2021 GG Spring Festival

Patrocinado por: ggpoker
H-49: $25,500 Super High Roller
Dias:
1

Event Info

Premiação $2,250,000
Players 90

Informações do Nível

Nível 35
Blinds 70,000 / 140,000
Ante 17,500
H-49: $25,500 Super High Roller
Dia 1 Terminado

Sami Kelopuro Wins the GGPoker Spring Festival $25K Super High Roller ($520,003)

Jaxon • Nível 35: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante
Sami Kelopuro Wins the GGSF H-49: $25,500 Super High Roller
Sami Kelopuro Wins the GGSF H-49: $25,500 Super High Roller

Finland's Sami Kelopuro has shipped yet another big event at GGPoker. This time it was the GGPoker Spring Festival (GGSF) H:49: $25,500 Super High Roller for a whopping $520,003 after more than 9 1/2 hours of play.

Kelopuro had many obstacles to overcome at the final table including a big come-from-behind victory heads-up against a very tough opponent in Wiktor Malinowski.

The victory brought Kelopuro's poker tournament earnings at GGPoker up to nearly $6.4 million in cash, which includes $408,406 he won hauled in back in February of this year when he shipped the GGPoker $10,300 Super MILLION$.

The Super High Roller was another success story for GGPoker with 90 entries (including 35 re-entries) generating a $2,250,000 to smash the lofty $2,000,000 guarantee.

2021 GGPoker Spring Festival H-49: $25,500 Super High Roller Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Sami KelopuroFinland$520,003
2Wiktor MalinowskiPoland$400,882
3Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil$309,048
4Samuel VousdenFinland$238,252
5Jason KoonUnited States$183,673
6Isaac HaxtonUnited States$141,598
7David ColemanUnited States$109,161
8Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus$84,154
9Anatoly FilatovRussia$64,876

Action of the Day

The event began with a tidy field of 18 players. This expanded to 90 entrants during the five-hour late-registration window with 38 players remaining when second chances were no longer permitted.

Anatoly Filatov
GGPoker Ambassador Anatoly Filatov finished in ninth place

GGPoker Ambassadors Fedor Holz and Anatoly Filatov were in action. Holz was the first player eliminated after late-registration was closed while Filatov advanced to the final table but didn't stay long there.

Among the notable players joining Holz on the virtual rail before the money were Stephen O'Dwyer, Sam Greenwood, Joao Vieira, David Peters, Linus Loeliger, Nick Petrangelo, and Timothy Adams.

Michael Watson was the last player in the event to fail to cash as he bubbled the event in 14th place after he lost a flip with pocket sixes against Kelopuro's ace-nine.

Benjamin Rolle and Rui Ferreira were the first two players out in the money in 12th and 13th place for a min-cash of $44,681 while Wei Zhao scored slightly better with the 11th-place prize of $47,368.

Pedro Garagnani bubbled the final table after his nines didn't get there against Haxton's queens to collect $50,014 and the nine-max table instantly fired off straight after that.

Final Table Action

Sami Kelopuro
Sami Kelopuro wins the Super High Roller

Isaac Haxton began the final table with the chip lead with Mikita Badziakouski and Kelopuro very close on his tail.

Filatov came in as the short stack with 10 big blinds and doubled the first hand. A few hands later he lost all of his chips when his big slick didn't get there against Kelopuro's rockets.

Kelopuro held the lead after this hand but that didn't last long as fireworks soon erupted between the next two big stacks. Badziakouski four-bet jammed with a big stack with big slick and was eliminated in eighth place for $84,154 when he whiffed the board after Haxton called with kings.

Haxton had a big chip lead at this point, more than double that of Kelopuro in second place. Kelopuro then eliminated David Coleman in seventh place for $109,161 when his big slick held against king-jack.

Malinowski then doubled off Haxton to take the lead and before long Haxton went from chip leader to on the rail in sixth place for $141,597 when his king-nine suited didn't get there against the big slick held by Jason Koon.

Koon (fifth - $187,573) was next to go when his ace-four suited didn't hold against the king-ten suited held by Samuel Vousden. Vousden (fourth - $238,251) was out shortly later when his king-two suited was no good against the the king-six held by Yuri Dzivielevski.

Kelopuro grabbed the lead back three-handed but Malinowski narrowed the gap after he eliminated Dzivielevski in third place for $309,048 when his treys won a flip against jack-four suited.

Heads Up Action

Kelopuro began heads-up play with a small chip lead against Malinowski. He extended his lead to a more than 5:1 chip advantage when it appeared things were about to fall apart with Malinowski winning two flips, both times with pocket deuces for the chip lead to change hands.

But it was easy-come, easy-go, for Malinowski as he ran ace-nine into rockets to leave himself with just 10 big blinds. Those went in good the following hand with king-seven but Malinowski was eliminated in second place for $400,882 after failing to hold against Kelopuro's jack-ten.

Meanwhile a huge congrats to Sami Kelopuro on winning the GGSF H-49: $25,500 Super High Roller for $520,003!

