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Day 1d Completed

Schiff Leads 27 Survivors on Day 1d; Vousden and Zhang Among Big Stacks

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Samuel Vousden
Samuel Vousden

The 2021 GG Spring Festival is one step closer to covering the ambitious $10 million guarantee in one of their flagship tournaments. Four out of five starting das for the GGSF Super MILLION$ ME-H: $10,300 are now completed and the overall field size has reached 822 entries with one flight to go. The penultimate flight featured 212 players of 27 hopefuls who punched their ticket for Day 2.

It was a very call between three players to earn the biggest stack for Day 1d and a late surge of Alexander "ShtukShtront" Schiff propelled the Jamaican into the top spot. Schiff claimed 1,575,478 to his name, good enough for 79 big blinds on Day 2. Close behind him are Samuel Vousden (1,528,435) and "DonEmilio" (1,522,568).

Another three players accumulated seven-figure stacks including Michael Zhang (1,206,023), "jbubb901" (1,156,259), and David Peters (1,129,455).

Top 10 Counts GGSF Super MILLION$ ME-H: $10,300 Day 1D

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds Day 2
1Alexander "ShtukShtront" SchiffJamaica1,575,47879
2Samuel VousdenFinland1,528,43576
3DonEmilioCosta Rica1,522,56876
4Michael ZhangUnited Kingdom1,206,02360
5jbubb901Mexico1,156,25958
6David PetersUnited States1,129,45556
7mercury41Belarus974,36049
8Ian "potamophobia" MatakisUnited States966,30648
9Aki "Seabossss" VirtanenFinland844,91342
10Jargo AlavaliEstonia836,20242

Jargo Alavali also reached the overnight top ten for Day 1 with a stack of 836,202, while GGPoker ambassador Anatoly Filatov advanced with a healthy stack of 801,459. The only other GGPoker ambassador to take a shot at the penultimate starting day was Felipe Ramos, who failed to make the cut and bowed out in level 20.

Steve O'Dwyer was among many high-profile poker pros to bust throughout the day. After the registration had closed, O'Dwyer took a flip with ace-queen suited against the pocket tens of David Peters. No ace or queen but four spades appeared and they further improved Peters a flush. Alex Foxen departed in the final level of the night. He was left with fumes after losing flush under flush to Ian "potamophobia" Matakis and hit the rail two hands later. Daniel "zafjekis" Reijmer then became the final casualty on Day 1d when ace-jack failed to hold up against the ace-ten suited of eventual chip leader Alexander "ShtukShtront" Schiff.

Among the other big names that failed to advance were Eelis Pärssinen, Michael Addamo, Wiktor Malinowski, Mikita Badziakouski, Yuri Dzivielevski, Joaqin Melogno, Daniel Dvoress, Adrian Mateos, and Lev "LevMeAlone" Gottlieb. They are all expected to take another shot during the final starting day, which kicks off at 3.05 pm GMT on Sunday. Only a few hours later at 8.05 pm GMT, all Day 1 survivors will then return to burst the money bubble and play down to a nine-handed final table.

The PokerNews team will be back to provide all the action of the final starting day and beyond for this high-stakes contest. The final table is slated to be live-streamed on the following Tuesday, April 20 as of 6 pmGMT.

The Starting Days at a Glance

Starting DayEntriesSurvivors
1A32941
1B15820
1C12314
1D21227
1E  
Total822102

Tags: Alex FoxenAlexander SchiffAnatoly FilatovDavid PetersDonEmilioEelis PärssinenFelipe RamosIan MatakisMichael AddamoMichael ZhangSamuel VousdenSteve O'DwyerWiktor Malinowski

