Tollerene has shown his capacity to win major online tournaments
Given the amount of money in play, it was no surprise to see the three agree to a deal.
The players were amenable to an ICM distribution of the remaining money, though PokerStars required $20,000 be left in play for the winner.
At the time of the deal, Bodyakovskiy was nearly the co-leader with Tollerene, but his fortunes slipped in the hands that followed. After his pocket sixes fell to Latorre’s AJ suited, he was knocked out in third place, making $594,069.53 thanks to the deal.
Heads-up play started rather deep stacked, but only lasted 10 minutes.
After Latorre drew almost even with Tollerene, one hand finished the tournament fashion.
On the final hand, the players went to the river on a 9♦ T♦ 7♠ J♦ 6♠ board. Tollerene shoved with 8♥ 7♥ for a straight, and was called by Latorre’s pocket nines, good only for a set.
That made Tollerene the champion, winning more than $616,000. Latorre settled for a runner-up finish, though because of the deal, he took home the third-largest prize ($560,412.13).
This is hardly the first time Tollerene has shown his capacity to win major online tournaments. The Canadian had previous won the $21,000 buy-in Heads-Up High Roller during the 2013 Spring Championship of Online Poker, winning $200,401 in the process.