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The three-day long $10,000 High Roller at the 2018 partypoker Caribbean Poker Party has concluded and besting the field of 196 entries, partypoker pro Roberto Romanello (cover image) claimed the title and the top prize of $450,000.
Standing tall at the no 1 position on the Wales All Time Money List, Romanello has captured several title wins at the World Poker Tour (WPT) and European Poker Tour (EPT). His current total live winnings show an impressive $3,944,000.
With the 23 places assured payouts, some notables who finished in the money include Joey Weissman (10th for $40,000), Steve O’Dwyer (12th for $40,000), Orpen Kisacikoglu (15th for $30,000), Jonathan Duhamel (20th for $20,000) and partypoker pro Isaac Haxton (21st for $20,000).
Benjamin Pollak (9th for $50,000) bubbled the final table.
1. Mustapha Kanit – 34,600,000
2. Roberto Romanello – 34,000,000
3. Justin Bonomo – 27,550,000
4. Guillaume Diaz – 25,800,000
5. Daniel Dvoress – 22,300,000
6. Adrian Mateos – 18,400,000
7. Garik Tamasian – 14,700,000
8. Joao Simao – 9,150,000
Final Table Recap
Spaniard Adrian Mateos was the first casualty of the final table when his ran into Daniel Dvoress’ . With the board running , both players picked up two pairs, but Dvoress’ higher pair won him the pot eliminating Mateos in eighth place.
The next three eliminations came in quick successions with partypoker ambassador Joao Simao being the first to depart. He fell at the hands of Mustapha Kanit in seventh place.
Immediately thereafter, Guillaume Diaz went up against Roberto Romanello. He pitted his against Romanello’s . The board brought and Romanello flopped a pair of aces to eliminate Diaz in sixth place.
Completing the trio of eliminations was Garik Tamasian. He moved all-in for 7.5 Million from the big blind with and Dvoress called with . The board delivered eliminating Tamasian in fifth place.
Down to four-handed play, Justin Bonomo lost a big pot to Roberto Romanello in level 29 and was eliminated not long thereafter. The hand in question brought the flop . Bonomo bet 2 Million from the cutoff and Daniel Dvoress check-raised to 6 Million from the small blind. Bonomo called to see the turn . Dvoress led out for another 8.5 Million and Bonomo moved all-in for around 19.1 Million. Dvoress snap-called and tabled to Bonomo`s . Dvoress made his hearts flush on the turn and the river was inconsequential, ending Bonomo’s run in fourth place.
Three-handed play saw the chips exchanging hands between Romanello, Kanit and Daniel Dvoress, but ultimately it was the Canadian pro Dvoress who went out in third place. When Dvoress shoved all-in from small blind with , Kanit quickly called from big blind holding . The community cards brought and Dvoress bowed out in third place.
The heads-up play began with Roberto Romanello (113,700,000) enjoying a commanding lead over Mustapha Kanit (82,300,000). Over the course of approximately two hours, Romanello kept building on his lead. On the final hand, Romanello jammed from the button with and Kanit called for his last 38 Million holding . The runout missed both players, but Romanello won the title with his ace-high kicker and took home $450,000 in prize money.
1. Roberto Romanello – $450,000
2. Mustapha Kanit – $271,200
3. Daniel Dvoress – $210,000
4. Justin Bonomo – $160,000
5. Garik Tamasian – $125,000
6. Guillaume Diaz – $100,000
7. Joao Simao – $80,000
8. Adrian Mateos – $65,000
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