2021 GG Spring Festival PokerStars SCOOP 2021 partypoker Sunday LIVE
Event #30: Super High Roller $25,500, $2.5M Gtd.

Event Info

Prize Pool $3,175,000
Players 127

Level Info

Level 35
Blinds 70,000 / 140,000
Ante 17,500

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 127
Event #30: Super High Roller $25,500, $2.5M Gtd.
Day 1 Completed

Ludovic "Gr4vyB04t" Geilich Wins Super MILLION$ Week Event #30: $25,500 Super High Roller ($635,080)

elron66 • Level 35: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante
Ludovic Geilich
Ludovic Geilich

After nearly ten hours of play, Ludovic "Gr4vyB04t" Geilich took down Event #30: Super High Roller $25,500, $2.5M Gtd. for $635,080. Geilich made it through the 127 player field to get heads up with Belgian grinder Bert Stevens, who is perhaps better known as "girafganger7".

The two cut a deal before heads-up play when Stevens had slightly more chips than Geilich, meaning Stevens actually earned slightly more than Geilich despite finishing second.

Geilich is no stranger to big results. With more than $3 million in earnings on the live felt and more than $4 million in the virtual arena, Geilich is one of the best in the world no matter where the cards are dealt. The $635K he earned from this event represents his biggest score either live or online, eclipsing both the $300K+ score he earned live in 2013 at EPT London for 4th place, as well as his $462,182 win in 2016's WCOOP-70: $21,000 PL Omaha [6-Max, High-Roller].

Final Table Results

1Ludovic "Gr4vyB04t" GeilichUnited Kingdom$635,080
2Bert StevensBelgium$655,298
4David YanNew Zealnd$316,226
5Daniel DvoressCanada$238,691
6Arsenii MalinovRussia$180,167
7Sami KelopuroFinland$135,992
8David ColemanUnited States$102,648

The Day's Action

Event #30: Super High Roller $25,500, $2.5M Gtd. got underway at 3 p.m. Eastern time with five hours of late registration. By the time the registration window was closed, 127 entries swelled the prize pool to $3,175,000, more than 25% above the guarantee.

There were still 44 players left at the tables when registration closed, fighting for 17 paid spots. It took a little over an hour before Seth Davies was eliminated on the money bubble after getting it in good with kings over queens, but then losing out to Finland's Sami Kelopuro when a queen hit the river.

Along the way, big-name players like Isaac Haxton and Mikita Badziakouski lost their chips just before the money, as did Chi Zhang, who fired six bullets in this one before busting near the money bubble.

Wiktor Malinowski
Wiktor Malinowski

Just over an hour passed before they were down to the final table. Wiktor Malinowski, better known on the online cash streets as "limitless", was the unfortunate player to bubble the final table. He lost a race with eights to Geilich's ace-king when the Scotsman flopped a king.

That set up a final table that took just over two hours to complete. Among the big names to make the final table were American David Coleman (8th for $102,648), Finnish player Kelopuro (7th for $135,992), and Canadian Daniel Dvoress (5th for $238,691).

They played four-handed for about an hour, even trying to cut an ICM deal at one point that was rejected by "hashtag_fold", before David Yan became the next casualty when his king-seven couldn't hold against the queen-seven of Stevens, and that opened the floodgates. "hashtag_fold" followed Yan to the exit immediately after, and after Stevens and Geilich cut a deal heads up, they only played two hands before Geilich took it down.

The deal was cut at the start of heads-up play when Stevens had the slight edge in chips. That gave Stevens the biggest payout at the end, $655,298 to $635,080 for Geilich, but it was Geilich who got the official win.

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Bert Stevens Eliminated in 2nd Place ($655,289)

zedmaster84 • Level 35: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante
Bert Stevens Eliminated in 2nd place
Bert Stevens Eliminated in 2nd place

After the heads-up stage was reached, both players agreed to an ICM deal.

"But I still want to win," Ludovic "Gr4vyB04t" Geilich replied in chat. Nonetheless, they flipped it in blind and it took two hands to determine a chamion.

Ludovic "Gr4vyB04t" Geilich: {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Bert Stevens: {6-Hearts}{2-Spades}

The {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{4-Spades} flop increased the equity of Geilich but Stevens hit the {6-Diamonds} turn. No heart came but the {9-Spades} river gave Geilich the higher pair.

In the next hand, Stevens was all-in for just shy of 10 blinds.

