Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||80,000 / 160,000|
Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 Completed
The 2021 GG Spring Festival has all but concluded and one of the last high-stakes tournaments to determine a champion has done so in just over three hours of play. Out of a field of 172 entries in Event H-109: $25,500 Sunday Millions, it was American poker pro Seth Davies who walked away with the biggest portion of the $4,300,000 prize pool.
Davies came out on top to earn a payday of $956,440 after sending his final three contenders to the rail in consecutive hands. His victory may have seemed unlikely when the final table kicked off, as Davies was at the bottom of the counts with just 16 big blinds. However, he doubled several times to get back into contention.
Finnish pro Sami Kelopuro laddered to a consolation prize of $717,228, which more than made up for the nine bullets he fired in the joint most expensive tournament of the series. Elio Fox added another big payday to his resume and earned $537,846 for his efforts while the comeback from half a big blind with four remaining by Niklas Astedt was cut short for a $403,327 prize.
Joni Jouhkimainen entered the final table with nearly two times as many chips as Fox but had to settle for sixth place. Among the other finalists were also the High Roller regulars Andras Nemeth, Joao Vieira, Isaac Haxton, and Artur Martirosian.
Final Result GGSF Event H-109: $25,500 Sunday Millions
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in USD)|
|1||Seth Davies||United States||$956,440|
|3||Elio Fox||United States||$537,846|
The action of the final day
It was a very tense affair at the start and no player busted in the first hour. Nearly one dozen double-ups occurred and Davies survived two times. Sami Kelopuro became the short stack only to double twice and even take over the lead. Eventually, the fortune had to run out for one of the contenders and it was Artur Martirosian who became the first casualty. Soon after, Isaac Haxton busted to Davies, who took over the lead with seven remaining.
Joao Vieira and Joni Jouhkimainen lost the race with their short stacks to reduce the field to the final five. Davies then won a pivotal clash against Andras Nemeth when he had to come from behind with a dominated ace.
From there on out, Davies went on a hot run to establish an overwhelming lead. Astedt managed to spin back a fraction of a big blind to double twice through Davies, who retained his lead. The next key hand was the elimination of Astedt in fourth place, who called it off with a set on a straight and flush board, as Davies turned over the nut flush. Elio Fox was gone the very next hand and Davies then made it three knockouts in as many hands to also dispatch Kelopuro.
One more tournament of the GG Spring Festival will determine a champion and that's Event H-108: $10,300 Super MILLION$. The largest Super MILLION$ in the history of GGPoker is live-streamed on Tuesday, April 27 and the PokerNews team will be back then to provide all key hands.
All $25,500 High Rollers during the GGSF
|Event||Entries||Prize Pool||Winner||Country||Top Prize|
|H-06: $25,500 Sunday Five Million||198||$5,000,000||Guillaume Nolet||Canada||$1,084,892|
|H-16: $25,500 Super High Roller||85||$2,125,000||Ottomar Ladva||Estonia||$446,446|
|H-23: $25,500 Super High Roller||88||$2,200,000||Dario Sammartino||Italy||$508,448|
|H-41: $25,500 Sunday 5 Million||202||$5,050,000||Niklas Astedt||Sweden||$1,095,741|
|H-49: $25,500 Super High Roller||90||$2,250,000||Sami Kelopuro||Finland||$520,003|
|H-57: $25,500 Super High Roller||88||$2,200,000||Ronny Kaiser||Switzerland||$508,448|
|H-75: $25,500 Sunday 5 Million||208||$5,000,000||Mikita Badziakouski||Belarus||$1,105,679|
|H-84: $25,500 Super High Roller||99||$2,475,000||Sami Kelopuro||Finland||$574,878|
|H-93: $25,500 Super High Roller||96||$2,400,000||Stephen Chidwick||Canada||$442,339|
|H-109: $25,500 Sunday Millions||172||$3,000,000||Set Davies||United States||$956,440|
Seth Davies limped in out of the small blind in the very first hand of heads-up play. Sami Kelopuro jammed for 1,520,696, shy of ten blinds, and Davies made the call.
The flop gave Davies the top pair and flush draw while Kelopuro had one overcard and a gutshot. Nothing much changed on the turn as Kelopuro made an inferior pair and Davies then paired up for the second time on the river.
Kelopuro has to settle for $717,228 while Davies ends the festival with the top prize of $956,440.
A recap of today's action is to follow.
In the very next hand, Seth Davies raised it up big out of the small blind. Elio Fox called all-in for around 1.3 million that he had left behind.
Fox was ahead but could not fade the run-good of Davies on the board to bow out in 3rd place for $537,846.
Niklas Astedt raised it up to 320,000 on the button and was called by Seth Davies in the big blind. The flop brought and Davies led for 240,000, which earned him a call by Astetd. Another bet worth 640,000 followed on the turn and Astedt stuck around to the river.
Davies now bet 5,168,000 which had his opponent covered. Astedt had 4,161,232 behind, almost three times as much as Sami Kelopuro and Elio Fox at the bottom of the leaderboard. After using a large portion of the time bank, Kelopuro called.
Davies revealed the for the nut flush and Astedt hit the rail with for a set of tens.
Elio Fox min-raised to 320,000 for Seth Davies to come along out of the big blind. On a flop of , Davies elected to check-call for 188,000 and the turn was checked. Davies bet the river for 1,528,800 and Fox tank-folded with fewer than that behind.
Niklas Astedt limped the button and Sami Kelopuro did so from the small blind. Seth Davies raised to 720,000 in the big blind for Astedt to jam for 2.72 million. Kelopuro folded and Davies snap-called.
The flop gave Astedt a huge double draw which he instantly completed on the turn to make the river a formality.
Niklas Astedt jammed the last nine blinds on the button and Sami Kelopuro went over the top from the small blind to isolate successfully.
The board brought and Astedt prevailed once more.
In the first hand back from the break, Niklas Astedt called all-in out of the big blind with the . Elio Fox had pushed the small blind with and the board ran out .
Seth Davies then open-jammed with his big stack and Astedt called all-in from the small blind.
Astedt fell behind on the flop and the turn brought no change yet. However, the river gave Astedt broadway and the second double.