£3,000 Platinum Pass Mystery Bounty
Dias:
123

Event Info

Buy-in £3,000
Premiação £791,076
Players 461

Informações do Nível

Nível 36
Blinds 150,000 / 300,000
Ante 300,000

Informações do Jogador - Dia 3

Jogadores Restantes 1
Entries 16
£3,000 Platinum Pass Mystery Bounty
Dia 3 Terminado

Pavel Plesuv Comes All the Way Back to Win £3,000 Platinum Pass Mystery Bounty

[user339872] • Nível 36: Blinds 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Pavel Plesuv
Pavel Plesuv

Sometimes all you need is a chip and a chair...and some luck in the case of Pavel Plesuv. Down to his last two big blinds, Plesuv came all the way back to capture the title in the £3,000 Platinum Pass Myster Bounty at this year's PokerStars European Poker Tour London.

Plesuv will be taking home £154,426 for his efforts after defeating Santhosh Suvarna in an epic heads-up battle. This was the fifth time Plesuv reached the heads-up stage of a tournament on the EPT dating back to 2016 and the third win of his career on the tour. The poker pro has amassed over $5.6 million in career tournament winnings with the majority of it coming on European soil.

The man from Moldova has not been playing much of the higher-stakes buy-ins as of late but this win will give him some renewed confidence. He will also be adding 11 bounties on top of the first-place prize for an additional £20,000 when he appears at the payout desk. As for his heads-up rival, Suvarna will earn a cool £96,700 plus some bounty money as well, pushing his total into the six-figure mark.

Final Table Payouts

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (GBP)
1stPavel PlesuvMoldova£154,426
2ndSanthosh SuvarnaIndia£96,700
3rdIacopo BrandiItaly£69,100
4thRobert MacsimRomania£53,100
5thSebastien JungUnited Kingdom£40,850
6thYasuhiro WakiJapan£31,450
7thBlaz ZerjavSlovenia£24,200
8thBruno SoutavongFrance£19,850

Action from Day 3

Day 3 began with 16 players returning to their seats with their sights set on the lion's share of the prize pool that was still up for grabs. Oh, and there was also a PSPC Platinum Pass waiting in one of the remaining envelopes. However, it didn't take long for that prize to be snagged up by Hannes Jeschka who was the first to be eliminated on the day. Jeschka headed to the treasure chest to redeem three of his unclaimed bounty tickets and one of them happened to be the coveted Platinum Pass that will earn him a direct entry into the PSPC this coming January in the Bahamas.

It was smooth sailing from there as the final table was reached in an orderly manner but that is when the action seemed to stall out. Once Paul Tedeschi was eliminated in ninth place, Bruno Soutavong followed to the payout desk when his aggressive style backfired. His nut-flush draw ran into Iacopo Brandi's set and Soutavong was unable to catch up.

Iacopo Brandi
Iacopo Brandi

Many players fell into the short stack at the table on multiple occasions but one thing stayed consistent and that was the big stack of Plesuv ever since the start of the day. Blaz Zerjav and Yasuhiro Waki put up a good fight but eventually, they succumbed to the blinds and bowed out in seventh and sixth place respectively. Sebastien Jung also made a climb up the leaderboard at one point, but a cold deck didn't allow for him to get anything going afterward.

The start-of-day chip leader was Robert Macsim who battled his way up to a fourth-place finish. A cooler eventually finished him off when his pocket tens ran into the pocket kings of Suvarna. That allowed Suvarna to take over the chip lead for the time being. However, after the elimination of Brandi, Plesuv regained his crown and took a slight lead into the heads-up match.

Santhosh Suvarna
Santhosh Suvarna

A monster hand at the start of the heads-up match went in the favor of Suvarna who flopped a full house. Plesuv was unable to get away from his turned two pair and was left with less than two big blinds at the time. Just when everyone thought the match was over, including Plesuv, the deck had other things to say about it. In three consecutive hands, Plesuv was all in and at risk and won all of them, including two of them coming from behind. That momentum carried forward for the next two levels and by now we all know how that finished.

That wraps up the PokerNews coverage for this event but there are still a couple of days remaining at the EPT stop at Hilton Park Lane so keep it tuned in here for all of the latest updates.

Tags: Blaz ZerjavBruno SoutavongHannes JeschkaIacopo BrandiPaul TedeschiPavel PlesuvRobert MacsimSanthosh SuvarnaSebastien JungYasuhiro Waki

Santhosh Suvarna Eliminated in 2nd Place (£96,700)

[user339872] • Nível 36: Blinds 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Santhosh Suvarna
Santhosh Suvarna

Pavel Plesuv raised to 700,000 on the button and Santhosh Suvarna shipped all in for around 3,600,000 in the big blind. Plesuv snap-called and had his opponent on the ropes once again.

