Fifth Time's a Charm as Gottlieb Reels in $416K Score at GGPoker

Sunday Briefing

Lev "LevMeAlone" Gottlieb was determined to take down the $25,500 Sunday Million Super High Roller event at GGPoker, so much so that he fired five bullets totalling a cool $127,500. Gottlieb’s persistence and obviously deep bankroll paid off because he finished in first place and scooped an impressive $416,751.

The super high roller saw 65 entries processed and a $1,625,000 prize pool created. Only the top eight finishers won a slice of the pot, so spare a thought for Michael Addamo, who was the unfortunate soul who finished ninth, bursting the money bubble.

Nick Petrangelo was the first in-the-money player out of the door. Petrangelo secured a $70,754 payday. China’s Wenjie "Jerome001" Huang has been on something of a heater at GGPoker for a couple of months. it continued with Huang finishing seventh for a $91,153 addition to his bankroll.

Sam Greenwood
Sam Greenwood could only muster a sixth place finish

Each of the remaining six players locked up a six-figure haul for their efforts. Sam Greenwood and Stephen Chidwick were the next two superstars crashing out. They added $117,433 and $151,289 to their lifetime winnings respectively.

Fourth-place and $194,906 went to Brazilian grinder Guilherme "bill2021" Cherman before Marius Gierse ran out of steam and had to console himself with a $251,097 third-place prize.

Heads-up saw Gottlieb fight it out with Andras Nemeth for the title and the monster-sized top prize. Gottlieb left Nemeth in his wake, and banked the $416,751 top prize, resigning Nemeth to a most respectable $323,489 runner-up payout.

WSOPC Series: $25,500 Sunday Million Super HR Final Table Results

1Lev "LevMeAlone" GottliebMexico$416,751
2Andras NemethHungary$323,489
3Marius GierseAustria$251,097
4Guilherme "bill2021" ChermanBrazil$194,906
5Stephen ChidwickCanada$151,289
6Sam GreenwoodCanada$117,433
7Wenjie "Jerome001" HuangChina$91,153
8Nick PetrangeloCanada$70,754

Romanov Pads His Bankroll With a Six-Figure Sum

Alex Romanov is $120,920 richer than a few days ago courtesy of triumphing in the WSOPC Series: $525 Bounty Hunters HR Main Event. Romanov overcame a 2,834-strong field in this high-stakes PKO event to secure a total prize weighing in at $120,920.

Romanov got his hands on this substantial prize after defeating "Benlenuts" of Hungary heads-up. The Hungary-based star saw $73,278 head to their GGPoker account as a result of their second-place exit.

Several household names navigated their way through the minefield that is a large-field PKO tournament to take their seat at the final table.

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Justin Shin of Hong Kong was the first of these stellar names to crash out from the final table action. Shin had to make do with a $12,530 ninth-place prize.

Santtu "84562" Ojala finished eight for $10,993 with David Coleman running out of luck in seventh-place, a finish worth $16,079 with bounties included.

Belarusian star Dmitry Yurasov fell in fifth for $23,724 with the eliminations of "mayKKz_" and "Testosterone", finishes worth $37,892 and $54,501, leaving Romanov to beat benlenuts in the one-on-one section of the tournament.

WSOPC Series: $525 Bounty Hunters HR Main Event Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryBountiesTotal Prize
1Alex RomanovRussia$63,584$120,920
5Dmitry YurasovBelarus$1,617$23,724
7David ColemanCanada$17,373$16,079
8Santtu "84562" OjalaFinland$7,544$10,993
9Justin ShinHong Kong$4,779$12,530

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Boris Kolev netted more than $110,000.

*includes bounty payments

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