HRW 18: $10,300 Super MILLION$ Main Event, $5M GTD
Days:
12

Event Info

Prize Pool $5,810,000
Players 581

Level Info

Level 47
Blinds 600,000 / 1,200,000
Ante 150,000

Players Info - Day 2

Players Left 1
Entries 9
HRW 18: $10,300 Super MILLION$ Main Event, $5M GTD
Day 2 Completed

Davidi Kitai Wins the HRW 18: $10,300 Super MILLION$ Main Event ($726,839)

Jaxon • Level 47: 600,000-1,200,000, 150,000 ante
Davidi Kitai
Davidi Kitai

Davidi Kitai shipped HRW 18: $10,300 Super MILLION$ Main Event, the crown jewel of High Rollers Week at GGPoker, for $726,839 after navigating through a star-studded final table including the likes of Michael Watson, Niklas Astedt, David Yan, and Eelis Parssinen, who finished runner-up in back-to-back weeks.

Kitai needs no introduction to poker fans, especially in his home country of Belgium where he leads the country's All Time Money List at The Hendon Mob with nearly $10.2 million in live tournament earnings including an impressive three WSOP gold bracelets.

This was the second final table and third cash for Kitai in a Super MILLION$ event. Tonight's victory was by far the biggest of the cashes as his two other cashes combined to $76,048 in winnings. The victory more than doubled his lifetime earnings at GGPoker, which stand at $1,123,389 after his win.

HRW 18: $10,300 Super MILLION$ Main Event Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Davidi KitaiBelgium$726,839
2Eelis ParssinenFinland$602,066
3Michael WatsonCanada$498,713
4Andrii "Brahman33" NovakUkraine$413,101
5David YanNew Zealand$342,187
6Niklas AstedtSweden$283,445
7Aleksei "JokerFace" BarkovRussia$234,787
8Aleks PonakovsLatvia$194,482
9Sergei "iplaytooslow" DenisovRussia$161,097

Final Table Action

The Super MILLION$ Main Event was a huge success with the 581 entrants generating a massive $5,810,000 prize pool to smash the lofty $5 million guarantee.

After approximately 11 hours of play on Day 1 on Sunday, the final table was set. Yan began tonight's action with the chip lead with Kitai and Astedt close on his tail.

There were fireworks with an elimination and a lead change on the very first hand of the final table.

Sergei "iplaytooslow" Denisov called off his stack with big slick in the big blind against the Astedt's ace-deuce small-blind shove and hit the showers when a deuce spiked the board.

Three hands later, Parssinen ousted Aleks Ponakovs in eighth place when his king-jack got there against ace-six suited.

Parssinen, who entered the final table in eighth place then chipped up in a huge way and left Watson with under two big blinds after his queen-jack suited got there against ace-eight.

Watson fought back with three doubles during which time Parssinen held the chip lead before Astedt claimed it back.

Watson then chipped up even further when he eliminated the short-stacked Aleksei "JokerFace" Barkov with his big slick holding against ace-queen.

Kitai then had the shortest stack of the six remaining players but doubled off Parssinen to get back into the mix.

Parssinen then doubled up himself against Astedt to reclaim the lead before Kitai finished the Swede off when his ace-queen paired the board on the river against Astedt's sevens.

Michael Watson
Michael Watson

Watson then doubled up for a fourth and fifth time at the final table with the fifth double also eliminating Yan in fifth place in a flip situation. Watson's suited big slick improved to top two pair against Yan's fours and Yan's impressive Super MILLION$ run was history.

Watson impressively took the chip lead. Keep in mind he had less than two big blinds early in the final table. He extended it further while at the same time sending Andrii "Brahman33" Novak to the rail when his cowboys held against Novak's sevens.

Kitai was the shortest stack but doubled up against Watson to put the final three players within a few big blinds of each other.

A short while later, Watson held by far the shortest stack but doubled up for a sixth and final time. His impressive run eventually came to an end when he couldn't win a flip against Parssinen with sevens against ace-jack suited.

Heads-Up Action

Parssinen began heads-up action with a 3:1 chip advantage against Kitai. A short while later he extended it to a 4:1 advantage before things began to fall apart for the Finn.

Kitai doubled up when his king-ten held against king-nine suited before he took the lead. The lead went back to Parssinen a short while later before Kitai claimed it back for the final time.

Always a bride's mate and never a bride for Parssinen as he finished runner-up in a similar event last week in the HRW 02: $10,300 Super MILLION$ for $472,222 after losing a heads-up battle against the eventual winner Kyle Menard.

