Ponakovs Back-to-Back Super MILLION$ FT Ends In Victory

Aleks Ponakovs reached the GGPoker Super MILLION$ final table last week because the chip chief however may just handiest muster a fifth-place end. This week, Ponakovs navigated his option to the Tremendous MILLON$ last desk once more, the place he sat down in 5th position. Speedy-forward three-and-a-half hours and Ponakoivs were given his fingers at the identify and the $475,125 most sensible prize, denying Andras Nemeth what would were his 3rd Tremendous MILLION$ victory.

Tremendous MILLON$ Season 3 Episode 31 Ultimate Desk Effects

Position Participant Nation Prize
1 Aleks Ponakovs Latvia $475,125
2 Andras Nemeth Hungary $366,372
3 Rodrigo Selouan Brazil $282,511
4 Chris Klodnicki Canada $217,846
5 Tauan Naves Brazil $167,982
6 Elio Fox Mexico $129,532
7 Ole Schemion Austria $99,882
8 Seth Davies Canada $77,020
9 Sung Joo “ArtePokerTV” Hyun Hong Kong $59,390

There was once drama from the instant the overall desk motion commenced as a result of Elio Fox cracked Andras Nemeth’s aces with pocket queens in some of the first actual fingers.

Ultimate desk brief stack and remaining week’s champion, Sung Joo “ArtePokerTV” Hyun was once the primary participant to bust. Hyun by no means controlled to get going and busted when he driven all-in with ace-seven at the button for a coloration underneath ten giant blinds. Nemeth seemed him up from the large blind with ace-nine, which held to scale back the participant rely by means of one.

Seth Davies busted throughout the following stage when blinds had been 40,000/80,000/10,000a. Davies seemed down at ace-deuce within the cutoff and moved all-in for 405,988. Nemeth referred to as within the small blind with pocket kings, however giant blind Rodrigo Selouan didn’t take the bait. On the other hand, he did name with ace-ten offsuit. Each avid gamers checked the jack-high flop, resulting in every other jack touchdown at the flip. Once more, the motion went check-check. A six at the river noticed Nemeth lead for a 3rd of the pot, which folded out Selouan. Recreation over for Davies.

Ole Schemion
Ole Schemion got here unstuck in 7th position

One of the most pre-final desk favorites, Ole Schemion, was once the following superstars heading for the showers, doing so at the very subsequent hand after Davies’ loss of life. Schemion min-raised to 160,000 earlier than jamming in 1,737,530 excessive of Nemeth’s 360,000 three-bet. Nemeth referred to as with pocket nines and was once racing in opposition to the ace-queen of Schemion. The board ran out void of aces or queens, and Schemion bowed out.

The primary five-figure prize, specifically $129,532, went to Fox in spite of him being 2nd in chips when six-handed play started. Fox can rely himself unfortunate with the best way his event ended. He made it 250,000 from the button throughout the 50,000/100,000/12,500a stage with ace-king of golf equipment. Nemeth folded his small blind, however Selouan piled in 4,954,638 from the large blind, which lined Fox’s stack. Fox referred to as and found out he was once approach forward of his Brazilian opponent’s ace-four of diamonds. Selouan flopped a 4 however Fox had a membership flush draw. The flush by no means got here in, as a substitute, Selouan stepped forward to an not likely complete area, fours filled with nines, and Fox headed for the exits with a foul beat tale in tow.

There was once a lull in eliminations till the 100,00/200,000/25,000a stage. Tauan Naves open-shoved for 6 giant blinds from the button with ace-jack of spades. Nemeth re-shoved with pocket fives, and received the pot when the 5 group playing cards fell queen-high. Naves’ $167,982 payout greater than doubled his lifetime profitable at GGPoker.

Chris Klodnicki
Chris Klodnicki

The general 4 become 3 when Chris Klodnicki ran out of steam. Klodnicki made a transfer for his 11.5 giant blind stack from the small blind with ace-five, however Nemeth was once mendacity in wait within the giant blind with ace-king, and made an ordinary name. In contrast to the harsh Fox go out hand, the ace-king remained true this time round.

Klodnicki’s seat had now not even long past chilly when Selouan joined him at the rail. Selouan min-raised to 500,000 from the button with ace-queen, and Ponakovs shipped in his 8,089,796 stack from the small blind with the dominating ace-king. Selouan referred to as and misplaced in spite of flopping an ace because the door card.

That hand gave Ponakovs a slender 12,154,588 to 11,345,412 chip lead over Nemeth, the latter searching for his 3rd Tremendous MILLON$ victory. Ponakoivs ruled the early heads-up confrontations, however Nemeth refused to bust. On the other hand, an ill-timed bluff from Nemeth when Ponakovs held a king-high flush became the competition on its head as a result of Ponakovs held a 10-to-1 benefit.

The general hand noticed Nemeth shove for 8.7 giant blinds with queen-six, and Ponakovs referred to as with pocket threes. Ponakovs’ lowly threes held, and he received the Tremendous MILLION$ identify for the primary in his profession.

Author: Bradley Watson