Benjamin Rolle reeled in one of the largest scores of his illustrious career when he came out on top in the latest edition of the $25,500 Sunday Million Super HR online at GGPoker.
This week’s tournament drew in a 58-strong crowd, which meant the final seven finishers shared the $1,450,000 prize pool. Spare a thought for Artur Martirosian who finished in eighth-place, burst the bubble, and missed out on a score of at least $74,413.
“spaise422” was the first entrant to receive a payout; they netted the previously mentioned $74,413 when they came unstuck in seventh. Brazil’s Rodrigo Selouan fell in sixth for a $99,231 addition to his bankroll before Ben Heath got his hands on the $132,327 fifth-place prize.
Fourth-place and $176,461 went to Daniel Dvoress with former Team partypoker member Isaac Haxton bowing out in third for $235,314. Haxton’s elimination left former teammate Mikita Badziakouski heads-up against Rolle. The pair struck a deal that meant Badziakouski collected $339,029 for his runner-up finish, while Rolle collected $393,222.
The victory was great timing on Rolle’s part because he and his Raise Your Edge poker training site recently joined forces with PokerStars. Winning almost $400,000 against a stellar field is one way to attract new sign-ups!
$25,500 Sunday Million Super HR Final Table Results
PlacePlayerCountryPrize 1Benjamin RolleAustria$393,222* 2Mikita BadziakouskiThailand$339,029* 3Isaac HaxtonCanada$235,314 4Daniel DvoressCanada$176,461 5Ben HeathIreland$132,327 6Rodrigo SelouanBrazil$99,231 7spaise422Croatia$74,413
*reflects a heads-up deal
Nemeth Involved in Three-Way High Roller Chop
The $5,250 Sunday Deepstack HR was another of GGPoker’s high-stakes tournaments that ended in a deal, a three-way chop, to be exact. Only 39 players bought in but the high buy-in resulted in a $200,000 prize pool; the top five finishers secured a slice of the pot.
Dario Sammartino was the first in-the-money player. The Austria-based Italian walked away with $20,735 reasons to be happy with himself. Mike Watson followed Sammartino to the rail, doing so with $27,650 in tow.
Watson’s elimination was the last of the tournament because the final three players struck a deal that saw them scoop similar prizes. The record books will show Elio Fox finished third for $20,175, Marius Gierse was the runner-up for $50,719, and Andras Nemeth was the champion, a finish weighing in at $50,718.
$5,250 Sunday Deepstack HR Final Table Results
PlacePlayerCountryPrize 1Andras NemethHungary$50,718* 2Marius GierseAustria$50,719* 3Elio FoxMexico$50,175* 4Mike WatsonCanada$27,650 5Dario SammartinoAustria$20,735
*reflects a three-handed deal
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Other GGPoker Victories Worth $30,000 or More
Rodrigo De Barros Semeghini
Rodrigo “digopapel” Semeghini helped himself to a $150,372 score by taking down the $1,050 GGMasters High Rollers event. Two other stars receive six-figure payouts, too. Axel “Eric Clapton” Hallay walked away with $115,131 for his victory in the $1,050 Sunday High Rollers Main Event while Stavros Loizou is $111,642 richer after triumphing in the $525 Bounty Hunters HR Main Event.
Rodrigo “digopapel” Semeghini – first-place in the $1,050 GGMasters High Rollers for $150,372Axel “Eric Clapton” Hallay – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday High Rollers Main Event for $115,131Stavros Loizou – first-place in the $525 Bounty Hunters HR Main Event for $111,642*FIORELLO – first-place in the $5,250 Bounty Hunters Super High Roller for $88,402*Wallachia – first-place in the $150 GGMasters for $65,019Sung Joo “ArtePokerTV” Hyun – first-place in the $888 Sunday Crazy Eights HR for $58,849Elendil – first-place in the $300 GGMasters Bounty for $48,796Mike Watson – first-place in the $5,250 Short Deck Bounty Super High Roller for $42,504*Jonathan Proudfoot – first-place in the $250 Sunday Main Event for $40,651Dario Sammartino – first-place in the $1,050 Sunday High Rollers Heater for $38,500*Brener “Runnerb 2” Vicente – first-place in the $210 Bounty Hunters Sunday Special for $37,918*Jeppe Sorensen – first-place in the $1,050 Omaholic Main Event for $32,801
*includes bounty payments