Event #21 of the GGPoker World Series of Poker Online was the most expensive event on the schedule this year. The Super High Roller Championship cost $25,000 to enter and had a guaranteed prize pool of $5 million. With 255 entries, the tournament easily managed to surpass its guarantee with a massive prize pool of $6,247,500. And when the dust settled on the two day event on Monday, it was Alexandros Theologis who came out on top to earn the tournament’s first place prize of $1,212,033 and the first World Series of Poker gold bracelet of his career.
Monday’s seven-figure cash was the biggest documented cash of Theologis’ career by a considerable margin. Theologis had only six career cashes of over $10,000 before his win in the Super High Roller Championship and only one cash of over $35,000. That score came last year when the Greek poker player finished runner up to Luis Assuncao Garia in the $8,000 No-Limit Hold’em Asia Championship during the GGPoker WSOP Online series in 2020.
Theologis earned a hefty $329,122 payday for that runner-up finish last year, but with it came the heartbreak of falling just short of winning his first WSOP gold bracelet. That heartbreak didn’t last too long as Theologis closed the deal in this tournament just one year later.
Stacked final table
As you’d expect in a tournament with this high of a price tag, the final table was stacked with talented professional poker players. Kahle Burns finished the event in second place, earning himself a cool $934,604 in the process. The Australian poker pro has over $11 million in documented poker tournament earnings and two WSOP bracelets to his name.
GGPoker Team Russia pro Anatoly Filatov also has two WSOP bracelets on his resume to go along with over $5 million in documented tournament earnings. Filatov finished this tournament in fourth place for a $555,720 cash.
The biggest name at the final table however was Adrian Mateos. Mateos won a GGPoker Super MILLION$ event earlier this year for $428,624. The Spanish pro has racked up over $20 million in tournament earnings over the course of his career, and was seeking his fourth bracelet on Monday. Mateos entered the final table with 16 big blinds and wasn’t able to get anything going, settling for a $196,476 payout in eighth place.
Final Table Payouts
1. Alexandros Theologis: $1,212,033
2. Kahle Burns: $934,604
3. Wenjie Huang: $720,679
4. Anatoly Filatov: $555,720
5. Mark Radoja: $428,518
6. Eduardo Silva: $330,433
7. Rui Ferreira: $254,798
8. Adrian Mateos: $196,476
9. Timothy Nuter: $151,504
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