Bert ‘girafganger’ Stevens Wins GGPoker’s Super MILLION$

GGPoker ‘s latest Super MILLION$ event was a very successful one, with 196 entrants coughing up $10,000 to participate. In the end, the winner of the $393,362 grand prize was Bert ‘girafganger’ Stevens (sometimes referred to as ‘girafganger7’), beating a highly talented final table featuring players such as Sean Winter and Jake Schindler.

Math sharps among you will remember with a huge $2 million guarantee that the entries were just four shy of hitting that amount, so a little overlay was in the pit by the time late registration ended. Stevens himself will reap a cool benefit of winning 393 times his share in a satellite costing just $1,000 compared to the full buy-in of $10,000.

After 196 players were cut to the last nine, the last day saw Stevens go into play second in chips. With other players including Andras Nemeth, Matthias Eibinger, Dominik Nitsche, Steve O’Dwyer, Daniel Dvoress and Ali Imsirovic all failing to cash, others, including Stephen Chidwick, who min-cashed for $22,798, snuck into the cash.

Although several familiar names made the cash, Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier (23rd for $22,798), Christoph Vogelsang (18th for $22,798) and Mike Watson (10th for $35,953) failed to make the final.

With plenty of action, the final table kicked off, Canadian player Guillaume Nolet busting to finish with him cashing $45,151, pocket fives against two overs when fully dedicated. ‘CharlieD23’ from Norway was second to go, until Slovenian player Rok Gostisa broke in seventh for $77,565. In the centre of jack-nine, Gostisa had most of his chips, but he was unable to outdraw the pocket sixes of ‘Beanboozled’ before losing the change when his ace-four was occupied by the ace-king.

Another of the four Canadians to make the final busted with six players remaining,’ McDavid97′ losing when his all-in step for just over six major blinds with queen-ten ran into the ace-jack of Sean Winter that stayed. It was Jake Schindler ‘s turn to drop out of the reckoning in 5th place, with Winter again being the guy with the metaphorical scythe. However, with the third Canadian in a row to lose out as his ace-queen struggled to outdraw the pocket kings of Bert Stevens, it would be Winter himself who left in 4th place.

Mexico’s ‘Nator’ will miss out on the heads-up with just three players remaining, again running into Stevens with pocket kings. Nator had only pocket nines and was unable to find any help on the board.

Heads-up, Stevens had a chip advantage of 15.8 million to 3.7 million over Beanboozled, and he managed to bring that advantage through with relative ease, with ace-jack over king-jack, Stevens’ Brazilian opponent to take the title and a whopping $393,362. Beanboozled made do with $300,040 and was in the bank for the new mega GGPoker Super MILLION$ case.

GGPoker $10,000-Entry Super MILLIONS Final Table Results: 

Place  Player  Country  Prize 
1st Bert Stevens Mexico $393,362
2nd ‘Beanboozled’ Brazil $300,040
3rd ‘Nator’ Mexico $228,917
4th Sean Winter Canada $174,653
5th Jake Schindler Canada $133,252
6th ‘McDavid97’ Canada $101,665
7th Rok Gostisa Slovenia $77,565
8th ‘CharlieD23’ Norway $59,179
9th Gullaume Nolet Canada $45,151