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  1. The Online Player of the Year race went right down to the wire, proving to be one of the closest contests in recent years. In the end, Brazilian online crusher, and current #2-ranked player in the world, Pedro ‘pvigar’ Garagnani did what was necessary to edge out high-stakes legend Sami ‘LarzLuzak’ Kelopuro and took down the PocketFives 2021 Online Player of the Year honors. 2021 proved to be the best of Garagnani’s decade-long career and the story of his year is one of a player who climbed the rungs of the Online Poker Rankings and didn’t stop until he reached the top. Last year saw him dive headfirst into the online high roller waters and emerge with a reputation as one of the game's elite talents plus seven six-figure scores. He found success at almost every stage of the year and in nearly every major online series. Garagnani finished 2021 with a PokerStars WCOOP title, two WPTDeepstacks High Roller titles, a Turbo Series win, a GGPoker WSOP High Roller victory, and a runner-up finish in the GGPoker Super MILLION$. In fact, of his top 20 career scores, 15 took place in 2021. Although he had some fairly notable scores in the first two months, Garagnani’s big year didn’t truly kick off in earnest until March. That’s when he bested the 202 runners in the PokerStars $5,200 High Roller Club Titan Event for $197,646, a career-high score for him at the time. It was a bit of a proving ground for Garagnani as he battled against a stacked final table of online poker talent including Mike Watson, Parker Talbot, and former #1-ranked Simon ‘C Darwin2’ Mattsson. His victory in this tournament can be looked back on as the launching point for things to come in 2021. Two weeks later, on April 6, Garagnani, who at the time was ranked #6 in Brazil and approaching the worldwide top 20, would blow his previous high score out of the water. He went on a deep run in the GGPoker’s weekly $10,300 Super MILLION$. His runner-up finish earned him $454,196, a score that stands as his current career-high. It also brought him a massive haul of 1,165.36 Player of the Year leaderboard points, a score that stood as his highest of the year and was instrumental to him clinching Player of the Year honors. By the time summer came around, ‘pvigar’ had climbed to #12 in the world. That’s when he earned his second career PokerStars WCOOP title, outlasting yet another heavyweight final table that included Samuel Vousden, Christian Rudolph, and 2021 U.S. Poker Open champion David Peters in the $5,200 8-Max High Roller. He added $195,689 to his bankroll and another 1,000 leaderboard points in what was a top-3 result for him in the year. Then, just four days after his WCOOP win, he finished as the runner-up in another $5,200 WCOOP event for another $71,712. All of these major scores were adding up for Garagnani. He inserted himself into the Online Poker Rankings Top 10 and became a real threat to those at the top. Then, a late-year heater kicked in for him which propelled him to the top of the rankings. In September, he won a GGPoker WSOP High Rollers event for $31,280, and then in October, he was in the winner’s circle again with a victory in the WPTDeepStacks High Roller on partypoker for $112,079. Finally, at the end of November, Garagnani took down the Winamax Mini WSOP SUPER HIGHROLLER for $47,197 and that’s when he earned enough points to put him over the top. In the first week of December it became official, Garaganai overtook fellow Brazilian Bruno Volkmann and became the #1-ranked player in the world for the first time in his career. He joined the ranks of Volkmann, Yuri Dzivielevski, Brunno Botteon, Joao Mathias, and Joao Simao in the elite club of Brazilians who have reached the top of the rankings. In his first week at #1, Garagnani was back on his WPTDeepStacks grind only this time it was on 888poker. He won event #9 of that series, a $200,000 GTD PKO, for $40,500 and 447.21 leaderboard points, a score that made all the difference in the Player of the Year race. Garagani finished the year with 24,867 leaderboard points, just 343 more than Kelopuro. In contrast, when the UK's Conor Beresford took the Online Player of the Year title in 2020, he finished more than 4000 points above runner-up Brunno Botteon. Garagnani held on to the #1 spot for six weeks before relinquishing it in early January and ended the year with more than $8.4 million in total career earnings. 2021 Online Poker Player of the Year Standings [table id=285 /]