Santhosh Suvarna: {k-Hearts}{6-Hearts}
Pavel Plesuv: {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}

The flop came {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} to give Plesuv a set of tens but it wasn't over yet as Suvarna picked up a straight draw. The {9-Spades} on the turn changed nothing and the {j-Clubs} on the river only improved Plesuv to a full house.

Suvarna was eliminated in second place and will take home over six figures after adding in the bounties he collected. A recap of the day's action will be followed shortly.

Pavel Plesuv md
Pavel Plesuv
md 13,825,000 3,925,000
Santhosh Suvarna in
Santhosh Suvarna
in Eliminado

Tags: Pavel PlesuvSanthosh Suvarna

Suvarna Fights Back

• Nível 36: Blinds 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

After falling behind over the course of a few hands, Santhosh Suvarna got it all in for around 1,800,000 and Pavel Plesuv went for the win.

Santhosh Suvarna: {9-Spades}{8-Hearts}
Pavel Plesuv: {k-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}

The board ran out {3-Spades}{q-Clubs}{8-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} and Suvarna made nines and eights to stay alive.

Pavel Plesuv md
Pavel Plesuv
md 9,900,000 25,000
Santhosh Suvarna in
Santhosh Suvarna
in 3,900,000 -50,000

Tags: Pavel PlesuvSanthosh Suvarna

Plesuv Extends His Lead

[user339872] • Nível 36: Blinds 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Pavel Plesuv raised to 700,000 on the button and Santhosh Suvarna called from the big blind. The flop came {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} and Suvarna check-called a bet of 600,000 from Plesuv.

The {j-Hearts} paired the board on the turn and Suvarna checked again. Plesuv pushed out a bet of 1,800,000 this time and Suvarna sent his cards to the muck.

Pavel Plesuv md
Pavel Plesuv
md 9,875,000 1,375,000
Santhosh Suvarna in
Santhosh Suvarna
in 3,950,000 -1,350,000

Tags: Pavel PlesuvSanthosh Suvarna

Plesuv in the Lead

• Nível 36: Blinds 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Pavel Plesuv raised to 700,000 and Santhosh Suvarna called. The flop was {6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{9-Hearts}.

Suvarna checked the flop and called an 800,000 bet from Plesuv. The turn was {a-Hearts}.

Suvarna checked again and Plesuv continued for 1,500,000. It was too much this time and Suvarna gave up the pot.

Pavel Plesuv md
Pavel Plesuv
md 8,500,000 3,450,000
Santhosh Suvarna in
Santhosh Suvarna
in 5,300,000 -3,475,000

Tags: Pavel PlesuvSanthosh Suvarna

Nível:
36
Blinds:
150,000/300,000
Ante:
300,000

Three Double-Ups Brings Plesuv Back from the Dead

[user339872] • Nível 35: Blinds 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante

Pavel Plesuv was all-in and at risk on three separate occasions, starting with 475,000 chips and {5-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}. Plesuv spiked a pair of deuces on the first flop to out-draw Santhosh Suvarna's ace-high.

On the next hand, Plesuv was all in with {j-Hearts}{5-Spades} against the {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} of Suvarna. A jack on the turn meant Plesuv would find yet another double up.

Lastly, Suvarna raised to 900,000 on the button and Plesuv jammed all in for 2,400,000 in the big blind. Suvarna called and the cards were on their backs again.

Pavel Plesuv: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}
Santhosh Suvarna: {a-Spades}{3-Clubs}

The board ran out {k-Clubs}{7-Spades}{4-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{q-Spades} and Plesuv managed his third straight double-up to climb back into the match.

Santhosh Suvarna in
Santhosh Suvarna
in 8,775,000 -4,525,000
Pavel Plesuv md
Pavel Plesuv
md 5,050,000 4,550,000

Tags: Pavel PlesuvSanthosh Suvarna

Plesuv Left With Crumbs

• Nível 35: Blinds 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante

Santhosh Suvarna raised to 750,000 and Pavel Plesuv called. The flop was {j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{5-Spades}.

Plesuv check-called a 650,000 bet from Suvarna on the flop.

The turn was {a-Hearts} and Plesuv checked again. Suvarna bet 1,475,000 and Plesuv called.

The river was {4-Diamonds} and Plesuv checked once more. Suvarna shoved for around 3,700,000.

"I don't think you have a jack," Plesuv said as he talked out his options. He called and turned over {a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}, but Suvarna showed {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} to take the pot with fives full of jacks.

Santhosh Suvarna in
Santhosh Suvarna
in 13,300,000 6,750,000
Pavel Plesuv md
Pavel Plesuv
md 500,000 -6,775,000

Tags: Pavel PlesuvSanthosh Suvarna

Nível:
35
Blinds:
125,000/250,000
Ante:
250,000