Hungary’s “szagos” is not a name that we are used to seeing in the GGPoker Super MILLION$ payouts with them only cashing once previously. They more than just cashed on July 20 because they were the last player standing at the $10,300 buy-in event’s final table, meaning they secured the $258,592 top prize.
Eighth place went to Anatoly Filatov, who was the second-shortest stack at the start of the final table. Filatov min-raised to 100,000 from the cutoff with suited ace-queen before calling off his last 872,490 chips when szagos three-bet all-in for 1,167,815 with pocket kings. Filatov flopped top two pair but szagos improved to a straight on the river.
Start-of-the-day chip leader, Sergei Denisov, never got out of first gear at the Super MILLION$ final table, and he fell in sixth place. Denisov’s demise happened during the 30,000/60,000/7,500a level when he completed the small blind, Goldo raised to 216,000, and Denisov ripped it in for 1,320,340 in total. Goldo called, and turned over pocket nines, which were flipping against Denisov’s ace-queen. The board ran out king-high to bust Denisov.
Artur Martirosian was down to only four big blinds when Denisov busted, so he was delighted with being able to climb the payout ladder. Unsurprisingly, Martirosian was the next star out of the door. Martirosian’s micro-stack went into the middle holding queen-ten from the big blind but the Russian grinder was up against Goldo’s aces. No help arrived from the five community cards, and Martirosian crashed out.
szagos held an 8,073,992 to 3,826,008 chip lead over Isaac Haxton, who was looking for his second Super MILLION$ title. It was not meant to be for Haxton, and he had to make do with the $201,950 consolation prize. The blinds were 70,000/140,000/17,500 when Haxton jammed for 1,165,368 with queen-ten, and szagos called with ace-four. An ace on the river left Haxton drawing thin, and he was drawing dead on the turn. Hungary’s szagos is the latest star to secure the Super MILLION$ title at GGPoker.