partypoker MILLIONS South America Main Event won by Marty Mathis

This year’s partypoker MILLIONS South America Main Event champion has been crowned, and it was Marty Mathis who got it this time after outlasting a player field of 439.

  • partypoker MILLIONS South America Main Event
  • $10,300 buy-in, $5M guaranteed
  • Dates: March 19 to 24, 2019
  • Venue: Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

It took six full days of poker action, but it was all worth it for Marty Mathis as he bagged $894,844 in this event. This amount is the biggest live tournament score so far in his poker career.

The final day started with six players remaining. Brazilian pro Bruno Volkmann is the chip leader with over 146 million, while Mathis at that time was the second shortest stack with only 29.9 million in chips.

He was able to claw his way up, until there were only three of them left. During three-handed play, they all agreed to a deal that redistributed the prize pool a little bit. As the short stack, Lithuanian pro Matas Cimbolas locked up $571,504, Mathis got $681,048, and Bruno Volkmann secured himself $703,625 since he was chip leader. This meant the remaining $218,199 and the title will go to whoever wins in the end.

After the deal was struck, it didn’t take long for Matas Cimbolas to hit the rail courtesy of Mathis. He then had about 240 million in chips as he got into heads-up play against Bruno Volkmann who had 199 million.

In the final hand,
Volkmann got Q-2
Mathis had Q-8

The board revealed A-J-3-7-10, and his kicker earned Mathis the pot and the title.

He said after he won, “I’ve been waiting for this moment for twelve years. It means the world to me.”

Watch the winners interview here:

2019 MILLIONS South America Main Event

Final Table Results




Prize (USD)


Marty Mathis




Bruno Volkmann




Matas Cimbolas




Samuel Gagnon




Vlada Stojanovic




Carlos de Lima




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