This week’s edition of the $1,050 buy-in Super Tuesday saw 541 players take to the PokerStars virtual felt and create a $541,000 prize pool. Among the big winners were a couple of Brits, namely Goldenboys and route666 who both reached the final table.
April 30 Super Tuesday Final Table
|1||David “Betudontbet” Emmons||570,808|
|6||Vojtech “Vojta_R” Ruzicka||177,182|
|7||Igor “lechuckpoker” Kurganov||383,068|
|9||Carter “cswidler” Widler||115,287|
The first player eliminated was the dangerous Czech pro, Vojtech “Vojta_R” Ruzicka who fell victim to Igor “lechuckpoker” Kurganov. Ruzicka open-limped the small blind and then called as Kurganov raised to 13,600 from the big blind. The flop saw Ruzicka check-call a 17,500 bet and Ruzicka then checked the on the turn. Kurganov set the price to play at 37,500 and then snap-called when Ruzicka check-raised all in for 139,082.
Kurganov showed for top two pair, while Ruzicka turned over for an open-ended straight draw with a flush draw. The river improved Kurganov to a full house and sent Ruzicka to the rail in ninth place.
Eighth place went to Carter “swindler” Widler whose ran into the of Danish star Halfrek and never improved. Then Halfrek himself was sent spiralling towards the rail when he entered a raising war with Kurganov that resulted in Halfrek being all in and at risk of elimination. Halfrek held but was in big trouble against the . Halfrek was drawing dead by the turn of a board and exited in seventh.
The first of the British duo finished sixth and it was once again due to Kurganov. A min-raise from Kurganov to 16,000 from under the gun was three-bet all in by route666 on the button for 106,483 and Kurganov called. The of route666 was ahead of the of Kurganov, but that all changed when the board ran out .
Six became five when Djanik8’s failed to improve enough to crack the of David “Betudontbet” Emmons, then Emmons’ triumphed against the lowly of ChanceCU to leave the Super Tuesday very short on players.
The active players breathed an audible sigh of relief when Kurganov hit the rail in third place. Kurganov opened to 25,000 in the small blind, Emmons three-bet to 55,000 and Kurganov four-bet all in for 419,758. Emmons called, tabling while Kurganov showed . Those pocket sixes fell behind on the flop and stayed second best through the turn and river.
Having won that huge pot, Emmons found himself heads-up against British pro Goldenboys with a 1,758,634 to 946,366 chips lead, but that lead changed hands when Goldenboys’ prevailed against the of Emmons. Shortly after that hand, the players requested that the tournament be paused so they could discuss a deal. The deal agreed was to split the remaining prize pool evenly and leave $6,000 for the eventual champion.
That champion was crowned an hour later when a cooler of a hand took place that saw Emmon min-raise to 32,000 and then four bet to 128,000 when Goldenboys three-bet to 64,000. Goldenboys then made it 288,000 to play, Emmons shoved and Goldnboys called.
Goldenboys revealed the but they were being crushed by the of Emmons. The flop all but locked up the hand for Emmons and when the fell on the turn the tournament was over as a contest. The inconsequential was the river card and Emmons won the Super Tuesday.
April 30 Super Tuesday final table results
|1st||David “Betudontbet” Emmons||$92,265.00*|
|3rd||Igor “lechuckpoker” Kurganov||$55,452.50|
|8th||Carter “cswidler” Widler||$12,172.50|
|9th||Vojtech “Vojta_R” Ruzicka||$8,980.60|