Aleks Ponakovs Claims Victory in Super Million$ Event

There was a deserving winner of the 31st episode of the Super Million$ event late last week. Aleks Ponakovs claimed victory in the event, which would have been a relief for the player. The Latvian star finished fifth overall after reaching the final table of the GGPoker Super Million$ event last week, which would have certainly been a disappointment after he entered the play on the final table as the outright chip leader.

However, he was able to right that wrong in his latest outing, as he picked up a massive purse of $475,125 when outlasting Andras Nemeth to claim victory.

Ponakovs Puts Disappointment Behind Him

Even some of the best poker players in the world are still able to learn things about themselves when competing on the poker table. There was evidence of that over the past couple of weeks, as Ponakovs showed all his character to bounce back after a disappointing fifth place finish in the GGPoker Super Million$ to claim victory in an event late last weekend.

No doubt his recent disappointment would have been playing over in his head when the play on the final table reached its final stages, but he remained composed and played extremely well to see off the competition and win the top prize. It was a tense finish to the event, which certainly wouldn’t have helped his nerves, as Nemeth continued to pull away at the advantage that the leader had built up.

However, after more than three hours of action on the final table, the Latvian player was eventually crowned as the winner of the event, and managed to get his hands on the top prize. As well as that, he was able to claim the returns of $475,125 for his excellent performance.

Final Table Results

It was certainly a tense end to the competition, as Ponakovs and Nemeth went toe-to-toe for the best part of nearly four hours. The latter was chasing a third Super Million$ victory in his career, but he couldn’t maintain the pace that was being set by the Latvian player. That meant that he ultimately had to settle for second place in the standings, but still was able to pick up prize money of $366,372.

Rodrigo Selouan missed out on a place in the top two on the leaderboard, as the Brazilian player finished back in third overall for $282,511. Chris Klodnicki was the best-placed player from North America, as the Canadian star finished in fourth place overall and won returns of $217,846. Tauan Naves was next on the leaderboard, as the Brazilian finished in fifth place overall.

Elio Fox finished in sixth place, and won returns of $129,532. He was the final player on the leaderboard to win returns of at least $100,000. Ole Schemion finished seventh, while Seth Davies was back in eighth in the poker event. The final table was completed by Hong Kong player Sung Joo Hyun.