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Following a hiautus during the just-completed World Championship of Poker, tonight’s Super Tuesday, PokerStars’ weekly $ 1,050 no-limit hold’em event picked right back up where it left off in September, drawing 514 entrants to build a $ 514,000 prize pool, better than the event’s $ 300K guarantee. It would ultimately take little over 12 hours for one to emerge from that big field as the victor, with Matthew “mjw006″ Wakeman of Australia winning the title and a first prize of $ 83,649.99 following a three-handed final table deal.
After about four hours and 20 minutes the field had been whittled down to just 100 players with VinceVegaMFR, Hustlaaaaaa, and Aguskb leading the way. A little over an hour later they were down to 64 and just one elimination from the cash, with zugzwang16 having pushed out in front ahead of VinceVegaMFR and Pandochka515.
Hand-for-hand play lasted nearly half an hour until finally Peter “Se7enTr3y” Akery was all in for a little under 15 big blinds and at risk with [As][Ah] versus the [10h][10d] of Joao “joao bauer” Bauer. Alas for Akery a ten flopped to give Bauer a set, and when no saving ace came the money bubble had burst.
By the time they reached the seven-hour break just 18 players remained, then led by Pandochka515. In the interim those cashing included Giuseppe “Ansgar2000″ Pantaleo (62nd, $ 2,261.60), Roman “RomeOpro” Romanovskyi (59th, $ 2,261.60), Karolis “g.karolis” Grybauskas (56th, $ 2,261.20), Joep “Pappe_Ruk” van den Bijgaart (54th, $ 2,415.80), Lorenzo “Charlie580″ Bazei (50th, $ 2,415.80), Zachary “zackmorris99″ Donovan (49th, $ 2,415.80), Benjamin “SPEKTAH” Leblond (43rd, $ 2,570), David “d.quang” Quang (36th, $ 2,570), Nick “FU_15″ Maimone (27th, $ 3,084), Victor “Puropoker123″ Lemos (26th, $ 3,084), Joao “joao bauer” Bauer (22nd, $ 3,084), and Jason “jadedjason” James (21st, $ 3,084).
It would take almost an hour more for the next nine to fall. Timorm1 (18th), Brian “brianm15″ England (17th), and psyhoagromor (16th) each earned $ 4,112 for their finishes. Then jus2awsum (15th), seymouraces (14th), and BigMeech99 (13th) took away $ 5,140 apiece.
Fresh off a runner-up finish in WCOOP Event #64 ($ 215 NLHE 8-max.) two days ago, Jonathan “ballallday12″ Hilton was the next one out in 12th. Hilton was followed to the rail by JSLQUEELEY (11th) and VinceVegaMFR (10th), with those three picking up $ 6,180 each for just missing the final table.
With sonmonedas having moved ahead into first position, nine remained.
Seat 1: zugzwang16 (Uruguay) — 260,001
Seat 2: Griffin “Flush_Entity” Benger (Canada) — 99,630
Seat 3: RED18_ATNEK (Sweden) — 468,423
Seat 4: Balog23 (Canada) — 116,180
Seat 5: Matt “mjw006″ Wakeman (Australia) — 304,515
Seat 6: Corey “rat sauce 89″ Thompson (Mexico) — 331,936
Seat 7: sonmonedas (Argentina) — 617,358
Seat 8: jpro89 (Canada) — 280,615
Seat 9: Pandochka515 (Russia) — 91,342
It took about 10 minutes for the first final table elimination to come, with jpro89 being the one to fall in ninth.
The blinds were 2,800/5,600 for jpro89′s final hand, which began with jpro89 opening for 11,200 from under the gun and then watching Corey “rat sauce 89″ Thompson reraise to 26,920 from the small blind. It folded back to jpro89 who shoved all in for 204,231 total and Thompson called.
jpro89 had [7s][7d] and rat sauce 89 [As][Ks], and after the [6c][9c][Jd] flop and [2d] turn it appeared jpro89 was about to survive. But the [Kh] fell on fifth street to give Thompson a better pair, and jpro89 was out.
About 10 minutes after that the blinds had increased to 3,200/6,400 when Matt “mjw006″ Wakeman raised to 12,897 from early position, then it folded around to Griffin “Flush_Entity” Benger in the small blind who made it 32,400 to go. The action moved back to Wakeman who four-bet to 59,987, Benger shoved for 208,060 total, and Wakeman called.
Both players had big pairs, with mjw006′s [Ac][As] dominating Flush_Entity’s [Jh][Jd]. The board ran out [5c][4s][Tc][9s][Qh], and Benger was bounced in eighth.
The seven remaining players pushed on into the tournament’s 10th hour, with chatbox discussion about a possible deal beginning to emerge while Matt “mjw006″ Wakeman moved ahead of everyone and into the top spot.
Then with the blinds up to 5,000/10,000 a hand arose in which Corey “rat sauce 89″ Thompson open-raised to 126,316 from the button, then sonmonedas reraised all in for just over 200,000 from the small blind, causing Pandochka515 to fold the big blind.
rat sauce 89 had [7c][7d] and needed help versus sonmonedas’s [9c][9s], but the community cards came [Kh][5s][Ks], then [3c], then [Th], and Thompson was out in seventh.
Soon after that hand it was a short-stacked Balog23 pushing from the cutoff seat for 68,170 (just under seven big blinds) with [Qh][9d] and getting called by Pandochka515 with [As][Qd]. The board came [Kh][7s][7c][2h][3h], and Balog23′s Super Tuesday run ended in sixth.
A few hands later the tournament was finally stopped and the final five began to consider chopping up the prize pool. At that point zugzwang16 had moved ahead of Matt “mjw006″ Wakeman with almost 896,000 to the latter’s 838,000, while RED18_ATNEK had about 368,000, sonmonedas just under 242,000, and Pandochka515 almost 226,000.
The subsequent discussion lasted nearly 20 minutes, with both “chip chop” and ICM numbers being provided (both leaving $ 6,000 for which to play). It appeared all were ready to agree to the “chip chop” figures along with a couple of minor adjustments, but just as all were agreeing Pandochka515 requested more and the deal was ultimately scuttled.
Not too long after play resumed the blinds were 7,000/14,000 when sonmonedas made a 2x raise to 28,000 from under the gun. It folded to Matt “mjw006″ Wakeman in the big blind who made a big reraise to 420,000, a bet that covered sonmonedas.
sonmonedas then called all in with the 226,144 left behind, turning over [Tc][Td]. But Wakeman had [Ad][Ah], and five cards later — [2c][8s][Qh][4h][3c] — sonmonedas was out and four remained.
Play marched on and eventually Pandochka515 min-raised to 28,000 from the button, RED18_ATNEK reraised all in for 230,280 from the big blind, and Pandochka515 called. RED18_ATNEK had [Qs][Jh] and needed help against Pandochka515′s [Kc][Qh], but the board came [8h][4d][7d][8s][As] and RED18_ATNEK was sent railward in fourth.
At that the tourney was paused once more for more deal talk, with Matt “mjw006″ Wakeman in front with 1,215,983, a little less than twice what Pandochka515 (688,448) and zugzwang16 (665,569) each had.
This time they received the numbers and nudged them around a bit before finally reaching a compromise that saw mjw006 guaranteed $ 77,649.99, zugzwang16 getting $ 71,655.01, and Pandochka515 set to earn $ 67,000 with that extra $ 6K still on the table. The deal having been made, play continued.
