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H-41: $25,500 Sunday 5 Million
Days:
12

Event Info

Buy-in $25,500
Prize Pool $5,050,000
Players 202

Level Info

Level 39
Blinds 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 25,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 9

Highlights

Highlights

Pedro Garagnani Eliminated in 8th Place ($146,119)

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Blinds 30,000/60,000

Joao Vieira opened to 126,000 from middle position and Sami Kelopuro snap-called on the cutoff. Pedro Garagnani three-bet to 492,000 and Vieira shoved 1,842,965. Action folded to Garagnani who called and the two tabled their hands.

Joao Vieira: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}
Pedro Garagnani: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}

The big slick was sitting pretty until a {q-Spades}{j-Spades}{5-Hearts} flop landed on the board, hitting Vieira with a pair of queens to take the lead. The {7-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} runout changed not a thing, sending the pot to Vieira as Garanani was left short.

Garagnani moved their last 32,998 into the pot during the next hand and Astedt raised everyone else out.

Pedro Garagnani: {6-Hearts}{2-Hearts}
Niklas Astedt: {k-Spades}{q-Spades}

The board rolled out {q-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{4-Spades}{3-Spades}{4-Diamonds} and Astedt easily took down the pot, eliminating Garagnani from this event.

Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
pt 3,961,930 1,631,930
Pedro Garagnani br
Pedro Garagnani
br Busted

Kelopuro Slams Yan Off the Pot

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Blinds 30,000/60,000

David Yan opened to 190,800 from the small blind and Sami Kelopuro defended his big blind to see the {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{6-Hearts} flop. Yan continued for 220,800, Kelopuro called and a {q-Spades} peeled off.

Both players checked through to the {j-Clubs} river where Kelopuro fired in 441,600. Yan quickly folded and Kelopuro pulled in the pot thanks to a river bet.

Sami Kelopuro fi
Sami Kelopuro
fi 3,125,000 445,000
David Yan nz
David Yan
nz 1,560,000 -490,000

Daniels Snags one from the Leader

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Blinds 25,000/50,000

Shawn Daniels opened to 115,000 from early position and Niklas Astedt bumped it up to 310,000 on the Canadian's left. Daniels called and the {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{8-Spades} flop landed on the virtual felt.

Both players checked to the {7-Hearts} turn where Daniels bet 245,190. Astedt hit the tank but ultimately, he let his hand go and Daniels pulled n a pot from the leader.

Niklas Astedt se
Niklas Astedt
se 4,969,579 18,979
Shawn Daniels us
Shawn Daniels
us 2,725,000 428,164

Wei Zhao Eliminated in 9th Place ($109,574)

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Wei Zhao
Wei Zhao

Blinds 25,000/50,000

Action fell on Pedro Garagnani who opened to 100,000 from middle position and Niklas Astedt called on the button. Wei Zhao shoved 127,885 from the big blind and both players called to see the {a-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds} flop.

Both players checked through to showdown with a {9-Hearts}{q-Spades} runout completing the board. Garagnani tabled {k-Spades}{10-Clubs} for king-high and Zhao then showed {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}, giving him a pair of nines.

The start of the day chipleader flipped over his {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} for the best hand with his pair of jacks to pull in the pot as Zhao was sent packing in ninth place.

Wei Zhao Eliminated in 9th Place
Wei Zhao Eliminated in 9th Place
Niklas Astedt se
Niklas Astedt
se 4,950,600 430,792
Pedro Garagnani br
Pedro Garagnani
br 1,940,000 -135,793
Wei Zhao cn
Wei Zhao
cn Busted

Shuffle Up and Deal

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The tournament has now begun and players will be starting on 25,000/50,000 blind levels.

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Niklas AstedtSweden4,519,80890
2Sami KelopuroFinland2,670,49453
3Joao VieiraPortugal2,475,46450
4Shawn DanielsUnited States2,296,83646
5Jason KoonUnited States2,188,45244
6David YanNew Zealand2,140,92043
7Pedro GaragnaniBrazil2,075,79342
8Sam GreenwoodCanada1,692,34734
9Wei ZhaoChina139,8853

A Champion Will be Crowned Today in GG Spring Festival Event H-41: $25,500 Sunday 5 Million

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Niklas Astedt
Niklas Astedt

The 2021 GG Spring Festival will now see another champion crowned as the final table of Event H-41: $25,500 is set to kick-off within the hour. A guarantee-breaking 202 entries showed up for this event, creating a first-place prize worth $1,095,741 that all of the finalists will be clawing to get.

Of the nine that remain, it is red-hot Niklas Astedt who has been finding plenty of online success as of late. Astedt will be starting the day with 4,519,808, having a comfortable lead above his competition. The closest behind is Samie Kelopuro with a healthy-sized stack of 2,670,494. Rounding out the top five are well-knowns Joao Vieira (2,475,464), Shawn Daniels (2,296,836), and Jason Koon (2,188,452).

On the lower end of the totem pole are David Yan (2,140,920), Pedro Garagnani (2,075,793), and Sam Greenwood (1,692,347). Coming into the final day as the shorty is Wei Zhao who dropped a chip lead pot during the last hand of the night and he will be sitting with just 139,885 to start the final day.

Final Table Chips H-41: $25,500 Sunday 5 Million

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Niklas AstedtSweden4,519,80890
2Sami KelopuroFinland2,670,49453
3Joao VieiraPortugal2,475,46450
4Shawn DanielsUnited States2,296,83646
5Jason KoonUnited States2,188,45244
6David YanNew Zealand2,140,92043
7Pedro GaragnaniBrazil2,075,79342
8Sam GreenwoodCanada1,692,34734
9Wei ZhaoChina139,8853

Big Blinds based on the final table roll-back to ensure an average of at least 40 blinds

To secure an average stack of at least 40 big blinds, the levels will be reverted back. The first day of this event saw 15-minute levels whereas now, each level will contain 20 hands for the remainder of this event until someone is dubbed a winner.

All of the remaining nine players are guaranteed to pull in at least $109,574 with all looking to secure that hefty $1,095,741. Deals are permitted at this final table so nothing is set in stone, leaving room for a number of unexpected outcomes.

Upon returning to their seats at 8:00 p.m. GMT, the nine finalists will draw for their seats in order of chip count from lowest to highest. Once the table draw has been completed, play will commence and the PokerNews team will be bringing all of the updates along the way, so stay tuned as the action unfolds.

Remaining Payouts

Place         Prize (in USD)
1         $1,095,741
2         $821,689
3         $616,180
4         $462,070
5         $346,504
6         $259,841
7         $194,853
8         $146,119
9         $109,574