Sebastian "Weizen" Gaehl will remember April 12, 2022, for many years to come. Not only did the Austrian win his first GGPoker Super MILLION$ for $369,934 but the prize money collected pushed his Super MILLION$ earning past $1 million and his GGPoker winnings through the $2 million barrier.
Gaehl's victory denied Jans Arends his first Super MILLION$ victory, although the $290,059 Arends banked for second place should go some way to numbing the pain of defeat.
Super MILLION$ Season 2 Episode 38 Final Table Results
|1||Sebastian "Weizen" Gaehl||Austria||$369,934|
|3||Pablo Brito Silva||Brazil||$227,431|
|5||Aniket "lockstock" Waghmare||India||$139,822|
|6||Dalton "morgota" Hobold||Brazil||$109,632|
Andras Nemeth busted during the first level of the final table's action, missing a big draw and finishing ninth. India's Aniket "lockstock" Waghmare min-raised to 120,000 from early position, and Nemeth called from the big blind. The flop fell ace-four-three, and Nemeth check-raised Waghmare's 60,000 continuation bet to 162,000. Waghmare called, leading to a nine on the turn. Nemeth moved all-in for 397,312 into the 661,500 pot and Waghmare called and showed ace-ten. Nemeth held six-five and missed his draw when a five completed the board.
Streamer "Beriuzy," who won his $10,300 seat for only $525, was the next player heading for the showers. The action folded to Beriuzy on the button during the 35,000/70,000/8,500a level, and he raised to 150,500 with pocket queen. Pablo Silva, at his third straight Super MILLION$ final table, three-bet to 440,240 from the small blind with ace-four of diamonds, before calling the 923,996 shove from Beriuzy. An ace on the flop ended Beriuzy's impressive run.
Five-time Super MILLION$ champion Niklas Astedt finished in seventh place and banked the tournament's final five-figure prize. Astedt's stack had dwindled to 11.5 big blinds, and he pushed that short stack into the middle from the small blind with queen-nine. Waghmare looked him up from the big blind with king-ten of diamonds. Neither player improved, and Astedt was gone.
Brazil's Dalton "morgota" Hobold sat down in third place and busted in sixth for a $109,632 score, which all but doubled his lifetime Super MILLION$ earnings. The now chip leader Gaehl opened to 280,000 from the small blind during the 40,000/80,000/10,000a level, and Hobold responded with a three-bet jam worth 1,900,575 in the big blind. Gaehl called and flipped over ace-king, which crushed his opponent's dominated ace-queen. Hobold flopped a queen and hit another on the river, but Gaehl turned a flush courtesy of the board four-flushing.
Waghmare will have to wait to add a Super MILLION$ title to his WSOP Circuit ring because he ran out of luck and steam in fifth place. Silva min-raised to 200,000 from under the gun with ace-king and called when Waghmare three-bet all-in from the small blind for 2,358,477 with ace-queen. An eight-high board sent Waghmare home earlier than he would have wanted, and Silva to the top of the chip counts.
The final four became three when Russia's "spaise411" lost a coinflip against Gaehl. Blinds had just increased to 80,000/160,000/20,000a when Gaehl open-shoved from the button for 15 big blinds effective, doing so with ace-seven. spaise411 made a stand with pocket fives from the small blind for his 1,182,728 stack, but lost when a seven, not an ace, completed the community cards.
Heads-up was set when Silva bowed out in third. Gaehl open-shoved from the small blind with jack-eight of clubs, and Silva called all-in for 15 big blinds with pocket nines. The nines remained true up to the river when the jack of hearts appeared.
Gaehl's sun run towards the business end of the tournament saw him lock horns with Arends holding a lead in excess of seven-to-one. Arends is not the type of player to give up without a fight, and he must be commended for not only drawing level but claiming the chip lead at one stage. However, the epic fightback ended with a cooler of a hand during the 125,000/250,000/30,000a level.
Gaehl limped in with ace-three, and Arends called. The jack-three-five flop gave both players something, but Arends a much stronger something! Arends checked, Gaehl bet 250,000 and then called the 1,000,000 check-raise from Arends. The turn was another three, gifting Gaehl trips. Arends led for 1,750,000 into the 2,560,000 pot, and Gaehl called. A ten on the river saw Arend value-shove for 3/4 pot, Gaehl instantly called and became the latest in a long line of Super MILLION$ champions.
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