James Romero wins PP Millions South America SHR for $350,000

James Romero lifted the partypoker MILLIONS South America $25k Super High Roller yesterday in Uruguay, edging out last years Main Event winner Marty Mathis to scoop $350,000.

By: Andrew Burnett

Thirty-five players set out on the two-day tournament at the Enjoy Punta del Este Resort & Casino and only 15 remained by the second day of play, with five set to make the money from the final table of eight.

partypoker’s Brazilian pro João Simão ended his challenge short of that octet, while his red diamond site colleague Dzmitry Urbanovich bust first at the final table, at the hands of Jacob Daniels.

Scotland's all-time ‘winningest’ tournament player Niall Farrell turned out to be the unfortunate bubble-boy, Daniels again the executioner when his Q10 improved to beat Farrell’s pocket eights.

That meant a cash for the remaining five players, and Daniels continued his fine run by sending local pro Francisco Benitez to the rails in 5th, with Argentina’s Ivan Luca falling in 4th, before Daniels himself lost two big hands to exit in 3rd, a $150,000 payday for the US pro.

Romero and Mathis were then left to battle heads-up, with Mathis folding to a big river bluff that would have given him the title had he called, though he only held third pair. It would prove to be costly, as shortly afterwards Romero called a big blind shove by Mathis…

Romero: A♦ 10♥
Mathis: Q♦ J♥
Board: A♣ 8♥ 3♦ 5♦ K♣

…and the PP MILLIONS South America SHR title and $350k was Romero’s to celebrate, Mathis having to settle for the $213,750 runner-up paycheck.

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Final Table Results

1 James Romero $350,000
2 Marty Mathis $213,750
3 Jacob Daniels $150,000
4 Ivan Luca $100,000
5 Francisco Benitez $60,000



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