The PokerStars Super Tuesday is one of the biggest weekly online poker tournaments, with a $1,050 buy-in, it is not for the faint of heart. This week’s edition attracted a field of 430 players, and created a $430,000 prize pool. Amazingly, four British players reached its final table, and three of those chopped the tournament for combined winnings of $185,975.
Super Tuesday Results (May 31, 2016)
|2||Elliott “elliottpet” Peterman||$59,675*|
|9||Tamer “Tamthemanwho” Kamel||$7,138|
*reflects a three-way deal
Each of the nine players at the final table were guaranteed $7,138 for their efforts, but Tamer “Tamthemanwho” Kamel would not receive anything extra as he was the ninth place finisher. Kamel pushed all in at the 2,500/5,000 level for 287,608 with and Elliott “elliottpet” Peterman called on the button with . The board ran and Kamel was gone.
A short stacked “M_Acevedo” was next to fall, his push with losing to the of “R_Scientist,” before “shorezydrew” lost with to “R_Scientist” and bust the next hand when he put his handful of big blinds into the pot.
“JohnyK91” then missed a flush draw to bust at the hands of “michallok” before “kostinio83” found his was the second best hand versus “CrownUpGay’s” when the five community cards fell .
Four hands after “kostinio83” bit the dust, “michallok” moved all-in for 13 big blinds with and was looked up by Peterman and his . Peterman spiked a jack on the flop to extend his lead, and put the result beyond doubt with the on the turn. The inconsequential completed the board and left only three players in contention for the victory.
The final three players, all hailing from the United Kingdom, paused the tournament and spent some time discussing ICM and “chip chop” based numbers, finally agreeing to a deal that left $5,000 for the eventual champion.
That champion wasn’t going to be “R_Scientist” as he three-bet a “CrownUpGay” button raise to 421,555 and “CrownUpGay” called. “R_Scientist” continued with a 276,333 bet on the flop, and was called. The turn was the and “R_Scientist” pushed all-in for 1,416,419 and was called. “R_Scientist” showed and lost to the of “CrownUpGay” when the landed on the river.
A superb heads-up match between “CrownUpGay” and Peterman saw the chip lead exchange hands a couple of times, but it was the former who would eventually come out on top.
With blinds of 60,000/120,000, Peterman raised to 258,000, “CrownUpGay” made it 780,000, Peterman four-bet to 4,560,000 and then called off his last 335,938 when “CrownUpGay” pushed all-in. It was for Peterman, and for “CrownUpGay”. A few seconds later, the board was in view, busting Peterman in second place, and crowning “CrownUpGay” as the latest Super Tuesday champion.