One week ago, one of the founders of the Triton Poker series received the prestigious Global Representative Industry Award, and after some days won
$ 1,512,000 in a $ 100,000 tournament. Paul, like many other high stakes players, arrived in Sochi for playing at the partypoker Millions Super High Roller series.
The tournament collected 42 applications and formed a prize pool of $ 4,200,000, and the ITM zone united only six finalists. The minimum payout was $ 252,000.
At the final table, after the losing of Ben Heath and Carey Katz, a bubble started with the end-game of Michael Soise that couldn’t resist against Matios Eibinger’s attack. At the beginning of tournaments Australian poker-pro Calais Benrs left the game with the minimum payout. Then Matthias Ebinger began to build up the stack, taking a lot of small pots.
Chipleader of the first day has become Chin Wei Lim that seemed just to monitor the progress of the tournament until he got pocket aces on BB and Michael Addamo went to all-in. For the Malaysian, it was an easy call and Addamo went to the cashier to take $ 336,000 for the fifth place.
The next step was made by Paul Foix. He made the last two knockouts that gave him the possibility to remain in the heads-up list of one of the most expensive tournament. He first knocked out Adrian Mateos in fourth place ($ 420,000), and then put up with his compatriot Chin Wei Lim. Both went to all-in with a gutshot, but Foix took the ace-high pot, sending Lima for a prize of $ 672,000.
The heads-up game began with approximately equal stacks, and no one wanted to concede even small banks. But the confrontation between the Austrian Matthias Ebinger and the Malaysian ended quickly. In the final hand, Paul with A8 raised the bet on the A98 flop and Abinger called with T8. In the end Paul put his opponent under all-in.
At the same time, Paul Foix looked very pleased – he received the first Millions Live title and finally won. The last time when Malaysian poker-pro took first place was in 2016 in Monte Carlo at the One Drop tournament. Now his total prize money in live tournaments is $ 16,735,992.