Lev "LevMeAlone" Gottlieb came out of nowhere to win a bracelet at last summer's online World Series of Poker on GGPoker. He's now in great position to add a $10,300 Super MILLION$ title after bagging the chip lead on Day 1 of the opening weekend of GG Spring Festival.
Gottlieb raced ahead of his opponents late to head to the final table with over 8 million in chips, good for slightly more than 100 big blinds after a one-level rollback thanks to the generous structure. He won a key three-way all in late when aces held up against ace-queen suited and pocket eights during the final two tables.
Other contenders remaining out of the 312-entry field — which just did nudge past the $3 million guarantee — include second-place stack Jordan "PiePie" Cristos, online high roller star Chris Rudolph and 2020 WSOP champion Damian Salas.
|1||Jordan "PiePie" Cristos"||5,428,124||67|
|6||Lev "LevMeAlone" Gottlieb||8,062,633||100|
Some of the players who did advance into the money — 35 spots — in the unlimited reentry event included Niklas Astedt, Joao Vieira, Wiktor Malinowski, Ole Schemion and Mustapha Kanit, who bubbled the final table on an all-in semibluff that didn't get there.
The remaining players will have a day off on Monday to study up and get prepped before the streamed final table on GGPoker's channels takes place Tuesday. Everyone has locked up $73,259 for ninth and they're all looking up at a juicy $586,075 first-place prize.
Follow the action on Tuesday with live reporting here on PokerNews and livestreamed action from the operator to see who snags the title.