WSOP Super Circuit Online Series MSPT Showdown Series

2021 GG Spring Festival

Sponsored by: ggpoker
H-57: $25,500 Super High Roller

Event Info

Prize Pool $2,200,000
Players 88

Level Info

Level 37
Blinds 100,000 / 200,000
Ante 25,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 88
H-57: $25,500 Super High Roller
Day 1 Completed

Ronny Kaiser is the King in GGSF Event H-57: $25,500 Super High Roller ($508,448)

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Ronny Kaiser
Ronny Kaiser

The sixth event of the 2021 GG Spring Festival with a price tag of $25,500 has determined a champion. After a fierce heads-up battle that lasted almost one hour, it was Ronny Kaiser who overcame Mikita Badziakouski in Event H-57: $25,500 Super High Roller.

The tournament drew a total of 88 entries, consisting of 48 unique players and 40 re-entries. Only the top 13 finishers earned a portion of the $2,200,000 prize pool.

Kaiser was among the last batch of re-entries before the late registration closed and survived the money bubble as one of the shorter stacks. He entered the nine-handed final table as joint shortest stack on 12 blinds but rode those to victory for a payday of $508,448.

Runner-up Badziakouski had to settle for a consolation prize of $391,973 while Christian Rudolph finished in third place for $302,180 just one day after both held the same finishing positions in SCOOP-43-H: $25,000 NLHE [8-Max, Super High Roller].

Final Result GGSF Event H-57: $25,500 Super High Roller

PlaceWinnerCountryPayout (in USD)
1Ronny KaiserSwitzerland$508,448
2Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus$391,973
3Christian RudolphAustria$302,180
4Nick PetrangeloUnited States$232,957
5Artur MartirosianRussia$179,591
6David PetersUnited States$138,451
7"R_uida lin"Hong Kong$106,735
8Sam GreenwoodCanada$82,284
9Pablo Brito SilvaBrazil$63,434

Fifth place finisher Artur Martirosian fired five bullets to record a profit in the tournament, the most of any participant who made the money. Three of the final tablists only required a single entry including Nick Petrangelo, David Peters, and Pablo Silva Brito. Sami Kelopuro, winner of Event H-49: $25,500 Super High Roller just a few days ago, ended up as the bubble boy this time.

The Action of the Day

After their tussle in the $25,500 High Roller the previous day, Mikita Badziakouski and Christian Rudolph were in the thick of it again. At the end of the first level, Badziakouski doubled through Rudolph who busted shortly after. The second entry of Rudolph was not crowned by success either and he jumped back in at the last minute, which turned out to be a wise decision. Badziakouski also needed to buy back in before running up a stack and reaching the money without any major trouble.

Many others weren't as fortunate. Mike Watson and Steve O'Dwyer were unable to carry over the momentum with big stacks during the re-entry period and they were joined on the rail by the likes of Wiktor Malinowski, Niklas Astedt, Adrian Mateos, Ami Barer, and Dario Sammartino.

Down to the final two tables, Event H-23 runner-up Yuri Dzivielevski lost a flip to "R_uida lin" and soon after, the bubble burst with the elimination of Sami Kelopuro against Badziakouski. The hot run of the Belorussian was halted as he lost three all-in showdowns in a row and had to fork over two double-ups to Christian Rudolph.

Nick Petrangelo held the lead ahead of David Peters when the final nine combined to one table. Pablo Brito Silva departed almost immediately while Ronny Kaiser scored an urgently needed double. The tides changed several times thereafter. Rudolph knocked out Peters, the always dangerous Artur Martirosian, and Petrangelo in quick succession to bring the event three-handed.

Christian Rudolph
Christian Rudolph

However, the German poker pro was unable to outshine Badziakouski once more and dashed out two doubles to the Belorussian, one of which saw him open-jam jack-ten suited into aces. Badziakouski became Rudolph's nemesis once more and Kaiser was left with a mountain to climb in heads-up. The lead changed several times for more than 50 minutes until Kaiser prevailed in a duel of suited aces.

That concludes the PokerNews coverage of the sixth $25,500 High Roller during the GG Spring Festival but further live updates from key events are just around the corner.

All $25,500 High Rollers during the 2021 GGSF so far

EventEntriesPrize PoolWinnerCountryTop Prize
H-06: $25,500 Sunday Five Million198$5,000,000Guillaume NoletCanada$1,084,892
H-16: $25,500 Super High Roller85$2,125,000Ottomar LadvaEstonia$446,446
H-23: $25,500 Super High Roller88$2,200,000Dario SammartinoItaly$508,448
H-41: $25,500 Sunday 5 Million202$5,050,000Niklas AstedtSweden$1,095,741
H-49: $25,500 Super High Roller90$2,250,000Sami KelopuroFinland$520,003
H-49: $25,500 Super High Roller88$2,200,000Ronny KaiserSwitzerland$508,448

Tags: Artur MartirosianChristian RudolphDario SammartinoDavid PetersMike WatsonMikita BadziakouskiNick PetrangeloPablo Brito SilvaRonny KaiserSami KelopuroSteve O'DwyerWiktor MalinowskiYuri Dzivielevski

Mikita Badziakouski Eliminated in 2nd Place ($391,973)

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Mikita Badziakouski
Mikita Badziakouski

Mikita Badziakouski once again limped the button and Ronny Kaiser moved all-in. Badziakouski had fewer than ten blinds at his disposal and called it off.

