A total of 812 entries took to the felt in the $1,100 MILLIONS Open at the Caribbean Poker Party Festival, but just 26 players will return for Day 4 play Tuesday at noon local time at The Level at Melia Caribe Tropical. While all remaining players are guaranteed to cash for at least $6,000, all are chasing the $200,000 top prize. Ioannis Angelou-Konstas leads the remainder of the field and will take 71,800,000 out of the bag when play resumes. Hot on his heels are Paul Michaelis with 68,100,000 and Rainer Kempe with 66,500,000. The highly accomplished Brit Barny Boatman is also still in contention with 19,000,000.
Blinds will be 400,000/800,000 with an 800,000-chip button ante when play resumes. Levels will be one hour long until heads-up play is reached and 30 minutes long thereafter. There will be a 20-minute break every two levels and play will continue until a champion is crowned.
The seat draw can be found below.
Keep it here for coverage of the final day of the MILLIONS Open from the PokerNews Live Reporting team.
Ioannis Angelou-Konstas put his entire short stack in the middle from under the gun, Anastasija Sivaka re-shoved from the hijack, Claudio Di Giacomo called with a bigger stack from the cutoff, and after going into the tank, Pavel Plesuv called from the button to put himself at risk.
Di Giacomo was a heavy favorite with his aces and all three of his opponents needed help from the deck to survive. None of them improved enough on the board, so Di Giacomo took the entire pot to send all three of his opponents to the cage.
The PokerNews Live Reporting team was just informed that Barny Boatman was eliminated moments after the giant four-way all-in which sent three players to the cage. Boatman shoved from the cutoff with and Manuel Martinez called from the big blind with to put Boatman at risk. The board ran out to give Martinez Broadway, so he took the pot to end Boatman's run in this tournament.
Volodymyr Kernytskyi got his stack in before the flop from the small blind against Andrei-Lucian Boghean in the big blind.
Kernytskyi was racing for his tournament life and needed to improve in order to survive. The board ran out and Boghean's pocket pair held up for him to win the pot, ending Kernytskyi's run in this event.
Action folded around to Kelly Saxby on the button and she shoved for what looked like about 18,000,000. Paul Hockin re-shoved from the small blind and Rainer Kempe, who was in the big blind, folded.
Hockin had the preflop advantage with the better ace and Saxby needed help from the deck in order to preserve her tournament life. After the board ran out Hockin was still best, so he took the pot to end Saxby's run in this tournament.
With Saxby's elimination, the unofficial final table has been reached. The seat draw will be posted shortly.
Claudio Di Giacomo raised from early position and Paul Michaelis three-bet jammed from the small blind for what looked like 23,000,000. Di Giacomo quickly called.
Michaelis was way behind with the smaller pocket pair and needed a lot of help from the deck in order to survive. The flop came and although Michaelis picked up an open-ended straight draw on the turn, Di Giacomo was still best after the fell on the river, so he took the pot to send Michaelis to the cage.
Vincent Tremblay just informed the PokerNews Live Reporting team that his run in this event came to an end when he lost a flip holding against Paul Hockin, who held .
Hockin opened to 5,000,000 from the cutoff, Tremblay jammed for about 38,000,000 from the big blind, and Hockin called with the larger of the two stacks. Tremblay's nines were still best after the flop fell, but Hockin paired his ace on the turn to take the lead and Tremblay found no help on the river.
With about 17,000,000 already in the middle and the board reading , Andrei-Lucian Boghean checked from the big blind and Rainer Kempe bet 5,000,000 from the hijack. Boghean check-raised to 17,000,000, Kempe moved all-in, and Boghean called with the larger of the two stacks by a narrow margin.
Boghean had the lead with top pair and Kempe needed to improve in order to preserve his tournament life. The on the turn put Kempe in the lead, the river changed nothing and Kempe took the pot to leave Boghean extremely short.
Rainer Kempe opened to 9,000,000 from under the gun and Paul Hockin jammed from the small blind for what looked like 49,000,000. After brief consideration, Kempe called to put Hockin at risk.
Kempe had the preflop advantage with the better ace and Hockin needed help from the deck to preserve his tournament life. The board ran out and Kempe took the pot with his pair of nines to end Hockin's deep run in this event.