Artur Martirosian The GGPoker Super MILLION$ is widely regarded as the toughest weekly online poker tournament, but it appears that Russian superstar Artur Martirosian did not get that particular memo.
Martirosian came out of the GG Online Championship edition of the Super MILLION$, a result that came with an impressive $557,636. Amazingly, despite the ridiculously stacked fields this tournament creates, this was the fifth time Martirosian has left all his opponents in his wake. Winning five Super MILLION$ events ties Martirosian with poker royalty Niklas Astedt and Michael Addamo in terms of events won. We would not put a sixth title past Martirosian based on this performance. Super MILLION$ Final Table Results
1 Artur Martirosian Russia $557,636 2 Fedor Holz Austria $429,996 3 Aleks Ponakovs Latvia $331,572 4 Christian Rudolph Austria $255,677 5 Andrii Novak Ukraine $197,154 6 Gab Yong “GabD” Kim Hong Kong $152,026 7 Christopher Puetz Austria $117,228 8 LUCKY88889999 Singapore $90,395 9 Wiktor Malinowski Macau $69,704* *denotes player busted on Day 1 The final table got underway with only eight players instead of nine because “Zangezund” and Wiktor Malinowski crashed out during the same hand at the end of Day 1 on May 8. Those eight became seven when “LUCKY88889999” busted during the 40,000/80,000/10,000a level. LUCKY88889999 min-raised to 160,000 under the gun with pocket aces, Gab Yong “GabD” Kim three-bet all-in for 1,103,996 in the hijack with pocket tens, and LUCKY88889999 snap-called. Kim was a massive underdog preflop but soared into the lead courtesy of flopping a set of tens. The turn and river provided no drama, and LUCKY88889999 busted in eighth place for $90,395. Christopher Puetz Christopher Puetz joined LUCKY88889999 on the sidelines after being eliminated in seventh place, a finish with $117,228, the first six-figure haul of the evening. Puetz came unstuck after losing a coinflip against Martirosian. A min-raise from Martirosian to 240,000 was three-bet to 1,440,000 by Puetz; that raise left only 7.8 big blinds behind. Martirosian set Puetz all-in, and Puetz called. It was pocket tens for Martirosian and ace-jack for the all-in player. The tens held, Puetz headed for the showers, […]
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