‘KingKongJoel’ Wins GGPoker Spring Festival Main Event for $1.26M

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'KingKongJoel' is $1.26 million richer after winning the GGPoker Spring Festival Main Event on Sunday.

KingKongJoel‘ was in apex predator mode on Sunday as they worked their way through the 1,117 Day 2 survivors in the GG Spring Festival High Main Event to walk away with more than $1.25 million.

The $1,500 buy-in Main Event had a total of 6,803 total entries to fall $305,725 short of the $10,000,000 guarantee. ‘KingKongJoel’ earned the victory after chopping heads-up with Zhuang Ruan. For finishing as runner-up, Ruan earned $952,194.60. Taking the final spot on the podium earned ‘Lucky-Lucky‘ a $670.295.68 score. All nine players at the final table earned a six-figure score, including Samuel Vousden, who finished ninth for $119,796.00.

The other High buy-in Main Event on the calendar was the $1,500 PLO-NL event that drew 1,412 entries. The final two players in this event also made a deal at the end. Joachim ‘jochee’ Haraldstad earned $249,926.29 and walked away as the champion while ‘Majki365‘  came in second place and added $210,693.27 to their bankroll. Third place finisher Bernard Larabi won $147,781.94.

After a pair of close calls earlier in the series, David Peters finally broke through and earned his first High level buy-in win on Sunday. Peters, who won Event #57-M ($2,625 High Roller) on April 15, beat Adrian Mateos heads up to win Event #106 ($5,250 Bounty Hunters Main Event) for $296,561.39. Mateos had to settle for $135,141.49 and third place finisher Artur Martirosian walked away with $168,690.34.

Kenneth ‘Forrest_Li’ Edberg beat out 474 other entries to win Event #105 ($1,500 Sunday Marathon) and banked $123,140.52 in the process. Runner-up Pavel ‘EzzzGame’ Plesuv scored $92,342.03 for his finish while ‘Bitcoin11‘ won just a little bit more than one bitcoin at current prices for their third place result.

Germany’s Maximillian Silz took down Event #107 ($1,050 GGMasters High Rollers) to win $161,202.99. The event drew 1,184 entries and ‘porco1337‘ outlasted all but one of them to finish in second place and a $120,883.84 payday. Third place finisher ‘MikeAllingelo’ just missed out on a six-figure score, earning $90,650.07.

The final event on Sunday was Event #110 ($5,250 Festival Closer [Bounty Turbo]) which drew 124 entries. Eelis Parssinen shipped his third GGSF High title and won $152,531.03. Linus Loeliger finished second for $59,188.00 and ‘Little Pepe’ took third for $49,150.58.

Event #105 ($1,500 Sunday Marathon)
Entries: 475
Prize pool: $676,875

  1. Forrest_Li – $123,140.52
  2. EzzzGame – $92,342.03
  3. Bitcoin11 – $69,246.75

GGSF Main Event-H ($1,500 NLHE)
Entries: 6,803
Prize pool: $10,000,000 ($305,725 overlay)

  1. KingKongJoel – $1,133,634.47*
  2. Zhuang Ruan – $952,194.60*
  3. Lucky-Lucky – $670.295.68

GGSF Main Event-H ($1,500 PLO-NL)
Entries: 1,412
Prize pool: $2,012,100

  1. jochee – $249,926.29*
  2. Majki365 – $210,693.27*
  3. Bernard Larabi – $147,781.94

Event #106 ($5,250 Bounty Hunters Main Event)
Entries: 341
Prize pool: $1,705,000

  1. David Peters – $296,561.39
  2. Adrian Mateos – $135,141.49
  3. Artur Martirosian – $168,690.34

Event #107 ($1,050 GGMasters High Rollers)
Entries: 1,184
Prize pool: $1,184,000

  1. Maximillian Silz – $161,202.99
  2. porco1337 – $120,883.84
  3. MikeAllingelo – $90,650.07

Event #110 ($5,250 Festival Closer [Bounty Turbo])
Entries: 124
Prize pool: $620,000

  1. Eelis Parssinen – $152,531.03
  2. Linus Loeliger – $59,188.00
  3. Little Pepe – $49,150.58