Short Deck specialist finds a standard deck win in the Super MILLION$

Geoff Fisk
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Posted on: April 7, 2021 7:32 pm EDT

Lev Gottlieb wins GG Spring Festival Super MILLION$ for $586,074

This week’s special GG Spring Festival edition of the $10,300 buy-in Super MILLION$ featured the typical final table lineup of crushers in the traditional No-Limit Hold’em format. In the end, however, a Short Deck expert emerged with the win and a super-sized payday.

Lev ‘LevMeAlone’ Gottlieb earned his first Super MILLION$ title, wrapping up the win Tuesday over a field of 312 entries. Gottlieb took home $586,074 for the win as the first week of the GG Spring Festival plays on.

Gottlieb is no stranger to poker’s most popular game, as Super MILLION$ Episode 43 marked his 19th appearance in the weekly GGPoker tournament. He’s better known for his Short Deck prowess, however, with a resume that includes a WSOP bracelet win from the $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em Championship in last year’s GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events series.

Tuesday marked Gottlieb’s first final table run in the Super MILLION$, and he finished the deal with a win that awarded his biggest career cash at GGPoker.

GG Spring Festival Event #H-05 Super MILLION$ Final Table Results

FinishPlayer NamePlaying FromPrize
1Lev ‘LevMeAlone’ GottliebMexico$586,074
2Pedro GaragnaniBrazil$451,926
3Matthias ‘ILUCKuHARD’ LippAustria$348,482
4Jordan ‘PiePie’ CristosUnited Kingdom$268,717
5Juan Pardo DominguezSpain$207,209
6Christian RudolphGermany$159,780
7Damian SalasArgentina$123,207
8Andrea DatoItaly$95,006
9Aliaksei BoikaBelarus$73,259
*Real player names courtesy of PokerNews

Gottlieb tops a final table that includes Dominguez, Salas

Gottlieb entered Tuesday’s final table with a big chip lead, sitting on more than 100 big blinds. He rode that massive stack to a tournament win, topping Pedro Garagnani (2nd – $451,926) in the heads-up duel for the title.

Gottlieb’s run to the championship was no easy task, as a roster of elite tournament players awaited at the final table. Among those names were Juan Pardo Dominguez (5th – $207,209) and Christian Rudolph (6th – $159,780).

2020 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Damian Salas (7th – $123,307) came up short of adding his first Super MILLION$ title to the resume. Other notable names among the final nine included Aliaksei Boika (9th – $73,259), who made his second consecutive final table appearance.

Super MILLION$ Episode 43 played as an official GG Spring Festival event. All upcoming editions of the weekly $10,300 tournament are also included as part of the series.

Next week’s Super MILLION$ features one of the biggest guaranteed prize pools in the history of the series, with $10 million in promised prize money on the line.

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