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
|Place||Winner||Country||Payout (in USD)|
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.
Final Table Action
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.
All $25,500 High Rollers during the GGSF so far
|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|
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.