Niklas Astedt secured his fifth Tremendous MILLION$ title and $430,646 in prize cash at GGPoker on April 5. The wonderful Swede got here from the center of the pack to take down the $10,300 buy-in occasion and tie with Australian celebrity Michael Addamo when it comes to Tremendous MILLION$ titles received.
Nearly as spectacular as Astedt’s fifth victory was the actual fact former champion Alex Ponakovs got here from a ten.2 huge blind beginning stack to complete second for a $332,073.
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Isaac Haxton was the primary of the 9 finalists heading for the showers. He opened to 110,000 with ace-jack from late place with blinds at 25,000/50,000/6,000a just for Paul Silva to three-bet to 260,000 from the cutoff. The motion folded again to Haxton who shoved for 857,859 in whole, and Silva snapped him off with the dominating ace-king. Silva’s king-kicker was adequate to win the pot and bust Haxton.
Ponakovs scored two full doubles, first with queens versus the ace-king of Aliaksei Boikathen with ace-king versus Roland “Gwriden” Rokita’s king-queen. The latter hand left Rokita with solely three huge blinds however he was not the subsequent participant out of the door, that doubtful honor went to “pebbleOo.” They opened to 340,144 on the 50,000/100,000/12,500a degree leaving themselves solely 200,000 chips behind. “TTP_poker” made it 647,140 from the subsequent seat throughout, folding out everybody besides the preliminary raiser who known as all-in. It was ace-jack for pedrinhoOo and ace-king for TTP_poker. An eight-high board lowered the participant rely by one.
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Rokita noticed his match finish in seventh place, a end price $90,532, the final five-figure haul of the ultimate desk. Rokita open-shoved for lower than 4 huge blinds from the cutoff with ace-eight. Silva known as within the huge blind with king-ten and proceeded to flop a ten.
The ultimate six turned 5 with the exit of TTP_poker. Everybody folded to Silva within the small blind and he raised sufficient to place TTP_poker to their take a look at for his or her 6.5 huge blind stack. TTP_poker known as with eight-seven offsuit and wanted some assist to beat Silva’s ace-king. TTP_poker’s gutsy name noticed them spike a seven on the flop however an ace on the river despatched them to the rail.
Blinds elevated to 100,000/200,000/25,000a and the biggest stack contained solely 25 huge blinds so one thing needed to give. It did when Boika ripped it in for 4,349,076 from the small blind with ace-eight and Astedt known as from the large blind with pocket tens. Astedt turned a full home to take a commanding lead into four-handed play.
Joao Vieira busted in fourth in a monster pot. Ponakovs min-raised to 500,000 with ace-jack, Vieira three-bet shoved from the small blind with pocket fours for five,158,761, just for Astedt to four-bet all-in for 8,502,629 with pocket kings! Ponakovs ducked out of the way in which, Astedt’s kings held, and the Tremendous MILLION$ was down to 3 gamers.
Astedt held greater than 14.2 million chips, greater than double the mixed stack of his closing two opponents. The wealthy obtained richer when Silva open-shoved for 18 huge blinds with ten-eight of hearts just for Astedt to snap-call with pocket jacks! The 5 neighborhood playing cards introduced no drama, and Astedt progressed into heads-up holding a colossal 17,726,914 to three,573,086 chip lead over Ponakovs.
PokerNews is an advocate of accountable playing however you’ll wager your own home on Astedt profitable from this place, which is precisely what occurred. The ultimate hand of a brief one-on-one battle noticed Astedt limp in and Ponakovs test his choice. A eight-jack-trey flop noticed Ponakovs check-call a 250,000 wager, resulting in a 9 on the flip. Ponakovs checked once more, Astedt wager 530,000, and Ponakovs check-raised all-in for two,668,086 which Astedt immediately known as. Ponakovs flipped over jack-seven which was in a world of ache towards Astedt’s aces. The river improved Astedt to an pointless high set, and he turned solely the second participant in GGPoker historical past to win the Tremendous MILLION$ 5 instances. What a man!