The $1,050 Super Tuesday final table was awash with British player with three of the nine seats occupied by players who call the United Kingdom home.
A field of 409 created a guarantee busting prize pool of $409,000, which was distributed among the top 55 players. Reaching the money places was worth $2,355.51, a final table appearance boosted this sum to $6,315.61 and the winner walking away with $74,112.85.
Several Brits cashed in this week’s tournament, including Niall “Firaldo87” Farrell (40th for $2,869.13), Tom “hitthehole” Middleton (32nd for $2,869.13), Conor “1_conor_b_1” Beresford (21st for $3,494.74), “Zjukingu” (14th for $4,256.79) and “com 157” (13th for $5,185.01”.
Once the dust had settled after the 10th place finisher was confirmed, Ludovic “ludovi333” Gelich, Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson and “degsy69” were still in the hunt for a huge payday.
Two players bust before the final table lost its first British player. After losing a coinflip with pocket eights against “Rebel FishAK” and his ace-king, Margereson moved all-in with suited ace-jack and “pantau77” called with a pair of black jacks. The board ran out with no ace and Margereson was left with a less than one big blind, yet he still wasn’t the next player eliminated.
That honour when to pantau77 who raised to 88,000 from the hijack with pocket nines and called when “Nolet20” three-bet to 211,000 on the button with queen-jack. Three jacks appeared on the flop gifting pantau77 a full house but Nolet20 quads. Pantau77 check-called a 133,000 bet on the flop and an additional 318,000 on a six turn, before moving all-in for 862,000 on the four river. Nolet20 instantly called and pantau77 was gone.
Margereson was forced all-in the next hand with ace-nine and lost to “littleMayaa”’s king-queen courtesy of a king on the flop.
Fifth place went to degsy69 who had finished seventh in the Super Tuesday three weeks ago. Degsy69’s undoing happened when his suited ace-queen couldn’t outrace the pocket threes of Nolet20, resigning the UK player to a fifth place finish.
The dangerous Rebel FishAk was the next to fall before Geilich’s impressive run ended. Geilich made an ill-timed move when littleMayaa raised to 225,000 on the button and Nolet20 called in the small blind. Geilich moved all-in for 2,270,000 with queen-ten, littleMayaa mucked, but Nolet20 snap-called with a pair of aces. The board gave Geilich a small sweat, but the aces held and Geilich was gone.
At least Nolet20 put Geilich’s chips to good use as he defeated littleMayaa heads-up to win $74,112.85 and the title of Super Tuesday champion.
Super Tuesday Final Table Results (Jan. 17, 2016)
|3||Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich||$40,046.74|
|6||Scott “Aggro Santos” Margereson||$15,903.43|