Joaquin Melogno Bags WSOPC Super MILLION$ Title
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The GGPoker Super MILLION$ received the WSOPC Series treatment this week resulting in 511-players creating a $5,110,000 prize pool. This huge sum meant everyone at the final table received at least $140,908 and the champion banked $636,072.
Joaquin Melogno is that champion and recipient of the bumper top prize. The Uruguayan bulldozed his way to the title, busting five of his eight opponents at the final table. Here’s how the final table went down.
Super MILLION$ Final Table Results
|6||Phillip “tazmania888” Mighall||United Kingdom||$248,049|
It didn’t take long for the first finalist to fall by the wayside. A short stacked Jorma Nuutinen moved all-in for a shade under 8.5 big blinds from the small blind with ace-four and “veca” looked him up with a pair of red eights. Nuutinen flopped a four but veca turned a set.
The first of Melogno’s five eliminations was that of “RogerScruton”. Melogno opened to 575,000 from under the gun with what turned out to be pocket queens. RogerScruton three-bet all-in for five million in the big blind and was called. Melogno’s queens were up against pocket tens and they held as they board failed to provide any drama.
Finland’s Samuel Vousden chose the wrong time to push his 7.5 big blinds into the middle with queen-ten. That’s because Swedish pro Joakim Andersson was laying in wait with queens in the hole. Voudsen didn’t connect with the board and headed for the exits in seventh place.
Blinds were now 200,000/400,000/50,000a and “MK-Ultra” min-raised to 800,000. Phillip “tazmania888” Mighall three-bet shoved for 7,595,700 and was instantly called. Mighall flipped over ace-jack of spaces but needed help as MK-Ultra held pocket jacks. No help arrived as the five community cards ran out king-high and the player count reduced by one.
Turkish star veca was the next player to feel the wraith of Melogno. He shipped in his six big blinds with ace-eight and Melogno called with ace-queen. An eight on the flop catapulted veca into the lead but the queen on spades landed on the turn. A jack on the river completed the board and busted veca.
Melogno Sends More Foes to the Showers
Andersson’s tournament ended in fourth-place. He was down to less than 10 big blinds and he committed those with king-six from the small blind. Melogno called with king-queen of spades and won with an unnecessary queen on the river.
Heads-up was set when MK-Ultra ran out of steam. A preflop raising war ended when Melogno four-bet enough to set MK-Ultra all-in and that bet was called. MK-Ultra showed pocket kings; Melogno revealed ace-jack. Melogno’s run good continued with him flopped top two pair. Neither the turn or river came to MK-Ultra’s rescue and they crashed out with $436,434 to show for their efforts.
Melogno went into heads-up holding a 35,708,350 to 15,391,650 lead. The lead exchanged hands on a couple of occasions but the title would head to Melogno.
A relatively cooler hand all but concluded the Super MILLION$. The heads-up duo entered a raising way that saw Andrey Kotelnikov five-bet shoved with pocket nines. Melogno snapped off Kotelinov with pockets. The queens remained true and Kotelnikov was now running on fumes.
The last of the Russian’s chips went into the middle with ten-three which lost to queen-deuce.
Christian Jeppsson Wins First WSOPC Ring in the $3,000 Deepstack
The third event of the WSOPC Winter Series was the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack which attracted 504 players from around the world. Christian Jeppsson outlasted them all to bank $244,202 and his first WSOPC ring.
WSOPC #3: $3,000 Deepstack No-Limit Hold’em Final Table Results
|2||Daan “DaanOss” Mulders||Netherlands||$213,400*|
|4||Sosia “Aunty_Ninja” Jiang||New Zealand||$102,979|
|6||David “BKBroker” Fernandez||Canada||$57,909|
|7||Grant “yukeepplayi” Ellis||Canada||$43,426|
*reflects a heads-up deal
Only 80 of those starters receive a prize so spare a thought for 81st place finisher, and bubble boy, Juha Helppi. He lost a coinflip with ace-king against Niklas Astedt’s pocket jacks and popped the money bubble.
Helppi’s exit locked up $5,356 for the surviving players. Twenty-first place and better saw at least $10,383 awarded. Such luminaries as Ole Schemion, Joao Vieira, and Bryan Paris all saw a return on their investment.
Each of the nine finalists padded their bankrolls with at least $24,420. This is the sum awarded to “Hessinator” of Germany who came off worst after a clash with Sosia “Aunty_Ninja” Jiang.
Canada’s David “BKBroker” Fernandez’s 10-big blind shove with queen-jack fell foul to the superior ace-ten of Christian Jeppsson.
Another Canadian in the form of Kristen Bicknell lost a massive pot before committing the rest of her stack with queen-jack and losing out to Laurynas Levinskas’ ace-four courtesy of a four on the flop.
Jiang collected the tournament’s first six-figure prize, namely $102,979, when her clash with Jeppsson didn’t go to plan. Jeppsson open-shoved for 17 big blinds from the button with ace-nine and Jiang called off her stack with pocket tens. An ace on the flop was more than enough to send Jiant to the rail.
Levinskas crashed and burned in third place, again at the hands of Jeppsson. Busting Levinskas gave Jeppsson a 13,238329 to 6,921,671 chip lead over Netherlands’ Daan “DaanOss” Mulders.
The heads-up duo struck a deal when Mulders drew level, leaving the championship ring to be won. Jeppsson scooped that when his king-queen prevailed against the ace-seven of his Dutch opponent thanks to a queen on the turn.
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