Breaking Down the Action:
  • Bumper Field Create $1.4m Prizepool
  • Who Has the Edge Going into Final?
  • Huge Lead for Spanish Powerhouse

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Sergi Reixach goes into the final table of the GGPoker Super MILLION$ with the chip lead, but can he turn that superiority into the win?

The Spanish player Sergi Reixach is the latest poker player to step into the lion’s den and attempt to do something that no-one has been able to manage in a month – win the GGPoker Super MILLION$ having been a big chip leader going into the final day. With opponents such as Pedro Garagnani, Anatoly Filatov and Nikita Kuznetsov all making the last nine, it’s anyone’s game.

Bumper Field Create $1.4m Prizepool

With 139 entries, the prizepool of $1,390,000 will see the eventual winner claim the top prize of $302,053. Current favorite for that victory is Sergi Reixach, courtesy of the Spanish player bagging a big chip lead. The high roller, who is playing from his base in Mexico, goes into play with an incredible 142 big blinds.

As we’ve seen in recent weeks, however, there is a current curse of chip leaders stretching back a month in the GGPoker Super MILLION$ tournament series. With only two final tables to go before the end of the year, this final table represents the penultimate chance for the curse to be lifted in 2022.

Last week, Australian record-equalling Super MILLION$ end boss Michael Addamo couldn’t lift the curse, while the week preceding that showdown saw WSOP bracelet winner Aleks Ponakovs unable to escape the curse as he bricked as chip leader too. Can the curse be broken before the end of the year? We’ll find out on GGPoker.

Huge Lead for Spanish Powerhouse

Reixach’s stack of just under 5 million chips is almost ten times the stacks of three of his rivals, with ‘Zombie Chow’ (572,140) from Montenegro, Russia’s Nikita Kuznetsov (557,873) and ‘BananenBencb789’ (509,136) of Austria all short-stacked heading into the final day showdown. Reixach’s 142 big blinds represent a huge pile to play with and he’ll be looking to use his stack to wield the axe.

Israeli player Barak Wisbrod (2.4 million) is second in chips, with his stack less than half of the chip leader’s and worth 69 big blinds. Pedro Garagnani (2.09m) has a few less big blinds (60) as he looks to re-establish his credentials as the most feared player on the planet and global online number one.

Elsewhere, there were stacks for last week’s runner-up Anatoly Filatov (715,296) and ‘RetourAuLobby’ (1.1m), who ousted Eelis Parssinen is another tournament where the chip leader failed to win. With a win in the very recent past, the Mexico-based player goes for gold again just six weeks after his initial success.

Who Has the Edge Going into Final?

Reixach will undoubtedly be the biggest obstacle for any other player to overcome, sitting as he does with such a big stack. Reixach has fifth, sixth and ninth-place finishes over the past year or so in Super MILLION$ events, but will be seeking the win here as he looks to end the chip leader’s curse.

Right behind him, Wisbrod will be more than a stiff challenge for anyone to push out of the reckoning. The Israeli player has finished second and fifth in two of the last three finals, so is the most in-form player, although last week’s runner-up Filatov will be one to watch as well, especially given he has reached four final tables since November 2nd.

Another player on the up is the Mexico-based player ‘RetourAuLobby’, who won against Eelis Parssinen five weeks ago. Going for a second title in such a short space of time will give the Mexico-based player all the confidence in the world. He will have nothing to fear, but then who will at such a high standard final table with some of the best in the game assembling at the felt.

GGPoker Super MILLION$ December 20th 2022 Final Table Chipcounts:

Position Player Country Chips
1st Sergi Reixach Spain 4,968,497
2nd Barak Wisbrod Israel 2,417,120
3rd Pedro Garagnani Brazil 2,093,107
4th ‘RetourAuLobby’ Mexico 1,153,007
5th ‘XavierXu’ China 913,824
6th Anatoly Filatov Russia 715,296
7th ‘Zombie Chow’ Montenegro 572,140
8th Nikita Kuznetsov Montenegro 557,873
9th ‘BananenBencb789’ Austria 509,136

 

Dave Consolazio

Dave Consolazio has been passionate about writing and sports journalism since his high school years. He has a degree in Broadcast Journalism from USC where he worked with the school's radio and television stations. His work has been featured in SportsbookReview, Sports Illustrated and SB Nation. Dave's experience ranges across multiple fields in the gambling industry. You can find his sports, casino, and poker articles in GambleOnline.co.

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