Filipe Oliveira has won the Partypoker Caribbean Poker Party main event and become $1.5 million richer after beating Craig Mason heads-up at The Bahama’s Baha Mar Resort.
Heading into the final day of the $5,300 tournament, Portugal’s Oliveira was off the pace and looked as though he’d have to settle for a consolation prize. A series of unfortunate breaks with just six players left meant the emerging pro had to dig deep to become the second high-profile winner in the Caribbean this year.
Triple Delight Puts Oliveira Back On Course
Oliveira’s break came after a desperate all-in with K
Another fortunate board a few hands later put Oliveira in a position to challenge for the title. However, with America’s Mason holding the chip lead heads-up, it was going to take something special from Oliveira to walk away with the title.
That something special eventually came courtesy of a well-timed bluff. Re-raising his opponent pre-flop with 4
Despite pairing his king, Mason went into the tank, weighing up Oliveira’s range before laying down the best hand. With a smile, the Portuguese player flashed the 4
Bluff Breaks Mason
After stealing the chip lead and momentum from Mason, Oliveira sealed the deal with A
On this occasion, it wasn’t to be as a blank turn and river meant the American went home as a valiant runner-up and $1.2 million richer. For Oliveira, the victory not only capped off an impressive comeback but stands as his biggest win to-date.
Commenting on the bluff that swung the match, the latest Partypoker Live champion told media it was a risky move that could have ended in disaster.
Partypoker Caribbean Poker Party Main Event Result
1. Filipe Oliveira – $1,500,000
2. Craig Mason – $1,200,000
3. Marc MacDonnell – $1,000,000
4. Pascal Hartmann – $800,000
5. Konstantin Maslak – $600,000
6. Diogo Veiga – $400,000
7. Alex Turyansky – $300,000
8. Joe Kuether – $218,500
9. Alex Lynskey – $155,000