It was another action-packed weekend for GGPoker’s high-stakes poker tournament players with dozens of events awarding mouth-watering prizes. Mikita Badziakouski and recent Super MILLION$ champion Marius Gierse laid claim to being the site’s biggest winners after chopping the new $25,500 Sunday Million event.
GGPoker launched the $25,500 Sunday Million a few weeks back and it is proving popular with the online poker site’s high roller clientele. This week’s edition saw 86 entries processed, which resulted in a $2,150,000 prize pool, some $650,000 more than the advertised guarantee.
Spare a thought for Samuel Vousden who fired three bullets only to bust in 12th place and pop the money bubble. An expensive evening at the virtual felt for sure.
Seven of the nine finalists saw six-figure prizes wing their way to their GGPoker accounts. Ninth-place finish “joyeux” and GG Ambassador Anatoly Filatov walked away with $68,972 and $88,440, respectively. Filatov would later make amends for missing out on a six-figure haul by triumphing in a $1,050 buy-in tournament and taking home $109,201.
Niklas Astedt’s demise in seventh-place came with $113,402 in prize money while Biao “d7777” Ding netted $145,409 when he came unstuck in sixth. Then came the exits of Aleks Ponakovs and Justin Bonomo who scooped $186,450 and $239,075.
Jason Koon crashed out in third place
Team GG Ambassador Jason Koon saw his tournament end abruptly in third place, a finish that boosted Koon’s bankroll to the tune of $306,554.
Koon’s elimination left Badziakouski heads-up against Gierse, two players in red hot form. Badziakouski has been helping himself to massive scores since 2022 began, and has reached three of the past four Super MILLION$ final tables. Gierse is running hot, too, having won the Super MILLION$ last week for more than $1.2 million.
Unsurprisingly, the heads-up duo opted to strike a deal, one that saw them share almost $900,000! Gierse officially finished second but walked away with $461,259, a larger prize than Badziakouski got his hands on, $435,841, when he came out on top of the one-on-one battle.
Sunday Million SHR Final Table Results
PlacePlayerCountryPrize 1Mikita BadziakouskiThailand$435,841* 2Marius GierseAustria$461,259* 3Jason KoonCanada$306,554 4Justin BonomoCanada$239,075 5Aleks PonakovsLatvia$186,450 6Biao “d7777” DingChina$145,409 7Niklas AstedtNorway$113,402 8Anatoly FilatovUAE$88,440 9joyeuxMexico$68,972
*reflects a heads-up deal
countries as displayed in the GGPoker client
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Other Massive GGPoker Prizes
Anatoly Filatov reeled in almost $110,000
Brazil’s Allison Eleres enjoyed a bumper payday courtesy of being the last man standing in the $1,050 GGMasters High Roller event. The victory came with a huge $143,929 prize.
Sebastian Trich and Ronny Kaiser chopped the $10,300 Omaholic Super High Roller and both walked away with six figure scores. Runner-up Kaiser won $123,688 with Trich getting his hands on $138,003.
Allison Eleres – first-place in the $1,050 GGMasters High Roller for $143,929Sebastian Trisch – first-place in the $10,300 Omaholic Sunday High Roller for $138,003Anagogic – first-place in the $525 Bounty Hunters HR Main Event for $122,573*Anatoly Filatov – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday High Rollers Main Event for $109,201Juan Pardo Dominguez – first-place in the $5,250 Sunday Deepstack HR for $87,414Benjamin Rolle – first-place in the $5,250 Sunday Blade Bounty for $81,448*Wiktor Malinowski – first-place in the $5,250 Sunday Closer for $69,966StackWrecker – first-place in the $150 GGMasters for $59,784Kosei Ichinose – first-place in the $888 Sunday Crazy Eights for $57,331GGDag – first-place in the $300 GGMasters Bounty for $49,840*NikiStar777 – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday Heater for $48,535*TheCleaner_ – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday Omaholic Main Event for $47,317Julian “don chimbo” Pineda – first-place in the $250 Sunday Main Event for $46,631Juan Pardo Dominguez – first-place in the $2,625 Sunday Blade Prime for $39,752
*includes bounty payments