Austria-based player won seat into Super MILLION$ through a $1,000 satellite
Episode 36 of the GGPoker Super Millions $10,300 High Roller featured the typical lineup of world-class poker superstars. An unknown player from Austria, however, turned a $1,000 satellite qualification into a win in poker’s most prestigious weekly tournament.
The real name of the Super MILLION$ Episode 36 winner is unknown, but the screen name ‘Ferrariman’ sits atop the final table results. ‘Ferrariman’ topped a field of 224 entries, turning the $1,000 satellite win into a massive $452,885 payday.
As per usual, the Super MILLION$ final table lineup read like a list of the best players from the modern era. ‘Ferrariman’ came into Tuesday’s final table as one of the biggest underdogs according to PokerShares betting odds.
Super MILLION$ Episode 36 Final Table Results
|Finish||Player Name||Playing From||Prize|
|3||David Yan||New Zealand||$269,287|
‘Ferrariman’ topples tough final table
Only two players with real names unknown made it through to the final table of this week’s Super MILLION$. ‘Ferrariman’ entered final table play sixth in chips, looking up at tournament crushers like Wiktor Malinowski, Niklas Astedt, Yuri Dzivielvski, and David Yan.
Yan, currently on the run of a lifetime in the high-stakes tournament scene, came into Tuesday’s final table with a big chip lead. Yan (89 big blinds), Dzivielvski (50 big blinds), Astedt (43 big blinds), and Malinowski (38 big blinds) entered final table play as the top four favorites to claim the $452,885 first prize, according to PokerShares.
Yan (3rd – $269,287) stretched that final table chip lead into a third-place finish. Tuesday’s run marked Yan’s fourth Super MILLION$ final table appearance and pushed his lifetime GGPoker winnings to just under the $2.7 million mark.
The heads-up battle for the championship came down to ‘Ferrariman’ and Malinowski (2nd – $349,222). Malinowski got the bad end of a pocket sevens versus pocket queens preflop all-in on the final hand, and couldn’t find any improvement on the runout.
Dzivielvski (4th – $207,649) made his deepest Super MILLION$ run to date. Episode 36 represented Dzivielvski’s third Super MILLION$ final table appearance, and the fourth-place payday pushed his career GGPoker earnings past the $2.56 million mark.
Badziakouski (5th – $160,119) an all-time great on the high-stakes live tournament circuit, added his first Super MILLION$ final table run to his already elite resume. The Belarus poker legend previously logged an 11th-place finish as his best Super MILLION$ showing.
The remainder of the final table finishers should look familiar to those that regularly follow the GGPoker Super MILLION$ High Roller. Sam Greenwood (6th – $123,468) ran to a sixth-place finish in his first Super MILLION$ final table appearance, which came in his 27th time registering for the weekly tournament.
Unknown player ‘Syntropy’ (7th – $95,207) took seventh place, but two GGPoker fixtures rounded out the last two final table finishers.
Timothy Nuter (8th – $73,415) made his second Super MILLION$ final table appearance Tuesday, and now boasts just under $2.6 million in GGPoker career earnings.
All-time online tournament earnings leader Niklas Astedt (9th – $73,415) posted his tenth Super MILLION$ final table run Tuesday and went over the $7 million milestone in GGPoker earnings.
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