Stay tuned at PokerNews as we cover the many more big events in the GGPoker Spring Festival.

Tags: Anatoly FilatovBenjamin RolleDavid ColemanDavid PetersFedor HolzIsaac HaxtonJason KoonJoao VieiraLinus LoeligerMichael WatsonMikita BadziakouskiNick PetrangeloPedro GaragnaniRui FerreiraSam GreenwoodSami KelopuroSamuel VousdenStephen O'DwyerTimothy AdamsWei ZhaoWiktor MalinowskiYuri Dzivielevski

Final Table Results

Jaxon • Nível 35: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante
PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Sami KelopuroFinland$520,003
2Wiktor MalinowskiPoland$400,882
3Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil$309,048
4Samuel VousdenFinland$238,252
5Jason KoonUnited States$183,673
6Isaac HaxtonUnited States$141,598
7David ColemanUnited States$109,161
8Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus$84,154
9Anatoly FilatovRussia$64,876

Wiktor Malinowski Eliminated in 2nd Place $400,882

Jaxon • Nível 35: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante

The tournament ended the very next hand. Wiktor Malinowski jammed for 1.6 million from the small blind and was called by Sami Kelopuro from the big blind.

Wiktor Malinowski: {k-Spades}{7-Diamonds}
Sami Kelopuro: {j-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

The {j-Spades}{8-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{8-Spades} board gave Kelopuro two pair to eliminate Malinowski in second place for $400,882.

Meanwhile, congrats to Sami Kelopuro for an amazing win in the GGSF H-49: $25,500 Super High Roller for $520,003.

Stay tuned for the recap of the Super High Roller at GGPoker.

Sami Kelopuro fi 9,000,000 1,625,056
Wiktor Malinowski pl Eliminado

Rockets for Kelopuro

Jaxon • Nível 35: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante

Sami Kelopuro is back on top. He opened for 352,000 before he called a three-bet jam by Malinowski to cover his stack of around 3.6 million. Kelopuro had {a-}{a-} and doubled-up after Malinowski blanked the board with {a-}{9-}.

Sami Kelopuro fi 7,374,944 2,242,416
Wiktor Malinowski pl 1,625,156 -2,242,316

Malinowski Doubles Twice With Ducks

Jaxon • Nível 35: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante

Witkor Malinowski just doubled twice to take the chip lead. The first hand with {2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} against Kelopuro's {10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} after jamming 1,263,132 and getting a call. He hit a set on that one with the {3-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{5-Spades}{j-Hearts}{10-Spades} running out on the board.

The next hand saw Malinowski jam over his opponent's limp with {2-Hearts}{2-Spades} against {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts}. Kelopuro bricked the {j-Spades}{7-Clubs}{5-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} board and Malinowski went from crumbs to the chip lead in two hands.

Wiktor Malinowski pl 5,132,528 3,056,896
Sami Kelopuro fi 3,867,472 -3,056,896

Flush for Kelopuro

Jaxon • Nível 35: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante

Sami Kelopuro completed the big blind before he called a raise by Wiktor Malinowski to 490,000.

Malinowski fired out for 182,000 on the {5-Spades}{3-Hearts}{q-Spades} flop and Kelopuro called. Both players checked the {a-Hearts} turn. Malinowski check-called for 689,500 on the {5-Hearts} river.

Malinowski held {j-Spades}{j-Clubs} and the pot went to Kelopuro who held {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for a flush.

Sami Kelopuro fi 6,924,368 371,000
Wiktor Malinowski pl 2,075,632 -371,000

Kelopuro Picks Off a Bluff

Jaxon • Nível 35: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante

Wiktor Malinowski completed from the small blind and Sami Kelopuro checked back from the big blind.

Both players checked the {10-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} flop. Kelopuro called a bet of 220,500 on the {k-Hearts} turn and a bet and check-called again for 529,200 on the {4-Diamonds} river.

Malinowski had the nut low with {3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and Kelopuro took the pot down with {k-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}.

Sami Kelopuro fi 6,553,368 3,199,536
Wiktor Malinowski pl 2,446,632 -3,199,536

Yuri Dzivielevski Eliminated in 3rd Place for ($309,048)

Jaxon • Nível 35: 70,000-140,000, 17,500 ante

Yuri Dzivielevski jammed for 1,108,668 from the small blind and was called by Wiktor Malinowski from the big blind.

Yuri Dzivielevski: {j-Hearts}{4-Hearts}
Wiktor Malinowski: {3-Hearts}{3-Spades}

Malinowski won the flip to oust Dzivielevski in third place for $309,048 after the {a-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} board didn't help his opponent.

Sami Kelopuro began heads-up play with a small chip lead against Dzivielevski. Stay tuned to see who wins!

Sami Kelopuro fi 4,739,668 -205,500
Wiktor Malinowski pl 4,260,332 1,836,668
Yuri Dzivielevski br Eliminado