The GGPoker Super MILLION$ is already massive in its own right. It attracts the world’s best players every week and awards some mouth-watering prizes.
This latest edition of the $10,300 buy-in tournament was part of the High Rollers Week and this made the event huge. A field of 581-players turned out for it and created a $5,810,000 prize pool as a result. What’s more, the top prize weighed in just shy of $730,000.
Davidi Kitai reeled in the mammoth-sized top prize, here’s how he did it.
HRW 18: Super MILLION$ Main Event Final Table Results
|5||David Yan||New Zealand||$342,186|
Russia’s “iplaytooslow” only lasted a solitary hand at the final table. The action folded to Niklas Astedt in the small blind and he open-shoved with ace-deuce. iplaytooslow called off their 13.5 big blind stack with ace-king only for Astedt to turn a deuce.
Aleks Ponakovs didn’t last too much longer; he also crashed out after a battle of the blinds. Ponakovs shipped in his seven big blind stack from the small blind with ace-six and Eelis Parssinen called with king-jack. Ponakovs paired his ace on the turn but it completed a Broadway straight for Parssinen, leaving Ponakovs drawing dead.
It took another 40-minutes for the next elimination after the initial flurry of exits and it was “JokerFace” who crashed out next. They were down to a shade over four big blinds and thy moved all-in from the button with ace-queen after Astedt opened from the cutoff. Mike Watson woke up in the big blind with ace-king and moved all-in too. Astedt folded his lowly nine-five. Both players caught an ace on the turn but JokerFace couldn’t find a queen. Game over for them, their seventh-place finish resulting in a $234,787 score.
Astedt’s Crazy Shove Results in Him Busting
Astedt was the chip leader at the start of six-handed play yet he still finished in sixth place. He inexplicably open-shoved 35 big blinds from the cutoff with pocket sixes and Parssinen called all in on the button with a pair of nines in the hole. Kitai folded ace-king in the big blind and the board ran out jack-high to leave Astedt with 10 big blinds.
Those went into the middle of the virtual felt with pocket sevens, which lost to the ace-queen of Kitai courtesy of a queen on the river.
Start-of-the-day chip leader David Yan was the next player to fall. The action folded to the New Zealander on the button and he shipped in his 13 big blinds with pocket fours. Watson looked him up with ace-king in the big blind and flopped a king before hitting an ace on the river.
Fourth place and $413,101 went to Ukrainian star “Brahman33” who laddered his way up the payouts expertly. Watson min-raised to 1,600,000 on the button before snap-calling the 4,841,664 shove from Brahman33 that he made with pocket sevens. The five community cards contained a king on the flop and Brahman33 was gone.
Watson was now the chip leader and the leader by 10 million chips. Despite that lead, Watson was the third-place finish. He lost a couple of sizeable pot before committing his 14.3 big blinds with pocket sevens from the small blind after Parssinen opened with ace-jack. Parssinen called and caught an ace on the turn to eliminate Watson.
Heads-Up Reached; Parssinen Leads
Parsinnen held a near three-to-one chip lead at the start of the heads-up battle with Kitai, but Kitai wasn’t settling for second place. Kitai doubled with king-ten versus king-nine before he pushed into the lead.
The final hand took place at the 600,000/1,200,000/150,000a level and saw Kitai limp with ace-eight before calling when Parssinen ripped in 15,583,740 chips with ace-deuce. Kitai’s eight-kicker played and Parssinen’s run was over.
Second place weighed in at $602,066 but Kitai secured the top prize of $726,839.
GGPoker High Rollers Week Winners
|Event||Entries||Prize Pool||Winner||Country||First Prize|
|HRW 01: GGMasters High Rollers $1,050, $1.5M Gtd.||1,325||$1,500,000||“Cantaloupe7”||Cyprus||$233,814|
|HRW 02: Super MILLION$ $10,300||291||$3,000,000||Kyle Menard||Canada||$628,892|
|HRW 03: $10,300 PLO High Roller||124||$1,240,000||Aku Joentausta||Finland||$271,790|
|HRW 04: NLHE High Roller $5,200||143||$715,000||“Daniel Hindin”||Mexico||$132,239|
|HRW 05: NLHE $525||1,106||$553,000||“MyLastHand!”||Estonia||$90,207|
|HRW 06: NLHE $1,050||500||$500,000||“Allen Iverson”||Mexico||$88,838|
|HRW 07: NLHE $10,300 High Roller||130||$1,300,000||Julian Stuer||Germany||$264,636|
|HRW 08: NLHE Bounty $2,100||354||$708,000||“UknowWhoIam”||Uruguay||$92,936|
|HRW 09: NLHE $2,100||317||$634,000||Jans Arends||Austria||$119,392|
|HRW 10: NLHE High Roller $5,200||125||$625,000||”Beast2018!”||Canada||$136,991|
|HRW 11: NLHE Super High Roller $25,000, $2.5M GTD||114||$2,793,000||Sam Greenwood||Canada||$548,769|
|HRW 12: NLHE Deepstack $1,050||748||$748,000||“iStayOn5”||Canada||$127,365|
|HRW 13: NLHE Bounty 6-Max $1,050||597||$600,000||“CrazyAce88”||Norway||$88,535|
|HRW 14: Short Deck High Roller $10,300||34||$500,000||Isaac Haxton||Canada||$213,292|
|HRW 15: NLHE High Roller $5,200||151||$755,000||Niklas Astedt||Sweden||$156,496|
|HRW 16: NLHE High Roller 6-Max $10,300||93||$930,000||Julian Stuer||Austria||$220,401|
|HRW 17: GGMasters High Rollers $1,050||1,131||$1,131,000||Samuel Vousden||Finland||$183,512|
|HRW 18: Super MILLION$ Main Event $10,300||581||$5,810,000||Davidi Kitai||Belgium||$726,839|
|HRW 19: PLO $2,100||330||$660,000||“nanqtf”||Croatia||$122,971|
|HRW 20: NLHE Bounty $1,050||891||$891,000||“Fantastik55”||Albania||$99,022|
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