Event #11: $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller NLH, $5M GTD
Days:
12

Highlights

Highlights

Event #11: $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller NLH, $5M GTD
Day 1 Completed

Benitez Leads Star-Studded Final Table Line-Up in Event #11: $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller

zedmaster84 • Level 41: 150,000-300,000, 35,000 ante
Francisco Benitez
Francisco Benitez

One of the highly anticipated high-stakes showdowns of the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events got underway earlier today and promised some of the biggest names in the world of poker. Event #11: $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller came with a guarantee of $5 million and that was easily surpassed thanks to 624 total entries, which created a prize pool of $6,052,800.

Not only did the money bubble burst during the long online poker session but the field was eventually whittled down the nine-handed final table. Uruguayan High Roller regular Francisco Benitez claimed the top spot during the final stages of the day and finished atop the leaderboard with a stack of 9,669,040. He is followed by Thomas Muehloecker (8,273,656) and Joachim Haraldstad (7,993,045).

Six players are within ten big blinds and that also includes eight-time WSOP bracelet winner Erik Seidel, who sits in seventh place with 6,801,823. Claiming one pot would push the old school poker pro ahead of Claas Segebrecht (7,341,830), Shyngis Satubayev (7,267,536), and Isaac Baron (6,968,298).

The two shortest stacks belong to Chin-Wei "davidchien88" Chien and Rui Ferreira, who will return with 34 and 16 big blinds respectively.

Erik Seidel
Erik Seidel

Final Table 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Event #11: $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Francisco BenitezUruguay9,669,04060
2Thomas MuehloeckerAustria8,273,65652
3Joachim HaraldstadNorway7,993,04550
4Claas SegebrechtGermany7,341,83046
5Shyngis SatubayevKazakhstan7,267,53645
6Isaac BaronUnited States6,968,29844
7Erik SeidelUnited States6,801,82343
8Chin-Wei "davidchien88" ChienTaiwan5,475,85034
9Rui FerreiraPortugal2,608,92216

The for the final table will be rolled back to 80,000/160,000 with a running ante of 20,000 in order to ensure an average stack of at least 40 big blinds. Unlike all levels on Day 1 which lasted 15 minutes each, the final table will play a fixed number of hands for each blind level until a winner has been crowned. The final showdown will be broadcasted with cards-up coverage and commentary on the GGPoker Twitch channel on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.

The Action of the Day

When the first online cards were dealt, the tournament was already halfway to meeting the lofty goal. A steady influx of fresh entries and plenty of re-entries ensured that the $5 million guarantee was surpassed with plenty of time to spare during the registration period. Ultimately, a prize pool of more than $6 million emerged and the top 60 spots were poised to see a return on their investment.

Plenty of GGPoker ambassadors and streamers were in the mix such as Hristivoje "ALLinPav" Pavlovic, Kevin Martin,
Michiel "Easterdamnz" Van Elsacker, Fedor Holz, Anatoly Filatov, Felipe Ramos, and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier. Six-time WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu was also involved in the action from the get-go and built an above-average stack early on. However, his tournament came to an end soon after the registration had closed after a clash with Mark Radoja. Grospellier was the last ambassador in contention and lost a flip to come up shy of the payouts.

Hand-for-hand mode three spots away from the money bubble was seemingly the only time during which the tournament really slowed down but it didn't take long for it to burst. South Africa's Jean-Pierre "Kunkuwap" Van Der Spuy five-bet jammed more than 25 big blinds with ace-nine into the pocket kings of Michael Addamo even though Brazil's Eder "BlueMoon" Campana was down to 0.2 big blinds.

What followed was mayhem on all tables as the eliminations in the money kept pouring in at an incredibly rapid pace. Among those to fall during that frantic period were notables such as Davidi Kitai, Kenny Hallaert, Daniel Dvoress, Mikita Badziakouski, and Georgios Sotiropoulos to name all but a few. It didn't take long to reach the final three tables with WSOP bracelet winners Anson Tsang and Adrian Mateos among the next batch of casualties.

