H-93: $25,500 Super High Roller

Event Info

Buy-in $25,500
Prize Pool $2,400,000
Players 96

Level Info

Level 33
Blinds 50,000 / 100,000
Ante 12,500

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 96



H-93: $25,500 Super High Roller
Day 1 Completed

Stephen Chidwick Wins 2021 GG Spring Festival H-93: $25,500 Super High Roller for $442,339

AnthonyThompson • Level 33: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante
Stephen Chidwick
Stephen Chidwick

The 2021 GG Spring Festival has crowned another high-stakes champion and to no surprise, another top pro has claimed the title.

In the end it was Stephen Chidwick who stood atop the 96 entry field in H-93: $25,500 Super High Roller and claimed the biggest slice of the $2,400,000 prize pool after a three-way chop. Nick Petrangelo, Daniel Dvoress and Chidwick all agreed upon a deal during three-handed action, which saw Chidwick take home $442,339.

Heading into the nine-handed final table, Petrangelo was atop the counts with almost double the chips stack of both Dvoress and Chidwick, who sat third/fourth. However, when all was done after nine and a half hours total duration, it was the Chidwick who came out on top.

Final Table Result GGSF H-93: $25,500 Super High Roller

PlaceWinnerCountryPayout (in USD)
1Stephen ChidwickCanada$442,339*
2Daniel DvoressCanada$435,832*
3Nick PetrangeloCanada$433,578*
4Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus$254,135
5Stephen O'DwyerIreland$195,918
6Sami KelopuroFinland$151,037
7Sam GreenwoodCanada$116,438
8Samuel VousdenFinland$98,644
9Andras NemethHungary$69,201

Action of the Day

The tournament started with 18 registered players, though that number more than tripled in the first three levels of play and gathered enough entries in Level 17 to surpass its guarantee. A generated prize pool of $2,400,000 would be awarded to the top 13 with 38 players remaining.

After registration closed, the virtual bodies dropped quickly and a few short levels later, Sami Kelopuro eliminated "LevMeAlone" on the bubble, leaving the remaining players in the money.

Timothy Adams (13th place - $47,852), Michael Watson (12th place - $47,852), Pavlo Kolinkovskyi (11th place - $50,526), and "RRomashka" (10th place - $52,349) all got a piece of the prize pool but fell short of a final table birth.

Sami Kelopuro Looks to Claim Third GG Spring Festival High Roller Event
Sami Kelopuro Looks to Claim Third GG Spring Festival High Roller Event

Final Table Action

Petrangelo held the top stack at the start of the final table but Mikita Badziakouski made quite the impact scoring the first two eliminations at the final table to jump atop the counts.

The very same level saw Sam Greenwood depart in seventh place after his ace-rag fell short against Stephen O'Dwyer's pocket fours. Play continued with chips shuffling across the table and at one point saw sixth place finisher Sami Kelopuro, sit atop the chip counts until he ran dry from a couple unlucky hands.

From there, O'Dwyer bowed out in fifth place after Dvoress rivered a straight while Chidwick ousted Badziakouski in fourth place after making a flush on the river and action was left three-handed. Right after the elimination the final three players went on a quick five-minute break and upon return a deal was reached with Chidwick taking the first place title.

Stephen Chidwick Ears Top Spot
Stephen Chidwick Ears Top Spot

All $25,500 High Rollers during the 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-57: $25,500 Super High Roller88$2,200,000Ronny KaiserSwitzerland$508,448
H-75: $25,500 Sunday 5 Million208$5,000,000Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus$1,105,679
H-84: $25,500 Super High Roller99$2,475,000Sami KelopuroFinland$574,878
H-93: $25,500 Super High Roller96$2,400,000Stephen ChidwickCanada$442,339

This concludes the coverage of the second to last $25,500 High Roller during the GG Spring Festival but stay tuned to PokerNews as we will be providing live coverage of the final events this weekend right here.

Tags: Daniel DvoressMichael WatsonMikita BadziakouskiNick PetrangeloPavlo KolinkovskyiSam GreenwoodSami KelopuroStephen ChidwickTimothy Adams

Daniel Dvoress Eliminated in 2nd Place ($435,832); Nick Petrangelo Eliminated in 3rd Place ($433,758)

AnthonyThompson • Level 33: 50,000-100,000, 12,500 ante

With the three-way deal already agreed upon, Nick Petrangelo open-jammed for 2,865,661, Daniel Dvoress came over the top for 3,410,852 and Stephen Chidwick called.

Daniel Dvoress: {10-Spades}{2-Clubs}
Nick Petrangelo: {a-Clubs}{2-Hearts}
Stephen Chidwick: {7-Hearts}{5-Hearts}

Chidwick had both players covered holding the worst hand until a lucky seven appeared in the window on the {9-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{7-Diamonds} flop.

The {9-Clubs} paired the board on the turn and the {3-Diamonds} river secured Chidwick the the top spot.

Stephen Chidwick Claims Top Spot
Stephen Chidwick Claims Top Spot
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 9,600,000 6,429,013
Daniel Dvoress ca
Daniel Dvoress
ca Busted
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
us Busted

Tags: Daniel DvoressNick PetrangeloStephen Chidwick


Mikita Badziakouski Eliminated in 4th Place ($254,135)

AnthonyThompson • Level 32: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Mikita Badziakouski was all in on the button after a {6-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} flop and was called by Stephen Chidwick from the small blind.

Stephen Chidwick: {a-Clubs}{5-Clubs}
Mikita Badziakouski: {9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}

Badziakouski was behind and the {3-Diamonds} turn was no help. Badziakouski needed some help heading to the river but it came the {4-Clubs}, giving Chidwick the nut flush and eliminating Badziakouski in fourth place for $254,135.

Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 3,138,487 2,207,614
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by Busted

Tags: Mikita BadziakouskiStephen Chidwick

Stephen O'Dwyer Eliminated in 5th Place ($195,918)

AnthonyThompson • Level 32: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Action folded to Daniel Dvoress who raised all in from the small blind and Stephen O'Dwyer called off his stack from the big blind.

Daniel Dvoress: {9-Spades}{4-Spades}
Stephen O'Dwyer: {8-Hearts}{6-Hearts}

The {a-Spades}{7-Spades}{10-Hearts} flop gave both players draws and the {q-Clubs} added a gutshot for Dvoress which he completed with the {j-Diamonds} river.

Daniel Dvoress ca
Daniel Dvoress
ca 3,518,352 1,019,139
Stephen O'Dwyer ie
Stephen O'Dwyer
ie Busted

Tags: Stephen O'DwyerDaniel Dvoress


Sami Kelopuro Eliminated in 6th Place ($151,037)

AnthonyThompson • Level 31: 35,000-70,000, 8,500 ante

Sami Kelopuro lost majority of his stack in the the previous hand holding {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} against Stephen Chidwick holding {a-Spades}{6-Hearts} and got his remaining 441,293 after Nick Petrangelo open-jammed for 3,156,581.

Sami Kelopuro: {a-Diamonds}{7-Spades}
Nick Petrangelo: {a-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

Petrangelo had Kelopuro dominated and the {k-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{3-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} runout ended his tournament.

Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
us 3,718,900 2,524,084
Sami Kelopuro fi
Sami Kelopuro
fi Busted

Tags: Nick PetrangeloSami KelopuroStephen Chidwick