Koray Aldemir wins Super MILLION$ E25

Geoff Fisk
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Posted on 12/02/2020

Aldemir takes home a $331,554 payday in this week’s Super MILLION$ on GGPoker

The 25th edition of the $10,300 Super MILLION$ High Roller on GGPoker featured the option to bet on the winner at the final table for the first time. Bettors that wagered on Koray Aldemir to go all the way chose correctly and got paid.

Aldemir came away victorious in the Dec. 1 edition of the Super MILLION$, landing a $331,554 payday in the process. Aldemir outlasted online poker great Niklas Astedt (2nd – $268,776) in a heads-up battle that lasted over an hour, clinching the championship for Aldemir.

‘CharlieD23’ (3rd – $217,885) hit the rail in third place, setting up the final duel between Aldemir and Astedt. ‘CharlieD23’ entered the final three-handed pot of the tournament with more than 40 big blinds to play with, but lost those chips to Astedt.

That hand began with the blinds at 70,000/140,000, and Astedt opening on the button to 280,000 with KK. ‘CharlieD23’ three-bet to 1,120,000 from the small blind with AQ, setting up what became the end of the tournament road this week for the Norway-based grinder.

Aldemir folded from the big blind, and Astedt shoved. ‘CharlieD23’ snap-called, committing the rest of the stack. No help came on the 5J♠878♠ runout, sending ‘CharlieD23’ to the exit with a nearly $218k payday.

Super MILLION$ E25 final table finishers

Place Name Prize
1 Koray Aldemir $331,554
2 Niklas Astedt $268,776
3 ‘CharlieD23’ $217,885
4 ‘RUN_CMD’ $176,631
5 ‘J Andersson’ $143,187
6 Artur Martirosian $116,076
7 Pascal Hartmann $94,098
8 Julian Stuer $76,281
9 Rui Ferreira $61,838

Lengthy heads-up match goes to Aldemir

The elimination of ‘CharlieD23’ set up Aldemir with just over 11.3 million chips, against slightly less than 6.9 million for Astedt . The lead went back and forth multiple times over the course of the next hour-plus.

By the time of the final hand, Astedt was down to his last ten big blinds, with Aldemir holding on to more than 40 big blinds in his stack. Aldemir open-shoved with J9and got a call from Astedt with Q♠4♠.

The board ran out 78J♠JT, leaving Astedt drawing dead on the river. With the runner-up finish, Astedt added another six-figure payday to a resume that now includes nearly $5 million in winnings on GGPoker and more than $21 million on other online poker sites. Astedt has made the Super MILLION$ final table four times, and Tuesday’s run marked the second time he’s finished in second place.

Aldemir made his first final table appearance in four attempts at the Super MILLION$. Aldemir, a German tournament crusher, has more than $12 million in live earnings to his name according to the Hendon Mob database.

Other final table finishers

This week’s Super MILLION$ drew 182 entries, pushing the prize pool to $1.82 million. Other names making it through to the final table included ‘RUN_CMD’ (4th – $176,631), ‘J Andersson’ (5th – $143,187), and Artur Martirosian (6th – $116,076).

Rounding out the final nine were Pascal Hartmann (7th – $94,098), Julian Stuer (8th – $76,281) and Rui Ferreira (9th – $61,838).

GGPoker teamed up with PokerShares for a new feature at the Super MILLION$ final table, allowing spectators to bet on the winner. Aldemir, who entered final table action as the chip leader, garnered 200 bets at 2.95 odds to win before the final table began.

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