With other big names out of the way including Isaac Haxton, Matthias Eibinger, Aleksejs Ponakovs, Galen Hall, and David Coleman on the final three and two tables respectively, it looked as if Michael Addamo would once more dominate the action in one of his trademark tournaments. However, the Aussie went from big stack to 12th place finisher within a few orbits. Addamo eventually lost a flip with ace-queen suited against the pocket eights of Erik Seidel. From there on, it only took another ten minutes to reach the final table and conclude the action for the night.

Michael Addamo
From hero to zero: Michael Addamo finished in 12th Place

The remaining nine contenders have $129,410 locked up for their efforts but the winner can look forward to a payday of $977,842. Stay tuned for the conclusion of this event on August 17, as the PokerNews live reporting team will be back to provide all the key hands until the latest WSOP gold bracelet winner has been crowned.

Tags: Adrian MateosAleksejs PonakovsAnatoly FilatovAnson TsangClaas SegebrechtDaniel NegreanuErik SeidelFrancisco BenitezGeorgios SotiropoulosIsaac BaronIsaac HaxtonJoachim HaraldstadMark RadojaMichael AddamoRui FerreiraShyngis SatubayevThomas Muehloecker

Wenjie "RaiseRorever" Huang Eliminated in 10th Place ($100,504)

zedmaster84 • Level 41: 150,000-300,000, 35,000 ante
Huang eliminated by Segebrecht
Huang eliminated by Segebrecht

Wenjie "RaiseRorever" Huang was able to double his short stack through Thomas Muehloecker when {q-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} held versus {7-Spades}{5-Diamonds} button versus big blind. In the very next hand, Huang open-shoved from the cutoff and Claas Segebrecht beat him into the pot out of the big blind.

Wenjie "RaiseRorever" Huang: {3-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}
Claas Segebrecht: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}

The {a-Spades}{9-Hearts}{5-Spades} flop propelled Segebrecht into the lead while Huang had to hope for a trey or running cards to a wheel. Only two outs remained after the {10-Spades} turn and they never came on the {9-Spades} river. Just like that, the final table bubble has burst and the nine remaining players are done for tonight.

The full chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Francisco Benitez uy
Francisco Benitez
uy 9,669,040 -1,010,000
Thomas Muehloecker at
Thomas Muehloecker
at 8,273,656 4,012,629
Claas Segebrecht de
Claas Segebrecht
de 7,341,830 4,922,788
Rui Ferreira pt
Rui Ferreira
pt 2,608,922 -685,000
Wenjie "RaiseRorever" Huang CN
Wenjie "RaiseRorever" Huang
CN Busted

Tags: Claas SegebrechtThomas MuehloeckerWenjie Huang

Seidel Loses Some to Haraldstad

zedmaster84 • Level 41: 150,000-300,000, 35,000 ante

Joachim Haraldstad min-raided to 600,000 in the cutoff, which was called only by Erik Seidel in the big blind.

The {q-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{3-Clubs} flop was checked through and Seidel then led the {4-Hearts} turn for 1,143,750 into 1,525,000. Haraldstad called and opted to check behind the {4-Diamonds} river. Seidel revealed {j-Clubs}{9-Clubs} for a busted flush draw and Haraldstad claimed the pot with the {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}.

Joachim Haraldstad no
Joachim Haraldstad
no 7,938,045 1,388,750
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 5,974,323 -2,483,750

Tags: Erik SeidelJoachim Haraldstad

Kosei Ichinose Eliminated in 11th Place ($73,252)

zedmaster84 • Level 41: 150,000-300,000, 35,000 ante
Ichinose vs Muehloecker
Ichinose vs Muehloecker

Thomas Muehloecker raised it up to 600,000 in the hijack. Kosei Ichinose in the small blind opted for a three-bet to 3 million and left himself 292,460 behind. Once the action was back on Muehloecker, he reraised to 5.4 million and Ichinose called it off.