End-of-Day 1d Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Alexander "ShtukShtront" Schiff JM
Alexander "ShtukShtront" Schiff
JM 1,575,478
Samuel Vousden fi
Samuel Vousden
fi 1,528,435 35,200
DonEmilio cr
DonEmilio
cr 1,522,568 20,000
Michael Zhang gb
Michael Zhang
gb 1,206,023 45,600
jbubb901 mx
jbubb901
mx 1,156,259 -168,060
David Peters us
David Peters
us 1,129,455 -6,000
mercury41 BY
mercury41
BY 974,360 105,200
Ian "potamophobia" Matakis us
Ian "potamophobia" Matakis
us 966,306 -6,000
Aki "Seabossss" Virtanen fi
Aki "Seabossss" Virtanen
fi 844,913 111,600
Jargo Alavali ee
Jargo Alavali
ee 836,202 -49,200
Belarmino de Souza br
Belarmino de Souza
br 803,460 -8,000
Anatoly Filatov ru
Anatoly Filatov
ru 801,459 27,660
Marius Gierse at
Marius Gierse
at 773,290 -32,000
Gergely "Land on it!" Kulcsar hu
Gergely "Land on it!" Kulcsar
hu 766,876 -57,200
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
us 766,656 121,004
Rui "OlliOctavius" Sousa pt
Rui "OlliOctavius" Sousa
pt 764,134 12,800
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
us 671,566 -58,000
Daniyar Aubakirov kz
Daniyar Aubakirov
kz 649,387 18,000
VekRex RU
VekRex
RU 633,361 -21,004
George Wolff us
George Wolff
us 532,082 -40,800
Matthew "Nator" Hyman mx
Matthew "Nator" Hyman
mx 489,582 38,000
Andreas "Duckzzz" Nasman fi
Andreas "Duckzzz" Nasman
fi 444,292 -8,000
Boris Kolev bg
Boris Kolev
bg 421,562 -32,000
Ssalahhh cn
Ssalahhh
cn 301,888 -39,200
Xuming "scplayer" Qi cn
Xuming "scplayer" Qi
cn 241,984 -24,000

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Day 1d Ends with 27 Players

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

The remaining 27 players have bagged and tagged their virtual chips and will return for tomorrow's Day 2. One more flight is to follow for all those that didn't make it thus far.

All chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Reijmer Busts to Schiff in Last Hand

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Reijmer vs Schiff
Reijmer vs Schiff

Daniel "zafjekis" Reijmer was caught bluffing with an eight-high just prior and had a shot at redemption when he got it in preflop against the very same opponent. That happened to be Alexander "ShtukShtront" Schiff, and Reijmer had the best of it heading into the showdown.

Daniel "zafjekis" Reijmer: {a-Clubs}{j-Spades}
Alexander "ShtukShtront" Schiff: {a-Spades}{10-Spades}

The {10-Hearts}{4-Spades}{4-Clubs} flop paired up Schiff, who held onto the lead on the {2-Hearts} turn and {9-Clubs} river.

Alexander "ShtukShtront" Schiff JM
Alexander "ShtukShtront" Schiff
JM 1,575,478 737,538
Daniel "zafjekis" Reijmer nl
Daniel "zafjekis" Reijmer
nl Busted

Schiff Doubles Through Peters

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Schiff vs Peters
Schiff vs Peters

Samuel Vousden made it 32,000 to go and David Peters in the small blind three-bet to 140,800. Alexander "ShtukShtront" Schiff then four-bet jammed for 395,970 to force out Vousden and Peters called.

Alexander "ShtukShtront" Schiff: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}
David Peters: {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

The board ran out {j-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{9-Spades}{k-Diamonds} and Schiff doubled with top set.

Samuel Vousden fi
Samuel Vousden
fi 1,493,235 -138,000
David Peters us
David Peters
us 1,135,455 -482,270
Ian "potamophobia" Matakis us
Ian "potamophobia" Matakis
us 972,306 60,300
Jargo Alavali ee
Jargo Alavali
ee 885,402 -36,000
Alexander "ShtukShtront" Schiff JM
Alexander "ShtukShtront" Schiff
JM 837,940 467,970
Daniel "zafjekis" Reijmer nl
Daniel "zafjekis" Reijmer
nl 705,538 138,000
iownumind cn
iownumind
cn 243,080 -36,000

Zhang Forces Fold From De Souza

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Belarmino de Souza limped the small blind and called a raise to 64,000 by Michael Zhang in the big blind. The flop fell {7-Clubs}{3-Spades}{3-Hearts} and de Souza check-called for 40,000. The Brazilian check-called for another 166,500 on the {10-Clubs} turn and the {7-Hearts} river double-paired the board.

De Souza check-called once more and Zhang fired a bet worth 183,150. His opponent went deep into the tank and eventually folded.