  2. It’s another trip at the top of the Online Poker Rankings for UK online pro Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard, who, thanks to a dominant end of 2021 and fast start in the New Year, is now enjoying his fifth reign at #1 in the world. For more than a decade, Leonard has honed his skills to become one of the most respected online grinders in the game. He's amassed more than $15 million in lifetime career online tournament earnings as well as spent the past five years as a vocal ambassador for partypoker. In the closing months of 2021, Leonard soared back up the rankings, breaking back into the top 10, crashing the top 5, and settling into the #2 spot. This week, he completed the journey and unseated Brazil’s Pedro ‘pvigar’ Garagnani for the top spot, ending Garagnani’s six-week stint at #1. Leonard’s first time taking control of the Online Poker Rankings was back in August 2014, when he held the position for a short stay of one week. However, it wasn’t long before he was back on top, overtaking Nicholas Fierro in October 2014 for another two-week run. It was nearly five years later that Leonard battled his way back to the top for a week grabbing the lead in September of 2019, and then made his fourth appearance just two months later. Leonard’s latest surge in results gives him the kind of leaderboard points total that could see him having the longest #1 reign of his career to date. Since the beginning of December 2021, Leonard has produced nearly 200 in-the-money finishes for a total of more than $908,000 in total earnings. This included his victory in the December 27 GGPoker $1,050 GGMasters High Roller in which he outlasted 986 entries for a monthly high score of $141,384, the seventh-largest cash of his online career. Along with the cash he also picked up 1000.00 leaderboard points, the critical score he needed to retake the #1 spot. Among his notable results over the past few weeks was his January 5 win in the GGPoker World Series of Poker Online Series $365 GIANT for $46,427 (576.30 points) and the score that kicked off his recent hot streak, a fourth-place finish in the PokerStars $5,200 Titans Event for $75,469 (383.19). He’s had 15 five-figure scores in the past month and 14 outright victories - an outright win rate of just over 7% every time he makes it into the money over this stretch. Leonard has always been a threat when it comes to the Online Poker Rankings, however, as previously noted, his past stints as the worldwide leader have never exceeded two weeks. This time around, thanks to his four leaderboard-qualifying scores this week, he built up a significant point lead over Garagnani. With 11,006 points, Leonard holds a 547 point lead over the #2 spot and 1,211 point lead over Dan ‘SmilleThHero’ Smijkovic who occupies the #3 spot. Of course, anything can happen, but assuming Leonard continues his persistent grind, this may be the time that he not only takes the top spot but retains that ranking for some time. Additional Top 10 Moves This Week In addition to Leonard and Garagnani swapping places in the #1 and #2 spots, Alex Theologis (#4) jumped over Brazil’s Lucio Lima (#5) by just 4 points on the back of a cash in the Natural8 $400 DOUBLE STACK for $3,302 and 109.69 points. Mike ‘SirWatts’ Watson (#8) jumped up six spots this week bouncing back into the Top 10. Watson went one tear at the end of 2021, amassing seven qualifying scores since December 15 including a final table finish in the December 21 edition of the GGPoker Super MILLION$ for $93,080 (544.45) and, more recently, a runner-up finish in the PokerStars Winter Series Event 54-H $1,5050 NLHE for $60,618 (445.03). Watson’s career-high rank is #3 in the world. Ramiro Petrone, recent winner of the partypoker Millions Online Main Event for $859,018, also joined the top 10. It’s not the first time Petrone has entered the top 10, but it’s the first time since leaving and rejoining the rankings earlier in 2021. He jumped 7 spots this week with his most notable cash of the week being his victory in the January 2 Black Chip Poker $200K GTD for $40,449 (590.76). Online Poker Rankings Week of 1/5 [table id=281 /]
  3. An action-packed final table saw Swedish player ‘WhatIfGod’ win the PokerStars 2021 EPT Online Main Event for a top prize of $363,641 as a back-to-back victory was sealed with a superb heads-up victory over the former PSPC champion and overnight chip leader Ramon Colillas. Coming into play third in chips behind both Colillas and German crusher Christian Rudolph, 'WhatIfGod' roared through the field to win the same title he claimed back in 2020 for a remarkable back-to-back victory. The final table action began with a big elimination right off the bat as one of the biggest names of the final table, who began the day with over 50 big blinds, found himself headed to the rail first. Current worldwide #1-ranked Pedro Garagnani has carved out a name for himself in a number of elite high roller events in 2021 and a summer victory in a WCOOP High Roller event saw the Brazilian bank $195,690. However, there wasn't another title to be had today as he crashed out first in the EPT Online Main Event when his five-bet shove with [poker card="Th"][poker card="Td"] was called by Christian Rudolph with [poker card="Kh"][poker card="Kc"]. The board of [poker card="As"][poker card="3d"][poker card="9h"][poker card="3h"][poker card="4c"] sent Garagnani out for $41,259 and in doing so, handed Rudolph a dream early pot, chipping him up to 29 million and giving him an early lead. Another big name fell when Orpen Kisacikoglu busted in eighth place for $53,763. Daniel Dvoress moved all-in from middle position with [poker card="Jd"][poker card="Td"] and Kisacikoglu called off his stack with [poker card="Ac"][poker card="8c"] in the small blind. He was ahead in the hand, but the flop of [poker card="Ts"][poker card="9d"][poker card="4h"] changed all that, giving the Canadian top pair. Kisacikoglu, a Turkish professional who typically plays from London, needed help. He didn’t get it on the [poker card="9h"] turn and when the [poker card="7c"] river fell, so did he. The early eliminations were coming thick and fast and PokerStars ambassador Benjamin Rolle was next to crash out, this time in seventh place for a result worth $70,645. Rolle three-bet all-in for around 21 big blinds pre-flop with [poker card="4c"][poker card="4h"] and he was called by the newest chip leader at the final table, ‘WhatIfGod’. The Swede held [poker card="Ad"][poker card="Qd"] and although the [poker card="Jd"][poker card="9s"][poker card="4d"] gave Rolle bottom set, it also gave 'WhatIfGod' a flush draw. That turned out not to be needed as the [poker card="Ks"] turn and [poker card="Tc"] river gave the Swede a Broadway straight to win the hand and eliminate the dangerous German player. With six players remaining, 'WhatIfGod' led with 34.8 million chips from overnight chip leader Ramon Colillas (26 million) and Rudolph (13.6 million). There were two Brazilians at the final table, but one had to go, and it was Bruno Volkmann who was busted in sixth place for $92,828. Volkmann was another victim of the chip leader as 'WhatIfGod' called the Brazilian’s shove pre-flop. Volkmann had [poker card="8s"][poker card="8d"] and needed to hold against [poker card="Ad"][poker card="Jd"] but couldn’t do so across the board of [poker card="Kc"][poker card="Js"][poker card="4h"][poker card="Kd"][poker card="7d"] as kings and jacks did for Volkmann’s chances of going any further. Eduardo Silva was the only Brazilian left, but he was out in fifth place just a couple of hands after players returned from a scheduled break. Silva defended his big blind with [poker card="Qc"][poker card="7c"] against the opening bet from Colillas with [poker card="Th"][poker card="Ts"] and on the flop of [poker card="Qd"][poker card="Tc"][poker card="3h"], Silva called a c-bet from the Spaniard. The turn of [poker card="6h"] saw Silva raise all-in when Colillas bet and the former PSPC champion, who won $5.1 million from a freeroll ticket back in 2019 called it off with ease. The meaningless river of [poker card="5s"] ended the hand in Colillas’ favor and he put himself right back into contention at the expense of Silva, who won the first six-figure cash of the event, taking home $121,977. Just five minutes later, Dvoress was on the rail, too. Opening from early position with a min-bet, Dvoress had [poker card="Ah"][poker card="9d"] and Rudolph called with [poker card="Jd"][poker card="Th"]. The flop of [poker card="As"][poker card="Kd"][poker card="9s"] flop gave Dvoress two-pair, and his min-bet was called quickly to a turn of [poker card="Qc"]. This time, Rudolph check-called a bigger bet of 1.3 million chips, having made a straight. The trap was set, and on the [poker card="4d"] river, Dvoress bet 2.8 million, almost all of his stack, calling off the final few chips when Rudolph raised and seeing the bad news as his flopped two pair was trumped by the German’s turned straight. That hand brought Rudolph back into contention on 20 million chips, but the German was still behind Colillas with 24 million and 'WhatIfGod' on 53 million. As he battled to shoot for parity, he put himself in increasing danger with the escalating blinds seeming to chase him every few orbits. Rudolph dropped to 16 million and when he limped in the small blind with [poker card="As"][poker card="7s"] and 'WhatIfGod' raised from the big with [poker card="Th"][poker card="Tc"], the former got it all-in and after a quick call, was at risk for his tournament life with five cards to come. The board of [poker card="Kd"][poker card="Qd"][poker card="6c"][poker card="2s"][poker card="2c"] did nothing to help Rudolph and he missed out, busting in third place for $210,608. Heads-up, Colillas was fighting a chip deficit of