Tapio Vihakas Is the New Million Dollar Mystery Bounty Winner As GGPoker Awards More Players WSOP Online Bracelets

GGPoker's World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online is midway as it awarded four gold bracelets last weekend. They included Million Dollar Mystery Bounty, Millionaire Maker, Super MILLION$ High Roller, and $10K Heads-Up Championship.

Tapio Vihakas Wins a Million Dollar Mystery Bounty

Event No. 7:Million Dollar Mystery Bounty took place on August 27 as GGPoker aired it on its YouTube Channel. More than 10,000 poker enthusiasts streamed the event.

Scott Ball pulled the event on Day 2 while each remaining player eyed first-place $367,953 prize and WSOP bracelet. Even so, a few Day 1 flights and Day 2 reduced the initial 51,003 filed to nine players, each aiming to get part of the tournament's $10,200,600 prize pool.

The Final Table's Results

  1. Tapio Vihakas from Finland-a $367,953 total prize; $19,230 bounties and a $348,723 prize
  2. Hyunsup Kim from Japan-a $278,450 total prize; $16,960 bounties and a $261,490 prize
  3. Vincent Huang from Australia-a $200,290 total prize; $4,200 bounties and a $196,090 prize
  4. Mark Waal from the Netherlands-a $153,376 total prize; $6,330 bounties and a $147,046 prize
  5. Diogo Ferreira Da Silva from Brazil-a $119,819 total prize; $9,550 bounties and a $110,269 prize
  6. Timo De Smet from the Netherlands-a $92,350 total prize; $9,660 bounties and a $82,690 prize
  7. Kubanychbek Abakirov from Kyrgyzstan- a $76,429 total prize; $14,420 bounties and a $62,009 prize
  8. Rytis Strigunas from Poland-a $51,110 total prize; $4,610 bounties and a $46,500 prize
  9. Alexey Solntsev from Kazakhstan- a $76,870 total prize;42,000 bounties and a $34,870 prize

Action at the Final Table

Alexey Solntsey got busted first at the final table after using ace-seven to move all-in from a big blind shortly after Hyunsup Kim used pocket sixes to kick off the action at the table. Kim called and got the best hand that send Solntsey packing.

Rytis Strigunas used king-queen to put in his remaining chips an hour and a half after Solntsey's exit. The move made him leave the table.

Diogo Ferreira Da Silva used ace-ten to call after waking up in a big blind. Strigunas flopped a straight draw and a flush draw to broadway and failed to beat his rival on the river or turn.

A preflop cooler ended Kubanychbek Abakirov's run at the table. He used ace-king to ship in the remaining stack but lost to Tapio Vihakas' pocket kings.

Kim got another knockout when his ace-queen defeated Timo De Smet's ace-six. Ferreira lost a blind-versus-blind confrontation with Vihakas and left the table. The former used nine-six to commit his stack and Vihakas called with king-five.

None of them connected on run out and the eventual winner's high card would eventually end the tournament. Mark Waal was the stack leader earlier in the day. Yet, he was the short stack during four-handed play as he used ace-queen to send his chips.

Kim used pocket eights to call and the Japanese pro got his third knockout at the table. He later targeted Vincent Huang. Their stacks got in the middle after a pair and he got at risk of being busted.

Huang drew slim after his ace-queen flopped two pair. Kim made a boat while another ace completed the board.

Vihakas had a small stack lead while getting in heads-up action with Kim. But the latter regained the lead after ten minutes.

Vihaas used king-queen to double up against Kim's pocket fives. His pair of threes beat Kim's ace-king hence sealing his victory. Vihakas won a WSOP bracelet and $348,723 while Kim won $261,490.

Markus Prinz Wins $1,188,098 at GGPoker

Event No. 13:$1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER attracted 4,706 entrants who formed a $6,706,050 prize pool. It had 15 starting flights before the final day and the winner would take home $1,188,098.

The Final Table's Results

  1. Markus Prinz from Germany-$1,188,098
  2. Krzystof "ZryjGruz" Dulowski from Poland-$850,793
  3. "FreeMars" from Russia-$609,252
  4. Mikhail Zavoloka from Russia-$436,285
  5. Tyler Smith from the United States-$312,424
  6. Luis Dorneles from brazil-$223,727
  7. Alex "FutureofMe" Kulev from Bulgaria-$160,211
  8. Dalton "morgota" Hobold from brazil-$114,727
  9. Kelvin Kerber from Brazil-$82,155

Action at the Final Table

Even so, 768 players advanced to the final day and only 584 of them won money including Chris Moorman, Niklas Astedt, and Damian Salas. Salas won $2,056, Astedt won $3,794 and Moorman took home $11,078. But Prinz took home his first WSOP bracelet and a seven-figure prize.


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