Russia’s Artur Martirosian Claims Fifth GGPoker Super MILLION$ Title

Russia’s Artur Martirosian Claims Fifth GGPoker Super MILLION$ Title May 12, 2022 Mario Alfonsi
by Mario Alfonsi  |  Published on May 12, 2022  |  Updated on May 12, 2022

Artur MartirosianSummary

  • Artur Martirosian emerged victorious in the latest edition of Super MILLION$
  • He defeated Fedor Holz heads-up to win $557,636 and his fifth Super MILLION$ title
  • The tournament ran as part of the $150M GTD GG Online Championship series

Artur Martirosian‘s Super MILLION$ winning streak continues.

The Russian poker pro just won the latest edition of the popular tournament which ran as part of the ongoing GG Online Championship on GGPoker. A total of 268 players paid $10,300 each to take part in the event, generating $2,680,000 in total prize pool.

When the dust settled, it was Martirosian who took home the lion’s share of the prize worth $557,636. He defeated German poker superstar Fedor Holz heads-up to secure his fifth Super MILLION$ title. Martirosian now holds the record for the most wins in the high-stakes tournament, alongside Michael Addamo and Niklas Astedt, each of whom also has five Super MILLION$ titles.

Final Table Results

Only eight players returned on Day 2 for the final action, as “Zangezund” and Wiktor Malinowski were eliminated during the same hand just before the final table was reached. Martirosian held the chip lead, followed by Holz.

The first player to leave the final table was Singapore’s “LUCKY88889999” who finished 8th for $90,395. Austrian poker pro Christopher Puetz was next out, finishing 7th for $117,228. With six players remaining, Martirosian scored his first knockout, sending Hong Kong’s Gab Yong “GabD” Kim to the rail in 6th place for $152,026. The eventual winner went on to eliminate Ukraine’s Andrii Novak who settled for 5th place with $197,154 in winnings.

As the final table played down to just four players, it became clearer which among remaining finalists would advance to heads-up play – Martirosian and Holz were the dominant players, holding over 24.5 million chips between them, while the other two trailed far behind with a combined 3.9 million chips.

Christian Rudolph ended his bid in 4th place after clashing with Holz. The Austrian poker pro took home $255,677 for his efforts. Latvia’s Aleks Ponakovs was the next player to go – his ace-trey didn’t work out against the ace-king of Martirosian. He walked away with $331,572 for finishing 3rd.

Fifth Super MILLION$ Title for Martirosian

Martirosian entered heads-up play with a comfortable lead over Holz. The GGPoker ambassador attempted to negotiate a deal but later decided to proceed with the action. The final hand saw Holz limping with eight-seven and Martirosian checking with jack-seven.

The Russian poker pro then check-called a 300K c-bet on the 9h8cAc flop. The pair checked their option on the Kc turn. The river showed 9c giving both players a flush, but Martirosian’s flush was stronger.

Martirosian went all-in, Holz called, and that was it. The German poker pro took home $429,996 for his runner-up finish, while his Russian opponent claimed his fifth Super MILLION$ title.

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