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Pollopopeye Wins Largest Super Tuesday Ever! Charlie Combes Finishes Second

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The Super Tuesday tournament on PokerStars continues to go from strength to strength as this week 663 players paid the $1,050 entry fee to create a prize pool of $663,000. Taking home the largest slice of this impressive sum of money was “Pollopopeye” who now has $124,644.00 extra in his PokerStars account!

As one would expect from a tournament of this stature, the Super Tuesday attracted some of the very best online poker players in the world. Some of these stars managed to navigate their way through to the top 81 places where the money was paid out.

Some of those who reached the money included World Series of Poker bracelet winner Craig “mcc3991” McCorkell, Jude “j.thaddeus” Ainsworth, WPT National London runner-up Elior “Crazy Elior” Sion, Jon “LUFCBas” Spinks, and the most inform player in the world right now Paul “paulgees81” Volpe.

Nine hours after the tournament started, the nine-handed final table underway, with the players lining up as follows:

2David “Betudontbet” Emmons149,612
5JC “PrtyPsux” Alvarado96,592
7Charlie “JIZONT” Combes343,808

The first elimination saw BgsaPnaples open with a min-raise to 18,000 from middle position and then call when treezer three-bet all in for 122,613 from the small blind. BsgaPnaples showed {A-Hearts}{Q-Spades} to treezer’s {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and when the board ran out {J-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{A-Spades} it was game over for the treezer, who won this tournament on November 27, 2012.

Next to head to the virtual rail was Betudontbet who open-raised all in for 88,987 with {K-Hearts}{J-Hearts} but was snapped off by the {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} of BgsaPnaples in the cutoff. The {8-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{k-Spades} board kept the ace-king in front and Betudontbet’s tournament finished in eighth place.

Former Team PokerStars Pro JC Alvarado was the seventh place finisher. A preflop raising war between Alvarado and Fishenzon resulted in the former being all in with {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} and Fishenzon having the upper hand with his {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades}. The {9-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{9-Spades} was void of an ace or any drama and Alvarado busted out.

Three hands later, Charlie “JIZOINT” Combes opened 20,000 from under-the-gun, Pollopopeye called on the button and djuuud squeezed all in for his remaining 139,942 chips in the small blind. Combes got out of the way but Pollopopeye called with his {A-Hearts}{Q-Spades} and found himself up against {J-Clubs}{J-Hearts}. The jacks stayed ahead on the {10-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{7-Clubs} flop but fell behind on the {A-Diamonds} turn. They stayed behind as the {Q-Hearts} river improved Pollopopeye to an unnecessary two pair, and djuuud exited in sixth spot.

According to the PokerStars Blog, the remaining five players battled it out until the 11-hour break before the action exploded and saw four players eliminated in the space of just nine hands! First, Pollopopeye opened to 40,000 in the cutoff and BgsaPnaples three-bet to 83,250 on the button. When the blinds folded, Pollopopeye four-bet all in for 628,502 and BgsaPnaples called all in. BsgaPnaples turned over {A-Diamonds}{J-Spades} and was in a coinflip against the {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} of Pollopopeye. The nines held as the five community cards ran out {6-Spades}{10-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} and the tournament was down to just four players.

Then a crazy hand took place that saw joserivas397 open to 40,000 from under-the-gun, Fishenzon reraise all in for 278,019 from the button, Pollopopeye four-bet all in over the top of that raise! Joserivas397 called and it was a three-way all in pot!

Joserivas397: {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}
Fishenzon: {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}
Pollopopeye: {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}

The {2-Spades}{7-Spades}{K-Hearts} flop improves Pollopopeye and joserivas397 to a pair of kings but the {5-Spades} turn gave Pollopopeye a freeroll for the win as he now had a flush draw. Amazingly, the {3-Spades} on the river completed that flush and left Pollopopeye with a three-to-one chip advantage over Combes.

Shortly after heads up play began, it was all over thanks to both players being dealt premium hands for the one-on-one scenario. Combes clicked it to 40,000 on the button, Pollopopeye made it 90,000 to go and then snap-called when Combes shoved all in for 764,411. Combes showed {A-Diamonds}{10-Spades} but was in dire straits against the {A-Spades}{A-Clubs} of Pollopopeye. The {4-Spades}{8-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} board was the last to be displayed in this tournament, Combes being eliminated by it and Pollopopeye claiming the title and the huge first place prize.

Super Tuesday final table results (19/03/2013)

2Charlie “JIZOINT” CombesUK$90,831.00
7JC “PrtyPsux” AlvaradoMexico$21,547.50
8David “Betudontbet” EmmonsMexico$14,917.50

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