€3,000 Mystery Bounty
Dia 3 Concluído
€3,000 Mystery Bounty
Dia 3 Concluído
The €3,000 Mystery Bounty, running as part of the 2023 PokerStars European Poker Tour presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®️, has now wrapped up. After three days of action, a champion has been crowned.
Jeremie Zouari of France has emerged as the winner and locked up a top prize of €194,310 which, along with €8,000 in bounties, made for a total of €202,310.
Zouari outlasted a field of 678 entrants, eventually beating Anton Kraous of Belgium heads-up to earn himself the trophy and a career best score.
The pair made a deal heads-up based on chip counts and left €15,000 to play for. After just minutes of heads-up play, Zouari made a flush against Kraous’ trips to win the battle.
Kraous earned €170,187 for finishing second, €184,187 including bounties. Antoine Labat came third for €100,050 and picked up €38,000 in bounties to make for a total of €138,050.
|4||Ignacio Sole Aparicio||Spain||€76,950||€10,000||€86,950|
|5||Jon Ander Vallinas||Spain||€59,200||€8,000||€67,200|
Aside from those who made the final table, plenty of other players locked up significant cashes due to the bounties in play.
Most notably, Aurelien Russo pulled the first €100,000 bounty on Day 2, which was worth nearly as much as their total recorded live earnings. Sam Greenwood was next to pull the big one, the second and final €100,000 bounty in play.
Others who had success when it came to bounties included Aliaksei Boika and Ehsan Amiri, both of whom pulled the second prize of €40,000, along with smaller, supplementary bounties to boost their totals.
Sixth place finisher Andrea Crobu pulled one of the €25,000 tickets along with two €1,000 prizes to add €27,000 to his overall total, meaning his prize money of €72,550 totaled more than what fifth place Jon Ander Vallinas earned.
By the time action reached the final table, only €1,000 tickets were left in the box. So the tournament took a more standard format, with players aiming to increase their position for the maximum prize money rather than bust opponents.
The day started with 15 players returning to the felt. The bustouts came thick and fast, with Florian Montes, Soraya Estrada, Bruno Lopes, Nicolas Julien and Mario Navarro all busting within the first couple of hours.
The action then reached the final table. Fabio Peluso was first to go, followed by Igor Yaroshevskyy, who was eliminated by Zouari. Aliaksei Boika was next, and shortly after, Zouari made the nut straight to eliminate the Day 2 chip leader Andrea Crobu and take the chip lead.
Kraous also accumulated chips and regained the chip lead after busting Ignacio Sole Aparicio. However, in a game-changing pot, Zouari hit a full house against Kraous. Shortly after, Kraous eliminated Labat, and the tournament went heads-up.
The deal was made to leave just €15,000 to play for, and the heads-up commenced. After a bit of back and forth, Kraous doubled up to make chip stacks pretty much even until Zouari made a flush against Kraous' trips to seal the deal and win the game.
That wraps up the PokerNews coverage of the €3,000 Mystery Bounty. Stay tuned as live reporters follow the Main Event down to its conclusion.
After just minutes of heads-up play, Jeremie Zouari has won the €3,000 Mystery Bounty for €194,310 (€202,310 including bounties). Standby for a full recap on PokerNews.
Anton Kraous limped the button and Jeremie Zouari raised to 1,200,000. Kraous called.
The flop came 4♥5♥7♦ and both players checked. The turn was the 7♥ and Zouari continued for 600,000. Kraous made the call.
The river came the 10♣. Zouari checked, Kraous bet 2,000,000 and Zouari moved all in. Kraous made the call and players flipped their cards.
Kraous had J♦7♣ for trip sevens and Zouari showed K♥3♥ for a flush. Zouari had Kraous covered and so, just minutes after heads-up started, he had taken down the tournament.
Kraous was eliminated in 2nd place for €170,187. He'd also pulled €14,000 in bounties to make for a total of €184,187.
Jeremie Zouari opened to 900,000 from the small blind and called when Anton Kraous moved all in for around 5,100,000.
Anton Kraous: A♦9♠
Jeremie Zouari: K♥9♥
Kraous paired his ace on the A♥7♣3♦ flop and became the chip leader following 2♦ turn and Q♦ river.
Heads-up play is now underway. In the first hand, Anton Kraous raised from the button and Jeremie Zouari called. The flop came 10♣Q♦5♣, Zouari led for 500,000 and Kraous called. The turn came the 7♠ and both players checked. The river was the 3♣ and Kraous led for 750,000. Zouari made the fold.
In the second hand, Zouari raised to 650,000 and Kraous made the call. The flop was A♣K♥2♦, Kraous checked and Zouari bet 500,000. Kraous found the fold.
In the following hand, Kraous made it 650,000 from the button and Zouari called. The flop came 7♦3♣2♣ and both players checked. The turn was the A♦. Zouari checked, Kraous made it 350,000 and Zouari raised to 800,000. Kraous folded and Zoauri claimed the pot.
A heads-up deal has been agreed.
Jeremie Zouari has locked up €179,310 while Anton Kraous will receive a minimum payout of €170,187. They will play on for the remaining €15,000 and the trophy.
Heads-up play has begun.
Jeremie Zouari and Anton Kraous are discussing a deal, with a chip chop in the cards. Stay tuned to see how this event plays out.
Anton Kraous raised from the button and called when Antoine Labat moved all in for 2,575,000 from the small blind.
Antoine Labat: A♠J♦
Anton Kraous: A♦4♣
Labat was in great shape to double up and paired up on the J♣5♣6♠ flop to remain the favorite. However, the 3♣ turn and Q♣ river gave Kraous a flush to bring the tournament to heads-up play.
Labat also found success in the mystery bounty chest. He has collected €38,000 in bounties over the three days, with a majority coming from the €25,000 envelope he pulled yesterday.
The two final players are taking a short break before play begins.