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· Published 07.02.2022 · last updated 07.02.2022

GGPoker has begun its year with plenty of big online poker action already in the first few weeks. Currently, this poker operator is hosting the Super MILLION$ Week and the Asia Poker League with many different events and millions of dollars in guarantees. Super MILLION$ Week will continue its runs through February 6th. This series was also expanded to two weeks, which has doubled its guaranteed prize pool from $20,000,000 all the way up to $40,000,000. 

On top of that, GGPoker players have witnessed some huge bad beat jackpot payouts in the last weeks. All these and more are in the following article.

GGPoker Super MILLION$ Week So Far

Super MILLION$ Week has kicked off in style. This created a large influx of players, which has boosted GGPoker traffic, especially in the site’s high-stakes events. Niklas Astedt was able to add another high roller title to his name by powering his way through a field of 35 players in a $10,300 buy-in tournament. This event had a $350,000 guaranteed prize pool. Yuri Dzivielevski was the player to pop the money bubble, as he was eliminated in sixth place. Nick Petrangelo followed soon and was knocked out in fifth place for $36,286. After that, it was Michael Addamo who hit the showers for $48,388. Pablo Silva has finished second in the last week’s Super MILLION$ for $346,106 but ended this event in third place for $64,527. After that, it was Astedt up against the British superstar, Stephen Chidwick. Astedt was able to hold his position and eventually walked away with the top prize of $114,748. Chidwick was awarded $86,048 for his second-place finish. 

Here are the final table results:

Place Player Country Prize
1 Niklas Astedt Sweden $114,748
2 Stephen Chidwick Canada $86,048
3 Pablo Silva Brazil $64,527
4 Michael Addamo Canada $48,388
5 Nick Petrangelo Canada $36,286

Another $10,300 buy-in event featured 43 players in total with Daniel Dvoress coming out on top. The tournament had a $430,000 guaranteed prize pool, which was distributed to the top six finishers. Mikita Badziakouski received his $10,300 buy-in back when he popped the bubble in the seventh place. Lev “LevMeAlone” Gottlieb was the first player to finish in the money, as he took home $31,019. “Machitos !!” and Andras Nemeth were the next ones to follow with each taking home $41,364 and $55,160, respectively. Stephen Chidwick was the last player to be eliminated before heads-up for $73,557. After that, the play continued in a heads-up format between Michael Addamo and Daniel Dvoress. Eventually, it was Dvoress who emerged victoriously. Addamo was awarded $98,091 for his second-place finish, and Dvoress was awarded the top prize of $130,806. 

Here are the final table results:

Place Player Country Prize
1 Daniel Dvoress Canada $130,806
2 Michael Addamo Canada $98,091
3 Stephen Chidwick Canada $73,557
4 Andras Nemeth Hungary $55,160
5 Machitos !! Cyprus $41,364
6 Lev “LevMeAlone” Gottlieb Mexico $31,019
7 Mikita Badziakouski Thailand T$10,300

Another notable victory was by Brazil’s “bill2012”, who took down the $25,500 Sunday Million Super High Roller. This event had a field of 80 players and the top ten finishers were able to get a piece of the $2,000,000 guaranteed prize pool. Christian Rudolph was the first casualty of the final table. Isaac Haxton, who has managed to win Super MILLION$ two weeks ago, crashed out in ninth. Then Orpen Kisacikoglu, Joao Vieira, Timothy Nuter, and Wiktor Malinowski followed. Artur Martirosian was eliminated in fourth-place for $228,488. Juan Dominguez followed him shortly, as he was knocked out in third place for $290,276. Then, it was between “bill2021” and India’s Rahul Byrraju in a heads-up game for the title and a large top prize. Eventually, Byrraju busted in second for $368,772 and “bill2021” was awarded the top prize of $468,496. 

