Astedt Among Big Winners As Super MILLION$ Week Kicks Off

Niklas Astedt

GGPoker is known for hosting some massive tournaments every Sunday but January 23 was off the charts. Super MILLION$ Week kicked off in style, which increased traffic in the site’s high stakes events, and created some jaw-dropping prizes.

Niklas Astedt added yet another high roller title to his already impressive poker resume when he bossed his way through a 35-player field in a $10,300 buy-in tournament. The compact field meant only the top five players received a slice of the $350,000 prize pool, so spare a thought for sixth-place finisher Yuri Dzivielevski who popped the money bubble.

Nick Petrangelo, fresh from crushing the latter stages of the Stairway to Millions festival, finished in fifth for $36,286 before Michael Addamo fell in fourth for $48,388. Pablo Silva, who finished second in last week’s Super MILLION$ for $346,106, saw this tournament end in a third-place finish worth $64,527.

Silva’s exit left Astedt heads-up against British superstar Stephen Chidwick. Astedt rarely loses when he finds himself in this position, so it was unsurprising to see the Swede walk away with the $114,748 top prize, resigning Chidwick to an $86,048 consolation prize.

High Rollers: Sunday $10,300 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Niklas AstedtSweden$114,748
2Stephen ChidwickCanada$86,048
3Pablo SilvaBrazil$64,527
4Michael AddamoCanada$48,388
5Nick PetrangeloCanada$36,286

Dvoress Takes Down a $10,300 Event For $130K

Daniel Dvoress
Daniel Dvoress

Another $10,300 event saw 43 players take to the GGPoker virtual felt, and Daniel Dvoress was the last man standing. The tournament distributed its $430,000 prize pool to the top six finishers. However, Mikita Badziakouski bought in before the tournament started so was protected by the Early Bird bubble feature, and received his $10,300 buy-in back when he bubbled in seventh.

Lev "LevMeAlone" Gottlieb was the first in-the-money player; he scooped $31,019. "Machitos !!" of Cyprus and Andras Nemeth were the final table’s next casualties. They walked away with prizes worth $41,364 and $55,160, respectively.

The penultimate elimination was that of Stephen Chidwick, who claimed the $73,557 third-place prize. This left Michael Addamo in a one-on-one battle with Dvoress, which the latter emerged victoriously from. Addamo’s runner-up finish came with a $98,091 payout, while Dvoress netted $130,806.

High Rollers: Sunday $10,300 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Daniel DvoressCanada$130,806
2Michael AddamoCanada$98,091
3Stephen ChidwickCanada$73,557
4Andras NemethHungary$55,160
5Machitos !!Cyprus$41,364
6Lev "LevMeAlone" GottliebMexico$31,019
7Mikita BadziakouskiThailandT$10,300

"bill2021" Bulldozes Their Way to a $470K Payday

The largest haul of January 23 went to Brazil’s "bill2021" courtesy of the Samba star taking down the $25,500 Sunday Million Super High Roller. Some 80 players bought in with the top ten finishers sharing the $2 million prize pool.

Daniel Dvoress burst the money bubble, locking in a $54,347 min-cash for the surviving players. Christian Rudolph saw his tournament end in tenth place, which set a star-studded final table.

Isaac Haxton, fresh from his Super MILLION$ victory last week, crashed out in ninth here. Orpen Kisacikoglu, Joao Vieira, Timothy Nuter and high-stakes cash guru Wiktor Malinowski also dusted off their stacks.

Artur Martirosian added $228,488 to his lifetime winnings following his exit in fourth-place. Juan Dominguez joined the Cyprus-based Russian shortly after and reeled in a $290,276 prize.

bill2021 and India’s Rahul Byrraju fought it out heads-up for the title and serious top prize. The heads-up duo neglected to strike a deal despite a $100,000 difference in prize money. This meant Byrraju walked away with $368,772 when he busted in second, which left bill2021 to head into the night with $468,496 for company.

$25,500 Sunday Million SHR Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1bill2021Brazil$468,496
2Rahul ByrrajuIndia$368,772
3Juan DominguezAndorra$290,276
4Artur MartirosianCyprus$228,488
5Wiktor MalinowskiMacau$179,853
6Timothy NuterCanada$141,569
7Joao VieiraBrazil$111,435
8Orpen KisacikogluAustria$87,715
9Isaac HaxtonCanada$69,044

Other Notable Scores From GGPoker on January 23

Elio Fox
Elio Fox netted a six-figure prize

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