Last week we were celebrating Nik Persaud's win in the PokerStars Super Tuesday and this week we have even more bragging rights because Andy “andyh26” Holman finished second in the same event and walked away with $75,460.00 for his efforts.
As is usually the case, the Super Tuesday field was packed with stellar names, this despite a whole host of the tournament's regular battling it out at the European Poker Tour Deauville Main Event. A handful of those stars managed to navigate their way to the final table where ninth place was worth $8,947.40 and first place a cool $102,410.00.
Germany's “maggess88” fell in ninth and he was followed to the exits by one of the best online tournament players in the world in the shape of Andreas “mrAndreeew” Berggren, a former world number one also known as “r4ndonr4gs.”
Diego “Mr.Bittar” Bittar busted in seventh, followed by Portugal's Michel “FeLancerZZZ” Dattani and the talented Australian Daniel “ShippityShip” Nielson.
Nielson's exit left only four players in contention for the victory, each of those players locking up no less than $42,042.00. That princely sum increased by more than $13,000 when “engantil” moved all-in for around 20 big blinds from under the gun with and "DiegoGenus" looked him up in the small blind with . Those sixes held as the five community cards ran to leave only three players.
The final three opted to look at the possibility of a deal but those negotiations broke down when the Belarusian legend “Leqenden” demanded more money than ICM was offering. Both of his opponents baulked at the idea and play continued.
Holman, who got lucky with in an all-in confrontation with Leqenden's , was fortunate again when his got there on the river of the against DiegoGenus' to send the latter to the rail.
With only Holman and Leqenden remaining, Holman asked if his opponent wanted to look at the deal numbers again and received a simple “no,” despite Leqenden trailing 882,000 to 1.81 million at the time.
The final hand saw Leqenden limp on the button, Holman raise to 92,265 and Leqenden call. The flop fell , Holman bet 78,265 and was called. The turn saw Holman bet 184,265 and was again called. Holman then shipped his 714,207 stack into the middle when the landed on the river and Leqenden called.
Holman showed for sixes and aces but as crushed by the that had flopped trips. Game over for Holman, yet he won't be too disappointed thanks to him scooping more than $75,000.
We also have to give special mentions to a quartet of Brits who reached the final table of the inaugural $50,000 Volcano at 888poker. The $600 buy-in new addition to the 888poker schedule saw Jareth “hteraaj2001” East win it for $27,812.12, Tom “demkingsgagg” Ambler come second for $16,788.41 and “AArsenalFc” finish third for $10,625.20.
Niall “Wug_Brain” Farrell claimed $4,753.34 for his seventh place finish.
More awesome results from our players and lets hope it continues throughout the week and beyond.