Here are the final table results:

Place Player Country Prize
1 bill2021 Brazil $468,496
2 Rahul Byrraju India $368,772
3 Juan Dominguez Andorra $290,276
4 Artur Martirosian Cyprus $228,488
5 Wiktor Malinowski Macau $179,853
6 Timothy Nuter Canada $141,569
7 Joao Vieira Brazil $111,435
8 Orpen Kisacikoglu Austria $87,715
9 Isaac Haxton Canada $69,044

Later on in the tournament, Ravid Garbi and Niklas Astedt were both able to walk away with over $530,000 in prize money after succeeding in the super high roller event at GGPoker. This duo has decided to make a deal during the heads-up play in the $25,500 Sunday Million SHR tournament, which allowed them to share over $1,000,000 of the $2,600,000 total prize pool. This tournament was able to gather a total field of 104 entries and pay out the top 15 finishers. Unfortunately for Mikita Badziakouski, he was the one who bursted the money buble. Poker superstars such as Guillaume Nolet, Andras Nemeth, Juan Dominguez, and Elio Fox, were all able to get their own slice of the prize pool. 

Benjamin Rolle was the first casualty at the final table, as he was eliminated in ninth-place for $65,102. Marius Gierse followed in eighth for $86,205. Isaac Hexton was knocked out in seventh place for $114,147 and Cyprus’ “pitrasyan” took home $151,147 for his sixth-place finish. Fifth-place and $200,140 went to Nick Petrangelo. After that, it was Christian Rudolph, who busted in fourth and walked away with $265,013. Brazilian star and partypoker ambassador Yuri Dzivielevski ran out of gas and was eliminated in third for $350,914. After that, it was Astedt heads-up against Garbi, who finished the event with a deal, before the Swedish online poker legend was defeated in a battle. 

Here are the final table results:

Place Player Country Prize
1 Ravid Garbi Israel $537,958*
2 Niklas Astest Sweden $541,973*
3 Yuri Dzivielevski Brazil $350,914
4 Christian Rudolph Austria $265,013
5 Nick Petrangelo Canada $200,140
6 pitrasyan Cyprus $151,147
7 Isaac Haxton Canada $114,147
8 Marius Gierse Austria $86,205
9 Benjamin Rolle Austria $65,102

Ami Barer emerged victorious in the $2,100 buy-in Super MILLION$ Omaholic Bounty for $173,260. This high-stakes tournament was able to gather a field of 556 players, who created a total prize pool of $1,112,000. Half of this pot went towards the bounties, while the other half was distributed among the top 50 finishers of the tournament. Even though many elite grinders took part in this event, many felt short of the final table. Nevertheless, Andras Nemeth was able to get $25,920 for his fifteenth-place finish and an extra $20,328 from the bounties. Ben Wilinofsky was eliminated in tenth place for $24,928 and an extra $19,312 from the bounties.

Alexander “xBGx” Fitasov and Thomas Hueber were the first casualties of the final table. Joao Vieira and Ukranian Andriy Lyubovetskiy joined the list of eliminations just before Dario Sammartino was knocked out in third, which awarded him $82,729 (including bounties).

Now it was the heads-up battle between Barer and Isaac Haxton. Barer was able to hold his ground and eventually get the job done. Barer was awarded a total prize of $173,260 and Haxton was awarded $110,667 for his second-place finish. 

Here are the final table results:

Place Player Country Bounties Total Prize
1 Ami Barer Canada $89,367 $173,260
2 Isaac Haxton Canada $26,515 $110,667
3 Dario Sammartino Austria $20,164 $82,729
4 Andriy Lyubovetskiy Ukraine $26,437 $72,923
5 Joao Vieira Brazil $10,562 $45,101
6 Thomas Hueber Austria $1,000 $26,662
7 Alexander “xBGx” Fitasov Russia $14,937 $34,004

And here is the rest of the GGPoker 2022 Super MILLION$ Week Schedule:

