What an amazing week it has been for the popular online grinder Ben “F3nix35” Dobson. The recently married 25-year old who hails from Poole is enjoying a heater that has seen him win more than $180,000 since Sunday!
On Sunday 23 November, Dobson navigated his way through the vast majority of the 6,729 field in the PokerStars Sunday Million where he finished in fourth place, but not before striking a deal that saw him lock up a massive payday of $103,638.84 – almost $30,000 more than fourth place was set to receive.
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Many players would have taken a break from poker for a few days after winning 2.5 times the average UK salary in a single tournament, not Dobson because on November 25 he was back at the PokerStars virtual felt and buying into the $1,050 Super Tuesday.
The Super Tuesday attracts some of the biggest names in the business – as you'd expect from such a high buy-in tournament – and Dobson more than held his own. In fact, if it hadn't have been for a horrific cooler of a hand at the death knell, Dobson would have won the whole shebang. Instead, Dobson finished as runner-up to “https://twitter.com/f3nix35/status/536787362370838529” for a still impressive $78,680.00.
That ill-fated hand saw IsildursHair min-raise to 36,000 from the button and Dobson defend with a call. Both players checked the arrival of the flop. Dobson then led for 45,000 on the turn, IsildrsHair set Dobson all-in for his last 470,000 or so and Dobson called those chips off.
Dobson had turned a straight with his , yet his strong hand was crushed by the of IsildursHair that was now an unbeatable straight. The completed the board, busted Dobson and left IsildursHair to collect $106,780, not that Dobson seemed too bothered:
Among the dozens of congratulatory comments aimed at Dobson, his friend and Team PokerStars Pro Mickey Petersen summed things up perfectly by stating:
“It says a lot about how great of a person you are that I am actually genuinely happy for you, and not being eaten by jealousy and bitterness inside.”
Congratulations to Ben Dobson, long may the heater continue!
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