Michael Zhang gb
Michael Zhang
gb 1,160,423 312,500
Belarmino de Souza br
Belarmino de Souza
br 811,460 -150,500
Boris Kolev bg
Boris Kolev
bg 453,562 -42,000
Andreas "Duckzzz" Nasman fi
Andreas "Duckzzz" Nasman
fi 452,292 -34,000
Matthew "Nator" Hyman mx
Matthew "Nator" Hyman
mx 451,582 -34,000
Xuming "scplayer" Qi cn
Xuming "scplayer" Qi
cn 265,984 -24,000
Markus Prinz de
Markus Prinz
de 172,942 -18,000

"DonEmilio" Flushes "Vekrex"

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

"DonEmilio" made it 32,000 to go in the cutoff and "VekRex" called on the button. The duo headed to the {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}{6-Hearts} flop and "DonEmilio" bet 30,600, "VekRex" raised to 84,456 and received a call.

The {5-Clubs} fell on the turn and "DonEmilio" check-called for 72,000 to then face a bet worth 136,000 by "DonEmilio" on the {9-Hearts} river. They called with {a-Spades}{10-Clubs} for trips tens but "DonEmilio" had improved to a flush with the {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}.

DonEmilio cr
DonEmilio
cr 1,502,568 293,759
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
us 729,566 40,500
VekRex RU
VekRex
RU 654,365 -230,259
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
us 645,652 -34,000
Daniyar Aubakirov kz
Daniyar Aubakirov
kz 631,387 -10,000
George Wolff us
George Wolff
us 572,882 -26,000
Ssalahhh cn
Ssalahhh
cn 341,088 -34,000

Vousden Takes from Reijmer

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Samuel Vousden raised to 35,200 and was called only by Daniel "zafjekis" Reijmer out of the small blind. On a flop of {9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}, Reijmer check-called for 52,800 and checked again the {2-Hearts} turn. Vousden activated his time bank and then fired a bet of 154,500, earning another call from Reijmer.

The {4-Spades} river was checked and Reijmer tabled {7-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for a missed double draw, which allowed Vousden to collect the pot with {q-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} for queen-jack high.

Samuel Vousden fi
Samuel Vousden
fi 1,631,235 270,500
Daniel "zafjekis" Reijmer nl
Daniel "zafjekis" Reijmer
nl 567,538 -244,500

Updated Counts on the Break (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
David Peters us
David Peters
us 1,617,725
Samuel Vousden fi
Samuel Vousden
fi 1,360,735
jbubb901 mx
jbubb901
mx 1,324,319
DonEmilio cr
DonEmilio
cr 1,208,809
Belarmino de Souza br
Belarmino de Souza
br 961,960
Jargo Alavali ee
Jargo Alavali
ee 921,402
Ian "potamophobia" Matakis us
Ian "potamophobia" Matakis
us 912,006
VekRex RU
VekRex
RU 884,624
mercury41 BY
mercury41
BY 869,160
Michael Zhang gb
Michael Zhang
gb 847,923
Gergely "Land on it!" Kulcsar hu
Gergely "Land on it!" Kulcsar
hu 824,076
Daniel "zafjekis" Reijmer nl
Daniel "zafjekis" Reijmer
nl 812,038
Marius Gierse at
Marius Gierse
at 805,290
Anatoly Filatov ru
Anatoly Filatov
ru 773,799
Rui "OlliOctavius" Sousa pt
Rui "OlliOctavius" Sousa
pt 751,334
Aki "Seabossss" Virtanen fi
Aki "Seabossss" Virtanen
fi 733,313
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
us 689,066
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
us 679,652
Daniyar Aubakirov kz
Daniyar Aubakirov
kz 641,387
George Wolff us
George Wolff
us 598,882
Boris Kolev bg
Boris Kolev
bg 495,562
Andreas "Duckzzz" Nasman fi
Andreas "Duckzzz" Nasman
fi 486,292
Matthew "Nator" Hyman mx
Matthew "Nator" Hyman
mx 485,582
Ssalahhh cn
Ssalahhh
cn 375,088
Alexander "ShtukShtront" Schiff JM
Alexander "ShtukShtront" Schiff
JM 369,970

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