Super MILLION$ Week wraps up with the final results of the last weekend, which featured a total of ten tournaments.
Among the big winners on Super Sunday was Ludovic “Gr4vyB04t” Geilich, who chopped the $25,500 Super High Roller with online legend Bert Stevens. Other notable champions included Dario Alioto, Matas Cimbolas, and Ottomar Ladva.
Let’s take a look at all the winners, shall we?
A total of four events took place on March 6, with buy-ins ranging between $108 and $5,250.
It all kicked off with Event #21: $525 Bounty Hunters HR Special. It drew a total of 664 entries, with each PKO knockout securing at least $125 and the top 98 finishers earning a portion of the cash prize. Niklas Astedt was the bubble boy and unfortunately walked away with nothing, having not collected any bounty either.
Several highlighted players made a deep run however. Dara O’Kearney narrowly missed out on the top 50 and finished in 54th place for a total of $2,582.82. Friend of Natural8 Jessica Teusl made it to 33rd place with $2,054.233 for her efforts, while Alex Foxen finished in 17th place for $2,560.48. Natural8 streamer Dan Almeida was the next to call and collected $3,193.29.
Canadian pro Ami Barer was arguably the biggest name on the final table and eventually settled for 5th place, taking home $11,981.27. Also flying the Canadian flag was “kippshere” who finished 2nd for $18,874.11, trailing only “DisasterCapital” (1st place for $37,866.83).
Fast forward to Event #22: $1,050 Saturday Main Event, where a total of 406 entries were recorded. The top 50 spots were paid a portion of the $406,000 in prize money.
Jessica Teusl min-cashed, followed soon after to the rail by Philippe D’Auteuil, Connor Drinan and Alexandre “SexyBaldGuy” Mantovani. Big names such as Blaz Zerjav, Pavel “EzzzGame” Plesus and Ranno “RukKuRuku” Sootla too bowed out on the final two tables.
Brazil made a strong claim for another title with three contenders amongst the final nine. Felipe “Ketzerfelipe” Ketzer finished in 5th place ($25,845.55), Yuri Dzivielevski bowed out in 3rd ($45,960.58) and Dante Goya came in 2nd ($61,289.43). But it was ultimately Russia’s “Portiman” who claimed the top prize of $81,730.99.
After a close call in Event #22, the next two-day event brought a fifth victory to South American powerhouse Brazil. It was in the bargain Event #23: Mini Super MILLION$, which had a buy-in of just $108. The ambitious $250,000 guarantee was missed, with the final tally at 2,160 entries.
Notables on the final three tables included Vinny “Luka Donkbet” Pahuja, Jung Chou “DragonChou” Chen, and Alexandru “Lexandru” Baron. Andrii “BabyShark19” Kozlenko made it to 8th place for $4,431.35 and the top five players all earned five figures. In heads-up, Germany’s “JackNineJ9” had to settle for $24,919.27 as “GauLeS” topped that for a payday of $33,231.21 and a huge ROI.
A strong turnout of 148 entries emerged in Event #24: $5,250 Bounty High Roller, boosting the prize pool to $740,000. Anatoly Filatov earned $8,437.50 in bounties and no cash prize; Mike Watson did the same on the cash bubble to earn $6,875. Next to fall was Felipe Ramos in 20th place and from then on, only Aleksei Barkov failed to collect any bounties.
Yuri Dzievilevski bubbled the final table and his third entry was rewarded with $17,895.12. Artur Martirosian failed to earn a second title and finished in 8th place, followed by big names such as Andras Nemeth, Kenneth Smaron, Lucas Greenwood and Matas Cimbolas.
Joni Jouhkimainen earned $83,117.96 for 2nd place while Pavlo Kolonkovskiy, who had previously bubbled a $10,300 High Roller, got his redemption in a top prize of $149,559.25.
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier was among dozens of well-known players to cash in this event, finishing in 120th place for $2,080.40. David Yan fell just outside the top 50, while featured players Jinho “Yell0w” Hong and “danludan” made the final five tables.
