The GG Spring Festival keeps on producing massive prize pools and those gargantuan pots attract the very best poker players in the business. Two such players helped themselves to seven-figure prizes, prizes worth a combined $2,643,284!
The GGSF Super MILLION$ ME-H: $10,300 drew in a crowd of 1,089 players across multiple site, who ensured the $10 million guarantee was surpassed by $890,000. Only the top 125 players received a slice of this pie, a min-cash weighing in $24,762.
Rainer Kempe, Dario Sammartino, and Guillaume Nolet were among the first in-the-money players to bust. Others who saw a return on their $10,300 investment included Isaac Baron, Nick Petrangelo, Ole Schemion, Matthias Eibinger, Sam Greenwood, Anatoly Filatov, Mike Watson, Sami Kelopuro, and Pablo Brito Silva.
Each of the nine finalists could win no less than $192,201 such was the size of the prize pool. Taylor Paur got his hands on that sum when a clash with Andersson did not pan out the way he expected.
The dangerous Alex Foxen headed to the showers in eighth-place, again at the hands of the hot-running Andersson. Foxen lost a coinflip with ace-ten against Andersson’s red fives and was resigned to a $249,253 haul.
Andersson took a break from busting opponents to allow Julian Stuer to send Roman “RRomashka” Emelyanov to the rail in seventh, a finish worth $323,242.
Stuer then sent Gergely “Land on it!” Kulcsar to the sidelines with the $419,193 sixth-place prize money in tow before India’s “level29” ran their pocket threes into Andersson’s far superior pair of tens.
Andersson then found pocket kings to send Australian pro Stevan “Steve Austin” Chew home in fourth place. That hand put the ball firmly in Andersson’s court as he now had more than 68 million chips with his nearest rival, Darrell Goh holding 24.5 million chips.
Goh was the next player out of the door and it was Andersson who did the damage once more. This left Andersson and Stuer heads-up with the former holding a massive 92,158,558 to 16,741,442 chip lead. It did not take too long for Anderson to get his hands on Stuer’s short stack.
|4||Stevan “Steve Austin” Chew||Australia||$704,996|
|6||Gergely “Land on it!” Kulcsar||Hungary||$419,193|
|7||Roman “RRomashka” Emelyanov||Russia||$323,242|
|8||Alex Foxen||United States||$249,253|
|9||Taylor Paur||United States||$192,201|