It has taken 24 attempts but UK-based Greek star Alexandros Kolonias has reached his first GGPoker Super MILLION$ final table. He returns to the action on January 12 in the envious position of chip leader.
Super MILLION$ Final Table Chip Counts
|1||Alex Kolonias||United Kingdom||4,179,268|
|5||Pluto The Doggo||Ireland||2,523,679|
|6||Juan Pardo Dominguez||Mexico||1,705,548|
*countries as displayed in the GGPoker client
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Kolonias, a former World Series of Poker Europe Main Event champion, has played in 24 of the 31 Super MILLION$ tournaments to date but hadn’t, until now, reached a final table. Amazingly, this is only Kolonias’ second cash in the weekly $10,300 buy-in event. His only other in-the-money finish saw him bust in 53rd place for $21,960.
The Super MILLION$ is Kolonias’ nemesis tournament, but he’s shone in other GGPoker tournaments. Kolonias has a shade over $1.8 million in GGPoker winnings and is guaranteed to bank another $54,841 regardless of how this final table pans out. If he goes on to win the tournament, Kolonias will receive an impressive $438,733 prize.
Standing between Kolonias and that bumper prize are eight grinders who have reached the 31st Super MILLION$ final table on merit.
Canada’s Kevin Rabichow is one such grinder. Rabichow qualified for this tournament via a $1,000 satellite so is already guaranteed a healthy return on that investment. The Run It Once coach has one previous cash in this event, finishing 25th in December for $45,415. He’s guaranteed to beat that score today.
Carlos Villamarin also qualified for this event via a $1,000 satellite and, like Rabichow, is guaranteed his best Super MILLION$ score. Villamarin is a GGPoker regular, one who finished fourth in the GGMasters Player of the Year race. He will have a huge following on the Super MILLION$ live stream because he sold 39.8% of his action to 24 lucky stakers.
Russia’s Gleb Tremzin sits down in fourth place at the restart in what is only his third Super MILLION$ appearance. Tremzin sold 10.9% of himself to 19 stakers before the tournament started and they’re all guaranteed a return on their investment. A second-place finish would all but double Tremzin’s GGPoker winnings.
This is the first Super MILLION$ final table Ireland’s “Pluto The Doggo” has reached, although it is their third cash. Eighteenth place is the deepest Pluto The Doggo had managed prior navigating their way to this final table and we’re sure they’ll make the most of their opportunity to bank their first six-figure prize at GGPoker.
Dominguez Hopeful of His First Super MILLION$ Victory
The man in sixth place at the restart is Juan Pardo Dominguez who is making his third final table appearance from his 29 appearances. Dominguez finished third in July 2020 and fourth more recently in late December. The Mexico-based Spaniard has an impressive $4.3 million in winnings at GGPoker alone. Write him off at your peril.
Finnish superstar Samuel Vousden is preparing to lock horns at his fourth Super MILLION$ final table. Vousden is yet to finish higher than fifth and has some work to do if he wants to rectify that because he sits down seventh in chips. The Finn has more than $2.1 million in GGPoker winnings with $528,083 of his tally stemming from the Super MILLION$ events.
Starting the final table in eighth place with a little under 16.5 big blinds is Canada’s “imjuniar”. They have played in 12 Super MILLION$ events and have now cashed four times, although this is their first final table berth. Imjuniar’s biggest GGPoker score weighs in at $40,834, their reward for winning an $840 Bounty Hunter Series event.
Bringing up the rear with a 13 big blind stack is the one and only Michael Addamo. The Australian poker refugee has played in all 31 Super MILLION$ events run so far and has now cashed seven times. Five of those cashes have resulted in final tables with three of those ending in outright victories. Should Addamo finish fifth or better, he’ll regain the title of the Super MILLION$ biggest winner. If anyone can turn things around it is Addamo.
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