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Ben “vindog03” Vinson’s Heater Continues; Wins Super Tuesday

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Last week’s edition of the PokerStars Super Tuesday was won by hyper-aggressive Scottish pro Ludovic Geilich. This week, Ben “vindog03” Vinson ensured the Super Tuesday title stayed on British shores by taking down the $1,050 buy-in event.

The Super Tuesday’s high buy-in means its field is usually jam-packed with the world’s best poker talent. This week was no different as 573 of the finest online poker tournament grinders exchanged $1,050 for 5,000 tournament chips and a shot at a $108,297.00 first place prize.

A number of British pros navigated their way the shark infested waters and into the top 72 finishing position where the $573,000 prize pool was divvied up. Rory “Mafews” Mathews min-cashed in 72nd place for $1,890.90, with Keith “Kungfumonk” Johnson (41st for $2,578.50), and Tom “hitthehole” Middleton (23rd for $3,438.00) being the more prominent members of the UK poker scene.

The nine-handed final table was a star-studded affair with the likes of Patrick “pmahoney22” Mahoney, Peter “twirlpro” Turmezey, Brandon “oncommand” Meyers, the UK’s Martin “susie00” Malone and Ben “vindog03” Vinson being seated at it.

Malone exited in seventh place and banked $18,622.50 for his efforts. Malone’s tournament came to an abrupt end when “twirlpro” opened to 24,000 from the cutoff and Malone three-bet jammed all-in for 120,329 with {A-Spades}{9-Clubs}. “Harel82” then re-shipped from the small blind and twirlpro folded, flashing the {K-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} as he did so.

Harel82’s holding was the {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts} and when the board ran out {6-Clubs}{3-Spades}{4-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{6-Hearts} Malone busted and left the flying of the Union Jack to Vinson.

After the dangerous Meyers crashed out of the tournament in sixth place, Vinson sent twirlpro to the rail when his {10-Spades}{10-Hearts} held against the {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} and then flopped a flush with his {9-Clubs}{7-Clubs} to beat the {Q-Hearts}{9-Hearts} of “MistheMan” with the chips going flying into the middle with the flop reading {J-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{2-Clubs}.

Vinson’s one-man demolition display continued with the scalp of “pmahoney22.” Vinson opened to 36,000 from the small blind and then called pmahoney22’s all-in three-bet to 266,537. Pmahoney22 flipped over {A-Hearts}{8-Clubs} and was trailing the {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} of Vinson. A board reading {K-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{J-Spades}{5-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} was not what pmahoney22 wanted and all of a sudden Vinson found himself heads up for the title.

Israel’s Harel82 trailed Vinson by more than 2-to-1 but managed to pull some chips back when his {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds} held against our hero’s {J-Clubs}{9-Clubs}. Vinson chipped away at Harel82’s stack to such an extent that the latter only had 540,000 chips at his disposal at the time of the final hand.

That hand saw Vinson min-raise to 40,000 and Harel82 respond with a 503,420 all-in bet. Vinson called with his {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} and was in great shape against his opponent’s {A-Spades}{5-Hearts}. Vinson’s grip on the title tightened as the flop came down {K-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and further still with the arrival of the {J-Clubs} on the turn. The {4-Hearts} completed the board, Harel82 busted and Vinson binked the Super Tuesday!

Super Tuesday Final Table Results (April 15, 2014)

1Ben “vindog03” Vinson$108,297.00
3Patrick "pmahoney22" Mahoney$58,446.00
5Peter "twirlpro" Turmezey$30,942.00
6Brandon "oncommand" Meyers$24,352.50
7martin “susie00” Malone$18,622.50

Winning the Super Tuesday is a great enough result to celebrate, but Vinson has another 80 thousand reasons to be happy. You see, Vinson finished fourth in the Sunday Million last week for a massive payout of $80,740.80 meaning he has won over $181,000 in the space of three days! What a life!

Congratulations to Vinson for his superb victory!

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