The 11-hour break came and went, then Matt “mjw006″ Wakeman made a just-over-2x raise to 32,097 from the button with zugzwang16 defending the big blind with a call. The flop came all babies and all hearts — [2h][5h][4h] — and when zugzwang16 led for 36,000, Wakeman called. The [Qs] turn brought another bet from zugzwang16, this time for 68,800, and mjw006 was there with the call once more.
The river was the [5s]. This time zugzwang16 checked, Wakeman fired 360,000, and zugzwang16 called with the 329,457 left.
zugzwang16 turned over [Ac][4d] for fives and fours, but mjw006 had rivered trip fives with [Tc][5c], and they were down to two.
Heads-up play began with Matt “mjw006″ Wakeman with the chip advantage with 1,403,137 to Pandochka515′s 1,166,863.
They’d battle about 20 minutes, a stretch that began with Pandochka515 quickly taking the lead and maintaining it, then losing it back to mjw006 before a decisive hand occurred that saw Pandochka515 all in following the turn with the board showing [Qc][Ac][2s][3d].
Pandochka515 had [Ad][Td] for top pair, but Wakeman had two pair with [Qd][3h] and was on the verge of winning. But the river brought the [2h], meaning Pandochka515 ended the hand with the better two pair as well as over 2.18 million chips while mjw006 slipped under 400,000.
Wakeman battled back, however, to chip up and then earn a big double when his [Jd][Jc] held up against Pandochka515′s [As][Kh]. They continued to battle from there all of the way to the 12-hour break at which point mjw006 had 1,792,740 to Pandochka515′s 777,260.
Wakeman maintained the lead after the break as the blinds climbed to 15,000/30,000, then a hand came up that saw mjw006 raise to 60,000 from the button, Pandochka515 call, and the pair watch a flop come a coordinated [Td][Qh][Jc].
At that Pandochka515 checked, mjw006 bet 63,750, Pandochka515 check-raised to 134,789, mjw006 shoved and Pandochka515 called with 661,427 left.
Wakeman had [Jd][Th] for two pair while Pandochka515 had an open-ender with [Kc][8d]. The [Ts] then fell on the turn, filling Wakeman up and dashing Pandochka515′s hopes of drawing out as the meaningless fifth-street [5d] signaled the tourney’s end. Wakeman had won!
Congratulations to Matt “mjw006″ Wakeman for surviving a tough Super Tuesday field and what ended up being almost one full hour battling with Pandochka515 heads-up to earn the victory!
10/1/13 Super Tuesday ($ 1,050 No-Limit Hold’em) results (*reflects three-way deal)
Prize pool: $ 514,000
Places paid: 63
1. Matt “mjw006″ Wakeman (Australia) — $ 83,649.99*
2. Pandochka515 (Russia) — $ 67,000.00*
3. zugzwang16 (Uruguay) — $ 71,655.01*
4. RED18_ATNEK (Sweden) — $ 40,092.00
5. sonmonedas (Argentina) — $ 28,270.00
6. Balog23 (Canada) — $ 21,845.00
7. Corey “rat sauce 89″ Thompson (Mexico) — $ 16,705.00
8. Griffin “Flush_Entity” Benger (Canada) — $ 11,565.00
9. jpro89 (Canada) — $ 8,532.40
Want to know how the World Championship of Online Poker played out? Check the WCOOP information page for all of the results, and check the blog, too, for recaps of all 66 events.
After the waiting the tenth season of the European Poker Tour finally got underway today . A record breaking Estrellas main event ramped-up the excitement earlier this week, but the Super High Rollers heralded the proverbial ribbon cutting, as the summer break came to a close.
Season 9 was book-ended by Super High Rollers and Season 10 will likely be no different. The usual cast was in town and in their seats at the noon bell, intending to mimic the work of Dan Smith 12 months ago, who got his season off to a start worth more than a million dollars.
The tournament room
Chief among those at the close tonight were Samdor Demjan, Fabian Quoss, Daniel Negreanu and Jean-Noel Thorel.
Demjan, the former Hungarian “Man of the Year”, took everyone by surprise to grab top spot, taking chips from Negreanu and then sent Igor Kurganov to the rail set over set to take the lead with a stack worth more than a million.
The full list of the end of day counts can be found on our live coverage page, as well as details from the entire day’s play, which passed by like any other Super High Roller, in a calm and relaxed fashion at odds with the amount of money at stake. The 40-plus survivors will return tomorrow for more.
Throughout the day there were stories from behind and beyond the rail. While the queue for the side events reached Space Mountain proportions, Daniel Negreanu was talking mobile phones with Sarah Grant, who also set out to discover Who is David Benefield?.
The line for the side events or the Harrods sale?
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Another Super Tuesday, another super-sized field. A total of 585 entrants came out this time, again creating a prize pool ($ 585,000) that was close to twice the $ 300K guarantee. In the end two players — Allinpri of Brazil and the U.K.’s KrazyKiddo — would agree to an even chop, with Allinpri going on to win to earn a handsome $ 98,793.75 payday.
It took almost five-and-a-half hours for them to play down to 72 and for the cash bubble to burst, at which point Grindation led all with a little more than 200,000 chips, billmanth1 was next with about 158,000, and KaptianKush third with just over 130,000.
Over the next two hours the field would shrink down to 18, with both Grindation (26th) and KaptianKush (23rd) among those eliminated, each earning $ 3,510.
Also hitting the rail during that stretch were Carlos “Djalminha” López (69th, $ 1,930.50), Bryan “bparis” Paris (64th, $ 1,930.50), Calvin “cal42688″ Anderson (63rd, $ 2,047.50), Toby “810ofclubs” Lewis (56th, $ 2,047.50), Marty “TheLipoFund” Mathis (48th, $ 2,340), Mayu “marroca5″ Roca Uribe (42nd, $ 2,632.50), Anatoly “NL_Profit” Filatov (41st, $ 2,632.50), Mona “sexyhands” Harb (37th, $ 2,632.50), Laurence “rivermanl” Houghton (33rd, $ 2,925), and Dani “supernova9″ Stern (25th, $ 3,510).
Meanwhile KrazyKiddo had moved up into first position with more than 387,000, Nick “FU_15″ Mamoine into second with about 315,000, and Allinpri third with a little less than 275,000.
It would take more than an hour more for those 18 to play down to nine, with PIUlimeira and “FU_15″ Maimone leading much of that way before Allinpri grabbed the top spot just before they reached the final nine.
OffpoZition (18th), Gladiator77 (17th), and pokerkluka (16th) each cashed for $ 4,680; AMELPADRINO (15th), snipersvd78 (14th), and J. Guilherme “Guithome” Thome (13th) made $ 5,850; and Spow07 (12th), billmanth (11th), and SeeYouWrong (10th) took away $ 7,020 apiece.
About eight hours and 45 minutes after the tourney had begun, the final table was underway.
Seat 1: proFISHnal (India) — 174,283
Seat 2: Caio “caio_pimenta” Pimenta (Brazil) — 213,691
Seat 3: Leqenden (Belarus) — 219,661
Seat 4: PIUlimeira (Brazil) — 554,816
Seat 5: PaDiLhA SP (Brazil) — 143,569
Seat 6: KrazyKiddo (United Kingdom) — 156,755
Seat 7: Mike “StrungOut1″ Wasserman (Mexico) — 263,764
Seat 8: Nick “FU_15″ Mamoine (Honduras) — 578,590
Seat 9: Allinpri (Brazil) — 619,871
With Season 6 of the Latin American Poker Tour getting set to kick off in Chile tomorrow, this week’s Super Tuesday final table had a decidedly LAPT feel with four Brazilians, plus the two American pros Mamoine playing from Honduras and Wasserman from Mexico.
