Isaac “Ike” Haxton bagged his second GGPoker SuperMillion$ title this week, scooping the $448,842 top prize after outlasting 221 other entries to the $10,3000 buy-in online tournament.
The final table saw Haxton joined by fellow highstakes poker heavyweights Mikita Badziakouski, who came in as chip leader, and Wiktor ‘Limitless’ Malinowski.
Malinowski, who took down the SHRB Europe Main Event last September for a monster $3.69 million payday, was one of the early casualties.
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With less than 10 BBs, Malinowski opened for all bar one of them, with Belarus crusher Badziakouski going all-in from the small blind, leaving the Polish pro at risk...
Malinowski: A♠ J♥
Badziakouski: A♦ Q♠
Flop: 7♣ 6♥ 4♥
That meant 7th spot and $94,357 for Malinowski, who was followed to the rail by Konstantin Maslak when a clash of aces with Ike Haxton saw him lose out.
One of the anonymous accounts bagged 5th spot and $155,689, “joyeux” losing a race with pocket deuces against Andreas Nasman’s KQ.
It took a while for the podium spots to be filled, and it was Badziakouski who missed out when his big slick was outgunned on the flop by Haxton’s king-ten, 4th place and $205,795 for Mikita when the turn and river both bricked.
Haxton’s good fortune continued when he cracked Nasman’s pocket kings, open-shoving on the river and landing the flush he required, leaving him heads-up against last week’s GGPoker SuperMillion$ runner-up Pablo Brito Silva.
A topsy-turvey heads-up battle finally ended in Haxton’s favour with another race, this time pocket treys needing to hold up for the win...
Haxton: 3♦ 3♣
Silva: A♥ Q♣
Flop: 10♥ 9♦ 5♦
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Pablo Brito Silva’s second runner-up spot in a row was worth $346,104 while Haxton’s second victory saw him pocket $448,842.
GGPoker Super MILLION$ Final Table Results
Pablo Brito Silva