Hungarian “szagos” win $ 258,000 super million on GGPoker
‘szago’ May not have been the most well-known name of this week’s GGPoker Super MILLION $, but after surviving a final table that included three former $ Super MILLION champions and taking home the first place prize of $ 258,592, the Hungarian will now certainly be on the big player’s radar.
Even though ‘szagos’ had a solid third-place stack to start with, former champions Anatoly Filatov, Artur Martirosian, and Isaac haxton were still in contention for their second title. Add to that, Thomas Muehloecker his fourth Super MILLION $ final table and that of Russia Sergei Denisov holding the chip lead, ‘szagos’ had a tough job at the start of the day.
It was after 45 minutes of play when the first player got hit in a huge hand clash. With the blinds at 15,000 / 30,000 (3,500 ante) ‘Golden’ open to 72,000 with and when the action fell back on ‘jerbi9999’ in small blind with , they bet on a 3-bet to 285,000. ‘Goldo’ quickly made a 4-bet to put his all in and ‘jerbi9999’ quickly called with their tournament as a risk. The board ran out keeping ‘Goldo’s pocket aces in the lead the entire way with little drama and’ jerbi9999 ‘, who started the day fourth in chips, finished in ninth place for $ 35,779.
The measured pace of play continued as the eight-handed play continued for an additional 45 minutes. The blinds rose to 25,000/50,000 (6,000 ante) when former Super MILLION $ champion Anatoly Filatov opened the cutoff to 100,000 with . Thomas Muehloecker passes his button and the Hungarian ‘szagos’ moved all in from the small blind for over 1.1 million with . Artur Martirosian pulled out of the big blind and Filatov called, putting his life in a tournament. The flop has come Givine Filatov top two pair and leaving ‘szagos’ looking for a king or a ten to complete the straight. The turn came on keep Filatov under control. However, the river was the and “szagos” followed by sending Filatov in eighth for $ 45,815.
Four hands later, Muehloecker went all-in for 11 big blinds with and, again, “szagos” took a big hand and made the call while holding the . Although dominated preflop, “szagos” quickly became the overwhelming favorite when the flop came. bringing them the top pair and the max flush draw. the tour did not change anything and the river finished Muehloecker’s day in seventh place, good for $ 58,665.
With blinds up to 30,000 / 60,000 (7,500 ante), the action bowed to Sergei Denisov in the small blind. The chip leader at the start of the day, who was now fifth in chips, completed the small blind with the . ‘Goldo’, in the big blind, put 216,000 to hold . Denisov didn’t take long and blocked his last 20 big blinds in the middle and was quickly called by ‘Goldo’, who had Denisov covered. The race was on and the board ran out giving the hand to ‘Goldo’s pocket nines and eliminating Denisov in sixth place for $ 75,120.
Martirosian had a short stack. A very short stack. With less than two big blinds remaining, the dangerous Russian pro was looking for the right place. Three hands after Denisov’s elimination, Martirosian was forced into action. After ‘Goldo’ increased to 144,000 under the gun with Martirosian, in the big blind, blocked a total of 172k with . ‘Goldo’ put in the extra chips and the pair saw a flop of , bringing straight draws through both ends of Martirosian. the his turn took some of those withdrawals and left Martirosian needing one of the four nines in the bridge to survive. However, the river came on , giving ‘Goldo’ a full house and leaving Martirosian, who started the day sixth in chips, to climb from one place to fifth and a salary of $ 96,189.
from Brazil Belarmino Souza made his way into the tournament with a satellite win and was already in line for a massive bankroll boost. So when the game went down to four hands, with blinds of 40,000/80,000 (10,000 ante), he chose his place to try to get out of the short stack and get back to the heart of the matter. After ‘Goldo’ finished the small blind, big blind Souza sent in his 12bb stack with . But ‘Goldo’ held another huge hand and made the snap-call with the . The flop has come , keeping Goldo’s pocket jacks out front. The turn was the , bringing Souza open direct exits to accompany his overcard. But the missed for Souza and sent him to fourth place for $ 123,168.
The chips balanced out in a three-way game between ‘szagos’, ‘Goldo’ and Isaac Haxton. ‘Goldo’ started making a few moves that didn’t work and after losing a big hand to Haxton the aggressive player was the next to come out. The blinds were 50,000 / 100,000 (12,500 ante) and ‘Goldo’ opened to 240,000 on the button with the . Haxton folded his small blind and ‘szagos’ re-raised to 730,000 with and ‘Goldo’ called. The flop has come and ‘szagos’ led for just over 386,000 and ‘Goldo’ followed. The turn was the and ‘szagos’ bet again, this time for 580,313. ‘Goldo’ then raised to over 1.3 million, leaving himself with four big blinds. After taking a while, ‘szagos’ raised enough to put ‘Goldo’ and his all-in up to the king’s height. ‘Goldo’ folded but was eliminated three hands later in third place for $ 157,714.
‘szagos’ held a slight chip lead over Haxton when the heads-up began and as the two clashed the Hungarian opened up a huge chip advantage. After winning several pots in a row, Haxton fell to less than 10 big blinds at 70,000/140,000 (17,500 ante) when he opened his stack. and was called by ‘szagos’ and their . The flop has come and when the hit the turn, Haxton was shooting dead at the River. Haxton, who was denied another $ Super MILLION title, settled for $ 201,950 as the runner-up and ‘szagos’ took home their first $ Super MILLION and first place prize of $ 258,592.
Super MILLION $ final table payouts (7/20)
- “Szagos” – $ 258,592
- Isaac Haxton – $ 201,950
- “Goldo” – $ 157,714
- Belarmino Souza – $ 123,168
- Artur Martirosian – $ 96,189
- Sergei Denisov – $ 75,120
- Thomas Mueloecker – $ 58,665
- Anatoly Filatov – $ 45,815
- ‘jerbi9999’ – $ 35,779