Joaquin Melogno wins super-sized Super MILLION$

Geoff Fisk
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Posted on 12/16/2020

Uruguay’s Melogno cruises at the final table and collects $636,072

GGPoker expanded this week’s Super MILLION$ High Roller prize pool to more than triple its normal $1.5 million guarantee. One of the biggest payouts in the tournament’s 27-week history went to Joaquin Melogno after a dominant final table run.

Melongo came into Tuesday’s final table with the chip lead and finished as the tournament champion. The Uruguayan pro earned a $636,072 payday and his second career WSOP Circuit ring, as this week’s Super MILLION$ ran as part of the 2020 World Series of Poker Winter Online Circuit Series at GGPoker.

GGPoker raised the guarantee to $5 million for the WSOP Circuit edition of the Super MILLION$. A total of 511 entries pushed the prize pool to $5,110,000, with all nine final table participants earning a six-figure payday.

2020 WSOP Winter Online Circuit Series Super MILLION$ final table results

PlacePlayer NamePlaying FromPrize
1Joaquin MelongoUruguay$636,072
2Andrey KotelnikovRussia$526,881
3‘MK-Ultra’Canada$436,434
4Joakim AnderssonSweden$361,514
5‘veca’Turkey$299,455
6Phillip ‘tazmania888’ MighallUnited Kingdom$248,049
7Samuel VousdenFinland$205,468
8RogerScrutonBrazil$170,196
9Jorma NuutinenFinland$140,908

Second career WSOP Circuit Ring for Melongo

The ongoing WSOP Winter Online Circuit Series awards 18 rings across the $100 million guaranteed festival. Tuesday’s win earned Melongo his second career WSOP Circuit Ring.

The first came at the 2018 WSOP Circuit Uruguay stop, earning Melongo a $505,606 payday. Melongo’s Super MILLION$ payout eclipsed his previous WSOPC win.

Melongo outlasted Russia’s Andrey Kotelnikov (2nd – $526,881) in heads-up play to clinch the championship. Melongo entered heads-up play with more than a two-to-one chip lead, but Kotelnikov managed to even the score multiple times in two-handed play.

The penultimate hand saw all of the chips go in from both sides preflop. Melongo’s pocket queens got the best of Kotelnikov’s pocket nines, with no help for Kotelnikov on the runout. That hand left Kotelnikov with a meager stack, which evaporated in the following hand.

The win marked Melongo’s second six-figure score at GGPoker and pushed his career earnings on the network over the $1 million mark.

Other top finishers

Canada’s ‘MK_Ultra’ (3rd – $436,434), Sweden’s Joakim Andersson (4th – $361,514) and Turkish player ‘veca’ (5th – $299,455). Andersson’s deep run marked the fourth Super MILLION$ final table appearance and pushed his career GGPoker earnings total to over $1.8 million.

Rounding out the final table were the UK’s Phillip ‘tazmania888’ Mighall (6th – $248,049), Samuel Vousden out of Finland (7th – $205,468), Brazil’s ‘RogerScruton’ (8th – $170,196), and Finland’s Jorma Nuutinen (9th – $140,908).

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