Russian superstar Anatoly Filatov bagged himself a $325,957 prize after finishing first from 149 entrants in the latest edition of the GGPoker Super MILLION$. Filatov was the chip leader at the start of the final table and built on his strong start to become the latest Super MILLION$ champion.
Super MILLION$ Final Table Results
Elio Fox performed heroics at last week’s final table, coming from one of the shortest stacks to chop the event. Fox could not repeat the previous week’s form this time round, and was the first finalist out of the door.
Fox busted during the 20,000/40,000/5,000a level. David Peters min-raised to 80,000 with king-ten of hearts, Fox three-bet all-in from the button for 410,582 with ace-jack of clubs, and Peters called. Peters flopped a king and picked up a flush draw, leaving Fox drawing extremely thinly. Both the turn and river bricked, and Fox bowed out in ninth place.
Juan Pardo was the next to fall, his eighth place exit bagging him a $57,750 payout. The blinds were now 30,000/60,000/7,500a, and Bruno Volkmann open-shoved from the small blind. Pardo called off his 1,071,413 chips before turning over ace-queen. Volkmann’s jack-eight needed some help from the community cards, and it arrived in the shape of jack on the river.
Seventh place and $73,948 went to Joakim Andersson who had been nursing the shortest stack from the moment the final table’s action began. Andersson busted in a coinflip with Isaac Haxton. His exit hand started with Haxton min-raising to 120,000 with ace-king of diamonds from under the gun. Andersson responded with a three-bet to 366,225 with pocket eights from late position, a raise that left him only 295,319 chips behind. Haxton jammed all-in, and Andersson called. An ace on the flop won the hand for Haxton and left Andersson with a shade over one big blind. He busted in unspectacular circumstances a couple of hands later.
Sick Hand Send Haxton to the Showers
Haxton could not put Andersson’s chips to good use and was the next player out of the door, although his exit hand was cruel. Haxton raised to 132,000 with seven-six of spades from the button, and Volkmann called in the big blind with nine-seven. The flop fell five-six-king, and both players checked. The turn was a four, Volkmann led for 253,740, and Haxton called. An eight on the river improved both players to a straight, but Volkmann’s straight was superior. Volkmann shoved all-in, and Haxton called off his 814,448 chips only to discover his hand was an expensive second best one.
Everyone else was now guaranteed a six-figure prize, $121,247 to be exact. Peters collected this sum shortly after Haxton’s untimely demise. The active Volkmann min-raised to 70,000 before calling when Peters three-bet shipped it in for 1,559,067. It was ace-jack for Peters and the dominating ace-king for Volkmann. Both players flopped an ace, but Peters could not find any of the three remaining jacks, and he exited in fifth place.
Macedonia’s “UncleToni” joined the busted players soon after Peters’ exit. UncleToni won his seat in this event for $1,000 and turned that into $155,254. The Macedonian busted at the hands of Filatov, who opened to 140,000 with pocket kings and snap-called when UncleToni ripped it in for 1,017,636 with what turned out to be pocket tens. UncleToni turned a ten to soar into the led, but had his wings clipped when Filatov spiked a king on the river. Ouch.
Three-handed play lasted 40 minutes and ended with the elimination of Sergei Denisov. Volkmann found jacks on the button and raised twice the big blind to 200,000. Denisov fired in his 15 big blind stack with king-seven of clubs and busted despite turning a club flush draw.
Filatov held a 9,006,663 to 5,893,337 chip lead over Volkmann going into heads-up. It did not take long for Filatov to press home that advantage, only five hands to be exact.
The final hand saw Filatov raise to 200,000 with pocket nines, Volkmann make it 745,225 with ace-king, and Filatov jam all-in. Volkmann call off the 40 big blinds he had behind, and it was off to the races for the title of Super MILLION$ champion. Volkmann flopped an ace to take the lead but the board four-flushed with spades to gift Filatov the victory thanks to him holding the nine of spades!
$5 Million Guaranteed Super MILLION$ Anniversary Edition
June 6 sees the Super MILLION$ celebrate its first anniversary and GGPoker is boosting the guarantee to a whopping $5 million. The buy-in remains the same $10,300 but there are five flights to compete in, each with dozens of satellite from $525.
Day 2, where all the $5 million is awarded, takes place on June 14 under the watchful eye of the GGPoker Twitch and YouTube commentary team!
|Sun 6 Jun||7:05 p.m.||Super MILLION$ Anniversary $5M Gtd Day 1A|
|Tue 8 Jun||7:05 p.m.||Super MILLION$ Anniversary $5M Gtd Day 1B|
|Thu 10 Jun||7:05 p.m.||Super MILLION$ Anniversary $5M Gtd Day 1C|
|Sat 12 Jun||7:05 p.m.||Super MILLION$ Anniversary $5M Gtd Day 1D|
|Sun 13 Jun||7:05 p.m.||Super MILLION$ Anniversary $5M Gtd Day 1E|
|Mon 14 Jun||7:05 p.m.||Super MILLION$ Anniversary $5M Gtd Day 2|