The final tournament of the 2020 GGPoker World Series of Poker Online Bracelet Events has determined a champion and it was all wrapped up in tidy two and a half hours. That's all it took for Connor Drinan to claim his maiden bracelet in Event #83: $10K WSOP Super MILLION$ after he defeated Daniyar Aubakirov in heads-up.
Thanks to 899 total entries, the tournament had easily surpassed the $5 million guarantee and two millionaires were crowned out of the prize pool of $8,720,300. Drinan's victory came with a big payday of $1,423,049 which in fact surpassed the total WSOP earnings he had to date. Aubakirov had to settle for just $1,041,414 and missed out on a maiden bracelet for his home country of Kazakhstan.
The nine-handed final table also featured High Roller regulars such as Viktor Ustinov, Chris Oliver, Sylvain Loosli, and Christopher Kruk who all sent their chips over to Drinan.
Final Result Event #83: $10K WSOP Super MILLION$
|1||Connor Drinan||United States||$1,423,049|
|4||Chris Oliver||United States||$548,450|
|9||Kenneth Smaron||United States||$110,389|
It was a rush to the finish line as Drinan dispatched the final six opponents and by doing so, he also collected an additional payday thanks to a bracelet bet with GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu in the very last event of the festival.
The Action of the Final Day
The nine players returned to their seats after a break of one and a half days and it took all but one hand to send Kenneth Smaron to the rail. Smaron defended his big blind with queen-jack and flopped top pair but Christopher Kruk's straight and flush draw instantly hit on the turn. Only a few hands later it was all over for Arsenii Malinov who called a shove by Sylvain Loosli blind on blind with ace-queen and was well ahead of nine-seven suited. But both of those appeared on the flop and Malinov was drawing dead on the turn.
Christopher Kruk jumped into the lead with seven players left, yet it was Kruk who departed next. He first lost jacks to the ace-ten suited of Daniyar Aubakirov when the river completed a ten-high straight. And just one hand later, Kruk three-bet jammed ace-jack into the aces of Connor Drinan to go from hero to zero.
The next pivotal hand for Drinan was the elimination of Suraj Mishra with nines versus tens when a nine appeared in the window. Sylvain Loosli fell next when he jammed king-four in the small blind and Drinan held with ace-deuce in the big blind.
It was an overwhelming lead for Drinan with four players remaining and he then made quick work of Chris Oliver and Viktor Ustimov to get the field down to the final two. Only Aubakirov was left and doubled the first time in remarkable fashion when he called a shove on the river with bottom pair.
The heads-up duel continued in the same manner as Aubakirov became short again, doubled twice, and was then shown a big bluff by Drinan. The Kazakh would not recover from that blow and then lost ace-jack to ace-nine as the river delivered a nine-ball in the corner pocket.
That wraps up seven weeks of WSOP Online Bracelet Events on the GGNetwork as all 54 bracelets have now been awarded.
The GGPoker portion of the 2020 World Series of Poker Online Bracelet Events has come to an end with the victory of Connor Drinan in Event Event #83: $10K WSOP Super MILLION$. After starting in the middle of the pack with 25 blinds, Drinan eliminated the final six opponents and earned his maiden WSOP bracelet. The PokerNews live reporting team has provided updates for the entire festival and you can check out all the event summaries here!