- Malinowski pulled off a come-from-behind win against Dennys Ramos
- He became just the sixth player to win at least three Super MILLION$ titles
- Other notable names in the final table include Isaac Haxton and Daniel Dvoress
Poland’s Wiktor Malinowski recently won his third Super MILLION$ title on GGPoker for $273,804, and he did it in style, overcoming what initially appeared to be an insurmountable lead by his heads-up opponent.
The thrilling action ended up in Malinowski snatching the crown for the third time, and by doing so, he became just the sixth player to win three Super MILLION$ titles, joining Andras Nemeth and Isaac Haxton who are also three-time champs and Artur Martirosian, Michael Addamo and Niklas Astedt, each of whom has won five Super MILLION$ titles.
Final Table Results
The first player to bust was Chris Klodnicki whose king-queen lost to the pocket kings of Dennys Ramos. Klodnicki exited in 9th place with $37,884 in winnings. The second elimination took place just two hands later, and it was Andrei “Mr Doberman” Nikonorov who had to bid goodbye, after his queen-eight of clubs didn’t work out against Ramos’s pocket aces. Nikonorov finished 8th for $48,510.
Daniel Dvoress entered the final table with the shortest stack and eventually lost all of it during seven-handed play when his king-queen was dominated by the ace-king of Diego “Ushuaia1” Zeiter. Dvoress finished 7th for $62,116. Ramos further widened his lead when he eliminated Zieter with ace-seven versus queen-jack. Zeiter took home $79,538 for his 6th-place finish.
After just a couple of hands, another player was out, again courtesy of Ramos. Mr_Jiben’s king-queen ended up being dominated by Ramos’s straight, sending him to the rail in 5th place for $101,847. By this time, Ramos was holding a massive lead over his three opponents, while Malinowski was the shortest stack.
The eventual winner began to turn things around when he doubled through Isaac Haxton and then eliminated Denis Peganov in 4th place for $130,413. Haxton fell short of making it to heads-up play after Ramos denied him his fourth Super MILLION$ title. Haxton walked away with $166,992 for his 3rd-place finish.
Ramos and Malinowski proceeded to the final stage of action, and looking at the chip count – 11,000,964 to 1,599,036 in favor of Ramos – Malinowski knew he had some tough work to do, and indeed, he began to put pressure on Ramos with just 15 minutes of the poker games one-on-one match.
In the final hand, Malinowski moved all in with king-jack of hearts on a deuce-deuce-nine flop and Ramos called off his remaining chips with nine-seven. A king showed up on the turn followed by a queen on the river to give Malinowski his third Super MILLION$ title. Ramos walked away with $213,829 for finishing 2nd.