Menard posts second six-figure cash this week with the victory
Kyle Menard continued a week of big scores on the GGPoker network, coming away with a six-figure payday for the second time in a four-day span. Menard’s latest big run came in the High Rollers Week $10,300 Super MILLION$, which saw the player lock in the win and a $628,892 payout.
The GGPoker Super MILLION$ High Roller has emerged as must-see content for the poker community, as the weekly $10,300 buy-in tournament guarantees $1.5 million and plays out with cards-up streaming coverage on the GGPoker.TV each Tuesday.
This week’s Super MILLION$ saw the prize pool upped to $3 million, and took place as Event #2 in the GGPoker High Rollers Week series. In line with previous editions of the Super MILLION$, the High Rollers Week edition of the tournament brought out a loaded field and produced a final table full of some of poker’s best.
Menard outdueled Finland’s Eelis Parssinen in the final heads-up battle, which lasted just three hands. Parssinen (2nd – $ 472,222) took home his biggest ever GGPoker score with the second-place finish.
The final hand of the tournament began with Menard and Parssinen almost even in chips, with the blinds at 150,000/300,000. Menard opened to 750,000 with Q♠J♦, and got a call from Parssinen with Q♦7♠.
Both players hit top pair on the 9♣Q♥6♠ flop, and Parssinen check-called a bet for 785,000. The 4♠ hit on the turn, and Parssinen once again check-called, this time for 3,140,000.
The river fell 3♣, Parssinen checked for a third time, and Menard shoved, having his opponent covered. Parssinen called off his remaining 8,839,000, but saw his top pair outkicked by Menard’s queen-jack.
Menard’s $628,892 payday adds to an already successful week on GGPoker. Menard finished third Sunday in the Battle of Malta $5,250 High Roller Championship for $235,088.
Other top finishers
Canada’s Philippe D’Auteuil (3rd – $354,582) came away with his best-ever showing at the Super MILLION$. A regular in the weekly High Roller event, D’Auteuil’s third-place run marked his fourth Super MILLION$ final table appearance, and qualified for the High Roller Week edition of the event through a $100 satellite.
Daniel Colpoys (4th – $266,248) earned his best Super MILLION$ finish to date, cashing for the third time in 11 appearances in the tournament. The Canadian Colpoys went over the $1.3 million mark in GGPoker earnings with the fourth-place showing.
All-time poker tournament great Timothy Adams (5th – $199,020) finally broke through with his first Super MILLION$ final table appearance. This week’s tournament marked the 19th Super MILLION$ Adams has played, and proved to finally be the one that saw the high-stakes fixture advance to the final nine.
Adams stands at No. 20 on the Hendon Mob all-time live tournament earnings list, with $24,330,801 in cashes. The Canadian bowed out at the hands of Colpoys, setting up the final four players to battle it out for the title.
Other top finishers included ‘fab5’ (6th – $150,116), ‘goldfish55’ (7th – $112,719), ‘PidrPan’ (8th – $84,638), and Stephen Chidwick (9th – $63,552).
The High Roller Week edition of the Super MILLION$ drew 291 total entries, with the $3 million guarantee doubling the normal promised prize pool of $1.5 million. Next week’s Super MILLION$ plays as Event #18: Super MILLION$ Main Event, the centerpiece of the High Rollers Weeks series, and guarantees $5 million.
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