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WSOPC #2: $10,300 Super MILLION$ High Roller, $5M Gtd.
Day 1 Completed

Melogno Leads Final Nine in 2020 GGPoker WSOPC Event #2: $10,300 Super MILLION$ High Roller

zedmaster84 • Level 37: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante
Pablo Melogno
Pablo Melogno

The bar was set very high in the most expensive buy-in of the 2020 GGPoker World Series of Poker Winter Online Circuit, as Event #2 $Super MILLION$ 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

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Pablo MelognoUruguay12,875,68964
2Joakim AnderssonSweden8,202,07641
3Phillip "tazmania888" MighallUnited Kingdom7,035,06835
4RogerScrutonBrazil5,587,37228
5Samuel VousdenFinland5,530,37828
6Jorma NuutinenFinland4,033,40420
7MK-UltraCanada2,812,24514
8Andrey KotelnikovRussia2,657,03613
9vecaTurkey2,366,73212

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.

The Action of the Day

If the opening minutes were an indication of what could be expected, it certainly promised non-stop poker action and all-in showdowns. GGPoker ambassador Fedor Holz lost his first entry within seven minutes and was one of numerous top pros who fired multiple entries without anything to show for. As the field kept growing, so did the number of reentries which ultimately made up for more than 38.5% of the total entries. Mikita Badziakouski entered nine times in total and another two contenders were responsible for half a dozen bullets each.

The all-in showdowns never really slowed down until the end of the late registration period and Andersson appeared near the top of the leaderboard when he sent Sam Greenwood to the rail. Three levels later, it was Scotsman Ludovic "Gr4vyB04t" Geilich who ended up as the bubble boy when he jammed the button with king-jack only to run into the aces of Romain "Flingue" Dours.

Ludovic Geilich
Bubble boy Ludovic Geilich

Andersson remained near the top of the leaderboard throughout the remainder of the night and Vousden joined him there after knocking out several opponents including Ivan "zufo16" Zufic. Justin Bonomo was one of many top pros who reached the money and fell short of making the final table, joined by fellow WSOP bracelet winners Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Julien Martini, Isaac Baron, Brian Green, and Michael "YesPlease" Clacher.

The bid of Luke Schwartz to add a WSOPC ring to his WSOP bracelet ended in 20th place when ace-eight suited failed to beat pocket queens. As the field raced towards the final table, notables such as Guillaume Nolet, Mark Radoja, and Kenny Smaron had to settle for five-digit paydays.

Online poker streamer and poker coach Benjamin Rolle then missed the nut flush draw against the pair of queens and open-ender of Pablo Melogno to finish in 11th place. He was swiftly followed by another German high roller as Marius Gierse ran ace-queen into kings and found no help to wrap up the action for the night.

Cards are in the air in the 2020 GGPoker World Series of Poker Winter Online Circuit. The PokerNews live reporting team will provide live updates for all events and you can follow them right here!

Tags: Andrey KotelnikovBenjamin RolleFedor HolzJoakim AnderssonJorma NuutinenJustin BonomoKenneth SmaronLudovic GeilichLuke SchwartzMarius GierseMark RadojaPablo MelognoPhillip MighallSamuel Vousden

Marius Gierse Eliminated in 10th Place ($116,778)

zedmaster84 • Level 37: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante
Marius Gierse
Marius Gierse

Joakim Andersson made it 400,000 to go from under the gun and Marus Gierse then three-bet to 2,068,676 with exactly 300,000 behind. Phillip "tazmania888" Mighall four-bet jammed for more than 3.8 million and Gierse eventually called it off after using several emojis.

Marius Gierse: {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}
Phillip "tazmania888" Mighall: {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}

The first emoji Gierse right before revealing the cards was "my last hand" and that indeed came true when he missed entirely on the {5-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{3-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{8-Spades} board. Gierse finishes in 10th place and takes home $116,778, which wraps up Day 1.

Gierse Eliminated by Mighall
Gierse Eliminated by Mighall

All remaining nine players are now on break until the live-streamed final table on Tuesday, December 15th. The chip counts of the finalists and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Joakim Andersson se
Joakim Andersson
se 8,202,076 -425,000
Phillip "tazmania888" Mighall gb
Phillip "tazmania888" Mighall
gb 7,035,068 3,168,676
Marius Gierse at
Marius Gierse
at Busted

Benjamin Rolle Eliminated in 11th Place ($116,778)

poolshir • Level 37: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante
Melogno vs Rolle
Melogno vs Rolle

Benjamin Rolle raised to 400,000 from the button and Pablo Melogno three-bet to 1,140,000 from the big blind which Rolle called.

The flop came {9-Clubs}{10-Spades}{j-Spades}, Melogno took some time and opted to continue with a bet of 1,160,000. Rolle decided to jam for 2,520,588 which Melogno called with the bigger stack.

Benjamin Rolle: {a-Spades}{3-Spades}
Pablo Melogno: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}

Rolle had flopped the nut-flush draw while Melogno held the overpair and open-ended straight draw.

