PokerStars’ Super Tuesday is one of the toughest tournaments in the online poker world. Its $1,050 buy-in means it is almost exclusively full of the world’s best poker players and anyone who tastes success in it can lay claim to being exactly that, one of the best.
In recent times, British grinders have showcased their skills on the online poker’s most-expensive regular tournament. Daniel Charlton won his second Super Tuesday in January and a couple of weeks later it was Nik Persaud who was on the winner’s podium.
The first Super Tuesday of May 2015 saw Andy Holman finish as runner-up and just last week it was Yucel Eminoglu who collected a huge sum of cash after a three-way chop. You could say that our players have a knack of doing well in this event.
This week’s Super Tuesday had to contend with it being St. Patrick’s Day plus the fact hundreds of tournament specialists are heading to Malta for the upcoming European Poker Tour festival, but despite a crowd of 548 players bought in to smash the $400,000 guarantee by some $148,000.
Among those 548 starters was “PhilRoyal888” a player who was involved in a three-way chop in this event back in May 2011 and a player who has a Sunday Warm-Up title and a Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) bracelet to boot.
He could have had a Super Tuesday title, too, had he not run into a cool hand while play was four-handed. “3P3NIPA” min-raised to 24,000 from his seat in the cutoff and found callers in the shape of “norfair18” on the button and our man PhilRoyal888 in the big blind.
All three players checked the arrival of the flop, with the turn being checked to norfair18 who bet 24,000. This bet was called by PhilRoyal888, leading to the appearing on the river. PhilRoyal888 checked, norfair18 set his opponent all-in for the rest of his 45,000 or so chips and was called.
PhilRoyal888 showed for jacks full of queens, but was crushed by norfair18’s that had improved to queens full of jacks. PhilRoyal888#s tournament came to an end in fourth place, a finish worth a still-welcomed $42,744.00.
Over at 888poker, a trio of British players were taking full advantage of the site’s decision to give the Volcano’s prize pool a boost. The $600 buy-in tournament now features a $100,000 prize pool – up from $50,000 – and this guarantee was met and then beaten when 199 players bought in.
Three of our grinders progressed to the final table and banked some decent scores. “IkamBarc” finished in ninth place and collected $2,923.31 while “APP2277” managed to carry on until fourth place, a finish worth $8,882.36. The biggest score, and the outright victory, was had by “OMGsete” who walked away with $30,919.62 – not bad at all for a Tuesday night!
A shoutout has to go to Jonathan “jgjg3000” Gill who finished second in the 888poker Tuesday High Roller for a $5,407.50 boost to his bankroll.
With awesome results on Sunday and the EPT Malta festival about to kick off, this week is turning into yet another fantastic one for UK & Ireland's poker lovers!