around 60 million to his 40 million but drifted down to a third of his stack as he held just 14 million chips. A vital double up saved his tournament life when he made a flush on the river with [poker card="Ad"][poker card="5s"] managing to four-flush and beat 'WhatIfGod’s [poker card="Kh"][poker card="Kd"] when all the money went in pre-flop. Just a few hands later, Colillas was even more fortunate, all-in and behind on the turn with bottom two-pair against his opponent’s top and bottom pair, but a two-outer seven on the river again save his tournament life, giving him a priceless double when all had seemed lost. Colillas took the lead and even had the chance to close out the victory, calling an all-in holding [poker card="Ah"][poker card="Qc"], but 'WhatIfGod' prevailed with [poker card="5d"][poker card="5c"] as he held to double-up to almost parity. The Swedish player pushed hard for the win and ground his opponent down over several hands that didn’t go to showdown. Colillas was down 3:1 when the final hand took place, as he went all the way to the river with [poker card="Ad"][poker card="8h"]. The flop of [poker card="8d"][poker card="7h"][poker card="6c"] put Colillas into the lead against WhatIfGod’s [poker card="Qd"][poker card="4d"], but the [poker card="Kd"] on the turn gave the Swede a flush draw and on the [poker card="7d"] river, that flush came in. Colillas bet out 5.2 million, then when 'WhatIfGod' shoved, made the call and saw his top pair and top kicker on the flop beaten by his opponent’s rivered flush. After a final table where the chips went with him, were taken away from him by a two-outer and the chance of a double title nearly went with it, 'WhatIfGod' battled hard and won back-to-back EPT Online Main Event titles in a thrilling climax to a great series. 2021 EPT Online Main Event Final Table Results: ‘WhatIfGod’ - $363,641 Ramon Colillas - $276,741 Christian Rudolph - $210,608 Daniel Dvoress - $160,279 Eduardo Silva - $121,977 Bruno Volkmann - $92,828 Benjamin Rolle - $70,645 Orpen Kisacikoglu - $53,763 Pedro Garagnani - $41,259
  4. After weeks of hovering in the top 5 of the worldwide Online Poker Rankings, Brazilian crusher Pedro ‘pvigar’ Garagnani finally made his move and supplanted fellow countryman Bruno ‘brunovolks’ Volkmann as the #1-ranked online player in the world. It’s Garagnani’s first trip to the top spot and he’s reached it with a combination producing impressive results while putting in a massive amount of volume. He has spent the better part of the past six months rising through the online rankings. Garagnani cracked the top 5 in the second half of 2021 and never let up on his schedule. He took full advantage of the fact that the 2021 World Series of Poker took a number of top competitors out of the online pool for weeks at a time and posted big-time results this fall. It was clear when Bruno Volkmann took over the #1 spot in early November that he would eventually have to deal with Garagnani’s persistence. Finally, Garagnani’s put together a string of results that put him over the top. In November, he added on to his late October run where he scored a victory in the WPTDeepStacks High Roller on partypoker for $112,079 and 753.70 leaderboard points. His first significant score took place in the November 15 edition of the GGPoker $1,050 Sunday High Roller Main Event where a final table finish earned him $23,869 and an important 241.32 leaderboard points. From there, a trio of results helped Garagnani get the job done. In the November 21 edition of the same GGPoker High Rollers Main Event, he finished in 4th place for $10,804 and 141.72 points. On the same day came the big score, a victory in the Winamax $1,050 Mini WSOP Super High Roller added $47,197 to his bankroll as well as the 435.52 points that locked up the top spot. He added on the next day with a fifth-place finish in the GGPoker $525 Bounty Hunters High Roller for another $16,956 and 270.89 points. All told, in his second week as #1 Garagnani currently sits with 10,834 leaderboard points - 566 points above Volkmann in second place. That differential is not impossible to overcome in a single week, however, it’s a significant gap for any player to cover especially when one grinds as much as Garagnani. For Volkmann to reclaim the rankings' top spot, he’ll simply need to find more qualifying results than what he’s been bringing in over the last month. Don’t get it wrong, Volkmann still has had some very notable scores over the past 30 days including a bronze finish in the PokerStars $1,050 High Roller Club back on November 7 for $18,998 and 200.34 points. However, in recent weeks, Volkmann’s pulled back on volume a tad and he’s only picked up one other leaderboard qualifying score. He had a final table finish in the