MILF ISLAND sails away with 8/30/11 Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday logo.pngAnother huge turnout this week for the final Super Tuesday of August. A total of 333 put up the $1,050 to enter the weekly no-limit hold'em tournament. That made for a handsome $333,000 prize pool, once more crushing the event's $150K guarantee. The top 45 finishers would divide that cabbage, with a nifty $64,435.50 awaiting the player managing to end the night with all the chips.

Among those representing Team PokerStars, brand new member Ana Marquez of Team PokerStars Spain made an early exit in 241st. (Click here for a video introduction to Ana.) Angel Guillen of Team PokerStars Mexico went out in 139th, Grayson "spacegravy" Physioc of Team Online was eliminated in 83rd, and George "gkap13" Kapalas (challenging to join Team PokerStars Greece) was knocked out in 79th.

After five-and-a-half hours of play just 46 players remained, with dzlup, shuriken555, and Bassysaffari at the top of the counts. Near the bottom was simon1471 with just over 22,000 -- about 16 big blinds -- when Chris "Moorman1" Moorman open-shoved from the small blind. simon1471 called with A♣Q♣, well ahead of Moorman's Q♥7♠. But the flop brought a seven, and when the turn and river failed to save him, simon1471 was out one spot shy of the cash.

A half-hour later they were down to 27, with Crazy Elior out in front with just over 200,000, Moorman1 having pushed up into second with about 155,000, and dzlup in third with a little more than 147,000.

It would take another 20 minutes for another nine to fall, and with 18 remaining Crazy Elior was still in first with about 267,000, with Moorman1, dzlup, Ansgar2000, and MILF ISLAND the only others with more than 100,000.

Over the next hour the field was cut down to just 10 players, by which point Dishboy_SWE had pushed out in front while dzlup slipped to short-stacked status. Soon dzlup would be all in with Q♦9♠ versus Umbongo52's J♥8♣, but the board brought a couple of jacks, sending dzlup out in 10th for $4,995.

The final table was set.

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Seat 1: Bassysaffari -- 281,672
Seat 2: Crazy Elior -- 208,626
Seat 3: moneyMiker11 -- 295,920
Seat 4: Moorman1 -- 93,498
Seat 5: Umbongo52 -- 94,077
Seat 6: Dishboy_SWE -- 334,630
Seat 7: MILF ISLAND -- 111,134
Seat 8: PLO UFO -- 110,898
Seat 9: apalma2156 -- 134,545

It would take a full hour before the first final table elimination would come. And in fact, it would be moneyMiker11 -- second in chips to start the final table -- who'd be the first to depart.

By then moneyMiker11's stack had dwindled to under 60,000. With the blinds 2,000/4,000, Crazy Elior opened for 8,009 from under the gun and moneyMiker11 pushed all in for 58,819 from one seat over. It folded to MILF ISLAND who then reraised all in over the top, forcing all out including Crazy Elior.

moneyMiker11 showed J♥J♠, but MILF ISLAND had Q♣Q♥, and after the board ran out 8♣4♥7♠7♥6♦, moneyMiker11 was done.

It would take another 25 minutes for the next to depart. With the blinds 2,400/4,800, Umbongo52 open-pushed from the button for 62,442 and got one caller in MILF ISLAND from the big blind. Umbongo52 had A♥3♥, and once again MILF ISLAND had picked up Q♠Q♥. The board came 3♣5♥4♦5♠6♣, meaning MILF ISLAND's queens and fives were best, and Umbongo52 hit the rail in eighth.

Meanwhile, Chris "Moorman1" Moorman, short to start the final table, managed to survive a couple of all-ins and chipped all of the way up over 350,000, second behind MILF ISLAND's stack of 560,000-plus.

The blinds had moved to 3,200/6,400 when Moorman opened for 16,000 from the cutoff, then Dishboy_SWE pushed all in for 80,699 from the button. The blinds got out, and Moorman called, turning over Q♥8♥. That put him well behind Dishboy_SWE's K♦K♠, but when the board came 2♥5♥2♣7♠J♥ Moorman had made a heart flush and Dishboy_SWE was out.


