Christian Rudolph Wins on Quiet Friday of GGPoker Spring Festival

Christian Rudolph took down a GGPoker Spring Festival title on Friday. (King's Casino photo).

After an opening week featuring some of the world’s best players battling it out, the GGPoker Spring Festival had a very quiet day on Friday with just three High buy-in events wrapping up and a fourth bagging and tagging and headed to a second day of play.

Christian Rudolph beat out 139 other runners to win Event #27-H ($2,100 Bounty) for $58,033.04. Runner-up Francisco ‘VaPaCooler’ Benitez, who came in third place in $610,079.27 at the start of the Festival, walked away from this one with $24,512.91 and yet another close call. Third place went to ‘TheWrigler‘ for $2.5,448.22.

BIG HAI‘, a regular in the GGPoker high roller tournament streets, went bounty hunting in Event #29-H ($1,050 Bounty Turbo), and came back with $33,440.21 and a victory. The final bounty ‘BIG HAI’ collected belonged to ‘JustbcOfU‘ who walked away with $12,801.82 for their efforts. Marco Streda took the final spot on the podium for $8,748.87.

The last High event to play down to a champion on Friday was Event #30-H ($525 Hyper [6-Max]) which drew 173 runners. Markus Prinz beat all of them to add $24,317.38 to his bankroll while runner-up Wei Zhao banked $17,581.85. Former #1-ranked Andras Nemeth finished in third for $12,712.04.

Nemeth also finished Day 1 of Event #28 ($1,050 High Rollers Main Event) with the chip lead. The event drew 243 runners for a $7,000 overlay. Just 14 of those players moved on to Day 2 with Viktor Ustimov, Mike Watson, Brock Wilson, and Shyngis Satubayev all part of the group chasing Nemeth for the $52,176.54 first place prize.

Event #27-H ($2,100 Bounty)
Entries: 140
Prize pool: $280,000

  1. Christian Rudolph – $58,033.04
  2. VaPaCooler – $24,512.91
  3. TheWrigler – $25,448.22

Event #29-H ($1,050 Bounty Turbo)
Entries: 134
Prize pool: $134,000

  1. BIG HAI – $33,440.21
  2. JustbcOfU – $12,801.82
  3. Marco Streda – $8,748.87

Event #30-H ($525 Hyper [6-Max])
Entries: 173
Prize pool: $100,000

  1. Markus Prinz – $24,317.38
  2. Wei Zhao – $17,581.85
  3. Andras Nemeth – $12,712.04