Andras Nemeth Stages Epic Comeback to Win First Super MILLION$ Title
Hungarian superstar Andras Nemeth reeled in his first GGPoker Super MILLION$ title on August 10 after sitting down at the star-studded nine-handed final table with the second-shortest stack. Nemeth eventually found himself heads-up against former Super MILLION$ champion Artur Martirosian, and he finished his Russian opponent to scoop a cool $325,957 prize.
Super MILLION$ Season 2 Episode 7 Final Table Results
|4||Dan "oiltrader" Shak||Canada||$155,254|
Daniel Dvoress, who won this tournament on May 9, was the first superstar out of the door. Dvoress crashed out during the 20,000/40,000/5,000a level when Nemeth raised to 84,000 from the cutoff. Dvoress responded with a three-bet all-in for 536,134 in total with ace-jack, and Nemeth snap-called with pocket kings.
Mexico’s "Nator" was the next player out of the door. Nator pushed all-in for 530,936 8.8 big blinds) with jack-ten from middle position. Start-of-the-day chip leader Marius Gierse called with ace-queen from Nator’s immediate left, only for Daniel Smiljkovic to squeeze all-in for 1,102,982 from the small blind with pocket jacks. Gierse called to put both Smiljkovic and Nator at risk of busting. The risk was realized when the door card was an ace. A queen on the river improved Gierse to an unnecessary two pair, and busted two opponents simultaneously.
The last five-figure score of the evening went to Austria’s "niNohR," who lost a coinflip against Nemeth. The Hungarian made it 126,000 to go from under the gun with pocket sevens. Everyone folded to niNohR on the button, and they three-bet to 646,530 with suited ace-king before calling off the 366,834 they had behind when Nemeth set them all in. The sevens held to bust niNohR and Nemeth now held twice as many chips as anyone else at the final table.
Thomas Muehloecker’s run ended in fifth-place, a finish worth $121,247. Nemeth opened the preflop betting with a raise to 147,000 from the button at the 35,000/70,000/8,500a level. Muehloecker three-bet all-in for 935,689 with king-jack, and Nemeth called with suited ace-nine. Both players flopped a pair, but Nemeth’s pair was aces. Game over for Muehloecker.
Fourth-place and $155,254 went to Dan "oiltrader" Shak who busted at the hands of Gierse. Shak open-shoved for 19.5 big blinds with king-jack, and Martirosian called with pocket tens. Martirosian’s hand remained best despite Shak being able to hit any jack, king, or spade on the river.
Gierse crashed and burned during the 40,000/80,000/10,000a level to send the tournament into the heads-up stage. Gierse initially limped in from the small blind with pocket queen, and Nemeth raised to 320,000, Gierse four-bet to 960,000 before calling off the 2,751,324 he had behind when Nemeth ripped it in with ace-king. An ace on the flop gifted Nemeth the hand, and a 10,469,107 to 3,530,893 chip lead over Martirosian going into heads-up.
The writing was on the wall for Martirosian with him trailing so far behind but, to the Russian’s credit, he never gave up. The final hand of this week’s Super MILLION$ was a relative cooler for Martirosian.
Martirosian limped in for 100,000 with jack-eight, and Nemeth checked with trey-deuce offsuit. An eight-high flop with two deuces spelled the end for Nemeth’s opponent. Nemeth checked before check-raising Martirosian’s 100,000 continuation bet to 200,000, which the Russian raised to 350,000; Nemeth called. Nemeth checked the arrival of a ten on the turn before quickly calling when Martirosian jammed 777,423 into the 925,000 pot. A six on the river brought the Super MILLON$ to a conclusion, and left Nemeth with all the chips in play.