Live Events 2
H-05: $10,300 Super MILLION$ [2-Day Event]
Days:
12

Highlights

Highlights

H-05: $10,300 Super MILLION$ [2-Day Event]
Day 1 Completed

2020 Bracelet Winner Gottlieb With a Big Lead at Super MILLION$ Final Table

mnuwwarah • Level 35: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante
Super MILLION$ Final Table
Super MILLION$ Final Table

Lev "LevMeAlone" Gottlieb came out of nowhere to win a bracelet at last summer's online World Series of Poker on GGPoker. He's now in great position to add a $10,300 Super MILLION$ title after bagging the chip lead on Day 1 of the opening weekend of GG Spring Festival.

Gottlieb raced ahead of his opponents late to head to the final table with over 8 million in chips, good for slightly more than 100 big blinds after a one-level rollback thanks to the generous structure. He won a key three-way all in late when aces held up against ace-queen suited and pocket eights during the final two tables.

Other contenders remaining out of the 312-entry field — which just did nudge past the $3 million guarantee — include second-place stack Jordan "PiePie" Cristos, online high roller star Chris Rudolph and 2020 WSOP champion Damian Salas.

SeatPlayerStackBig blinds
1Jordan "PiePie" Cristos"5,428,12467
2Damian Salas1,987,19824
3Aliaksei Boika1,069,59813
4Chris Rudolph3,193,22739
5Juan Pardo4,185,73252
6Lev "LevMeAlone" Gottlieb8,062,633100
7Pedro Garagnani4,455,41155
8"ILUCKuHARD"1,612,36220
9Andrea Dato1,205,71515

Some of the players who did advance into the money — 35 spots — in the unlimited reentry event included Niklas Astedt, Joao Vieira, Wiktor Malinowski, Ole Schemion and Mustapha Kanit, who bubbled the final table on an all-in semibluff that didn't get there.

The remaining players will have a day off on Monday to study up and get prepped before the streamed final table on GGPoker's channels takes place Tuesday. Everyone has locked up $73,259 for ninth and they're all looking up at a juicy $586,075 first-place prize.

Follow the action on Tuesday with live reporting here on PokerNews and livestreamed action from the operator to see who snags the title.

Kanit Eliminated on Bubble Bluff

mnuwwarah • Level 35: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante
Mustapha Kanit
Mustapha Kanit

In a battle of blinds, Mustapha Kanit check-raised all in on {8-Spades}{7-Hearts}{j-Hearts} when Pedro Garagnani bet. Garagnani called with {j-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} and saw Kanit show down {q-Clubs}{9-Hearts} for a gutter plus overcard.

The {3-Spades} turn was a brick and Kanit needed to improve on the river to survive. He did not, as the {a-Hearts} completed the board.

The remaining nine players have made the final table, scheduled to play out on Tuesday.

Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
it Busted
Level:
35
Blinds:
50,000/100,000
Ante:
12,500

Benitez Busted by Rudolph

mnuwwarah • Level 34: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Chris Rudolph called right away in the big blind when Francisco "VaPaCooler" Benitez shoved in the small for about 1.1 million.

Rudolph: {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Benitez: {a-Spades}{4-Diamonds}

The {k-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{a-Clubs} didn't help Benitez enough and the tournament is now hand-for-hand one off the final table.

Christian Rudolph de
Christian Rudolph
de 3,072,000 929,503
Francisco "VaPaCooler" Benitez uy
Francisco "VaPaCooler" Benitez
uy Busted

Gottlieb Ships Three-Way All in

mnuwwarah • Level 34: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante
Aces hold for Gottlieb
Aces hold for Gottlieb

Lev "LevMeAlone" Gottlieb opened for 160,000 in middle position, Samuel "vivaegipto" Bernabeu called on his left, and Simon "FiestaPagana" Mattsson all but shoved for 1,131,587, leaving 40K back. Gottlieb called and Bernabeu shoved for about 3 million. Gottlieb called.

Gottlieb: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}
Bernabeu: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}
Mattsson: {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}

The {q-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{5-Clubs} board left the aces best. Bernabeu was left with crumbs.

Lev "LevMeAlone" Gottlieb
Lev "LevMeAlone" Gottlieb
7,255,000 4,004,000
Samuel "vivaegipto" Bernabeu es
Samuel "vivaegipto" Bernabeu
es 125,600 -2,993,741
Simon "FiestaPagana" Mattsson
Simon "FiestaPagana" Mattsson
Busted
Level:
34
Blinds:
40,000/80,000
Ante:
10,000