PCA 2012 High Roller - Leonid Bilokur Defeats Duhamel, Wins High Roller

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2012. January 15. |
The Ukrainian Leonid Bilokur took down the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure's (PCA) $25,000 High Roller Event, taking home a massive $1,1 million first prize. 2010 WSOP champion Jonathan Duhamel finished 2nd.
Jason Koon sat on the biggest amount of chips on the final day of the PCA $25.000 High Roller tournament. Dealing started with the following chip amounts:

Seat 1: Isaac Haxton - 762.000
Seat 2: Leonid Bilokur - 1.139.000
Seat 3: Randy Lew - 197.000
Seat 4: Jonathan Duhamel - 1.530.000
Seat 5: Nicolas Fierro - 1.181.000
Seat 6: Jason Koon - 1.646.000
Seat 7: Michael Telker - 397.000
Seat 8: Govert Metaal - 545.000

On the 21st blind level (3.000/10.000/20.000) the first player had to leave the table. Even though the shortstack Randy 'nanonoko' Lew held himself well, he doubled up a few times, he had to go first, with his {#}{#}K, he ran into Nicolas Fierro's aces, and the board didn't help him.

Randy 'nanonoko' Lew
Randy 'nanonoko' Lew, the first to go

Twenty minutes later Fierro eliminated another player. He opened to 42.000 with his pocket tens, Michael Telker raised all-in with 299.000, Fierro called. Telker showed {#}{#}Q, and even though he got a straight draw on the flop, Fierro's tens held.

Then the seasoned Dutch pro, Govert Metaal lost his few remaining chips against 2010's World Champion Jonathan Duhamel, then Fierro joined him on the other side of the rail, he got all-in against Isaac Haxton's pocket tens with pocket deuces, the board was no help for either of them.

3-handed game came around on the 24th blind level (5.000/20.000/40.000) when Koon had to go. Duhamel opened to 80.000 from the button, the small blind Koon 3bet to 220.000. After the BB folded, Duhamel 4bet, to which Koon went all-in with his remaining 1.300.000, Duhamel called.

Duhamel: {#}{#}K
Koon: {#}{#}

Board: {#}{#}{#}{#}{#}


Duhamel's kings held, Koon, the initial chipleader was out.

Haxton was eliminated next: He got preflop all-in with {#}{#}Q against Duhamel's {#}{#}J and the {#}{#}{#}{#}{#}9 board didn't help him.

Jonathan Duhamel - 5.430.000
Leonid Bilokur - 1.960.000


Bilokur started the heads-up better, he slowly built his stack, and when he took a major pot with a straight, he had the chiplead.

In the final hand, Bilokur had almost 3 timas as many chips as Duhamel, who opened to 120.000 from the button (26th blind level: 5.000/30.000/60.000), Bilokur 3bet to 325.000, Duhamel went 4bet all-in, Bilokur, after a few minutes decided to make the call.

Duhamel: {#}{#}4
Bilokur: {#}{#}

Board: {#}{#}{#}{#}{#}


Bilokur won the tournament in style, with a full house.

Leonid Bilokur
Leonid Bilokur

Final Results:

1. Leonid Bilokur - $1.134.930
2. Jonathan Duhamel - $634.550
3. Isaac Haxton - $380.730
4. Jason Koon - $271.950
5. Nicolas Fierro - $217.560
6. Govert Metaal - $181.300
7. Michael Telker - $145.040
8. Randy Lew - $108.780



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