He finished runner-up again, this time for $602,066 when his ace-deuce didn't improve against Kitai's ace-eight.

Davidi Kitai Wins the HRW 18: $10,300 Super MILLION$ Main Event
Davidi Kitai Wins the HRW 18: $10,300 Super MILLION$ Main Event

Parssinen should be pleased with his repeat runner-up performance despite holding a substantial chip lead heads-up considering he entered the final table with an eighth-place stack of just 11 big blinds.

Congrats to Davidi Kitai for another big win to add to his already impressive resume and his biggest cash to date at GGPoker.

The High Rollers Week is officially a wrap at GGPoker. But there are many other big events planned for the rest of the year including the ongoing Battle of Malta and the recently announced 2020 World Series of Poker Main Event.

Stay tuned at PokerNews as we bring you the action of the biggest poker events around the world.

Tags: Aleks PonakovsAleksei BarkovAndrii NovakDavid YanDavidi KitaiEelis ParssinenKyle MenardMichael WatsonNiklas AstedtSergei Denisov

Final Table Payouts

Jaxon • Level 47: 600,000-1,200,000, 150,000 ante
PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Davidi KitaiBelgium$726,839
2Eelis ParssinenFinland$602,066
3Michael WatsonCanada$498,713
4Andrii "Brahman33" NovakUkraine$413,101
5David YanNew Zealand$342,187
6Niklas AstedtSweden$283,445
7Aleksei "JokerFace" BarkovRussia$234,787
8Aleks PonakovsLatvia$194,482
9Sergei "iplaytooslow" DenisovRussia$161,097

Eelis Parssinen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($602,066)

Jaxon • Level 47: 600,000-1,200,000, 150,000 ante

Eelis Parssinen jammed for about 15 million from the button and was called by Davidi Kitai.

Eelis Parssinen: {a-Clubs}{2-Spades}
Davidi Kitai: {a-Hearts}{8-Clubs}

The {q-Spades}{a-Spades}{3-Diamonds} flop paired both players. The {5-Hearts} on the turn gave Parssinen a few more outs to a straight.

The {10-Diamonds} completed the board on the river and Kitai won the hand with a better kicker.

Parssinen finished runner-up in back to back weeks in the Super MILLION$. Last week he earned $472,222 after Kyle Menard beat him heads-up.

This week, he managed to take home another $602,066 to bring his total over $1 million in what he earned in this event in just two weeks.

Meanwhile, a big congrats to Davidi Kitai for winning the Super MILLION$ Main Event to bank the massive $726,839 top prize.

Stay tuned for the final table payouts and the recap of the HRW 18: $10,300 Super MILLION$ Main Event.

Davidi Kitai be 58,100,000 20,508,740
Eelis Parssinen FI Busted
Level:
47
Blinds:
600,000/1,200,000
Ante:
150,000

Kitai Back on Top

Jaxon • Level 46: 500,000-1,000,000, 125,000 ante

Eelis Parsinnen limped from the button and Davidi Kitai opted to check behind.

Kitai check-called a bet of 1 million after the {10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} landed on the flop.

The Belgian then check-called a bet of 3.78 million after the {7-Clubs} landed on the turn and again check-called a bet of 4.123 million after the {6-Hearts} landed on the river.

Parssinen turned over {j-Spades}{7-Hearts} for a pair of sevens and Kitai won the pot to regain the chip lead after he turned over {q-Hearts}{8-Hearts} for top pair.

Davidi Kitai be 37,591,260 12,103,200
Eelis Parssinen FI 20,508,740 -12,103,200

Kitai Doubles

Jaxon • Level 46: 500,000-1,000,000, 125,000 ante

Davidi Kitai doubled the first hand after the break.

Eelis Parssinen jammed the button with {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} and was called by Kitai for about 10 million with {k-Hearts}{10-Spades}.

The {8-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{8-Spades}{2-Spades} ran out on the board to give Kitai some breathing room.

Eelis Parssinen FI 36,786,940 -10,656,530
Davidi Kitai be 21,313,060 10,656,530

Second Break

Jaxon • Level 46: 500,000-1,000,000, 125,000 ante

Davidi Kitai and Eelis Parssinen are on their second break of the final table. Parssinen extended his lead just before the break by winning three small pots to start heads-up play.

Eelis Parssinen FI 47,443,470 5,385,000
Davidi Kitai be 10,656,530 -5,375,100