There would have been celebrations taking place for those closest to Benjamin Rolle this week, as the Brit reigned supreme in a GGPoker Super Million$ event. The Brit played extremely well to top the leaderboard. The event had a buy-in of $10,300 for players to get involved, with the top nine players on the leaderboard all claiming at least $50,000 in returns.
However, it was Rolle that walked away as the winner. That looked incredibly unlikely going into the final table, as he sat in eighth when the play got underway.
Rolle Wins Event
There was no denying that Rolle was deserving of the victory in the end, and he claimed $424,580 in winnings after outlasting the other players that he was in competition with. The Brit managed to outlast Michael Zhang in the final heads-up challenge, as the fellow Brit was forced to settle for second spot and £327,396 in returns. American player Nick Petrangelo finished a place further back in third, and he picked up $252,457 in returns for his performance. That means that the player sits in 35th in the overall money list, as he has accumulated nearly $17.5 million in career live earnings.
It was a good day for European players in the event, as two further players also finished in the top nine during the event. The next best placed was Laurynas Levinskas, who finished in fourth place. He claimed $194,671 in returns for his excellent showing in the event. The other European in the final nine was WatWudHaraldSDo, who finished in sixth. That star managed to pick up $115,752 in returns from the event. Sandwiched in between those two stars was Bert Stevens, who claimed $150,111 after finishing in fifth in the standings.
Last Players On Final Leaderboard
The event was one of the more lucrative that we have seen so far this year, which means even the final three players in the top nine also took considerable sums away from the event. The highest placed Indian star on the leaderboard was U Losser, who finished in seventh spot. He picked up $89,257 in returns. Ukrainian player Andrii Novak claimed eighth spot and returns of $68,826. There was one final Ukrainian player to round off the top nine on the leaderboard in the form of Aliaksei Boika. He was able to take home returns of $53,072 for his decent showing throughout the event.
There was also thrilling action taking place around Europe this past week, as Paul Paelchen won the WSOAP Knockout Championship. The German picked up total prize money of $6,973 after he outlasted a competitive field. Richard King continued to show his decent form on the APAT circuit by finishing in second, while Lucas Bonilha claimed second. Meanwhile, Slovenia’s Jan Strazisar ended his long wait for WSOAP success this week, as he came out on top to win $5,252. He managed to see off Canadian player Brian Windsor and Austrian star Felix Schaffer.