The turn was the {5-Clubs} which didn't change things and neither did the {6-Diamonds} on the river as Rolle was eliminated in eleventh place.

Play continues immediately for the final table bubble.

Joaquin Melogno UY
Joaquin Melogno
UY 12,605,689 3,835,588
RogerScruton br
RogerScruton
br 5,912,372 375,000
Samuel Vousden fi
Samuel Vousden
fi 4,000,378 -375,000
veca tr
veca
tr 3,816,732 -75,000
MK-Ultra ca
MK-Ultra
ca 2,837,245 -275,000
Benjamin Rolle de
Benjamin Rolle
de Busted

Small Chip Changes Only

zedmaster84 • Level 37: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

Phillip "tazmania888" Mighall won a pot with a successful continuation bet against Marius Gierse, who subsequently became the table short stack. However, nothing much happened as Gierse is just one blind steal away from overtaking Andrey Kotelnikov at the bottom of their table.

Joakim Andersson se
Joakim Andersson
se 8,627,076 625,000
Jorma Nuutinen fi
Jorma Nuutinen
fi 4,158,404 400,000
Phillip "tazmania888" Mighall gb
Phillip "tazmania888" Mighall
gb 3,866,392 75,000
Andrey Kotelnikov ru
Andrey Kotelnikov
ru 2,882,036 -450,000
Marius Gierse at
Marius Gierse
at 2,393,676 -650,000

Melogno With the Higher Two Pair

poolshir • Level 37: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante

Pablo Melogno raised to 410,000 from the cutoff and "MK-Ultra" defended their big blind.

The flop came {3-Hearts}{6-Spades}{6-Clubs}, "MK-Ultra" check-called the 321,000 continuation-bet of Melogno.

They both checked through the {k-Diamonds} on the turn to the {7-Clubs} on the river. "MK-Ultra" bet 500,00 and Melogno called. ."MK-Ultra" tabled the {a-Clubs}{7-Spades} for two pair but Melogno held the {k-Spades}{q-Diamonds} for the higher two pair to claim the pot.

Joaquin Melogno UY
Joaquin Melogno
UY 8,770,101 2,016,000
RogerScruton br
RogerScruton
br 5,537,372 -325,000
Samuel Vousden fi
Samuel Vousden
fi 4,375,378 -1,445,000
veca tr
veca
tr 3,891,732 1,435,000
Benjamin Rolle de
Benjamin Rolle
de 3,485,588 -65,000
MK-Ultra ca
MK-Ultra
ca 3,112,245 -1,616,000

Mighall Survives Against Andersson

zedmaster84 • Level 37: 100,000-200,000, 25,000 ante
Mighall doubles through Andersson
Mighall doubles through Andersson

The action folded to Joakim Andersson on the button and he raised to 2,625,000. Marius Gierse let go out of the small blind, however, Phillip "tazmania888" Mighall called all-in or 1,583,196 in the big blind.

Phillip "tazmania888" Mighall: {4-Clubs}{4-Spades}
Joakim Andersson: {a-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}

Andersson picked up counterfeit outs on the {j-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} flop but the {2-Diamonds} turn and {k-Spades} river kept Mighall in contention.

Joakim Andersson se
Joakim Andersson
se 8,002,076 -1,748,196
Phillip "tazmania888" Mighall gb
Phillip "tazmania888" Mighall
gb 3,791,392 1,943,196
Jorma Nuutinen fi
Jorma Nuutinen
fi 3,758,404 275,000
Andrey Kotelnikov ru
Andrey Kotelnikov
ru 3,332,036 -145,000
Marius Gierse at
Marius Gierse
at 3,043,676 -325,000
Level:
37
Blinds:
100,000/200,000
Ante:
25,000

Kenneth Smaron Eliminated in 12th Place ($92,219)

zedmaster84 • Level 36: 80,000-160,000, 20,000 ante
Kenneth Smaron
Kenneth Smaron

Joakim Andersson made it 320,000 to go from the under the gun position and Kenneth Smaron then jammed for the last 2,655,735 from two seats over in the hijack. Andersson gave it brief consideration and made the call with the far superior stack.

Kenneth Smaron: {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}
Joakim Andersson: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

Neither player hit anything on the {10-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{6-Clubs}{q-Spades}{3-Hearts} board and the kicker advantage sent the pot to Andersson, while Smaron exited in 13th place for $92,219.

Smaron eliminated by Andersson
Smaron eliminated by Andersson
Joakim Andersson se
Joakim Andersson
se 9,750,272 2,995,735
Jorma Nuutinen fi
Jorma Nuutinen
fi 3,483,404 -100,000
Andrey Kotelnikov ru
Andrey Kotelnikov
ru 3,477,036 -180,000
Marius Gierse at
Marius Gierse
at 3,368,676 -20,000
Phillip "tazmania888" Mighall gb
Phillip "tazmania888" Mighall
gb 1,848,196 -20,000
Kenneth Smaron us
Kenneth Smaron
us Busted