There was an excellent comeback at the GGPoker Super Million$ event this past week, as Finnish star Sami Kelopuro came back from seventh on the final standings on the final table to claim success. It was a stirring effort from the renowned player, but not one that many could have seen coming as the play on the final table developed.
Fans would have been wrong to write him off during the event, as he has been in excellent form throughout the GGPoker series, as he had already picked up wins in three events. Still, the success looked massively unlikely at one stage.
Kelopuro Outlasts Field
Kelopuro kept niggling away at the field throughout the event, before his opportunity to take the lead on the final table emerged. The victory meant that he was able to claim the prize money of $408,406 from the event, which took his career earnings to $1,151,942 and sees him sit at 1,753rd on the all-time money list. However, this could go down as one of his best performances in recent times, as the comeback effort was a phenomenal performance. He needed to be that good to win the event, as there was a star studded field in attendance for the GGPoker Super Million$ Event.
There were some of the most instantly recognisable names in poker competing in the event, with Damian Salas finished in second place on the final leaderboard. The Argentinean player however needed to settle for second place after the stunning comeback, but he would have still been appeased with the $314,924 that he was able to pick up for finishing in second place on the leaderboard. The returns mean that Salas’ career earnings now sit at $2,687,964, which puts him fourth overall in terms of the all-time list for players from Argentina.
Competitive Field Challenge For Win
Salas wasn’t the only household poker name to finish in the top nine, as Darren Elias claimed third spot after being unable to last the blistering pace that was set by the top two in the field. The Canadian star claimed $242,839 in prize money for his performance throughout the event. Cypriot player Dimiasg and Russian star Arsenii Malinov also claimed places in the top five on the leaderboard. The player from Cyprus picked up $187,255 in returns from the event, while Malinov was able to win $144,393 for his excellent performance.
Mexican player Adrian Mateos finished a place further back in sixth, which was just a place higher than Bert Stevens. Mateos won $111,342 for his finish on the final table, while Stevens earned his share of the prize pot, which saw him pick up $85,856. There were two final players to pick up sizeable returns after finishing on the final table. Guillaume Nolet was the first player to fall, but he still picked up $51,050. Meanwhile, Aleksei Barkov finished just above Nolet, as he finished in eighth place and returned $66,204 in prize money in the GGPoker Super Million$.