partypoker $2,100 Sunday High Gladiator $150k 79 entrants, $161,950 prize pool onehundredeyes - $16,936 + $20,540 (in bounties) z-boooo - $16,920 + $11,615 NoisiaRadio - $11,719 + $0 Batdog666 - $7,813 + $12,468 GewoonBoef - $6,076 + $3,675 SouhftfW - $4,774 + $4,462 Gl4diat0r - $4,123 + $1,312 partyplayer2018 - $3,689 + $6,562 partypoker $1,050 Sunday High Roller Deepstack - $100k Gtd 96 entrants, $100,000 prize pool RedDwarf9 - $26,500 eet_smakelijk - $18,500 CrazyLissy - $13,000 GewoonBoef - $9,000 MOTHERSMATTERS - $7,000 smilethanclick - $5,250 Welsh187 - $4,250 broooooooooooo - $3,500 888poker $215 Sunday Mega Deep $100,000 464 entrants – $100,000 prize pool s4f3tyc4r - $19,350 Streusalz - $14,500 mike_dolph - $11,000 DvaBe - $8,250 Nemesis_25 - $5,700 CPU0r - $4,400 r4ndomr4gs - $3,400 SteveyBG - $2,400 *denotes money-deal
  5. David Peters defeated Alyssa MacDonald in the semi-final and then Michael Addamo in the final on Saturday on take down the World Series of Poker Online $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Championship for $260,480 and his second career bracelet. The final four played down to a winner on Saturday after the original field of 128 started last Saturday to play down to the final four players. Semi-Final: Michael Addamo vs. Michael Zhang Addamo and Michael Zhang, with a combined $11.8 million in live tournament earnings played for just 30 minutes. The pair each took multiple turns as the chip leader. On the final hand between the two, Addamo raised the button to 40,0000 with [poker card="6s"][poker card="3s"] and Zhang responded by raising to 160,000. Addamo called and the two saw a flop of [poker card="kc"][poker card="3d"][poker card="3h"]. Zhang bet 80,000 and Addamo called. The turn was the [poker card="th"] and Zhang fired 288,000 into the pot and Addamo called again. The river was the [poker card="2s"] and Zhang moved all in for 887,334 and Addamo called to eliminate his opponent and advance to the final. Semi-Final: David Peters vs. Alyssa MacDonald While the Addamo versus Zhang match ended relatively quickly, Peters and MacDonald had a much more deliberate pace to their match. Peters took the chip lead very early before surrendering it to MacDonald for the next 30 minutes. It took 90 minutes of action and an action-filled hand ended the semi-final. Peters opened to 76,800 with [poker card="js"][poker card="ts"] before MacDonald re-raised to 268,800 with [poker card="qc"][poker card="qs"]. The flop came [poker card="qd"][poker card="tc"][poker card="8s"] and MacDonald bet 177,408 and Peters called. The turn was the [poker card="5s"] adn MacDonald bet 390,498 and Peters called. The river was the [poker card="9c"] and MacDonald checked to Peters who moved all in. MacDonald spent 1:11 in the tank before calling off her last 661,422 before being given the bad news allowing Peters to advance to the finals. Final:Michael Addamo vs. David Peters Addamo was the first to enjoy a long run with the chip lead before losing a 1,514,400 pot with a full house of [poker card="8c"][poker card="8d"][poker card="8h"][poker card="6s"][poker card="6h"] being second best to Peters' [poker card="8c"][poker card="8d"][poker card="8h"][poker card="9h"][poker card="9d"]. Peters wasn't able to hold onto that lead for long and Addamo had as much as 75% of the chips in play at one point. Peters earned a full double up in dramatic fashion. Peters called from the button with [poker card="8d"][poker card="5s"] and Addamo checked with [poker card="as"][poker card="4h"]. The flop came [poker card="7s"][poker card="6s"][poker card="4s"] and Addamo check-called Peters' 51,200 bet. Addamo checked again and Peters bet 163,840 Addamo called. The [poker card="jh"] river got Addamo to check once more. Peters bet 768,000 and Addamo tanked before moving all in and Peters called. That pot gave Peters the chip lead, but only temporarily. The pair exchanged the lead back and forth After an hour and 10 minutes, of battle Addamo was down to just seven big blinds and moved all in from the button for 1,054,200 with [poker card="jc"][poker card="3c"] only to have Peters call with [poker card="ah"][poker card="ks"]. The board ran out [poker card="as"][poker card="9s"][poker card="5d"][poker card="ad"][poker card="kd"] to give Peters an unneeded full house to eliminate Addamo and claim another bracelet to pair with the one he captured in 2016. Final Four Payouts David Peters - $360,480 Michael Addamo - $223,488 Alyssa MacDonald - $124,160 Michael Zhang - $124,160

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