The Brazilians pull off a one-two in the 888poker Mystery Bounty Main Event

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It’s not uncommon to see the famous yellow and green Brazilian flag flying high above 888poker tournament lobbies. Samba-loving grinders flock to the online poker site and often find themselves among the winners. This weeks $100,000 Mystery Bounty Main Event was one of those moments with “Regis_R69” They defeated their compatriot “KaizenStyle” heads-up and secured the title.

The $100,000 Mystery Bounty Main Event attracted 991 entrants to 888poker and they competed for most of the prize pool. $50,000 was awarded in the traditional manner, with the remaining $50,000 being placed in envelopes placed on the head of each remaining player once the tournament reached level 18.

$10,000 was the largest of these mysterious bounties, and it belonged to Romania “Immortal” Who pulled it out? They also picked up another $229.28 in bounties, for a total win of $10,644, including their 15th-place prize, the highest payout of the tournament.

Fifty-second place “tairones13” and ninth “AAAFOKER” were able to collect more than $3,700 from the bounty prize pool by withdrawing $3,000 in payments before crashing.

Results of the $100,000 Mystery Bounty Main Event final table

rank player country bounties Price total price
1 Regis_R69 Brazil $652 $7,305 $7,957
2 Kaizen style Brazil $2,263 $5,340 $7,603
3 Elshemo Great Britain $363 $3,925 $4,288
4 zzzr23 Canada $863 $2,885 $3,748
5 Bouillax Malta $229 $2,135 $2,364
6 Arthur1965 Lithuania $953 $1,590 $2,543
7 GriggAs Lithuania $413 $1,195 $1,608
8th Oats Germany $267 $905 $1,172
9 AAFOKER Canada $3,777 $690 $4,467

“AAFOKER” was one of the shorter stacks to make the final table and they were the first to leave the exit. “Kaizen Style” Min-raised with ace-king from middle position and called when “AAFOKER” three-bet all-in with the dominated ace-queen for just over 12 big blinds. “AAFOKER” ran out of chips due to a ten-high board and was one player absent from the final table.

of Germany “Oats” entered the list of eliminated players, falling to eighth place after a clash with “Artur1965” didn’t go to plan. “GriggAs” Min-raise under the gun with ace-jack, “Arthur1965” 3-bet from the small blind with pocket jacks just for “Oatsi” to 4-bet jam for 13.5 big blinds with Ace-King. “GriggAs” got out of the way and the races began. An ace on the flop appeared to have won the hand for “Oatsi,” but the case jack was on the turn, and “Oatsi” was gone.

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Seventh place went to the aforementioned “GriggAs”, who was down to ten big blinds after opening and then folding during “Oatsi’s” elimination. “GriggAS2 raised to six big blinds with pocket sevens, leaving less than four. “KaizenStyle” moved all-in from the cutoff with ace-queen and “GriggAs” called. An ace on the flop gave “KaizenStyle” the lead, where they stayed to eliminate “GriggAs”.

“Artur1965” of Lithuania posted his last five big blinds from the big blind with ace-eight after “KaizenStyle” opened from the cutoff with pocket tens. “KaizenStyle” called, flopped a set and sent “Arthur1965” into the shower.

“KaizenStyle” sent another opponent home and left the final table with only four players. They raised a min-raise on the button before calling the 23rd big blind shove “bouillax” in the small blind. It was Ace-Jack for “KaizerStyle” and King-Queen for “Bouillax”. A jack landed on the flop and held. “KaizenStyle” opened the mysterious bounty envelope and revealed a cool $1,000.

The last four became three with the untimely passing of “zzzzr23” first-hand back from the planned break. They centered their final 12 big blinds with ace-king against the ace-nine of the seemingly unstoppable “KaizenStyle” holding ace-nine. A nine on the flop and an ace on the river confirmed zzzr23’s exit.

The heads-up was settled when the only British player at the final table, “Elschemo” lost their chips to “KaizenStyle”. Three ways to a four queen four flop, “Elshemo” and “KaizenStyle” checked, “Rgis_R69 fired a small bet which “Elshemo called”. “KaizenStyle” pressed before calling “Elshemo’s” 19th big blind shove. “KaizenStyle” flipped a five-four for trip-fours, shattering his opponent’s queen-ten. Running nines turned “KaizenStyle” into an unnecessary full house and “Elshemo” was gone.

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“KaizenStyle” had a four-to-one lead early in the heads-up, but “Regis_R69” didn’t go down without a fight. “Regis_R69” doubled his stack fairly early in the confrontation before taking the lead by rivering a straight when “KaizenStyle” flopped top pair.

“Regis_R69” never relinquished the lead from then on. Finally, almost two hours after the final table was shuffled and dealt, the final hand came. “Regis_R69” raised with pocket tens and “KaizenStyle” called with pocket aces. “KaizenStyle” check-called a one-third pot-sized bet on the ten-nine-king board. A nine on the river both players checked, resulting in a seven on the river. “KaizenStyle” checked, “Regis_R69” bet the pot and grabbed the shove from “KaizenStyle”.

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