Mikita Badziakouski: {a-Spades}{4-Spades}
Ronny Kaiser: {a-Clubs}{6-Clubs}

The {k-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{3-Spades} made it very likely that the kicker would play a crucial role. Nothing changed on the {q-Hearts} turn and the {5-Spades} river was another blank, as Badziakouski had to settle for 2nd place. He takes home $391,973 while Kaiser turned his late re-entry into a payyday of $508,448.

Badziakouski Eliminated by Kaiser
Badziakouski Eliminated by Kaiser

A recap of today's action is to follow.

Ronny Kaiser ch 8,800,000 1,892,200
Mikita Badziakouski by Busted

Tags: Mikita BadziakouskiRonny Kaiser

Badziakouski Drops Below Ten Blinds

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The next limped pot to the {7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop was checked through and Mikita Badziakouski also checked the {3-Clubs} on the turn. Kaiser min-bet for 200,000 to earn a call and made it slightly bigger for 300,000 on the {7-Spades} river.

Badziakouski was curious enough to call with {10-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and Kaiser turned over {7-Hearts}{6-Spades} for sevens full of sixes.

Ronny Kaiser ch 6,907,800 1,500,000
Mikita Badziakouski by 1,892,200 -1,500,000

Kaiser Swings Back Into the Lead

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Mikita Badziakouski check-called bets of 200,000 on the {j-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{6-Diamonds} flop and 637,500 on the {3-Clubs} turn. The {5-Hearts} river was checked and Ronny Kaiser tabled {q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}, which ended up second-best to the {9-Clubs}{2-Hearts} of Badziakouski.

Two hands later, the exact same bet sizes occurred on the {a-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Spades} flop and {9-Clubs} turn. Badziakouski this time check-called the {10-Hearts} river for 1,200,000 and tabled {q-Clubs}{5-Clubs} for a pair of fives. Kaiser earned the pot with {a-Spades}{8-Hearts} for a pair of aces to pull back into the lead.

Ronny Kaiser ch 5,407,800 1,425,000
Mikita Badziakouski by 3,392,200 -1,425,000

Badziakouski Doubles Into the Lead

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Ronny Kaiser bet the {6-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} turn for 400,000 and earned a call to then check the {7-Diamonds} river. Mikita Badziakouski jammed for 1,383,600 and Kaiser folded.

Two hands later, Badzikouski limped in and snap-called when Kaiser jammed.

Mikita Badziakouski: {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}
Ronny Kaiser: {q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

The {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} flop gave Badziakouski two pair while Kaiser had a gutshot and back door clubs. Nothing changed on the {a-Spades} turn and the {2-Diamonds} river secured the double for Badziakousku.

Mikita Badziakouski by 4,817,200 2,933,600
Ronny Kaiser ch 3,982,800 -2,933,600

Badziakouski In the Danger Zone

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Off a stack of 11 blinds, Mikita Badziakouski limped in and Ronny Kaiser checked his option. The {q-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{5-Clubs} flop was check-called by Kaiser for the minimum of 200,000 and the {6-Spades} turn was checked, as was the {q-Clubs} river.

Kaiser tabled {k-Spades}{5-Diamonds} and that prevailed in showdown against Badziakouski's {j-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}.

Ronny Kaiser ch 6,916,400 545,000
Mikita Badziakouski by 1,883,600 -545,000

Badziakouski on 15 Blinds

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On the first hand after the break, Mikita Badziakouski limped in and folded to the shove by Ronny Kaiser.

The next limped pot led to the {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}{q-Spades} flop and Badziakouski check-called for 160,000. They checked down the {6-Spades} turn and {4-Spades} river, which awarded the pot to Kaiser with {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs} versus {j-Hearts}{2-Clubs}.

Ronny Kaiser ch 6,371,400 520,000
Mikita Badziakouski by 2,428,600 -520,000

Badziakouski Pays Off a Flush

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The remaining two players are now on a scheduled five-minute break and Ronny Kaiser is back in a two-to-one lead over Mikita Badziakouski.

In a min-raised pot to the {q-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{4-Spades} flop, Kaiser check-called for 160,000 and the {2-Clubs} turn was checked. Kaiser led the {2-Spades} river for 680,000 into a million and Badziakouski called with {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} to get shown {9-Spades}{5-Spades} for a flush.

Ronny Kaiser ch 5,851,400 1,180,000
Mikita Badziakouski by 2,948,600 -1,180,000