Pablo Silva wins partypoker MILLIONS South America Main Event for $1,000,000

Brazils Pablo Silva lifted the partypoker MILLIONS South America Main Event trophy last night in Uruguay, and with it the $1million first prize.

By: Andrew Burnett

Silva was one of nine players who returned for the final day’s play from a field of 465 in the $5million GTD tournament, partypoker Team pro Dzmitry Urbanovich among them.

Austria’s Daniel Rezaei came in as a massive chip leader and although Urbanovich was the shortest stack by far, only four big blinds to his name, he managed some early double-ups to get back in the game.

Urbanovich’s eventual exit in 7th was a brutal affair, his big slick versus pocket nines race against Rezaei ending on the flop when the latter made quad nines.

Nines would come back to haunt Rezaei, however, as he firstly flopped trips only to run into a flush to dent his stack, then finally hitting the rail in 3rd spot when Silva produced the nines against his pocket eights.

A lifetime best $435,000 softened the blow for the man who finished 9th last year when the MILLIONS South America series visited Brazil, Marty Mathis the eventual winner.

Rezaei’s fall left Silva facing fellow Brazilian Fabio Colonese heads-up, and it proved to be a short-lived affair after Colonese fell into a cunning trap.

Silva limped the button, leading his opponent to bluff jam, only to see the bad news when Silva called…

Silva: J♥ J♣
Colonese: 8♣ 6♦
Board: J♦ 4♥ 4♦ 5♥ K♠

The partypoker MILLIONS South America Main Event title was Silva’s and the $1,000,000 first prize was far and away the biggest of his poker career.

Final results

1 Pablo Silva $1,000,000
2 Fabio Colonese $640,000
3 Daniel Rezaei $435,000
4 Fabian Gumz $310,000
5 Andres Viola $230,000
6 Sergio Luis Di Pego $170,000
7 Dzmitry Urbanovich $130,000
8 Pedro Madeira $100,000
9 Rafael Caiaffa $80,000



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