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Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich Takes Down The Super Tuesday for $101k

Ludovic Geilich

Scotland’s Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich helped himself to a six-figure score when he took down the latest edition of the Super Tuesday at PokerStars.

This week’s Super Tuesday, a $1,050 buy-in tournament, attracted a monster-sized field of 689 players, making it the second-largest Super Tuesday to have ever run at PokerStars. Those 689 entries created a $689,000 prize pool – more than twice the $300,000 guarantee – and that princely sum was distributed to the top 81 finishers.

As is usually the case, plenty of the UK and Irish pros were in the field and a handful of them managed to navigate their way through to the money places. Zimnan “Zimmy86” Ziyard (81st for $1,998.10), Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford (29th for $3,100.50), Ireland’s Paul “uWANNaLoan?” Delaney (17th for $5,167.50) and Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson (12th for $7,923.50) being some of our stars who secured a payout in this week’s tournament.

The nine-handed final table was a star-studded affair with it being the home to such luminaries as Anton “antesvante” Wigg, Griffin “Flush_Entity” Benger, John “bullyon” Buglion, Jeremy “00psiedaisy” Fitzpatrick and UK-based Frenchman Clement “fiscardddd” Thumy.

PokerStars Super Tuesday Final Table Seat Draw (April 8, 2014)

1Jeremy “00psiedaisy” Fitzpatrick625,919
2Clement “fiscardddd” Thumy486,306
3Anton “antesvante” Wigg550,969
5Griffin “Flush_Entity” Benger476,163
6Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich281,577
8John “bullyon” Buglion225,354

It didn’t take long for the first player to be eliminated from the final table, the dubious honour of first out going to “bullyon.” A min-raise to 18,000 from Geilich in the hijack seat was met with an all-in three-bet of 165,604 from bullyon and a call from Geilich. It was one of tournament poker’s classic races: {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts} for Geilich and {4-Spades}{4-Clubs} for bullyon. The {2-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{Q-Spades}{10-Spades}{K-Diamonds} board was unkind to bullyon’s lowly pocket fours and he busted in ninth place.

Any hopes of an epic comeback from the short stack “marcyOG” were dashed when he crashed out in eighth place. “marcyOG” did manage a double up as the final table got under way, but after “Turko_man” raised to 20,000 from the button with {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}, marcyOG raised all-in for 141,571 with {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades}. Turko_man called and was rewarded with a {3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} flop. Those three community cards were followed onto the virtual felt by the {7-Hearts} and then the {J-Diamonds}, resigning marcyOG to eighth place money.

Pocket queens were again on the losing side of a hand involving Turko_man. With blinds now at 6,000/12,000, the former European Poker Tour Copenhagen champion Anton “antesvante” Wigg min-raised to 24,000 from early position, a bet that Geilich called from his seat on the button. Turko_man then squeezed to 71,555 only for Wigg to respond with a 259,227 shove. Geilich got out of the way, but Turko_man snap-called.

The reason for his lightning quick decision soon became clear; he had been dealt {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}. Those kings were against Wigg’s {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}, which were drawing dead by the turn of the {4-Clubs}{8-Spades}{K-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{J-Diamonds} board.

Six became five when Geilich helped himself to the chips of “fiscardddd.” The latter opened the preflop betting round with a raise to 28,000 and his bet was called by Geilich (small blind) and Turko_man (big blind). The trio watched on as the {2-Clubs}{3-Spades}{10-Diamonds} flop came into view. The blinds checked to fiscardddd, he bet 42,100 and only Geilich called.

The turn was the {K-Spades}, geilich checked its arrival, fiscardddd moved all in for 169,923 chips and Geilich called. The hyper-aggressive Scot flipped over {K-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} for top pair, while fiscardddd showed {Q-Hearts}{J-Clubs} for an open-ended straight draw. The {6-Diamonds} on the river failed to alter the course of the hand and fiscardddd headed for the exits.

Former professional gamer Griffin “Flush_Entity” Benger was the next to fall, open-shoving his 160,031 stack (almost exactly 10 big blinds) from the cutoff seat with what turned out to be {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. Turko_man raised all-in with the {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds} to isolate from the small blind, a plan that worked. The {9-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{7-Hearts} flop put Benger in pole position, with the {2-Clubs} keeping him odds on for a much-needed double. However, the {K-Spades} on the river improved Turko_man to the best hand and it was game over for the popular Canadian.

Play continued for a few minutes before the last four players decided to pause the tournament so they could discuss a potential deal. That deal was confirmed shortly after negotiations had begun with the foursome opting to divvy up the remaining prize pool based on “ICM” while leaving $6,000 to play for.

The first player to benefit from the altered payout schedule was Jeremy “00psiedaisy” Fitzpatrick. Turko_man open-jammed his 10 big blind stack (206,412 chips) into the middle with {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs} and Fitzpatrick three-bet all-in for 437,214 in total. Amazingly, that was not the end of the action because Geilich overcalled and a huge pot was piled up in the middle of the felt.

Geilich: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}
Turko_man: {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}
Fitzpatrick: {K-Spades}{J-Diamonds}

The {7-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{2-Clubs} flop contained more clubs than Ibiza and that spelled good news for Turko_man who was almost guaranteed to triple up. The {J-Hearts} fell on the turn and this was followed by the {3-Hearts} on the river, busting Fitzpatrick in fourth place.

Despite his stack trebling in size, Turko_man was the next to fall. “QcKimo” opened to 50,000 and Turko_Man called. Turko_man initially checked the {9-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{2-Clubs} flop, QcKimo continued with a 50,000 bet, Turko_man then check-raised to 124,050 before calling when QcKimo set him all in.

Turko_man held the {J-Clubs}{7-Clubs} for a flush draw and overcard, and he needed to improve as QcKimo held the {K-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for top pair. That top pair improved to trip nines with the arrival of the {9-Spades} on the turn, and when the {3-Hearts} appeared on the river it was game over for Turko_man.

That elimination left Geilich (2,031,115 chips) and QcKimo (1,413,885) to lock horns heads-up for the title of Super Tuesday champion and an additional $6,000.

The chip lead exchanged hands a couple of times in what was an exciting heads-up battle, but it was Geilich who eventually secured the win. A raise to 60,000 from QcKimo was three-bet to 172,678 by Geilich and QcKimo called. Geilich led for 199,999 on the {4-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{7-Clubs} flop, QcKimo raised to 704,411 and then called when Geilich moved all-in.

Geilich was ahead with his {J-Spades}{7-Diamonds}, QcKimo needing some help from the board to improve his {K-Hearts}{8-Hearts}. That help never arrived as the {4-Diamonds} and {9-Clubs} completed the board, confirmed QcKimo’s exit and crowned Geilich as champion.

PokerStars Super Tuesday Final Table Results (April 8, 2014)

1Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich$101,325.13*
4Jeremy "00psiedaisy" Fitzpatrick$70,429.85*
5Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger$36,792.60
7Anton "antesvante" Wigg$22,392.50
9John "bullyon" Buglion$10,335.00

*Reflects a four-handed deal

Geilich now has over $400,000 in online tournament winnings and should fly up the UK online poker rankings when they are next updated. He’s also no slouch in the live arena either, with a win in the UKIPT Marbella Main Event, a fourth place finish at EPT London and a win in a €2,200 side event at EPT Vienna.

Thanks to the PokerStars Blog for data used in this article.

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