Day 2 completed
|Blinds||200,000 / 400,000|
Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 completed
The 2021 GG Spring Festival has officially concluded and the second-biggest online poker festival of all times so far has seen a fitting end in Event H-108: $10,300 Super MILLION$. Out of a field of 347 entries, only nine players returned for the final day. In the end, it was Markus Leikkonen who earned the largest slice of the $3,470,000 prize pool after defeating David Coleman in heads-up.
While the real name of Leikkonen may not be a staple hold in the poker scene, the Finnish poker pro is a nosebleed heads-up cash game specialist. And he certainly showcased his talents in a one-sided duel with Coleman to claim the top prize of $651,821. His opponent had to settle for a consolation prize of $502,622 while Brazil's Yuri Dzivielevski finished in third for $387,575.
Among the other finalists were several High Roller regulars of the live and online arena such as Christian Jeppsson, Daniel Dvoress, and Timothy Adams. Add to that the likes of Konstantin Maslak, "xyzpoker" and George Wolff, and it made for a thrilling conclusion of the tournament and series.
Final Result GGSF Event H-108: $10,300 Super MILLION$
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in USD)|
|2||David Coleman||United States||$502,622|
|7||George Wolff||United States||$137,028|
The final table was also live-streamed with cards-up coverage and commentary on the GGPoker.tv Twitch and YouTube channel. It lasted three hours and three quarters until Leikkonen's masterclass in heads-up concluded.
The action of the final day
Yuri Dzivielevski and Daniel Dvoress were the chip leaders when the final table kicked off but neither one was able to carry over the momentum for an extended period. In fact, a private duel emerged and they traded double-ups while the rest of the table were seemingly left as bystanders. That obviously changed as the blinds increased and new faces emerged at the top of the leaderboard.
Konstantin Maslak never got much going and lost a flip to Dzivielevski, who jumped back into contention. More than one hour passed until the elimination of "xyzpoker" and George Wolff became Leikkonen's first victim when ace-queen was no good versus ace-king in a preflop contest.
Timothy Adams was left short and busted to fellow Canadian High Roller regular Daniel Dvoress, who then bowed out against resurgent David Coleman. The American started the final table with just 11 blinds and scored several doubles. Coleman also knocked out Christian Jeppsson and emerged as the comfortable chip leader in three-handed play. Dzivielevski escaped from elimination once but found his fate in a flip against Leikkonen.
The duel for the last title of the series started with a small lead for Coleman but Leikkonen showed relentless aggression to pull into a commanding lead, getting paid off in bigger pots when he had it. Coleman won a flip to stay afloat for a few minutes but ultimately ran an ill-timed bluff to end the tournament as the runner-up.
That concludes the PokerNews coverage for the GG Spring Festival, which paid out more than $175 million in prize money.
Super MILLION$ During the 2021 GG Spring Festival
|Event||Guarantee||Entries||Prize Pool||Winner||Top Prize|
|H-05 Super MILLION$||$3,000,000||312||$3,120,000||Lev “LevMeAlone” Gottlieb||$586,074|
|GGSF Super MILLION$ ME-H||$10,000,000||1,089||$10,890,000||Joakim Andersson||$1,537,605|
|H-108 Super MILLION$||$3,000,000||347||$3,470,000||Markus Leikkonen||$651,821|
The action commenced with a button min-raise to 800,000 by David Coleman and Markus Leikkonen elected to defend the big blind. The flop brought and Leikkonen check-called for 860,000. That exact action repeated on the turn for 400,000 and Leikkonen also checked the river.
Coleman moved all-in for nearly two times the pot and jammed for 8,380,428, nearly 21 big blinds. Leikkonen snap-called and had set the trap with for sixes full. Coleman went down with a gusty bluff, holding just . The American poker pro had to settle for the runner-up spot and takes home $502,622.
For nosebleed heads-up cash game player Leikkonen, the festival ends with a victory and top prize of $651,821. A full recap of today's action is to follow.
Markus Leikkonen limped in and David Coleman raised to 1.4 million out of the big blind, earning a call from Leikkonen. On the flop, Coleman bet just 725,000 but it was enough to take it down right there.
David Coleman min-raised to 700,000 for Markusm Leikkonen to call out of the big blind. Leikkonen check-raised to 1,007,000 on the flop and Coleman filled up. The turn was bet by Leikkonen for 1,752,000 and once he picked up a call, Leikkonen jammed the river to take it sown.
Leikkonen jammed the next button and Coleman called all-in.
The flip went to Coleman on the runout as he spiked the queen right away.
David Coleman finally stopped the bleeding when an ace was good enough on a paired king-high board. However, the next major setback followed right after as the red-hot-running Markus Leikkonen pulled into a commanding lead.
It started with Coleman's button raise to 770,000 and Leikkonen defended. The flop was checked and Leikkonen led the turn for 1,075,800, earning a call. On the river, Leikkonen bet the pot for 3,781,600. Coleman called after brief consideration with for two pair but Leikkonen had the best of it with the .
The domination of Markus Leikkonen continues as David Coleman lost further ground. It was the first medium-sized showdown pot of the heads-up duel so far, which started with a button min-raise by Leikkonen and a call by Coleman.
On the flop, Coleman checked and Leikkonen bet 983,400 to earn a call. They then checked the turn and river, Leikkonen tabled and that beat the of Coleman.
Coleman also raised to 770,000 two hands later and folded to a three-bet.
Markus Leikkonen won three pots in a row, neither of which went to showdown. On the second hand, David Coleman raised to 770,000 and earned a call to see the flop. Leikkonen check-called for 537,900 to then check the turn, Coleman checked back.
Leikkonen bet the river for 2,705,800, the size of the pot, and Coleman let go.
Coleman won a pot only for Leikkonen to once more take it down with aggression thereafter. The Finn faced a bet worth 547,500 into 2,190,000 on the river. He raised to 2,190,000 and shut down Coleman once more.
Markus Leikkonen min-raised the button to 700,000 and picked up a call by David Coleman in the big blind. Coleman check-called for 350,000 on the flop and did so again for 1,445,400 on the turn.
With 5,080,800 in the middle, Coleman also elected to check the on the river. Leikkonen simply moved all-in and that won the pot.