Breaking Down the Action:
  • Baron Makes Super MILLION$ History
  • The Early Final Table Action
  • Baron Makes His Move

The latest Super MILLION$ final table has played out on GGPoker and it was American player Isaac Baron who took the title and $412,449 top prize.

Going into the action, Baron was in the chasing pack, so how did he take down overnight chip leader Bruno Volkmann and who else booked six-figure results in the weekly GGPoker showpiece? Let’s take a look back at the action.

Baron Makes Super MILLION$ History

Isaac Baron may have risen from the middle of the pack like a magic trick, but his triumph can be no shock to poker fans. Back in September, Baron clinched the first of his Super MILLION$ titles, winning a massive $636,139. With an eighth-place finish in January and his latest outright victory, Baron has cashed for over $1.1 million across those three final table appearances alone.

The final table began with the following chipcounts, as Brazilian player Volkmann headed into the action with a substantial chip lead.

Final Table Chipcounts:

Position Player Country Chips
1st Bruno Volkmann Brazil 4,361,568
2nd ‘Beast2018!’ Canada 3,121,083
3rd ‘Nator’ Mexico 2,324,017
4th Isaac Baron U.S.A. 2,306,553
5th Gleb Tremzin Russia 2,260,644
6th Damian Salas Argentina 2,163,171
7th ‘25th Baam’ Japan 1,713,558
8th ‘7ingls7’ Estonia 1,554,155
9th Pablo Silva Brazil 595,251

The Early Final Table Action

With 204 entrants in this week’s Super MILLION$, there were always going to be a lot of top-quality professionals making the latter stages. That was true right from the off as the current World Series of Poker Main Event champion Damian Salas bowed out in 9th place. Salas had started sixth in chips with 2.1 million chips, but he soon had the roundest number of all after his pocket jacks were out-flopped by ‘Beast2018!’, who held ace-king and flopped an ace.

Next to go was ‘Nator’ from Mexico, who had started even higher up the leaderboard. They went from third at the start of play to on the rail in 8th place for $66,860 after pocket sevens were spiked on the river by ‘7ingls7’ who held ace-king and rivered a king to eliminate the Mexico-based player.

Busting in 7th place was Russian pro Gleb Tremzin, who was busted by the same player, this time seeing jack-eight unable to catch the Estonian player’s king-queen, with a high card enough to win the hand. Want to play online poker yourself? Familiarise yourself with the hand rankings in no limit Texas hold’em first here.

Baron Makes His Move

While ‘7ingls7’ had become one of the most dangerous players at the table, their luck could not last. Having won his seat to this week’s Super MILLION$ via a satellite (meaning his entry cost a tenth of the standard $10,300 buy-in), the Estonian drifted down to under eight big blinds and eventually shoved with king-nine. Called by the pocket aces of ‘25th Baam’, the Japanese player held with ease to reduce the field to five.

Next to go was Canada-based player ‘Beast2018!’, whose ace-seven could not overtake Isaac Baron’s pocket jacks and Pablo Silva would soon join the rail, his own pocket jacks unable to double through Bruno Volkmann’s king-seven, a king on the turn meaning just three players remained.

It had been a brilliant event for ‘25th Baam’. As they became the first Japanese player ever to reach the Super MILLION$ final table. They could not make the heads-up battle to decide the winner, however. As jack-ten was good enough for an all-in move with 15 big blindsbut Isaac Baron’s call with ace-four was proved right after the board provided a sweat on the turn but an ace on the river.

Heads-Up Goes Against the Overnight Leader

Isaac Baron went into the heads-up with a chip advantage thanks to that pot, and held 11.9 million chips to Volkmann’s 8.3 million.

It didn’t take long to find a winner, but it was a fascinating hand to end the action, with Volkmann holding eight-seven and Baron calling a pre-flop raise with ace-nine. With an ace and an eight on the flop, Baron check-raised his opponent and after a king on the turn and nine on the river, he called off his stack to bust Volkmann and claim victory.

While Brazilian Day 2 chip leader Volkmann earned $318,042 for finishing as runner-up, Isaac Baron won his second Super MILLION$ title to join an exclusive club and bank an impressive $412,449 to boot.

GGPoker Super MILLION$ March 16th Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize
1st Isaac Baron U.S.A. $412,449
2nd Bruno Volkmann Brazil $318,042
3rd ‘25th Baam’ Japan $245,244
4th Pablo Silva Brazil $189,109
5th ‘Beast2018!’ Canada $145,823
6th ‘7ingls7’ Estonia $112,444
7th Gleb Tremzin Russia $86,706
8th ‘Nator’ Mexico $66,860
9th Damian Salas Argentina $51,556

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Paul Seaton

Paul Seaton has written about poker for many years, travelling the world to report live from such poker events as the World Series of Poker, European Poker Tour and World Poker Tour. As well as reporting live from the felt, Paul was Editor of BLUFF Europe magazine and has written for major poker brands including PokerStars, 888poker and partypoker where he was Head of Media. Paul has interviewed many of the world’s greatest poker players, such as Sam Trickett, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth and Bryn Kenney, the current all-time money list leader.

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