Midweek doesn’t mean that the poker action slows down, as there were two huge events taking place during the middle of the week. There are set to be some more exciting events this coming weekend, but that didn’t mean that there was engagement in the events taking place this week.
There was a huge victory for Malinowski, while Guy Taylor also claimed a fourth title in nine months in the United Kingdom.
Malinowski Wins Super Million$ Event
Wiktor Malinowski managed to outlast a competitive field this past week to claim victory in the Super Million$ event that was staged by GGPoker. The victory was a massive one for the star, as he walked away with nearly $400,000 in prize money. It was a tense finish to the event, as Malinowski clashed with Dario Sammartino in the heads-up challenge. However, he was able to get the job done with a professional display. Sammartino was forced to settle for a place as the runner-up, but he still claimed returns of $312,889. Aleks Ponakovs was the final player to be knocked out before the heads-up challenge, as he finished in third and walked away with $247,939.
Ami Barer was the highest of three Canadian players on the final table. Barer finished in fourth and walked away with $196,472 in returns. Guillaume Nolet and David Peters were the next two players on the list, as they finished in respective positions of fifth and sixth on the leaderboard. Nolet claimed returns from the event of $155,688. Yuri Dzivielevski was the next player on the leaderboard, as he claimed seventh and $97,761. The final two players to finish on the final table were Luke Reeves and ‘Judd Trump’. The latter of those players walked away with returns of $61,387.
Taylor Wins Another Grosvenor Title
Guy Taylor has built himself an excellent reputation when it comes to Grosvenor events over the past 12 months. The British star has won four titles in the past nine months, with his latest success coming in the £530-buy in event this past weekend. There were over 200 entries in that event, but it was a familiar sight as Taylor was the player that was standing tall at the end of play.
That victory came just eight months after his first success, which came in August last year as he held off a field of 150 other players. That success was quickly followed up with further wins in October and November. The biggest victory of his career so far also came in a Grosvenor poker tournament as he finished third to claim £69,029 in February 2018. Taylor’s success at the event looks set to continue over the coming years, and it will be fascinating to see how he performs in the next Grosvenor event.