The $150 million guaranteed GG Online Championship crowned its Main Event champion on May 30 and Tobias Schwecht was that player. Schwecht came out on top of a 6,107-strong field and walked away with $727,640 of the monster-sized $8,702,475 prize pool after a four-way deal at the final table.
Schwecht came agonisingly close to winning an online WSOP bracelet in 2020 when he finished in second place behind Orhan “yirtil” Ates in the $525 Bounty No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed event. We are sure reeling in a $727,640 score in this tournament will go some way to making amends for that defeat.
“Elaine0605” of China busted in fifth for $303,807, prompting the final four players to pause the tournament and discuss a potential deal to make the pay jumps less severe. Those discussion bore fruit and play continued.
Austria’s Daniel Smiljkovic bowed out in fourth and saw $690,222 make its way to his GGPoker account. Third place and $637,583 went to Russian Arsenii Malinov. The Russian’s untimely exit left Schwecht heads-up against Roman Hrabec.