SHIP_IT.NET ships July 27 Super Tuesday after three-handed deal

Super Tuesday logo.png The final $1,000 + 50 Super Tuesday of July on PokerStars drew a field of 402 players, creating a $402,000 prize pool This was a slight increase from last week's 384 participants, with the final 45 making the money, with the winner expecting to take down the first prize of $77,787.

A handful of Team PokerStars players participated in the Super Tuesday tournament, however none lasted long enough to make the money. Team PokerStars PRO Veronica "princesa" Dabul was the last member of Team PokerStars with chips, eventually finishing 63rd, two tables short of the money.

The final table bubble was burst on in a hand between chip leader Peetoon and alwaysnice. Peetoon made a raise from UTG +1 to 12,500 as alwaysnice called from the big blind. The flop came down 8♦5♣4♦ with alwaysnice check-raising Peetoon's 17,500 bet to 56,000 as Peetoon made the call. The 5♥ on the turn had alwaysnice moving in for their final 152,653 with Peetoon making the call with Q♥ Q♦. Alwaysnice wasn't feeling so nice, revealing A♦8♠, when the J♥ came on the river meaning a 10th place finish, good for $6,030. The final table was at table 27 with play resuming at level 30, with blinds at 2,800/5,600 and a 700 ante:

Seat 1: anybodybut17 (102808 in chips)
Seat 2: D0N4LdO (177436 in chips)
Seat 3: thechips55 (97926 in chips)
Seat 4: justcall6969 (282654 in chips)
Seat 5: tonyton55 (84021 in chips)
Seat 6: Peetoon (671915 in chips)
Seat 7: SHIP_IT.NET (148609 in chips)
Seat 8: Altrum Altus (366467 in chips)
Seat 9: foolflash (78164 in chips)


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Justcall6969 eliminates two for Tuesday

The final table went just five hands before the first elimination as D0N4LdO 4-bet all-in their last 112k with 9♠9♦ with justcall6969 calling with A♦K♥. The J♣ A♠ [Th} flop moved justcall6969 into the lead. D0N4ldO was unable to retake the lead as the turn and river went 2♣8♣, earning $7,035 for a ninth place finish. A few hands later, justcall6969 added to their stack by calling thechips55's UTG shove with K♣Q♣ withA♠Q♦. The board ran out 8♦ 6♠ 4♦ 4♥ 4♣, leaving thechips55 without chips, collecting $9,648 for an eighth place finish.

Three-way all-in, anybodybut17 sent packing

Play had moved to level 31 with blinds at 3200/6400 with an 800 ante as the action at the Super Tuesday final table didn't slow down. as the three shortest stacks -- foolflash, anybodybut17 and tonyton55 put all of their chips in the middle before the flop. Tonyton55 had the other two players covered, as well as having the best hand: K♣K♦ with anybodybut17 holding Q♣Q♠ and foolflash holding T♥9♠. The 4♠ 8♦ 8♣ flop was good for tonyton55, but the 7♦ gave foolflash an open-ended straight draw. The J♥ on the river moved foolflash from worst to first with a runner-runner straight, as Anybodybut17 was eliminated in seventh place for $13,668.

Peetoon pockets pair of protagonists

Play slowed down as the remaining six players stole blinds and antes for several hands. However, Peetoon would retake the chip lead from justcall6969, first disposing of tonyton55's stack when Peetoon's 7♦7♥ held up against A♠J♣ as the board ran out 8♥ 4♠ 2♥ 2♠ 4♦, leaving tonyton55 with a sixth place finish with $17,688 appearing in their account. On the very next hand with blinds now at 3,600/7,200 with a 900 ante, Peetoon opened with a raise, as foolflash moved in from the big blind for last 129,492 with A♦3♣. Peetoon made the call with a dominating A♠8♠. The flop was 9♣ T♣ 8♦, the Q♥ gave foolflash hopes for a chop with a Jack, which disappeared when the 4♣ appeared on the river instead. Foolflash finished in fifth place, earning $22,914 for the effort.

Altrum Altus sent to rail by Ace
Altrum Altus started the final table second in chips, but the chip stack was moving in the wrong direction when their final hand happened. Altrum Altus made a raise to 14,600 with justcall6969 and Peetoon both calling from the blinds. The flop of T♠Q♥4♥ had Peetoon bet 24,000, followed by Altrum Altus shoving for 161,458 holding K♠K♦. Justcall6969 folded while Peetoon made the call with A♥5♥. The call was rewarded when the turn brought the A♦, with the 3♦ river meant Altrum Altus leaving the virtual table in fourth place, cashing for $33,165.

Fortunate five favors SHIP_IT.NET

Play was now three-handed with Peetoon and justcall6969 holding most of the chips, while SHIP_IT.NET was down to just over 100,000 as the players wanted to discuss a deal. It took some time for someone to help with the numbers while play continued. SHIP_IT.NET moved in with 5♦5♣ over justcall6969's raise, making the call with A♣9♣. The flop of 3♠A♦7♦, along with the 2♣ turn left few outs available. Fortunately, the river was the 5♥ as SHIP_IT.NET doubled up to over 250,000 in chips, still in third, but hoping to make his move.

A deal is made, a tournament is finished

During the :55 minute hourly break, a PokerStars representative appeared at the table to negotiate a deal among the remaining players. Here's how the chip stacks looked, along with the adjusted figures if a deal was made:

Peetoon 877,266 $65,366.70
justcall6969 791,198 $62,615.89
SHIP_IT.NET 341,536 $52,314.40

SHIP_IT.NET stated he would rather have $55,000. Peetoon was reluctant to contribute, while justcall6969 countered to give $1,500. That wasn't enough for SHIP_IT.NET's needs, and after a few minutes, justcall6969 decided to give SHIP_IT.NET the $2,685.60 needed to complete the deal, and all three quickly agreed left to play for TLB points and bragging rights.

The trio played another 25 hands before deciding to end the tournament by going all-in every hand. On the first hand, SHIP_IT.NET won the first hand when his K♥5♦ outflopped Peetoon's A♣ 9♥ and justcall6969's 8♥3♥ to take the lead. The second hand saw Peetoon turn a straight, eliminating justcall6969 in third for $59,930.30. The final hand of the tournament had SHIP_IT.NET waking up with J♦J♣ while Peetoon held A♥3♦. The chance of a double-up didn't happen, with the final five cards dealt being 2♥ 5♠ 2♦ K♦ Q♦, giving Peetoon the second place finish, but pocketing the most money, $65,366.70. That leaves SHIP_IT.NET with the Super Tuesday victory, good for $55,000.

Super Tuesday Results for 07/27/10:

1st place: SHIP_IT.NET (Norristown) - $55,000.00*
2nd place: Peetoon (Minsk) - $65,366.70*
3rd place: justcall6969 (Woodstock) - $59,930.30*
4th place: Altrum Altus (Sioux City) - $33,165
5th place: foolflash (The Zoo) - $22,914
6th place: tonyton55 (Lansing) - $17,688
7th place: anybodybuy17 (Charlotte) - $13,668
8th place: thechips55 (Penn Valley) - $9,648
9th place: D0N4LdO (Bookham) - $7,035

* Payouts adjusted for 3-way deal.