Nick Petrangelo comes up short in quest for first Super MILLION$ title

Nick Petrangelo comes up short in quest for first Super MILLION$ title
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Geoff Fisk
Posted on: December 23, 2020 10:10 PST

‘Xingyun888’ wins this week’s GGPoker Super MILLION$; Petrangelo takes third

There isn’t much Nick Petrangelo hasn’t done in the world of high-stakes tournament poker. Adding “Super MILLION$ champion” to his resume, however, will have to wait at least another week.

Petrangelo’s first Super MILLION$ final table appearance ended with the high-roller tournament fixture coming up two spots short of the win. ‘Xingyun88’ started with the final table chip lead and ended with Super MILLION$ championship, winning $381,242 Tuesday in the GGPoker $10,300 buy-in weekly High Roller event.

‘Xingyun88’ outdueled Aleksei Barkov (2nd - $300,962) in heads-up play. Petrangelo (3rd - $237,587) made his deepest run yet in the weekly Super MILLION$, with the third-place finish vaulting his career earnings at GGPoker to nearly $1.8 million.

Super MILLION$ Episode 28 final table results

Place Player Name Playing From Payout
1 ‘Xingyun88’ Ireland $381,242
2 Aleksei Barkov Russia $300,962
3 Nick Petrangelo Canada $237,587
4 Julian Stuer Poland $187,557
5 Daniel Dvoress Canada $148,063
6 Simon Higgins United Kingdom $116,884
7 Anatoly Filatov Russia $92,272
8 Marius Gierse Austria $72,842
9 Vlad Martynenko Ukraine $57,503

Petrangelo, Stuer, Dvoress headline stacked final table

As per usual, the GGPoker Super MILLION$ High Roller drew a field stuffed with poker’s toughest competition. A total of 195 entries registered for Episode 28 of the weekly tournament.

GGPoker pushed the prize pool to $2 million this week, adding $500,000 to the normal $1.5 million guarantee. The first day of the two-day event ended with ‘Xingyun88’ and Petrangelo as the top two chip stacks going into final table play.

Petrangelo drew more betting handle than ‘Xingyun88’ going into the final table, despite a solid chip advantage over Petrangelo and the rest of the field. PokerShares sets odds and allows betting on all final table participants each week for the Super MILLION$.

The $381,242 payday marked the biggest career finish on GGPoker by far for ‘Xingyun88.’ Prior to this week’s Super MILLION$, the Ireland-based player’s earnings stood at $133,640 at the online poker network.

Nick Petrangelo Nick Petrangelo made his deepest career Super MILLION$ run this week. (Image source: Flickr/World Poker Tour) Joe Giron/www.pokerphotoarchive.

Poland’s Julian Stuer (4th - $187,557), like Petrangelo, made his deepest run yet in a Super MILLION$ High Roller this week. Tuesday marked Stuer’s second Super MILLION$ final table appearance and pushed his career GGPoker earnings over the $2.25 million mark.

Daniel Dvoress (5th - $148,063) sat at the final table as yet another world-class combatant for eventual champion ‘Xingyun88’ to overcome. 

Dvoress has played in 27 of the 28 Super MILLION$ events, with Tuesday representing his third final table appearance. The $148,063 and fifth-place finish mark new highs in the Super MILLION$ for Dvoress, whose GGPoker earnings now stand at nearly $5.5 million.

Other final table finishers included Simon Higgins (6th - $116,884), Anatoly Filatov (7th - $92,272), Marius Gierse (8th - $72,242), and Vlad Martynenko (9th - $57,503).

One more edition of the Super MILLION$ runs before 2020 closes out. The weekly $10,300 buy-in tournament runs every Sunday at GGPoker, playing down to the final table.

The final table then resumes Tuesday, streamed live on the GGPoker Twitch channel. Since its inception in mid-2020, the Super MILLION$ has emerged as one of the most star-studded weekly events in the realm of online poker.

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