Anton Suarez Turns Satellite Entry Into $1million partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK Main Event Victory

Swedish cash game player Anton Suarez scooped the $1million first prize at Nottinghams Dusk Till Dawn Casino last night as partypokers MILLIONS Live UK Main Event came to a thrilling conclusion.

By: Andrew Burnett

The $5million GTD tournament had attracted 530 entries, the $10,000 buy-in coming by way of satellites for at least two of the final table.

Suarez was one of these, a rather fortuitous lack of PLO cash games when he arrived seeing him have a go at qualifying for the festival’s biggie instead.

Another player to turn a massive profit after satelliting in was local businessman and Dusk Til Dawn regular James Raggy Clarke, his $85 outlay producing a massive $311,000 cash in 4th place.

The final day started with 12 players still in contention for the $1million winner’s cheque, 2017 winner Maria Lampropulos, James Romero from the USA and Scottish High Roller Ludovic Geilich the most notable.

The final table bubble burst when Jaime O’Connor and Alex Lindop both hit the rail at the hands of Germany’s Christian Rudolph, the remaining 8 all guaranteed $100k.

For Lampropoulos there would be no double MILLIONS UK glory finishing eighth after losing a big race with Jack Hardcastle, the Southsea-based Brit following her to the rail for a lifetime best score of $130,000.

Rudolph continued his blistering run of KO’s, adding Ireland’s Weijie Zheng to his list of victims, and then it was Suarez’s turn to take control.

He disposed of Andersson in 5th, a $230k payday for the Swede, with James Clarke falling in 4th as we have noted, 11th-placed Geilich among the first to congratulate him.

When Romero was ousted by Suarez flopping trip deuces, it left the Swede facing Rudolph for the title and when the German found himself short-stacked, it was time for Suarez to seal the deal with a limp-call when Rudolph bluff-shoved.

For Suarez, the victory was more than four times his previous career tournament earnings, Rudolph’s runner-up $620,000 showing as ‘Unknown player’ on the Hendon Mob database - something that is becoming a bit more prevalent as players seek to hide their big wins.

Final results

1 Anton Suarez $1,000,000
2 Christian Rudolph $620,000
3 James Romero $420,000
4 James Clarke $311,000
5 Frederik Andersson $230,000
6 Weijie Zheng $170,000
7 Jack Hardcastle $130,000
8 Maria Lampropulos $100,000
9 Jaime O’Connor $80,000



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