PokerStars $530 High Roller Club Bounty Builder for $6,579 and 146.19 points. So while he hadn’t found those big scores that we’re accustomed to seeing from Volkmann, he remains in striking distance and, as one of the best in the world, you just never know when he’s going to win a major high roller or a large field event for heaps. One player that would like to avoid seeing Volkmann bink a big one is Hungary’s #1 online grinder ‘kZhh’ who is currently sitting at a career-high worldwide rank of #3. If that screen name looks familiar it’s because ‘kZhh’ has a habit of showing up big in some of the biggest tournaments of the year. This year alone, he took down the PokerStars SCOOP $10,300 Main Event for $1,130,396 and a massive 1,288.41 point score. He followed that up with a GGPoker Super MILLION$ victory in July for another $258,593 and 818.15 points. Finally, you might have seen him taking down the PokerStars WCOOP $25,000 High Roller in late August for $657,557 and 1,299.04 points. ‘kZhh’ is known for his major victories, but now he’s looking to add the title of online poker's worldwide #1 to his resume. Of course, a massive score like the ones outlined above can help make that happen or he can continue his mid/high-stakes grinder and pick up more results as he did on November 22 when he finished in eighth place in the GGPoker $525 Bounty Hunters Main Event for $6,898 and 204.33 points. Online Poker Rankings (Week of 12/2) [table id=277 /]
  5. It was just two months ago that Anatoly Filatov celebrated a results surge that lifted him to more than $10 million in career online earnings. Since that time, the Russian poker superstar’s heater has continued and it all culminated with a victory in the massive $10,300 GGPoker Super MILLION$ Main Event where he bested a field of 748 runners to collect a career-high online cash of $1,193,332 and a WSOP Circuit ring. READ: Career Year of Online Success Takes Anatoly Filatov To $10 Million For Filatov, the past two months have brought him some of the best results of his career. In addition to this week’s seven-figure score, he picked up a fourth-place finish in the GGPoker $25K SHR Championship for $558,512 on August 30 and then followed it up a week later with a third-place result in the September 7 edition of the Super MILLION$ for another $250,053 - both top 5 career results prior to this current win. His success has pushed him into worldwide top 10 rankings where he currently sits at a career-high of #7 in the world. Although he didn’t start the day with the chip lead, he was sitting just a couple of big blinds off the lead. He quickly took control of the final table, amassed a top stack that he only lost for a short time during heads-up. In the end, Filatov sealed the deal and now has more than $12.2 million in online earnings. Roughly 15 minutes into the start of play, with the blinds at 80,000/160,000 (20,000 ante), the action folded to the short-stacked ‘Graf Tekkel’ on the button who picked up [poker card="js"][poker card="jh"]. After ‘Graf Tekkel’ moved all-in for his final ten big blinds, it was folded to Filatov in the big blind who looked at [poker card="ac"][poker card="8d"] and decided to make the call. The [poker card="ah"][poker card="ks"][poker card="4h"] put Filatov’s top pair in the lead which he held through the [poker card="9c"] turn and the [poker card="td"] river. Russia’s ‘Graf Tekkel’ bowed out in ninth place for $149,166. Just ten minutes later, as the blinds moved to 100,000/200,000 (25,000 ante), Ole Schemion was under the gun with just under ten big blinds when he open-shoved holding [poker card="ad"][poker card="td"]. In the cut off, Markus Leikkonen held [poker card="9d"][poker card="9c"] and made the call. The rest of the table got out of the way and pair were flipping for a 22 big blind pot. The board ran out [poker card="kc"][poker card="4h"][poker card="3d"][poker card="3s"][poker card="8d"] keeping Leikkonen’s pocket nines in front the entire time and ending Schemion’s day in eighth place for $193,445. Seven-handed play lasted the better part of 45 minutes as the blinds moved to 150,000/300,000 (35,000 ante). From the button, online poker legend Isaac Baron pushed his final 15 bigs in with his [poker card="kc"][poker card="8c"] prompting Austria’s Marius Gierse to move all-in as well with his [poker card="9s"][poker card="9d"] from the small blind. Leikkonen folded in the big blind and the cards were turned up with Baron’s tournament at risk. The [poker card="qc"][poker card="7s"][poker card="3s"] offered Baron little help. When the turn came the [poker card="3d"], Baron was left looking for a king, but instead, it was the [poker card="5d"] and Baron hit the rail in seventh place for $250,867. Three hands later, a clash of huge hands took out