On just the third hand of the final table, Mike “StrungOut1″ Wasserman opened with a min-raise to 14,400 and it folded around to Legenden who reraised to 31,456 from the small blind. PIUlimeira stepped aside by folding the big blind, then Wasserman made it 57,777 to go. Legenden responded with an all-in push for 209,861, and StrungOut1 called.
The flop came [9d][6d][Th], then the [Js] fell on the turn to improve Wasserman to a set of jacks. The river then brought a [Kd], giving Legenden a pair but it was too little, too late and they were quickly down to eight.
It would take about a half-hour for the next to fall. With the blinds up to 4,500/9,000, it was PaDiLhA SP open-raising all in for 79,919 from middle position with [2c][2h] and getting a single caller in chip leader Allinpri who was dealt [Ac][Qd] in the small blind.
The flop came [6h][3h][Ks] and the turn the [9s], meaning PaDiLhA SP’s deuces were still ahead. But the [As] came on fifth street to pair Allinpri and send PaDiLhA SP packing in eighth.
The remaining seven carried on past the 10-hour mark, and about 20 minutes after that Mike “StrungOut1″ Wasserman raised 2x to 28,000 from the cutoff seat, then Nick “FU_15″ Mamoine reraised all in for 261,110 from the button. It folded to proFISHnal in the big blind who called all in for 160,250, and Wasserman let his hand go.
proFISHnal had the preflop edge with [Ac][Qd] versus FU_15′s [Qh][Jh]. But the flop came [Jd][2s][7h] to hit Mamoine’s hand, and after the [3s] turn and [7d] river proFISHnal’s tourney run had ended in seventh.
Just two hands later, Mamoine opened to 29,820 from early position, then Caio “caio_pimenta” Pimenta reraised all in for 208,441 from a couple of seats over. It folded back around to FU_15 who called, showing [6h][6d] to Pimenta’s [As][4c].
The community cards came [Ks][3h][2c], then [Td], then [Ts], and Mamoine’s sixes had held to send Pimenta railward in sixth.
FU_15 appeared to have gathered some momentum after those two knockouts, but just a half-dozen hands later his tournament would come to an abrupt end.
After losing a decent-sized pot to Wasserman, Mamoine came back with a 2x raise to 32,000 from under the gun, then saw Allinpri reraise to 67,980 right beside him. It folded back to FU_15 who four-bet to 113,000, and when Allinpri pushed all in, FU_15 called with his last 348,645.
Mamoine had [Qs][Qc] and Allinpri [Ah][Kh], meaning the race was on. The [7d][3d][9s] flop was fine for FU_15. Then came the turn… the [Kd]. Allinpri had seized the advantange, and when fifth street came the [4s], they were down to four.
That hand gave Allinpri the chip lead with more than 1.04 million, nudging in front of Mike “StrungOut1″ Wasserman’s stack of about 938,000. PIUlimeira was in third position with a little less than 365,000 and KrazyKiddo fourth with about 364,000.
StrungOut1 next enjoyed a mini-heater, claiming pots from PIUlimeira then Allinpri to move over 1.5 million and into first. Then just before the 11-hour break, Wasserman opened with a 3x raise to 54,000 from the button, PIUlimeira reraised all in for 165,000 from the big blind, and Wasserman called.
PIUlimeira had [5c][5d] and was hoping the pair would hold up versus StrungOut1′s [Td][9d]. The flop came [7c][Qh][8s] to give Wasserman a straight draw, and the [8h] turn card meant PIUlimeira was still ahead. Then came the river… the [Jh], completing the straight and sending PIUlimeira out in fourth.
Then it was Allinpri’s turn to take pots and reclaim the chip lead. The blinds increased again to 10,000/20,000, and StrungOut1 raised to 40,000 from the small blind. Allinpri called from the big blind, and the pair saw the flop come [3d][6d][7h].
Wasserman led for 46,250, Allinpri raised to 99,550, Wasserman made it 226,455, Allinpri raised to 1.2 million, and Wasserman called with the 525,617 he had left.
Wasserman had [Kh][Kc] for an overpair of kings while Allinpri held [Td][9d] for a flush draw plus a gutshot draw to a straight. The turn brought the [9h], pairing Allinpri. Then the river brought the [Kd] — a set for Wasserman, but a flush for Allinpri, and StrungOut1 was out in third.
They played on a little longer, then decided to pause the tournament to discuss a deal at a point when Allinpri sat with 1,483,895 and KrazyKiddo 1,441,105. The pair quickly agreed to an even chop with each player guaranteed $ 92,793.75 and $ 6,000 left for which to play, and soon cards were back in the air.
Shortly after the deal was made, Allinpri again began to chip back in front, moving up over 1.8 million while KrazyKiddo slipped to about 1.1 million. Then came the final hand of the night — yet another “all-in pre” for Allinpri, with this one proving the last hand of the tournament.
With the blinds 12,500/25,000, KrazyKiddo limped in from the button, then Allinpri raised to 70,444. KrazyKiddo responded with an all-in push for 1,112,980, and Allinpri made the call.
Allinpri showed [Kc][Qc] and KrazyKiddo [Ad][6c]. The flop came [9h][Kh][6d], giving both pairs but Allinpri the better one. The turn was the [9d] and river the [Th], and after more than 11-and-a-half hours of poker, Allinpre had won.
3/12/13 Super Tuesday final table results (*reflects two-way deal):
1st: Allinpri (Brazil) — $ 98,793.75*
2nd: KrazyKiddo (United Kingdom) — $ 92,793.75*
3rd: Mike “StrungOut1″ Wasserman (Mexico) — $ 59,670.00
4th: PIUlimeira (Brazil) — $ 45,045.00
5th: Nick “FU_15″ Mamoine (Honduras) — $ 31,590.00
6th: Caio “caio_pimenta” Pimenta (Brazil) — $ 24,862.50
7th: proFISHnal (India) — $ 19,012.50
8th: PaDiLhA SP (Brazil) — $ 13,162.50
9th: Lequenden (Belarus) — $ 8,950.50
Prize pool: $ 585,000.00
Places paid: 72
As mentioned, the LAPT kicks off its sixth season on Wednesday in Chile. Be sure to check the PokerStars blog for the rest of the week for reports from the Enjoy Casino & Resort in Viña del Mar, Chile. And of course EPT London is already underway as well, so check those reports, too.
The second Super Tuesday of the year saw another above-average field of 485 turn out, thereby continuing the long streak of guarantee-busting prize pools. The top 54 finishers divided the $ 485,000 (well over the $ 300K guaranteed), and after a little more than 10 hours and 20 minutes of play it was Casey “bigdogpckt5s” Jarzabek taking a first prize of more than $ 78K following a three-way deal at the final table.
It would take about five hours and 15 minutes for that starting field of 485 to whittle down to 54 players and the money, with Team PokerStars Pro Maxim Lykov among those just missing the cash after finishing 60th. At that point oestberg led all with more than 175,000 chips, comfortably ahead of MauriceSch in second position with about 109,000 and NaDaA1 in third with just over 96,000.
