It has been an exciting week of poker action online, with the High Rollers Week on GGPoker gaining all the attention. Players from around the world have been involved in the action with one of the biggest casino sites, where a combined total of $22 million has been up for grabs throughout this unique week on the poker circuit.
One of the biggest events of the week so far took place on Tuesday evening, as the $10,300 Super Millions was played. There was a total prize pot of a staggering $3 million up for grabs for the players involved. There were 291 players involved in the competition, which meant that there was a gruelling competition in store for each player. However, it was to be Kyle Menard that outlasted the field, as he picked up a win in his first ever Super Million$ appearance.
Kyle Menard Successful At First Attempt
Menard would have been a player that viewers of the evening would have been aware of, as the Canadian is already having an excellent week. Earlier in the week, he finished in third place in the Battle of Malta $5,250 High Roller Championship, which saw him take home a stunning total of $235,088. He didn’t have to wait much longer to claim a first win during this week long event, as it came in the Super Millions. Menard claimed returns of $628,892 for winning the event, which means that he has now earned over $1 million with GGPoker throughout his career.
However, it was never going to be easy for the Canadian, as he faced a gruelling challenge on the final table in the forms of some of the most recognisable players in the world. Stephen Chidwick was one of the players involved, but he needed to settle for a place in ninth in the final standings. The British player still managed to take home $63,552 for his excellent performance. Meanwhile, the highest ranked Estonian player was PidrPan, who finished in eighth and took home a prize of $84,638.
Remainder Of The Leaderboard
The battle was ferocious on the final table, with the final table game lasting for just over two hours. However, it was a gripping affair that left viewers engaged from the dealing of the first card. Goldish55 was the next to fall, with the fourth Canadian on the leaderboard claiming returns of $112,719. Fab5 and Timothy Adams were the next two players on the leaderboard, as they finished in sixth and fifth respectively. Adams claimed $199,920 in returns for his fine performance.
The highest placed American in the competition was iStayOn5, who finished in fourth place and claimed a welcome return of $266,248. The second highest ranked Canadian in the huge event was Philippe D’Auteuil, who finished in third place in the standings and took home $254,582. Meanwhile, the player to finish in second place to Menard was Finnish player Eelis Parssinen. However, he didn’t leave empty handed as he picked up $472,222.