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GGSF Main Event-H: $1,500 NLHE, $10M GTD [Day 2]
Days:
2

Event Info

Buy-in $1,500
Prize Pool $10,000,000
Players 6803

Level Info

Level 32
Blinds 3,500,000 / 7,000,000
Ante 850,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 6803
GGSF Main Event-H: $1,500 NLHE, $10M GTD [Day 2]
Day 2 Completed

"KingKongJoel" Wins GGSF Main Event-H: $1,500 NLHE, $10M GTD ($1,133,634)

elron66 • Level 32: 3,500,000-7,000,000, 850,000 ante
"KingKongJoel" Wins GGSF Main Event-H: $1,500 NLHE, $10M GTD ($1,133,634)
"KingKongJoel" Wins GGSF Main Event-H: $1,500 NLHE, $10M GTD ($1,133,634)

It took nearly 10 hours, but "KingKongJoel" emerged the winner of GGSF Main Event-H: $1,500 NLHE, $10M GTD for a top prize of $1,133,634. They made their way through a 6,803 Day 1 entries, who combined into 1,177 runners for Day 2 action.

The entries on Day 1 weren't quite enough to meet the massive $10 million guarantee, but they were close, only leaving $305,725 of overlay. With $10 million to play for, the top prize was originally set at $1,191,976, but a deal heads up at the break dropped that down a little to sweeten the pot for second.

The Final Table

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1KingKongJoelAustria$1,133,634
2Zhuang RuanJapan$952,195
3Lucky-LuckyUkraine$670,296
4Mats "lockdownmode" UllerengNorway$502,651
5Benjamin ChalotFrance$376,935
6seefacengChina$282,662
7Christopher PuetzGermany$211,966
8gipotenuzaMexico$125,952
9Samuel VousdenFinland$119,197

Day 2 Action

There were 1,177 players seated for the start of Day 2 action today, out of 6,803 total entries across the Day 1 flights. That wasn't quite enough to hit the optimistic guarantee of $10 million, leaving a bit more than $300,000 in overlay.

Fedor Holz
Fedor Holz

Action went very quickly from the start, with the field playing down into the 700 money spots barely an hour after they started for the day. A couple hours later it was down to 250 players left and along the way, players like GGPoker ambassador Fedor Holz, Mikita Badziakouski, Lucas Greenwood, and start of day chip leader "Cmon_gasquet" lost their stacks for cash.

It was a quick trip down to 100 players and along the way Niall Farrell surged into the chip lead for a while on the back of a hand where he got paid off big with aces. Triple bracelet winner Adrian Mateos, along with Luuk Gieles and Oleg "Ad Astra" Vasylchenko couldn't keep their chips however.

Farrell ultimately made it to 38th place for a score of $21,658, and a few of the other players joining him at the cash desk as they played down to the final few tables were GGPoker ambassador Bertrand "Elky" Grospellier, Damian Salas, Rainer Kempe, and Connor Drinan.

David Peters
David Peters

David Peters jumped into the lead as he completed a pair of beats on Sriharsha "Upswinger" Doddapaneni, busting Doddapaneni with nine-seven over jack-ten immediately after Doddapaneni's kings had been cracked by the big slick of eventual winner "KingKongJoel".

With 26 players left, Peters was still in the mix with about 25 million, while Helio "TeuCu" Neves was leading the way with more than 60 million. Neither would make the final table, however, with Neves falling in 11th, and Peters bubbling the final table in 10th. Peters may have had a consolation prize however ... around the same time he was winning H-106: $5,250 Bounty Hunters Main Event for just under $300,000.

Action finally slowed down a bit to start the final table, but it picked up again once "seefaceng" ran their ace-queen into the aces Zhuang Ruan for 6th place, and Benjamin Chalot, Mats "lockdownmode" Ullereng, and "Lucky-Lucky" quickly followed them to set up heads up play.

Ruan and "KingKongJoel" started heads up fairly even, but "KingKongJoel" quickly ran up a lead. After a few hands, the two players agreed to a deal just before the final break, and it all ended in the first hand after the break when Ruan shoved king-deuce, but the four-five of "KingKongJoel" got there for the win.

Zhuang Ruan Eliminated in 2nd Place ($952,195)

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Zhuang Ruan Eliminated in 2nd Place ($952,195)
Zhuang Ruan Eliminated in 2nd Place ($952,195)

The final two players agreed to a deal over the break, and it all ended after the break when Zhuang Ruan shoved a bit more than 130 million and "KingKongJoel" called with the most.

"KingKongJoel": {4-Clubs}{5-Hearts}
Zhuang Ruan: {k-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}

Board: {9-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{10-Spades}{4-Spades}

It looked good for Ruan to double with their king-high, but the four on the river sent the win to "KingKongJoel".

KingKongJoel mt
KingKongJoel
mt 678,058,395 132,693,197
Zhuang Ruan us
Zhuang Ruan
us Busted

"KingKongJoel" In Control

elron66 • Level 32: 3,500,000-7,000,000, 850,000 ante

"KingKongJoel" took another pot without showdown just before the break after calling Zhuang Ruan's three-bet pre-flop and calling another bet on the {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{j-Hearts} flop. When Ruan checked the {j-Clubs} turn, "KingKongJoel" fired more than 31 million and took down a pot near 100 million.

KingKongJoel mt
KingKongJoel
mt 545,365,198 92,070,000
Zhuang Ruan us
Zhuang Ruan
us 132,693,197 -92,070,000
Level:
32
Blinds:
3,500,000/7,000,000
Ante:
850,000

Ruan Folds RIver

elron66 • Level 31: 3,000,000-6,000,000, 750,000 ante

Zhuang Ruan gave up a 162 million pot after calling pre-flop, then check-calling the flop and turn before folding the river of {6-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{j-Hearts}.

KingKongJoel mt
KingKongJoel
mt 453,295,198 125,025,000
Zhuang Ruan us
Zhuang Ruan
us 224,763,197 -125,025,009
Level:
31
Blinds:
3,000,000/6,000,000
Ante:
750,000

Benjamin Chalot Eliminated in 5th Place ($376,935)

elron66 • Level 30: 2,500,000-5,000,000, 600,000 ante
Benjamin Chalot
Benjamin Chalot

It was a huge race blind on blind after Benjamin Chalot limped the small blind, then shoved over the raise from Zhuang Ruan. Chalot had ace-king against the tens of Ruan, and the tens held for a massive pot for Ruan.

Zhuang Ruan us
Zhuang Ruan
us 314,859,993 131,962,017
KingKongJoel mt
KingKongJoel
mt 285,373,306 -1,200,000
Mats "lockdownmode" Ullereng no
Mats "lockdownmode" Ullereng
no 51,764,102 -1,200,000
Lucky-Lucky UA
Lucky-Lucky
UA 26,060,994 -3,700,000
Benjamin Chalot fr
Benjamin Chalot
fr Busted