the start-of-the-day chip leader Mark Radoja. From middle position, Gierse raised to 660,000 with the [poker card="5s"][poker card="5c"]. On the button, Filatov elected to just call holding [poker card="tc"][poker card="td"]. Then, in the small blind, Christian Rudolph also elected to just flat with his [poker card="js"][poker card="jc"]. When the action reached Radoja in the big blind, he made a move. He three-bet shipped all-in for just over 10 million. After Gierse folded, Filatov went into the tank and eventually shipped as well. Then it was Rudolph’s turn with pocket jacks, but he made a rather quick fold and Radoja was flipping against Filatov. The flop came [poker card="kh"][poker card="9d"][poker card="8d"] and Radoja had his overcards as outs plus backdoor straight possibilities (blocked by Filatov). The [poker card="3h"] turn was a brick and Radoja was down to six outs. But the [poker card="4c"] hit the river and Radoja was eliminated in sixth for $325,334. Filatov soared to an overwhelming chip lead with five left as once again the play slowed down. Nearly two levels passed when at 200,000/400,000 (50,000 ante) Filatov felted another player. Brazil’s Pedro Garagnani picked up [poker card="8h"][poker card="8s"] in the cutoff and raised it up to 2.4 million, leaving himself just four big blind behind. When it folded to Filatov in the big blind with [poker card="kc"][poker card="kh"], he raised enough that a call by Garagnani would put the Brazilian’s tournament life at risk. He did just that and the board ran out [poker card="ah"][poker card="jd"][poker card="4h"][poker card="2h"][poker card="kd"] giving Filatov an unnecessary set to send Garagnani home in fifth place for $421,906. With the blinds as high as 250,000/500,000 (60,000 ante), Rudolph picked up [poker card="ah"][poker card="qd"] under the gun and opened it up to 3.5 million. Right behind him, on the button, Gierse picked up [poker card="kc"][poker card="kh"] and moved all-in for slightly more than Rudolph’s entire stack. Both blinds folded and Rudolph committed the rest of his chips. The flop came [poker card="kd"][poker card="6c"][poker card="5s"], giving Gierse top set and leaving Rudolph looking for runner-runner outs. The [poker card="qc"] was not one of them, and Rudolph was drawing dead to the [poker card="jd"] river. Rudolph walked with $547,145 for fourth place. Leikkonen and Gierse both had roughly 20 big blinds to Filatov’s massive stack of nearly 70 bigs. After taking a pot off Filatov, Gierse climbed to over 22 million putting him in position to deliver the final blow to Leikkonen. At 300,000/600,000 (75,000 ante) Filatov opened the button to 1.2 million with his [poker card="qs"][poker card="js"] and Gierse flat called from the small blind holding [poker card="9c"][poker card="9h"]. Leikkonen looked at [poker card="4h"][poker card="4c"] and moved all-in for just over 11 million. After a short trip into the tank, Filatov decided to fold and Gierse quickly called. The [poker card="jc"][poker card="6h"][poker card="2s"] offered Leikkonen little help, but it was the [poker card="9d"] turn that closed the door. The [poker card="7h"] was a meaningless river and Leikkonen, who started the day as the short stack, laddered to a third-place finish and a $709,559 payday. The knockout was huge for Gierse who has battled back to start heads-up play against Filatov in a near dead heat in chips. The pair battled back and forth and were nearly even once again, with Filatov holding a slight lead when the tournament ended on a setup. Filatov picked up [poker card="as"][poker card="ah"] on the button and raised it up to 1.4 million. Gierse, in the big blind, raised it up to 5.25 million with the [poker card="qs"][poker card="js"]. Filatov flatted his pocket aces and the flop came [poker card="qh"][poker card="8h"][poker card="6c"], providing all the action needed to bring an end to the tournament. Gierse led out for 3.5 million and Filatov called. The turn came the [poker card="3d"] and Gierse led again, this time for 9.4 million, leaving himself 18 million behind. A few seconds passed and Filatov shipped for 29 million and Gierse took just a few seconds before making the call for it all. The river came the [poker card="9s"], shipping the pot - and the tournament - to Filatov. Gierse ended up as the runner-up and walked with a stellar score of $920,184 while Anatoly Filatov collected a career-high online score of $1,193,332. Super MILLION$ WSOP Circuit Final Table Results Anatoly Filatov - $1,193,332 Marius Gierse - $920,184 Markus Leikkonen - $709, 559 Christian Rudolph - $547,145 Pedro Garagnani - $421,906 Mark Radoja - $325,334 Isaac Baron - $250,867 Ole Schemion - $193,445 ‘Graf Tekkel’ - $149,166
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