Guillaume Nolet Defeats Anatoly Filatov Heads-Up for partypoker Rio High Roller Win and $300,000

Canadas Guillaume Nolet scooped the $300,000 first prize at the partypoker LIVE South America High Roller in Rio yesterday, defeating partypokers own Anatoly Filatov heads-up for the title…

By: Andrew Burnett

As we reported yesterday, partypoker’s Team Online signing Jeff gross bubbled the money and that left 11 players from the original 97 entries in the $10k buy-in tournament vying for a prizepool of close to $1million.

It wasn’t to be for Ema Zajmovic (her queens losing to Nolet’s kings and out in 11th for $20k) or former WSOP Main Event champ Ryan Riess (8th for a $35k payday) but with Filatov and Faraz Jaka still in the hunt for the title there was plenty of high-level experience on show.

An intense battle ensued, bluffs picked off and double-ups the order of the day, but eventually it came down to a mano-a-mano fight in the Copacabana Palace, with Nolet starting out as a 2-1 chip leader.

Filatov battled to close the gap, but the hour-long heads-up eventually went Nolet’s way – the short-stacked Russian eventually pinning his hopes on a meagre queen-seven that ran into a ragged ace and couldn’t improve.

Nolet takes his lifetime live earnings to almost $1million with the victory, much of which has come this year alone following a profitable Aussie Millions in January.

Final results

1 Guillaume Nolet $300,000
2 Anatoly Filatov $185,000
3 Joaquin Melogno $125,000
4 Aleks Dimitrov $90,000
5 Faraz Jaka $70,000
6 Fabio Batista $55,000
7 Tomi Brouk $45,000
8 Ryan Riess $35,000
9 James Romero $25,000
10 Aliaksei Boika $20,000
11 Ema Zajmovic $20,000



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