Koray Aldemir bowed out in 26th place, followed by Kristen Bicknell. Daniel Smiljkovic went on to succumb in 13th place. WSOPC ring winner Oleg “Ad Astra” Vasylchenko made it to 6th place ($33,527.50) while “AnonNYMous19” cashed in 4th place for $59,621.20.
An ICM deal in heads-up gave Borja “michael79” Domingo a payday of $121,686.17 while Ricardo “stamina22” Da Silva took it down for $125,721.03.
It was bounties galore as many grinders added this event to their busy Sunday schedule. The “Who Loves It More” award went to WSOP Main Event champion Damian Salas who busted in 20th place for $5,213.71. Javier Gomez, Sami Kelopuro and “marathonOG” all too hit the rail prior to the final table.
Players Josip “MagicKinG” Simunic, Andre “Sperma” Marques and Dominik Panka made it one step further. However, it was “ChiliDawggg” who earned the biggest slice of the pie at $112,131.70 when they defeated “beetle120” ($76,944.18) in heads-up.
This Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty high-stakes event was even more popular than the mid-week edition. Dirk Gerritse finished on the cash bubble to take home just $3,125 in bounties. Gavin Cochrane, Aku Joentausta, Shyngis Satubayev, Juha Helppi and Farid Jattin all cashed. Felipe Ramos fell in 11th place while Ludovic “Gr4vyB04t” Geilich bubbled the final table.
Notable finalists included Shankar Pillai, Leonid Yanovski, Connor Drinan, and Ami Barer. The latter fired five shells and cashed for $31,006.71, while Belarmino De Souza finished in 3rd place for $101,929.52. Sami Kelopuro was the runner-up for $74,330.44 and Dario Alioto was crowned the champion for a combined cash prize of $158,473.25.
In this two-day event, Matas Cimbolas came out on top of a tough final table to score the top prize of $179,301.64. Andrii Novak finished 2nd ($134,456.73), while Anatoly Filatov fired five entries to finish in 4th place ($75,610.60). Niklas Astedt, Joao Vieira and Patricia “PatriciaLD” Levy Dery also reached the final table.
This event saw high stakes action with big names. Elio Fox was the last of them to go home empty-handed, as he ended up the bubble boy. Jason Koon, Justin Bonomo, Timothy Adams, Ami Barer, Ramon Miquel Munoz, and David Yan all min-cashed.
Damian Salas and Alex Foxen fell on the final two tables, while Matthias Eibinger bubbled the final table to earn $13,906.89. Anatoly Filatov made it to 8th place ($33,845.15) and Isaac Haxton was out next ($45,133.12). On the podium were Joao Vieira ($142,723.61), Dan Smith ($190,324.89) and Ottomar Ladva ($253,802.46).
The crown jewel of the final Super Sunday was certainly the joint most expensive tournament on the schedule. The turnout was even bigger than the week before, as 71 unique entries fired an additional 56 re-entries. Thanks to the final total of 127 entries, the prize pool grew to $3,175,000 and the top 17 cashed.
Seth Davies, who finished runner-up in the first edition of this event, ended up the bubble boy when kings were cracked by queens. Min-cashes were handed to Rainer Kempe, Joakim Andersson, Rui Ferreira, and David Peters. Stephen Chidwick and Sam Greenwood made pay jumps, while Wiktor “limitless” Malinowski bubbled the final table in a flip.
Arsenii Malinov missed out on becoming the only double-champion of the festival by finishing in 6th place ($180,167), followed by Daniel Dvoress in 5th ($238,691). Deal discussions broke out four-handed and were declined by “hashtag_fold”. They earned one pay jump and $418,948 as David Yan bowed out in 4th place ($316,226).
Heads-up saw Bert Stevens with a narrow chip lead, and he agreed to an ICM deal with Ludovic “Gr4vyB04t” Geilich. Two preflop flips later, Stevens was out in 2nd place with $655,289. Geilich earned slightly less at $635,080 but it was the biggest prize of the Scotsman’s career.
These massive paydays were eclipsed only by the top finishers in the $10,300 Super MILLION$ Main Event, but more about that in the next blog entry!