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partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK Main Event won by Angelou-Konstas for £940,000

Tags: Greece, Ioannis Angelou-Konstas, partypoker.
Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by "T".

Ioannis Angelou-Konstas has been crowned the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK Main Event champion after five days of extreme poker action, taking home the partypoker trophy and a sweet sum of £940,000 ($1.2 million) as he topped a field of 1,014 players.

The £5,300 ($6,956) tournament took place at Nottingham's Dusk Till Dawn card room, which was part of a week-long poker fest that featured a guaranteed prizepool worth £8.5 million ($11 million).

£5,300 No-Limit Hold'em £5 Million GTD
October 1 to October 7, 2018
Buy-in: £5,300 ($6,956)
Prize Pool: £5 Million ($6.5 Million) Guaranteed
Entrants: 1,014

The Main Event had the biggest chunk of the event's five prizepools, and players were eager to participate on Day 1A on October 1.

Greek Tops the Nottingham Field
Of course, there will always be one player to stand on top of the competition, and it was Greek poker pro Ioannis Angelou-Konstas. After he managed to get past over 1,000 hopefuls, the two-time WPTDeepStacks winner found himself seated on a very tough final table on October 7.

Some of the players he had to compete with at the final table included UK pros Ryan Hall and Sam Grafton, 2013 WSOP Main Event champ Ryan Riess, and also WPT and APPT winner Alex Foxen. Angelou-Konstas had the chip lead at the beginning of play and used it very well.

At some point, as Hall stood firmly in his way, the Greek pro was able to eliminate five out of his eight opponents and held nearly 90% of the chips in play. That huge stack enabled him to muster his confidence, rejecting a deal prior to the final hand being dealt.

However, after a short break, his confidence dropped down in an instant due to Foxen's successful takeover with pocket sixes. As Foxen doubled up and doubts are starting to fly inside his head, discussions over a deal restarted and this time, Angelou-Konstas agreed to take $1,095,380 and leave just approximately $130,000 on the table.

A Straight Win
The heads-up match ended with just a few hands later.

Angelou-Konstas held Q-J, while Foxen had pocket eights.

The board ran K-A-4-3-10, and the Greek pro shoved all-in over the top of Foxen's bet worth 46-million chips. Foxen took a last look on his pocket eights before deciding to make the call.

When Angelou-Konstas showed his straight win, a defeated Foxen then extended a congratulatory handshake to his opponent and then exited the stage.

This is Angelou-Konstas' largest win and first major live tournament title in his poker career so far, and he said after he won, "I am in shock. I literally am in shock I think. I tried to keep cool because I knew, even though I was first in the chip counts, that doesn't mean you'll win. So, you have to play your best. And I did, and I got lucky."

partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK Main Event Results

Place

Player

Country

Prize (GBP)

Prize (USD)

1

Ioannis Angelou-Konstas

Greece

£940,000*

$1,224,228

2

Alex Foxen

United States

£720,000*

$937,706

3

Antoine Labat

France

£440,000

$573,043

4

Tom Hall

United Kingdom

£300,000

$390,711

5

Sam Grafton

United Kingdom

£205,850

$268,093

6

Michael Wang

United States

£140,000

$182,332

7

John  Haigh

United Kingdom

£100,000

$130,237

8

Dara O’Kearney

Ireland

£70,000

$91,166

9

Ryan Riess

United States

£50,000

$65,430

*a deal was made prior to the final heads-up match

Source:
https://www.pokernews.com/news/2018/10/angelou-konstas-partypoker-live-millions-uk-foxen-32291.htm?itm_content=pn-hp-hero-1

 


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10 comments for "partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK Main Event won by Angelou-Konstas for £940,000"

 doubletop77710/10/2018 7:06:37 AM GMT
Many congratulations to Ioannis on winning this mega event and over a million dollars in prize money. Just looking at this final table would have given me goosebumps with all the great names on there
 Mober10/10/2018 11:24:40 AM GMT
A good payout for the money invested as a buy in.
Of course is noto easy winning a tournament of this magnitude,
with so many big players in, but if you can make it, then you get
awarded with a small fortune out of nowhere Smile
 pajalnick10/10/2018 8:32:19 PM GMT
a great result .... with such a large number of players at the tables take the first place is very cool .... and given the fact that this is the greatest achievement in his poker career, then this is great .... let's see what happens next ... perhaps this was his greatest achievement in life .... perhaps
 CALICUL10/10/2018 11:19:10 PM GMT
A great success for this Greek player. Is a huge amount of money which will help him a lot. Mober, the next Greek player who will win a major tournament will be you or not? Smile I noticed in recent months, more Greek players who have won or have reached final tables in major tournaments. They started to like poker. Cool
 dule-vu10/11/2018 5:50:08 AM GMT
now this I call great main prize!greek player won 1,2 million dollars and he is in history now with this win over 1000 player and great amount!it was hard to play in all 5 days,but on end everything come to his place!he will probably invest money on other live tournaments!
 Gerimantas10/11/2018 6:38:50 AM GMT
Yes very good situation to greek poker player angelou konstas, not know him and only hear something about ryan riess from final table, but i think many famous players play in this tournament, big money for first plqce 1.2 millions of dollars and good buyin 5.300
 bowie198410/11/2018 9:52:32 PM GMT
Posted by Gerimantas:
Yes very good situation to greek poker player angelou konstas, not know him and only hear something about ryan riess from final table, but i think many famous players play in this tournament, big money for first plqce 1.2 millions of dollars and good buyin 5.300

Yeah, very rare to see greek players winning tournaments so congrats to this guy to keep it cool being a millionaire right away...
 dule-vu10/12/2018 11:38:01 AM GMT
Also dont know any other greek player and didnt heard much about them at poker tables,so this is first one!but he must have some success in poker or just have money from other things,when he can buy in with 5300 $ and to play with high roller players on such a big tournament!
 bowie198410/12/2018 10:35:58 PM GMT
Posted by dule-vu:
Also dont know any other greek player and didnt heard much about them at poker tables,so this is first one!!

I mean here or there I think we could have read some article on BRM whenever they won a bracelet but if the name not familiar in the first place then you will never going to remember who was it.
 Tony_MON7ANA10/17/2018 12:04:26 PM GMT
Absolutely gigantic congratulations go out to Ioannis Angelou-Konstas on being crowned champion of the £5,300 buy-in £5 million guaranteed tournament and scooping £940,000. I am looking forward to watching the final table replays on YouTube or PokerTube.

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