Paul Phua wins partypoker LIVE MILLIONS $100k for $1,512,000

Paul Phua scooped the $1,512,000 first prize at partypokers LIVE MILLIONS in Sochi, taking down the $100k SHR after entering the final table as the shortest stack…

By: Andrew Burnett

A prizepool of $4.2million was collected from the 42 entries to the elite event, with the top six making the money, Phua looking to finally capitalise at his fourth final table appearance of the series.

First up there was the day two money bubble, the nine players who returned down to just seven after Cary Katz and Ben Heath had both fallen on the sword of Webster Lim.

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When it came, the money bubble was a painful one for Michael Soyza, one card away from a double-up and retaining the chance of a $250k cash. The river, however, had other ideas…

Soyza: A♣ K♣
Eibinger: A♦ 2♦
Flop: K♥ 4♥ 6♥
Turn: 3♦
River: 5♣

By this time Phua had already boosted his short stack and added even more when he set up Kahle Burns’ KO in a race, the Aussie falling soon afterwards, and his countryman Michael Addamo would be next to go, running into Lim’s aces.

Adrian Mateos would depart at the hands of Phua, and by this time the money was getting really serious, $420k for the Spaniard, leaving the Malaysian duo of Lim and Phua along with Austria’s Matthias Eibinger.

Lim’s exit came after a brave move against Phua, but the Triton co-founder made the call to find himself way ahead, a “Sorry, brother!” for Lim and the board bricking.

That left Eibinger between Phua and the title, and the heads-up finale was a dramatic one…Eibinger putting Phua on a move as the Malaysian high stakes amateur raised pre- and bet out on the flop…

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Flop: A♥ 8♣ 9♦

Eibinger calling, and again on the turn…

Turn: K♦

…and finally on Phua’s triple-barrel river shove…

River: 6♣

“I don’t believe you,” said Eibinger, calling off his stack, only to receive the bad news.

Eibinger: 8♥ 10♥
Phua: A♠ 8♠

Final Results

1 Paul Phua $1,512,000
2 Matthias Eibinger $1,008,000
3 Webster Lim $672,000
4 Adrian Mateos $420,000
5 Michael Addamo $336,000
6 Kahle Burns $252,000



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