Massive $1.24 Million Purse Won By Gierse

There are some poker events on the schedule that have massive cash prizes, and fans saw one of those this week. It was in the Super Million$ event put on by GGPoker, and featured a massive prize fund of $8,150,000.

It is one of the biggest events that have been staged so far this year, which exceeded expectations, as the estimated prize fund for the event stood at $5 million in the advertisements. However, they sheer volume of players involved meant that the prize fund was increased, much to the benefit of eventual winning player Marius Gierse.

Gierse Wins Massive Pot

It was certainly a memorable day for Austrian star Marius Gierse, as he managed to outstay many of his rivals to come at the top of the leaderboard. In doing so, he was able to move up to fifth on the all-time leading earners in the Super Million$ event. That just highlights the size of the prize pool for this event, as the victory this past week was the first one that they player have achieved.

The Austrian player has won total returns of $3.5 million in Super Million$ events throughout his career to this point, but this was by far an away the most important of his career to date. The Austrian was excellent from the early stages in the competition, and took an early advantage from the opening rounds.

He just extended that lead with every passing round, and was able to hold off the pressure from many compatriots to finally claim victory in the event. The win saw him pick up returns of $1,242,190 in winnings. It was also one of the bigger returns that have been won during the second season of the Super Million$ this year.

Final Table Leaderboard

The 28th episode of the second season of Super Million$ events was a huge effort by all players that were involved. However, only one could come out on top, with Gierse leading the way on the leaderboard to win over $1 million. However, there were considerable winning returns for many of the other players that were involved in the competition at the final table. Diego Zeiter finished second in the standings, as the Austrian player picked up returns of $957,859.

There were three other players from Austrian to finish on the final table, and they were Ole Schemion, Audrius Stakelis and Daniel Montagnolli, who finished in fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively. Wiktor Malinowski finished in third, and cashed out for $738,610.

The remaining places on the final table were made up by TonyLin008, Neel Joshi and Mikita Badziakouski. The latter of those finished in ninth place in the standings, but still picked up considerable returns of $155,273 for his efforts throughout the Super Million$ event.