WSOP Super Circuit Online Series

2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT

С подкрепата на: pokerstars
€1,100 No-Limit Hold'em
Дни
12

Event Info

Награден фонд €192,060
Players 198

Ниво

Ниво 26
Блайндове 25,000 / 50,000
Анте 50,000
€1,100 No-Limit Hold'em
Ден 2 Приключил

Marius Kudzmanas Wins the €1,100 NLHE Freezeout for €42,590

[user341276] • Ниво 26: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Marius Kudzmanas - 2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Winner
Marius Kudzmanas - 2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Winner

In the final hand of Level 26 of the €1,100 NLHE Freezeout here at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT, Marius Kudzmanas grabbed the first-place prize of €42,590 ($47,545) and the famous PokerStars Spade trophy after defeating Oskar Jonsson from Iceland heads-up. In total 198 entries were collected which beat the 183-strong field of last year’s event who created a total prize pool of €192,060, with 27 players cashing in the tournament.

This win takes Kudzmanas’ lifetime recorded live tournament winnings to over $200,000 according to The Hendon Mob. The Lithuanian player started the day with a below average stack but quickly managed to build it up to something that could be used to put pressure on the other players. Even though he lost more than half of his stack at one point, he soon found the way back up and didn’t seem to lose sight of the finish.

The official final table also featured players like Paul Testud, Jeffrey Colpitts, and the Pupillo brothers, Nick and James. Other players who made the money, but not the final table included Natalie Teh, Frederic Delval, Julien Martini, Zakhar Babaev, and Francois Evard.


Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (EUR)
1Marius KudzmanasLithuania€42,590
2Oskar JonssonIceland€28,710
3Paul TestudFrance€19,760
4Nick PupilloUnited States€16,110
5Jeffrey ColpittsCanada€12,850
6Leonel GraterolVenezuela€9,870
7Gabriel ChivaRomania€7,180
8James PupilloUnited States€5,200

Today’s action

The day started with 42 players in their seats and by the start of the first break of the day, only 29 of them were left. Martini was leading the pack by then as the bubble was approaching while the Day 1 chip leader Babaev was down to twenty big blinds. When Lawrence Andreys was eliminated, it was time for the bubble. First Benjamin Saada doubled up through Nick Pupillo, Mounir Tajiou doubled through Martini, and Leonel Graterol doubled through Anton Serhiienkov.

Zorlucan Er bubbles 2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT€1,100 No-Limit H
Zorlucan Er bubbles the tournament

But in the tenth round of hand-for-hand play, Jonsson and Simone Agnoletto split the pot while Zorlucan Er bubbled when he was forced all-in from the big blind with pocket fives. Jonsson and Agnoletto both held king-queen on the seven-seven-king-jack-ten board. After the bubble burst, the eliminations started flowing in with Shahar Levi, Giancarlo Imperati and Evard hitting the rail to take the tournament down to the final three tables.

Even though Martini was the chip leader during the first break, things went wrong after the bubble as he lost most of his stack with pocket sevens against the pocket jacks of Boutros Naim. The PokerStars Players Championship runner-up lost his last few chips to Nick Pupillo with king-ten while Pupillo held ace-ten.

Zorlu Er, the father of Zorlucan Er who bubbled, did make the money and finished in 17th place for €2,590. Teh made it to 12th place but ran her pocket tens into the pocket aces of Pupillo. Even though she managed to hit a set on the flop, Pupillo had done the same and the one-outer never came. Serhiienkov ran his ace-jack into the ace-king of Testud and was sent to the payout desk in tenth place for the remaining player to be redrawn to the unofficial final table. Saada would end up being the official final table bubble when he four-bet shoved with ten-nine and was snap-called by Kuzdmanas who had pocket queens.

The younger Pupillo brother, James, lost his last four big blinds with jack-eight when his shove was called by Testud who had ace-ten. The seven remaining players went into the dinner break with three players holding almost the same stack of 38 big blinds while the average was hovering around 28 big blinds. It would take almost the full level before the next player was sent to the rail. Gabriel Chiva shoved for almost sixteen big blinds on the king-ace-eight-five board with eight-five after having turned two pair. He was snap-called by Jonsson who tabled ace-five for the higher two pair.

Nick Pupillo - Jeffrey Colpitts
Nick Pupillo and Jeffrey Colpitts were eliminated by Marius Kudzmanas

Graterol was the next one to go when he flicked his last chips in with seven-trey and was called by Kudzmanas who had queen-seven. Five-handed play continued for a while but in the final hand before another break, Colpitts shoved from under the gun, Kudzmanas did the same with the bigger stack from the cutoff and Pupillo called with a stack that was bigger than Colpitts’ but shorter than Kudzmanas’. Colpitts had pocket nines, Pupillo had ace-king suited but Kudzmanas had found pocket kings to lead the way throughout the runout of the board to eliminate both of his opponents.

Kudzmanas went into the break with more than half of the chips in play and never looked back. Testud fell victim to Kudzmanas’ amazing run when he shoved less than twenty big blinds from the button and was called. Testud’s jack-nine couldn’t beat the ace-queen of Kudzmanas. After about an hour and twenty minutes of heads-up play where the chips went back and forth but keeping Kudzmanas in the chip lead while slowly chipping away more chips from Jonsson, Jonsson finally got all his chips in with king-seven. Kudzmanas called with ace-jack and the board didn’t bring any surprises as Jonsson’s stack was sent to Kudzmanas’ side of the table.

They shook hands, Kudzmanas’ rail cheered with the wine glasses and drank some more before taking the winner photos and celebrating a bit more on the terrace. This concludes the coverage for the Freezeout here in the Monte Carlo Bay Resort & Hotel but stick around as a lot more action is coming here on PokerNews throughout the festival.

