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Artur Martirosian has done it once again at GGPoker. The Russian shipped the one-day GGSF H-91 Thursday Thrill Bounty for $326,273 including a whopping $212,500 in bounties after besting Christian Rudolph in heads-up play.
This is just one of many big achievements Martirosian has accomplished at GGPoker where his GGPoker-exclusive PokerCraft player profile had him at $12.3 million in online tournament cashes at GGPoker alone.
Martirosian had to battle through a tough final table as it not only featured Rudolph but also the likes of Yuri Dzivielevski, Joni Jouhkimainen, Bruno Volkmann, Benjamin Rolle, Konstantin Maslak, and Andrii Derzhypilskiy.
The event itself was another success story for GGPoker as it attracted 157 entries to generate a $1,570,000 prize pool to smash the tournament's $1 million guarantee.
GGSF H-91: $10,300 Thursday Thrill Bounty Final Table Results
Action of the Day
By the time late registration closed there were 37 players remaining out of a field of 157 entries with 20 guaranteed at least a min-cash of $15,805 in addition to any bounties snagged along the way.
Before long, Ottomar Ladva eliminated "jakedini" on the bubble and the action was in the money. Ladva had a stack after this hand but couldn't hang on until the final table. Dario Sammartino also made it far but just missed out on the final table when his ace-queen didn't hold against Rolle's ace-seven suited.
Final Table Action
The final table began with Rolle as the table captain and eventual champion Martirosian in third place. Very soon into the action, Jouhkimainen ousted Derzhypilskiy in ninth place, and very shortly after that, Martirosian had his first final table lead.
Rudolph then eliminated both "iGotQuads" in seventh place and Maslak in eighth place by coming up on the winning ends of flips before Martirosian won a flip of his own against Rolle to send him off in sixth place.
Perhaps the biggest cooler of the final table came the very next hand. Volkmann got his stack in against Martirosian with both players holding king-queen. Martirosian held a club in his hand and four clubs rolled out on the board to oust Volkman in fifth place.
Rudolph was back to eliminating opponents in flip situations and sent Jouhkimainen to the rail in fourth place when his nines were good against king-queen and shortly after Rudolph sent Dzivielevski to the rail as well in third place leaving him heads-up against Martirosian for the big bounty waiting for the winner at the end.
Martirosian never gave up the chip lead he had when it went from eight players down to two but it wasn't all smooth sailing heads-up against Rudolph as he gave his opponent the chip lead despite starting the heads-up battle with a 3:2 chip advantage.
The penultimate hand of the tournament decided the fate of both players. Martirosian held ten-eight suited with two eights on the board with the river still to come and shoved over Rudolph's bet with rockets for two pair. Rudolph didn't hit an ace to save his tournament life and will have to settle for the tasty runner-up prize of $197,211 including $83,594 in bounties.
Meanwhile, a huge congrats to Artur Martirosian for another epic win at GGPoker!
Christian Rudolph opened for 350,000 from the button before he called a raised by Artur Martirosian to 1,330,000.
Rudolph called a bet of 675,000 by Martirosian on the flop. Martirosian checked the turn and Rudolph bet 1.7 million. Martirosian jammed and Rudolph called off for 5.6 million.
The river didn't help Rudolph get back into the hand and he was left with just a handful of big blinds.
He lost that while ahead with to when a nine hit the board.
Christian Rudolph collected $197,210 for second place including $83,594 in bounties.
Meanwhile, a huge congrats is in order for Artur Martirosian for shipping the GGSF H-$92 $10,300 Thursday Thriller for $326,273, which includes $212,500 in bounties.
Stay tuned for the recap of the Thursday Thriller here at PokerNews.
Artur Martirosian has won five small pots in a row to even up the stacks.
Christian Rudolph completed from the button before he called a raise to 420,000 by Artur Martirosian from the big blind.
Rudolph called a bet of 420,000 on the flop. Martirosian bet 1 million on the turn before he called a jam to 3.6 million by Rudolph.
The river improved Martirosian to a flush but it also improved Rudolph to a full house for him to win a huge hand.
Christian Rudolph opened for 300,000 from the button and Artur Martirosian called.
Both players checked the flop. Martirosian bet 477,000 on the turn and for 1,192,500 on the river and Rudolph called down twice.
Rudolph showed which wasn't enough to win the hand with Martirosian holding .