2021 GG Spring Festival

Patrocinado por: ggpoker
H-84: $25,500 Super High Roller
Dias:
1

Event Info

Premiação $2,475,000
Players 99

Informações do Nível

Nível 32
Blinds 40,000 / 80,000
Ante 10,000
H-84: $25,500 Super High Roller
Dia 1 Terminado

Sami Kelopuro Wins GG Spring Festival H-84: $25,500 Super High Roller ($574,878)

mnuwwarah • Nível 32: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Another high roller has ended in the GG Spring Festival, and it's no surprise that another top pro has emerged as champion. This time, it was longtime nosebleed player Sami Kelopuro who topped the field of 99 entries to add $574,878 to his bankroll in H-84: $25,500 Super High Roller.

Kelopuro was simply on fire from the bubble onward. Even a final table with the likes of Mike Watsonwho struck gold in a different GGSF event --, Isaac Haxton, Nick Petrangelo, and Benjamin Rolle couldn't stop him from taking over near the end as he amassed a stack that dwarfed all the other players combined by the time it got short-handed.

From there, it was a matter of who could ladder to second — it turned out to be Wei Zhao — as long as Kelopuro could fade anything completely crazy happening.

Official Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Sami KelopuroFinland$574,878
2Wei ZhaoChina$440,696
3Isaac HaxtonU.S.A.$339,952
4Nick PetrangeloU.S.A.$262,076
5Matthias EibingerAustria$202,040
6Benjamin RolleGermany$155,575
7Thomas MuehloeckerAustria$120,076
8Zhuang RuanJapan$92,569
9Mike WatsonCanada$71,363

While Kelopuro had the chip lead heading to the final table after Joao Vieira and Stephen Chidwick were among the few to make the money but fall before the final nine, it wasn't a prohibitive one. And it wasn't a knockout that would propel to take command.

Instead, an unusual hand developed where Kelopuro three-bet preflop and faced a four-bet from Haxton. Kelopuro peeled with the two players starting about 50 blinds deep. On the jack-high flop, Haxton went for a check-min-raise only to get shoved on and wind up tank-folding.

Armed with the lead again, Kelopuro ramped up the pressure and soon had more than half of the chips in play. He proceeded to bust Rolle and Matthias Eibinger to take 80 percent of the chips four-handed.

That sort of lead is tough to contend with, so while Zhao got the next two knockouts to give himself a fighting chance, it didn't take long before his thin value-shove with top pair ran into a rivered Kelopuro straight to end it.

Wei Zhao Eliminated in 2nd Place ($440,969)

mnuwwarah • Nível 32: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

With the board reading {6-Clubs}{j-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{9-Diamonds}, Wei Zhao shoved all in on the river and Sami Kelopuro called since he had {q-Clubs}{10-Hearts} for the nuts. Zhao had been looking for value with {k-Clubs}{7-Hearts} and had to settle for a second-place payout.

Sami Kelopuro fi 9,900,000 1,966,000
Wei Zhao cn Eliminado
Nível:
32
Blinds:
40,000/80,000
Ante:
10,000

Benjamin Rolle Eliminated in 6th Place ($155,757

mnuwwarah • Nível 31: 35,000-70,000, 8,500 ante
Benjamin Rolle
Benjamin Rolle

Benjamin Rolle shoved in the cutoff covering everyone behind him. Wei Zhao called in the big blind for about 500,000.

Rolle: {a-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}
Zhao: {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}

The {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}{j-Hearts} flop pulled Zhao ahead. The {k-Diamonds} turn meant Rolle could win with an ace or a ten but the river was the {3-Diamonds}.

Left with a little under 600K, Rolle got it in next hand with {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} against big blind Sami Kelopuro and his {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. The board ran {k-Hearts}{q-Spades}{10-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{3-Spades} to leave the nines beaten.

Sami Kelopuro fi 6,910,584 4,068,510
Wei Zhao cn 1,121,356 563,178
Benjamin Rolle de Eliminado
Nível:
31
Blinds:
35,000/70,000
Ante:
8,500

Petrangelo Doubles Through Zhao

mnuwwarah • Nível 30: 30,000-60,000, 7,500 ante

Nick Petrangelo raised to 450K and called the last 142K when Wei Zhao put him all in from the small blind.

Zhao: {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Petrangelo: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}

Petrangelo got an easy double as he flopped two more kings.

Nick Petrangelo us 1,289,806 -596,097
Wei Zhao cn 558,178 -409,903