Hungarian superstar Andras Nemeth reeled in his first GGPoker Super MILLION$ title on August 10 after sitting down at the star-studded nine-handed final table with the second-shortest stack. Nemeth eventually found himself heads-up against former Super MILLION$ champion Artur Martirosian, and he finished his Russian opponent to scoop a cool $325,957 prize.
Fourth-place and $155,254 went to Dan “oiltrader” Shak who busted at the hands of Gierse. Shak open-shoved for 19.5 big blinds with king-jack, and Martirosian called with pocket tens. Martirosian’s hand remained best despite Shak being able to hit any jack, king, or spade on the river.
Gierse crashed and burned during the 40,000/80,000/10,000a level to send the tournament into the heads-up stage. Gierse initially limped in from the small blind with pocket queen, and Nemeth raised to 320,000, Gierse four-bet to 960,000 before calling off the 2,751,324 he had behind when Nemeth ripped it in with ace-king. An ace on the flop gifted Nemeth the hand, and a 10,469,107 to 3,530,893 chip lead over Martirosian going into heads-up.
The writing was on the wall for Martirosian with him trailing so far behind but, to the Russian’s credit, he never gave up. The final hand of this week’s Super MILLION$ was a relative cooler for Martirosian.
Martirosian limped in for 100,000 with jack-eight, and Nemeth checked with trey-deuce offsuit. An eight-high flop with two deuces spelled the end for Nemeth’s opponent. Nemeth checked before check-raising Martirosian’s 100,000 continuation bet to 200,000, which the Russian raised to 350,000; Nemeth called. Nemeth checked the arrival of a ten on the turn before quickly calling when Martirosian jammed 777,423 into the 925,000 pot. A six on the river brought the Super MILLON$ to a conclusion, and left Nemeth with all the chips in play.
|4||Dan “oiltrader” Shak||Canada||$155,254|