Andrei “ostapb3535” Konopelko is a Belarussian poker regular who is not widely known in the worldwide poker community. However, he was able to make a name for himself by winning the GGPoker Super MILLION$ on November 2 for $317,265. What’s especially notable is the fact that he entered the final table with only 21.6 big blinds, which put him in seventh place in terms of the chip count. Nevertheless, Konopelko was able to climb his way up to the top prize. GGPoker has also prepared a surprise for its tournament players by announcing super satellites to the MILLION$, which will run this weekend. Read on for more details.
Super MILLION$ Final Table
The final table consisted of nine players in total. Ole Schemion was the first player to be eliminated from the final table. The former Super MILLION$ champion lost a few chips to Konopelko before going all-in for 634,112 with A 10 during the 20,00/40,000/5,000a level. Lukas “rustyhusky” Hafner three-bet all-in for 1.1 million resulting in both blinds folding. Unfortunately for Scheimion, Hafner had a dominating A Q. The flop have Scheimion a fantastic straight and flush draw, however, none of them were able to complete the combination as the turn and the river did not give any beneficial cards. Ole Schemion was awarded $43,898 for his ninth-place finish.
However, Hafner would not stay in the game for too long as he was the next participant to be eliminated. Hafner lost most of his chips at the 30,000/60,000/7,500a when his A J was unable to beat Enrico Camosci’s A K. Hafner lost all but 100,000 and was knocked out by Daniel Dvoress the very next hand. Lukas Hafner was awarded $56,210 for his eighth-place finish.
Canada’s Guillaume Nolet was the next player to be knocked out. This is another former Super MILLION$ champion. But, Nolet was unable to hang on to the final table and went home much earlier than he would have liked. With blinds at 35,000/70,000/8,500a, Nolet bet 393,008 with A 5 and eventually lost them. With 210,000 chips remaining, Nolet called Konopelko’s three-bet all-in. Konopelko was able to come out on top with his pocket queens and Guillaume Nolet was awarded $71,976 for his seventh-place finish.
Shortly after that, Montenegro’s Pavlo Kolinkovskiy left the final table as well. He was down to only two blinds and was eliminated by Wiktor Malinowski and his Q 9. Luckily for Malinowski, he was able to catch a queen on the flop, which has sealed the deal. Pavlo Kolinkovskiy was awarded $92,164 for his sixth-place finish.
Daniel McCully, a regular from New Zealand was the next final table elimination. McCully has been steadily losing chips throughout the final table play, however, he was able to triple up thanks to a straight. Unfortunately, he lost all of these chips the very next hand against Camosci. Camosci raised to 140,000 and McCully three-bet to 490,000 as a response. After that, Camosci four-bet and McCully went all-in. Camosci and his K 9 were able to beat McCully and his Q 10. Even though McCully had a flush draw, he missed out on the turn and the river. Daniel McCully was awarded $118,014 for his fifth-place finish.
An ex-Super MILLION$ champion, Wiktor Malinowski was the next player to fall. He was arguably one of the most dangerous players at the tournament. At the 40,000/80,000/10,000a level, Malinowski bet 160,000 with suited A J. Camosci called in the big blind with his 8 6. Luckily for Camosci, he was able to flop a two-pair. Consequently, he bet 200,000 more, which was around half of the pot. Malinowski called and the turn showed an ace. Camosci bet again with a 600,000 bet. Finally, Camosci caught an eight on the river, which improved his position to a full house. Malinowski contemplated for some time before calling and going all-in. Wiktor Malinowski was awarded $151,114 for his fourth-place finish.
With only three players remaining, Canada’s Daniel Dvoress was the next person to be knocked out. The three-handed play lasted over 30-minutes before Konopelko raised to 288,000 at the 60,000/120,000/15,000a level from the button with his A K. Dvoress then three-bet all-in with J 10 suited for 1,999,002. Konopelko called without any hesitation. Even though Dvoress was able to flop a ten, Konopelki turned a king, solidifying his victory. Daniel Dvoress was awarded $193,498 for his second-place finish.
Now it was time for the heads-up play between Camosci and Konopelko. It is fascinating that Camosci was the shortest stack at the start of the final table, but entered the heads up with a 10 big blind lead. The heads-up play was quite unpredictable at first as the lead changed several times and neither player was able to get a solid advantage. However, at the 125,000/250,000/30,000a level, Camosci limped with suited 5 4 of diamonds. Konopelko raised to 750,000 with his A 9 and Camosci called. The flop showed 4 8 7, giving Camosci a bottom pair. Nevertheless, he went all-in for 3,409,782 and Konopelko called. After that, Konopelko turned a ten and rivered a jack. This solidified his victory and he was awarded $317,265 for his first-place finish. Camosci was awarded $247,770 for his second-place finish.
Here are the full GGPoker Super MILLION$ results:
|5||Daniel McCully||New Zealand||$118,014|
GGPoker MILLION$ Satellites This Weekend
GGPoker is known for hosting cheap satellites to its top tournaments. This time, GGPoker has prepared a surprise for tournament players and will run super satellites to the MILLION$ tournaments. You will be able to participate in four satellites on Saturday and Sunday. These satellites will give you a chance to qualify for Omaholic MILLION$, Zodiac MILLION$, Bounty MILLION$, and Global MILLION$. The buy-ins for these satellites are going to range from $4.5 to $15. There will be the following satellites:
- $8 Omaholic MILLION$ Super Satellite: 500 tickets GTD. Starts on November 6 at 15:00 GMT
- $4.70 (¥30) Zodiac MILLION$ Super Satellite: 500 tickets GTD. Starts on November 6 at 10:00 GMT
- $15 Bounty MILLION$ Super Satellite: 500 tickets will be raffled. Starts on November 7 at 15:00 GMT
- $8 Global MILLION$ Super Satellite: 500 tickets will be raffled. Starts on November 7 at 16:00 GMT
By winning certain tickets through these satellites, you will be able to participate in the following tournaments:
|November 7||11:30||Zodiac MILLION$||$32 (¥200)||$156,324 (¥1,000,000)|
|November 7||18:30||Global MILLION$||$50||$1,000,000|
|November 7||19:30||Bounty MILLION$||$105||$1,000,000|
|November 7||19:30||Omaholic Bounty Quarter MILLION$||$52.50||$250,000|