Welcome to Day #2 of the WSCOPC #2: Super MILLION$ High Roller at GGPoker.
The bar was set very high in the most expensive buy-in of the 2020 GGPoker World Series of Poker Winter Online Circuit, as the Super MILLION$ came with the usual price tag of $10,300. For this special edition of the weekly high-stakes showdown on GGPoker, the guarantee received a boost to $5 million, and that goal was reached in spectacular fashion.
Thanks to 314 unique players and an incredible 197 reentries, a field of 511 emerged and the top 60 spots secured a portion of the $5.11 million prize pool. Not only did the bubble burst, but the final table of nine was reached after almost 10 1/2 hours, and it was Pablo Melogno who leads the pack.
Commonly known under his second first name Joaquin on home soil in Uruguay, he claimed a WSOP Circuit ring to his name after taking down the 2018/19 International Circuit $2,500 GRAN FINAL MILLONARIA at Enjoy Punta del Este in his home country for a top prize of $505,606. Melogno then came close to winning a WSOP bracelet in Las Vegas but finished second to Ari Engel in Event #48 $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em for $264,104.
The Uruguayan soared to the top spot on the final table bubble and claimed 12,875,689 to his name for the livestreamed final table on Tuesday.
Austria-based Swedish player Joakim Andersson already featured on the final table of the $10,300 Super MILLION$ previously, and he finished the day second in chips with 8,202,076, followed by the U.K.'s Phil "tazmania888" Mighall with 7,035,068. Behind them are two players with near-identical stack sizes including "RogerScruton" (5,587,372) and Samuel Vousden (5,530,378).
Finland is the only country with two representatives on the final table as Jorma Nuutinen made it through with a stack of 4,033,404. The bottom three stacks separated by one big blind each belong to Canada's "MK-Ultra" (2,812,245), Andrey Kotelnikov (2,657,036) and Turkish player "veca" (2,366,732). Kotelnikov sold 75% of his action in the GGPoker client at a markup of 1.09 and advanced on a single bullet — only two finalists fired more than once.
The Final Nine of WSOP Winter Circuit Event #2: $10,300 Super MILLION$ High Roller
|Position||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|3||Phillip "tazmania888" Mighall||United Kingdom||7,035,068||35|
The final nine players have locked up $140,980 for their efforts so far and the winner can look forward to a payday of $636,072 and the WSOP Circuit ring. Around four minutes remain in Level 37 which features blinds of 100,000/200,000 and a running ante of 25,000. The final table will recommence on Tuesday at 1 p.m. EST and the action will also be streamed on the GGPoker.tv Twitch channel with commentary and cards-up coverage on a security delay.