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Soon after a short-stacked apalma2156 open-shoved for 64,572 from UTG, then Bassysaffari, sitting to apalma2156's left, reraised all in for 190,489. All folded, apalma2156 showed Q♣Q♦ and Bassysaffari A♦T♣. The flop brought an ace -- coming 4♠9♥A♥ -- and apalma2156 was suddenly down to a couple of outs. The turn was the 2♦ and river the 7♠, and they were down to five.

Play continued, and soon Moorman's final table run would come to an end. They'd moved to Level 33, where the blinds were 4,000/8,000, and Bassysaffari opened from the button for the minimum of 16,000. It folded to Moorman1 in the big blind who'd slipped back to 150,362, and he pushed it all in with a reraise. Bassysaffari called, showing A♣4♠ to Moorman's T♣T♥.

The flop came 2♣A♥Q♣, putting Bassysaffari out in front, and after the Q♦ turn and 8♦ river Moorman had been knocked out in fifth.

Then, just before the nine-hour break, came the next elimination. This time PLO UFO opened with a min-raise to 16,000 from the button, then Bassysaffari reraised to 39,222 from the small blind. It folded back to PLO UFO who jammed for 292,338 and Bassysaffari called. PLO UFO had A♠6♠ and needed help versus Bassysaffari's A♥J♦. But the board came 5♣5♦T♥2♣J♠, and PLO UFO was gone in fourth.

The remaining three made it to the break, with Bassysaffari now out in front with 736,475, MILF ISLAND next with 633,835, and Crazy Elior third with 294,690.

In the first hand back, Bassysaffari folded the button, then Crazy Elior raised to 18,555 from the small blind. MILF ISLAND called from the BB, and the pair saw the flop come Q♦6♣5♦. Crazy Elior led for 21,555, MILF ISLAND made it 55,225, Crazy Elior reraised again to 117,855, MILF ISLAND pushed it to 599,999, and Crazy Elior called with the 157,280 he had left.

Crazy Elior showed J♦6♦ for middle pair and a flush draw, while MILF ISLAND had flopped a set with 5♥5♠. The turn was the T♠ and river the 6♥, giving MILF ISLAND a full house and sending Crazy Elior out in third.


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Heads-up play began with MILF ISLAND enjoying the edge with 929,525 to Bassysaffari's 735,475. The pair would ultimately battle for 97 hands -- nearly half an hour -- during which time MILF ISLAND would gradually inch further ahead until finally building up over 1.3 million to Bassysaffari's 357,100. Then came the final hand.

The blinds were 5,000/10,000 when MILF ISLAND raised to 20,000 from the small blind/button and Bassysaffari called. The flop came J♠4♥2♥. Bassysaffari checked, and MILF ISLAND bet 23,450. Bassysaffari check-raised to 52,000, prompting a big reraise to 999,999 from MILF ISLAND. Bassysaffari called with the 283,850 he had left, showing Q♠J♦ for top pair. MILF ISLAND had 6♥3♥ for flush and gutshot straight draws.

Then came the turn and river -- 3♦ and 3♠ -- giving MILF ISLAND runner-runner trips... and all of the chips!


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Congratulations to MILF ISLAND for taking down this week's Super Tuesday and a more than $64K score!

Super Tuesday results for 8/30/11:

1st: MILF ISLAND ($64,435.50)
2nd: Bassysaffari ($48,285)
3rd: Crazy Elior ($36,630)
4th: PLO UFO ($27,472.50)
5th: Moorman1 ($18,981)
6th: apalma2156 ($14,652)
7th: Dishboy_SWE ($11,322)
8th: Umbongo52 ($7,992)
9th: moneyMiker11 ($5,827.50)

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Martin Harris
@hardboiledpoker in Super Tuesday