Niklas Astedt joined Michael Addamo in an exclusive club of players who have won the GGPoker Super MILLION$ title an almost unbelievable four times. The Super MILLION$ is considered one of the toughest online poker tournaments due to its $10,300 buy-in attracting the best players in the business. Astedt never lets the opposition faze him, and won this latest title after sitting down at the nine-handed final table eighth in chips.
Russia’s Artur Martirosian was the first stellar name to bust from the final table. Blinds were 20,000/40,000/5,000a, and Martirosian opened to 88,000 with pocket aces. Biao “d7777” Ding called from the big blind with nine-eight. The ten-high flop gave Ding an open-ended straight draw, and he check-called a 144,000 continuation bet from Martirosian. Ding paired his eight on the turn, and check-called a 304,000 bet. A jack on the river improved Ding to a straight, and he led for 375,210 into the 1,137,000 pot. Martirosian responded with a shove for 930,199, which Ding called.
Iadisernia held a narrow 8,057,745 to 7,942,255 chip lead over Astedt going into heads-up, and extended that lead during the early confrontations. The tournament was over as a contest when a preflop raising war resulted in Astedt being all-in for 7,868,855 chips with pocket tens, and Iadisernia calling with ace-queen. The tends held, and Iadisernia was left with less than one small blind.
The final hand saw Iadisrnia all-in after not having enough to pay the small blind. His eight-five ultimately lost to Astedt’s queen-jack courtesy of a queen on the flop. Iadisernia banked $250,311 for his runner-up finish, while Astedt reeled in a $315,882 top prize and his fourth Super MILLION$ title.
|2||Giuseppe “0asis” Iadisernia||Venezuela||$250,311|
|3||Biao “d7777” Ding||China||$198,351|
|7||Roman “RRomashka” Emelyanov||Russia||$78,209|