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Pablo Silva Wins MILLIONS South America Main Event

Brazilian Defeats Field of 465 Entries To Win $1,000,000

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Pablo Silva has won the $5,000,000 guaranteed 2020 partypoker MILLIONS South America $10,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event. The Brazilian defeated a field of 465 total entries to secure his first major title and the top prize of $1,000,000.

Silva was also awarded 1,800 Card Player Player of the Year points as the champion of this event. The win was enough to catapult him into fourth place in the overall 2020 POY standings, which are sponsored by Global Poker.

The final table began with Silva sitting in third chip position among the nine remaining players. Rafael Henrique Dutra Caiaffa was the first to hit the rail when his QHeart Suit10Heart Suit failed to outrace the 9Spade Suit9Diamond Suit of Fabian Gumz. Caiaffa took home $80,000 for his ninth-place showing.

Pedro Madeira was the next to go. He got his last chips in holding KHeart SuitJSpade Suit up against the AClub SuitQSpade Suit of Andres Viola. Both players his a pair, but Viola’s aces were enough to eliminate Madeira in eighth place ($100,000).

European Poker Tour Dublin main event winner Dzmitry Urbanovich’s run in this event came to an end when his ASpade SuitKClub Suit ran into the 9Spade Suit9Diamond Suit of Daniel Rezaei, who started the final table as the chip leader. Rezaei flopped quads to leave Urbanovic drawing dead. The Polish poker pro earned $130,000 as the seventh-place finisher.

That knockout kept Rezaei in the lead, but Fabio Colonese was not far behind. The two big stacks clashed during six-handed action, resulting in the biggest pot of the tournament to that point. With a flop of JClub Suit0Spade Suit the two got all of their chips into the middle. Rezaei had flopped middle set with the 9Heart Suit9Club Suit, while Colonese had flush and straight draws with the ASpade Suit10Spade Suit. The 8Spade Suit on the turn gave Colonese the lead, and the 4Spade Suit on the river secured the massive pot for him.He surged to over 200,000,000, while Rezaei was left on fumes.

Sergio Luis Di Pego was the next to be eliminated when his pocket fours failed to beat out the QClub Suit8Diamond Suit of Colonese. Di Pego was awarded $170,000 for his deep run. Andres Viola got his last chips in with top pair against a double gutshot straight draw for Colonese. The river brought in Colonese’s draw and Viola had to settle for $230,000 as the fifth-place finisher.

Daniel Rezaei was able to rebuild after losing the huge pot to Colonese earlier, and moved into second chip position by knocking out Fabian Humz in fourth place. Rezaei’s AHeart SuitKDiamond Suit held up against Gumz’s ADiamond SuitQClub Suit to send the German home with $310,000.

Silva entered three-handed play as the shortest stack, but managed to battle his way to the top of the counts by the time the next elimination took place. Silva called the three-bet shove of Resaei with 9Spade Suit9Diamond Suit. His opponent was in rough shape with the 8Spade Suit8Club Suit. Niether player improved and Rezaei was knocked out in third place, taking home $435,000.

With that Silva took a sizable lead into heads-up play against Colonese. In the final hand of the tournament Silva limped in from the button holding JHeart SuitJClub Suit. Colonese shoved for 60,000,000 with the 8Club Suit6Diamond Suit. Silva made the quick call and flopped a fullhouse on a JDiamond Suit4Heart Suit4Diamond Suit board. The 5Heart Suit and KSpade Suit were mere formalities. Colonese earned $640,000 as the runner-up.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Payout (USD) POY Points
1 Pablo Silva $1,000,000 1800
2 Fabio Colonese $640,000 1500
3 Daniel Rezaei $435,000 1200
4 Andres Viola $230,000 750
5 Sergio Di Pego $170,000 600
6 Dzmitry Urbanovich $130,000 450
7 Pedro Madeira $100,000 300
9 Rafael Henrique Dutra Caiaffa $80,000 150

Winner photo credit: Camila Ocampo via partypokerLIVE’s @partypokerlive Twitter account.