About an hour-and-a-half later just 18 players remained, led by nailuj90 with more than 260,000, oestberg in second with about 228,000, and Randal “RandALLin” Flowers in third with just over 211,000.
A little more than an hour after that the field was cut down to nine, during which stretch xmrwhat emerged as the chip leader by building a stack of more than 575,000.
Those coming up one table shy of making the last one included anakin200708 (18th), former Super Tuesday winner Pauli elTopo (17th), and oestberg (16th), each of whom earned $ 4,365; Markus “MarkusG91″ Garberg (15th), Fresh_oO_D (14th), and David “d.quang” Quang (13th) who made $ 5,335 apiece; and LI0NB0Y (12th), idvalentina (11th), and iAct.VolanD (10th) who each saw $ 6,305 added to their PokerStars accounts.
After just under eight hours of play, the final table had begun.
Seat 1: royace1 (United Arab Emirates) — 124,323
Seat 2: MON3Y$ HOT (Australia) — 135,775
Seat 3: MauriceSch (Germany) — 368,581
Seat 4: Luke “LFmagic” Fields (United Kingdom) — 75,954
Seat 5: xmrwhat (Israel) — 575,179
Seat 6: nailuj90 (Germany) — 357,157
Seat 7: Randal “RandALLin” Flowers (Mexico) — 389,525
Seat 8: Casey “bigdogpckt5s” Jarzabek (Canada) — 218,998
Seat 9: WithoutFishS (Russia) — 179,508
During the first hour the final table saw three players eliminated — MON3Y$ HOT, royace1, and MauriceSch.
MON3Y$ HOT fell in a hand that started with a 2x raise to 11,200 by xmrwhat from middle position and a reraise to 28,555 by nailuj90 from a seat over. It folded to MON3Y$ HOT in the big blind who shoved for 118,675 total and only nailuj90 called.
MON3Y$ HOT showed [Ad][Kh] but would need to improve against nailuj90′s [Kc][Kd], and when the board came [2s][9d][8s][5s][Jd], MON3Y$ HOT was out in ninth.
Just a few minutes later xmrwhat was again raising to 11,200 — from early position this time — and Randal “RandALLin” Flowers called from the cutoff seat. royace1 then reraised all in for 62,769, getting a call from xmrwhat, a reraise-shove over the top by Flowers, and a fold by xmrwhat.
royace1 had [8s][8h] and RandALLin [Ac][Ks]. The flop was okay for royace1, coming [3d][Qh][Jc], but the [Kc] turn put Flowers in the lead. The river was the [9s], and royace1 had hit the rail in eighth.
It would take nearly 40 minutes more before MauriceSch went out in seventh, during which stretch the blinds had moved up to 4,000/8,000. MauriceSch open-pushed all in for 62,430 from the cutoff with [Ad][5h] and got one caller in Luke “LFmagic” Fields who held [Kd][Qd] on the button. The community cards rolled out [2s][8h][Td][6c][Kc], that river king giving Fields the best hand and ending MauriceSch’s run in seventh.
The remaining half-dozen pushed past the nine-hour mark with Fields having moved out in front with more than 600,000 followed by Casey “bigdogpckt5s” Jarzabek in second position with a little less than 510,000.
Then a big hand arose between Jarzabek and Randal Flowers that saw RandALLin opening for 18,099 (a little over 2x) from the button, Jarzabek reraising all in from the small blind, then Flowers calling for 252,400 total.
The pair were racing, and the [Kd][2d][2c] paired Flowers’s king to put him in front. But the turn brought the [Ts] to give Jarzabek a full house, and after the [4s] river Flowers was gone in sixth.
That hand pushed Casey “bigdogpckt5s” Jarzabek into the chip lead, and soon after Jarzabek would add still more to his stack by eliminating WithoutFishS in fifth.
With the blinds at 4,500/9,000, it folded around to Jarzabek in the small blind who open-pushed his leading stack all in and WithoutFishS called all in from the big blind for 93,639. WithoutFishS was ahead with [Ac][3d] versus the [Th][7c] of bigdogpckt5s, but the board came [9s][Kh][Qd][Jh][3s] to give Jarzabek a straight and the hand.
The final four played on for a while, then paused the tournament to discuss a possible deal to divide most of the remaining prize money. At that point Jarzabek had more than 1.16 million, nailuj90 was next with just under 700,000, xmrwhat third with almost 371,000, and Luke “LFmagic” Fields last with just under 191,000.
When ICM figures were calculated and presented (leaving $ 6K for which to play), three of the four were amenable, but after a delay Fields returned to say he wanted considerably more than what was being offered to him. The others quickly refused to budge, and Fields shrugged off the others’ refusals.
“Happy to play on,” typed Fields. “Just thinking about swinging for the fences, feeling lucky seems I came in 9/9 =).” Indeed Fields had been the short stack when the final table had begun, but unfortunately for him his run of good fortune was about to come to a swift end.
Play resumed, and with the blinds up to 5,000/10,000, bigdogpckt5s raised to 20,000 from the button, Fields reraised all in for 267,335 from the small blind, then xmrwhat reraise-shoved from the big blind to force a fold from Jarzabek.
LFmagic had [As][3h] and xmrwhat [Ts][Tc], and five cards later — [8d][5c][8s][7c][Jc] — Fields was out and they were down to three.
Soon after that the trio decided to pause the tourney again, and this time a deal was agreed upon in short order with Jarzabek being guaranteed $ 72,514.94, xmrwhat $ 68,407.09, and nailuj90 $ 66,186.97. With $ 6,000 still left to play for, the cards were soon back in the air.
The 10-hour break came and went, and not long after Jarzabek was again min-raising from the button to 20,000, then nailuj90 reraised to 51,525 from the big blind. bigdogpckt5s called the reraise, and the pair saw the flop come [Kd][Qs][8h]. nailuj90 led for 56,558, Jarzabek raised to 123,116, and nailuj90 called.
The turn was the [4s]. nailuj90 checked this time, and when Jarzabek bet 201,159, nailuj90 check-raised all in for 536,566 and Jarzabek called. nailuj90 showed [8d][7d] for eights, not as good as the two pair that bidgodpckt5s had with [Qc][8c]. The [7h] wasn’t enough for nailuj90, and just two remained.
Heads-up play began with bigdogpckt5s well in front with 1,766,164 to xmrwhat’s 658,836. The pair battled for about 10 minutes with only a small change to their stacks, then came the tournament’s decisive hand.
The blinds up to 6,000/12,000, xmrwhat began with a raise to 24,000 from the button, and bigdogpckt5s came back with a reraise to 61,255. xmrwhat reraised again to 109,213, and Jarzabek called.
The flop came [8c][5s][Th] and both players checked. The turn was the [3s], eliciting a bet of 144,000 from Jarzabek which xmrwhat called.
The river then brought the [3h], at the sight of which bigdogpckt5s pushed all in. xmrwhat thought about it, then called all in with the 518,092 left behind, turning over just [Ad][7s] for ace-high with the treys on board. But Jarzabek’s hand value represented the other extreme — [5d][3c] for a full house! — and the victory was his.
Congratulations to Casey “bigdogpckt5s” Jarzabek for overcoming another huge Super Tuesday field to claim the victory and better than $ 78K score!
