Lukas Zaskodny has won the €10,300 Main Event, the biggest event of the 2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe hosted at Europe’s popular Casino, the King’s Casino in Rozvadov. The Czech pro outlasted a field of 504 entries to take home €906,770. Currently ranked 18th in Czech Republic All Time Money List, Zaskodny defeated Josef Snejberg in heads up who settled for €718,230.
King’s Casino in Rozvadov seems to be Zaskodny’s favourite place as the Czech pro has already won himself a WSOP bracelet and a WSOP Circuit ring there and this past Sunday he added a career-best score to his poker resume after he won the coveted partypoker MILLIONS Europe Main Event title.
The final day began with 8 players remaining in the field. Zaskodny started the FT third in chips, just behind Romain Lewis but much behind the start of the day chip leader Charlie Carrel who began in style by busting Rastislav Paleta in 8th place (€100,000). After busting Paleta , Carrel wasn’t able to win a single hand. He doubled 3 players in Josef Snejberg, Roberto Romanello and Severin Schleser and became a short stack. Eventually, the player exited the main event in 7th place for €130,000.
Team partypoker pro Roberto Romanello was the next player to hit the rail in 6th place for €170,000. He ran his pocket nines into QJ of Romain Lewis. The board gave the latter straight and Romanello’s run ended in 6th place. He took home €170,000 for his deep run in the tournament.
Following him in 5th place was Sam Grafton who was eliminated by the eventual winner Lukas Zaskodny. Grafton had pocket sevens, which couldn’t hold against KQ of Zaskodny who scored his first elimination to chip up and strengthen his position for the coveted Main Event title.
It took an hour before the next elimination happened. Once again it was Zaskodny who did the job. He raised with Qc 4h and Severin Schleser called with Ad As. The flop came down Qs 10h 4s, giving Zaskodny the lead with 2 pairs. The Czech bet 11,500,000 and Schleser called to see the turn 8h. Zaskodny fired out a bet of 25,000,000 and Schleser shoved for 57,500,000. Zaskodny called and the river Jc completed the board. Schleser was eliminated in 4th place for €300,000.
Just a few minutes later, it eventually came down to heads-up play after Romain Lewis moved all in with his Kc 9h and Snejberg called with As Jc. The board ran Ac 7h 4s 9s 5c and Lewis got eliminated in 3rd place (€428,000), leaving Zaskodny and Snejberg in the heads-up battle.
The heads-up began with Zaskodny holding 312,000,000 of the 504,000,000 chips in play. The heads-up play lasted for about an hour. The last hand of the dual saw Zaskodny moving all in with 10c 10h and Snejberg called for his last 98,000,000 with As 10d. The board ran Jc 6c 5d 5h 6d, giving Zaskodny the hand as well as the title. Snejberg earned €718,230* for his runner-up finish.
Final Table Payouts
- Lukas Zaskodny – €906,770*
- Josef Snejberg – €718,230*
- Romain Lewis – €428,000
- Severin Schleser – €300,000
- Sam Grafton – €220,000
- Roberto Romanello – €170,000
- Charlie Carrel – €130,000
- Rastislav Paleta – €100,000