Simon Mattsson is the winner of GGPoker’s Supermillions. Matsson opted to skip this year’s World Series of Poker and instead focus on GGPoker’s Super Millions tournament; a decision that appears to have paid off. This latest wins now marks Matsson’s second Super Millions title this year.
His first Super Millions title took place this March where Matsson topped a strong field of 163 participants to go home with $331,315. Specifically, Matsson took his investment of $10,300 and turned it into an impressive $245,554 when he successfully ousted 112 opponents.
As you can expect, the final table was full of action as some of the best names in the game battled it out. The final table consisted of professional poker players from all over the world such as Marco Streda, Chunlei Zhou, Wiktor Malinowski, Issac Haxton, Niklas Astedt, Bruno Volkmann, Mark Radoja, and of course, Artur Martirosian from Russia who was denied a 6th Supermillions title with Matsson’s victory.
How the event went down
The final table kicked off with some head-to-head action between Niklas Astedt and Artur Martirosian. Astedt is a 5-time Super MILLIONS champ who started the final table 5th in chips. But that wasn’t enough to prevent him from being the first one to get ousted.
Artur Martirosian, who has also won this contest five times, was the player responsible for sending a thwarted Astedt kicked out first in ninth place. Wiktor Malinowski was the next one to bow out of the tournament after a short bout with Mark Radoja. The next player to bite the dust was Bruno Volkman, despite starting the day well as the chip leader.
Next to leave the final table was Hong Kong’s, Chunlei Zhou. Zhou tried and failed in a battle of the blinds against the latest Super Mission champion Matsson. Marco Streda from Liechtenstein would turn the final 5 into the final 4 when he crashed out and effectively walked away with Super Millions’ last 5-figure cash prize.
Mark Radoja earned his place in 4th position when he went head to head with Haxton. In the end, the final table’s top 3 would be Mattsson, Martirosian, and Hatxon. As a second-place finisher, Artur Martirosian from Russia would take home $191,767. Isaac Haxton from Canada, on the other hand, walked away with a cash prize of $149,762.
GGPoker also organizes a microMILLION$ series for low-stakes players
Tournaments grinders that have low stakes aren’t always as popular as they should be especially among experienced poker players. However, GGPoker understands the value of these tournaments, which is why it announced in June that it would be launching its microMILLION$ series.
With the microMILLION$ series, which kicked off on June 19th, micro-stakes online poker players will have the chance to win some massive prizes for just a small investment. The first few microMILLION events in the series kicked off on June 19th and run through June 26th. The Main Event was not scheduled to take place until July 3rd.
Buy-ins for the tournaments in the series started at a mere $1.05 and rose not higher than $25. Although the buy-ins were modest, the cash prizes and guarantees on offer sure weren’t. For instance, the smallest events offered participants guaranteed prize pools starting from a respectable $5,000 and rising all the way to a shocking $1 million.
The June 19th kick-off date saw at least 21 events being played including the $5 Mini Global MILLION$. This $5 Mini Global MILLION$ featured various Day 1s in a bid to hit and surpass the massive guarantee of $250,000. After the microMILLION$ events were concluded on June 26th, the festivities were followed by the Main Events and Mystery Bounty tournaments on July 4th.
The Mystery Bounty tournament featured a buy-in of $10.50 and a guaranteed payout of $1 million. The Main Event also commanded an impressive $1 million guarantee. However, the Main Event had a slightly higher buy-in of $25.
In the end, player “Johaenski” from Germany would end up the winner of the $5 Mini Global MILLION$ event. The German poker player invested $5 and battled out a strong field consisting of 88,7000 individuals to walk away with an astounding $30,202. As mentioned above, the Mini Global event originally featured a guarantee of $350,000.
However, 88,7000 poker players signed up for the event, thus creating a pot of $408,020. This final pot was split among the first 4,600 finishers, which means that the least amount the players walked away with was $3,543. Not too shabby for a $5 investment.
Another event that was held on the last day of the Micro Millions events was the Sunday Super Storm. The Sunday Super Storm featured a buy-in of $11 and it successfully attracted 15,695 players to create a massive prize pool of $158,833. This was one of the most successful events of the Micromillions series because it generated $57,000 more than the original guarantee of $101,000.
Like the Mini Global Millions, the Sunday Super Storm also featured a final table of 9 members. In the end, no member walked away with less than $1,341. The top 2 finishers “Yosemite Sam” and “padgeorgios” also managed to pad their wallets with sizeable cash prizes. “Yosemite Sam” walked away with $10,058 while “padgeorgios” turned his $11 Sunday Super Storm investment into $13,421.
In addition to providing customers with a wealth of tournaments and amazing cash prizes, GGPoker was also offering new customers a $600 welcome bonus. This welcome bonus was availed to anyone that signed up for a GGPoker account for the first time. As soon as a new account was created, GGPoker would match a customer’s initial deposit to a maximum of $600.
Almost all poker players know that GGPoker offers some of the best online poker tournaments in the market. Not only does the brand organize some of the largest buy-in tournaments in the country, but they also throw amazing festivals having just finalized one of the largest online poker series not too long ago.