Monday March 9, 2020 at 9:58 pm

The 2020 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Super High Roller Series Sochi kicked off. Xia He Jiang won Event #1 $25K Short Deck for $378,000 after defeating John Cynn heads-up. Sam Trickett banked $435,000 for winning Super High Roller Series Sochi Event #2 $25,000 NL. The UK pro faded 58 entrants to take down the second event in Russia. The final seven also included Ivan Leow, Matthias Eibinger, Adrian Mateos, Timothy Adams, and Phil Ivey. In Event #3 $25K Short Deck, Wai Leong Chan defeated Paul Phua heads up for the trophy and $457,500 in cash.

Wai Leong Chan [Pic by PokerCentral]

The world seems likes its upside down, but there's still plenty of high rollers throwing around duckets, rubles, cashola, greenbacks for a chance to win big at the latest stop on the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Super High Roller Series. The global series touched down in Sochi, Russia with several of the top names in the world competing for SHR titles. Since it began, the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Super High Roller Series Sochi named three new champions with Sam Trickett, Xia He Jiang, and Wai Leong Chan emerging as the latest winners at Sochi.

Over in partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Super High Roller Series Sochi Event #1, the $25K Short Deck event attracted 42 runners and a prize pool a little more than a cool million. Only the top six places paid out and that six-pack included Stevie Chidwick, Wai Leong Chan, Cary Katz, Aaron Van Blacrum, 2018 WSOP Main Event champ John Cynn, and Xia He Jiang. Chidwick bounced in fifth place and Chan hit the road in fifth place. American Katz busted in fourth, while Van Blacrum busted in third.

When the dust settled, Jiang picked off Cynn heads-up for the first win at Sochi. Jiang banked $378,000 for first place. Cynn earned $252K for a runner-up finish. Not too shabby, eh?

For a bit of old school NL, the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Super High Roller Series Sochi Event #2 $25K NL attracted 58 entrants and a prize pool over $1.4 million. Only the top nine places paid out with most of the cheesecake set aside to the champ. Among those who cashed were Sam Trickett, Ivan Leow, Matthias Eibinger, Adrian Mateos, Timothy Adams, Artur Martirosyan, Phil Ivey, Paul Phua, and Chin Wie Lim. Ivey busted in seventh place, while Adrian Mateos took fourth.

Trickett defeated Ivan Leow heads-up for the title and $435,000 in cash. Leow banked $290,000 for second place. Not too shabby, eh?

With the win, Trickett amassed $21.7 million in career tournament winnings. He's second all time for England on Hendon Mob's money list. His biggest score occurred at the 2012 WSOP when he finished in second place at the $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop for a $10.1 million score.

Just hot off the presses... partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Super High Roller Series Sochi Event #3 $25K Short Deck concluded on Monday with Wai Leong Chan claiming his second career SHR title. He final tabled and cashed in two out of the first three events. In Event #3, 61 runners took a shot at this one. The prize pool topped $1.5 million with $457,500 set aside to the champ and only the top nine places paying out. The final nine who cashed included Thai Ha, Ivan Leow, Danny Tang, Aaron Van Blarcum, Dmitriy Kuzmin, Sergey Lebedev, and Sam Greenwood.

When the final table began, Chan held the chip lead with 6.3M and Thai Ha in second with 4.7M. Short stacked Danny Tang bounced in sixth place at the start of Day 2. Leow cashed in his second straight event but busted in fourth place. Leow now has a second and a fourth under his belt through three events. Ha could not do better than third place, which set up the finale between Paul Phua and Wai Leong Chan.

Phua failed to pick off Chan. For a runner-up finish, Phua banked $305,000. Meanwhile, Chan won the title and $457,500.

2020 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS SHR Sochi

Event #2: $25,000 NL Hold'em

Buy-in: $26,000

Entrants: 58

Prize Pool: $1.45 million

Payouts: 9


Final Table Results:

1. Sam Trickett $435,000

2. Ivan Leow $290,000

3. Matthias Eibinger $203,000

4. Adrian Mateos $145,000

5. Timothy Adams $116,000

6. Artur Martirosyan $87,000

7. Phil Ivey $72,500

8. Paul Phua $58,000

9. Webster Lim 43,500

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