1/8/13 Super Tuesday final table results (*reflects three-way deal):
1st: Casey “bigdogpckt5s” Jarzabek (Canada) — $ 78,514.94*
2nd: xmrwhat (Israel) — $ 68,407.09*
3rd: nailuj90 (Germany) — $ 66,186.97*
4th: Luke “LFmagic” Fields (United Kingdom) — $ 38,800.00
5th: WithoutFishS (Russia) — $ 27,160.00
6th: Randal “RandALLin” Flowers (Mexico) — $ 20,612.50
7th: MauriceSch (Germany) — $ 15,762.50
8th: royace1 (United Arab Emirates) — $ 10,912.50
9th: MON3Y$ HOT (Australia) — $ 8,051.00
Prize pool: $ 485,000
Places paid: 54
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This week’s Super Tuesday saw 364 players turn out for the weekly $ 1,050 buy-in no-limit hold’em tourney, a bit of a dip following several weeks’ worth of above-average fields. That field still created a big $ 364,000 prize pool, besting the event’s $ 300K guarantee. The top 45 finishers divided up those riches, with $ 70,434 due the victor.
As they crossed the four-hour mark the field had shrunk to less than 100 players, at which point Monk532, Svaeren, and WhEADa had pushed into the top spots on the leaderboard. About an hour after that the cash bubble had burst and with 45 left it was Svaeren on top with more than 150,000, ricardo lugo next with about 137,000, and thierr18 third with just under 100,000.
Over the next hour-and-a-half the field was trimmed to 18, with NhFy (43rd, $ 2,184), joeyspanne88 (41st, $ 2,184), Chris “Moorman1″ Moorman (36th, $ 2,366), bartleby666 (30th, $ 2,366), ricardo lugo (23rd, $ 2,730), WhEADa (20th, $ 2,730), and BEGEMOTIK3 (19th, $ 2,730) among the cashers.
TimTainer (18th), Ankush “pistons87″ Mandavia (17th), and Deputado1414 (16th) were the next to go, each earning $ 3,640. The next three players eliminated — lizet555 (15th), vander9279 (14th), and Svaeren (13th) — each took away $ 4,550. And Tyren0 (12th), tonn22 (11th), and yasunori66 (10th) all saw $ 5,460 added to their PokerStars accounts.
The final table was set.
Seat 1: thierr18 (Canada) — 14,981
Seat 2: Illini213 (Costa Rica) — 535,166
Seat 3: Monk532 (Canada) — 162,704
Seat 4: dean23price (United Kingdom) — 296,875
Seat 5: dynoalot (Canada) — 86,611
Seat 6: hitthehole (United Kingdom) — 163,007
Seat 7: 00psiedaisy (Costa Rica) — 207,409
Seat 8: GENEWUA (Ukraine) — 67,878
Seat 9: waaluigi (Canada) — 285,369
The final nine played for a couple of orbits, during which super-short stack thierr18 — making a second Super Tuesday final table in three weeks — managed to double up a couple of times to hang on. They were approaching the eight-hour mark of the tourney when three eliminations came in short order.
First out was GENEWUA. With the blinds 2,400/4,800, waaluigi opened for 9,600 from under the gun and the table folded around to GENEWUA who reraise-pushed for 54,578 from the big blind. waaluigi called, turning over [9c][9s], while GENEWUA had [6d][6c]. The board came [4d][As][Td][2s][Qs], and GENEWUA was out.
A few hands later Steve “Illini213″ Barshak opened for 10,080 from the cutoff seat and Monk532 called from a seat over. Marc “dean23price” Wright then reraise-pushed for 81,405 total from the small blind, and Alex “dynoalot” DiFelice followed by shoving all in as well for 91,511 total, forcing both Illini213 and Monk532 to step aside.
dean23price showed [Ah][Qs] and needed help versus dynoalot’s [Kc][Kh], but the community cards came [Jc][2s][9s][7c][4d], and Wright was out in eighth.
Two hands after that, thierr18 began with a 3x raise to 14,400 from UTG, then Monk532 reraised to 52,800 from the hijack seat. It folded to Tom “hitthehole” Middleton who pushed all in for 138,426, causing the blinds and thierr18 to fold. Monk532 called the reraise, and thierr18 told the table he’d folded [A][Q] as the remaining players’ cards were revealed.
“gf” typed thierr18, congratulating himself for dodging two dominating hands. The board rolled out [2h][2s][7s][6h][4s], and Middleton was eliminated in seventh.
Following the break the remaining six battled for about 10 minutes before the next player fell. The blinds had moved to 2,800/5,600 when waaluigi raised to 11,200 from early position and got a single caller in Alex “dynoalot” DiFelice from the big blind. The flop came [Jc][3c][Jd]. dynoalot checked, waaluigi bet 14,700, and dynoalot called. The turn was the [Tc]. DiFelice checked again, and this time waaluigi bet 21,840. dynoalot then check-raised all in for 90,880 total and waaluigi called.
dynoalot showed [Ac][9s] while waaluigi had [Js][Td]. The river brought the [Jh] to improve waaluigi’s full house to quads, but by then DiFelice was already drawing dead, knocked out in sixth.
That hand pushed waaluigi out in front with more than 715,000, with Illini213 next with just over 642,000. Meanwhile the remaining three — Monk532, Jeremy “00psiedaisy” Fitzpatrick, and thierr18 — all sat in the 115,000-210,000 range.
The short stack at that point was thierr18, and soon he would slip further to about 85,000 while the blinds moved up to 3,200/6,400. That’s when Monk532 raised to 19,200 from the cutoff, then thierr18 reraised all in from the big blind, getting a call from Monk532.
thierr18 had [Th][Tc], but Monk532 was well ahead with [Ks][Kh]. The board came [6d][8h][3s][7h][Qd], and thierr18 hit the virtual rail in fifth.
Shortly after that Jeremy “00psiedaisy” Fitzpatrick opened for the minimum from under the gun by raising to 14,400, then Steve “Illini213″ Barshak reraised to 37,185 from the small blind. It folded back to Fitzpatrick who shoved all in for 184,336 and Barshak made the call.
Illini213 showed [Ac][Ks] and was racing against 00psiedaisy’s [Qd][Qs]. The flop came [5h][Kh][Jd] to pair Illini213, and after the [Th] turn and [Td] river, Fitzpatrick was gone in fourth.
It wasn’t long after that one that waaluigi was opening for 14,400 from the button, then Steve “Illini213″ Barshak reraised to 39,115 from the small blind, forcing a fold from Monk532. waaluigi responded with a four-bet to 69,842, and Illini213 called.
The flop came [2c][Td][8d] and Barshak checked. waaluigi bet 81,293, then Illini213 pushed all in for 483,642 and waaluigi called. Barshak showed [Js][8s] for a pair of eights while waaluigi had the better pair with [Ks][Kd]. The turn was the [Qh] and river the [Ah], and they were down to two.
Thanks to that hand, waaluigi began heads-up play with a huge advantage over Monk532 with 1,669,584 to Monk532′s 150,416.
The pair would trade small pots for 17 hands, then, with the blinds at 4,000/8,000, waaluigi open-raised all in from the button and Monk532 called for 82,676.
Monk532 had [Kc][Td] and waaluigi [Qs][Jh]. The flop fell [Jd][5h][4s], putting waaluigi in front, and after the [8h] turn and [Qd], waaluigi’s two pair won the pot and the Super Tuesday title.
Congratulations to waaluigi for topping a field of 364 in just under nine hours to win this week’s Super Tuesday and a $ 70K-plus payday!
