$1 million-plus payday for Guillaume Nolet at the GG Spring Festival

Geoff Fisk
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Posted on: April 6, 2021 7:52 pm EDT

Nolet takes down Sunday Five Million event for $1,084,892 at GGPoker

A month of massive payouts got underway at poker’s most prominent online sites this week, with GGPoker and PokerStars both rolling out the extensive guarantees in spring online tournament series.

One of the first events on the GG Spring Festival schedule added more than a million dollars to the bankroll of Guillaume Nolet. The Canadian pro took down GG Spring Festival Event #H-06: $25,500 Sunday Five Million for a $1,084,892 payout.

The first of three Sunday Five Million events on the GG Spring Festival calendar wrapped up Tuesday. Nolet topped a field of 198 entries in the $25,500 high-stakes tournament, which included a final table lineup full of tournament crushers.

GG Spring Festival Event #H-06: $25,500 Sunday Five Million final table results

FinishPlayer NameCountryPrize
1Guillaume NoletCanada$1,084,892
2Andras NemethHungary$813,554
3Francisco ‘VaPaCooler’ Benitez*Uruguay$610,079
4Benjamin RolleAustria$457,495
5Matthias EibingerAustria$343,073
6Elio FoxUnited States$257,268
7Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil$192,924
9Juan Pardo DominguezSpain$108,489
*Real name courtesy of PokerNews

Nolet notches first seven-figure festival from the GG Spring Festival

The GG Spring Festival guarantees $150 million across the month-long series, with several events offering potential first-place payouts upward of $1 million.

Nolet became the first seven-figure winner of the festival Tuesday. The GG Spring Festival kicked off Sunday, April 4, and plays to its conclusion on April 28.

Plenty of big paydays still remain in the festival between now and April 28. The $25,500 buy-in Sunday Five Million drew 198 entries, coming up two registrations short of meeting the tournament’s $5 million guarantee.

Nolet outlasted Andras Nemeth ($813,554) in heads-up play to claim the Sunday Five Million title. Other top finishers included Francisco Benitez (3rd – $610, 079), Benjamin Rolle (4th – $457,495), and Matthias Eibinger (5th – $343,073).

Top to bottom, the Sunday Five Million final table featured about as formidable a roster as could be imagined. Nolet entered Tuesday’s play second in the chip counts, looking up at a massive chip lead accumulated by Nemeth.

Rounding out the final nine were Elio Fox (6th – $257,268), Yuri Dzivielevski (7th – $192,924), ‘FlowTao’ (8th – $144,673) and Juan Pardo Dominguez (9th – $108,489).

The GG Spring Festival just started on Sunday, but plenty of massive potential payouts are already on the line. Event #H-05: Super MILLION$ is currently playing out at GGPoker, with a $586,075 payout on the line.

Dominguez is in the running in the Super MILLION$, sitting second in chips with six players to go. That tournament wraps up later today, and check back with Poker.org Wednesday for a recap of final table action from Event #H-05.

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