Aside from the World Series of Poker events that are taking place across Las Vegas this summer, there are also big events taking place across the United States. One of which is the Super Million$, and that produced a memorable winner earlier this week, as Wiktor Malinowski made history by becoming the sixth GGPoker player to win three separate Super Million$ titles.
It was a stunning display by the poker star, and it saw him tie for Isaac Haxton and Andras Nemeth. He hasn’t got to go much further to catch the leading players now, with Artur Martirosian, Michael Addamo and Niklas Astedt all winning just two more titles than the star.
Memorable Hat-Trick Success
There are few more recognisable players in the world of poker than Wiktor Malinowski, and he is quickly becoming the standout player when it comes to Super Million$ events. The Polish star now sits second on the all-time players from his home country, as he was won a total return of over $4.6 million during his career. His best cash out remains the £3.6 million that he won a couple of years ago.
He is also now ranked as the 326th player on the all-time money list, and this latest success just continues the run of excellent form that he has been on throughout the last 12 months. His previous success came in the Europe Main Event in Kyrenia last August, as he collected just under $3.7 million in prize money.
This year, he also finished fourth in the 8-Handed Turbo at the Triton Poker Series event in Madrid. That performance saw him pick up returns of $224,417 in prize money. But, the Super Million$ events are often the ones that he brings his A-game, and that was evident once again this week.
Malinowski Holds Off Competition
It was a thrilling conclusion to the 48th episode of the second season of the Super Million$, with Malinowski holding on to claim victory in fine fashion. The win saw him pick up grand returns of $273,804, which was nearly $70,000 more than the next player in the standings. It was Dennys Ramos that was his closest contender in the final stages, but the Brazilian eventually couldn’t finish any better than second, and won returns of $213,829 at the conclusion of the competition.
Another recognizable face in the world of Super Million$ finished in third overall, as Isaac Haxton finished just behind the first two. Haxton won returns of $166,992 at the end of the event. Denis Peganov and Mr Jiben finished fourth and fifth, respectively, while Diego Zeiter eventually finished the event in sixth. Daniel Dvoress settled for seventh place in the overall standings, as the Austrian won returns of $62,116.
The final two players on the leaderboard were Andrei Nikonorov and Chris Klodnicki. The latter of the players won $37,884 in prize money for his performance in the event.