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- Artur Martirosian Defeats Fedor Holz Heads-Up to Win $10K Super MILLION$ at GGPoker ($557,636)
Artur Martirosian Defeats Fedor Holz Heads-Up to Win $10K Super MILLION$ at GGPoker ($557,636)
Every week, the Super MILLION$ at GGPoker attracts some of the biggest names in poker thanks to its lofty $10,300 buy-in and its seven-figure guaranteed prize pools. The final table of the two-day event is broadcasted each week on delay with hole cards exposed on the GGPoker YouTube channel.
The action was notched up a bit this week thanks to the Super MILLION$ incorporated into the $150 million guaranteed GG Online Championship with the guarantee being pumped up to $2.5 million. The guarantee was smashed with 286 entries generating a $2,860,000 prize pool.
Artur Martirosian and GGPoker Ambassador Fedor Holz (pictured above) entered the final table with the biggest stacks entering the final table and were the final two standing until Martirosian defeated Holz heads-up to win the $557,636 top prize.
Martirosian is the biggest tournament winner at GGPoker with nearly $21 million in tournament earnings in no small thanks to now winning the Super MILLION$ on five separate occasions along with many other big wins.
Super MILLION$ High Rollers Final Table Results
|6||Kim "GabD" Gabyong||Hong Kong||$152,026|
Final Table Action
The final table kicked off at 7 p.m. BST with the live stream broadcasted by Jeff Gross and Joe Cada commencing about 30 minutes later with hole cards exposed.
Normally, the final table features nine players, but there was a double elimination on the final table bubble to end the opening day with both Wiktor Malinowski (ninth - $69,704) and “Zangezund” (tenth - $49,419) hitting the rail in the same hand to leave just eight players remaining.
Martirosian began with the chip lead but Holz won a few hands to become the table captain before extending his lead soon into the action. Holz maintained the lead after Martirosian eliminated the first two players at the final table.
First to go was the short-stacked “LUCKY88889999” (eighth - $90,395) ace-jack suited didn’t hold against king-nine. Christopher Puetz (seventh - $117,229) was Martirosian’s next victim after losing a flip with ace-jack against tens.
The stacks were nearly evened up between Holz and Martirosian shortly after aces held against fives for a full double-up for Martirosian.
Shortly after, Martirosian took the chip lead and never looked back after his big slick won a flip against nine to send Kim "GabD" Gabyong (sixth - $152,026) to the rail.
Martirosian then delivered a bad beat to send Andrii Novak (fifth - $197,154) packing after his treys improved to a set against jacks. Holz then ousted Christian Rudolph (fourth - $255,677) with his big slick holding against ace-seven.
Before long, the action progressed to heads-up play after Martirosian’s big slick proved to be no match to the ace-trey held by Aleksejs Ponakovs (third - $331,572).
Martirosian began heads-up play with an approximate 3:2 chip advantage over Holz.
Holz nearly evened up the stacks before Martirosian went on a tear and had nearly seven times the chips of his opponent before the final hand took place.
The hand began simply enough with Holz limping from the button with 8 7 and Martirosian checking his option with J 7 . Martirosian check-called a min-bet on the 9 8 A flop before both players checked the K turn.
The 9 river put four clubs on the board with each player holding a flush. Martirosian’s flush was better and he jammed for more than the 10 big blinds Holz still had behind. Holz made the call and was eliminated just short of the title in second place for $429,996.
Meanwhile, congrats to Artur Martirosian for winning his fifth Super MILLION$ title along with a huge top prize of $557,636!