Bert Stevens Takes Down GGPoker Super MILLION$ Main Event for $1.125 Million6 months ago
Bert “girafganger7” Stevens has won the GGpoker Super MILLION$ Main Event for $1,125,181. The Belgian star’s chip stack was on life support when he sneaked into the final table but a great performance saw the former PocketFives number one claim his second career title in the Super MILLION$ series.
Epic ComebackWhen the action came down to the final nine players, Stevens’s 13.6 big blind chip stack would have been a cause for concern for lesser players, but not so for a player ranked among the very best on the planet.
From sitting down as the short stack, it only took four hours for the situation to reverse and Stevens was adding yet another major title to his career record.
The 693 runners were fighting for a prize pool of $6.9 million with a host of top talent promising to make this an event to remember. The final table alone contained no less than six former champions of the Super MILLION$ series—Daniel Dvoress, Anatoly Filatov, Joakim Andersson, Artur Martirosian, and Bert Stevens himself.
This has to be one of the strongest fields you will ever see in an online event.
When the final table kicked off Stevens quickly found himself with a workable chip stack after doubling through Daniel Dvoress. But the going was still proving to be cagey as after an hour’s play there was still a full table of players with nobody yet heading to the rail.
Stevens’s prospects then improved substantially when his open with pocket kings was three-bet by Artur Martirosian only to see Anatoly Filatov let rip with ace-king. Martirosian folded and Stevens was now sat with the third biggest chip stack.
Now the average stack was small enough that players began to bust out and the tournament headed towards its late stage.
WSOP 2020 Main Event winner Damian Salas was first to go, with Filatov quickly following him after his pocket kings dipped out against Martirosian’s queens.
One-by-one Stevens’s opponent fell by the wayside until only China’s Jerome001 stood between him and victory.
The chips were closely matched at this point until a stunning call reminded everyone of Stevens’s class and set the Belgian firmly on the path to the win.
Jerome001 limped with 6s5s and Stevens raised his KQ. Stevens fires on the A 2 3 board with no spades; Jerome001 calls.
The turn is another 3 and Stevens now checks and calls Jerome001’s bet.
The river comes a 9 and Jerome001 jams his airball sending Stevens into deep thought, clearly not believing his rival. After a couple of minutes thought, Stevens makes the hero call with only king-high, stunning his opponent who would have been left thinking how on earth can he beat this guy. An incredible hand.
Only a few hands later, Stevens found himself looking at pocket aces and it was all over for Jerome001 who put up a gallant fight but was ultimately out-classed.
GGPoker Super MILLION$ Main Event Final Table Results
Jeff "DollarVig" Berwick
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