Kosei Ichinose: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Thomas Muehloecker: {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}

Ichinose was on the verge of another double up after flopping best on {j-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{6-Hearts}. However, his hopes of a final table appearance vanished into thin air as soon as the {10-Spades} fell on the turn. The {6-Spades} river further improved Muehloecker to a full house and the remaining 10 players are now playing hand-for-hand on the final table bubble.

Thomas Muehloecker at
Thomas Muehloecker
at 9,500,050 5,239,023
Kosei Ichinose jp
Kosei Ichinose
jp Busted

Tags: Kosei IchinoseThomas Muehloecker

A Double and More for Satubayev

zedmaster84 • Level 41: 150,000-300,000, 35,000 ante

Joachim Haraldstad pushed into the big blind of Shyngis Satubayev and was called by the Kazakh.

Shyngis Satubayev: {k-Spades}{q-Spades}
Joachim Haraldstad: {a-Hearts}{4-Spades}

Haraldstad was marginally ahead with the ace but that all changed on the {k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{5-Clubs} flop. Satubayev locked up the double on the {k-Clubs} turn, the {a-Spades} river was too little too late for Haraldstad,

Satubayev won the next two pots which included a four-bet jam against Chin-Wei "davidchien88" Chien. He then raised the first hand of the new level to 600,000 and Isaac Baron three-bet to 5.1 million in order to force a fold.

Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 8,458,073 -1,020,000
Shyngis Satubayev kz
Shyngis Satubayev
kz 8,192,536 5,320,768
Joachim Haraldstad no
Joachim Haraldstad
no 6,549,295 -3,626,768
Isaac Baron us
Isaac Baron
us 6,430,798 490,000
Chin-Wei "davidchien88" Chien TW
Chin-Wei "davidchien88" Chien
TW 4,875,850 -1,499,000
Level:
41
Blinds:
150,000/300,000
Ante:
35,000

Benitez Doubles Into the Lead

zedmaster84 • Level 40: 125,000-250,000, 30,000 ante
Benitez Doubles Through Huang
Benitez Doubles Through Huang

Wenjie "RaiseRorever" Huang limped the small blind and Francisco Benitez checked his option to see the {a-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop for free. Huang led for 258,400 and called a raise to 653,344, which led them to the {4-Hearts} turn. Huang now slowed down and check-called Benitez's bet worth 811,215.

The {2-Hearts} fell on the river and Huang checked once more. Benitez emptied the clip and jammed for 3,534,961, which represented a big slice of Huang's stack. However, the call followed without using the time bank and Huang flashed the {4-Clubs}{3-Hearts} for turned trips that rivered the nut low flush.

Benitez locked up the double with the {a-Spades}{4-Spades} for a full house.

Francisco Benitez uy
Francisco Benitez
uy 10,679,040 5,339,520
Thomas Muehloecker at
Thomas Muehloecker
at 6,237,590 1,976,563
Kosei Ichinose jp
Kosei Ichinose
jp 3,757,460 1,518,730
Rui Ferreira pt
Rui Ferreira
pt 3,293,922 -1,893,730
Claas Segebrecht de
Claas Segebrecht
de 2,419,042 -90,000
Wenjie "RaiseRorever" Huang CN
Wenjie "RaiseRorever" Huang
CN 1,506,394 -4,784,520

Tags: Francisco BenitezWenjie Huang

Michael Addamo Eliminated in 12th Place ($73,252)

zedmaster84 • Level 40: 125,000-250,000, 30,000 ante
Seidel vs Addamo
Seidel vs Addamo

Erik Seidel pushed all-in for 5,400,232 in the cutoff and forced two folds. Michael Addamo in the big blind activated his time bank and eventually called for the 3,522,841 he had behind.

Michael Addamo: {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}
Erik Seidel: {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}

The {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{7-Spades} flop kept the hopes of Addamo alive but the {8-Hearts} turn left him with no out whatsoever. As the cherry on top, Seidel even made quads on the {8-Clubs} river. Addamo's tournament ends in 12th place for $73,252.

Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 9,478,073 3,457,841
Michael Addamo au
Michael Addamo
au Busted