Day 2 completed
|Blinds||80,000 / 160,000|
Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 completed
The first seven-figure payday of the 2021 GG Spring Festival has been granted and it was Guillaume Nolet to open the record-breaking series in style. Nolet defeated Andras Nemeth in the heads-up of Event H-06: $25,500 Sunday Five Million to score the top prize of $1,084,892. Runner-up Nemeth had to settle for a consolation prize of $813,554 out of a field of 198 entries.
The joint most expensive tournament of the festival came up short of the ambitious $5 million guarantee by just $50,000 and eight of the nine finalists earned six-figure prizes. With so much money on the line, it still only took fewer than two and a half hours to determine a champion in French-Canadian Nolet.
Among the other finalists were also Francisco "VaPaCooler" Benitez, Raise Your Edge founder Benjamin Rolle, Pokercode co-founder Matthias Eibinger, Elio Fox, Yuri Dzivielevski, "FlowTao" and Juan Pardo Dominguez.
Final Result GG Spring Festival Event H-06: $25,500 Sunday Five Million
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in USD)|
|3||Francisco "VaPaCooler" Benitez||Uruguay||$610,079|
|6||Elio Fox||United States||$257,268|
|9||Juan Pardo Dominguez||Spain||$108,489|
Action of the Final Day
Andras Nemeth entered the final table with more than two times as many chips as his nearest follower Guillaume Nolet. The middle of the pack was quite crowned with several players separated by a few big blinds only. The cards were barely in the air when Juan Pardo Dominguez was sent to the rail already.
Coming into the final table as the shortest stack on 13 and a half blinds, Pardo lost a flip with pocket sevens against the ace-queen of Matthias Eibinger. Another three contenders bowed out before the first break. Georgia's "FlowTao" ran into the flopped trips of Nemeth and Yuri Dzivielevski also came up short against the Hungarian.
Nolet notched up his elimination when ace-four suited got there to beat the ace-queen of Elio Fox. That vaulted the Canadian into second place. Eibinger was never able to get much going on the final table and his run ended in fifth place. Nolet did the work once more, coming out on top of a flip with eights versus ace-queen.
Down to the final four players, the stacks were very balanced for a short period and Benjamin Rolle even took over the lead for a few hands. However, Nolet vaulted into the top spot and knocked out the German poker coach when his ace-deuce made trips when facing pocket nines in a preflop contest.
That hand cemented the overwhelming lead for Nolet, who needed just another 15 minutes to close it out. First, he sent Francisco "VaPaCooler" Benitez out in third place when turning a superior pair.
Nemeth was never able to close the gap despite one double up and ultimately fell short of victory when he called a river-jam with pocket tens on a paired king-high board. Nolet had flopped the superior pair with king-queen and emerged as the first player with a seven-figure score.
Plenty of other high-stakes contests will follow in the weeks to come, most notably another eight $25,500 High Rollers including two Sunday Five Million editions. The PokerNews team will provide live updates from selected highlight events throughout the record-setting festival.
Guillaume Nolet once again applied his limping strategy and Andras Nemeth raised to 560,000 out of the big blind, which resulted in a call from Nolet.
The flop brought and Nemeth continued for 290,000, Nolet stuck around.
Nemeth slowed down and checked the turn, prompting a bet of 880,000 by Nolet and a call.
On the river, Nemeth checked with 2,488,520 behind and Nolet moved all-in. Nolet used more than two minutes of his remaining time bank and eventually called it off with . It was no good, as Nolet's reigned supreme to end the tournament.
Nemeth had to settle for "just" $813,554 while Nolet becomes the first millionaire of the festival, taking home $1,084,892.
A recap of today's action is to follow.
Guillaume Nolet limped in and Andras Nemeth raised to 432,000. Nolet ripped it in and Nemeth snap-called for the 1,412,260 he had behind.
The board ran out and Nemeth held onto his lead to double.
The following hands saw chips traded back and forth with Nemeth pulling a few further chips back.
Guillaume Nolet raised to 320,000 and Andras Nemeth filled up. On the flop, Nemeth check-called for 224,400 and that ended the betting action. The turn and river were checked and Nolet's was beaten by Nemeth's .
Nolet then limp-called for 560,000 and they checked to the river. Nolet bet 765,600 and Nemeth tank-called with . Nolet had that crushed with and won the pot.
Guillaume Nolet opened to 416,000 out of the small blind and Francisco "VaPaCooler" Benitez came along from the big blind. On a flop, Nolet checked and called a bet worth 223,000 by Benitez.
The turn brought Nolet's bet of 288,000 and a call from Benitez.
Nolet led the river for 1,263,240 and Benitez called for the last 1,118,398. Nolet revealed and Benitez hit the rail with , taking home $610,079.
Several medium-sized pots followed as Guillaume Nolet and Andras Nemeth split them up. It was then Benjamin Rolle who raised to 308,000 on the button and Nolet piled it in from the small blind for nearly 10.5 million. Rolle called for the 2,767,208 he had behind.
The hot streak of Nolet continued on the flop. He improved to trips on the turn while Rolle now picked up flush outs. What followed was the blank river and Rolle was eliminated in 4th place.
Andras Nemeth capped off a three-hand winning streak by taking down a pot against Guillaume Nolet. It was a min-raised pot big blind versus button on which he check-called for 224,000 on the flop. The turn was checked and Nemeth check-called the river for 476,000.
Nolet was semi-bluffing with as Nemeth dragged in the pot with .
One hand later, another min-raised pot was triggered by Nolet from under the gun and Nemeth filled up from the small blind. On the flop, Nolet fired a bet of 508,200 and Nemeth check-called.
The turn was checked and Nemeth check-called the river for 1,319,024. He turned over for a set of eights but Nolet had that beat with for a ten-high straight.
Benjamin Rolle limped the small blind and Guillaume Nolet checked from the big blind. Rolle then called for 252,000 on the flop to lead the turn for 281,820, which Nolet called.
Rolle also bet the river for 924,994 and Nolet let go.
Nolet got the chips back shortly after from Andras Nemeth when he min-raised the button. Nemeth check-called once for 280,000 on the flop and check-folded the turn to a larger bet worth 910,000.