The GGPoker Super MILLION$ has been a thorn in the side of Niklas Astedt since the very first edition of the weekly high stakes tournament. Astedt had never won the event in 43 previous attempts, but he got the job done on April 13, and walked away with a colossal $1,095,741.
The Super MILLION$ took on a different name this week because the tournament is part of the $150 million guaranteed GG Spring Festival schedule. Make no mistake, however, that this event was the Super MILLION$; perhaps the temporary name change is all that was required for Astedt to win?
Day 1 took place on April 11 and saw the 202 starters cut down to a final table of nine. Astedt held the chip lead going into the final table, but his eight opponents refused to allow him to have everything his own way.
Astedt held a more than two-to-one chip advantage over Daniels going into heads-up. The pair battle for a while before Daniels disconnected. Astedt sat out and waited for Daniel to return, and it was on the first hand back that Daniels busted.
Daniels open-shoved 15 big blinds with ace-six and Astedt called with the dominating ace-ten. Astedt’s hand remained best, meaning Daniels was the runner-up, a finish worth $821,689. Astedt won his first Super MILLION$ title and a whopping $1,095,741.
|2||Shawn Daniels||United States||$821,689|
|3||Jason Koon||United States||$616,180|
|5||David Yan||New Zealand||$346,504|