Super Tuesday results for 8/21/12:
1st: waaluigi (Canada) — $ 70,434
2nd: Monk532 (Canada) — $ 52,780
3rd: Illini213 (Costa Rica) — $ 40,040
4th: 00psiedaisy (Costa Rica) — $ 30,030
5th: thierr18 (Canada) — $ 20,748
6th: dynoalot (Canada) — $ 16,016
7th: hitthehole (United Kingdom) — $ 12,376
8th: dean23price (United Kingdom) — $ 12,376
9th: GENEWUA (Ukraine) — $ 6,370
We’re less than two weeks away from the 2012 World Championship Online Poker. Check the full schedule (including information about satellites) by visiting the official WCOOP site.
With the World Series of Poker in full swing, most of the world’s professionals have descended upon Las Vegas for their chance at fame and fortune. That has provided some relief for those who have opted to stay at home and grind online, with the usual shark-infested waters of the Super Tuesday perhaps now a little safer for swimming.
Adam “Roothlus” Levy is one who would be very familiar with the torturous WSOP grind, but his decision to grind online has paid off handsomely with an impressive victory today.
A total of 349 players took the opportunity in the weekly $ 1,050 Super Tuesday event on PokerStars, eclipsing the $ 300,000 guarantee.
The top 45 players would see cash added to their accounts, with ch0ppy from Canada the unfortunate bubble of the $ 2,094 min-cash.
Previous Super Tuesday winners wizowizo (38th – $ 2,094), Gambit360 (32nd – $ 2,268.50), zwacke (20th – $ 2,617.50) and PKaiser (17th – $ 3,490) were amongst the money finishers while Nicholas “rounder63″ Carrillo (28th – $ 2,268.50) and James “Jaylee18″ Lee (15th – $ 4,362.50) also returned a handy profit.
After a little over seven and a half hours of play, it was Austrian young_diam18 who bubbled the final table. young_diam18 four-bet and then called it off with [jd][jh], only to discover that tonkaaaa held a monster [kd][kc]. The board ran out without another jack to see our final table of nine set:
Final Table Lineup
Seat 1: Glebarm (341,317 in chips)
Seat 2: muttern3k (194,482 in chips)
Seat 3: tonkaaaa (358,768 in chips)
Seat 4: Roothlus (120,748 in chips)
Seat 5: Openshoves85 (241,153 in chips)
Seat 6: zapacanov (219,461 in chips)
Seat 7: NeillyAA (103,700 in chips)
Seat 8: moukari6 (78,274 in chips)
Seat 9: claudioney18 (87,097 in chips)
With that elimination, tonkaaaa had taken the chip lead, but with the blinds at 2k/4k with a 500 ante, there was still plenty of play ahead of us.
moukari6 was the short stack, and the first to be eliminated. moukari6 opened with a min-raise before claudioney18 three-bet to 19,777 next to speak. Action folded back to moukari6 who didn’t hesitate to move all in with [ac][kc] as claudioney18 made the call holding [7h][7c].
moukari6 was looking for some help, and got it when the flop landed [2d][ah][4c], but the [7s] turn card was the nail in the coffin as moukari6 was drawing dead. The river was the [2s] as moukari had to be content with $ 6,107.50 for 9th place.
Adam “Roothlus” Levy was one to give up WSOP glory in favour of the online grind, and he made a nice early double up through zapacanov. Levy moved all in with pocket kings which held against zapacanov’s pocket jacks to bring Levy back into contention.
One of the more interesting hands saw NeillyAA find a big double up with pocket aces against the pocket tens of muttern3k. Perhaps it wasn’t the hand itself, but the banter in the chat box that followed.
NeillyAA said, “ill take 62.25k now”
NeillyAA said, “or play out”
NeillyAA said, “ur choice;”
muttern3k said, “sounds fair”
NeillyAA said, “k click deal”
muttern3k said, “done”
Roothlus said, “lol”
NeillyAA said, “sick offer imo”
muttern3k was crippled after that hand, but managed to catch a couple of double ups to stay alive. It was all for nothing though as muttern3k got tangled up in a pot against Levy. The board read [Kh][3s][8c][Tc] after muttern3k had raised preflop and fired bets on the flop and turn. From the big blind, Levy check-raised all in and muttern3k went deep into the tank before emerging with a call holding [ts][9c] for just a pair of tens. He trailed the [ks][qd] of Levy and it stayed that way when the river bricked the [js]. muttern3k collected $ 8,376 for 8th place.
NeillyAA was pretty happy to have reached five figures, but his comments in the chat box rubbed tonkaaaa the wrong way:
tonkaaaa said, “u see my pic bro? thats me”
NeillyAA said, “ur point?”
tonkaaaa said, “dont use that kinda language”
tonkaaaa said, “its offensive”
NeillyAA said, “oh relax”
NeillyAA said, “its not meant in that context.”
tonkaaaa said, “yah whatever you bigot”
NeillyAA said, “get defensive anytime ne one jokes online, u’ll go far!”
There was certainly tension but it was quickly ended just moments later when the two players went to war with their chips. tonkaaaa opened with a min-raise and Levy flat-called. NeillyAA then squeezed in a three-bet from the big blind before tonkaaaa moved all in. Levy escaped and NeillyAA made the call with [jh][Js] – clearly the danger hand of this final table – as tonkaaaa showed [qc][qs]. It didn’t get any better for NeillyAA as the board arrived [Qd][4s][Ah][4h][2c] to give tonkaaaa the last laugh and NeillyAA $ 11,866 for 7th place.
Just one hand later and we were down to five.
Levy opened with a min-raise to 14,400 from early position before Glebarm three-bet to 32,400 from the big blind. Levy made the call and the flop landed [qs][6d][3d]. Glebarm led out for 49,446 and Levy called as the [2d] appeared on the turn. Another bet followed from Glebarm, this time for the discounted price of 43,200. Again Levy paid to see the [8c] river card complete the board. Glebarm released a third barrel worth 72,545 but Levy moved all in. Glebarm called off his last 138,537 only to discover his [as][qc] top pair had been flushed by the [9d][7d] of Levy. Glebarm was out in 6th for $ 15,356 as Levy was suddenly holding a healthy chip lead.
Openshoves85 got lucky with pocket tens spiking a set to again see pocket jacks cracked as Levy took a small hit. Openshoves85 continued the momentum, making the call holding [as][js] when claudioney18 moved all in for eleven big blinds. claudioney18 could only table a dominated [ac][ts] and couldn’t get ahead on the board of [3s][qc][4s][jc][td]. claudioney18 added $ 19,893 for 5th place.
Again it was only a matter of a few hands between eliminations as zapacanov was next to go. Levy opened with a min-raise to 18,000 before zapacanov moved all in for 160,619. Levy called with [as][9s] and it was the right call as zapacanov opened [ah][4d]. It was all-but-over on the flop as the board ran out [2d][9c][ad][qs][6s] to see zapacanov pick up a very nice $ 28,792.50 for 4th place.
A fast deal is a good deal
At this point the three remaining players entertained some deal discussions as they took a quick look at ICM and chip chop numbers with the following stacks:
Seat 3: tonkaaaa (558,518 in chips)
Seat 4: Roothlus (921,911 in chips)
Seat 5: Openshoves85 (264,571 in chips)
Players quickly agreed to an ICM deal and moments later the cards were back in the air with $ 6,000 and the title to play for.
