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Craig McCorkell Wins the Latest Super Tuesday; Wins $104,690

Craig McCorkell

World Series of Poker bracelet winner Craig McCorkell is the latest marquee name to take down the PokerStars Super Tuesday.

The Super Tuesday is a $1,050 buy-in event that takes place every Tuesday and, as you would expect from a $1,050 buy-in tournament, it attracts some of the world’s best online poker players. This week, 551 players bought in, creating a $551,000 prize pool that was distributed to the top 63 players.

Some of those who reached the money places included Matt “ch0ppy” Kay, Dominik “Bounatirou” Nitsche, Jack “jackellwood” Ellwood and Niall “Firaldo87” Farrell.

Eight hours after the tournament started, the final table was set, and what a final table it was.

1Dani “supernova9” Stern175,845
3Yan “yadio” Dion74,498
6Craig “mcc3991” McCorkell626,267

selinantis” was the first play to bus from the final table. A raise to 12,800 from early position by Dani “supernova9” Stern was called by selinantis in the hijack. “JasonX85” squeezed to 39,965 from the small blind, Stern folded, selinantis shoved for 183,096 and JasonX85 called. JasonX85 showed {J-Hearts}{J-Spades} and was was in front of selinantis’ pocket nines. A {2-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{6-Clubs} board sealed selinantis’ fate and sent him to the rail.

Pocket jacks were not as king to “IfoolU” as they resulted in his exit. “WhEADa” open-shoved for 100,262 from middle position and IfoolU called off his stack from the big blind with {J-Spades}{J-Hearts} to find himself in a coinflip against {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}. The jacks remained best on the {2-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} flop, but the {5-Diamonds} turn locked up the hand for WhEADa. The inconsequential {8-Clubs} was the river card and the tournament was down to seven players.

The loose-aggressive Canadian Yann “yadio” Dion was next to bust, his {K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} falling foul to JasonX85’s {A-Hearts}{Q-Spades}. Neither player improved by the river, Dion exiting due to being out-kicked.

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McCorkell then got intothe role of executioner when he opened to 18,000 from the hijack, and then called when KingKenas three-bet all in for 185,468. McCorkell flipped over {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} and was flipping against KingKenas’ {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}. McCorkell spiked the {Q-Clubs} on the river to bust KingKenas and to boost his already impressive stack.

Spowi07 then lost a massive flip when JasonX85 opened to 20,000 from under the gun and WhEADa called from the next seat over. Dani Stern folded but Spowi07 shoved for 363,366 in total. JasonX85 mucked and WhEADa called. The latter had done so with {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} and was against Spowi07’s {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}. WhEADa paired his ace on the flop and completed a spade flush on the river the send Spowi07 to the rail in fifth place.

Five became four with the elimination of the dangerous Stern. The action passed to Stern in the small blind and he moved all in for 260,902 with what turned out to be {8-Clubs}{7-Clubs} and McCorkell called in the big blind with {A-Spades}{J-Spades}. Stern paired his seven on the flop, but McCorkell caught a jack on the river to bust Stern and leave the tournament with only three players.

WhEADa lost a massive pot when his {Q-Diamonds}{J-Spades} was outdrawn by JasonX85’s {Q-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and then WhEADa called McCorkell’s four-bet shove ith {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts} and lost to the young Brit’s {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} when the board ran out {8-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{4-Spades}{8-Spades}.

That hand left McCorkell with a 1,990,995 to 764,005 chip lead over JasonX85 and any hopes of a comeback were dashed after the following hand eliminated JasonX85.

JasonX85 raised to 32,000 and McCorkell called. The {6-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{8-Hearts} flop saw McCorkell lead for 43,800 and JasonX85 call. McCorkell then check-called a 73,000 bet on the {10-Spades} turn and checked again on the {J-Hearts} river. JasonX85 bet 139,990 and called when McCorkell put him all in. JasonX85 showed {J-Clubs}{9-Hearts} but lost to McCorkell’s {5-Hearts}{4-Hearts} that had made a flush.

Super Tuesday Final Table Results (July 30)

1stCriag “mcc3991” McCorkell$104,690
4thDani “supernova9” Stern$42,978
7thYann “yadio” Dion$17,907.50

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