The High Rollers Week kicked off at GGPoker over the weekend and there has already been some massive prizes awarded. Later this evening, on June 8, someone will win the $170,705 top prize in the Event #3: Sunday High Rollers ME $1,050. Right now, that player looks to be the final table’s chip leader, Russia’s “GODofMTT.”
Event #3: Sunday High Rollers Main Event Final Table Chip Counts
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A field of 957 players descended on GGPoker for the Event #3: Sunday High Rollers Main Event, leaving the site with a $43,000 overlay on its $1 million guaranteed prize pool. The top 100 finishers, who shared the seven-figure pot, benefited from the added cash.
A min-cash weighed in at $2,797 but the nine finalists are now guaranteed $17,070 for their efforts, although one of them will walk away with the title of champion and a cool $170,705 payday.
GODofMTT is the player to catch going into the final table. Their 22,574,916 chips are the equivalent of 90.3 big blinds at the restart. That is a colossal stack of chips at a final table so you could say the tournament is theirs to lose; they certainly have one hand on that juicy top prize.
The Russian chip leader has more than $1 million in winnings at GGPoker, an impressive sum helped by winning the GG Spring Festival L-15 event for $45,251.
Greek star Ioannis Angelou Konstas returns to the action second in chips courtesy of his 17,302,252 stack (69.2 big blinds). We are used to seeing Konstas competing in the $10,300 Super MILLION$ event where he has two cashes from 20 appearances. Konstas needs sixth place of better to break through $2.5 million in GGPoker winnings.
Hungarian mid-stakes grinder “szagos” is the player in third place when play resumes; they have 12,716,174 chips (50.9 big blinds). szagos has a shade over $2 million in earnings from GGPoker tournaments, including a cash worth $63,683, their reward for finishing second in the L-108 event at the recent GG Spring Festival.
“UraizeIfold” of Turkey goes into this final table with plenty of momentum having reached Day 2 of the $5 million guaranteed Super MILLION$. The Turkish grinder has some impressive results under their belt, not least an outright victory in the $210 Beat The Pros bounty tournament, which paid out $24,665. UraizeIfold also put together a deep run in the $1,700 WSOPC Main Event, but came unstuck in 30th place and had to make do with a $25,483 score.
Fifth place with 8,790,831 chips (35.2 big blinds) is Russia’s Viktor Ustimov. The pressure of being at a star-studded final table will not faze Ustimov because he has been in a similar position many time previously. In September 2020, Ustimov navigated his way to the final table of the WSOP edition of the Super MILLION$. he fell in third-place for a massive $755,754 payday.
Austrian “OPPickachu” needs sixth place of better to beat their previous largest score at GGPoker. OPPikachu won the $88 buy-in Sunday Special for $31,346, which helped push their GGPoker winnings tally to $369,182. The Austrian sits down armed with 7,402,157 chips (29.6 big blinds) and is definitely not out of the running.
Thomas Muehlocker finds himself seventh in chips when the final table’s first cards are pitched, his 6,515,444 stack is worth 26.1 big blinds. Muehloecker would, obviously, have preferred to have a larger war chest from the beginning, but he is an ultra-talented tournament grinder who will have a major influence over where this title ends up. Those of you who follow the Super MILLION$ updates will be used to seeing Muehloecker’s name displayed. He has played in it 35 times, cashed in 10 of those, and reached two final tables. Do not write off Muehloecker’s chances of glory this evening.
Canada’s “BankruptYou” is guaranteed their largest GGPoker score even if they are the first player out of the door. Their GGPoker winnings top the scales at $22,569, making them the least experienced player at the final table, but this also means they have no pressure on them at all. BankruptYou enters the action with 5,801,824 chips, the equivalent of $23.2 big blinds.
Elio Fox is the man bringing up the rear, his 3,268,718 stack (13.1 big blinds) is by far the shortest of the nine finalists. Fox is a wily player, however, and knows just one double-up puts him back in contention for yet another six-figure prize. It is only a couple of weeks since Fox came back from a similar position to finish second in the Super MILLION$ for more than a quarter of a million dollars.