The 2021 GGPoker Spring Event $25,500 buy-in ‘Sunday 5 Million’ high roller event brought in an area of 208 total entries, which suggested that the $5.2 million prize pool was eventually paid amongst the leading 31 finishers. In the long run, the largest share of that cash was awarded to Belarusian high risks crusher Mikita Badziakouski, that overcame a hard last table to protect the title as well as the top reward of $1,105,679.
Badziakouski is just 29 years old, but he has actually currently built up greater than $30.6 million in validated tournament incomes, with millions much more won online. He entered the final day linked for the chip lead with Elio Fox, with eight gamers continuing to be between him and the online trophy. He sealed single property of the leading place by knocking senseless Michael Zhang in eighth area ($ 110,568) with a full house, and essentially never recalled from there.
Fox had actually slid a bit early, however made a straight versus the two set of 2011 European Online poker Scenic tour Tallinn centerpiece champ Ronny Kaiser to close the gap somewhat. Kaiser gained $147,445 as the eighth-place finisher. Badziakouski protect his 2nd knockout of the day by sending out Sean Winter months to the imprison 7th area ($ 262,198), and Fox did his best to keep up by breaking Sebastian Trisch in sixth location ($ 262,198).
Five-handed play started with Badziakouski out in front, with Fox in second place having about as numerous chips as the shortest three gamers combined. Timofey Kuznetsov was the next to be knocked senseless when his pocket deuces failed to elude the ADiamond Suit9Diamond Fit of Badziakouski. Kuznetsov chose $349,647 as the fifth-place finisher.
Fox lost a couple of sizable pots to Badziakouski that resulted in him falling to the bottom of the leaderboard. The two-time Globe Series of Poker bracelet champion inevitably got the last of his stack in ahead, with ADiamond Suit4Spade Fit leading the QDiamond Suit10Club Match of a surging Badziakouski. The Belarusian made a straight on the resort to bust Fox in 4th area. The American earned $466,261 for his most current deep run.
Badziakosuki got in three-handed play with more than five times as several chips as his 2 challengers had in between them. His ADiamond Suit10Diamond Match held up versus the 6Club Suit5Club Suit of Matthew Hyman to knock him out in 3rd ($ 621,769), offering Badziakouski greater than a 12:1 chip benefit heading into the last heads-up showdown with Michel Dattani. The player from Portugal got the last of his pile in with ADiamond Suit2Spade Suit against the 8Diamond Suit6Diamond Match of Badziakouski. The board went out 7Heart Suit4Diamond Suit3Spade Suit9Heart Suit10Spade Match to give Badziakosuki a straight, which gained him the pot and also the title. Dattani paid for $829,142 as the runner-up.
Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table: