Ronny Kaiser Wins Second GGPoker Spring Festival Title, $500K

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Ronny Kaiser earned $500K on Thursday after winning a GGPoker Spring Festival High Roller (PokerStars photo)

Just three days ago, Ronny Kaiser topped a 123-entry field in Event #45-H ($2,100 PLO-NL Turbo) to win $63,721.40. Turns out, that was just an appetizer for what became a main course with a half million dollar payday.

On Thursday night, Kaiser beat 87 other entries in Event #57-H ($25,500 Super High Roller) to grab the $508,447.84 first place prize. Mikita Badziakouski came in second place and earned a $391,973.06 consolation prize while Christian Rudolph found the podium yet again, this time banking $302,180.28 for finishing in third place.

The second biggest first-place prize of the night belonged to ‘CrossfireX‘ who bet out 158 other players to win Event #58-H ($10,300 Thursday Thriller Bounty). Russia’s Sergei Denisov was the runner-up for $157,919.64. While former #1-ranked Joao Simao took home  $137,086.49 for finishing in third.

The last of the six-figure scores went Sami Kelopuro for beating 112 other runners in Event #59-H ($5,250 PLO-NL). Kelopuro, another former #1, earned $135,998.08 after making a heads-up deal with Eelis Parssinen. One day after winning his first GGPoker Spring Festival event, Parssinen had to settle for runner-up status and $121,039.50 thanks to the deal. Third place finisher Joshua McCully earned $77,984.18.

Artur Martirosian also picked up a GGPoker Spring Festival title on Thursday. The Russian high roller killer worked his way through a field of 444 entries in Event #54-H ($1,050 High Rollers Main Event) to win $83,530.81. Coming in one spot short of the title earned ‘UncleToni’ $62,639.14. Erik Bux Hoeveden took the bronze medal and $46,972.70.

The final High level buy-in title awarded on Thursday went to ‘Go BITCOIN Go’ who earned $34,655.81 for winning Event #60-H ($1,050 Bounty Hyper [6-Max]). Right behind them was David Yan who added $22,582.01 to his bankroll for his efforts. Pablo Silva, currently ranked #20 in the world finished in third place for $14,569.39.

Event #54-H ($1,050 High Rollers Main Event)
Entries: 444
Prize pool: $444,000

  1. Artur Martirosian – $83,530.81
  2. UncleToni – $62,639.14
  3. Erik Bux Hoeveden – $46,972.70

Event #57-H ($25,500 Super High Roller)
Entries: 88
Prize pool: $2,200,000

  1. Ronny Kaiser – $508,447.84
  2. M Badziakouski – $391,973.06
  3. Christian Rudolph – $302,180.28

Event #58-H ($10,300 Thursday Thriller Bounty)
Entries: 159
Prize pool: $1,590,000

  1. CrossfireX – $339,484.21
  2. Sergei Denisov – $157,919.64
  3. Joao Simao – $137,086.49

Event #59-H ($5,250 PLO-NL)
Entries: 113
Prize pool: $565,000

  1. Sami Kelopuro – $135,998.08
  2. Eelis Parssinen – $121,039.50
  3. Joshua McCully – $77,984.18

Event #60-H ($1,050 Bounty Hyper [6-Max])
Entries: 212
Prize pool: $212,000

  1. Go BITCOIN Go – $34,655.81
  2. kDavid Yan – $22,582.01
  3. Pablo Silva – $14,569.39