The GGPoker player known as “Ferrariman” entered a $1,000 satellite for the Super MILLION$ tournament and it turned out to be arguably the best decision they have ever made. Not only did they bank a $10,300 seat to online poker’s biggest weekly tournament, they outlasted all 223-opponents and drove off into the sunset with the $452,885 top prize.
All eyes were on Niklas Astedt at the start of the final table on February 23. The super-talented Swede is yet to win the Super MILLION$ despite reaching its final table nine times. Astedt sat down at this latest final table third in chips and in a great spot to take the tournament down.That never happened, however, and Astedt was the first player out of the door. Nothing went well for Astedt and he was down to only six big blinds on his final hand. Astedt’s tiny stack went into the middle with ace-six, and Mikita Badziakouski called from the big blind with the dominating ace-ten. Neither players improved their hand and Astedt busted.
Malinowski went into the one-on-one battle with almost twice as many chips as Ferrariman but he couldn’t get the job done. A superb heads-up battle ensued but Malinowski ran out of timebank at one stage, which handed an advantage to the satellite winner Ferrariman.
The final hand took place during the 200,000/400,000/50,000a level and saw Malinowski limp with pocket sevens, Ferrariman raised to 1,400,000 with queens before calling when Malinowski shipped in the 22 big blinds he had behind. The board provided no drama, and Ferrariman turned his $1,000 satellite into a colossal $452,885 prize. Malinowski had to make do with the $349,222 consolation prize. No doubt plenty of that sum will find its way to the high stakes cash game tables.
|3||David Yan||New Zealand||$269,287|
|5||Mikita Badziakouski||Costa Rica||$160,119|