Elio Fox leads Super MILLION$ final table as Elky on the chase for the title

Cards and chips

Cards and chipsAnother star-studded final table of nine players will compete for the latest Super MILLION$ title as the weekly $10,300 GGPoker tournament comes to a close tonight live on Twitch. 

With Elio Fox leading the way with 3,098,695 chips , it’s a U.K. one-two as Ludovic Geilich goes into play second in chips with 2,764,461. 

While both those players will have plenty of hope, it is the presence of GGPoker ambassador Bertrand Grospellier – or ‘ElkY’ to his many fans – who is leading much of the interest in this week’s showdown. 

‘ElkY’ has been a huge player over many years in the game, with a personal highlights reel that is the envy of virtually every poker player on the planet. 

Players will return to action this evening on GGPoker’s Twitch channel chasing Elio Fox after an entertaining first day of action. With the $10,300 buy-in paid in full by 153 players, that meant the guaranteed prizepool of $1.5 million had just been exceeded. 

The money bubble would pop paying 20 of those players and it would be the Norwegian player ‘FiestaPagana’ who bubbled, cashing for nothing at all and nudging everyone else into the profit column to the tune of at least $18,128, although of course that only represented a return on the initial investment of $7,828. 

Plenty of the players who cashed before the final table was reached are luminaries we know well from both previous weeks of the Super MILLION$ and high roller events in general, such as Mark Radoja, Joao Vieira, Andras Nemeth, recent Big Game winner Matthias Eibinger and Stephen Chidwick all of whom made money on Day 1. When David Peters was knocked out in 10th place, that was it for the night, setting in place the top nine. 

Sweden’s Niklas Astedt will be looking to go one better this week and seal the title, but he’ll have a mountain to climb in terms of chips, too, with just 657,166 chips to his name, just 11 big blinds. A double-up, however, and he’ll be right back in contention. 

With a top prize of $321,948 up for grabs to the winner and a runner-up prize of $249,704 also highly lucrative, the play will be fierce. As huge as it sounds, no-one will want the 9th-place prize of $42,160 to come their way at the end of the final day. 

Super MILLION$ Final Table Chipcounts:

PlacePlayerCountryChips
1stElio FoxUnited Kingdom3,098,695
2ndLudovic GeilichUnited Kingdom2,764,461
3rd‘rebuyguy’Costa Rica2,381,397
4thChristian RudolphGermany2,300,048
5thSebastien GraxFrance1,656,933
6thBertrand ‘ElkY’ GrospellierFrance1,245,988
7thNiklas AstedtSweden657,166
8thTimothy NuterU.S.A.621,978
9thAmi BarerCanada573,334