Last week, Ognyan “fizoka” Dimov made it to the final table of the GGPoker Super MILLION$, but had to settle for fourth place. Dimov made it to this week’s final table in fourth place in chips, about 60 large blinds behind the chip leader, Ravid Garbi. Dimov won the top prize of $508,891 and the title of champion, making up for his earlier failures.
Artur Martirosian, a two-time Super MILLION$ champion, was the first of the nine finals to be eliminated. During the 60,000/120,000/15,000a level, Martirosian became stranded. After a scuffle with Isaac Haxton did not go as planned, he was down to five large blinds. After Nenad “O O L” Djukic min-raised with king-jack, that tiny stack went into the middle with pocket nines. Martirosian was gone when Djukic flipped a king.
Haxton got busted a few hands later in a huge pot. With ace-queen of hearts, Haxton raised to 240,000, Garbi called on the button with king-queen of spades, and Djukic shoved for 3,590,131 in the small blind with ace-king. Garbi immediately folded as Haxton called off the 2,600,000 or so he had left. On the flop, both players had an ace, but Haxton was unable to locate a queen and busted in ninth place.
When Lukas “rustyhusky” Hafner finished seventh, he earned $106,981, the tournament’s first six-figure score. With the huge blind costing 140,000, Joshua McCully made it 294,000. When Hafner three-bet all-in for 1,975,809 from the small blind, he called. McCully had pocket sevens, while Hafner had ace-queen. Hafner was overlooked by the king-high board, and he bowed out.
The final table’s second victim was Stephen Chidwick, who lost a coinflip during the 80,000/160,000/17,500a level. Neil McCully raised all-in with seven-six of spades for a total of 2,212,064 after catching a king on the flop. In the small blind, the action was folded to McCully, and it was McCully who caused the damage once more, bringing home $1,044,000. Gytis Lazauninkas took fifth place and $179,920, and it was McCully who caused the most havoc once again. Djukic was called after placing a 1,211,329 bet. With pocket jacks, Chidwick opened to 352,000 in the cutoff, to which McCully three-bet to 1,044,000 with king-queen on the button, before calling when Chidwick pushed all-in for 2,212,064 total.
In the last hand of the World Series of Poker, Djukic Dimov led McCully by 16,162,268 to 9,937,732 chips.