WSOP Super Circuit Online Series MSPT Deadwood 2021 NJSCOOP 2021 MISCOOP

2021 GG Spring Festival

Sponsored by: ggpoker
GGSF Headliner-M: $400 PLO-NL, $1M GTD [Day 2]
Days:
2

Event Info

Prize Pool $1,004,296
Players 2671

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 451
GGSF Headliner-M: $400 PLO-NL, $1M GTD [Day 2]
Day 2 Completed

Connor Drinan Wins Headliner By Completing Epic Comeback in Record Time

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Connor Drinan
Connor Drinan

The GGSF Headliner-M: $400 PLO-NL, $1M GTD saw 1,962 unique players rebuy 709 times, which meant the 2,671-entry field resulted in a $1,004,296 prize pool. On Day 2, 451 players returned to action looking to play down to a winner.

After 8.5 hours of play, it was poker pro Connor Drinan walking away with the title and accompanying $127,453 first-place prize. Drinan’s win was especially impressive given he was down to just one big blind during three-handed play, but only 10 minutes later he was the last player standing.

It was a testament to the big swings involved in a pot-limit Omaha variant that featured no-limit action after the flop.

GGSF Headliner-M: $400 PLO-NL Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Connor DrinanCanada$127,453
2Mads AmotNorway$92,150
3Rui FerreiraBrazil$66,626
4Kosei IchinoseJapan$48,172
5Ami BarerCanada$34,830
6Jin “JackLuck” SuChina$25,182
7Mark BerenteHungary$18,207

The top 300 finishers got paid a minimum of $929.62, and after Rainer Kempe and “yoellalaska” simultaneously bubble the tournament, the in-the-money bustouts came quick. Among those to walk away with a payday but fall short of the final table were Dzmitry Urbanovich (12th - $7,423),Joao Simao (26th - $4,756), Niklas Astedt (27th - $4,756), start-of-day chip leader Fabrizio Gonzalez (72nd - $2,265), Ankush Mandavia (92nd - $1,952), and Patrick Leonard (150th - $1,451).

After Ami Barer bowed out in fifth place, the final four players engaged in a lengthy back-and-forth affair. At one point or another, each member of the quartet looked as if they were going to win it. Eventually, Japan’s Kosei Ichinose fell to Drinan, and then just three were left.

That is when the magic happened. Mads Amot managed to double through Drinan, leaving the former with just 2,272,450 when the blinds were 1,000,000/2,000,000/250,000. Drinan seemed destined to be the third-place finisher, but then he spun it up quickly.

Within a few hands, he was up to 20 million, and then he doubled through Rui Ferreira, who he would dispatch a few hands after that. Drinan took a 3:1 chip lead into heads-up play against Amot, and it didn’t take long for him to close it out and complete an incredible comeback.

Congratulations to Connor Drinan, winner of the GGSF Headliner-M: $400 PLO-NL!

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Rui Ferreira Eliminated in 3rd Place ($66,626); Mads Amot in 2nd Place ($92,150)

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Blinds: 1,250,000/2,500,000/300,000

Connor Drinan, who managed to double through Rui Ferreira not long before, just went from sitting with a single big blind to champion in less than 10 minutes!

First, he dispatched Ferreira in third place after the two got in a preflop raising way.

Rui Ferreira: {2-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}
Connor Drinan: {k-Spades}{10-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}

Drinan was on the right side of the aces-versus-king clash and he held after the board ran out a clean {8-Hearts}{6-Spades}{10-Spades}{5-Clubs}{5-Spades}. Ferreira had to settle for third place and $66,626.42 in prize money.

Drinan went on to take a more than 3:1 chip lead into heads-up play against Mads Amot, and within a matter of hands closed out the victory. The Norwegian player had to settle for second place and $92,150.19 in prize money.

Tags: Rui FerreiraMads AmotConnor Drinan

Amot Doubles; Drinan Cooking with Crumbs

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Blinds: 1,000,000/2,000,000/250,000

Rui Ferreira raised the button to 7 million and Mads Amot moved all in for 18,124,883. Connor Drinan hit the tank before four-bet jamming for 20,397,333 and Ferreira folded.

Mads Amot: {9-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{a-Spades}{k-Spades} (68.07%)
Connor Drinan: {a-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{2-Spades}{q-Spades} (31.93%)

The {7-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} flop gave Amot top set and he locked up the double when the {5-Spades} paired the board on the turn. The meaningless {10-Spades} was run out on the river and Drinan was left with just 2,272,450.

Fortunately for him, he was able to spin that up over the next few minutes back to 22 million!

Rui Ferreira pt 62,024,182 45,958,903
Mads Amot no 53,142,366 -21,928,075
Connor Drinan us 16,831,900 -32,168,100

Kosei Ichinose Eliminated in 4th Place ($48,172)

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Blinds: 700,000/1,400,000/175,000

Connor Drinan raised the small blind to 4.2 million and the short-stacked Kosei Ichinose called from the big blind, leaving himself just 380,854 behind.

After the {9-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds} flop, Drinan bet and Ichinose called off.

Kosei Ichinose: {j-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{4-Spades}{7-Diamonds}
Connor Drinan: {7-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{5-Spades}

Neither the {2-Hearts} turn nor {10-Hearts} river helped Ichinose and he exited in fourth place.

Connor Drinan us 49,000,000 21,043,126
Kosei Ichinose jp Busted

Tags: Kosei IchinoseConnor Drinan

Break Time

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The final four players are now on a five-minute break.

Amot Survives Ferreira

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Blinds: 400,000/800,000/100,000

Mads Amot raised the button to 2.08 million and Rui Ferreira called from the big blind to see a {5-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} flop. Amot moved all in for 14,592,720 and Ferreira called.

Rui Ferreira: {9-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{q-Spades} (42.56%)
Mads Amot: {k-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{2-Spades} (57.44%)

Amot got it in good and he held through the {5-Hearts} turn and {8-Hearts} river to score the double.

Mads Amot no 44,465,440 18,992,720
Rui Ferreira pt 38,631,216 -19,368,784

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Ami Barer Eliminated in 5th Place ($34,830)

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Blinds: 300,000/600,000/75,000

Rui Ferreira raised to 1.56 million and Ami Barer called out of the big blind. When the flop fell {5-Hearts}{9-Spades}{q-Diamonds}, Barer check-called a bet of 1,252,350 and then checked again on the {2-Diamonds} turn.

Ferreira bet 6,164,836, Barer check-raised all in for 18,748,002, and Ferreira called.

Rui Ferreira: {9-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{q-Clubs} (62.5%)
Ami Barer: {q-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} (37.5%)

Barer had top pair with both straight and flush draws, while Ferreira had top two pair. The queens and nines held strong as the {7-Clubs} bricked on the river to send Barer to the rail.

Rui Ferreira pt 63,615,092 38,153,652
Ami Barer Busted

Tags: Ami BarerRui Ferreira