David Szep Wins GGPoker's Super MILLION$ At Very First Attempt
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Hungary's David Szep's decision to enter the second GGPoker Super MILLON$ of Season 2 turned out to be one of the best he has ever made because it resulted in Szep walking away with the title of champion.
Szep's first foray into the Super MILLION$ world ended with his GGPoker bankroll swelling by an impressive $228,170.
Super MILLION$ Final Table Results
Former Super MILLION$ champion "judd trump" sat down at the final table as the second-shortest stack and he busted as he attempted to rectify his lowly position. Approximately 30 minutes into the action, with blinds of 15,000/30,000/3,500a, Szep min-raised to 60,000 from early position with pocket tens, and the action folded to judd trump in the small blind. judd trump three-bet to 211,020 before calling when Szep set him all-in for the 441,471 chips judd trump had behind. A king on the flop gave judd trump hope, but the board four-flushed with spades and Szep had the ten of spades in his hand.
A very short-stacked "AlexGLrus77" was the next to bust. The Russian min-raised to 60,000 from early position with ace-jack, Thomas Muehloecker responded with a three-bet to 135,000 with pocket kings in the cutoff before calling when AlexGLrus77 jammed for the 242,214 in total. Muehloecker's kings remained true, and his Russia opponent headed to the showers.
Muehloecker's Comeback Cut Short
Muehloecker, who sat down at the final table ninth in chips, was the next player out of the door despite winning that pot. During the 17,500/35,000/4,500a level, Nicolo Molinelli opened to 73,500 from the button with pocket nines, and Muehloecker ripped in his 896,340 stack from the small blind with ace-king. Molinelli made the call, and his nine not only held but caught an unnecessary set on the river to cut Muehlocker's comeback short.
Marius Gierse was extremely short-stacked when Muehloecker busted, and almost called Muhelocker's all-in bet, but folded his ace-ten. A short while later, Gierse found ace-queen under the gun and raised to 266,666, which left him only 285,304 chips behind. Bert Stevens, a former Super MILLION$ champion, called from the cutoff with the dominated ace-jack. Gierse committed the last of his chips on an eight-queen-eight flop, which seemed perfect for him, especially when Stevens called. Gierse's joy turned to despair when Stevens went perfect-perfect on the turn and river to win the hand with an unlikely queen-high straight.
Fifth place and the last five-figure prize went to another former Super MILLION$ champion, Pascal Hartmann. The Austrian crashed out during the 30,000/60,000/7,500a level when he raised to 432,000 with ace-five of hearts from under the gun, a raise that left him only 385,195 chips behind. Szep was next to act, and he called. Hartmann pushed all-in on the six-five-four flop, and Szep called. A queen on the turn changed nothing, but the jack of diamonds on the river resigned Hartmann to a fifth-place finish.
Everyone Locks Up Six Figures
The surviving four players were now guaranteed at least $108,678, and it is that sum Enrico Camosci walked away with. The start-of-the-day chip leader saw Szep open to 182,000 at the start of the 35,000/70,000/8,500a level and decided to move all-in for 1,247,916 with ace-king. Szep called with the dominated ace-nine, which improved to a hand-winning pair of nines on the river.
Heads-up was set soon after when Molinelli lost the biggest pot of the evening so far. The hand started with a 182,000 raise from Szep on the button, and a three-bet to 1,050,000 with pocket tens in the small blind from Molinelli. Stevens woke up in the big blind with ace-queen, and jammed all-in for 4,061,981. Szep ducked out of the way, but Molinelli called. A queen on the flop and an ace on the river gifted the monster-sized pot to Steven.
That hand propelled Stevens into the chip lead, his 6,694,977 stack towering over the 3,805,023 of Szep.
Szep drew level before forging a substantial lead for himself; he had one hand on the trophy and the near $230,000 top prize. Szep's heads-up performance was something else, and he deserved to become the latest Super MILLION$ champion.
The final hand took place during the 60,000/120,000/15,000a level and saw Steven open-shoved for 918,266 with ten-nine of spades. Szep called with pocket fours. A king-high flop failed to alter the course of the hand, although the turn gave Stevens outs to an open-ended straight draw. The river missed both player, however, which resigned Stevens to a second-place finish worth $178,191, and handed the title and $228,170 to Szep, the man playing in his first-ever Super MILLION$ event!