Nolet and Fontanella Take Down GGPoker Events For Six Figures

Nolet and Fontanella Take Down GGPoker Events For Six Figures

Guillaume Nolet

Tournaments at GGPoker once against created some incredible top prizes, and both Guillaume Nolet and Marco Fontanella got their hands on one. Nolet and Fontanella triumphed in a $25,500 Super High Roller and a $1,050 High Roller respectively and saw their bankrolls swell by six figures.

A compact field of 33 entrants competed in the $25,500 Super High Roller, creating an $825,000 prize pool that the top four finishers shared. Estonian chess grand master Ottomar Ladva, a former winner of the Super MILLION$, was the unfortunate bubble boy. He fell in fifth place in what was a $126,616 bubble, ouch.

Conor Beresford, fresh from winning a WSOPC ring a couple of weeks ago, fell I fourth for $126,616 before David Miscikowski ran out of steam in third place, whch turned his $25,500 into $168,845.

Miscikowski’s elimination left Nolet heads-up against Adrian Mateos, which isn’t the most ideal scenario for any poker player. The heads-up duo struck a deal to lessen the pay jumps before Nolet defeated the uber-talented Spaniard in the one-on-one battle. Mateos collected $266,711 as part of the deal, slightly more than the $258,701 Nolet scooped for his impressive victory.

$25,500 Sunday Super HR Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize 1Guillaume NoletCanada$258,701* 2Adrian MateosMexico$266,711* 3David MiscikowskiMexico$168,845 4Conor BeresfordThailand$126,616

*reflects a heads-up deal

Fontanella Flexes in the $1K Sunday High Roller

Marco FontanellaMarco Fontanella

Some 707 players bought into this weekend’s $1,050 Sunday High Roller Main Event, blowing the $600,000 guarantee out of the water to the tune of $107,000. Marco Fontanella was the main beneficiary of this juicy prize pool because he was the last man standing in the event. His reward? $110,214.

Each of the nine finalists turned their $1,050 investment into at least almost $13,000. Such luminaries as Christian Jeppsson (9th – $12,936), Dimitrios Michailidis (7th – $22,101), and Hugo Strada (3rd – $64,511) bowed out, leaving Fontanella to lock horns with Andriy Lyubovetskiy for the title.

The battle went Fontanella’s way, and he secured the $110,214 top prize. Lyubovetskiy netted $84,320 for his runner-up finish, which will go some way to numbing the pain of not becoming this tournament’s champion.

$1,050 Sunday HR Main Event Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize 1Marco FontanellaMalta$110,214 2Andriy LyubovetskiyTurkey$84,320 3Hugo StradaCroatia$64,511 4DAVAIBANKROLLAndorra$49,355 5brinoGreece$37,760 6badbeatbro666UAE$28,888 7Dimitrios MichailidisCyprus$22,101 8Jesstex4Greece$16,909 9Christian JeppssonAndorra$12,936

Other $25,000+ Victories at GGPoker on April 10

Ronny KaiserRonny Kaiser

Plenty of stellar names saw vast sums of money head to their GGPoker accounts this weekend. Weiran Pu reeled in a $63,775 haul after finishing at the top of the tree in the $250 Sunday Main Event.

Aleks Ponakovs and Ronny Kaiser, the latter a former EPT champion, both enjoyed prizes in excess of $55,000, while Niklas Astedt, who has obviously sold his soul to the poker gods, triumphed in the $1,050 Sunday Heater High Roller and walked away with another $29,894 in prize money.

saperVodi4ka – winner of the $525 Bounty Hunters HR Main Event for $123,465*Weiran Pu – winner of the $250 Sunday Main Event for $63,775Norbert “ElCabanero” Szecsi – winner of the $888 Crazy Eights HR for $63,684vinay09 – winner of he $150 GGMasters for $63,508Aleks Ponakovs – winner of the $5,250 Bounty Hunters Super High Roller for $59,001*Ronny Kaiser – winner of the $5,250 PLO Bounty Super High Roller for $55,251*Felipe “LisFlower” Boianovsky – winner of the $300 GGMasters Bounty for $54,472*Olivio “Bigfatfatop” Gontijo – winner of the $210 Bounty Hunters Sunday Big Game for $51,956*Martin “marlin555” Raus – winner of the $777 Lucky Sevens HR for $51,358Blaz Zerjav – winner of the $840 Bounty Warm-Up HR for $34,043*Dawid Smolka – winner of the $300 Sunday Marathon for $33,055Benjamin “dr100percent” Juhasz – winner of the $1,050 Sunday PLO Main Event for $32,637Niklas Astedt – winner of the $1,050 Sunday Heater HR for $29,894*norulespastAA – winner of the $250 Sunday Monster Stack for $29,159Patrick “LateNightT” Lauber – winner of the $400 Forty Stack HR for $28,602Markus Ristola – winner of the $840 PLO Hundred Stack HR for $28,284Luciano Hollanda – winner of the $630 Super Six Bounty Turbo HR for $26,948*Ole Schemion – winner of the $525 Bounty Hunters HR Encore for $26,872*

*includes bounty payments

Author: Justin Graves