Benjamin Rolle goes from Zero to Hero to win Super MILLION$ Title for $424,581

(in him(at odds of 14.87), yet Benjamin Rolle took down the latest and 34th edition of the GGPoker weekly $10,300 buy-in event, the Super MILLION$*) he went into the final near the bottom of the chipcounts, saw the second-least money invested.

Winning $424,581, Rolle didn’t just come from a tough position, but he did it live on Twitch and as he described, with the best poker fans in the world.

The final table started as it went on, with plenty of action from the hand that is first. Despite the fact that, it took half an hour for the elimination that is first of evening, with Cypriot Aliaksei Bokia one of three players to hit an ace on a board showing A-3-K-5 until a decisive round of betting of the turn.

Boika had ace-ten, which was better than overnight chip leader Nick Petrangelo’s ace-six, but way behind Bert Stevens’ ace-king, which had hit top two pair on the flop. Both other players checked to Stevens, who made a half-pot bet which forced Petrangelo out of the reckoning with close to 900,000 in the pot. Boika, nonetheless, made the decision and a ten in the river spelled doom. Once more Boika examined, but this time around called Stevens’ shove in the river and covered it with practically their competition life, left with fewer than half a large blind which disappeared into the hand that is next.

Next to go was Andrey Novak, with the shoving that is ukrainian late place with ace-ten, called by Petrangelo within the next chair with pocket nines. Despite a Broadway gutshot opening in the change, Petrangelo held to bump his stack up from some early losses, although it still left the American final table chip leader going into play behind Bert Stevens and Laurynas Levinskas.

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It was time for Stevens to push for the win, and the man known as ‘girafganger7’ in the poker that is online didn’t disappoint, busting ‘U LOSSER’ from Asia within the next hand with jacks against tens all-in pre-flop.

Suddenly a table that is six-max it would be Austria-based ‘WatWudHaraldSDo’ who wud… ahem, would, bust next. Pocket tens were again the hand that is losing it absolutely was Stevens who was simply remorseless to find overpairs and keeping using them, this time around pocket kings placing the British-based player in to the chip lead. Nevertheless, while the chance was had by him of eliminating two players, Benjamin Rolle wasn’t going anwhere. All-in and committed for king-six of spades to his tournament life in the exact same hand, the board of 8-A-9-7-5 provided Rolle a great right in the river to endure, in which he trebled up back to contention.

Five players refused to get rid of certainly one of their quantity for an unbelievable stretch, as over 90 mins passed away ahead of the elimination that is next. It was a shock for any fans who had popped for a quick three-course meal as Bert Stevens was all-in and at risk with a suited ace-nine and up against the pocket jacks of Nick Petrangelo when it came. Just a nine arrived in the river together with industry had been down seriously to simply four males.

Nick Petrangelo – 7.8 million

Benjamin Rolle – 4.4 million

Laurynas Levinskas – 4.2 million

Michael Zhang – 3.8 million

With piles therefore also and play nevertheless fairly deep (short-stacked Zhang having very nearly 24 big blinds), the following eradication may have effortlessly taken a while, however it didn’t at all. Laurynas Levinskas destroyed a coinflip to Zhang into the really hand that is next his ace-queen unable to hit against Zhang’s pocket fours after the latter shoved and Levinskas called. The two would clash again in the Lithuanian’s hand that is final poicket threes couldn’t diminish the river against Chang’s ace-ten, an ace in the river condemning Levinskas to beat and a 4th-place cash worth $194,671.

Three-handed, Rolle had been once more the short-stack however it is the chip that is overnight who left next. Left with scraps after a war that is levelling a previous hand, Pentrangelo had been all-in with queen-five, called by Zhang with ace-deuce for under five big blinds. The flop of 3-7-5 place Pentrangelo ahead, but an ace in the change flipped the script and a meaningless three in the river confirmed the chip that is overnight departure.

Heads-up, Zhang went into the action with a 3-to-1 chip lead, but that changed when Rolle won with ace-six against Zhang’s ace-deuce when a six hit both the flop and river and after grinding to parity, took the lead in a hand where Zhang called with a rivered bottom pair and Rolle had flopped pair that is middle. He held a lead of around 2-to-1 into the potato chips it off with ease and holding after a board of K-8-AQ-K played out, the ‘slowroll’ option cruelly giving Zhang hope of a Broadway-completing jack, only for the crown to indicate defeat until he called with ace-six and set the trap for Zhang to shove with an off-suit queen-ten, Rolle calling.

Here’s how the final nine finished in what was a highly entertaining table that is final view.

GGPoker Super MILLION$ February 3rd Final Table Results:


Player Country Prize 1st
Benjamin Rolle United Kingdom $424,581 2nd
Michael Zhang United Kingdom $327,396 3rd
Nick Petrangelo U.S.A. $252,457 4th
Laurynas Levinskas Lithuania $194,671 5th
Bert Stevens great britain $150,112 6th
‘WatWudHaraldSDo’ Austria $115,752 7th
‘U LOSSER’ India $89,257 8th
Andrey Novak Ukraine $68,827 9th
Aliaksei Boika Cyprus $53,073 Want to view all of the table that is final as it happened? Take a look at the official GGPoker YouTube channel replay of the broadcast that is four-hour.

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