The final $25,500 high stakes contest of the 2021 GG Spring Festival will play down to a winner today. As of 7.05 pm GMT, the last nine contenders out of a field of 172 entries will compete for the biggest slice of the $4,300,000 prize pool. They have $95,644 locked up for the efforts but all eyes are set on the top prize of $956,440 to end the series with a bang.
Finnish poker pro Joni Jouhkimainen emerged as the chip leader with a stack of 5,344,169 and he is the only player above 100 big blinds. Elio Fox, recent finalist of another $25,500 contest during the festival, sits in second place with 2,872,603. Joao Vieira follows in third with 2,325,872.
Finland's Sami Kelopuro, who already won two $25,500 buy-ins during the GGSF, fired nine entries and bagged up the fourth-biggest stack. He will need to finish at least sixth to almost break even in the tournament. Another recent champion for the joint-highest buy-in of the series is Niklas Astedt, who sits in sixth place on the overnight leaderboard.
As can be expected, the remaining contenders are all well-known names of the poker scene including Russian rising star Artur Martirosian, Isaac Haxton, Andras Nemeth, and Seth Davies.
Final Table Line-Up GGSF Event H-109: $25,500 Sunday Millions
|Position||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Elio Fox||United States||2,872,603||71|
|9||Seth Davies||United States||643,900||16|
While Day 1 concluded at blinds of 35,000-70,000 with a running ante of 8,500, they will be rolled back to ensure an average stack of at least 40 big blinds for this feature event. As such, the action recommences at 20,000-40,000 with an ante of 5,000. All levels will feature 20 hands each until a champion has been crowned.
Stay tuned right here on PokerNews to find out who will take down the final $25,500 event during the 2021 GG Spring Festival.
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in USD)|
All $25,500 High Rollers during the GGSF
|Event||Entries||Prize Pool||Winner||Country||Top Prize|
|H-06: $25,500 Sunday Five Million||198||$5,000,000||Guillaume Nolet||Canada||$1,084,892|
|H-16: $25,500 Super High Roller||85||$2,125,000||Ottomar Ladva||Estonia||$446,446|
|H-23: $25,500 Super High Roller||88||$2,200,000||Dario Sammartino||Italy||$508,448|
|H-41: $25,500 Sunday 5 Million||202||$5,050,000||Niklas Astedt||Sweden||$1,095,741|
|H-49: $25,500 Super High Roller||90||$2,250,000||Sami Kelopuro||Finland||$520,003|
|H-57: $25,500 Super High Roller||88||$2,200,000||Ronny Kaiser||Switzerland||$508,448|
|H-75: $25,500 Sunday 5 Million||208||$5,000,000||Mikita Badziakouski||Belarus||$1,105,679|
|H-84: $25,500 Super High Roller||99||$2,475,000||Sami Kelopuro||Finland||$574,878|
|H-93: $25,500 Super High Roller||96||$2,400,000||Stephen Chidwick||Canada||$442,339|
|H-109: $25,500 Sunday Millions||172||$3,000,000||tba||tba||tba|