Overview of LIVE MILLIONS Sochi Event Champions

The partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Super High Roller Series in Sochi is currently underway, despite the fact that there’s the coronavirus pandemic underway. Sochi is now the central poker event, as many others are canceled for the time being.

Right now, four events successfully wrapped up, so let’s take a quick overview of each of them in this article. Read on!

$25,000 Short Deck

The first event was a $25,000 Short Deck competition that had a total of 42 entries who generated the prize pool of $1,050,000. The winner was Xia He Jiang, a player from Spain who managed to win a total of $378,000.

He won against the popular American player John Cynn who ended up with a total of $252,000 in his pocket. The next to follow was Aaron Van Blarcum with $168,000 and Cary Katz with $105,000.

Malaysia’s Wai Leong Chan ended up fifth with $84,000, and Stephen Chidwick hit the rail as sixth-placed, with a total of $63,000 earned.

$25,000 No-Limit Hold ’em

The second event attracted a few more players compared to the first one, as a total of 58 players applied, creating a total of $1,450,000 as a prize pool.

The most successful player was Sam Trickett, who managed to grab the biggest chunk of the prize pool, winning $435,000. He was more successful against Ivan Leow, who had to get the consolation prize of $290,000.

The third place was reserved for Austria’s Matthias Eibinger, who won $203,000. Adrian Mateos, one of the best Spanish poker players, ended up fourth for $145,000. The fifth place was reserved for Timothy Adams and the sixth for Artur Martirosyan. They won $116,000 and $87,000, respectively.

Phil Ivey ended up seventh with a total of $72,500 earned, and Paul Phua followed in eighth place for $58,000. Chin Wei Lim ended up ninth for $43,500.

$25,000 Short Deck

The third event followed the same format as the first one but attracted many more players. A total of 61 entries played to get the biggest part of the $1,525,000 prize pool they created.

Players from Malaysia dominated this event, as the two best players are from this country. Wai Leong Chan won the event for $435,000 as he faced his fellow countryman Paul Phua, who ended up second and won a total of $305,000.

The third place was reserved for a player from Vietnam named Thai Ha, and another Malaysian, Ivan Leow, ended up fourth. Ha won $213,500, and Leow ended up with $152,000 in his pocket.

Danny Tang ended up fifth for $122,000, and he was followed by Aaron Van Blarcum for $91,500. Dmitriy Kuzmin was in the seventh place, followed by Sergey Lebedev and Sam Greenwood.

$50,000 No-Limit Hold ’em

The fourth event saw a total of 45 entries creating the prize pool of $2,250,000. The Belarussian poker master Mikita Badziakouski won the first prize of $765,000 by winning Artur Martirosyan in the heads-up. Artur ended up with $495,000 in his pocket.

Canada’s Luc Greenwood ended up third, winning $337,500 for his effort, and Aaron Van Blarcum made it to the final table once again, finishing fourth for $225,000.

Sam Greenwood was fifth for $180,000, and Cary Katz ended up sixth, winning $135,000. Poland’s Wiktor Malinowski ended up seventh and won $112,500 as his prize in this event.