LJoseph62 Denies Former Super MILLION$ Champions En Route to Maiden Victory

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It took only one hour and 45 minutes for the latest GGPoker Super MILLION$ final table to play out, and it was Canada's "LJoseph62" who was the last player standing once the dust settled. LJoseph62 has previously finished third, then second in the $10,300 Super MILLION$, they continued the trend of going one place deeper to emerge victoriously for the first time in this event, a finish worth $291,188.

LJoseph62's maiden Super MILLION$ victory denied Michael Addamo a record sixth title, and prevented Thomas Muehlocker from banking his second, and Anatoly Filatov his third. Here is how the final table action went down on December 13.

GGPoker Super MILLION$ Final Table Results

2Anatoly FilatovTurkey$227,406
3Thomas MuehloeckerAustria$177,594
4Michael AddamoHong Kong$138,694
5Sergi ReixachMexico$108,314
6Deividas "PDC Mayor" DaubarisMexico$84,588
7Biao DingHong Kong$66,060
8Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil$51,590
9Be MyselfArgentina$40,290

Countries as displayed in the GGPoker lobby

It took 30 minutes before the final table lost its first player, and Argentina's "Be Myself" was the first finalists out of the door. Be Myself sat down at the final table as the shortest stack, and allowed their chips to dwindle to a shade over three big blinds. The action folded to LJoseph62 in the small blind and they moved all-in with jack-four of diamonds. Be Myself called with the superior ace-nine, but a jack on the flop sent the Argentinian to the showers in ninth place.

Dzivielevski Done and Dusted

Yuri Dzivielevski
Yuri Dzivielevski

Eighth place went to the talented Brazilian Yuri Dzivielevski. Again, it was a battle of the blinds that resulted in an elimination. LJoseph62 min-raised to 80,000 from the cutoff, Dzivielevski three-bet shoved for 19 big blinds from the small blind with ace-jack, and will consider himself unlucky that Muehloecker woke up in the big blind with the dominating ace-king. Muehlocker called, LJoseph62 got out of the way, and Muehloecker's king-kicker was enough to bust Dzivielevski.

Hong Kong's Biao Ding, last week's Super MILLION$ runner-up, could only muster a seventh-place finish this time around. LJoseph62, now the chip leader, open-shoved from the small blind with what turned out to be king-jack. Ding called off his 19 big blind stack with pocket tens, and a jack on the turn reduced the player count by one.

The final six became five with the demise of Deividas "PDC Mayor" Daubaris. They came unstuck during the 25,000/50,000/6,000a level. Filatov min-raised to 100,000 from under the gun and called when Daubaris shoved rom the cutoff for 308,410. Filatov revealed pocket tens and was flipping against the all-in player's ace-jack. A queen-high board missed Daubaris, and he headed for the exits.

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The first six-figure prize of the evening went to Mexico-based Spaniard Sergi Reixach. LJoseph62 continued their loose-aggressive style with a min-raise to 120,000 with queen-five of diamonds from under the gun. Reixach called with ace-try of hearts in the big blinds, and the flop fell king-ace-four rainbow. Reixach check-called a 210,000 continuation bet. The turn was a five, and Reixach check-called a 607,425 bet, leading to another five on the river. Reixach checked for a third time, and LJoseph62 bet enough to put Reixach to the test for the 1,673,668 chips he had behind. After some deliberation, Reixach clicked the call button only to see his opponent had backed into trip fives.

LJoseph62 now had an 8.8 million chip stack with Addamo his nearest rival with little over two million chips. A big stack coupled with a very aggressive player was a nightmare combination for the other players.

Addamo Assassinated

Michael Addamo
Michael Addamo

Addamo's quest for a sixth Super MILLION$ title ended in a fourth-place finish. Of course, it was LJoseph62 that dealt the killer blow. LJoseph62 min-raised to 120,000 with ace-nine on the button, and Addmo defended his big blind with eight-six of spades. A nine-deuce-nine flop saw Addamo check-raise a 75,000 bet to 234,000, and LJoseph called. The five of spades gave Addamo a flush draw, and he checked its arrival. LJoseph62 bet 245,760, Addamo check-raised to 600,000, and LJoseph62 called. The river was an eight, improving Addamo to a pair of eights, but it would ultimately proved to be an expensive second-best hand. LJoseph62 bet enough to set Addamo all-in, and Addamo made the call. Good game.

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Heads-up was set 15 minutes later when Muehlocker bowed out. First, Muehlocker lost more than half his stack with pocket sixes against LJoseph62's pocket aces, then his last five and a half big blinds went into the middle from the big blind with queen-trey after lJoseph62 had open-shoved from the small blind with the dominating ace-queen. Muehloecker missed the board and busted in third.

LJoseph62 held a ten-to-one chip advantage over Filatov going into heads-up, and Filatov could not claw his way back into contention. Filatov limped in from the button with king-try, and LJoseph62 checked his queen-seven. A queen-four-jack flop saw LJoseph62 check-call a 70,000 continuation bet. Filatov fired a 280,000 bet on the offsuit nine turn, and was called. The seven of diamonds on the river put a potential flush out there, and LJoseph62 checked. Filatov moved all-in for his 786,367 stack, and LJoseph62 snap-called with his two pair.

A dominant display from LJoseph62 who played aggressively, ran hot, and rode their luck, but became a worthy Super MILLION$ champion.

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