Markus Leikkonen Beats David Coleman for Final GGSF Title, $651K

Finnish high stakes regular Markus Leikkonen waited until the final day of the GGPoker Spring Festival to grab his first win of the series.

The first ever GGPoker Spring Festival wrapped up on Tuesday night with Markus Leikkonen grabbing the final High level title and a mid six-figure payday by beating a final table populated by some of the best online poker players, including the current #1-ranked player in the world.
After working his way through 338 other players in Event #108-H ($10,300 Super MILLION$), Leikkonen entered the final table with the third shortest stack behind the likes of Timothy Adams, former #1-ranked Christian Jeppsson, Daniel Dvoress, and current #1-ranked Yuri Dzivielevski.

Leikkonen didn’t let his starting position determine his outcome as the Finnish pro chipped up early and took the chip lead with eight players remaining. He was then responsible for sending George Wolff home in seventh place and then busted Dzivielevski in third to get heads up against American David Coleman. The former #1-ranked American online poker player actually started the final table as the shortest stack but built his stack up enough to be responsible for eliminating Dvoress in fifth and Jeppsson in fourth.

Leikkonen dispatched of Coleman and won his first GGSF title and $651,820.84 while Coleman walked away with a career-high $502,622.28 payday. Dzivielevski finished in third place for the third time in GGSF and earned $387,574.80.

Event #108-H ($10,300 Super MILLION$)
Entries: 347
Prize pool: $3,470,000

  1. Markus Leikkonen – $651,820.84
  2. David Coleman – $502,622.28
  3. Yuri Dzivielevski – $387,574.80