Event #6: Super High Roller $25,500, $2.5M Gtd.
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Davies and Eibinger Lead Final Nine in Super MILLION$ Week Event #6: $25,500 Super High Roller

zedmaster84 • Level 29: 25,000-50,000, 6,000 ante
Seth Davies

The joint-most expensive tournament of the 2021 GGPoker Super MILLION$ Week festival has reached the final table. In Event #6 Super High Roller with a price tag of $25,500, a field of 114 entries emerged to surpass the $2.5 million guarantee. Only the top 15 finishers received a portion of the $2.85 million prize pool and once the bubble burst, it didn't take long to set up the nine-handed final table.

American High Roller regular Seth Davies topped the leaderboard with a stack of 2,233,202, closely followed by Matthias Eibinger with 2,146,502. The next duo is also close in chips as Arsenii Malinov (1,874,837) and Aleksejs Ponakovs (1,739,135) are separated by just four big blinds.

Joao Vieira turned a max late entry into a stack of 1,294,484 while Jason Koon required a third entry to advance with a stack of 916,566. David Coleman (554,716), German player "REPTAR" (428,118), and Daniel Dvoress (212,440) completed the final table line-up.

Final Table Super MILLION$ Week Event #6 $25,500 Super High Roller

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Seth DaviesUnited States2,233,20274
2Matthias EibingerAustria2,146,50272
3Arsenii MalinovRussia1,874,83762
4Aleksejs PonakovsLatvia1,739,13558
5Joao VieiraPortugal1,294,48443
6Jason KoonUnited States916,56631
7David ColemanUnited States554,71618
8"REPTAR"Germany428,11814
9Daniel DvoressCanada212,4407

Among those who cashed but failed to make it to the final table were Chi Zhang, David Yan, Viacheslav Buldygin, Bruno Volkmann, Sami Kelopuro, and Jargo "bungakat" Alavali. Mike Watson ended up as the bubble boy and was one of many well-known top pros in the poker scene to make an appearance during the high stakes showdown.

The blinds for the final table will be rolled back to ensure an average of at least 40 big blinds and the action of the final table will be streamed on Tuesday, March 2, on the GGPoker Twitch channel.

The Action of the Day

Fedor Holz Poker Stream on Twitch
Fedor Holz Poker Stream on Twitch

More than 30 players were registered when the cards went in the air and among them was also GGPoker ambassador Fedor Holz. The "retired poker pro" was streaming his Super Sunday action including the $25,500 Super High Roller and enjoyed a decent start into the tournament, quickly becoming one of the early big stacks.

However, Holz ran out of steam after the registration closed and sent his stack over to Arsenii Malinov when he jammed ace-queen into pocket aces.

Another player to dominate the action at the tables was Michael Addamo. The Aussie quickly doubled after entering during the late registration and stormed to the top of the leaderboard by quite some margin. That all changed when he was caught bluffing in a big pot by Seth Davies. Addamo then sent the remainder of his chips over to Aleksejs Ponakovs.

In the final hour of late registration, the chips went flying and the all-in showdowns continued every other minute for an extended period. The very same thing happened after the registration closed, as most late entrants vanished in quick succession. It didn't take long to reach the final three tables and that's when everything finally slowed down.

Justin Bonomo sent his chips over to Davies and Guillaume Nolet jammed into aces to miss out on the money as well. The departures of Kyle Menard and Mike Watson made it three Canadians in a row with Watson ending up as the bubble boy after a tense hand-for-hand period.

Once the min-cash was secured, one short stack after the other faltered. Matthias Eibinger soared to a big stack thanks to a spectacular double elimination and it was all over for the night a few minutes later.

Matthias Eibinger
Late surge propels Matthias Eibinger into second place for the final table

Stay tuned for the conclusion of this event on March 2, as the PokerNews live reporting team will be back then to provide the action from start to finish.

Tags: Aleksejs PonakovsArsenii MalinovBruno VolkmannDaniel DvoressDavid ColemanFedor HolzJason KoonJoao VieiraJustin BonomoMatthias EibingerMichael AddamoMike WatsonSami KelopuroSeth DaviesViacheslav Buldygin