In the newest GGPoker Super MILLION$, everything is prepared for a spectacular finish. Only nine players are left in the running for the $311,933 first prize, and Thomas Muehlocker is leading the finalists into battle. During the second season of online poker’s premier weekly event, Muehloecker has been on fire. Although he has reached the final table in nine of the 15 tournaments he has entered, the Austrian has yet to win an event outright. Last week, Muehlocker was sixth, and three weeks ago, he was second. When play restarts, he has 3,637,890 chips (90.9 large blinds) and the lead.
It will not be easy for Muehloecker to gain that crucial victory, as the trailing group includes some amazing poker players, like Finland’s Markku “ExVang” Koplimaa. The Finn gained his seat thanks to a $1,050 satellite and will now be paid at least $48,496 for his efforts. He has 2,991,769 chips, or 74.8 large blinds, when he sits down. Niklas Astedt is going for his fifth Super MILLION$ championship, following his trip to Las Vegas for the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP). Astedt has cashed three times in Season 2, all at final tables, with two of those cashes being triumphs. Astedt has 2,946,216 chips in his arsenal, which is the equivalent of 73.7 large blinds.
If Ottomar Ladva wins today, he will become only the third GGPoker player to win three titles. At the start of the game, Fox holds 2,128,926 chips, or 53.2 large blinds. This is his first cash in seven tournaments and, as a result, his first participation at the final table. Timothy Adams of Canada is another standout competing this week. Fabiano “MarkyAurelio” Kovalski of Brazil finished second in this competition on November 14 and is hoping for a repeat performance tonight. With a stack of 1,049,848 (26.2 big blinds), Kovalski will have to pick his places wisely if he wants to make it all the way.
When play resumes at 6:00 p.m., the players in eighth and ninth place will be in contention. Both GMT have less than 10 large blinds. Alexandros Kolonias, the past WSOP Europe Main Event winner, has 351,959 chips and 8.8 big blinds at the final table, while Sergei “Graf Tekkel” Koliakov of Russia has just 6.7 big blinds and 267,166 chips.