Openshoves85 probably wished to have waited just one more hand to deal after picking up [ah][as] on the very next hand and doubling through tonkaaaa’s [qh][qd] in a rather brutal three-handed cooler.
With the chips pretty even, the three-handed battle was rather intense until tonkaaaa got his revenge to break the deadlock in another epic hand:
The biggest pot of the tournament saw tonkaaaa’s full house grab the chip lead as Openshoves85 was back on the short stack.
Openshoves85 couldn’t recover after a nice play went unrewarded to be next to fall. tonkaaaa min-raised, before Levy three-bet from the small blind. Openshoves85 then cold four-bet jammed all in with [as][6d] and extracted a call from Levy with his ambitious [7c][6c]. However Levy spiked a couple of sevens on the board of [Kd][7d][Qs][9d][7s] to leave Openshove85 with $ 44,844.79 after the deal negotiations for 3rd place.
Heads-up chip counts
Seat 3: tonkaaaa (747,436 in chips)
Seat 4: Roothlus (997,564 in chips)
Levy held the lead but tonkaaaa was able to gain the ascendency in the early stages until the following hand unfolded:
Levy spiked his straight and extracted maximum value from tonkaaaa’s top pair to see Levy take a commanding chip advantage.
From there, Levy was able to close it out with the final hand coming in a preflop war. tonkaaaa four-bet jammed with [ac][jd] only to discover Levy make the call with a superior [ah][ks]. The final board arrived [5h][8s][qd][4c][6h] to leave tonkaaaa to pick up $ 50,874.57 for second place as Adam “Roothlus” Levy adds a Super Tuesday title and $ 60,807.14 to a poker resume that already has over $ 5 million in combined live and online earnings.
Final table results
1st Roothlus (Canada) – $ 60,807.14*
2nd tonkaaaa (Canada) – $ 50,874.57*
3rd Openshoves85 (Colombia) – $ 44,844.79*
4th zapacanov (Russia) – $ 28,792.50
5th claudioney18 (Brazil) – $ 19,893.00
6th Glebarm (Russia) – $ 15,356.00
7th NeillyAA (Costa Rica) – $ 11,866.00
8th muttern3k (Norway) – $ 8,376.00
9th moukari6 (Finland) – $ 6,107.50
A Dutch player came out of nowhere and won the iPOPS #3 $ 150,000 GP tournament on his very first day of play at Titan Poker. “I will keep on doing this,” vowed Johan Verhagen, who plays under the nickname “ipopyouup”. His prize in the event was $ 25,890.
Two days later, Johan finished in 6th place in the iPOPS #4 High Roller $ 100,000 GP tournament for a prize of $ 4,600. We spoke to Johan after his super start at Titan Poker to hear about his playing experiences.
Speaking first about the iPOPS #3 $ 150,000 GP tournament Johan said:
For a “long time I was chipleader in the final table. I lost a few coin flips but stayed in the top 3. I won some flips and busted some players in the end to reach the last 2, heads up versus tomoukas666 with a 5:1 chip lead. He continued to battle but after half an hour he called my all-in (A7) and my A7 was good enough to win. At that point I was the winner of about $ 26,000, the biggest online cash I won ever. It was a great start for me at Titan.”
What was next for Johan?
“So I also tried iPOPS 4. With 40 players left I was in 3rd position with 100 big blinds. With 20 players left I was in first position with 200 big blinds and 20% of the total number of chips in my possession when it turned. I got a big blow when I went pre-flop all-in and got called with Q4 of hearts and the flop showed 2 fours. After I lost another flip with JJ versus AK I finally dropped out in place 6 at the final table through a blind battle giving me prize money of $ 4,600.”
Johan, who describes himself as an entrepreneur (he has his own business), says that poker is his hobby.
“It was a super start at your site and I immediately referred my friends to your site and I will keep on doing this,” he said.
The last Super Tuesday of January drew a large group of 378 to play the weekly $ 1,050 no-limit hold’em tournament. That meant a prize pool of $ 378,000 — again, as usual, crushing the $ 150K guarantee — with the top 45 finishers dividing the cash and $ 73,143 due the winner barring any final table deals.
It would take almost four hours for the group to be whittled down to 100. The elimination of Mickey “mement_mori” Petersen in 101st place marked the occasion, with Petersen joining fellow Team Online member Björn ‘Bjoerni89′ Schneider (246th) and Pat Pezzin of Team PokerStars Canada (238th) on the rail.
With 100 players left, the Swede Stefan “Mattssons” Mattsson led the way with almost 75,000, Jose Raul “head27″ Severino was next with just under 64,000, and Alex “Schildy1984″ Debus third with a little more than 54,000.
Martin Staszko of Team PokerStars Czech Republic was the lone PS representative remaining, although he was sitting near the bottom of the counts with less than 10,000 chips (about 15 big blinds). He’d double soon after, though, using [Qc][Qs] to overcome Jose Raul “head27″ Severino’s [Ah][Qd].
That hand bought Staszko an extension on his tourney life, though he’d become short-stacked again as the field shrunk below 60. That’s when Staszko once more picked up [Qh][Qc] and reraise-shoved a stack of about 16 big blinds, getting a call from Deputado1414 who held [Ah][Ks]. A king flopped, and Staszko couldn’t catch up, meaning he’d fallen shy of the cash in 59th place.
By the five-hour mark they were down to 50 players with Mattssons still in front with better than 111,000, giumas987 hovering just above 100k, and Tom “tollgate” Grigg just below the six-figure mark.
Ninety minutes later the cash bubble had long since burst and they were down to 18 players gathered around two tables. By then giumas987 had pushed way out in front with more than 354,000, well ahead of nearest challenger Jamie “TheCronic420″ Rosen in second with about 252,000. SiiliSuhonen was third with just over 226,000, while ELPESIMISTA, Dani “supernova9″ Stern, and Gambit360 were next in line, all three with between 100k-120k.
An hour later they were down to 10, with giumas987 still the leader and closing in on 400,000 chips, TheCronic420 still second with about 360,000, and Gambit360 third with a little over 336,000.
The final table bubble would last for quite a while, during which stretch kinkel99 appeared destined to fall in 10th after shoving with [Ad][Jc], getting called by Thiago “XTheDecanoX” Nishijima with [9h][9d], then watching the flop come [5h][7s][7c] and turn the [4c]. But the [Ah] fell on the river, and kinkel99 survived.
A little while after that came a big hand between Jamie “TheCronic420″ Rosen and leader giumas987 in which giumas987 led with a small river bet with the board showing [8h][4c][Qd][Jh][Kc] and Rosen raised all in for his last 122,048. There were nearly half a million chips in the middle, and giumas987 thought for some time before calling Rosen’s raise. TheCronic420 showed [Jc][Jd] for a set of jacks, better than guimas987′s [Td][Th], and Rosen had seized the chip lead.
The ten players would continue right up until the last hand before the eight-hour break, with the blinds moving to 2,400/4,800 (Level 29). Finally Jose Raul “head27″ Severino open-pushed his short stack of less than 20,000 with [Ks][8s] and was called by Thiago “XTheDecanoX” Nishijima in the big blind with [Th][2c]. The board ran out [Tc][Qs][6h][2h][Ac], giving XTheDecanoX two pair and sending Severino out in tenth place ($ 5,670).
After a five-minute break, the final table was underway.
