2021 GG Spring Festival PokerStars SCOOP 2021 888poker WPTDeepStacks London partypoker Sunday LIVE
Event #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER, $5M GTD, $1M to 1st

Event Info

Prize Pool $8,976,075
Players 6299

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 2,500,000 / 5,000,000
Ante 500,000

Caio "Ez4ENCE" De Almeida is Back in Action

KaleGozer • Level 30: 2,000,000-4,000,000, 400,000 ante
Big Double for De Almeida
Big Double for De Almeida

Caio "Ez4ENCE" De Almeida shoved twice in a row, from the cutoff and under the gun, and picked up the blinds and antes uncontested.

The next hand, Daniel Dvoress open-shoved from the cutoff and De Almeida, after a long tank, called all in for 31,834,184 in the big blind.

Caio "Ez4ENCE" De Almeida: {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}
Daniel Dvoress: {k-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

Given what's at stake, was a massive race and the flip landed in De Almeida's favor, rivering a straight on a {8-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{9-Spades}{3-Hearts}{10-Spades} board for a hugely important double-up.

Daniel Dvoress ca 110,842,231 -43,834,184
Caio "Ez4ENCE" De Almeida BR 75,668,368 46,234,184

Another Double-Up, This Time for Nugent

KaleGozer • Level 30: 2,000,000-4,000,000, 400,000 ante

Another open-shove from Daniel Dvoress, this time from the cutoff, was met by resistance from Michael "MrFabulous" Nugent on the button. The second Canadian at the final table called all in for 12,644,398 total.

Michael "MrFabulous" Nugent: {a-Hearts}{5-Hearts}
Daniel Dvoress: {j-Hearts}{8-Hearts}

The {q-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} flop immediately gave Nugent a near mortal lock on the hand, making the {a-Spades} turn and {8-Spades} merely for the statistics.

Daniel Dvoress ca 154,676,415 -7,844,398
Michael "MrFabulous" Nugent CA 33,288,796 9,944,398

Filatov Doubles Through Dvoress

KaleGozer • Level 30: 2,000,000-4,000,000, 400,000 ante

While the majority of pots are still going to overwhelming chip leader Daniel Dvoress, Russian pro Anatoly "Mr_Deer" Filatov was able to take a few chips back after winning an all-in situation.

Dvoress had ripped it in from under the gun holding the {a-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and Filatov called all in for 11,477,937 in the big blind holding {3-Spades}{3-Clubs}. The board {k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{5-Clubs} was safe for Filatov to double up.

In the next hand, Filatov open-shoved the small blind and Dvoress folded the big blind.

Daniel Dvoress ca 162,520,813 -4,677,937
Anatoly "Mr_Deer" Filatov RU 40,555,874 24,277,937

Lucky Eight Saves Caio "Ez4ENCE" De Almeida

KaleGozer • Level 30: 2,000,000-4,000,000, 400,000 ante
De Almeida gets there
De Almeida gets there

In the previous hands, Daniel Dvoress kept up his aggression to pick up more pots to move up to 150M in chips. With Dvoress now opting to fold first to act, Alejandro "pepealas" Caridad took the opportunity to shove all in for 98,453,870 covering all remaining players. Caio "Ez4ENCE" De Almeida called all in one seat over for 9,717,092 total.

Alejandro "pepealas" Caridad: {a-Diamonds}{9-Spades}
Caio "Ez4ENCE" De Almeida: {a-Hearts}{8-Clubs}

It appeared to be all over for De Almeida after the {k-Spades}{q-Hearts}{4-Clubs} flop and {a-Clubs} turn, but the {8-Spades} river was one of the three outs he needed to escape elimination.

After the hand, Dvoress won two more pots uncontested worth 8M each.

Daniel Dvoress ca 167,198,750 37,200,000
Alejandro "pepealas" Caridad AR 86,736,778 -6,917,092
Caio "Ez4ENCE" De Almeida BR 29,434,184 -3,482,908
Michael "MrFabulous" Nugent CA 23,344,398 -12,099,895
Anatoly "Mr_Deer" Filatov RU 16,277,937 -16,800,010

Insane Pot at GGPoker High-Stakes Cash Game

KaleGozer • Level 30: 2,000,000-4,000,000, 400,000 ante
Insane pot at GGPoker
Insane pot at GGPoker

While most of the focus on GGPoker for both players and observers has been on the ongoing World Series of Poker bracelet events, high-stakes cash action has been popping as well.

Never was that more clear than on Monday, when a wild hand went down, one that wouldn't have looked out of place in a James Bond movie scene.

Check out all the details of this insane pot

Neville "NevSlater" Endo Costa Eliminated in 6th Place ($288,356)

KaleGozer • Level 30: 2,000,000-4,000,000, 400,000 ante
Endo Costa is eliminated in 6th place
Endo Costa is eliminated in 6th place

Neville "NevSlater" Endo Costa raised to 8,000,000 from early position, leaving a little over a milly behind. Daniel Dvoress was in the big blind and reraised to get the remainder in the middle.

Neville "NevSlater" Endo Costa: {a-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}
Daniel Dvoress: {j-Spades}{6-Diamonds}

Dvoress spiked two jacks during the {j-Hearts}{9-Spades}{9-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{9-Hearts} to easily win the hand and force Endo Costa out in 6th place.

Daniel Dvoress ca 129,998,750 12,632,236
Neville "NevSlater" Endo Costa br Busted

Ronny Kaiser Eliminated in 7th Place ($207,644)

KaleGozer • Level 30: 2,000,000-4,000,000, 400,000 ante
Ronny Kaiser
Ronny Kaiser

Ronny Kaiser shoved all in for 6,259,994 in the cutoff and Anatoly "Mr_Deer" Filatov came over the top on the button to force the blinds out.

Ronny Kaiser: {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}
Anatoly "Mr_Deer" Filatov: {a-Spades}{j-Spades}

This time, the overcards would hit on a {j-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} board to end Kaiser's short stack spiel in 7th place worth $207,644.

Ronny Kaiser eliminated
Ronny Kaiser eliminated
Anatoly "Mr_Deer" Filatov RU 33,077,947 12,260,004
Ronny Kaiser ch Busted

Nugent Doubles Through Filatov

KaleGozer • Level 30: 2,000,000-4,000,000, 400,000 ante

Michael "MrFabulous" Nugent raised to 12,000,000, leaving himself with a few scraps behind. Anatoly "Mr_Deer" Filatov reraised all in for the rest in the big blind and Nugent called.

Michael "MrFabulous" Nugent: {3-Spades}{3-Clubs}
Anatoly "Mr_Deer" Filatov: {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}

Not for the first time tonight, the pocket pair ended up with the best of it as the board ran out {8-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{k-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades} for a double-up.

Michael "MrFabulous" Nugent CA 35,444,293 18,922,094
Anatoly "Mr_Deer" Filatov RU 20,817,943 -16,522,199