Day 2 Completed
|Blinds||70,000 / 140,000|
Players Info - Day 2
Day 2 Completed
Arsenii Malinov Wins Super MILLION$ Week Event #6: $25,500 Super High Roller ($661,743)
In just under two and a half hours, a champion was crowned in the 2021 GGPoker Super MILLION$ Week Event #6: $25,500 Super High Roller. The joint second most expensive tournament of the high-stakes festival on GGPoker attracted a field of 114 entries and the top 15 finishers earned a portion of the $$2,850,000 prize pool.
The fast-paced final table was dominated by Russia's Arsenii Malinov, who defeated Day 1 chip leader Seth Davies in heads-up. Malinov claimed his biggest cash on GGPoker so far and parlayed a $2,500 satellite entry into a score of $661,743. That increases his overall cashes on the fastest-growing poker site to nearly $2.4 million.
Runner-up Davies had to settle for a consolation prize worth $503,914 while Germany's "REPTAR" turned the second-shortest stack at the start of the final table in a third-place finish for $383,728. Among the finalists were also the online high roller regulars Aleksejs Ponakovs, Joao Vieira, Matthias Eibinger, Jason Koon, David Coleman, and Daniel Dvoress.
Final Result Super MILLION$ Week Event #6: $25,500 Super High Roller
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in USD)|
|2||Seth Davies||United States||$503,914|
|7||Jason Koon||United States||$129,030|
|8||David Coleman||United States||$98,256|
While Malinov's name may not immediately ring a bell in comparison with most other finalists, he has been a High Roller regular for some time. It was the 21st appearance in a Super MILLION$ event, which usually runs as a $10,300 buy-in during the Super Sunday on GGPoker. Malinov had cashed nine times and reached his fourth final table, which he dominated with sheer relentless aggression including a five-bet jam with seven-six suited.
The action of the Final Day
Daniel Dvoress was the shortest stack by some margin and became the first casualty when the ace-king suited of Malinov rivered the nut flush against pocket fives. David Coleman was gone next when his dominated ace-four ended up second-best against the ace-ten of Joao Vieira.
It was a period in which Malinov turned up the heat and "REPTAR" earned two doubles. One of those left Jason Koon short, who then lost ace-queen once more for the last few chips against a three-betting Malinov with jack-five suited. Half an hour later, "REPTAR" went on a heater to eliminate Matthias Eibinger and Vieira within a few hands to take over the lead.
Malinov struck back and gained the lead with his aggressive style and Aleksejs Ponakovs fell victim to the streak of Malinov. The Russian flopped top pair and a gutshot in three-way action to prevail with a superior straught and bust Ponakovs in fourth. Several double-ups in three-handed action followed until "REPTAR" jammed ace-queen into the kings of Seth Davies. One queen was not enough for the German and heads-up started almost even in chips.
Malinov left little doubt over the role of table captain and cut Davies' stack short. The American pro gained traction once more only to jam a dominated ace-nine into ace-king suited. Both kickers hit and Malinov was crowned as the champion.
Davies and all other high-stakes regulars can be the next winner of a Super MILLION$ Week event in the days to come, as the festival continues until March 7 with daily High Roller tournaments.
Seth Davies Eliminated in 2nd Place ($503,914)
Seth Davies opted to limp the button and Arsenii Malinov raised to 560,000, like he had done a few times lately. Davies then jammed for 4,050,530 and Malinov beat him into the pot.
The flop paired both kickers and Davies was down to two outs on the turn. He missed them on the blank river and had to settle for second place, which comes with a consolation prize of $503,914.
For Malinov, it was the 4th final table and ninth cash in a Super MILLION$ event on GGPoker. He collects the top prize of $661,743, which is the biggest single prize for Malinov on GGPoker so far.
A recap of today's action is to follow.
Malinov Restores Bigger Lead
Arsenii Malinov gained some ground again by winning two pots in a row.
The second hand saw him with a button raise to 284,000 and Seth Davies called. On the flop, Davies checked and Malinov checked back.
After the turn, Davies check-called for 392,000 and the river brought no further betting action. Davies tabled but Malinov had the superior pair with the .
Davies Jams The River
Seth Davies limped in and Arsenii Malinov raised to 560,000, which Davies called.
The flop went check, check, and the followed on the turn. Malinov now bet 420,000, which Davies called.
On the river, Malinov bet 1,190,000 and Davies then jammed for nearly 2.1 million. Malinov tanked, released his cards and the gap between them was cut down to just a few big blinds.
Davies Gets Some Back With King-High
The same spiel continued with a limped pot to the flop and Arsenii Malinov now check-called for 140,000. They checked the turn and Malinov bet the river for 490,000.
Seth Davies needed more consideration but called with the for king-high. Malinov was caught bluffing with the !
Malinov Wins Again With Aggression
Seth Davies won a pot of 642,600 to then engage in a limped pot to the flop. Davies check-called for 163,800 and did so again for 504,000 on the turn.
Davies also checked the river and Arsenii Malinov bet 1,120,000 into a pot of 1,650,600. Davies tanked and eventually surrendered to see the gap widen further.
Malinov Pulls Further Ahead
Seth Davies limped in and Arsenii Malinov checked his option to the flop, which went check, check. On the turn, Malinov bet 196,000 to earn a call and bet the river for 560,000. Davies folded to forfeit some precious blinds.
Another limped pot followed and they checked to the turn. Davies bet 15,500 and Malinov came along. The river was checked and the of Malinov won the pot versus .
Malinov Extends Lead
Arsenii Malinov opened to 294,000 and Seth Davies made the call from the big blind. The flop went check, check and Davies led the turn for 910,000. Malinov raised to 1,890,000 for Davies to reluctantly call.
On the river, Davies checked and Malinov's jam won the pot uncontested.
"REPTAR" Eliminated in 3rd Place ($383,728)
After some back and forth in small pots, "REPTAR" jammed out of the small blind for 1,555,234 and Seth Davies made the call in the big blind.
One queen on the brought some additional outs but the turn and river bricked off. "REPTAR" has been eliminated in 3rd place and takes home $383,728.