Ireland’s “TheKhopMan” Takes Down Super Tuesday
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The PokerStars $1,050 Super Tuesday is regarded as one of the toughest online poker tournaments. Anyone who manages to emerge victoriously from the stellar field can consider themselves more than a solid player.
This week, it was one of our own who triumphed in this high stakes event as Ireland’s “TheKhopMan” outlasted 77 opponents to get their hands on $18,947.
$1,050 Super Tuesday Final Table Results
|3||Caio “Pessagno” Pessagno||Brazil||$11,657|
|4||Aliaksei “ale6ka” Boika||Belarus||$9,144|
A compact field of 78 entries ensured the $60,000 guarantee was hit and a $78,000 prize pool was created. Only the final table of nine receive a return on their $1,050 investment, meaning plenty of established professionals busted from the tournament with nothing to show for their efforts.
These included the likes of Damien “DamoWain” Wain, Dan “NukeTheFish!” Wilson, Hungarian superstar Andras “probirs” Nemeth, Jonathan “Proudflop” Proudfoot, 888poker ambassador Dominik “Bounatirou” Nitsche, Steven “SvZff” van Zadelhoff, Niklas “Lena900” Astedt, Steve “Mr. Tim Caum” O’Dwyer and Samuel “€urop€an” Vousden, the latter bursting the bubble.
First Casualty of the Final Table
United Kingdom-based grinder “bartowskiFR” was the first player to receive some of the $78,000 prize pool, namely $2,715 for their ninth-place finish. Russia’s “CrazyLissy” followed them to the sidelines soon after and padded their bankroll with $3,461.
Danish star “l_KAS_l” turned their $1,050 into $4,412 after falling in seventh-place before “shevliak” of Russia busted in sixth-place for a $5,626 score. A prize of $7,172 was awarded to “herr_01” of Austria which left only four players in the hunt for the top prize, and three of those grinders would secure a five-figure haul.
Former EPT Champ Busts
Aliaksei “ale6ka” Boika was the last player not to win five-figures, having to make do with the $9,144 fourth-place prize. Boika, who hails from Belarus, won the European Poker Tour Malta Main Event during Season 9 (2016) for €355,700.
Former number one ranked online poker tournament player in the world, Caio “Pessagno” Pessagno, a player with almost $7.5 million in online earnings, was the next to bust. The Brazilian saw his tournament come to an abrupt end in third-place, a finish worth $11,657. This set up a heads-up clash between Sweden’s “gnetaren” and Ireland’s “TheKhopMan” and it was the latter who emerged unscathed from battle once the dust had settled.
The Irish player netted $18,947 with the Swedish runner-up scooping $14,862.
There were other large scores secured by players calling the UK and Ireland home on Aug. 13. “Ice B” finished third in the $109 Mini Super Tuesday for $7,975 while “dragonwarior” was the runner-up in the Hot $109 for $3,957.
“Andy-Veselof” took down the $215 Super Tuesday Late Edition for $5,261 after a heads-up deal, with the aforementioned Proudfoot seeing his $1,050 Daily Cooldown end in a third-place finish worth $7,215 including bounties.
“BetForNympho” was another player who enjoyed themselves in a PKO event, collecting a combined $4,282 when they busted from the $109 Bounty Builder in fourth-place.
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