Bert “girafganger7” Stevens is a popular online poker player who likes competing for prestigious prizes. The Belgian pro didn’t let his supporters down when he signed up at GGPoker for the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Main Event to win his biggest $2,783,433 prize.
What Is the Tournament’s Largest Prize?
Stoyan Madanzhiev bagged $3.9 million at GGPoker in 2020 in the WSOP Online Main Event. He hoped to win the 2022 World Champion trophy but Damian Salas won it in another event in 2020.
Madanzhiev won the biggest online poker event in the country’s history with a $27,559,500 pool. The 2023 WSOP Online Main Event had a $28,609,252 pool thus surpassing the previous pot’s record.
The Final Table’s Payouts
- Bert Stevens-$2,783,432
- Yagen Li-$2,059,058
- Ezequiel Kleinman-$1,524,214
- Ramiro Petrone-$1,128,331
- Alexander Timoshenko-$835,303
- Eric Bakker-$618,406
- Lukas Hafner-$457,864
- Fabian Rolli-$339,032
- Simon Wilson-$251,073
Stevens’ Dominance at the Table
Stevens had the largest stack when the final table’s action began and Erik Bakker followed him closely. The former widened his lead after a few minutes.
Bakker became the chip leader briefly before he tried to turn bottom pair into a bluff while facing Giraf’s top two pair. However, Stevens regained the lead and maintained it for over two hours.
He held over 60 percent of the table’s chips when five-handed action kicked off. Ezequiel Kleinman’s run ended in the third position with $1,524,214 leaving Stevens with a 4:1 chip lead over Yagen Li.
Each of the two finalists had secured at least $2 million and was competing for an extra $750,000. Luck wasn’t on Li’s side as he lost many chips to Stevens after a short while.
Surprisingly, he recovered part of his stack fast. Stevens used 6♣6♦ to make a 10,500,000 raise and Li used A♣Q♦ to place a 30,000,000 three-bet. The former put the latter in a tricky position by making him to make a 117,000,000 all-in move.
Li made a quick snap-call and almost got a 2:1 stack lead. However, the K♠3♦K♦4♠5♥ board didn’t help him and he finished second with $2,059,058.
David Yan Is the New $10,300 GGMillion$ High Roller Winner
GGPoker’s Event No.33: $10,300 GGMillion$ High Roller attracted 1,140 entrants. David Yan dominated the final table and won the $1,538,400 top prize after beating Simon Mattson in the last hand. The latter won a $1,186,287 consolation prize.
Yan won $985,565 on August in another GGMillion$ High Roller. yet, he won $3,052,000 in the August $212,000 Triton Poker London High Roller and $1,472,200 after finishing third in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $250,000 High Roller.
What The Top Nine Players Took Home
- David Yan-$1,538,400
- Simon Mattson-$1,186,287
- Roman Hrabec-$914,784
- Vlad Darie-$705,427
- Timothy Adams-$543,991
- Enrico Camosci-$323,515
- Daniel Petersen-$249,497