Seat 1: supernova9 — 126,074
Seat 2: Gambit360 — 287,150
Seat 3: giumas987 — 175,559
Seat 4: kinkel99 — 242,762
Seat 5: CASINOICE — 31,760
Seat 6: XTheDecanoX — 114,406
Seat 7: TheCronic420 — 564,956
Seat 8: tollgate — 260,021
Seat 9: Poker Own U — 87,312
The final nine played about 15 minutes before a big hand occurred between CASINOICE and Jonathan “Poker Own U” Bardier that resulted in a significant exchange of chips. After an opening raise from UTG by CASINOICE, Poker Own U shoved all in from late position for 125,802 and CASINOICE nearly matched the raise with an all-in call.
Poker Own U held [Ad][Kh] and CASINOICE [Qc][Qd]. A queen flopped, then the case queen came as well to give CASINOICE quads and leave Poker Own U with less than 2,000 chips.
Bardier would double up on the next hand, then would survive a little bit longer so as to move up a spot in the money.
In the interim, the blinds were 2,800/5,600 when Dani “supernova9″ Stern open-raised all in for 114,974 from middle position, then Gambit360 reraised over the top from one seat over to scatter the others. It was a similar-looking confrontation as Stern held [Ad][Kc] and Gambit360 a pair of queens. This time the board came [6c][9s][5c][Qd][Tc] to give Gambit360 a set of queens and send supernova9 out in ninth.
Soon after that hand Poker Own U was all in for 6,586 with [Qd][Th] against Gambit360′s [Ah][2h], and after the five community cards came [9c][6d][3d][7d][4h] Bardier had been eliminated in eighth.
A few minutes later the blinds were still 2,800/5,600 when Thiago “XTheDecanoX” Nishijima raised to 11,555 from middle position and got two callers — Gambit360 (small blind) and giumas987 (big blind). The flop came [4c][Tc][Kh] and it checked to the raiser who continued for 15,888. Gambit360 called the bet, then after a pause giumas987 raised all in for 208,114.
Nishijima tanked for a short while, then called with the 118,673 he had left, and Gambit360 quickly folded. XTheDecanoX had [4d][4s] for a set of fours while giumas987 was drawing with [Jc][7c]. The turn brought the [8c] and a club flush for giumas987, and after the [Ah] came on the river Nishijima was ousted in seventh.
It would take another half-hour before the next elimination occurred. By then the blinds had moved to 3,600/7,200 (Level 32). Jamie “TheCronic420″ Rosen min-raised to 14,400 from early position, then Gambit360 made it 33,680 from the button. It folded to kinkel99 who reraised all in for 162,202 from the big blind, TheCronic420 folded, and Gambit360 called.
The flop came [Kc][8c][4d], pairing Gambit360, and after the [6d] turn and [8h] river they were down to five.
They reached the nine-hour break, with Gambit360 now leading with 584,902, followed by giumas987 (541,901), Jamie “TheCronic420″ Rosen (428,942), CASINOICE (170,694), and Tom “tollgate” Grigg (163,561)
It was only a couple of minutes after they’d returned that Gambit360 was min-raising to 14,400 from the cutoff, then TheCronic420 reraised to 36,790 from the big blind. Gambit360 called, and the pair watched the flop come [2d][4d][7c]. Rosen led for 45,760 and Gambit360 called the bet. The turn was the [3c], and again TheCronic420 was betting, this time 81,990. Gambit360 called once more.
The river brought the [4s] and an all-in push by TheCronic420 for 256,302. Gambit320 quickly called yet again, turning over [Ac][5c] for a straight. Rosen showed [Jh][Js] before his avatar vanished from the table as he’d been eliminated in fifth.
With that one Gambit360 was sitting at 999,444, his stack now bigger than the other three players’ combined.
A little while later the blinds were 4,000/8,000 (Level 33). Gambit360 had inched over the 1 million-chip mark when he raised to 16,000 from UTG and got two callers in giumas987 from the button and Tom “tollgate” Grigg from the big blind.
The flop came [3s][Th][2s], and it checked to Gambit360 who bet 14,800. giumas987 raised to 40,000, then Grigg reraised all in for 76,945 total, forcing a fold from Gambit360. giumas987 called, however, showing [9s][8s] for a flush draw. tollgate, meanwhile, had top pair with [Tc][9c]. The turn was the [Jd] and Grigg was still head, but the [7s] on the river completed giumas987′s flush and tollgate was knocked out in fourth.
Gambit360 continued to add to his stack, moving up over 1.46 million while giumas987 and CASINOICE both fell back below 250,000. Then with the blinds 5,000/10,000, Gambit opened for 25,000 from the small blind and giumas987 called.
The flop came all fours — [4s][4c][4d] — and Gambit360 bet 14,800. giumas987 responded by shoving all in for 168,033, and Gambit360 couldn’t have called more quickly, turning over [Jh][4h] for flopped quads! giumas987 had [Jc][9d], and no turn or river cards could help him to avoid going out in third.
Heads-up play began with Gambit360 well in front with 1,659,113 to CASINOICE’s 230,887. They’d play but a dozen hands, with the stacks having changed little by the time the final hand was played.
With the blinds still 5,000/10,000, CASINOICE raised to 20,750 from the small blind/button, then Gambit360 reraised to 47,000. CASINOICE responded by shoving all in for 240,887 total, and Gambit360 called.
CASINOICE held [5s][5c] and was hoping his small pair would hold versus Gambit360′s [As][Qh]. The flop brought an ace, coming [8c][2c][Ac], putting Gambit360 in front but leaving CASINOICE with hopes for a flush. But the turn was the [Ks] and river the [Ah], and after nine hours and 41 minutes the Super Tuesday had a winner.
Congratulations to Gambit360 for topping a tough field of 378 and knocking out six of his eight final table opponents to win the $ 73K-plus first prize!
Super Tuesday results for 1/31/12:
1st: Gambit360 ($ 73,143)
2nd: CASINOICE ($ 54,810)
3rd: giumas987 ($ 41,580)
4th: tollgate ($ 31,185)
5th: TheCronic420 ($ 21,546)
6th: kinkel99 ($ 16,632)
7th: XTheDecanoX ($ 12,852)
8th: Poker Own U ($ 9,072)
9th: supernova9 ($ 6,615)
The buzz from the recently-completed Turbo Championship of Online Poker is only just starting to die down. Check the TCOOP site for results and stats from all 50 events.
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To make your pick, all you have to do is visit your Player Admin and pick between the New England Patriots and New York Giants before the game takes place on February 5th. If your prediction is correct, your $ 5k freeroll ticket will be available on February 11th. As for the $ 5k freeroll, this happens on February 11th, and the field is limited to those who make a correct Super Bowl prediction.
If you’re looking for some guidance on which team to pick, the Patriots come into the game as the favorite at most sportsbooks. After all, they did finish with the AFC’s best record at 13-3, and easily with their division.
The Giants, on the other hand, struggled during certain portions of the year, and had to win their final regular season game just to make the playoffs (9-7 record). But since sneaking into the playoffs, the Giants have played excellent en route to wins over the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers.
In addition to their recent good play, the Giants also got the nod from the video game ‘Madden NFL 12.’ Every year there is a big Super Bowl simulation on Madden 12, and this time around the Giants won 27-24 over the Patriots.
In regards to its accuracy, Madden has made plenty of oddsmakers look foolish by successfully predicting the winners of 6 out of the last 8 Super Bowls. Could they make it 7 out of 9?