Konstas Comes Back From Last To Win The GGOC Super MILLION$ Championship
Ioannis Angelou Konstas took his seat at the GG On-line Championship edition of the $ten,300 Super MILLION$ at GGPoker with the shortest stack. His 1,853,092 chips had been the equivalent of 18.five massive blinds, but he managed to not only not finish ninth but go all the way and become a Super MILLION$ champion for the initial time.
Konstas’ impressive comeback and victory came with a $735,448 payday. Let us see how the final table action went down.
116-H: $ten,300 Super MILLION$ HR Championship Final Table Benefits
|3||Lev “LevMeAlone” Gottlieb||Mexico||$437,300|
|four||Rafael “BruxoR10” Caiaffa||Brazil||$337,204|
|6||Daniel “Tourmination” Petersen||Austria||$200,502|
|9||Eder “BlueMoon” Campana||Brazil||$91,931|
It took the ideal element of an hour for the first player to bust, and Eder “BlueMoon” Campana was that unfortunate player. The action folded to Lev “LevMeAlone” Gottlieb in the cutoff and he moved all-in for 13.5 massive blinds efficient. Campana called off his eight big blind stack on the button, and each blinds folded. Gottlieb flipped over queen-six, with Campana displaying ace-ten of diamonds. A six and a queen landed on the flop, and another queen appeared on the turn. Campana bowed out in ninth for $91,931.
Joao Vieira‘s wait for a Super MILLION$ title continues simply because he was the eighth place finisher. The blinds had been 70,000/140000/17,500a, when Francisco Benitez opened to 420,000 in late position with ace-king. Nick Maimone jammed for 5,475,347 from the cutoff also with ace-king, only for Vieira to call off his 4,941,014 stack on the button with ace-queen. Benitez called off the 60,306 chips he had behind. Vieira could not discover any of his outs and crashed out in eighth for $119,219.
Benitez was unsurprisingly the subsequent player eliminated due to the fact he only had six big blinds even after doubling in the Vieira bust-out hand. Benitez raised to four large blinds under the gun, leaving himself a solitary large blind and an ante behind. Benjamin Rolle named on the button, only for Konstas to squeeze all-in for a shade under nine big blinds. Benitez known as, as did Rolle. It was ace-nine for Benitez, who was in a globe of pain against Rolle’s ace-king and the pocket queens of Konstas. The queen held, Konstas nearly tripled up, and Benitez walked off with the $154,608 seventh-location prize.
The final six became five on the hand after Benitez’ demise. Rafael “BruxoR10” Caiaffa min-raised to 320,000 below the gun with king-queen, Daniel “Tourmination” Petersen responded with 960,000 three-bet with ace-jack, which was primarily all in because it left Petersen with only 700,078 chips. Gottlieb called on the button with ace-king, and Caiaffa folded. The rest of Petersen’s micro stack went in on an eight-high flop, and Gottlieb named. No support arrived for Petersen and he had to make do with a $200,502 payout.
Rolle was third in chips going into five-handed play but he was the subsequent player out of the door. Rolle lost all but a handful of chips when his ace-nine lost to Maimone’s queen-eight courtesy of the board 4-flushing. He then committed his final 1.five massive blinds with seven-six and lost to Gottlieb’s ace-ten. $260,020 made its way to Rolle’s account.
Gottlieb then added to his chip lead by claiming the stack of Brazilian Caiaffa. From the small blind, Caiaffa open-shoved for nine huge blinds with pocket sixes, and Gottlieb named with king-ten. A king on the turn sent Caiffa home with $337,204 to show for his efforts.
Heads-up was set when Gottlieb went from hero to zero in the space of a few hands. 1st, he lost a chunk of his tournament-major stack when his ace-nine lost to Maimone’s ace-king, which put Gottlieb down to less than 20 huge blinds. He then dropped to two blind blinds, which went into the middle with jack-3. Konstas sent Gottlieb to the rail soon after producing a heart flush. Gottlieb collected $437,300.
The chip stacks have been comparatively even going into heads-up but the players had to play out the tournament because deal making is not permitted in the Super MILLION$! Almost everything seemed to go Konstas’ way, as was evident by the final hand. Maimone min-raised to 1,200,000 with king-queen before generating the call for the eight,086,995 chips he had behind when Konstas pushed all-in with ace-jack. A nine-high board resigned Maimone to the $567,108 second-spot prize and left Konstas to win his very first Super MILLION$ and a $735,448 payday.