Marius Kudzmanas - 2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT€1,100 No-Limit Ho
Marius Kudzmanas and friends

Тагове: Anton SerhiienkovBenjamin SaadaBoutros NaimFrancois EvardFrederic DelvalGabriel ChivaJeffrey ColpittsJulien MartiniLawrence AndreysLeonel GraterolMarius KudzmanasMounir TajiouNatalie TehNick PupilloOskar JonssonPaul TestudShahar LeviSimone AgnolettoZakhar BabaevZorlucan Er

Oskar Jonsson Eliminated in 2nd Place (€28,710)

[user341276] • Ниво 26: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Oskar Jonsson
Oskar Jonsson

Marius Kudzmanas called on the button and Oskar Jonsson shoved for 605,000 in total. Kudzmanas snap-called so the cards could go on their backs.

Oskar Jonsson: {k-Clubs}{7-Spades}
Marius Kudzmanas: {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

The flop came {10-Spades}{4-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} to not change the situation.

The turn brought them the {2-Hearts} so only a king or seven could save Jonsson's tournament life but he bricked the river when the {2-Diamonds} fell to complete the board.

Jonsson was eliminated, Kudzmanas takes the win and his rail cheered loudly with their glasses of wine in their hands.

A full recap of today's action is to follow.

Marius Kudzmanas lt 3,960,000 610,000
Oskar Jonsson IS Отпаднал

Тагове: Marius KudzmanasOskar Jonsson

Jonsson Left With Twelve Big Blinds

[user341276] • Ниво 26: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Oskar Jonsson
Oskar Jonsson

Marius Kudzmanas raised to 100,000 on the button and Oskar Jonsson called.

The flop came {6-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{2-Spades}, Jonsson check-raised the 125,000 bet of Kudzmanas to 325,000 which Kudzmanas called.

They both checked through the {k-Spades} on the turn to the {7-Clubs} on the river. Jonsson announced a bet of 450,000 but put almost a million over the line. The dealer counted out 450,000 for the bet and Jonsson looked a bit confused. Kudzmanas called almost immediately. Jonsson tabled {q-Spades}{5-Hearts} for the bluff for Kudzmanas to pick up the pot with {a-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} for a pair of fours.

Marius Kudzmanas lt 3,350,000 670,000
Oskar Jonsson IS 610,000 -670,000

Тагове: Marius KudzmanasOskar Jonsson

Jonsson Now Gives a Bit Back

[user341276] • Ниво 26: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Marius Kudzmanas raised on the button to 100,000 and Oskar Jonsson opted to call.

The flop came {2-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{a-Clubs}, Jonsson check-called the 75,000 continuation-bet of Kudzmanas.

They both checked through the {q-Diamonds} on the turn to the {2-Hearts} on the river. Jonsson check-called the 140,000 bet of Kudzmanas but mucked when Kudzmanas tabled {q-Spades}{9-Diamonds} for two pair.

Marius Kudzmanas lt 2,680,000 70,000
Oskar Jonsson IS 1,280,000 -70,000

Тагове: Marius KudzmanasOskar Jonsson

Jonsson Takes Some Back

[user341276] • Ниво 26: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Marius Kudzmanas called on the button and Oskar Jonsson opted to check.

The flop came {q-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{5-Hearts} on which Jonsson check-called the 65,000 bet of Kudzmanas.

They both checked through the {8-Clubs} on the turn to the {q-Diamonds} on the river. Now Jonsson took over the initiative and bet 130,000 and Kudzmanas opted to fold.

Marius Kudzmanas lt 2,610,000 -510,000
Oskar Jonsson IS 1,350,000 510,000

Тагове: Marius KudzmanasOskar Jonsson

No Big Changes

[user341276] • Ниво 26: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Marius Kudzmanas called on the button and Oskar Jonsson opted to check.

They both checked through the {10-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{9-Spades} on the flop to the {q-Clubs} on the turn. Jonsson check-called the 125,000 bet of Kudzmanas.

The river completed the board with the {k-Clubs}, Jonsson now quickly check-folded to Kudzmanas' continuation-bet.

Marius Kudzmanas lt 3,120,000 90,000
Oskar Jonsson IS 840,000 -90,000

Тагове: Marius KudzmanasOskar Jonsson

Ниво:
26
Блайндове:
25,000/50,000
Анте:
50,000

Jonsson Under a Million Again

[user341276] • Ниво 25: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Oskar Jonsson called on the button and Marius Kudzmanas opted to check.

The flop came {10-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{3-Clubs}, Kudzmanas check-called the 60,000 bet of Jonsson.

They both checked through the {3-Diamonds} on the turn to the {j-Hearts} on the river. Kudzmanas check-raised the 130,000 bet of Jonsson on which Jonsson folded immediately.

Marius Kudzmanas lt 3,030,000 215,000
Oskar Jonsson IS 930,000 -330,000

Тагове: Marius KudzmanasOskar Jonsson

Jonsson Wins Some Back

[user341276] • Ниво 25: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

The board read {9-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{q-Spades}{7-Diamonds} and Marius Kudzmanas checked his big blind. Oskar Jonsson bet 200,000 and Kudzmanas called.

The river completed the board with the {k-Clubs}, Kudzmanas checked again and now Jonsson bet 500,000 Kudzmanas dived into the tank for about two or three minutes before folding.

Marius Kudzmanas lt 2,815,000 -485,000
Oskar Jonsson IS 1,260,000 580,000

Тагове: Marius KudzmanasOskar Jonsson