James Romero Wins partypoker MILLIONS South America SHR


James Romero has won the partypoker MILLIONS South America $25k Super High Roller in Uruguay for $350,000 after overcoming a 35-player field.

partypoker’s Brazilian pro João Simão ended his challenge short of that octet, while his red diamond site colleague Dzmitry Urbanovich bust first at the final table, at the hands of Jacob Daniels.

Scotland’s all-time ‘winningest’ tournament player Niall Farrell turned out to be the unfortunate bubble-boy, Daniels again the executioner when his Q10 improved to beat Farrell’s pocket eights.

That meant a cash for the remaining five players, and Daniels continued his fine run by sending local pro Francisco Benitez to the rails in 5th, with Argentina’s Ivan Luca falling in 4th, before Daniels himself lost two big hands to exit in 3rd, a $150,000 payday for the US pro.

Romero and Mathis were then left to battle heads-up, with Mathis folding to a big river bluff that would have given him the title had he called, though he only held third pair. It would prove to be costly, as shortly afterwards Romero called a big blind shove by Mathis…

Romero: A♦ 10♥
Mathis: Q♦ J♥
Board: A♣ 8♥ 3♦ 5♦ K♣

…and the PP MILLIONS South America SHR title and $350k was Romero’s to celebrate, Mathis having to settle for the $213,750 runner-up paycheck.

partypoker LIVE MILLIONS South America SHR Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 James Romero United States $350,000
2 Marty Mathis United States $213,750
3 Jacob Daniels United States $150,000
4 Ivan Luca Argentina $100,000
5 Francisco Benitez Uruguay $60,000