Ivan Luca paves the way to his first GGPoker Super MILLION$ final table


Ivan Luca

Ivan Luca not only reached his first Super MILLION $ final table at GGPoker but did so as a chip leader. Luca, an Argentinian who appears to be residing in Russia, sits down to the star-studded endgame armed with 2,485,438 chips, the equivalent of 82.3 big blinds.

This week’s Super MILLION$ drew a crowd of 114 participants, a commendable effort given that most high-stakes regulars are currently in Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker 2022 (WSOP). However, it’s obvious that not every player who frequents $10,000+ online poker tournaments cringes at the WSOP judging by how the Super MILLION $ field was and is. always stacked.

Super MILLION$ Final Table Chip Count

Square Player Country Fleas big blinds
1 Ivan Luca Russia 2,485,438 82.8
2 Chunlei Zhou hong kong 1,876,361 62.5
3 Yen-Liang “yao_poker” Yao Taiwan 1,795,178 59.8
4 Michael Addamo hong kong 1,379,799 46
5 Vlad Martynenko Ukraine 1,312,266 43.7
6 Marcus Prinz Austria 811 666 27.1
seven Wiktor Malinowski Macau 605 218 20.2
8 Constantin Maslak Russia 595 326 19.8
9 Lucio “Wizard of Az” Lima Brazil 538 748 18

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Day 1 ended on June 26 when Finland “Poker Pet” broke out in tenth place. The Finn’s elimination left nine superstars in the mix, each guaranteed $34,276 but only eight eliminations from a tally of $247,727. Day 2 mixes and deals at 7:00 p.m. BST on June 28.

Luca is the man to catch before the final table action. Surprisingly, this is Luca’s first Super MILLION$ final table appearance, so expect him to make the most of it. If Luca finishes fourth or better, he will more than double his Super MILLION win total.

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that of Hong Kong Chunlei Zhou is in second place with 1,876,361 chips (62.5 big blinds). Relatively new to this massively weekly event, Zhou has played in $13 Super MILLION and cashed nearly 40% of it, including two cashed at the final table.

Third place when play resumes belongs to Yen-Liang “yao_poker” Yao, a Taiwan-based star who, like Luca, reached the Super MILLION$ final table for the first time. Yao could be the dark horse going into the final table as they have 1,795,178 chips (59.8 big blinds) and an air of anonymity about them as they are not regulars at this event.

Michael Addamo
Michael Addamo

A finalist that everyone knows is Michael Addamo, who is back in fourth place with 1,379,799 chips (46 big blinds). Addamo has triumphed five times in this tournament in 11 final table appearances, which is a phenomenal record. Victory today would see Addamo overtake Arthur Martirosian and Niklas Astedt in terms of guaranteed securities.

Super Million Dollar Final Table Winnings

Ukraine Vlad Martynenko sits at his second Super MILLION$ final table in the middle of the pack, his 1,312,266 chips (43.7 big blinds) placing him fifth. This is the second time Martynenko has reached a Super MILLION$ final table, and he knows that a second-place finish or better will double his earnings from this event. Five players bought 60% of Martynenko’s stock through the built-in staking software, with Christian Rodolphe ready to win 59.4% of everything Martynenko wins!

The remaining four players took their places armed with less than a million chips and 18 to 27 big blinds. austria Marcus Prinz is the best placed of this quartet thanks to his 811,666 chips (27.1 big blinds). Another player enjoying his first Super MILLION$ final table, Prinz will do his best to make the most of the experience.

Wiktor Malinowski
Wiktor Malinowski

Wiktor Malinowski is one of the most successful players in this event, having reached 11 final tables and won two titles prior to today. The Macau-based high-stakes gambling specialist has just 605,218 chips (20.2 big blinds) at his disposal, but if anyone can turn the tide, it’s Malinowski.

Russia Constantin Maslak is the second shortest stack before the grand final, his 595,326 (19.8 big blinds) earn him eighth place in the standings at the moment.

from Brazil Lucio “Wizard of Az” Lima is the player who brings up the rear when the cards are put back in the air. Lima has now cashed in three of the five Super MILLION$ he has participated in and now has his first place at a final table. Lima’s 538,748 stack is equivalent to 18 big blinds, so he’s short-stacked but not in immediate danger of having to shove or fold.