Dario Sammartino Wins GGPoker Super MILLION$ WSOPC Ring Occasion for $740K

Dario Sammartino Wins GGPoker Super MILLION$ WSOPC Ring Occasion for $740K

Dario Sammartino scored his initial GGPoker Super MILLION$ title for $740K.

It is going to be a satisfied holiday season for Dario Sammartino who, in his seventh trip to a GGPoker Super MILLION$ final table, took down this week’s $10K tournament for his very first Super MILLION$ title, a Planet Series of Poker Circuit gold ring, and the $740,917 first-location prize.

Sammartino began the day third in chips, but there was a massive gap amongst the prime two stacks and the rest of the field. Sammartino basically bided his time, held challenging via the early levels, and at some point picked up huge hands in crucial spots to position himself to win. It looked like it could be a tight final table, with only a single individual busting before the very first break, but soon sufficient the knockouts picked up with Sammartino driving the action and amassing a chip lead he rode to the finish.

But this vacation edition of the Super MILLION$ was no easy present for Sammartino who was forced to fight previous a quantity of large-name pros such as Mike Watson, Francisco Benitez, and prior Super MILLION$ champ David Miscikowski who began the day as the chip leader.

Roughly twenty minutes into play, Mike ‘SirWatts’ Watson’s stack evaporated in two consecutive hands. With the blinds at 60,000/120,000 (15,000 ante), Watson and Austria’s ‘Intermecik’ got it all-in with Watson holding the KsJs and ‘Intermecik’ with the AsQs. The board ran out clean for ace-higher and Watson was left with just more than one large blind. He open-shoved the quite next hand with AcQd and Michel Dattani woke up with AsAh in the little blind. The board ran out 7s4s5d9dQc to finish Watson’s day in ninth place for $92,614.

Watson was the only elimination just before the very first break, but with 5 of the remaining eight players sitting on 20 massive blinds or less, the bustouts have been correct about the corner. Just a handful of hands right after players returned, with the blinds at 80,000/160,000 (20,000 ante) Dattani raised to 1.175 million with the Qd8d, leaving himself just 240,000 behind. David Miscikowski picked up 9h9d and shoved more than the best pushing Sammartino out of the pot in the massive blind. Dattani referred to as off for his remaining chips. The flop came Ah3c3s, providing no support to Dattani. When the turn came the 9c, Dattani was drawing dead to the Jh river. Miscikowsk scored a full property and Dattani scored $120,106 for his eighth-location finish.

On the really subsequent hand, Miscikowski made it 320,000 to go on the button with the Jc6h and ‘Internecik’ defended the big blind holding the JdTs. The flop came Jh6d2s providing Miscikowsk leading two pair and ‘Internecik’ leading pair. ‘Internecik’ checked it over and Miscikowski place out a bet of 160,00 which ‘Internecik’ known as. The turn was the 6s, and as soon as again Miscikowski hit a full house. ‘Internecik’ checked again and Miscikowski bet 422,200. Once again, ‘Internecik’ referred to as. The river was the 2c, and ‘Internecik’ checked a third time, this time Miscikowski put it all in the middle and following a short tank, ‘Internecik’ known as it off, ending their tournament in seventh place for $155,758.

More than the next twenty minutes, Sammartino started climbing the leaderboard and into second spot. On the other finish of the spectrum, ‘TheRayGuy’ slipped to the bottom of the chip counts. The blinds climbed to 125,000/250,000 (30,000 ante) and from UTG+1, ‘TheRayGuy’ shipped their final 960K in the middle with the As2s and was named by Russia’s ‘fizoka’ in the big blind holding ThTs. The flop came Js4d2c, providing ‘TheRayGuy’ a couple a lot more outs with the deuce. But the turn was the 7d and the river came the 3s and ‘TheRayGuy’ hit the rail in sixth place for $201,994.

The eliminations picked up with five left but it wasn’t the big stacks just choosing on the quick stacks. A classic cooler took spot to speed things along. Russian ‘Topgrek’ opened to 1.875 million from late position with the AdQs, leaving just 1.three million behind. Then, Miscikowski flat named from the tiny blind holding the KdKh. In the huge blind, Sammartino woke up with the AhAc and shoved all-in for 12.6 million. ‘Topgrek’ made the quick contact putting themselves at risk and Miscikowski, who had Sammartino covered by just two.five million also referred to as with his pocket kings. The flop came the Ts7c3h, not providing any support to the two underdogs. But it was officially all more than when the case ace, the As, hit the turn guaranteeing Sammartino the hand and a enormous chip lead. The meaningless river was the 8c and ‘Topgrek’ was out in fifth for $261,954 and Miscikowski went from the large stack to the bottom.

Moments after the third break, with the new blinds at 150,000/300,000 (35,000 ante), Sammartino was the beneficiary of an additional cooler. He raised to 660,000 on the button with QhQc and ‘fizoka’ three-bet shipped from the modest blind with the JdJc. When again, no drama for Sammartino as the board ran out 9h8c3c5h2d ending the Russian’s run in fourth location, excellent for $339,712.

With three left, Miscikowski was sitting on seven massive blinds and necessary to make a move. From the little blind, he shipped his two.1 million with the Js7h into Sammartino in the huge blind who snap-named with his 8d8s. The ThTs2h flop kept it clean for Sammartino’s eights which held by way of the 9c turn and Qd river. Miscikowski settled for a third-spot finish and a $440,552 payday whilst Sammartino took a practically 9-to-1 chip lead into heads up against Francisco Benitez.

Even though Benitez identified a double-up early on, it took only seven hands or so for Sammartino to close it out. Sammartino limped the button with the QdJd and Benitez shipped just more than 7 million from the big blind with the Ac7d. It took about 10 seconds for Sammartino to call and the pair saw a flop of Td7c2s, maintaining Benitez in the lead with middle pair. However, the turn was the Js putting Sammartino in the lead. The 9h river sealed the deal for Sammartino, sending Benitez home as the runner-up for $571,325 and awarding Sammartino his initial-ever Super MILLION$ title and largest Super MILLION$ score of $740,917.

Super MILLION$ Final Table Final results (12/21)

  1. Dario Sammartino – $740,917
  2. Franciscio Benitez – $571,325
  3. David Miscikowski – $440,552
  4. ‘fizoka’ – $339,712
  5. ‘Topgrek’ – $261,954
  6. ‘TheRayGuy’ – $201,994
  7. ‘Internecik’ – $155,758
  8. Michel Dattani – $120,106
  9. Michael Watson – $92,614

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