Bert Stevens: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}
Ludovic "Gr4vyB04t" Geilich: {10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}

The {a-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} flop gave both a pair and the {j-Hearts} turn changed nothing much. Once the {10-Spades} fell on the river, Geilich made two pair and was crowned as the champion. As part of the ICM deal, Stevens earns $655,289 while Geilich is the winner and takes home $635,080.

A recap of today's action is to follow.

Ludovic "Gr4vyB04t" Geilich gb 12,700,000 7,219,250
Bert Stevens be Busted

"hashtag_fold" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($418,948)

zedmaster84 • Level 35: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante
hashtag_fold eliminated in 3rd place
hashtag_fold eliminated in 3rd place

Ludovic "Gr4vyB04t" Geilich opened the button to 280,000 and "hashtag_fold" jammed for 1,760,070 out of the big blind. Geilich quickly called with the superior stack and both turned over an ace.

"hashtag_fold": {a-Spades}{3-Hearts}
Ludovic "Gr4vyB04t" Geilich: {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

The {j-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{6-Hearts} flop left "hashtag_fold" in desperate shape and it was all over on the {q-Spades} turn, which made the {6-Spades} river meaningless. For their efforts, "hashtag_fold" takes home $418,948.

Bert Stevens be 7,219,250 1,126,943
Ludovic "Gr4vyB04t" Geilich gb 5,480,750 1,340,070
hashtag_fold CA Busted

David Yan Eliminated in 4th Place ($316,226)

zedmaster84 • Level 35: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante
David Yan
David Yan

David Yan opened to 420,000 with 111,943 behind and Bert Stevens reraised to 700,000 out of the big blind. Yan called all-in and was in prime shape for a double-up.

David Yan: {k-Spades}{7-Hearts}
Bert Stevens: {q-Hearts}{7-Clubs}

The {q-Clubs}{6-Spades}{3-Diamonds} flop propelled Stevens into the lead and he remained there throughout the {10-Spades} turn and {2-Diamonds} river. Yan's bid came to an end in 4th place and he takes home $316,226.

Ludovic "Gr4vyB04t" Geilich gb 4,140,680 -280,000
hashtag_fold CA 1,375,070
David Yan nz Busted

Stevens Hits Two Pair to Top 5 Million

elron66 • Level 35: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante

"hashtag_fold" raised to 308K from the button, and Bert Stevens called the big blind. The flop came {9-Spades}{6-Clubs}{2-Hearts} and they both checked. they checked again on the {j-Hearts} turn, but Stevens check-called for 560K on the {k-Clubs} river.

"hashtag_fold": {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Bert Stevens: {k-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

Board: {9-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{k-Clubs}

Stevens hit two pair on the river to cap the top-top for "hashtag_fold".

Bert Stevens be 6,092,307 679,000
Ludovic "Gr4vyB04t" Geilich gb 4,420,680 -245,000
hashtag_fold CA 1,375,070 -399,000
David Yan nz 811,943 -35,000

Two in a Row for Geilich

zedmaster84 • Level 35: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante

Canada's "hashtag_fold" raised to 280,000 in the cutoff and Ludovic "Gr4vyB04t" Geilich called on the button. On a {k-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{6-Spades} flop, "hashtag_fold" checked and Geilich bet 168,675 to win the pot.

One hand later, Geilich raised to 280,000 first to act and "hashtag_fold" defended the big blind. They checked the {q-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop and Geilich took it down with a bet worth 140,000.

Bert Stevens be 5,413,307 452,500
Ludovic "Gr4vyB04t" Geilich gb 4,665,680 1,136,500
hashtag_fold CA 1,774,070 -1,341,500
David Yan nz 846,943 -247,500

Stevens Takes Four in a Row

zedmaster84 • Level 34: 60,000-120,000, 15,000 ante

David Yan raised to 264,00 and earned a call by Ludovic "Gr4vyB04t" Geilich in the big blind. On a {j-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} flop, Geilich checked and Yan's bet of 162,000 was called. On the {8-Diamonds} turn, Geiluch checked and Yan jammed for 797,443 to force a fold.

Geilich won most of those chips back one hand later in a raised pot against Bert Stevens. But it was the Belgian that dominated most of the next hands. He took down four pots preflop to pull back into the top spot.

All other hands during the level brought no excitement and ended as quickly as they started.

Bert Stevens be 4,960,807 869,825
Ludovic "Gr4vyB04t" Geilich gb 3,529,180 -264,825
hashtag_fold CA 3,115,570 -883,500
David Yan nz 1,094,443 278,500