Surprise, Surprise! Addamo Holds Massive Super MILLION$ Chip Lead
The 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online may be at the forefront of every poker players’ minds right now, but there is another massive tournament that deserves some attention. The GGPoker Super MILLION$ where only nine players remain in contention for the $325,957 top prize.
|4||Ludovic “Gr4vyB04t” Geilich||Ireland||1,413,819||35.3|
|8||Sosia “Aunty_Ninja” Yiang||New Zealand||912,303||22.8|
Who will win this week's Super MILLION$? Watch the final table action here!
Michael Addamo, a three-time Super MILLION$ champion, sits down at the sixth final table of Season 2 with a colossal chip lead. Addamo could double-up any of his eight opponents and still have chips in his stack. The Canada-based Australian has 4,561,766 chips, or 114 big blinds. Isaac Haxton is Addamo’s nearest rival with a stack of 2,182,049 (54.6 big blinds).
Haxton won this event on July 7 and scooped $393,262. He then finished second on July 18 for an additional $201,950, so you could say he is in great form. Despite those recent impressive scores, Haxton played his way into this tournament via a $1,000 satellite!
Third place at the restart belongs to Aleksejs Ponakovs. The high roller regular sold 10.8% of his action at 1.1 markup to 18 stakers, so he will have the largest rail of the nine finalists. Ponakovs has now reached six Super MILLION$ final table, but a victory eludes him. A second-place finish on November 22, 2020, saw Ponakovs secure a $273,207 payout. Is this the week Ponakovs finally gets his win?
Ludovic “Gr4vyB04t” Geilich won two $1,000 satellites into this event, giving him two shots at glory. The popular grinder used his second bullet to great effect as it helped him reach the final table fourth in chips. The last time Geilich reached a Super MILLION$ final table was on November 1, 2020, when he finished fourth for $150,212. He will hope for a similar result this time around.
Former Super MILLION$ champion “judd trump” is back for more, returning to the action fifth in chips. judd trump won the Super MILLION$ Anniversary Edition on June 14 and saw his bankroll swell by a colossal $976,379. he sits down with 30.3 big blinds at his disposal.
Look down at sixth place and you find Yuri Dzivielevski, who is yet another player at this final table who has emerged victoriously before. Dzivielevski won this event on March 23, and has navigated his way to the final table on nine occasions! He reached the final table last week but was the first player out of the door. The Brazilian sensation will not fancy a repeat performance tonight.
Uruguay’s Francisco Benitez has reached his first Super MILLION$ final table, albeit down in seventh-place with a 23 big blind stack. This is Bentiez’s fifth Super MILLION$ cash; he needed eighth-place or better to best his biggest Super MILLION$ score of $48,443.
New Zealand’s Sosia “Aunty_Ninja” Jiang is looking to become the first female Super MILLION$ champion, although she is going to need a lot of luck to achieve that goal. Jiang returns to the felt with 22.8 big blinds, which is not super short but it is hardly ideal when you consider her opponents. Still, Jiang knows her way around a poker table and is capable of causing an upset.
Bert Stevens is the man bringing up the rear when the cards are pitched at 6:00 p.m. BST on August 3. Stevens has won more than $900,000 from this event alone, thanks in part to banking $393,262 for his victory way back on September 27, 2020. Stevens has his work cut out for him if he wants to repeat that win because his 824,845 stack is the equivalent of 20.5 big blinds.