Feb. 1 #45: Bounty Hunters HR Special $525, $250K GTD $525 $250,000
Feb. 1 Super Blade $5,250, $250K GTD $5,250 $250,000
Feb. 1 #46: Super Tuesday $1,050, $250K GTD $1,050 $250,000
Feb. 1 #47: Bounty High Roller $5,250, $150K GTD $5,250 $150,000
Feb. 1 Super High Roller $25,500, $1M GTD $25,500 $1,000,000
Feb. 1 #48: Tuesday Heater HR $1,050, $75K GTD [Bounty Turbo] $1,050 $75,000
Feb. 2 #49: Bounty Hunters HR Special $525, $200K GTD $525 $200,000
Feb. 2 #50: Wednesday Double Stack $1,050, $250K GTD $1,050 $250,000
Feb. 2 #51: Omaholic Super Stack $1,500, $100K GTD $1,500 $100,000
Feb. 2 #52: Wednesday Heater HR $1,050, $60K GTD [Bounty Turbo] $1,050 $60,000
Feb. 3 #53: Bounty Hunters HR Special $525, $250K GTD $525 $250,000
Feb. 3 Blade Bounty $5,250, $200K GTD $5,250 $200,000
Feb. 3 #54: Thursday Thriller Bounty $1,050, $300K GTD $1,050 $300,000
Feb. 3 #55: Deepstack High Roller $2,625, $150K GTD $2,625 $150,000
Feb. 3 Super High Roller $25,500, $1M GTD $25,500 $1,000,000
Feb. 3 #56: Thursday Heater HR $1,050, $75K GTD [Bounty Turbo] $1,050 $75,000
Feb. 4 #57: Bounty Hunters HR Special $525, $150K GTD $525 $150,000
Feb. 4 #58: Friday Night Fight $1,050, $200K GTD [Bounty 6-Max] $1,050 $200,000
Feb. 4 #59: Short Deck Bounty High Roller $5,250, $100K GTD $5,250 $100,000
Feb. 4 Short Deck Super High Roller $10,300, $150K GTD $10,300 $150,000
Feb. 4 #60: Friday Heater HR $1,050, $50K GTD [Bounty Turbo] $1,050 $50,000
Feb. 5 #61: Bounty Hunters HR Special $525, $200K GTD $525 $200,000
Feb. 5 #62: Saturday Knockout $1,050, $200K GTD [Bounty] $1,050 $200,000
Feb. 5 #63: High Roller $5,250, $200K GTD $5,250 $200,000
Feb. 5 #64: Saturday Heater HR $1,050, $60K GTD [Bounty Turbo] $1,050 $60,000
Feb. 6 #65: Bounty Hunters HR Main Event $525, $1M GTD $525 $1,000,000
Feb. 6 Sunday Blade Bounty $5,250, $250K GTD $5,250 $250,000
Feb. 6 #66: GGMasters High Rollers $1,050, $1M GTD $1,050 $1,000,000
Feb. 6 #67: Omaholic Bounty HR $525, $100K GTD $525 $100,000
Feb. 6 Super MILLION$ High Rollers $10,300, $2.5M GTD [2-Day Event] $10,300 $2,500,000
Feb. 6 #68: Sunday Deepstack HR $5,250, $300K GTD $5,250 $300,000
Feb. 6 #69: Sunday High Rollers Main Event $1,050, $600K GTD $1,050 $600,000
Feb. 6 #70: Omaholic Main Event $1,050, $150K GTD $1,050 $150,000
Feb. 6 #71: Sunday Million SHR $25,500, $2M GTD $25,500 $2,000,000
Feb. 6 Omaholic Super High Roller $10,300, $400K GTD $10,300 $400,000
Feb. 6 #72: Sunday Heater HR $1,050, $150K GTD [Bounty Turbo] $1,050 $150,000

Huge Bad Beat Jackpot Payouts

In other GGPoker news, one lucky poker player had a great payday on January 15th at the site. During a $10/$20 Pot Limit Omaha cash game, “Ibai Delgado” flopped four Queens, but “bilaterale1” has managed to hit a King together with his pocket Kings. “Bilaterale1” then managed to hit another King on the river, which gave him a stronger four of a kind and triggered the bad beat jackpot. The prize pool totaled at $593,177 and was distributed among all players at the table. Ibai Delgado was awarded $366,159 for the losing hand and “bilaterale1” scored $114,916 for the winning hand and snatched the $5,069 on top of that. Other four players received $29,293 each. 

Here is what GGPoker Head of PR Paul Burke had to say about this situation:

“GGPoker’s biggest bad beat jackpot yet – almost $600,000 – was shared out between six Omaha players, with the player who’s quad queens were cracked snagging $366,000 for their troubles! We love seeing these huge amounts won by our cash game players, and hopefully some more record-setting jackpots will drop in the coming weeks.”

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